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« on: August 27, 2010, 11:18:46 AM »

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 S 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 ) 3 Methods to Root your Galaxy S - Thanks to Samsung Galaxy S
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 S 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 S 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



For FROYO

1 ) How to Take Screenshots
2 ) How to turn off (3G) Data Connection
« Last Edit: September 08, 2011, 08:09:02 PM by Omnian » Best Screen Protector

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 11:19:32 AM »

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:

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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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 11:22:30 AM »

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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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 11:23:37 AM »

4. Activate Scientific Calculator

Rotate device horizontally.



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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 11:25:07 AM »

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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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 11:26:07 AM »

6. Swipe to Call

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





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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 11:27:12 AM »

7. Swipe to Send Message

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





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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 11:30:42 AM »

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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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 11:31:46 AM »

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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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 10:29:43 AM »

18. How to Zoom on Camera

In the Camera mode, press the Volume buttons.

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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 12:27:28 PM »

19. Change text message ringtone

Open "Messaging", then tap the Menu button (bottom left).....



[Settings].....



and scroll down to [Select ringtone].



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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 08:23:10 PM »

20. Export/Import (Backup) Contacts

1 ) Open Contacts and tap the Menu button...



2 ) Tap on More...



3 ) Tap on Import/Export...



4 ) Tap on Export to SD card...



5 ) Tap OK to confirm...





Now, there's a "00001.vcf" file in your \sdcard, all your contacts are in there.



If you're unable to use Kies, then by using method #17 (1st post on this How, What & Where), copy/move it to your PC or anywhere you want to save it.

In the event of an upgrade Firmware, copy it back into your device's \sdcard, follow the above and choose Import from SD card on step #4.

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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2010, 11:15:58 PM »

21. Add your own words to Samsung Keyboard's XT9 dictionary

1 ) In [Settings], tap on [Locale and text]...



2 ) Then [Samsung keypad]...



3 ) Scroll down and check the [XT9], then tap on [XT9 advanced settings]...



4 ) Scroll down, right to the bottom, and tap on [XT9 my words]...



5 ) At the bottom, tap on [Add]...



And 6 ) Type in your word and confirm by [Done]...

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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2010, 09:30:19 AM »

Thanx Buddy... it was really useful. Can you please tell me as to how and where to download the clock which is displayed on your home screen (Showing time and city weather, jakarta in your case). Thanx.
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 10:13:13 AM »

 Happy  So, you like it.

Somebody had already asked and I've given my answer HERE.

You might also like to check THESE out  Wink Wink

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