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  1. Hello, I've taken in to repair my friends tablet. Model is GT-P5100. The virus has root permissions (the tablet itself is not rooted). The only way to repair it is to root it and delete virus manually. Howewer, can't root because APPs don't work, cable doesn't connect to pc (it just doesn't see tablet). So the problems I have : 1. Can not connect tablet to computer. 2. Can not root the tablet/delete the virus from the tablet itself. What have I tried? I'll try to list things for both problems. "Can not connect tablet to computer." 1. Installing Kies, reinstalling kies, troubleshooting kies, manually installing drivers, basicaly everything driver related 2. Tried connecting when in odin mode, download mode, fully booted, with USB debugging enabled/disabled. 3. Tried different cables (bought a few new ones even). 4. Tried connecting to different computers (Ubuntu 14 PC, Win10 PC, Win 7 laptop, Win 10 laptop, Win 8 laptop). The best I got from this is that on one of the computers I got "Device unrecognised". Tried all ways to forward it to drivers, all to no avail (please keep in mind that I'm an IT technician, so basically I have tried all possible ways) 5. Tried Odin, tried samsung Kies, tried ADB sideloader. 6. Tried different USB ports 7. Tried reinstalling all USB drivers. Basically, I've tried almost everything, don't know what else to try. Next problem "Can not root the tablet/delete the virus from the tablet itself." the device barely lets me install anything at all, even simple actions like opening menu often just restart the device and leaves it with more viruses. 1. Tried Factory restore, virus still stays. 2. Tried downloading APP's that root (z4root, KingoRoot) - don't work. 3. Tried uninstalling infected apps - they reinstal right over again, even make the device restart. 4. Tried disabling device administrators. 5. Tried a few antiviruses. 6. Tried stoping services. So I have no idea what to do next. Please help! P.S. Sorry for bad english, it's not my native tongue.
  2. Hello. I'm new to the forum. Recently, I installed Clean Master on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, hoping I could release some space on my device. My hard won victory dance was truncated when I later discovered I had earned a few gigabytes at the cost of all my memos, some of which contained plot details for my new book. I am distraught, to say the least. I had no backup, and the recovery software do not seem to be of any help. I was happy, though, to realize that my Samsung account had synced my memo files, but I am not sure how to access them. Help.
  3. When Computer was born,Many people think their life will have a new starting.As they imagine,Computer is the best love for most of people in a long time. But with the passage of time. Laptop replaced Computer gradually and to be new leading role. Until now ,Smartphone has become one indispensable part of our daily life ,Such as Iphone and Samsung. However,these give us a fantasy.Who will be next Iphone or Samsung ? Maybe everyone has their answer,But my answer is EZTV Living Room Computer.The reason is very simple.It has many functions that Smartphone can't achieve. First,It support network functions and can makes TV used as Computer. No matter how far you and TV. You still can manage TV like Computer. Such as, Play games, chat with your friend etc by wireless keyboard and mouse. Second,Except some android system functions and applications. It has easyROM system of Independent research and development. Systerm is more stable, Running is more smooth,Operation is easier.You can operate home page,browser,e-mail,video message etc.Only one step can complete it.
  4. Help is greatly appreciated, thank you in advance for your time. My situation: I have no custom mods, apps, et cetera. I am stuck in a boot loop. I entered recovery mode, cleared the cache, but did not do a factory reset. I get the "OMAP4440 Device Unplugged" error message. As well, I have spoken to a few techies, and have essentially be told that this error happens with the S3, and that there is nothing I can do. What I want: to retrieve my data files, media files, pictures, app data, app file, et cetera.
  5. I have root access on my Samsung Galaxy S5. I have used Titanium Backup to remove bloatware and I have used Xposed framework to install various mods and tweaks. Two hours ago, I noticed that my phone was in Odin Mode and is downloading something. Is it the OTA update for Android Kitkat 4.4.4? My carrier is Sprint, it's still in Odin Mode and I'm not sure what's taking so long. Description: " ODIN MODE PRODUCT NAME: SM-G900P CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official SYSTEM STATUS: Official KNOX WARRANT VOID: 0x0 QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE (CSB) AP SWREV: S1, T1, A1, P1 UDC START Downloading... Do not turn off target!! "
  6. Hi, Recently brought a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini off Ebay and am having an issue. The phone came with an app on it which was in Chinese/Japanese but the rest of the phone was in English. The phone seems genuine however after a factory reset, whenever I download something off the Play-store, once the item has downloaded a notification will pop up in Chinese/Japanese. I currently don't have a SIM in the phone, could this be the issue or would that not make a difference? Does anyone know how I can fix this? - Attached a picture of the notifications thing - Sorry for quality
  7. Hark! Samsung Galaxy S users, your old phone is still alive. It is capable of rebirth. There are updates for this classic Android phone. Yes! it is Android 4.1, the brand new Jelly Bean. But, wait it is no official update from Sammy. I have found some useful pages for you who want Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S. Update Samsung Galaxy S with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to Unofficial CyanogenMod (CM) 10 – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM Tutorial Install Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S
  8. I have a Galaxy S4 on Verizon. I was wondering if anyone had any details as to when Samusng Knox will be available for it, as I thought it was going to launch with the phone. I'd REALLY like to use this at my job. Any info would be great. So far all I can find is that it was delayed "until a later date." Thanks guys!
