To be big in America too – Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

Samsung has released a teaser video for all the desperately waiting Galaxy S2 fans in US. There is no other view that Samsung galaxy s2 i9100 is the best selling android smart phone across Europe and Asia. Though there were talks of SGS2 not being released in US. But finally following video will excite you if you are fan of this phone and waiting eagerly sitting in US.


Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 is one of the best smart phone ever with the features like 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4.3” super AMOLED plus screen, 8.0 mp camera with flash, 1.2 mp front camera and many more. This is probably the lightest and thinnest android phone available right now.


As we mentioned in our previous post about the release of Samsung galaxy s2 i9100 in US, Samsung is all set to release this phone on 29th August 2011 in New York City.

That secret code for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

By looking at various forums online, I have found one secret code for samsung galaxy s2 i9100. This code is properly working on other samsung devices as well but the images displayed in this post are the images from the test result from Samsung Galaxy S2I9100. The code is *#0*#. Entering this code via your dial pad, you will see the following screen.


Here you will see the heading as LCS test but you can test all the listed things. You can test LCD screen, vibrations, both cameras, sensor, touch screen and speakers. This is very handy to check all the hardware of your phone working fine or having any issue.

Tip: While testing touch, make sure you make all the blocks green or you wont be able to use back button.

Update: Though this was tested only on Samsung Galaxy S2, one of the friends in Android Users Group confirm that it is working on Optimus 2X and Xperia

Samsung Galaxy S2 in US next month


Shin Jong-kyun from Samsung mobile told media persons that Samsung will release its flagship smart phone Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 in US next month. Shin was answering to media persons in Seoul.

This phone was released in South Korea in April and later it was gradually released in other Asian and European countries. Within 2 months of its launch, sales of Samsung Galaxy S2 reached to 3 millions.

"We expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. market sometime in August." Shin said. This means still the US fans of this phone will need to wait till august.

Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 is considered to be the best available smart phone in the market right now. Also the strategy is to beat all the versions of iPhone including the upcoming iPhone5. This phone comes with 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4.3 inch super AMOLED plus screen, 8 megapixel camera with flash, 2 megapixel front camera. It considered to be the lightest phone in its segment. Lets see how it picks up in the US in August.

SOURCE: yonhapnews

Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 now available from Virgin Mobile Canada


You heard it right. You can now order Samsung Galaxy S2 from Virgin Mobile canada website. It is available for 3 yr contract for $169.99. It is also available for $599 as a right out price. So after Canada it must be the US first in the waiting list for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100. You can get more tips for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 on our website.

Use Kies air in Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

Samsung galaxy S2 I9100 comes with an app called “Kies Air”. To transfer data from phone to PC or vice versa, Samsung has its own software named Kies which is being used with the support of USB cable. Samsung has gone further a step and provided “Kies Air” which allows you to transfer data wirelessly using wi-fi connection! That sounds interesting. Here is how you can use Kies Air in Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100.


Just open the Kies Air app on the mobile and tap on Start. Make sure your phone is connected to the same wi-fi connection network, using which your PC is connected. Now once you tap on start, phone will look for a network address and generate a unique web address (using IP only) and will show it on the screen.


You now need to enter that address in the browser on the PC. It will show full Kies software functionality in the browser and you can easily transfer data between devices. In this way you will never need to attach a USB cable to your phone and you can do it without using any other wires! The only thing needed is wi-fi connection. All data will be transferred using this connection only.

Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 reaches 3 Million Global Sale

Samsung_Galaxy_S2The best ever smart phone in world market, Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100, has broke the barrier of 3 Million sale globally. Though the phone is yet not available in US market, it has proven its dominance in the market and is now leading Android phone in the market.

With the shining screen with Super AMOLED plus technology, phone comes with 4.3 inch display and it has 1.2 GHz dual core processor in it. Also its probably the thinnest and lightest phone in all smart phones of its category.

Announced at Mobile World Congress 2011, the GALAXY S II represents our most advanced smartphone to date and demonstrates Samsung’s commitment to deliver premium, market-defining devices," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business."This milestone reflects the continued strong support from our carrier partners around the world who have chosen the GALAXY S II as their flagship Android device."

SOURCE Samsung Mobile Press

Take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

Samsung-Galaxy-S2Screen capture on Android phone is always a tricky thing and if your phone is not rooted, you cannot do it without connecting your phone to PC. Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 has come up with an easy solution for screen capture. You can long press Power button and Home button together and release it together will capture current screen. You will see a message “Screen captured. Saved as image file”. Captured image will be seen in gallery in ScreenCapture folder.

Create new photo album

While playing with my Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100, a need arise to create separate photo albums for bunch of photos in picture gallery. After checking all the options to create it from the gallery, it is found that creating photo album from gallery is not possible! Thinking little further and found the solution in one of my previous posts Enable USB storage on Android. But that is connected way where I need to connect my phone via USB to PC and than move on managing the album in DCIM folder. I wanted to create photo album on Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 from phone itself. Finally found a way and it worked perfectly. Here are the steps to follow.

  1. Go to Application –> My Files –> DCIM –> Camera folder
  2. Go to Menu and tap on Create Folder
  3. Give appropriate name to the folder which is considered as a new photo album
  4. That is it, your new album is created


After creating new photo album now its turn to move some photos in that album. Here are the steps to move photos to that folder.

  1. In Application –> My Files –> DCIM –> Camera folder, long press the photo you want to move to other folder
  2. It will show a menu, select Move option from menu
  3. From the list of folders, select appropriate folder and tap on move here

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See its so simple to create new photo albums and moving photos to that album in Android and you don’t even need any kind of file manager to do this!

How to uninstall apps from Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100

Its human nature to start playing with the new device as soon as we get it. Similarly as soon as I got my new Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, I started playing with it. Within a week the phone was flooded with lots of apps which are once tested and never used after that. After a week I started thinking of removing them and find out an easy way to uninstall any app in Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100. Here are the steps

Go to Settings –> Applications –> Manage Applications (Follow first 2 steps from this link)

Step 1: If not selected by default, select Download Tab


Step 2: Select the application to be uninstalled

uninstall_android_app_2Step 3: Tap on Uninstall and in following warning screen tap on ok


Following these steps will remove selected application from your Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100. You can almost remove any app from your Samsung I9100 without any problem.

Enable USB storage on Android

Android has a very nice feature that you can use a phone as USB storage. Following some simple steps can make the phone act as a USB storage and you can simply copy and paste content between phone and PC. These steps are followed in Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) for screen capture.

Step – 1: Go to Settings

Step – 2: Select Wireless and Network

1Step – 3: Select USB utilities

2Step – 4: Click on Connect storage to PC. It will ask you to attach USB cable to phone.


Step – 5: Click on Connect USB storage. This will connect your phone to PC as a USB storage and you can move any data between them.



  1. To copy pictures go to DCIM –> Camera folder
  2. To copy songs albums go to Media –> Audio folder
  3. To get all screen captures go to ScreenCapture folder (Samsung galaxy S2)