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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #201 (permalink)
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after spending a lot of time to do this. the apps icons reset when i rebooted my phone. how do i fix that?
I don't know, but the same thing is happening to me. It's a new phone, updated to 2.3.6 and I have replaced the 'Messaging' icon with the 'Email' icon in the bottom section of the Home screen. Everytime the phone is switched off (or reboots by itself) the 'Email' icon disappears and leaves the remaining 3 icons only.

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how do u make the useragent stay to desktop for good?
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using the same downward swipe action to drop down the notification bar, will drag the bar back up again i.e. swipe down to drop down the bar, swipe down again in exact same way to collapse the bar to normal state.

saves having to swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and sometimes having to swipe up a few times because you didn't swipe far enough or whatever.
Or you could just tap the top of the notification bar

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I don't know, but the same thing is happening to me. It's a new phone, updated to 2.3.6 and I have replaced the 'Messaging' icon with the 'Email' icon in the bottom section of the Home screen. Everytime the phone is switched off (or reboots by itself) the 'Email' icon disappears and leaves the remaining 3 icons only.
Settings, applications, manage applications, all tab. Then scroll down to whatever launcher you are using and clear data and cache. This will reset your homescreens to default so make a note of where everything is, but the next time you set everything up it should stay put.

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how do u make the useragent stay to desktop for good?
I don't think its possible on the standard stock browser. I have only seen the option on modified stock browsers which come with some custom roms or third party browsers such as dolphin
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You organize your apps into folders and rename the folders by long pressing the "X"/exit button. =)
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Great Tips- For Battery Life. Put your phone Screen timeout under 1 min. It works well. Yes, one more is : Turn on Wireless and other services only when necessary, as they consume more battery.
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Make sure the 'phone' app is closed when not being used, sometimes you back out of it and go back to the homescreen after a call, but it is still running (mainly from homekey use, but not always), this can empty the battery even while being charged.
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Don't know if it's been said but hold on the notification bar far right side will make your phone to the brightest level and as you move towards the left side of the bar it'll decrease the brightness.
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This might be obvious, or not so obvious, but I'm going to post it anyway.

If you have 2-step verification enabled on your Google account, you might have set up an application-specific password for your phone to access your Google account. If ever you get signed out of your phone, like in my case my phone went in for repairs, just turn off 2-step verification on your Google account and sign into your phone with your usual Google password.

PS: I just struggled for three days before figuring this out and I'm sure that I'm not the only one.
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Importing iTunes playlist to your phone:

I had trouble with Kies loading a larger music library, it crashes after loading only a few thousand songs. You can instead make a playlist on iTunes (which can handle huge libraries of music) and load it onto your phone:

1. Create a new folder somewhere on your PC
2. Open the iTunes playlist you want to export
3. Select all the songs in the playlist and drag them to the new folder

This makes copies of all the MP3s in just the playlist without affecting your original media folders or itunes.

Then simply cut and paste from the new folder to an appropriate folder on the phone and you're done.
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In the unfortunate event of getting your phone wet...

1. DO NOT TURN IT ON!.

2. Immediately remove the back cover and battery.

3. Gently, and carefully, dry the components with kitchen paper.

4. Take a plastc (tupperware) container and fill it with dry, uncooked, rice and place your phone in the centre of it.

5. Leave for 2-3 days in a warm place like an airing cupboard.

6. Remove and reassemble. Offer up a prayer and switch on.

Hope this helps.
Should we do it with battery compartment closed or open? Wouldn't it be tricky if some of the rice grains get into the one of the tiny holes in the back of the phone. I would probably do it with the compartment closed.. But then there are other holes in the phone, which I'd be worried about, so better to place it in some kind of fine mesh before putting it in.
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Should we do it with battery compartment closed or open? Wouldn't it be tricky if some of the rice grains get into the one of the tiny holes in the back of the phone. I would probably do it with the compartment closed.. But then there are other holes in the phone, which I'd be worried about, so better to place it in some kind of fine mesh before putting it in.
Cover off, battery out.
You're only placing the phone on top of the rice. You dont have to ram it in and cover it completely with rice.
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this is great guys. i dont have this phone but some of these tricks work on my phone too. appreciate all the updated posts as well.
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hey folks, i have the Otterbox Commuter case and the 2000mah extended battery. we know they don't fit well together, stock. what i did:

took rubber insert, cut the flat back out to make more room for the new the new 'thicker' back cover. if you look at the Neo Hybrid Ex, i cut the back to look similar. in essence, making a 'ring' out of the rubber insert.

works great! and i get to keep my otterbox.

