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)
Attributes: 5 (...
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).
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 ...
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,...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
As you've got your device with a contract, this added a special barrier to updates. Short explanation how that goes:
Google (or rather the AOSP, Android Open Source Project) releases a new Android version. This is usually immediately available to Nexus devices -- but...
Device manufacturers need to adapt it to their hardware (drivers etc.) and, in many ...
The message is basically telling you that you don't have the correct bootloader version on your device; specifically, you most likely have an older ICS bootloader rather than the Jelly Bean one. You can read a bit about this on CyanogenMod's Google+ page, and the CM Wiki page for the S3 succinctly notes:
Going forward, CM10.1 is no longer compatible with ...
Just tested this on my phone and my gmail, and it seems to work. I'm running 4.4 with the stock Contacts app on my phone.
On your phone, in the Contacts app: menu button -> import/export contacts
Choose export to storage and it will create a .vcf file to /storage/emulated/0/ which is the root folder for storage
Transfer this file via email, or usb to a ...
This is usually caused by a wrong/corrupted/replaced /efs/nv_data.bin.
If you have a backup of /efs
It is likely, that some ROM installer created one for you.
If you have a backup of the /efs folder on your SD-Card then it's safe to simply copy the files from the backup to /efs:
adb shell # open a shell
su # become root
I had the same issue and recently found a perfect solution by accident. While viewing the playlist that contains the song you wish to use as a ringtone (on the apollo media player),a longpress on the song you want to use will give you a list of options; among that list will be "use as ringtone". Simply select, and enjoy your new ringtone! This only works for ...
I just went through the same issue.
Definitely solved now.
At first I had a very bad connection speed even on H+ or 3G. On spotify app the "bad connection" problem turned to "no connection" so I decided to investigate.
The problem was my network AP which was configured over "WAP" which is not a real full featured Internet connection.
So I had to switch to ...
Sorry to disagree with the other answers, but those assumptions are simply wrong:
To be compliant with Battery Charging Spec. or any other comparable charging mechanism, the data lines require certain voltages or a shortcut (e.g. BC with <200 Ohms) to identify the charger type, i.e. the charger provides that signals - hence the data lines are required ...
You could use:
'GravityBox' Xposed module (available separately for Lollipop, Kitkat and Jelly Bean) that has an option for exactly that
(Under Power tweaks -> Battery Charge sound tick).
Or an even more dedicated module Disable Battery Full Alert module.
For information on how to install 'xposed' modules, view a similar stack exchange post.
As "ART" versus "Dalvik" is a setting the user can switch, a factory-reset should restore its previous (default) state – in this case, revert it to "Dalvik". Reportedly, the following steps solved the issue in this case:
Complete wipe, including Dalvik Cache and data (can be done from recovery-mode, and is equivalent to a factory-reset)
Re-flashing the ROM (...
I think that there is another element to this - but I have not determined what it is - There is one magnet in the front of the flip cover lets the device know that the cover is open or shut - but it will not work unless the case back is attached to the phone - and there are some contacts in the back cover of the flip case that connect to the phone - I cannot ...
Have you tried a 3rd-party app like Smart Rotator?
Are you tired of switching auto-rotate setting back and forth? This
tool can help you auto switching it.
You can set auto-rorate/portrait/landscape setting for each app, when
you open those apps, it will help you set screen orientation to auto,
portrait, landscape automatically.
After waiting a couple of days and not finding any answers, I restarted the device. It booted to a screen saying
Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again.
I tried using recovery mode in Kies, but Kies gave me an error message saying that the device is not supported. However, I noticed that the text in the ...
Yes, officially they said they won't support android 2.1 and 2.2, but since the last update only devices with Android 4.0 and above are supported.
Try installing 2.16.259 over 2.16.225:
Download APKs for WhatsApp version 2.16.225 and 2.16.259.
Install 225 first, don't open it
Reboot the phone
But soon or later these versions will be dropped as ...
In this post at Android Central, the suggestion is:
Open a root explorer, go to /system/media/audio/ui
Rename PowerOn.ogg to PowerOn.ogg.disabled, PowerOff.ogg to PowerOff.ogg.disabled
This requires root.
This seems promising, but in my HTC E9 phone (Android 5) these files don't exist :(
The easiest way to do this is to insert the sim into an iPhone, go to Settings > Phone > My Number. Here you can set your phone number and save it.
Now if you insert the sim in an android phone, you will be able to see your number.
I have followed the Exact steps from Link :
Samsung mobile MTP Device cannot be installed
Here are steps : (for Windows specific instructions):
Ensure phone is not connected to PC.
Uninstall KIES from PC. Reboot your PC and Reinstall KIES after that. Just for great measure... open KIES, go to Tools | Troubleshoot connection ...
You can do this using the native Exchange app on your device. On my Galaxy S5 using Android 6.0, it's in Settings -> Account -> Accounts -> Microsoft Exchange Active Sync -> then I tap on the specific Outlook account I'm trying to sync.
Below is a screenshot of what it looks like on that next page. When I had this exact same problem, I found that "Sync ...
On recent versions of Android (since 4.3, at least) you have to set a password as your device unlock method. If you have a pin or pattern unlock configured, it seems that there is no way to access VPNs. Dumb, but it is what it is.
Just go to settings > security > screen lock, and choose password.
For anyone else who struggled with not detecting their phone. Here's what happend to me: First I was trying to uninstall the automatic portable device that windows adds when I plug in my galaxy s3. That was silly seems if you manually install the driver it will pick up. I had to go to right click my computer -> Manage -> Device Manager - > Action -> Add ...