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[Deal] Verizon Samsung Gear S2 for $139.95

Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2

The standard version of the #Samsung #GearS2 is now available through eBay for a miserly $139.95. The unit is refurbished. We have seen multiple deals on the Gear S2 Classic before, so it’s good to have a discount on the entry-level model as well.

The Gear S2 offered here comes locked to Verizon’s network in the U.S., so you won’t be able to use it with any other network in the region. This is a bit of a letdown, but given the amount of Verizon subscribers that are available out there, it shouldn’t be a big worry.

The smartwatch is capable of functioning on its own using Verizon’s networks, which is a big plus if you prefer a device that functions independently and not when paired with a smartphone. We suggest you have a closer look at this deal before stocks run out.

Get the Verizon Samsung Gear S2 for just $139.95 on eBay!

[Deal] T-Mobile Gear S2 Classic for $129.99

Gear S2 Classic

The T-Mobile branded #Samsung #GearS2 is now selling through eBay for only $129.99. The fall in price could be due to the presence of the Gear S3, which was launched not too long ago. But we’re not going to complain as this is still a pretty solid wearable to own. The Gear S2 Classic is pretty much the same as the standard version, with the only difference being the premium materials used in its making.

The Gear S2 comes with a rotating bezel ring, which is perhaps one of its key features as it’s supposed to help with UI navigation. Further, since it’s compatible with T-Mobile’s networks, the smartwatch can also handle 4G LTE networks on its own. This means you will no longer need your smartphone to be paired in order for the wearable to work. Taking all these factors into account, the Gear S2 seems like a steal at this price point.

Get the T-Mobile Gear S2 Classic for just $129.99 on eBay!

[Deal] T-Mobile Samsung Gear S2 for $109.99

Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2

The T-Mobile branded #Samsung #GearS2 can now be purchased via eBay for just $109.99. Don’t confuse this for a run of the mill smartwatch, though, as it has plenty of tricks up its sleeve. The Gear S2 comes with a unique rotating bezel, which lets you navigate through the UI. This hasn’t been tried by any manufacturer before.

The Gear S2 offered here comes with support for T-Mobile’s networks. This basically means that you can operate the smartwatch even without a paired smartphone. All things considered, the Gear S2 offered here is a steal for the price quoted by the eBay seller.

Given how expensive smartwatches can be, this deal surely does come across as attractive. This could also make a very good gifting item for the holiday season, especially if you have a tech savvy person in the family. Check out the listing from the link below.

Get the T-Mobile Samsung Gear S2 for just $109.99 on eBay!

[Deal] T-Mobile Samsung Gear S2 Classic for $129.99

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

The T-Mobile branded #Samsung #GearS2Classic is now available via eBay for just $129.99. The fall in the prices is expected given that the successor has already reached the markets. But take nothing away from the Gear S2, as it is still a pretty stellar wearable going by the hardware it packs. One of the highlights of the Gear S2 is the rotating bezel ring that allows users to navigate the user interface in a slightly different manner.

The addition of cellular connectivity means that you can pair with T-Mobile in the U.S. and use the wearable like an independent device and not simply as a companion to your smartphone. The Gear S2 is also compatible with a wide range of smartphones out there (not just Samsung Galaxy devices), which makes this an exciting prospect for a wide range of customers out there. Check out the phone from the link below.

Get the T-Mobile Samsung Gear S2 for just $129.99 on eBay!

[Deal] T-Mobile Gear S2 Classic for $149.99

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

With the #GearS3 set to hit major markets soon, the #GearS2 has sort of taken a back seat on our minds. But a deal on eBay promises to get your attention quickly as the retailer is selling the #GearS2Classic for just $149.99. The smartwatch is locked to work with T-Mobile in the U.S., so you will have to be an existing customer with the network to make use of its cellular features.

The Gear S2 Classic is the company’s high-end wearable that was released last year. It was retailing for nearly $350 during its launch, so to have it priced at just about $150 makes this a pretty impressive deal. The variant being offered here comes with a stainless steel body and a leather band, thus keeping it classy and old-school.

There’s no telling how long the wearable will last in stock, so be sure to check it out right away.

Get the T-Mobile Gear S2 Classic for just $149.99 on eBay!

Cellular variants of the Gear S2 now getting Samsung Pay support

Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2

While standard WiFi variants of the #Samsung #GearS2 have already received #SamsungPay support, the company is now enabling the feature on the cellular variants of the wearable as well. By simply heading over to the Gear Manager App on your paired smartphone, you will be able to update to the latest version of the company’s software which will automatically add the feature.