(didn't know which 'tip' section to post in, there's two sections, this one more active)
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I find the Samsung Glaxy S2 ringtones useless - too soft. I have downloaded some of my sounds but they are not appearing on screen to alloate.

I am a very very new newbie - so apologise in advance if some of my questions are DOH-making.
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Put all your ringtones in a folder called RINGTONES

It should then appear as a phone selection when you specify ringtones. The folder can be placed either in the phone memory or external microSD. And the folder can also be a subfolder in a folder called music, or any which way you want to organize your files. Android will pick it up.

Although this might be the wrong place to ask this, since this section is to give tips, not ask for it....
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Advanced steps to take for Kies connection problems

1. Ensure your phone is not in USB debugging mode:
Go to Settings, Applications, Development and make sure USB debugging is switched off.
2. Press the Home Key your GS2 and make sure it is not locked. If it is, unlock it.
3. Plug the USB cable into the PC.
4. Plug the other end into the GS2.
5a. Pre KH3: You will now see a picture of a USB connector entitled MTP Application, with a message on the bottom saying Connected Press home key to quit Samsung Kies.
5b. KH3+: You will see an MTP-Initialization message in the notification bar. If successful you will shortly see that message change to MTP Connected.
6. Keep tapping the screen of your GS2 so that it does not shut off (and possibly activate the phone's lock if you have one set). Keep doing this until you get to step 14 below.
7. Wait for Windows to pop up an Auto Play window.
8. Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer
9. In the window that this opens, double click Phone.
10. Keep this window open, minimize it if you want to. If it remains open for any length of time (10+ seconds) then you have a great chance.
11. Open Kies. As long as Windows Explorer's Phone window is still open then you will probably find Kies detects the GS2.
12. Kies should now be attempting to connect to your GS2.
13. Once connected you will see your phone appear in the top left of Kies
14. Begin using Kies.

If unsuccessful along any of these step then give it a few attempts. Dont just give up after the first connection failure to do something more drastic. I have had the Auto Play window (point 8) not popping up at all after connection, or it pops up, stays open only for a few seconds, and it closes itself. If this happens, unplug the USB from the GS2 and repeat from step 4.
If reconnecting the cable at the GS2 end keeps failing after several attempts, unplug both ends of the USB cable and repeat from step 2.
If this again keeps failing, unplug both ends of the USB cable and try a few more times in another USB port, repeating from step 2. If it still continues to fail each time then more drastic action is required:

If you can NEVER get your PC to see your GS2
You need to wipe all existence of Kies from your PC and try again. To do this follow these steps:

Open up your PC's Device Manager (right click Computer, Properties, Device Manager) then plug in the USB cable and connect cable to GS2. You may find that the device list refreshes every second or two and the device does not get added. If the Auto Play window pops up, then device manager will stop refreshing and you will see your GT-I9100 appear under the Portable Devices section. If Auto Play does not pop up, Device Manager will continually refresh. This indicates a problem:
1. Uninstall Kies
2. Run program files\samsung\usb drivers\uninstall.exe (This is important! This does not get done on a Kies uninstall)
3. Reboot
4. Delete the Samsung folder from Program Files.
5. If you want to be even more thorough, run a free utility called CCleaner on the files and registry, and if your confident, remove anything that references program files\samsung in the registry using regedit. (You have to know what your doing with regedit, as it is possible to "break" your PC if you do something wrong).
6. Reboot then reinstall Kies.
7. Plug in your GS2.

Do not rely on Kies to detect new version, as it will only detect major increment leaps.
It will ignore the last number, and will only detect a change if the first group of numbers in the version have changed. (See this thread)

Personally I think that all these problems we are having do not lie with the Kies software itself, but with Samsung's USB drivers for the device, as I've seen the Auto Play window disappear after a few minutes when not even opening the Kies software, thereby constant refreshing in Windows Device Manager occurs. I dread to think what would occur if this happened in the middle of performing a firmware upgrade!!

Just remember, plug+play your GS2 isn't. It's more like plug+pray!

