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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Both Bluetooth and Wifi not working on Galaxy S3 Mini

I have a Samsung Galaxay S3 Mini. I bought it from Canada and used there for 8 months without issue. However, when I came to Pakistan I unlocked it, and started seeing lots of issues. First, I have ...
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Why does the GPS module hang on my Android phone after some hours?

I record GPX tracks using Osmand. I have set everything so that it tracks also in the background, with the screen switched off. After some time (usually hours), I check the GPS and must realise that ...
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Wifi wont turn on… Galaxy S3 mini

Im really hoping someone can give me advise. Up until yesterday my S3 mini has worked perfectly. All of a sudden I cannot turn on my WiFi: Each time I do it freezes on turning on... which is really ...
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Is Samsung Galaxy S3 mini compatible with a Null project custom ROM Galaxy Gear?

Will Samsung Galaxy Gear (the original watch, not Gear 2) with custom Null project ROM work with Galaxy S3 mini? I mean will the gear connect to the phone? The S3 mini should have BT 4.0 - I could ...
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phone only works on SPEAKER Samsung Galaxy sIII mini

I plugged in a no mic headphone to listen to music on my phone. Since then the phone will only work on "speaker". Can I reset?
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Galaxy Mini S3 asks for wifi sign in on networks that don't require sign in

On my home and work network after some time my phone gives me a"wifi sign in required" message even though they don't require sign in
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Dropbox word docs with links wont open on s3

I have dropbox installed on my galaxy s3 and also on my laptops, etc. My dropbox folder contains word docs and each word doc has lyrics and a http link to youtube specific songs. I used to be able to ...
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can i get my sprint s3 flashed to boost mobile or verizon prepaid?

Wanting to know if anyone can flash my sprint s3 s4 note2 to verizon prepaid or boost mobiles unlimited plan?
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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 (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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i cant screenshot on galazy s3 mini

I've had the galaxy s3 mini for about two weeks and I can't take screenshots anymore, I hold down the home and power button but it just takes me to the task manager window. I also cant seem to be able ...
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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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Trying to root Galaxy SIII Mini (Canadian) SM-G730W8 for additional language support

I bought an S3 Mini in Canada, but have noticed that I do not have a language option for Portuguese. I have done some research, and found that it is likely that the Portuguese language is included on ...
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Google+ video sync configured for WiFi-only but took place over 4G anyway

Two days ago, AT&T surprised me with three bandwidth warnings within a few seconds. In quick succession, our wireless account (i) exceeded 2/3 of the 300 MB limit, (ii) exceeded 90% of the 300 MB ...
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Unable to change lockscreen wallpaper on Galaxy S3 mini

I can't seem to change my lockscreen wallpaper on my Galaxy S3 Mini. I go into Settings > Display > Wallpaper > Lockscreen, and a popup appears where I select Gallery. Then, I go to my ...
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How long does a GPS almanac last for a quick fix within cold start?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini and did two tests, both with cold GPS start (without A-GPS data): starting GPS receiver 11 hours after last fix - got new fix almost instantly (30 seconds) starting ...
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Why I Can't Use Wifi for anything except whatsapp?

I can't use WiFi for anything except WhatsApp on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. I already turned on WiFi on my phone. But I can't do anything except WhatsApp. I can't browsing via WiFi, and can't open ...