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how do you turn off the vibration alert for incoming text messages on a samsung galaxy s3 mini?

I've gone through the settings menu but can only find options to change the vibration pattern, not to turn it off completely. Any ideas??
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Phone using GPS while the screen is off

Recently I noticed that when I press the home or power button to turn my screen on, I notice that the GPS indicator is on for a split second. What is happening here? Is there something trying to use ...
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How to move application to SD card in samsung galaxy s3 mini?

How can I move apps to memory card in Samsung galaxy S3 mini, I am using Android OS version - 4.1.2 App2SD is not working.
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How can I backup playlists or extract path+filename information from them (generated with builtin MP3-player)?

I like to extract playlist information (i.e. path and filenames) I've created on Android's builtin MP3-player, to copy it with the MP3 files to a bigger SDHC card. Playlist information is lost when ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini - my provider only offers micro and nano SIM cards

I've ordered a [Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini] (hasn't arrived yet) : http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i8190_galaxy_s_iii_mini-5033.php On the above link, it says that it uses "Mini-SIM". I've tried ...
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Haptic feedback settings in Android 4.1.1?

Just got a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini with Android 4.1.1 factory installed. The phone is not locked to any carrier. My problem is that I can not for the life of me find the setting to turn on the haptic ...
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Camera app that can use hardware buttons for making photo

I am searching for either a camera app with hardware button support, or for some other solution that would make it possible to use hardware buttons for making photo (shutter) in a camera app. My ...
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Can I connect a pen drive to my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini using USB OTG?

I am using Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Can I connect my phone with a pen drive using an on-the-go (OTG) USB cable?
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini?

Does anybody know how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini? Model Number : GT-I8190 Android Version : 4.1.2
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Trying to invoke Skype from contacts gives me an “Application not found”

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Android 4.1.1. I have installed Skype and it works as expected. In my "normal" contacts list, i.e. the phone contacts, not the Skype contacts, I have entered the Skype data ...
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Samsung S3Mini - Charge/Discharge problems

I've got a strange problem on my S3Mini; two weeks ago has started to behave strangely, emitting the sound of charge/discharge while not connected to the AC adapter and setting the battery icon in the ...
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Using over 2gb sd card space for link2sd apps

i have a rooted S3 mini, android version 4.1.2, link2sd free edition installed. S3 mini doesn't support moving apps to SD so I have to use Link2SD. I have 4 GB sd and I have followed the instructions ...
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Why doesn't Cyanogenmod show the update for CM11-M4 in the Cyanogen Updater?

On my phone when I do a CM update, no matter what I chose to show the update for M4 isn't available? What's going on?
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Galaxy S3 Mini screen seems to get touched when there's no actual touch

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini which I've bought about 6 month ago. For about 3-4 months now, I've noticed when looking at its screen (but not touching it myself) that there's things happening on it ...
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How to get “Peak.ar” to work on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and try to get Peak.ar working correctly. However, it seems to me that none of the involved sensors (gyro, accelerometer and compass I guess?) is sensitive enough ...
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Galaxy S3 mini (i8190N) stuck in boot-loop after flashing custom ROM

I've got a S3 Mini (i8190N) & I tried to install a custom ROM to it which failed. My phone will boot but then before the ROM/OS starts it reboots so it's stuck in a Bootloop. I cannot get into ...
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Internal storage space running low after rooting and deleting unwanted apps

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy GT-I8190 (S3 Mini) running Android 4.1.2 and I rooted my phone in order to get more internal memory to my disposal. It worked, but only for a little while. Then ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - cannot get on 3G anymore

I have a Galaxy S3 mini on the EE network and until the 23rd December I have been able to use 3G on my mobile by turning the Mobile data on but now when I turn this on nothing happens. I have googled ...
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Question Mark on Lock Screen

I've updated my S3 Mini, and now i have a question mark on my lock screen, it's right below the time, and right to the date, and above the message "discharging x%" What is this question mark?
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Samsung S3 Mini power save mode activity

I'd like to use power saving feature available in Samsung's TouchWiz in Llama but the only way to do this is to tell Llama particular activity/intent to run I guess. As in this thread on XDA. I'm ...
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Migrating data from a Galaxy S3 Mini to a normal Galaxy S3?

My sister has a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, but for whatever reason she threw her money away purchasing a regular Galaxy S3 yesterday, saying she prefer the bigger form factor. (I'm not gonna get into ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini blackscreen startup

I just got my S3 Mini from my service provider yesterday. When I got it, everything was fine and working well. When I woke up today I checked on it and the screen still stayed black. I tried charging ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini drains excessive battery when Wifi is ON

This question is linked to this one: Wifi battery saving tips or automation This time, the question is different. I have here a Galaxy S3 Mini phone that behaves strange. When Wifi is OFF, battery ...
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Help samsung home pin

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. Sometimes when I go to enter my PIN, if I touch anywhere on the screen i.e. on my screen saver, any of the numbers, or go, it just inputs "0" in the entry box. How can ...
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Losing network operator on Samsung Galaxy SIII mini

For some time now (I think it's from the latest Android update) I have this problem, that time to time (on daily basis) people can not reach me, like I would lose connection to the Network. I get an ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini Internet problems

I can't connect my Galaxy S3 mini in the internet even though it was already connected in the wifi. Its my first time to use a samsung phone and Im havinng a hard time coping in it.
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Why does device memory used go up after clearing cache on an app?