If you simply cannot connect to Kies at all, then try the following:
1. Open up your dialer
2. Dial *#7284# This opens up the PhoneUtil menu

There are 2 sections:
UART
MODEM
PDA

USB
MODEM
PDA

3. Ensure PDA is selected for USB. If it already selected to PDA, try reselecting it by selecting Modem, then PDA.
4. Press the Back key
5. Retry Kies

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2.2.0.12014_18_8 (8th Mar 2012) (Current version)
2.2.0.12014_18_7 (9th Feb 2012)
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2.0.3.11082_152_4 (24th Sept 2011)
I had tried everything to get my GT-I5800 to connect to Kies and nothing worked. I followed this and it connected immediately. I think it is the 7284 fix which actually did it.

My PC was showing the phone as a Modem in the 'Devices and Printers' when I connected it by cable, and the auto connect option was not appearing at all. After the 7284 fix auto connect popped up and 'Devices and Printers' shows the phone. Now how do I get those three days of my life back spent trying to get the thing to connect?? Thanks Samsung
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Dont know if that was posted, its a little stuff i discovered yesterday. As many you knowed, pressing severial times in 'android version' who is located in Settings-> about phone directory, a photo apears (in GB was zombie paiting) Now it changed, (if you updated your device to ICS 4.0.3) to a picture of a android, with body is ice cream. Now the good part, try holding your tumb on it for couple of seconds.
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Dont know if that was posted, its a little stuff i discovered yesterday. As many you knowed, pressing severial times in 'android version' who is located in Settings-> about phone directory, a photo apears (in GB was zombie paiting) Now it changed, (if you updated your device to ICS 4.0.3) to a picture of a android, with body is ice cream. Now the good part, try holding your tumb on it for couple of seconds.
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There have been a few posts on how to take a screen shot using the Gingerbread version of Android on the SG2. However when the phone is upgraded to ICS 4.0.3 (T-Mobile in the UK) the key combination changes. It on ICS press the volume down and power butons at the same time. Took me a few attempts to get the knack as I kept turning the volume down rather than take a screen shot. However, once I got the hang of it I can do it every time.
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There have been a few posts on how to take a screen shot using the Gingerbread version of Android on the SG2. However when the phone is upgraded to ICS 4.0.3 (T-Mobile in the UK) the key combination changes. It on ICS press the volume down and power butons at the same time. Took me a few attempts to get the knack as I kept turning the volume down rather than take a screen shot. However, once I got the hang of it I can do it every time.
Thanks for the tip! Works for AOSP/AOKP roms and probably stock ICS. On Sammy-based ICS roms, the combination is Power + Home as before.
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If you are having trouble with the screenshot combo - power +down vol:

Press them both at the same time and hold for 1 second - works flawlessly!
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Hi, is there any option to find out the manufacturing date of the handset? Also whether there have been any repairs done on it till date. Thank you.
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Hi all, is there any way to have the log button (as in the one on top you select from contacts menu as in Logs, Contacts,Favorites,Groups) on the main screen as a single click?

So I don't have to first go to contacts and then select it ? Maybe make a shortcut to it somehow ?
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Two things i noticed, was not knowed that from beggining, so maybe someone also does not know this.

1. You can flip your caculator, giving you aditional matematic options, like caculating square root, sin, cons, and more.
2. Microbe and nexus live wallpapers are touch sensitive, for example if you touch in nexus live wallpaper free space (not swipe it) you will see a new row. With microbes is difrent, if you tap on free space, the white dots will apear, and the colored ones will going to 'eat it' . Also if you tap on 'microbes', they will schater. By playing so be couple of minutes, i noticed that coulored dots multiply as you feed them, and my phone filled with them
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Advanced steps to take for Kies connection problems

