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Micro USB cables that only charge but no data, no mounting etc (Samsung Galaxy S)

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 ...
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How to flash a custom recovery with heimdall (without touching the main system)?

One effective way with Heimdall is to just run sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY twrp.img Worked for me on an S3 AT&T Then when phone reboots, go into recovery via adb reboot recovery
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My WinXP Pro Doesn't See Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 uses MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) which is not natively supported in Windows XP. You need to install Microsoft's Media Transfer Protocol Porting Kit to enable Windows XP to use MPT.
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Cannot use WhatsApp in Gingerbread anymore

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 ...
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Can you restart the launcher apart from restarting the phone?

10 years later... The first step is to find the name of your current launcher a.k.a. "Home app". Unless you switched away from the one provided by default, you probably don't know that. The ...
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In my Samsung Galaxy S under Settings - Status - Phone number is says 'unknown': Why?

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 ...
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How to disable startup and shutdown sound on Samsung Galaxy S?

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 ...
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If I flash a custom recovery img, will I be able to boot the normal old system?

I just tried this, going from TWRP and LineageOS flashing the Replicant Bootloader. First of all you will have to flash it using the command from the replicant guides: https://redmine.replicant.us/...
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Is there any way to sync my Outlook calendar to my Samsung Galaxy S without Kies?

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 ...
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How to access the Emoji keybaord on a new Samsung Galaxy S22+?

It is pretty hidden, but this is the solution: When the keyboard is open, press long on the comma (',') button to the left of the space bar. Then, you'll have the option to choose different keys, one ...
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How to set custom text notification sounds with a Samsung Galaxy S22?

Turns out what I was missing is that the format of the file must be MP3. Mine were .wav files which worked on the older OS but not in the newer OS.
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Samsung s5 mini - delock cable mouse / keyboard not working

OTG needs to be supported at the kernel level and you device does not appear to have that with stock kernel as you can see from cursory Google search. Samsung S5 mini supports Gamepad through OTG? ...
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How to go through initial setup of Samsung Galaxy S23 without using Wi-Fi or SIM card with data

Well, if it's not letting you, then you probably can not. As part of the initialisation, it does updates and disables features on your phone that are not allowed in your country. There may be other ...
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Get full log of a whole day from Android

Android does not create persistent logs. I assume because at the time Android was developed flash memory was small, expensive and the problem of flash were out because of too many writes lead to the ...
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Can anyone tell me what this icon is?

This is a notification icon from Boom Beach game from SuperCell You can pull down the notification bar to see what the game is saying to you.
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Exclamation mark in red box on top of the screen with white lines on both sides

Your 'Switch-Access' in accessibility is activated. Go into settings and deactivate it & the red box with an exclamation mark will go away. I dont know off hand exactly where in settings they are ...
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Why am I getting an SSL error on my captive portal?

After a ton of digging, I finally figured it out. First - a quick recap: The captive portal's job is to intercept any requests to the internet, and redirect it to the captive portal's login page. ...
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How to copy Unity Game (SpaceFlight Simulator) from Galaxy S6 Edge to S9?

Summarizing from the comments on the question: Helium does do the job if the actions are performed correctly: Backing up the app on the source device on the target device, copy the folder to the ...
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How can i fix the pop up spam of Unfortunately,GPS speed has stopped working

These kind of malwares are sticky! You can remove them in 2 ways. First by flashing the phone ROM and secondly by manually removing them from the phone memory. The first method requires you to ...
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Is the wifi hotspot feature available on newer android phones?

Almost all phones support this fundamental feature nowadays, so much that it's no longer on marketing materials. I use the feature exclusively on some of my phones - I have data SIMs in them and carry ...
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How do I get OTA from I got last update np. Had no idea my s5active even had custom rom yesterday update failed "kernel" in red locked me out.

The thing is AT&T's S5 Active doesn't have Marshmallow available yet, at least as far as my investigation goes. The best thing you can do is back things up, use Odin to reflash phone (to clean up ...
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How can I get past somebody's password lock screen without them knowing?

No theres no actual way of doing it unless you perform a factory reset from recovery mode which would be completely usless if you wanted to see things that shes got on there. Unless she has it all on ...
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Cant enter recovery mode Galaxy Tab S 8.4

I had the same exact problem. I flashed a Marshmallow ROM from KitKat, not realizing I had to update the bootloader to Lollipop. I got stuck and couldn't get past the boot screen and when I used pwr+...
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will i lose my photos, voice recordings, videos and notes if i reset my samsung galaxy s1

Depends if you have used memory card and saved it there, in which case they are safe and won't be deleted. it could be the reason why Ramzy Shah didn't lose his data, if he had external memory to save ...
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My phone galaxy GT-I9003 is stuck in flight mode and not able to detect Sim card.

Run this on adb. This will toggle Airplane Mode. adb shell am start -a android.settings.AIRPLANE_MODE_SETTINGS adb shell input keyevent 19 ; sleep 0.1; adb shell input keyevent 23; sleep 0.3; adb ...
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Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have - specifically Samsung Galaxy S?

How does RAM on Android work? First, we need to understand a bit about how RAM works on Android. If you are familiar with Windows computers, you will understand that more and more RAM is usually ...
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Is it possible to temporarily disable the screen timeout?

LineageOS features a preinstalled FOSS app Caffeine (that can also be installed to any other Android), that will present you a way to turn off the timeout for some time or indefinitely with a button ...
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In my Samsung Galaxy S under Settings - Status - Phone number is says 'unknown': Why?

To edit your SIM-Card content (including own number), open phone dialer and input the code ∗#∗#4636#∗#∗ and then go to "Phone information" -> ⋮ (menu) "View SIM address book" and change there the ...
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