Samsung Galaxy Centura FAQ
Sunday 12th of May 2013
This is a work in progress and, as such, if you feel that there is anything that needs adding, please PM a guide or start a thread in Private Chat With Staff with your suggestions.Many thanks 1. General Android phone FAQ's?2. How can I improve my battery life?3. Are there any Samsung Galaxy Centura Tips & Tricks?4. What are the known problems with the Samsung Galaxy Centura?5. Forum related questions.6. What is root?/What does being rooted mean?Q: General Android phone FAQ's?A: Here is a thread on general Android Phone FAQ'sQ: How can I improve my battery life? A: Smartphones operate on a sort of spectrum. On one end you could put battery life, on the other end all those options like wifi/3g/sync (among other things). If you want great battery life you can't have those on all the time. If you want those on all the time, you won't get great battery life. It is best to find the compromise that works best for you and what you want most out of your phone. Here are a couple of things that you could consider - adjust the screen brightness, do not use live wallpapers, switch off networ
Android galaxy centura wrong location, time
Tuesday 03rd of September 2013
My Straight talk galaxy centura always shows that current location in Pensacola Florida when I am 170 miles east of it. Even after changing and verifying correct Google location for me....it continues this error.Also the time keeps changing back to Zurich time.....6 hours earlier than me. I have a static wallpaper.....use mobile network data. I reset manually and it goes back to Zurich time. Please help.
Tracfone's Centura Android...
Friday 20th of September 2013
looks like Tracfone is getting four new android phones...This is one for sale on HSN...Samsung Galaxy Centura Android TracFone with $25 Google Play Card, 600 Minutes, at HSN.com
Samsung Centura - "Feature Game" notification - HELP!
Thursday 31st of October 2013
Hi. Hopefully I'm in the right spot. I have a Straight Talk Samsung Centura Android phone.......... In the past week or so I keep getting a notification "Feature Game - Best Cool Android Game!" in the status bar at the top of my screen. If I click it, it goes to the app store but doesn't find anything. I want this notification turned off!!!!! I'm a 45 year old male and don't have ANY games on my phone! I downloaded Air Push Detector, Ad Detector, Addons Detector and non have found anything. What is causing this and how can I make it stop??? Thank you very much!!!!!!
Thursday 05th of December 2013
How do I forward a text on the Samsung Galaxy Centura Android?
Thursday 19th of December 2013
I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy Centura Android Tracfone. I downloaded some songs from the Play Store on my new phone.I want to use one of the songs I downloaded as a ringtone. I can't figure out how to do this. Is there a way ?I have had a good number of Tracfones and NEVER had a problem using a song for a ringtone but just can't figure out how.Can anybody help ?Thanks
Solution for failed straight talk android system update samsung galaxy centura
Thursday 13th of February 2014
I have been having issues lately with a popup that keeps telling me that their is an android update for my samsung galaxy centura straight talk phone. Only problem is every time I tried to install it, it failed to install and showed an android guy on his back. After calling the worthless tech support at straight talk who barely can speak English I had them tell me that maybe my phone doesn't have an update available, it said why is it telling me one is available? I told them thanks for wasting my time and not helping me what so ever!My solution was to go to setting and in setting select the option to reset my phone to manufactures setting, of course back up your google contacts first but reset your phone. As soon as I did I got the android system update message, I selected install and it finally worked! Thought I would post this for anyone who tried straight talk tech support and got zero help. Hopefully this helps someone!
Friday 28th of February 2014
I did a factory reset on my phone because it kept freezing up so I removed my .sd card thinking I was saving my pictures well I only got a few.Is there any way to get the others back? ,Also I can't log back into my original Google acct because I can't remember my password.Any suggestions please?
android galaxy centura locking up
Monday 23rd of June 2014
where do I find a fix for android galaxy centura constantly locking up? the phone is thru trackfone. it doesn't matter what app is open.
How do you live computer life with a cheap android?
Tuesday 01st of July 2014
I have SCH-S738C Samsung Galaxy Centura. Android 4.0.4I want to gut out as much as possible. It's a cheap phone, but faster than a 90's computer. Yet everyones demand for pretty jeweled eye candy disneyland apps has made the device respond to your needs slower than an 80's computer. The apps these days are so densely overweight so you keep getting curious about that $800 phone and wonder if it is what you need to use Android.My fustrations are aimed at software these days that hides all the core workings, the machine code is locked behind a wall of ignorance of encryption, no one wants you to see their source code, that would result in them not profiting or something as it seems.Wouldn't it be better if we all knew how to write code ourselfs? Instead of a button with a picture that you click and you remain oblivious to what is going on in the OS.I don't want an answer from someone that says go to college for years just to use a modern computer.What can I do to take a look deep inside Android and see what is going on with it's inner workings. What is a good view of the entire OS that