1. Ensure your phone is not in USB debugging mode:
Go to Settings, Applications, Development and make sure USB debugging is switched off.
2. Press the Home Key your GS2 and make sure it is not locked. If it is, unlock it.
3. Plug the USB cable into the PC.
4. Plug the other end into the GS2.
5a. Pre KH3: You will now see a picture of a USB connector entitled MTP Application, with a message on the bottom saying Connected Press home key to quit Samsung Kies.
5b. KH3+: You will see an MTP-Initialization message in the notification bar. If successful you will shortly see that message change to MTP Connected.
6. Keep tapping the screen of your GS2 so that it does not shut off (and possibly activate the phone's lock if you have one set). Keep doing this until you get to step 14 below.
7. Wait for Windows to pop up an Auto Play window.
8. Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer
9. In the window that this opens, double click Phone.
10. Keep this window open, minimize it if you want to. If it remains open for any length of time (10+ seconds) then you have a great chance.
11. Open Kies. As long as Windows Explorer's Phone window is still open then you will probably find Kies detects the GS2.
12. Kies should now be attempting to connect to your GS2.
13. Once connected you will see your phone appear in the top left of Kies
14. Begin using Kies.

If unsuccessful along any of these step then give it a few attempts. Dont just give up after the first connection failure to do something more drastic. I have had the Auto Play window (point 8) not popping up at all after connection, or it pops up, stays open only for a few seconds, and it closes itself. If this happens, unplug the USB from the GS2 and repeat from step 4.
If reconnecting the cable at the GS2 end keeps failing after several attempts, unplug both ends of the USB cable and repeat from step 2.
If this again keeps failing, unplug both ends of the USB cable and try a few more times in another USB port, repeating from step 2. If it still continues to fail each time then more drastic action is required:

If you can NEVER get your PC to see your GS2
You need to wipe all existence of Kies from your PC and try again. To do this follow these steps:

Open up your PC's Device Manager (right click Computer, Properties, Device Manager) then plug in the USB cable and connect cable to GS2. You may find that the device list refreshes every second or two and the device does not get added. If the Auto Play window pops up, then device manager will stop refreshing and you will see your GT-I9100 appear under the Portable Devices section. If Auto Play does not pop up, Device Manager will continually refresh. This indicates a problem:
1. Uninstall Kies
2. If you were previously on a version of Kies prior to 2.3.0.12035_16_4, run program files\samsung\usb drivers\uninstall.exe (This is important! This does not get done on a Kies uninstall if you are on a version of Kies prior to 2.3.1.12044_18 10)
3. Reboot
4. Delete the Samsung folder from Program Files.
5. If you want to be even more thorough, run a free utility called CCleaner on the files and registry, and if your confident, remove anything that references program files\samsung in the registry using regedit. (You have to know what your doing with regedit, as it is possible to "break" your PC if you do something wrong).
6. Reboot then reinstall Kies.
7. Plug in your GS2.

Do not rely on Kies to detect new version, as it will only detect major increment leaps.
It will ignore the last number, and will only detect a change if the first group of numbers in the version have changed. (See this thread)

Personally I think that all these problems we are having do not lie with the Kies software itself, but with Samsung's USB drivers for the device, as I've seen the Auto Play window disappear after a few minutes when not even opening the Kies software, thereby constant refreshing in Windows Device Manager occurs. I dread to think what would occur if this happened in the middle of performing a firmware upgrade!!

Just remember, plug+play your GS2 isn't. It's more like plug+pray!

If you simply cannot connect to Kies at all, then try the following:
1. Open up your dialer
2. Dial *#7284# This opens up the PhoneUtil menu

There are 2 sections:
UART
MODEM
PDA

USB
MODEM
PDA

3. Ensure PDA is selected for USB. If it already selected to PDA, try reselecting it by selecting Modem, then PDA.
4. Press the Back key
5. Retry Kies

Download the latest version of Kies and manuals here

Kies Version History
2.3.2.12054_20_1 (13 Jun, 2012) Current version
2.3.2.12054_19_1 (4 Jun, 2012)
2.3.2.12054_18_2 (29 May, 2012)
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Hey there,

I have an I9100G, bought it late: on 1st of may, and suddenly for the last couple of weeks, it is not being recognized nor accessed in ANY way! It was ok for like 3 weeks, then it just sopped!

I get this message: failed to install Samsung Mobile MTP Device, and i can't even access it as a mass storage: no autoplay, nor even it appears on explorer as a drive (i use WinXP SP3).

I have tried EVERYTHING!

I completely swept Kies out, removed it from registry, all Samsung USB drivers, and all .dll's, reinstalled them 3 times now - > nothing

Connection troubleshooter -> nothing

Updated .NET Framework before one of the Kies reinstalls -> nothing

Opened it with debug mode on, then when it's off (drivers in debug mode install fine, though) -> nothing

Tried the UART/USB trick - > nothing.

