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OK. I found the correct combination. It seems that the recovery distributed with Cyanogenmod 10 M2 for galaxysmtd is really picky about the hardware buttons. Here's how you can boot to recovery: Start with Galaxy S powered off Press and hold Volume up + Home Press and hold Power button Wait for (factory default) Galaxy S GT-I9000 boot display to show up ...


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Broadly speaking, if you have a "USB" cable that only connects pins 1 & 4 then you will get power and no data (Best Buy was selling cables like that as Universal USB Charging Cables a while back, not sure if they still do). Likewise, if you have a cable with only 2 & 3, you will get data but no power. If you're curious, here's a Wikipedia page with ...


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When adb shows devices as ???????????? it's usually a permission problem and the usb device file. Your udev rules doesn't seem right. Make sure that you have udev configured to something like this: SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666" Where 04e8 is Samsung's USB Vendor ID. Under Linux there is also an adb_usb.ini from the SDK where you ...


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You most probably have an unpartitioned sdcard, clockworkmod however assumes that is partitioned and wants to mount the first partition (/dev/block/mmcblk0p1). You can fix this by repartitioning your sdcard so that it has a mountable fat-formatted first volume and then retry. If you don't mind using the commandline, boot to recovery and connect via adb ...


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It depends on your PIT partition file. Before you do anything using heimdall, print the partition table of your phone. sudo heimdall print-pit The output of the file is the location assigned to each partition. For example on my Galaxy S3, I have something like this: --- Entry #20 --- Binary Type: 0 (AP) Device Type: 2 (MMC) Identifier: 19 Attributes: 5 (...


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Enable USB debugging from settings -> Applications -> Development then connect your phone to a machine that has SuperOneClick installed. Open SuperOneClick, click the root button and...viola :)


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I placed mine in /sdcard/media/audio/ringtones. After that the sound appears in the settings menu. See also: How do I set a custom MP3 as a ringtone for other notifications?


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Try to do the following: Close the Play store. Go to settings Select the apps option Find the Google Play store, and select it Tap "Storage" Select "clear data" Then, try to download your app again.


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It is usually /datadata that gets full on the Galaxy S. Interestingly this partition is not displayed in the Storage Setting Menu. The quirk is that /datadata is mounted on a special very fast flash chip that only provides 170MiB of storage space. While this was enough in the "early days" of Android when the Galaxy S was released, it can easly become tight ...


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This could be a solution, but it's more a hint at the issue: The ZTE Blade suffers with losing it's Wi-Fi connection when it comes back from sleep. Perhaps you have a similar issue? The app Blade Wifi Fix by AA Android available from Google Play Store, fixes it on the Blade, you could give it a try: Some people with the ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco ...


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As devnul3 says, a power-only cable is a USB cable where the data pins are not connected. The main reason they exist is because they can be made ever so slightly cheaper by virtue of only needing 2 connections instead of 4 (and also because you don't need to worry about preserving the quality of the very high frequency signals on the data lines). This said,...


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As sparx said, depending on how you rooted, you can "unroot" with an app if you only rooted your device and did nothing else. If you modified android, by say, removing some bloatware, or flashed another rom on your device, then you will need to use something like Kies, ODIN or Heimdall to flash back the stock ROM. Flashing back the stock ROM can replace ...


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Edit Honestly, I am not 100% sure that this was really a problem related to the kernel. I think that the "problem" could be also caused by the fact that pressing the home key in recovery mode results in a reboot. The correct way to select a recovery item is to press the power button. Original post I had the same issue two days ago. The problem was the ...


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FYI The CyanogenMod 10 is the first update with the code to detect an invalid IMEI. You could already have an invalid IMEI and don't know about it. The issue with an invalid IMEI is that you may have emergency calling problems (inability to do emergency calls). Confirm IMEI Does the IMEI reported match the number under your battery? Dial *#06# and the ...


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If you always wipe the device between ROMs (clear system, boot, cache, etc [not data]), then there should never be any degradation of performance. While flash memory does have a theoretical write limit, you won't make any sort of noticeable dent in the life of the device by constantly switching ROMs to try out new ones. However, if you don't do a full wipe, ...


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If you can connect using adb (usb debugging), you can simply use the command "reboot". If you're rooted and have a terminal emulator installed, "su reboot" will do the same thing. The reboot command will also accept arguments of "recovery" or "bootloader", which will reboot you into the recovery or bootloader respectively.


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I also had a boot loop today, after flashing Semaphore's ClockworkMod Recovery according to these instructions, then trying to boot to recovery mode. What helped me out was the hint at the bottom of that page: to use Replicant's recovery.img instead: heimdall flash --KERNEL recovery.img --no-reboot Update: Note that the hint has now been removed with the ...


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From the XDA Developers Forum, I have implemented this solution successfully on my Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G (with GingerBread.EI22 and also GingerBread.EL30), which has eliminated the "Battery fully charged. Unplug charger" notifications from my phone. The solution offers the following three features: Stops the vibration. Silences the sound. Prevents the ...


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Use the drivers that come with the android SDK. The samsung drivers do not work once CyanogenMod is installed.


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When you do a factory reset/data wipe, it does not put anything back from the stock firmware. When you install a new ROM, doing the reset just puts it in the "new" state for that ROM. To restore back to stock, you will need to download the stock ROM for your device from SamFirmware (or another place if you know of one). Then you can use ODIN or Heimdall to ...


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Sounds like the phone simply froze up. Try taking out the battery, putting it back in, and then press the Power button to start it.


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Go to Settings -> Location and security -> Credential storage -> Set password to change it.


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My Galaxy S Vibrant has 16 GB internal SD storage, and Settings -> SD card and phone storage reports 12.78 GB. I would assume the ~3 GB difference is due to the reported size being actually in GiB, not GB, and partitioning (the internal data partition is 1.84 GiB as reported by Titanium Backup) and formatting. The numbers work out, anyways. Given that ...


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Sometimes the culprit is much easier to solve: If accessing secured websites (https:) via the browser fails as well, make sure your date/time settings are correct -- otherwise certificates will fail. Best explained using an example: Say, today the date is May 28th 2013 -- but your device's date/time is set to January 1st 2010. Now you visit a secure website,...


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The general consensus is there's usually different partitions available: system data cache boot recovery When a guide says to flash "partition" where partition is one of the above, then that implies transferring the contents destined for the partition. The mileage will vary depending on the handset/manufacturer as not all of them actually have implemented ...


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First, you probably cannot update to Android 3.x as that version was only intended for tablets. Second, no Android version is linked to a specific phone. But each phone needs specific adaptions due to different hardware elements used, so each Android version must be adapted to be usable on the device. Third, for "How can I..." and "Where do I find..." and "...


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On these phones, the behaviour you describe can be caused by a corrupted SD card filesystem. The media scanner runs all the time, trying to read the SD card. This problem immediately suggested itself as a possibility as it would be natural to move the same SD card to your new phone, transferring the problem there. That would explain why it started right ...


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It's simple. There are hidden magnets in the front part of the flip cover. These magnets tell the device that S-View Flip Cover is attached. The glass window that is on the cover is conductive, through which you can operate only that much part of the screen leaving the rest of the screen non operable to avoid accidental touch. The idea behind is just like ...


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The small house icon is an indicator that you're connected to a Verizon Network Extender. Click to enlarge source:androidcentral They are primarily used for people that want to have Verizon Wireless service in their house, but there is no or very little network coverage in their area. They purchase the Network Extenders that hook up to their ...


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I don't want to steal from @Martin Sherburn, but this app that he recommended in a comment does the trick for me. It doesn't keep the screen from lighting up, but it does silence the notification.


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