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why does smartphones start to lag after few years of their launch?

I have seen that every smartphone that used to be flagship device start facing lag after a span of time. why does the same RAM, same CPU becomes slower over the years. Taking example of Samsung device ...
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Downloaded mp3 only plays for about 2 minutes. Is there a setting I have to change?

I've downloaded several mp3's so I can listen to them on my Samsung Galaxy S3. When I play them either through Google Play Music or Sound Player, I hear about 2 minutes of audio then it stops playing. ...
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GS3 won't allow me to factory reset

Today when I went to grab my phone, it was on the Samsung logo screen and wouldn't load. I tried force powering it down and restarting it. It then got to the Samsung Galaxy S III logo but wouldn't ...
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Downloaded Exchange, Can't Unlock PIN

I recently set up my work e-mail on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Before doing this, I had full access to whatever lock screen options (swipe, PIN, etc.) I wanted. After having Exchange set up, though, the ...
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I can not screenshot on my samsung galaxymini s~3 [duplicate]

How do i screenshot on samsung galaxy s~3 Model number GT-S5280 Android Version4.1.2
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Alarm clock unlocking device

I have a Galaxy S3 phone and a Galaxy Tab 4, both with the same issue. I'm using the Echo Lockscreen app (paid version) with a pattern unlock, which I'm happy with. I'm also using the built-in "Clock" ...
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Android imei problems (I think)

Hello and thank you all in advance I had problems when I start my galaxys3, I have researched think is the IMEI But if I press * # 06 # if I get my IMEI just that with a forward slash before the last ...
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galaxy s3 not detected as media device

Using Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 and it is not detected as media storage device on my laptop.I have installed the latest version of Samsung USB drivers too.Strangely it does detect on my office laptop running ...
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RAW camera and Lollipop

One of the selling points of Lollipop was that it will now support shooting in "Raw" mode, so that you can get the raw sensor data and then process it on the computer. I just installed CM12.1 on my ...
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Galaxy 3 automatically turns off and on

Haven't received any solution after several calls to AT&T Advanced Support, nor Samsung Support! This problem started after the first connection to my hotel wifi, and happens continuously ...
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Choppy call quality on my SGS III

I bought a phone from a dishonest person and the calling app doesn't quite work. When I use the talkatone app, everything is clear, but when I use the original call app, it's very choppy 75% of the ...
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Help with Galaxy s3

I damaged my cell phone with water and I bought a new phone but I have sound on the old phone and I want to view on my PC to remove data so I can sell for parts on eBay. Is this possible?
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File BOOT, PDA, PHONE, CSC s3 mini [duplicate]

I need the BOOT, PDA, PHONE, CSC to be used in odin with my Samsung Galaxy s3 mini (I8190N), Does anyone have them? Thank you!
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Phone won't go past Samsung logo without cutting off

I set my phone down. Somehow a tiny bit of bleach reached my phone. I took the battery out and wiped off my phone. I turned it on, then all of a sudden it turned off when I plugged it in. Without a ...
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Force Android Update to Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 which is on EE's network is currently still running Jelly Bean. Is it possible to push an update through to this, or force install one? If so, how do I go about doing so and what ...
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Last seen on WhatsApp?

"last seen" does it mean that the person opened MY chat window with him, saw the conversation we had and then went offline? or "last seen" only means that the person was using WhatsApp and not ...
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Restoring apps and files after flashing a custom ROM

I recently flashed Adnroid 5.0 custom ROM by NamelesROM on my GT-i9300 S3 Samsung. I did backup my ROM by TWRP and the ROM i installed now (NamelessROM android 5.0) worked fine and i am happy with the ...
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No wifi, data internet, app upgrade

My samsung galaxy s3 keeps telling me my ip address isn't right. So it won't connect to wifi or data internet. It won't upgrade my play store apps or download them. I've already done a reset. What do ...
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There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later - Galaxy s3

Got the dreaded "There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later" error. This all started with notifications stating my account could not Sync with any of my apps. Seen many ...
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Block all incoming calls [duplicate]

I need to use internet, but without being able to be called. So basically just block all incoming calls. I used to enable flight mode, but doing so, I'm not able to connect to the internet. Is there ...
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my screen just went black

My Samsung galaxy s3 just went black and now it won't turn on and when I try to turn it on it just vibrates. I tried restarting it I tried taking my battery out. That don't work either.
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Galaxy S3 heats up while using net or data

My phone gets very hot while using internet or data and it starts going slow. Can you tell me if something is physically wrong or give any advice on how to rectify the problem.
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I can't find data/data/com.android.settings/files

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.4.2 and I'm looking for the lockscreen wallpaper file. I can access /data/data/com.android.settings, but i don't see a /files in the directory. I ...
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Install messaging tablet app on non-network phone

I've got a regular cell phone through Verizon. In addition, I also have a Galaxy Tab and a Galaxy S3, both of those using Wi-Fi only. I use Verizon's messaging app on my regular phone as the default ...
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UIDs inconsistent error

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 International Edition (GT-I9300) but I am running CyanogenMod 11. I was checking my email this afternoon when the mobile entered a boot loop. I've tried wiping cache ...
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Can Android's Location Services default to Power Saving?