Given that the Gear S2 doesn’t have MST support by default, users will be able to pay only where there are NFC based terminals. This is a small inconvenience for basically being able to pay with your smartwatch. The update is available globally right now, so if you own a cellular enabled Gear S2, be sure to grab the update from the company’s Gear Manager app.

Samsung Pay is one of the most versatile wireless payment platforms available out there, which makes it a desirable offering for many. However, limited adoption remains a big concern for Samsung, as it is for Google and Apple.

Source: Reddit

Via: Android Headlines

Intermittent sensitivity issue on Galaxy Note 7 S-Pen, other issues

With the on-going recall of #GalaxyNote7 series, worldwide sales of the new Samsung flagship is surely taking a huge hit. If you’re reading this post, you should know by now that Samsung had been forced to issue a recall of its most recent flagship after dozens of documented reports of the battery catching fire surfaced. If you’ve received the replacement one, you should stop worrying as Samsung claims replacements ones are be a lot safer compared to the initial batches. It doesn’t mean however that the replacement Note 7s will be free of issues. On the contrary, we are expecting to receive a lot of many different issues about this product in the coming months so keep watching for our Note 7 troubleshooting posts.


In the meantime, these are specific issues we cover in this post today:

  1. Galaxy Note 7 “camera failed” error
  2. Intermittent sensitivity issue on Galaxy Note 7 S-Pen
  3. Gear S2 and Galaxy Note 7 notification issue
  4. Verizon replacements for recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices
  5. Galaxy Note 7 won’t turn on
  6. Galaxy Note 7 is totally unresponsive

If you are looking for solutions to your own #Android issue, you can contact us by using the link provided at the bottom of this page, or you can install our free app from Google Play Store.

When describing your issue, please be as detailed as possible so we can easily pinpoint a relevant solution. If you can, kindly include the exact error messages you are getting to give us an idea where to start. If you have already tried some troubleshooting steps before emailing us, make sure to mention them so we can skip them in our answers.

Problem #1: Galaxy Note 7 “camera failed” error

I’m getting the “Camera failed” error when I launch the front facing camera on my Galaxy Note 7. I have taken all of your troubleshooting steps, including re-launching the camera app, turning off smart stay and rebooting, clearing the camera app data and cache, and doing a factory reset. I’m hoping there’s something else that will work. I just received my replacement Note 7 and I didn’t have this issue on my original. — Kevin

Solution: Hi Kevin. The troubleshooting steps you mentioned are all that you can do to try to resolve the problem. Since even a factory reset did not fix the issue, the replacement unit you received may have a defective hardware in the first place. Try doing another round of factory reset and observe the phone without any apps. If the issue remains, get another replacement.

Keep  in mind that replacement phones are not brand new units but are refurbished ones so there’s a chance that they may be defective in the first place (especially if Samsung does not take extra checks before putting the returned unit to circulation).

Problem #2: Intermittent sensitivity issue on Galaxy Note 7 S-Pen

I have a Note 7. The S-Pen is becoming randomly overly sensitive (registering a click at random distances from 0-3 cm from the screen, rather than actually when i make contact). This makes typing, or selecting anything with much precision, difficult. It is also an intermittent condition, but I have not been able to figure out what conditions contribute to it occurring (no one app, no number of apps, no time since reboot). And the condition will go away on its own, while no action I take (including soft reset) seems able to clear the error. — David

Solution: Hi David. The S-Pen of the new Note 7 is twice more sensitive than its predecessor so your issue doesn’t make sense. Below are the troubleshooting steps that you can do to narrow down the cause of the problem.

  • Remove screen protector. If you are using one, try to remove it so you’ll see the difference. Some screen protectors can affect the sensitivity of the digitizer so taking it out is a must. If you feel some unnatural resistance when trying to write, or if you notice uneven surface, you may have a problem with the screen film.
  • Remove magnetic covers. Same as the screen protector, you must try to remove whatever protective case you’re using to see any difference in Note digitizer sensitivity. If the cover has a magnetic lock, it may interfere with the S-Pen’s functionality.
  • Replace the S-Pen tip. Sometimes, replacing a worn out S-Pen tip works in resolving sensitivity issues. If you have a spare tip, try to replace the existing one. This is the last troubleshooting step that you can do on your S-Pen.
  • Perform a factory reset. To also check if the phone’s firmware itself is the issue, you can try a factory or master reset. This will not only delete existing bugs, but may also prevent potential ones from developing. Make sure to also update all your apps after this procedure.

