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S4 keyboard loading lag/flicker


Monday 06th of May 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
A few days ago I got my first android phone after years of an iphone - an AT&T Galaxy S4. In general, I am liking it, but there is one thing that is driving me a little bit nuts. Whenever the keyboard loads in any app (any keyboard, whether it be the Samsung stock one, Swiftkey or any other) the screen slightly flickers and it takes a second or so for the keyboard to pop up. At first I thought it must be normal, but then I went to a store and played with a demo model they had out. When opening the keyboard on the demo phone, they keyboard opened faster, with no flicker, and had a subtle animation showing it appearing rather than simply "popping" into view like it does on my phone. Note, however, that the demo phone had a message indicating that a firmware update was available but not yet applied, so maybe it was running older software than mine. At this point, I am not sure if there is something wrong with my phone, my software, or whether this is normal. I have done a hard reset and reinstalled everything, but the problem still persists. I have also tried every combin
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Samsung Galaxy S4 - Not Charging - Grey Battery


Thursday 18th of July 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Does anyone know if the charging port on these phones is responsible for relaying the charging status to the phone? My phone will no longer recognize that a charger is connected. (Wall or USB) It started right about the time my phone cooked itself on the dashboard of my truck. It was plugged in and charging in the sun with the screen on (GPS) for about 4 hours. When the phone is off I plug in the charger I get a grey battery followed by a short vibration, then it shuts off for a few seconds and starts that pattern again. If I turn on the phone and then plug in the charger it always says 'not-charging' when looking at the battery status, plus the battery icon stays just a battery.. no charging symbol. The funny thing is the battery WILL charge up to about 53% overnight if I leave it plugged in and left on. I can also charge the battery up to 100% if I remove the battery and charge it in a stand alone battery charger (dual docking station). I have tried multiple wall chargers and usb cables hooked up to both the wall and my PC. I have done a hard factory reset (twice) by pressing vol-
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no light on galaxy s4 capacitive buttons


Thursday 01st of August 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
hello! i have this problem on my galaxy s4 i9500 since yesterday. no lights from capacitive buttons even if i have selected always on. i made a hard reset, erased all data, also re-installed the fw but nothing. the device is running on the latest original samsung fw.can someone help me how to solve this ?thank you!
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Can't get my Bluetooth to turn on-Galaxy S2


Tuesday 27th of August 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 which was recently sent to me from T-Mobile when I was having issues with my last one. This one is completely different then the one I had, it does stuff my last one didn't dream of, things the S4 does. But, what it has started to not do this week is consistently work with the Bluetooth. At first I would be on the Bluetooth and the connection on the phone would just shut off in the middle of a conversation. I would have to grab the phone and quickly turn it back on. Now I cannot get the Bluetooth on the phone itself to even turn on. I have tried restarting the phone, pulling the battery, etc. Nothing. This did work one day for me, but not the next. I hate to even call T-Mobile because it is like talking to a 2nd grader and they will just make me do a hard reset, I will lose all my stuff or have to go through the hassle of backing it all up on my laptop just to have them send me a new one. Does anyone have any advice for me before I get stuck on a 50 minute phone call??Thanks! Jenn
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Samsung Galaxy S4 back button and options button not working(no lights)


Friday 06th of September 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hi. I recently upgraded with my service provider and got an S4. However after 4 days the back button and options button no longer works, and the lights do not show, i disabled and enabled haptic feedback, turned off power saving mode and rebooted my phone via the power button and via a hard reboot. I did not do a factory reset because if the device fails within 7 days of purchase, which it has it, it must be returned to the store where i purchased it. Any idea as to what to do, before i send the phone back?
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Mobile data not working = Wicked Root software


Tuesday 24th of September 2013 / androidforums.com
I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 used. The previous owner rooted the phone with wicked3 rooting software, so he could use the phone on T-Mobile service. It is a AT&T phone, and I am on AT&T service. The phone and WiFi works, but the mobile data does not work. Mobile data is turned on in the phone, and AT&T has upgraded my account to LTE and added the phone to my account. I have tried a hard reset. After talking to AT&T and Samsung, they both said to re-flash the phone software back to original, and the rooting software could be the cause of this problem. Are they saying this because they don't understand the actual problem and blaming it on the foreign software?
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samsung galaxy s4 i9500 not registerd on network


Thursday 26th of September 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
i bought samsung galxy s4 from 7 days and it workng good until once i was making a call and it said ( not registerd on network ) i opened the flight mode and turned it off and restored the apn settings too default and reseted the phone 3 times an 2 ith hard reset !! i dontknow how to fix it please help me
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S4 randomly restarts


Thursday 10th of October 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Dear all I have a samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 with stock rom.I have the feeling that because of the lastest updates on the phone the phone is restarting randomly, it can happen when just typing in an sms or even taking a photo.when the phone restarts it hangs on the screen Samsung Galaxy I9595 S4 and loops everytime on that part.however when I put in the power plug to charge the phone it starts up correctly. another thing that I noticed is that when the phone is crashing like this the battery % drops down to 0 while it was showing before the crash that I had about 80% left.this doesn't happen all the times but it's one of the weird things I discovered. I already performed a hard reset to go back to factory settings however that didn't change a bit. can someone help me out here? your help is much appreciated Paul
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Phone Doesn't appear Samsung Boot Logo


Friday 20th of December 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
I Have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Korean Version Phone I'll Do an Erase All Data in Phone and Factory Reset(Hard Reset) after it phone doesn't appear Samsung Boot Animation and Logo How Can I Fix it.Doesn't Support Codes like *#0066*#
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Hard Reset


Sunday 22nd of December 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
I need to perform a hard reset on my wife's S III that she inherited from me. I know how to do it but I've heard differing views on whether you should remove the SIM card or SD card, or both, prior to resetting. Suggestions welcome. Tx Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-I337) using Tapatalk Pro
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