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How to restore contacts that were synced to Samsung?

I've been syncing my contacts to my Samsung account. Now I'm trying to find out how I can restore one I accidentally deleted, but I can't find any information anywhere. How can I browse and restore ...
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Screen flickering galaxy s3

I noticed that my galaxy s3 sometimes show flickering on display when I am for example closing apps. I disabled HW overlays but it didn't help. I read that it can cause battery. My battery is fairly ...
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The News Feed's Problem

The news feed doesn't update what my friends like or comment. Does Friendcaster have this feature? How can I set up for it to work?
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Can't perform a reboot or factory reset on Samsung s3 after recent update

Early December update performed on Samsung Galaxy s3. Since then, the Samsung logo is stuck on screen. Attempted reboot, says it's rebooting, then the android figure shows up on screen an says No ...
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Font on my AMOLED display has white border

I noticed that text on my Galaxy S3 is bad looking. This is how it should look And this is how it is looking On the second image you can see white border around every letter.. But, when I ...
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When a transfer is on-going on Send Anywhere is there any way to see what code (6-digit number) was used?

When a transfer is on-going on Send Anywhere is there any way to see what code (6-digit number) was used to initiate the transfer from the uploader side? I use Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III with a ...
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Need manual update for samsung s3 I9300

I am having Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300XXELLA (O.s JB 4.1.2). Its update not available throught phone. So can I manually download JB 4.3 of I9300XXU. will it work or my phone with I9300XXELLA.
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Manual network unlocking failure, please HELP

Im trying to unlock my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 and i have some troubles. My phone is running on Android 4.1.1 and it has root mode enable. 1: I dial the "secret" code *#197328640#. 2: Press ...
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Text Message Sequence

I am receiving my text messages but they are not in sequence. The reply to my question ends up above the questions instead of below. How do you fix it?
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Galaxy S3 neo high RAM usage

I have a Galaxy S3 neo and for some reason after I turn it on the RAM usage gets so high making it freeze. Even after rebooting the problem appears again. Exactly after 35 seconds, or so, from turning ...
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Why is Call Waiting not available on Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)?

From my Samsung Galaxy SIII's Phone application (on Android Jelly Bean 4.3), as long as my phone has credit, I can access the application's "Settings" screen via the menu key and then tap on ...
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Fix IMEI Galaxy S3 number efs backup

I got here a Samsung Galaxy S3, with the notorious 004990xxxx generic IMEI numbers. I know the fix is to restore the efs folder. But how about for someone as dumb as me who doesn't have a backup of ...
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WhatsApp is stuck at initialzing

Restored phone to original factory settings on 22nd November 14.Today I downloaded WhatsApp from the Play Store(and it installed correctly). After entering the phone number, WhatsApp has been stuck ...
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Prevent outgoing international calls except when made through Google voice

Is there any way to prevent outgoing international calls except when made through Google voice, and without having to ask the mobile network carrier to block them? I am the way of Is there a way/app ...
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i9300 Flickering Horizontal Distorted Lines On Screen

I've got the Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) running one of CM11's 4.4.4 recent nightlies, sometime last month I was on a different rom and I experienced this issue and assumed the rom was broken and moved ...
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I'm trying to figure out what the symbol on my main screen on my s3 means

I was wondering what the symbol on my top screen of my phone was it kinda looks like a sun with a smaller sun in it and it just spins and pops on an off
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Disabling/Changing PIN on Android device: where are the disabled flag and new PINs stored (SIM or internal storage)?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Lock SIM card` which displays a check box which can be used to configure the phone to ...
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Possible to change SIM card PUK on Android device?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Change SIM PIN to change the default PIN that came with the SIM card. ...
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Samsung Galaxy SIII: SkipSoft Toolkit: rooting: unable to boot Custom Recovery after flashing

My device is an unrooted Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 (Jelly Bean 4.3.0). I am trying to root my device using Unified_Android_Toolkit_v1.3.3.exe AKA SkipSoft Toolkit and their web page lists my ...
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Retrieving videos/photos from Vault app on Galaxy S3

Is it possible to retrieve photos/videos after uninstalling and reinstalling Vault app? Please give me instructions how to retrieve.
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Not receiving network signals on samsung S3 T999?

Hi I just bought a Samsung S3 T-999. The problem is when I switch cellphone on, it connects to my network but just for a second. The moment that second's gone, I lose signals completely. So it's not ...
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How to have the OS launch applications at startup time?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I am trying to figure out how to configure applications such a Skype to start up automatically once the system has gone through the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3: problem booting up

My S3 keeps turning on getting to the model splash screen when you turn it off, it stays there for about five seconds and then goes blank for a bit and then repeats the process over and over again. I ...
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SIP an Android: How does it work, how do I set it up, and how do I use it?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I've seen various posts on this site and on the Internet concerning SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). I've read a little bit about this ...
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Android social apps: ability to post on behalf of the user?

Ever since I purchased my Samsung Galaxy SIII, it has been displaying a notification which when clicked causes an app to be displayed asking me to log in to Facebook and then displaying the following ...
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Can't view Location (textual desciption) information in Windows when opening picture taken with Camera app

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have enabled GPS on my device and have also enabled the GPS tag feature in my Camera application. When a picture is taken, GPS information is attached to the image, and ...
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What does this icon mean, in the stock messenger app?