For reference, below are the steps on how do a master reset:

  • Backup your data and files saved in the phone’s internal storage.
  • Remove your Google account to deactivate the anti-theft function of the phone.
  • Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
  • Press and then hold the Home and Volume UP keys, then press and hold the Power key. NOTE: It doesn’t matter how long you press and hold the Home and Volume Up keys, it won’t affect the phone but by the time you press and hold the Power key, that’s when the phone starts to respond.
  • When the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge shows on the screen, release the Power key but continue holding the Home and Volume Up keys.
  • When the Android logo shows, you may release both keys and leave the phone be for about 30 to 60 seconds. NOTE: The “Installing system update” message may show on the screen for several seconds before displaying the Android system recovery menu. This is just the first phase of the entire process.
  • Using the Volume Down button, highlight the option ‘wipe data / factory reset’’ and press the Power key to select it.
  • Press the Volume Down button a few times to highlight ‘Yes — delete all user data’ and press the Power key to select it.
  • It may take a few seconds to complete the reset so just wait.
  • Once completed, the option ‘Reboot system now’ must be highlighted, so press the Power button to restart your phone.
  • The Note 7 will then boot up normally.

If the above suggestions won’t help, contact Samsung and demand for a replacement phone.

Problem #3: Gear S2 and Galaxy Note 7 notification issue

Hello. I have the Note 7 and Gear S2 4G. I have had the watch since it came out last November. The problem I am having is that the settings for my watch change everytime I power it on. It changes my notifications in the Gear app. It worked fine with my Galaxy S6. I have tried rebooting and everything. The notifications it keeps changing are the ones to receive notifications from the phone on my watch while I am on the phone. Like phone calls or text messages and Voicemail. Like I said before no problem with my S6 only my Note 7. Please help. — Brandon

Solution: Hi Brandon. The first thing that you want to do is to ensure that both devices are running the latest software update. If both of them are already updated at this time, try to factory reset the phone first to check for any change in notification behavior. If nothing changes, make sure that you also factory reset the watch to refresh the firmware of both devices.

Problem #4: Verizon replacements for recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices

Hi and good morning. I follow your website and I refer to it often for my Android phones as well as my family’s phones. I am wondering if you have heard anything about when VZW might be getting repaired Galaxy Note 7s to replace the phones that were issued to us here in the US, and then recalled.

I call Verizon and they never seem to know anything. In fact, most of us know more than they claim to know just from news updates on the interweb,. Any info you might have would be great. Thanks. — Russell

Solution: Hi Russell. We don’t work for Verizon so our information regarding any Note 7 recall-related issue are just as good as yours. As far as Verizon’s official channel is concerned, customers can start claiming replacement units starting September 20, 2016.

As of this writing, Samsung claims that they’ve already recalled about 70% of all Note 7s in both South Korea and the US. If you received your Note 7 from Verizon, make sure to visit the nearest available store and have your device replaced as soon as possible.

Problem #5: Galaxy Note 7 won’t turn on

Hi. I have a problem with my Samsung Note. It just died last night. I was trying to open a page, the response was very slow, so I hit the back button. It didn’t answer to my command, so I pressed Home button and Power button. My phone just went black and that was it. I couldn’t start up again. Unlike other times, when my phone just freeze and was hot because I’ve used it a lot, this time, the phone was cold – the battery was cold, and I had it in my hands just a little time before it died. Should I mention that it doesn’t show me anything when I am trying to recharge the battery, nothing. It doesn’t heat up. I followed some steps on this page, but it didn’t help. The laptop doesn’t show me anything like recognising the device. It just makes a noise when I’m introducing the cable in the USB port. If you could help me with any information or something, I would appreciate it very much! It just happened when I needed my phone the most. And I am afraid that I may have lost all my contacts number. Thank you very much, for your help! Best regards. — Carmen

Solution: Hi Carmen. If the phone remains totally unresponsive even after leaving it connected to a charger for at least 30 minutes, we doubt if there’s anymore that you can do on your level to fix it. The only thing that we can suggest is that you try to boot the phone in other modes to see if you can revive it. If nothing happens, have the phone replaced.

Below are the steps on how to boot your Note 7 to different modes.

Boot in Recovery mode

  • Charge the phone for at least 30 minutes.
  • Press and then hold the Home and Volume UP keys, then press and hold the Power key.
  • When the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shows on the screen, release the Power key but continue holding the Home and Volume Up keys.
  • When the Android logo shows, you may release both keys and leave the phone be for about 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Using the Volume Down key, navigate through the options and highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  • You can either wipe the cache partition or do a factory reset when in this mode.