  9. Recent days, Samsung Galaxy S4 is definitely the hot topic in smartphones since it was debut on Mar.14. Undoubtedly, the most popular Samsung smartphones ware Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 before, and when Galaxy S4 joined the game, which one will become the flagship of Samsung? And facing with the powerful and science fiction device S4, is there a need to upgrade for S3 and Note 2 guys? Before that, we should take some considering about the phones, the basic method, compare them, Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note 2. Read More
  10. Hello I am in desperate need of help as I really need the phone in the next week. I am sure most of you are familiar with this problem, I'm not the first one, neither the last one to experience it. I am just going to say what happened, just in case. Okay, well it was working perfectly fine until today, about 3pm; I had done nothing wrong. I have downloaded the new game Dungeon Hunter 4 or something like that and then played it for about 10 minutes give or take. Then I killed the application and didn't touch my phone for about half an hour. I was about to check the time and weather when I realized that my phone was stuck in this weird state which usually appears when you turn on your phone; with the Galaxy S3 screen logo. I could not turn it of so my first instinct was to pull out the battery, so I did. I tried to turn on the phone but it got stuck at the same point. Then I said to myself maybe it was the battery was not charged enough so I plugged in the cable. It opened to the battery screen which usually loads for a few seconds and then stars charging but this time it didn't; it was stuck in the loading mode. I started to google it and see what causes this and how to solve it. I have tried most of the things but it seems as if all odds are against me. The home+vol-up+power wouldn't get me into recovery mode and it would only turn on the phone to the logo thingy. The home+vol-down+power would take me into download mode or whatever; so I tried Kies. It didn't work because at the end of the processing bit it would give me a message saying that the device was not recognized or something like that; therefore it would guide me through some other steps that I couldn't perform because I couldn't turn on the phone. What is there left to do as I don't have any ideas left and I don't want to mess up the phone somehow; it is not rooted or anything, I had the original firmware on it. Thank you.
  11. hey guys, I am new to this forum and actually new to android. I am planning to get samsung galaxy s3 and need your help. Firstly, I was wondering about warranty. Once I get the device is the warranty handled through carrier or directly samsung? I used to have a blackberry and warranty was handled strictly though carriers. I had a problem, I got blackberry from rogers, unlocked and used it on fido, so when I needed warranty repair/replacement I couldn't because rogers told me that the device wasn't registered on their network and fido could not send it for repairs/replacement because they didn't have that model for sale. It was so stupid. So i was wondering if I get the phone from rogers/bell/telus and use it on different network how would the warranty work? Or if i get it from pacific mall (place where chinese sell electronics) how the warranty will work? Also, what's the implication of warranty if I get the international version? Secondly, is it difficult to unlock the device? Is it like unlocking Iphone(jailbreak->unlock->no update or lose unlock) or is it like blackberry (input code->unlocked forever)? Thanks guys in advance
  12. If you have decided to buy the Galaxy S4 I9500 and wish to root the phone, you may follow the detailed guide below. Warning: The guide will not be held liable for any mishap and it is at your own risk. Root any Android phone will Void Warranty, the same goes with Samsung Galaxy S4. You can get warranty again by updating back your device to the stock version. Your data on the phone may be wiped out during the process, so you had better backup the entire data. Before Rooting Charge the battery to at least 60 percent mark and 80 percent charge is better. Download and install the USB drivers for your Galaxy S4 to your PC. Enable USB Debugging Mode in Galaxy S4 by going to Menu> Settings> Applications > Development > USB debugging. Make sure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on. Root Galaxy S4 I9500 on Android 4.2.2 XXUAMC6 Jelly Bean Download the XXUAMC6 Android 4.2.2 Jellybean Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 to the computer and extract the zip file. Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to root Android 4.2.2 firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. Switch off the phone. Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to enter into Download Mode. Launch ODIN on your computer and connect S4 to computer while it is in the Download Mode. If the phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. Select the files that you need to install on the phone.Click on 'PDA' and select file with 'CODE' in its name Click on 'Phone' and select file with 'MODEM' in its nameClick on 'CSC' and select file with 'CSC' in its name Click on 'PIT' and select the .pit file Note: Ignore the next steps in case such files are not found. In ODIN ,select the 'Auto Reboot' and 'F Reset Time' options in Odin. And also select the 'Re-Partition' option only in the case of the .pit file is being used. Check everything again and then click the 'Start' button in Odin to begin the installation process. Once it is done, the phone will restart automatically and when the home screen appears on the device, unplug the USB cable. Source:Root Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 on Official Android 4.2.2 XXUAMC6 Jelly Bean Firmware
