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How can I check which CPU chipset do I have?

First you'll need to find your device's Model Number. You can find this in Settings > About Device, under the field Model Number. It may look something like: SM-G930F. If your device is in a state ...
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No "Encrypt Phone" option on Android 7.0 Samsung Galaxy S7

Thanks to Samsung non standard implementation, OP couldn't factory-reset and encrypt before selling. They couldn't : Check if the device was encrypted Locate the option for encryption Steps advised :...
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How do I verify my firmware is legitimate?

IMO, your firmware is original, because it Received OTA - most clinching reason ( see edit for details) Knox isn't tripped Firmware number matches For Samsung phones, there is a handy app that ...
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Force Samsung s7 to bypass Pattern Lock and use Pin

The first answer is 'No' as one can use only one type of screen passcode and you are using 'Pattern Lock' so it replaces your 'PIN lock' which you enabled last time. As I'm not sure of security ...
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How to add desktop shortcut for URL, ignoring web app manifest?

To bypass any site's web app manifest Copy the following code JavaScriptx:<!-- NOTE: JavaScriptx is NOT A TYPO!!! --> if (meta=document.querySelector('meta[name="mobile-web-app-capable&...
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S7 Edge RAM usage is extremely high, why?

I'd say that is absolutely normal. Because: What benefit would you have if your RAM is empty? You have RAM to be used for caching and hibernating apps. Unused RAM is useless. :-) Do you experience ...
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Disable notification spam at end of do not disturb schedule

It seems like an Oreo issue as documented here: https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/26/feature-bug-oreo-dnd-turns-off-get-barraged-sounds-vibrations-pending-received-notifications/ It was resolved ...
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How to find the screen-size-in-points of a Samsung Galaxy S7

After some more research, I found my answer: 360 x 640, which are the same dimensions as the Galaxy S6, which are the same dimensions as the few preceding Galaxy S models. But I still don't know ...
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How to transfer a few text messages from one phone to another

SMS backup and restore has Option to select which text conversations to backup or restore Though it is manual and not by date . This should be fine in your case as you don't have too many On the ...
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How can I verify my phone's Bootloader, OS, and ROM haven't been tampered with?

There are a few indicators of modified/unmodified devices, depending on what was modified and how. Depending on the manufacturer and model, some of these indicators are not available. These should ...
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Can I remove FRP with Heimdall/Odin?

The answer to your question is no. Without a Samsung Engineering firmware load that has adb and USB debugging enabled in the setup wizard this is not possible, and I have never seen one leaked out ...
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How do I change the Battery Percentage that corresponds to a Voltage in Android

Let's look at the challenges you would face in achieving correct reading, rooting is not a magic key that let's you do everything easily: The battery capacity (mAh) is coded in two places - the ROM ...
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Wallpaper automatically blurring after a while

I personally don't have this issue, but this is how I solved a friend's phone with this problem: On your phone, go to Google Play and install the app Muzei Once installed, tap the open button in the ...
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How to find the screen-size-in-points of a Samsung Galaxy S7

The metric 360 x 640 is in dp (device-independent pixels) and it is the dimension of the viewport at a 1x base size. This is not the same as the resolution, or physical pixel size. This is because the ...
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How can I check which CPU chipset do I have?

Please install CPU-Z from Play Store. I had similar problem with my Samsung Galaxy NOTE4 N910C. Link -> CPU-Z
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How can I check which CPU chipset do I have?

The U.S. variant of the mobile phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, while Samsung's own Exynos 8 processor powers the international iteration of the phone. http://www.techtimes....
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Opening links within apps causes bad switch to Chrome in Nougat

Try updating your "Android System WebView" application. It may be happening because of the confusion to an app of choosing which web view app or you can say service to use... I have CyanogenMod 14.1 ...
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Can Google Daydream View function as a Cardboard for unsupported phones?

Surprised this hasn't been answered - but yes, Cardboard is just to hold your phone and have basic lenses to view the split screen. Daydream VR is a superset of that functionality, so Cardboard apps ...
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Does Whatsapp require verification after Factory Reset?

Yes it will require verification, and you will need to be able to receive a text to verify your number with WhatsApp. If your device/carrier has the ability to send/receive texts over wifi, that may ...
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Keep Apps on SD card

Let me tell you a bit about the Android system. When an app is updated, the developer may not merely add files to its directories, but may also delete/modify existing ones. Android system is such that,...
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Select my own ringtone on Samsung s7 but only Sound picker is available

All you have to do, is clear defaults for the sound picker app. To do so, go to settings → application manager (apps) → in the three dots menu, select "show system apps" → sound picker &...
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Google calendar force closing after OTA update (SM-G930A)

Ended-up flashing the old firmware (links on xda) and redoing the OTA upgrade. Worked fine this time, which makes me think the first OTA file was munged. Doesn't AT&The have any error-checking ...
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Samsung S7 speaker phone not working + echo in call

I got exactly the same problem with my Phone(Oneplus 5). I've tried a lot of things software side but nothing helped. Due to my work, my phone was exposed to flour and I got flour in every opening of ...
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Deeper Reset than Factory?

Virgin mobile is a proprietary prepaid Samsung Touchwiz Android repack - So that portion of the rom is not configurable. What I would do is reflash the phone to North American Unlocked S7. here's an ...
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Can I access the Memo data without rooting?

I have the same desire to backup all my Samsung Memo data in plain text on my computer. I also used Samsung Smart Switch (using default settings) to transfer the information to my computer, then found ...
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Samsung Galaxy timeout changes to "parentheses" (or zero)

Following @wbogacz's lead, I went to Settings --> Apps --> Special Access --> Change system Settings. I discovered that Avast Battery Saver had control over the timeout, so I revoked that ...
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Galaxy S7: Difference between various European versions

What you see are different versions of the exact same phone. The non-french versions are import phones (it says it in their title). With literally any european/international phone, the only ...
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Nougat - Remove Google Account

Thanks for the reply. I tried those instructions before but there is no Personal option. I did find it though. For anyone interested, it's Settings > Cloud and Accounts > Accounts > Google > Tap ...
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Screen rotation lock won't work for landscape mode

Modified from one of my previous answers: Use apps like Ultimate Rotation Control - with proper settings, it seamlessly integrates with system rotation toggle, and on top of that you can enable/...
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Record video in QHD then reduce to FHD is the same thing of record in FHD

Quad HD recording is superior to full HD as you can see from table Source But if Google photos is reducing it Full HD, then the quality will be superior to that of a video recorded in Full HD and ...
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