When I turn on Location Services, it defaults to High Accuracy. I don't ever need High Accuracy, and WiFi/Mobile Network location (Power Saving) always works well for me. Is there a way to make it so ...
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Yellow, pixelated icon appearing on Samsung Galaxy S3

It looks like 2 staggered coloured (colour is predominantly yellow) keyboards overlapping. The top one is offset to the left of the first one.
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TWRP restored backup and now “google play services has stopped” pops up every second

TL;DR On turning on pops up "google play services has stopped" and on clicking ok it pops up again after 1/2s so i cant do anything then 1click at a time. Also my account isnt in google play- it asks ...
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Samsung GT-9305 : ROOTING & Problems with camera “Unknown Error by ErrorCallBack”

I have a Samsung S3 4G (GT-i9305), running on Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P.I9305XXUFNL1), Kernel Version (3.0.31-3447006 (I9305XXUFNL1)), which have a problem with the usb connector (i'm able to charge but ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery dies extremely fast

My SGS3 had an extremely nice and pretty long battery life until a week ago I used a music download app to download some music. After this I get common notifications like this. And it's scary cause ...
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how do you fix your android keyboard when it flickers on and off when typing?

I'm not sure can someone help me please?
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How do I change the colors on Samsung Galaxy S3 calendar?

I use the Samsung calendar which came with my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999), running Android 4.3. I've tried looking for FAQs or instructions on how to change the default calendar color but ...
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How to fix play store signing in issue?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (model:GT-I819ON). All of a sudden the Play Store has stopped working and whenever I try to sign-in into it, a message is displayed saying that it couldn't sign-in ...
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phone unable to receive certain messages

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone is pretty old but still in good working condition. although, it's suddenly unable to receive messages from websites such as Outlook and Twitter (for ...
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Installing CM10.2 - Stuck on Download Mode

I have a Galaxy SIII (GT-i9300) and I'm following the instructions for installing CyanogenMod on it here. However, when following step 4 of the first part: Boot the Galaxy S III ...
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How do i change the way contacts display?

My contacts are in list form but my favorites are a thumbnail with a picture, etc. How do I get my contacts to change to this display?
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Samsung S3 keyboard stoped

I just tryed to install a Galaxy S6 keyboard on my S3 and I installed the SamsungIME ( apk) and it asked to put the lib file into the lib folder , after I put the file I restarted my phone and I had ...
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Can I use the CyanogenMod installer on Samsung Galaxy S3 (EE)?

(Note: EE is a british phone service provider.) I was wondering if I could use the CyanogenMod installer on my Samsung Galaxy S3? It's in the supported devices list.
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Cannot connect to WiFi • MAC address unavailable every time after restart

Since some days it doesn't load my MAC - so I cannot connect to WiFi. If I remove everything in /data/misc/wifi folder and restart again it works again.. Of course I've to save WiFi networks. I'm ...
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Cannot send picture messages from Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I recently got service with StraightTalk. I can receive picture messages, but I can't send them. When I try, it just makes a spinning circle at the bottom of the picture ...
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Installing samsung galaxy s3 neo stock rom on ssamsung galaxy s3

can I install samsung galaxy s3 neo (GT-I9300I) ROM on Samsung galaxy s3 (GT-I9300).... If yes then please tell me how?
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Can I forward my text messages from my Android phone to a Chromebook?

I am coming from an iPhone and a mac book, and I am used to the idea of being able to send and receive all my texts, calls, and face times from my laptop. After making this huge switch, I am confused ...
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How to add S/MIME certificate to samsungs native email app on galaxy s3

In my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy S3 there is a builtin Email App. If i open the account configuration there is an option to sign outgoing emails. Configure Email Account > Security Options > Sign ...
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Contacts from my note 3

I am a car salesman and I was jumping into a one ton truck and didnt realize my phone fell out of my pocket. When I went looking for my phone i realized I ran over it !!!! Totally destroyed even in my ...
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How to set data usage cycle to non-monthly value?

My network operator charges to my account every 28 days rather than every month. How can I change the data usage cycle length under Settings > Connections > Data Usage accordingly?
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Play Music app is activated by Words With Friends

Let me just say that I have used both apps independently for a couple of years. I have a Galaxy S III. Recently I replace it with same due to battery issues. I don't know if the replacement is new ...
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After unannounced reboot, VPN now requires password

I was browsing on my phone. My phone rebooted and would not allow me to set up my normal VPN connection. I have tried disabling the lock screen but it seems independent of whatever authentication is ...
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how to transfer google contacts on S3 to phone memory for car syncing

new car has mobile sync which recognises samsung SIII, the old car didn't. Unfortunately all the contacts on my phone are in "google" contacts rather than the phone which the car system syncs with. ...
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Can you use somebody else's `/efs` folder?

So, assume that there are two Galaxy S3 phones (i9300)s. One of em has a "No Service", "Baseband Unknown" problem while the other works like a charm. Both of them are rooted and flashed with custom ...
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PC can't transfer files to android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and Windows 7 operating system. I'm trying to transfer files, specifically music, through USB to my phone but it's giving me an error. It's saying I do not have permission ...