Pretty straightforward; when viewing the list of recent contacts/conversations, the stock messenger app on my Samsung Galaxy S3 shows this icon, but for only the one conversation. I don't know if ...
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Why are my call settings disabled (and which settings require operator support and which settings are normally included in service plans)?

As shown in the screenshot below, on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Phone -> Call Settings, almost everything is disabled/grayed out. I have a SIM card inside my phone but have not topped up ...
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Phone app: what does the blue forbidden sign (with optional blue “A” in front) mean in the call log?

I have the following question concerning the Samsung Galaxy SIII: When one taps Phone -> Logs it is possible to see the following icons: Incoming calls which were answered and received text ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 phone - typing additional symbols

There are some symbols available when using the on screen keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, but I would like to access additional symbols, like percent sign and degree symbol. How can I do ...
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Accidentally “cleared data” for system apps on my Galaxy lll

I accidentally "cleared data" for some apps on my Galaxy lll. I think they were system apps and now I can't open facebook and other apps. How can I recover whatever is missing?
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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

I'm using the GeoTracker application to record position and velocity as I exercise along a track. I live on relatively flat ground, only shift up and down no more than5 meters at the very maximum, but ...
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Hands-free mode automatically turns off after a delay of some hours on the Samsung Galaxy SIII

I'm experiencing the following problems with Hands-free mode on the Samsung Galaxy SIII: When I turn Hands-free mode on, and some time passes by, hands-free mode switches off automatically all by ...
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Hands-free/Driving Mode: How to change the reading voice's language (and voice: male/female etc…)?

Is there a way to change the language and voice for reading out the information on hands-free mode. Even better, it would be nice if the language and voice for the alarm could be set on a per-alarm ...
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Hands-free/Driving Mode: difference between Alarm and Schedule features?

I would like to know, under Settings -> My device -> Hands-free mode, what is the difference between checking: Alarm [ ] Read out alarm information when alarms sound Schedule [ ] Read out ...
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How can I prevent the AT&T update software from using my 4G connection?

Is there any way to prevent the AT&T update software form using my 4G connection (i.e. using Wi-Fi only when available)? By default it seems to use the 4G connection when there's no Wi-Fi ...
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Bizarre New Battery Behavior in GT-I9300

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to check. I was ...
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Camera Application: How to save icons in top container?

Once I open the camera application on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I can click on the camera Settings cogwheel icon and then select Edit shortcuts from the slide-out menu to view a list of icons which can ...
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Application manager: no SD card present but applications still listed under “SD CARD” and what is USB storage?

The back of my Samsung Galaxy SIII has a slot for inserting an external memory SD card (MicroSD up to 32 GB) next to the SIM card slot, but I never purchased nor inserted any, just double checked just ...
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Contacts application: Importing name card (vCard/.vcf file) creates inconsistent duplicate fields

From the Contacts application on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I've selected a contact and selected the "Share namecard via -> Email" and mailed myself the result just to see what would happen. Upon ...
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How to restore the contacts on a Samsung Galaxy s3?

My mother's phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3 was sent for repairs, it came back empty from apps contacts etc. We logged into her Google account, and sync is enabled, but the phone didn't got anything back. ...
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galaxy s3 backup location

To backup my data from the recovery reboot using clockworkmod , must I put backup in clockwork/backup location or just in my exsdcatd?
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Hands-free mode not working on Samsung Galaxy SIII

I've activated Hands-free mode from the configurable set of switch-buttons at the top of the notification panel on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, and such mode also appears activated under Settings -> My ...
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How to disable haptic feedback for (software) keyboard?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when the screen is unlocked, by default when the user presses any of the hardware keys Menu (the key on the left) or Back (the key on the right) the phone virates slightly ...
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What do the application icons in the upper-left hand side of the notification panel mean?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I am used to controlling which applications are running at any given time by holding the Home hardware button and then swiping any apps I want to close from the list of ...
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cannot create dir '/data/data/com.whatsapp' : I/O error

My whatsapp application suddenly missing on my Samsung Galaxy S3. When tried to install it again, recieved the following error : "Insufficient storage available" My phone is rooted. I've check ...
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Big battery drain and crash after using the camera

I have a SGS3 Gt i9300 on CM 11 nightly. When I use the Camera the screen starts to make crazy things (flashes, lights and lines all over) and the telephone turns off (reboots). Then it says the ...
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Photos “self deleted” off Galaxy 3

As I was trying to transfer photos from my galaxy 3 to my mac, one of my albums containing over 1500 pictures deleted itself. I watched the album count slowly decrease. Why did it do this and how do ...
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video disappeared

So I plugged in my S3 to the Kies to pull a video out I had taken for Thankgiving...and everything is gone that I had just taped and watched on the phone. Now there is video back on it that I had ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update deleted Play Store and a bunch of other Google apps

Today my Galaxy S3 alerted me that there was an update to Push Services available. For once I actually thought "hey, let's not dismiss this update" and went through the whole process. There were no ...