Can't execute the "18 characters long" files delete, as i can't access my mobile through USB in the first place.

I am fed up, frustrated and tired! I would be very thankful if you helped me with this.
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Here's another one for you guys and gals...

When you press "phone" rather than dialing the number, you can dial the name..

i.e. for "Silver" I would type... "745837" though I wouldnt call myself obviously lol.

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This is such a great tip, many thanks
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Hi all, loving this thread, where would I be without you all!? lol

Just setting up my voice recognizer, is there any different between google / samsung powered by Vlingo ??

Im currently using google....
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Hi can anyone tell me how you were supposed to switch folders after the ice cream sandwich update I use to be able to push and hold on in box and it would like to pull up the other folders and switch now I have to hit menu and then going into folders and then I have to choose the other folder I'm looking for this is very laborious is there a solution that allows you to quickly switch between folders
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Hi can anyone tell me how you were supposed to switch folders after the ice cream sandwich update I use to be able to push and hold on in box and it would like to pull up the other folders and switch now I have to hit menu and then going into folders and then I have to choose the other folder I'm looking for this is very laborious is there a solution that allows you to quickly switch between folders
We are encouraged to post questions in existing threads but my experience is that nobody replies?
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hi everybody,

is there a way for me to show both numbers & letters in the same keyboard view, without switching between numbers and letters (for the purpopse of inserting alphanumeric passwords)?

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Not sure what keyboard you are using, but usually there are numbers above the alphabets. Long press on that alphabet to get the number. Same with the symbols.
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I found the incall volume to be a little low. When you max out the volume using the volume button it actually only goes to a default setting of 87 out of 100. If you would like to change the default settings here is what you need to do.
call this number *#*#197328640#*#*
This will open the service mode menu.
choose option [5] AUDIO
choose option [1] (VOICE CALL)
choose option [1] HANDSET
choose option [1] Volume
choose option [1] SRC Speech RX Volume
choose option [5] 5_lvl : 87
press the menu button (left side)
choose Key Input
enter a value between 0 and 100, I choose 100 the loudest setting.
press ok
now press the menu button and select back this should save (don't use the right side back key you normally use to navigate the phone or you will quit out of the settings) keep hitting the menu and back until you leave the service mode menu.
You will also note you can change volume settings for other things like bluetooth, head sets, video call etc.

Note: this is not permanent, if you turn off the phone it resets back to the default levels .
Hi

I am able to open main menu(1.Debug screen....6.Common)
by typing that command.But when i am selecting the option 5.Audio it's not allowing me to edit.help plz...thanks in advance.
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Hi I have update my Samsung galaxy s2 to ICS 4.0.4 latest version so far since I have done that I m having call alert problem during voice call I don't get notification alert audio tone e if I m on another call unless I look on to screen for missed call massage.
I have checked all call alert notification options they r enabled but I.still don't get call alert tone most of time
Can some body please help me with issue will be highly appreciated thanks
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No call alert during a call after ICS updates Galaxy s2

Hi I have update my Samsung galaxy s2 to ICS 4.0.4 latest version so far since I have done that I m having call alert problem during voice call I don't get notification alert audio tone e if I m on another call unless I look on to screen for missed call massage. I have checked all call alert notification options they r enabled but I.still don't get call alert tone most of time Can some body please help me with issue will be highly appreciated thanks
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Hi Ironass,

Thanks for providing this excellent post, I am following it : ), I have the following query

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&key=0AnO2-4y6yE1gdDJRekl4QmkyNmIzUmRvX2h3UDVkQXc&output=html

Nasim: In the spreadsheet shared their a column "Safe to Remove", as per I understanding I can actually uninstall from the phone rather then just freeze it, Could you please confirm the same.

Also what is the impact of the frozen app/process in android after the phone gets restart, will it remain frozen.


App's shown in red on this list should not be frozen.

11. Those in yellow can be frozen using caution. For instance, I have K-9 mail installed and use it to download and send my Gmail. Therefore I have frozen the Gmail app so that it does not appear in my app drawer or run. I have also frozen Messaging as I use Handcent which does not require Messaging support as it is standalone.

