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by lunarg on August 1st 2017, at 09:31
You can quickly reset a Samsung A3 smartphone by booting into recovery mode (e.g. when you're locked out):

Turn off the phone by holding down the power button (right side) and then select to power off.

Hold down Volume up, Home and Power buttons to power the device on. Keep Volume up and Home down until you see the Samsung logo. After a while you will get the recovery menu.

Use the volume buttons to navigate in the menu (up for up, down for down). Select wipe data/factory reset, then press the Power button to confirm. Use the same keys to select yes if an additional prompt appears.

The reset takes a very short time after which the recovery menu will be displayed again. Either select rebo  ...
by lunarg on May 8th 2015, at 13:16

If your Samsung Galaxy S5 may not find or be able to connect to a specific 5Ghz wireless network, you may want to check which channel the network is operating on. The S5 has problems when trying to connect to DFS-channels (Dynamic Frequency Selection).

DFS-channels are basically every channel from channel 52 and up. Try setting your AP to a channel between 36-48 (inc.), and then try reconnecting your S5.

by lunarg on August 31st 2011, at 17:20

Try downloading octy's GPSopt application. It's available free of charge at Google Market.

It resolves the slow signal acquisition of the Samsung's GT-i5801 (perhaps on other phones as well). I use it together with GPSstatus (also available at Google Market) and no longer have GPS signal issues.

by lunarg on March 7th 2011, at 14:48
Users of a Samsung Galaxy Apolly GT-I580x may have noticed that, by default, there's no YouTube player present. This basically cripples the phone not being able to play YouTube videos.

A standalone version of the application was released by Google, but can only be installed on Android 2.2 (Froyo), really disappointing for 2.1-users.
Fortunately, someone has ported the YouTube player to 2.1 by removing some 2.2-specific function calls and replacing others that are required by the app.

To install it, download the attached Android package onto your phone and install it. You may have to install Apps Installer from the Android Market for this to work.

The application works very well b  ...
by lunarg on March 7th 2011, at 14:41

While not officially supported, it is possible to have Adobe Flash on your Android 2.1 (Eclair) device.

You can do so by downloading and installing the package included in this post. Note that you will have to have third party applications allowance enabled so that you can install it. Possibly, on some devices, you have to install Apps Installer to install the package.

Flash player works, but because of missing components in 2.1, there are some performance issues.

by lunarg on November 19th 2010, at 09:08

Lifehacker published a really interesting howto, explaining how to install Android on your iPhone in six easy steps:

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