Boot in Download Mode

  • Charge the phone for at least 30 minutes.
  • Press and then hold the Home and Volume DOWN keys, then press and hold the Power key.
  • When the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shows on the screen, release the Power key but continue holding the Home and Volume DOWN keys.
  • Wait until the Download screen appears.
  • If you can boot the phone in download mode but not in other modes, that means that your only way out may be to flash a stock or custom firmware.
  • Use Google to look for a guide on how to do it.

Boot in safe mode

  • Charge the phone for at least 30 minutes.
  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • Once the ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7’ logo appears, release the Power key and immediately press and hold the Volume Down button.
  • Continue holding the button until the phone finishes rebooting.
  • Once you see the text “Safe mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume Down button.
  • The only difference of safe mode from normal mode is that the former prevents third party apps from running. If you can boot the phone in safe mode but not in normal mode, uninstall all apps until the issue (that prevents you from booting normally) is eliminated.

Problem #6: Galaxy Note 7 is totally unresponsive

Hello. Great blog! Very informative and easy to understand. Wonderful educational resource for the masses. Keep up the great work! My Note has from time to time given me the “No SIM card detected” error. I would restart and all would be fine. Last week, the error came up multiple times in 2 days and then the phone started shutting down on its own. It would not start up immediately, sometimes a few hours would go by and when I hit the power button it would power up, but only stay on for short spurts of time before shutting down again.

Now, the phone will not turn back on at all. I bought a Galaxy J7 in the meantime, but it appears I didn’t back up my data on the Note (based on attempting to sync via Google and only email contacts show, not phone numbers) so I expect to lose all my contacts and pictures if I can’t power on my Note 7 to sync or export to my SD card. I did the soft reset to no avail. When trying again hours later, just to see, the phone did vibrate and the logo appeared and that was it. Power off. Perhaps this is a telling sign?

I get no response when holding buttons (home, power, volume up). Any suggestions? Your help is greatly appreciated! — Michelle

Solution: Hi Michelle. If you want to check if you can boot the phone so you can create a backup of your files, we suggest that you try to restart it to safe mode first. If that won’t work, try the other two modes we mention above.

You should also know by now that Samsung is recalling Note 7s around the world. If you haven’t returned your device yet, we highly suggest that you do so ASAP. Since it’s a recall, you don’t have to explain what the problem is to get a replacement unit.
If you are already using the replacement unit at this time, we still recommend that you have the device replaced if you can’t turn it back on by doing any of the modes above.


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[Deal] T-Mobile Samsung Gear S2 for $129.95

Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2

The T-Mobile branded #Samsung #GearS2 is now available on eBay for just $129.95. Since the device is capable of taking a SIM card, you can use T-Mobile’s networks with this device and operate the smartwatch independently.

This is a pretty nifty feature and reduces the wearable’s dependence on the paired smartphone. This is one of the many features that makes the Gear S2 a very exciting prospect in the smartwatch industry, even if its successor is already out.

One of the highlights of the device is the rotating bezel UI, which allows you to navigate within the smartwatch using just the exterior bezel. The onboard app hub offers a bunch of handy apps and games as well.

If there’s one caveat with this particular listing, it’s that the wearable is manufacturer refurbished. But if you’re willing to look over that aspect, the T-Mobile Gear S2 for just under $130 is a steal.

Get the T-Mobile Samsung Gear S2 for just $129.95 on eBay!

[Deal] Samsung Gear S2 for $185

Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2

You can now grab the Dark Gray version of the #Samsung #GearS2 for just $185 on eBay. The smartwatch comes with all the bells and whistles that you expect from a modern day wearable, and some, making it a very attractive proposition for this price. The product is manufacturer refurbished. If you’re interested in snatching it up, we suggest you hurry as stocks might be limited with the seller.

The Gear S2 comes with a pretty attractive design and the unique rotating ring bezel, which makes it stand out against the competition. The listing mentions that there’s warranty on board the wearable as well, which is a bonus at this price point.

Now that Samsung has announced the Gear S3, the demand for the Gear S2 has come down significantly. This tells us that there could be more price reductions coming our way. As it stands, though, this is one of the attractive deals we’ve seen on the wearable so far.

Get the Samsung Gear S2 for just $185 on eBay!

[Deal] Verizon or T-Mobile Samsung Gear S2 with LTE for $99.99

Gear S2

We have stumbled across two separate eBay listings, wherein you will find the Verizon and T-Mobile powered models of the #Samsung Gear S2. The two wearables are selling for just $99.99, which is pretty sweet. As you would imagine, these are both LTE enabled devices, which means it’s well worth your money.