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For safety's sake, it is better to, "freeze", an app rather than un-installing it... you never know, you might need it in future. Once an app is, "frozen", it will stay so until you, "defrost", it.
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*In Applications menu, you can press menu key>edit. If you didn't notice, in here you can move the Phone, Contacts and Messaging widgets from the bottom of the screen into the applications area, and replace them with other applications, or just remove them altogether to leave just the blue applications widget for every homescreen.
Note that for this to work you have to switch into "Grid" view first. The option isn't available in "List" view.
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If I have to unlock the phone before taking a picture, I'll never get any spontaneous shots. Is there a way to capture a pic immediately, without unlocking?
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Tips when constant romming
Hi all here are some tips i have when trying out numerous roms if anyone has more would be appreciated
Contact numbers ,pictures,ringtones-i use RINGTONE KEEPER brilliant little app that restores all the ringtones you have set for each contact after
restoring them.
Contacts- i deleted all my sim contacts from another mobile and only use Google gmail to restore them,doing this the pictures are there every time
and never any duplicate numbers.
Indivdual notification sms tones-for messages and different tone for each contact if you want i use another brilliant app called MP3 RINGTONE EDITOR
this is so easy to use and good for recognising messages that arent important thus ignore.
For restoring messages i use SMS BACKUP & RESTORE i usually wait a week and store a load of messages then back them up,when adding a
new rom restore them back and then just put the tones for each contact you want back on.
The messaging app i use is CHOMP SMS (paid version)i have always used this one and find it faultless TBH and it has regular updates.
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Tip 1: use the custom equalizer with all frequencies at the max to boost the volume of speaker
Tip 2: to have access to your ringtones files in the settings for incoming calls and also messages, create a folder called "Ringtones" and put your files inside. Then put this folder inside the folder "Notifications" of the phone
Tip 3: Strangely enough, SD card is the internal memory, when the memory card is called external_SD
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Thanks for the info!!!!!
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If you swipe a contact towards the left, your phone will begin to call them. If you swipe them right, your phone will start a text to them. My friend's nexsus S couldn't do this.
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Hey guys I recently found an interesting tip by accident. Sorry if it's old, but I never noticed.

When you're on the lock screen, try holding the home button. I get a flashlight coming on! You have to hold the button down to get the light on. I never knew that! Handy dandy!

Also, I think everyone knows but wherever you are on the phone, if you tap the home button 4 times you invert all the colours. There's an option to do it, but this is a nice shortcut if that's your thing.

btw I'm on 4.0.4 AndyX v17, which is Sammy-based, so I don't know if this works on AOSP/AOKP, but you're welcome to try!
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I found the incall volume to be a little low. When you max out the volume using the volume button it actually only goes to a default setting of 87 out of 100. If you would like to change the default settings here is what you need to do.
call this number *#*#197328640#*#*
This will open the service mode menu.
choose option [5] AUDIO
choose option [1] (VOICE CALL)
choose option [1] HANDSET
choose option [1] Volume
choose option [1] SRC Speech RX Volume
choose option [5] 5_lvl : 87
press the menu button (left side)
choose Key Input
enter a value between 0 and 100, I choose 100 the loudest setting.
press ok
now press the menu button and select back this should save (don't use the right side back key you normally use to navigate the phone or you will quit out of the settings) keep hitting the menu and back until you leave the service mode menu.
You will also note you can change volume settings for other things like bluetooth, head sets, video call etc.

Note: this is not permanent, if you turn off the phone it resets back to the default levels .
Hi Guys!!!

when i call this number *#*#197328640#*#* my S2 with ICS 4 gives completely diffrent options, screen shot for the same is attached below. for sound option 5 it says 'sound blocked'.


Please advice.
Thanks a lot.
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If you got 4.0.4 update, don't have to install battery percentage apps anymore! You just go Settings -> Display and check "Display battery percentage". And you have the percentage right next to battery icon on the notifications bar!
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mine does not have audio
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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!
mine does not
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Hi Guys!!!

when i call this number *#*#197328640#*#* my S2 with ICS 4 gives completely diffrent options, screen shot for the same is attached below. for sound option 5 it says 'sound blocked'.


Please advice.
Thanks a lot.
Mine says AUDIO BLOCKED.. any solution??
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EEK!
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Is the Gs2 really good?
Cause i'v been pestering my parents to get me it like..ALOT xD
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