  13. Hey everyone, This is my first post on this forum. I felt i needed to put my experience out here to to see if anyone could give me a answer to my problems. I have a Galaxy s2 on Movistar (a Spanish provider) When i first got my phone i rooted it after a few weeks of having it, in a attempt to unlock my phone using a free app as i was going abroad. It wasn't successful. A few months later coming back from my trip abroad i updated my phone to 4.0.3. Now going abroad again i needed to get my phone unlocked and visited a shop today that was recommended to me by a friend. after having some trouble updating my phone to ICS 4.0.3 i got paranoid and noted down all the information for that phone, Just in case i needed them. so in the shop the guy takes my phone and goes into the back room and tells me it will take 10mins. He comes back 5mins later and tells me he needs to roll back the firmware to 2.3.6 but reassures me that he will upgrade it to 4.0.3 once it is unlocked, Ok i agree and let him do what he needs to do. 30 mins later he comes out and tells me my phone doesnt have enough battery to upgrade it to 4.0.3 but claims that it is now unlocked. Luckily my father was on hand with his Galaxy S2 and offers me his battery. (now 40mins into the process i wasn't about to walk away with a half assed job) So we waited and a hour later he walks about and tells me that my phone wont accept the update for 4.0.3 and that he is downloading the firmware to flash it to 4.0.3. He told me to come back after lunch and he will upgrade it if i want him too. I told him it was ok and i was happy with 2.3.6 as long as my phone works. Now home and tested my new unlocked phone with various sim cards i was happy with the result. Untill a few moment ago i attempt to connect it to my pc to transfer the data i lost during the flashing and unlocking process. my pc wont recognize the device. Here are my before and after notes that i took down. BEFORE Model Number: GT-I9100 Android Version: 4.0.3 Basband Version: I9100BGLP2 Kernel Version: 3.0.15-I9100BGLP8-CL317471 dpi@dell151#3 Build Number: IML74K.BGLP8 Version; PDA:I9100BGLP8 Phone: I9100BGLP2 CSC: 19100XECLP5 H/W Version: Rev1.5 AFTER Model Number: GT-I9100 Android Version: 2.3.6 Baseband Version: I9100BVKL1 Kernel Version: Build Number: GINDERBREAD.BVKL1 Version; PDA: I9100BVKL1 Phone: I9100BVKL1 CSC: I9100IDEKL1 H/W Version: Rev1.4 The firmware installed is nothing like my previous version of GB as it is now the Orange (the service provider) version of the firmware. The only real problem i am having is with connecting it to my computer. I was also wondering if anyone could offer me up a solution for getting it flashed back to my old firmware... Now that the phone is unlocked can i flash it to whatever my hearts content ? Does anybody know how the unlocking processes works? Thanks for your time reading. -Jake
  14. We have got the details of the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Mar.14, and the amazing science fiction features just make us have an impulse to buy it. But just wait, do you have heard of the rumored Nexus 5,the next generation of Nexus 4? There is no need to say that how success that Nexus 4 is, so what about the Nexus 5, which is said to be launched in October? Will it bring new surprise? And should you Buy the Galaxy S4 or Wait for so-called Nexus 5? Although Google hasn’t confirmed the device, but next,let’s still explore something about Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Nexus 5. Specs Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumored LG Nexus 5 Display 4.99” 1920 x 1080 Full HD Super AMOLED Display(441ppi) 5.2″1920×1080 OLED Display(440ppi) CPU International version:1.6 GHz Quad-core A15 +1.2GHz Quad-core A7;Samsung Exynos 5 Octa US version: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T;1.9Ghz Quad-core Krait 300 a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 RAM and Storage 2GB RAM;16GB/32GB/64GB;up to 64GB expanded storage 3GB LPDDR3 RAM; 16/32/64GB of internal storage Camera a 13MP rear camera;a 2MP front camera a16MP rear camera (4k video recording @30FPS); a 2.1MP front camera (1080p video recording @30FPS) Battery removable 2600mAh battery 3300 mAh Lithium Polymer battery OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Undoubtedly, from the specs, we will find that LG Nexus 5 seems the ideal of the smartphone,and it is just hard to believe the so-high specs. But who knows, Galaxy S4 can give us the fiction feeling, maybe Nexus 5 can really mix these high hardware. Software We know, Samsung Galaxy S4 bring us the Smart Scroll/Pause, Floating Touch, S Translator, S Voice Drive and other S series. And the software offers us more convenience, while Nexus 5 may be similar as Nexus 4, the pure Android 5.0, known as Key Lime Pie, which is expected to launch in May at Google I/O. So, we may need to wait for the Android 5.0 to know the new features. Besides, the LG Nexus 5 would be controlled through a series of gestures to perform tasks like navigation and zooming. Source:Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Nexus 5: Buy the Galaxy S4 or Wait for Nexus 5?