These are the basic versions of the Gear S2, so they come with rubber straps on board. There’s a circular display on board, along with Samsung’s iconic and mightily impressive rotating bezel UI, which makes for a thoroughly pleasurable experience in terms of usability. Given the pricing quoted by the sellers, we won’t be surprised if the devices go out of stock fairly soon. Keeping this in mind, we suggest you hurry on over to the eBay links below.

The T-Mobile version is available in Dark Gray and Silver, while the Verizon variant is only available in Dark Gray.

Gear S2 by T-Mobile

Gear S2 by Verizon

[Deal] T-Mobile Gear S2 for $99.99

Gear S2

The Samsung Gear S2 from T-Mobile is now available on eBay for just $99.99. We saw the deal on the Verizon variant a couple of days ago for the same price, suggesting that retailers are looking to slash the pricing of Samsung’s premier wearable across the board. Since the smartwatch is only compatible with T-Mobile, you won’t be able to use a SIM card from any other network provider, so your choices are fairly limited.

As you know, the Gear S2 can function independently as a separate device, making the SIM card slot a useful addition. In terms of features, it comes with all the bells and whistles that we get to see on standard variants of the Gear S2. This includes the rotating bezel ring, which is one of the highlights of the device.

The retailer is offering the smartwatch in Black and Silver variants. Head over to the page below for more details.

Get the T-Mobile Gear S2 for just $99.99 on eBay!

Samsung seemingly ready to bring Gear S2 and Gear Fit 2 support to iPhones

Gear S2

Gear S2

#Samsung took a big leap with the #GearS2 by making it compatible with non-Samsung devices as well. This move was welcomed with open arms as previous Gear smartwatches were limited to just Samsung’s Galaxy handsets.

A new report is now mentioning that the Korean manufacturer is almost ready with an iPhone version of the Gear Manager app, which should officially introduce support for the Gear S2 and the Gear Fit 2 to the iPhones. This app is seemingly in beta testing, indicating that a launch might not be far away.

This could pave the way for more customers willing to try out Samsung’s innovative smartwatch tech. Frankly, the Tizen-based wearables have barely seen any love from the market. But this is largely due to the dominance of the Apple Watch in the market and the hesitance among the Android (and Samsung) fans to try out smartwatches. Not to mention the slew of Android Wear offerings that are available out there.

Do you think iPhone compatibility will make the Gear S2, Gear Fit 2 and the upcoming Gear S3 more popular among iPhone users?

Source: Samsung – Translated

Via: Sam Mobile

[Deal] Verizon Samsung Gear S2 for $99.99

Samsung Gear S2An eBay retailer is now offering the #Verizon branded #Samsung #GearS2 for just $99.99. This is Samsung’s current high-end smartwatch and comes with exciting hardware on board, which makes it a pretty attractive offering overall. One of the notable features here is the rotating bezel UI, allowing you to control the UI elements with the bezel on the smartwatch. The unit is refurbished.

The smartwatch is compatible with a wide-range of Android smartphones, so you don’t necessarily need a Galaxy phone to operate it. This is in contrast to Samsung’s older Tizen smartwatches, which were only supported by Galaxy devices. Clearly, Samsung understood the need to have people from the entire Android camp on its side rather than just Galaxy device owners.

For $99.99, you can’t do much better than the Gear S2 right now. Make sure you hit the link below for more details on the deal.

Get the Verizon Gear S2 for just $99.99 on eBay!

[Deal] Verizon Samsung Gear S2 for $104.99

Gear S2

The #Verizon branded #Samsung #GearS2 wearable is now selling for just $104.99 on eBay. This model is only compatible with Verizon accounts, however. The smartwatch runs on Tizen, which is Samsung’s proprietary smartwatch operating system that rivals Google’s Android Wear and Apple’s watchOS.

In terms of functionality and onboard features, the Gear S2 is pretty much up there with the big guys, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a closer look at this particular smartwatch. But unlike older Gear smartwatches, the Gear S2 is also compatible with some non-Samsung handsets.

Features like the rotating bezel makes for a pleasurable UI experience for the customers. This is something that isn’t available on any other contemporary smartwatch, making the Gear S2 quite unique. With Samsung expected to launch the Gear S3 pretty soon, we expect more discounts on the Gear S2 over the coming days. Hit the eBay link below for more details on the Gear S2.

Get the Verizon Samsung Gear S2 for just $104.99!