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Old July 13th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #101 (permalink)
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you can appearntly disable the shutter sound (If you are rooted)
rename the shutter sound ogg file in /system/media/audio/ui. Rename it to .ogg.bak and it should stop the noise.

where do i find system in my phone( only had it for two days)

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you can appearntly disable the shutter sound (If you are rooted)
rename the shutter sound ogg file in /system/media/audio/ui. Rename it to .ogg.bak and it should stop the noise.

where do i find system in my phone( only had it for two days)

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There is no shutter sound in silent mode on 2.3.4
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2,3,4 i dont understand?
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http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2/372325-galaxy-s2-2-3-4-whos-got-2.html
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how can you tell?
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dude....i dont want to sound rude but do some more reading, every answer to all your questions is in this forum. grab a coffee, get comfy and fill that brain up!

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https://market.android.com/details?id=com.electricsheep.asi&feature=search_re sult
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how can you tell?
That wasnt aimed at me was it?
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If you update to Firmware KF3, then there is no shutter noise in silent mode.
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hello guys, i apologize if this question is outside the topic of the thread. i just got an unlocked s2, and is annoyed by the battery drain and the phone heat. i have been reading about freezing apps, and that this will help the battery life? However, this is my first time to use a droid as ive been using a nokia phone and an iphone 3g, but not jailbroken.

i would like to ask for your help:

1. is rooting necessary for freezing bloatware?
2. will freezing help prolong battery life?
3. will freezing alleviate heating issues on the phone?

guys, thanks in advance for your help in advance. appreciate the help as i am not really tech savvy.
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hello guys, i apologize if this question is outside the topic of the thread.
answers = Galaxy S2 - All Things Root - Android Forums
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Long press on the menu key will bring up the search function.

Press the home key and power button together to take a screen shot.

Does this really work? Do I need to need to install a specific app or is this specific to the Samsung Galaxy S2 phone ONLY?

Thanks for any feedback.
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I'm afraid it is specific to the GS2 so won't work on your HTC.
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[QUOTE=fjumayao;2958933]Does this really work? Do I need to need to install a specific app or is this specific to the Samsung Galaxy S2 phone ONLY?



Try it. It works without having to root your S II.
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Double pressing the home button opens up Voice Talk.
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any way of customizing the double home button function? (rooted)
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edit: Damn I just realised, this has already been posted. 1973 didnt turn up in the search results for this thread though, odd!


The call volume through the headset on the S2 is notoriously quiet, the following will help increase the volume through the headset.

note: Use the menu key->Key input to enter values

1. Open the dialler
2. Dial *#*#197328640#*#*
3. Navigate through the following menus:
(5) Audio
(1) Voice call
(2) Headset
(1) Volume
(1) SRC Speech RX Volume
4. Enter 5100. This sets the maximum level (5) to the maximum volume (100).
5. Use the menu key, and select back six times to navigate back to the dialler.

The headset volume setting is now set to the maximum when the volume toggle switch is set to the maximum.

Note: When the phone is reset or powered off, the firmware will reset these settings back to the default, so you will have to go through this procedure again.

Hope it helps!
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 03:45 AM   #118 (permalink)
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Folks, I may have found something & appreciate if other could try this out to confirm or deny!

When I am in the Idle (wish they had a better name for that BTW..) I have 7 pages currently. If I am on page, 1, 2 , 5 , 6, 7 AND I press the home button hold for a smaller duration it jumps to page 4 of the idle screens - like a home page - home page.

The hold is longer than a quick click but not long enough to bring up the recent/Task manager popup. See how you go.

ps. I have SGS2, Optus Aust. 2.3.3.
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im not sure wat u mean by Idle screens. if u mean the homescreens, then.. for me, no matter which page im on, when i press the home button, i get taken to page 1, the first homescreen
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*Pinch on homescreen to get homescreens overview, from there you can either skip to a particular homscreen or bin ones you don't need, that way you will have less homescreen dot markers.
If you do delete one of the homescreens, how do you add them back?