  15. Hi Guys.. I am looking to buy a phablet(5+ screen size)..cause me and my wife are fascinated by big screens, rite now own a samsung ace :) Phones i am considering - 1) Micromax A110 Canvas 2 - http://www.gsmarena.com/micromax_a110-5088.php 2) Samsung Galaxy Note n7000 - 24K INR 3) Samsung galaxy S3 - 16 Gb - 29K INR My uses - 1) primary use to check mails,respond to mails, will like to edit documents on go and browsing/readin ebooks if my eyes dont pain :) 2) Gaming - not too heavy gaming, but heaviest 1 i wud like to play is FIFA/PES 2013. 3) Battery life better than my samsung galaxy ace, which just gives around 8 hours on 2g 4) Android Jelly bean or jelly bean upgaradable atleast :) 5) A nice resolution, atleast pixels should not show up. 6) Note 2 is too xpensive and out of question i feel :) Can you guys please suggest me some phones, would be really helpful. Thanks for your help in advance.. Regards, Chirag Shah
  16. I am in the process of acquiring a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I have never owned a Samsung smartphone. I have an iPod classic that holds all my music. When I backed up the music in my iPod to my PC the songs were all renamed by iTunes into random letters. I backed up the music by going into the iPod's hidden folders and copying it into my PC. I have recently reset my computer to factory settings, therefore I did not install iTunes again. Questions: 1) Does Samsung have its own media organizer? (Like iTunes) 2) What programs can I use to convert the random letters naming my songs to the songs real names and info? 3) What media organizer works like iTunes and is compatible with Samsung? (I have heard about media monkey) Any extra info on Samsung Galaxy Note smartphones will be great.
  17. Samsung Electronics is expected to widen its lead over Apple in global smartphone sales this year with 35 per cent growth, helped by a broad product lineup, market researcher Strategy Analytics ... South Korea's Samsung Electronics is forecast to sell 290 million smartphones this year, up from a projected 215 million in 2012, the research firm said. Apple's smartphone sales are projected to reach 180 million this year, up 33 per cent from last year, slightly trailing Samsung's 35 per cent increase. This will give Samsung a 33 per cent share of the 2013 smartphone market, up from last year's estimated 31 per cent, while Apple will hold 21 per cent, versus last year's 20 per cent. :D
  18. Hello, I've just got my first Android device, a Samsung Galaxy Y Duos and have been trying to install some apps with it, mainly to do with chat (Skype, Y! Messenger, Google Video), so I'll go one-by-one: Skype: I've successfully installed Skype on the device, but while voice chat works perfect, Video calls are not working - On the Duos, I don't see any option to make a video call, while on the PC version I can select the video call to make a video call to the Duos. However, even though a video call is placed to the Duos, there's no video anywhere. Yahoo Messenger: I've installed the base app onto the Duos, but when I go around trying to install the Video/Voice plugin, it says the bersion is not compatible with my device (surprisingly, the Yahoo Messenger app Requires Android 2.0.1 and up which the Y Duos meets Google Video/Voice: Pretty much similar to the Skype situation. Also, here there's an added issue: if a call is placed from the PC to the Duos, accepting the call on the Duos doesn't actually connect the call (the person on the PC still hears the ringing sound). Am I to do any additional settings somewhere to get these things working or what's happening? Any help on this would be highly appreciated.
