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Old 08-27-2010, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

After searching around, I can't find a "Tip and Tricks" in this Forum.
So, I thought I'll start this page for all Galaxy S2 users to browse through quickly.
All are welcome to contribute/suggest/feedback.

Note: The following is based on GT-i9000, it might or might not work for other models.

For ECLAIR, may work for Froyo

1 ) How to Factory Data Reset (Hard-Reset) the Samsung Galaxy S
2 ) Quick Soft-Reset
3 ) How to Root your Galaxy S2 - Thanks to Samsung Galaxy S2
4 ) Scientific Calculator
5 ) Lock Touch Screen During Camera Mode
6 ) Swipe to Call
7 ) Swipe to Send Message
8 ) Change Screen Brightness by Swiping Notification Bar
9 ) Change Text Input Method
10 ) How to let personal/custom Ring, Notification and Alarm tone appears on the selection list (add: working on external memory, \sdcard\sd also) - Thanks to robert_s
11 ) How to Backspace Without Deleting (using Swype) - Thanks to pupoy11
12 ) Move Cursor in any direct to correct typo + "Select", "Copy", "Cut" & "Paste" text (default Samsung Keyboard)
13 ) Customize TouchWiz shortcut bar & rearrange Icons in application menu
14 ) Quick (Global) Search - Thanks to QwertyManiac
15 ) How to REMOVE Startup, Shutdown animation and sounds (need Root)
16 ) How to REPLACE branded Startup, Shutdown animation and sounds (need Root)
17 ) How to access your Galaxy S2 Internal and External Memory Cards, with your PC, without using Kies
18 ) How to Zoom In and Out with Camera
19 ) How to change SMS ringtone
20 ) How to backup Contacts (without using Kies)
21 ) Add your own Words to default Samsung Keyboard's XT9 dictionary
22 ) How to backup installed applications with ASTRO (need Root)
23 ) How to improve GPS performance - Thanks to Bade, for finding this in xda-developers
24 ) How to assign different ringtones for different contacts
25 ) What's happening when device/MTP keeps "flashing" while trying to connect to PC? and to solve it using a Little Utility - Thanks to Reciprox, for finding it
26 ) How to correct a misspelled word with Swype - Thanks to Casz
27 ) How to Take Screenshots from Samsung Galaxy S2 without Rooting - Thanks to testest, for finding it
28 ) How to capture/record your device's screen as video format
29 ) How to access your device wirelessly, with your PC's File Explorer
30 ) Possible fix for Samsung Kies connection problem - Thanks to CareAce.net
31 ) How to take a picture with the Front Camera - Thanks to cristianiordache
32 ) How to save your Photos and Videos, taken with camera, to your external storage card
33 ) How to assign Ringtones to Google contacts - Thanks to starloop
34 ) How to change the Order of Display Names in Contact list
35 ) How to recover from too many pattern tries - Thanks to mcmotorsport. Note this will factory reset your device.
36 ) How to setup Hotmail account - Thanks to FcCk
37 ) Another Way to Access Market - Thanks to lorsban
38 ) Tweak your device's Volume
39 ) APN settings for Fido network in Canada - Thanks to newToGalaxyS
40 ) How to delete remembered words from Swype Dictionary
41 ) How to type in Chinese Pinyin
42 ) What to do after an upgrade - Thanks to IronSingh
43 ) How to change the color of your appointments in google calendar on your phone - Thanks to Greyone
44 ) Re-Setting WiFi connection - Thanks to Khayyin
45 ) How to setup Yahoo mail account on default email client
46 ) How to sync all contacts from Phone to Google account and let them auto-sync afterward - Thanks to pratik vegad
47 ) How to add/setup an Email account

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For FROYO

1 ) How to Take Screenshots - to Eddy
2 ) How to turn off (3G) Data Connection
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. How to Hard-Reset the Samsung Galaxy S

First method:

1. From the main home screen, tap menu
2. Tap Settings, then Privacy
3. Tap Factory data reset
4. Tap Reset phone
5. Enter your password, then tap Yes to confirm

Second method:

1. Turn the power off.
2. Hold down the Volume Up, Power and Home (bottom center) buttons.
3. When the "Galaxy S GT-i9000" startup screen show, release all the buttons.
4. Use the Volume Up/Down button to navigate to "wipe data/factory reset"
5. Press the Home button to confirm.

Third method:

Quote:
Originally Posted by dr.ketan
Dial this code from your phone *2767*3855#
Please note that Data will be lost for doing Hard/Factory Reset. If possible, create a backup before proceeding.
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2. Quick Soft-Reset

Press and hold Volume Up and Power Button for 5 secs. Device will turn off and restart again.
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4. Activate Scientific Calculator

Rotate device horizontally.



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5. Lock Camera Screen

Don't know what's the use for this yet, but with Camera On, pressing the Power Button toggles to Lock and Unlock of your touch screen.

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6. Swipe to Call

In your Contacts, swipe it to the Right to Call directly.





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7. Swipe to Send Message

In your Contacts, swipe it to the Left to send a Message.





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8. Swipe Notification Bar to Change Screen Brightness

If you set the Brightness as manual setting, you can control the Brightness by swiping on the Notification Bar.

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9. Change Text Input Method

To change and set a default text input method, long press on any text input window.





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18. How to Zoom on Camera

In the Camera mode, press the Volume buttons.

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