I would have thought memory used should go down not up. Is there some sort of recycle bin I need to be clearing out somewhere?
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Brightness below system minimun [duplicate]

Is there tool or application that can set the brightness of the screen below the system minimum?
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Wifi battery saving tips or automation

A person that is not expert in computers & technology (including smartphones) bought a Galaxy Mini S3 and asked me some help. He is very old of age. The problem with this phone is that Wifi ...
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Galaxy S3 mini only boots to recovery - how can I fix it? [closed]

I was installing CyanogenMod when something went wrong and now my phone will only boot to recovery mode. I had made a backup but it somehow got deleted, I don't know why that happened. My computer ...
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Question about Galaxy S3 Mini: Weird Problem

So, the back story is, I had a keyboard loaded on my s3 mini and I received an update from Samsung. Like every one get excited I was also excited and update my device but after I update I head over to ...
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Can GSM operator affect battery life?

I am using samsumg galaxy s3 mini. Couple of days ago, I changed the GSM operator I am using which has more signal strength and internet speed than old one. But I realized my phone's battery life ...
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Haptic feedback on samsung galaxy s3 mini

I have recently bought a Samsung galaxy s3 mini and there is no haptic feedback on my soft buttons or typing a message, there is only a vibration key press on my lock screen. I have tryed going into ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini - Cannot turn Bluetooth on

I have new Samsung Galaxy S III mini (GT-I8190N) with Android 4.1.2, and I cannot turn on Bluetooth. When trying to do it from Settings menu, switch toggles from "O" to "I" position, but remains ...
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Certain notifications stopped working

Recently, notifications for certain apps stopped working. So far, I've noticed this issue in Ingress and textPlus. However, notifications for other apps work fine, such as MailDroid and the stock ...
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Samsung Mini S3 Email Issue

Email is configured correctly and works. When phone is shut down for the night, when started anew in the morning, email is still configured correctly but after a sync, no email comes in or goes out. ...
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Can't uninstall Cyanogenmod11 themes

Recently I installed a number of Cyanogenmod11 Themes from the Android Market. Now I want to uninstall some of then But whenever I try to uninstall it my phone soft reboots. And the theme is still in ...
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Difference between Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 and G730A?

I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with model number SM-G730A. I would like to flash CyanogenMod or something similar, but I can't find anything for my model, they're all for the I8190. What are the ...
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Samsung galaxy S3 mini

I got the storage space running out icon on my phone. It said some functions may not work properly and that my device memory is full.. I had it for ages. I thought maybe if I got rid of photos it ...
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Wireless Display on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with Jelly Bean, is it possible to cast my screen to a wireless display like I've seen on stock OS?
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Bricked Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

I have an unlocked Galaxy S3 Mini (model number SM-G730A). It's technically an AT&T phone, but I use it with T-Mobile. I rooted it with the Saferoot scripts (I think you can find them at ...
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My Galaxy S3 Mini will not delete photos from the camera gallery

I have already done a hard reset and that didn't work. Other albums in my phone can sometimes be deleted, but the camera album will either say loading or it just sits with the countdown screen that ...
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Should I install higher CWM on old device?

I am updating my Galaxy S3 Mini with Android 5. Here is my steps: Copy the Lollipop firmware and Google apps package downloaded in the page above into phone (not sd card). Because I meet the fail to ...
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unable to free up space on samsung s3 mini

I've got a Samsung S3 mini. It keeps telling me that I have insufficient space. I have just deleted loads of photos and videos, I only have a few apps. Instagram, pinterest, watsapp and picsart. I ...
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Galaxy S3 mini can not use School wifi. Please help

Our school system started using xpress connect, a program that allows the school to more easily monitor WiFi usage across the many devices now connecting to it. However it requires me to install the ...
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Device randomly restarts and has battery drain after .apk file installation

I'm developing an Android app, and at the moment I let to install as an .APK file from my webpage to my close friends. On the device of one of them, the installation causes an error and the App ...
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Recover pics from S3 mini, with broken screen and usb

Long story short, I want to recover pictures from a Galaxy S3 mini, where both the screen and the USB port are broken. I can power on the phone. The phone gives the vibration notification, and the ...
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My headphone output suddenly and strangely weakened by half

I was playing yesterday geometry dash with my headphones (because the music is so good!) on my Samsung galaxy s3 mini value edition (i8200) and suddenly, without any interaction, the music weakened by ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini auto update lost everything

My phone automatically updated settings back to factory setting. I lost 1,500 pictures and about 250 contacts. Any suggestions please help? They were mostly pictures of my children. Thank you in ...
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Samsung S3 mini battery discharges out of device quickly

Few days ago (I do not know since when exactly) my Samsung S3 mini started discharging really quickly (battery life only on 2G standby without phone/Wifi/3G usage only 10 hours). I removed the battery ...