  19. I'd like to use my Galaxy Note I to record videos of my favorite bands. I tried it for the first time not long ago and discovered that there is no audio input leveling so I get great video but the associated audio is a distorted mess (the venues are loud). My friends iPhone 4 did a great job of leveling the sound input and captured a pretty decent video despite a harsh environment. If there are settings I'm unaware of for the Note - or any Android apps that do the trick - please let me know! Surely I'm not the only one with this issue? Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can offer!
  20. Hi all, I've just picked up a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as my new phone. I've done a video unboxing and a review of it so far :o) Please leave any comments you feel relivent :o) Video: Best regards Steve
  21. I would be thankful if anyone can tell me how to convert .spb file.
  22. So, I was seduced by a telephone salesperson last Tuesday (8/14/12) at 1 AM EST into purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S Blaze. I got it Friday... and when I held it up next to my htc evo 4g (a la sprint), I was immediately disappointed. The galaxy has a brilliant screen, feels awesome in my hand (I love the curved edges and the gently roughed in skin on the back), the metallic trim is very handsome, it plays games quickly, and is very responsive and smart... but it lacks an important feature (hdmi out), the screen is smaller than the htc and motorola models mentioned in the topic title, and besides I can get a cheaper phone AND plan (as of the date of this post) from Virgin. Not to mention the ANEMIC 4gb micro SD card? Really, Samsung? I've had my Sprint based HTC Evo 4G since September of 2010 (yes this is I believe the first model released, not the 3d one), and its a great phone -- except for its glitches, such as the buttons being too close to the edge which causes me to touch them inadvertently,the fact that it has an abhorrently terrible battery life, the fact that it tends to lock up / freeze / BSOD quite often, and the processor is at times on the slow side even though it is clocked at 1ghz. On top of that, Sprint has just been a total rip off in terms of the bill for the plan. Also, Sprint's coverage is just ridiculously bad. I've _never_ been able to obtain 4g service even though Sprint charges a mandatory $10 monthly premium for 4g (can anyone say rip off). So after 10 long years, I'm just done with them, period. I'm on a monthly plan now with tmobile -- $50 for unlimited everything (100mb of 4g). So on that side, I've effectively cut my bill in half, and I can walk away with no penalty whenever I want -- a plus in this age of polynomial technological advance rates. So what is the learned opinion of members of this forum? Should I return my Galaxy S Blaze, eat the return shipping costs, and get an HTC (Note that I have until 9/15/12 to decide to return the phone in unmolested condition to tmobile)? Or get the Motorola Triumph? Should I stick with tmobile or migrate to Virgin? I'm considering Virgin's 300 minutes / unlimited data (effectively 2.5gb of 4g, I called to find out the truth) service for $35, or the next level which is 1200 minutes for $45 which would definitely be more than I need. OR, should I return to Sprint, hat in hand, tail between legs, and stick with what I have? As far as using Virgin's service -- I'm concerned that Virgin's coverage will be as bad as Sprint's since they're on the same network -- but I've heard that tmobile isn't so much better (and may even be worse), in my area -- which ranges from Richmond VA to Baltimore. By the way, my son assures me that using voice over IP (I actually found an app which I can't recall the name of on Google Play which works great), I could easily live within the boundaries of the 300 minutes plan via Virgin, and save money like Mr. Crab (Spongebob's miserly boss). Is the Galaxy S Blaze a better phone for my money (no more than $299.99, my cut off) than the others listed in the Topic Title? Thanks in advance for your answers. I look forward to hanging around this forum for some time to come, and I hope to be a helpful contributor in the future.
  23. So, I've read some reviews and did some research on forums about GNex and looks like it will be the next pick, because it's a Google phone and after using Nexus S for 2 years and getting all major updates on it, Google phone it is. The only issue I had with Nexus S was the battery life and I never solved it, because I heard many bad things about extended batteries and such. For Nexus S I found a 3900mAh battery but never risked to buy it, but If I go for Galaxy Nexus, I'm afraid I will be getting even worse battery life than on Nexus S, so in this case I'm considering to get a 4000mAh battery from Mugen Power. I found this review about it http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1572775 and wonder if anyone here also used it. Please let me know, maybe we could do a test thread here.
  24. I have a Telus Samsung Galaxy S model T959D, and for the life of me, I can't seem to root it. I've tried SuperOneClick, z4root, the whole update.zip and recovery mode thing, and it still stays unrooted. Is there anything out there that'll finish this whole thing? I've been at it for almost a week.
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