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There is a plus button in one of the frames in the pinch view, press that.
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There is a plus button in one of the frames in the pinch view, press that.
Thanks mate - I was too afraid to remove any of the screens until I knew it was possible to get them back
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HAHAHAHA. gold! took me a few days to acknowledge the phone function too...
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The call volume thing doesn't work for me, says "CAUTION Menu being blocked"
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sorry if this has been asked before but can you have a different wallpaper for each home screen
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sorry if this has been asked before but can you have a different wallpaper for each home screen

Yes. Use MULTIPICTURE LIVE WALLPAPER. You can configure each screen settings. FYI: Employ a 480 x 800 pixels picture for best results.
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Yes. Use MULTIPICTURE LIVE WALLPAPER. You can configure each screen settings. FYI: Employ a 480 x 800 pixels picture for best results.

may i know how can this be done ?
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Folks, I may have found something & appreciate if other could try this out to confirm or deny!

When I am in the Idle (wish they had a better name for that BTW..) I have 7 pages currently. If I am on page, 1, 2 , 5 , 6, 7 AND I press the home button hold for a smaller duration it jumps to page 4 of the idle screens - like a home page - home page.

The hold is longer than a quick click but not long enough to bring up the recent/Task manager popup. See how you go.

ps. I have SGS2, Optus Aust. 2.3.3.
I just tried this with my new (1 day old) SGS2 on 2.3.3
I am on Voda though.

I actually get a Recent apps window with the option of going to Task Manager button in the bottom as well .... now that's cool
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And just to show it
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If you would like to speed up the GPS lock and connection time on the Galaxy SII...

Try this...

Settings > Location and security > ensure the the 3 boxes under My location are ticked.

Now download and install, free from the Market, GPS Status.

Remove the sim card from your phone and reboot it.

Open GPS Status (preferably outdoors with a clear view of the sky) and select Menu > Tools > Manage A-GPS state > Reset

Now select Menu > Tools > Manage A-GPS state > Download

Now just leave it for as long as it takes to get a solid lock on at least 6 Sat's (preferably more... 9->11 would be good). This can take 20 min's or more but be patient,

When you have achieved this then select GPS Status Menu > Settings > GPS & Sensors > Auto-download AGPS data > choose how often you would like the data to be updated (1 hour -> 3 days... I have mine set for 6 hours) > tick the 3 boxes (GPS required/Lock to GPS speed/Filter the GPS speed, if required) and choose your Sensor filtering.

Now power off your phone and replace Sim card and reboot.

N.B. Please ensure you have no Task Managers or anything that will close or interfere with this app.

Once rebooted you should find an improvement in accuracy and speed of your GPS.

Hope this helps you.
I'm trying this on my girlfriends sgs2 at the moment. In a week it has only ever locked on once, then an hour later it couldn't lock on within 15 minutes and we had got where we were going. If this doesn't work it's going back to the orange shop tomorrow for exchange.

For comparison, my nokia N8 will get a lock in under 10s every time, even if I haven't used it for a few weeks.
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Kiss Silencing the phone.

Tap the PHONE button to open keypad, Tap and HOLD #
Or Press power button and select Silent Mode.


I never knew that,(I only had phone 24 hrs.lol) so thanks to whoever gave the link for the SGS2 Instruction manual

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edit: Damn I just realised, this has already been posted. 1973 didnt turn up in the search results for this thread though, odd!


The call volume through the headset on the S2 is notoriously quiet, the following will help increase the volume through the headset.

note: Use the menu key->Key input to enter values

1. Open the dialler
2. Dial *#*#197328640#*#*
3. Navigate through the following menus:
(5) Audio
(1) Voice call
(2) Headset
(1) Volume
(1) SRC Speech RX Volume
4. Enter 5100. This sets the maximum level (5) to the maximum volume (100).
5. Use the menu key, and select back six times to navigate back to the dialler.

The headset volume setting is now set to the maximum when the volume toggle switch is set to the maximum.

Note: When the phone is reset or powered off, the firmware will reset these settings back to the default, so you will have to go through this procedure again.

Hope it helps!
Is there any way to make this permanent?
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Also to silence the phone - if in settings you go to sound - vibration and set this to never you can silence the phone from the sound icon in the notification bar
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may i know how can this be done ?

Download and install the Multipicture Live Wallpaper from the Market.

Long hold on the wallpaper that you have now.

Select Live Wallpaper

Choose Multipicture Live Wallpaper from among your phone's list of live wallpapers.

Click Settings, then start configuring how you want it to look!
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Is there any way to make this permanent?
Sadly no, it is a pain having to do this with every reboot
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pinching the home screen lets you edit the main screen,....but ive noticed swiping UP also gets you there.
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pinching the home screen lets you edit the main screen,....but ive noticed swiping UP also gets you there.
2.3.4 here... swiping up does nothing for me.
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My bad, ive got GOlauncher theme on.its a feature on that, not on stock.
ive had it on for so long i thought it was the original lolz.
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It this worth adding to official tips?...

I have noticed that with a gel case on the wifi signal is 5dB better. Also, probably due to the antenna being in the base, holding the phone by the base in the palm of your hand reduces wifi signal by 10dB compared to holding the phone by fingertips in the middle!
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Go into settings and then about phone.
Now, spam the android version tab to get an Easter egg.
Zombies are cool!
Remember that persistence is the key.




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what does tv catchup mean and wht is it used for?
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what does touchwiz app drawer mean?
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Found something very interesting!

If you pinch out on the TouchWiz app drawer, it'll zoom out.

(A bit like it does when you pinch out on the home/idle screens)
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app drawer is the applications page (wat opens when u press Applications on ur homescreen)
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You can save on wifi eating up your battery by specifying a Sleep Mode policy.

Menu > Settings > Wireless and network > WiFi settings > Menu > Advanced > WiFi Sleep policy

Here you can select when to turn off wifi temporarily:
1. When screen turns off
2. Never when plugged in
3. Never

I set it to 2, so it will turn off when the screen automatically switches off (unless your charging or on USB)
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If you are having lots of problems with Force Closes and cant get to any menus because of it. You can reboot in safe mode and then tackle the problem. Power off the phone. Power on the phone and when you see the Splash screen (SGS2 Logo) hit menu fast repeatedly until you get to the home screen. If it worked you will see safe mode in the bottom left corner. To exit safe mode just reboot normally.
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If you would like to speed up the GPS lock and connection time on the Galaxy SII...

Try this...

Settings > Location and security > ensure the the 3 boxes under My location are ticked.

Now download and install, free from the Market, GPS Status.

Remove the sim card from your phone and reboot it.

Open GPS Status (preferably outdoors with a clear view of the sky) and select Menu > Tools > Manage A-GPS state > Reset

Now select Menu > Tools > Manage A-GPS state > Download

Now just leave it for as long as it takes to get a solid lock on at least 6 Sat's (preferably more... 9->11 would be good). This can take 20 min's or more but be patient,

When you have achieved this then select GPS Status Menu > Settings > GPS & Sensors > Auto-download AGPS data > choose how often you would like the data to be updated (1 hour -> 3 days... I have mine set for 6 hours) > tick the 3 boxes (GPS required/Lock to GPS speed/Filter the GPS speed, if required) and choose your Sensor filtering.

Now power off your phone and replace Sim card and reboot.

N.B. Please ensure you have no Task Managers or anything that will close or interfere with this app.

Once rebooted you should find an improvement in accuracy and speed of your GPS.

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You can also download Faster fix, free from the Market. Just select your location (sometimes, as in my case, a different location to the obvious one, works better) and your fix time should improve.

I first ran it with GPS disabled on the phone and relied on WiFi for my initial fix before switching GPS back on. My fix time now is around 7-10 sec's.

Hope this helps you.
Hi I tried this but I couldn't work out how to do step 5 (Now select Menu > Tools > Manage A-GPS state > Download) without a SIM card or data connection.

Have you missed a step?

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Above is correct. It workedfor me. It probaby downloads over gps as do all dedicated sat navs

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Not your wallpaper but the image on the lockscreen. (ie, the orange hyperspace image)
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