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Email app shows negative number

When I have read my emails, my app shows -1. If I have one to read it shows zero. Is there any way I can reset this? Not critical but annoying.
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SGS3 I-9300 Android 4.2 - why can't I disable these system apps?

nb. I can disable them using 3rd party root apps without any discernible negative effects. Are these networking protocols default? They seem to be harmless but everything I read about sit0 seems ...
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What is “Kies via Wi-Fi” in S3?

I see that "Kies via Wi-Fi" sends only 2.3 kb and receives only 876 bytes the last four hours in my phone, but it uses 26 mins of my phone CPU time and 20% of my phone battery. Is it something that I ...
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Copy internal storage from dead phone to new (same model) phone?

Hi Android Enthusiasts! I dropped my Galaxy S3 in water, then pressed some buttons and heard some nasty popping/crackling sounds. hehe Ok, so now I think it's time for a new phone. What I'm ...
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Is there a way to turn a web page into an app-like link on the android home page?

I'd like to be able to move to a specific page without having to (as I'm currently doing,) click on Chrome, then go to bookmarks and then have to go through the logon procedure to get back to the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 headphones do not plug in

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, 2 months old, and I have an issue with headphone. No, not the ' I can not see the headphones icon ' issue rather the headphones do not plug in fully. I tried pressing ...
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How do, or can you hide account contacts on the Galaxy S III?

Okay, so I just upgraded from the Galaxy S Captivate to a shiny new Galaxy S III. In both the stock TouchWiz ROM and the AOKP ROM I later ran, on my Captivate, i could set specific accounts to not ...
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Bluetooth device only try to pair Samsung Galaxy S3 but not HTC Sensation or Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Bluetooth device supports Bluetooth 2.1 so no keying PIN necessary. All 3 Android phones Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2, HTC Sensation with Android 4.0.3 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android ...
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Cannot log in to my android phone anymore

Few days ago I got firmware update in my S3. After update, I realized the default QWERTY keyboard is lost. There was only voice input. Then, I downloaded painfully "Go Keyboard" with voice search in ...
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Is there any way to adjust the colour intensity during the playback of a video on my S3?

I have tried many video players looking for a colour adjustment while playing a movie on my phone but I can't seem to find a setting such as this. Is the Android OS incapable of it? Does the stock ...
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Change app page order

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean. I have sorted my apps in pages, by topic or whatever (not the home screens, but the app/widget pages). Now I would like to sort those pages, but I can't ...
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Unlock Screen with ADB Android 4.1.2

I have a Sprint Galaxy S3 (v4.1.2?) that I've rooted with CWM. Last week the glass and display cracked, so now I can't access it directly. I'm able to access it with adb so would like to use ...
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Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
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Will I get OTA updates from Vodaphone Australia by flashing stock I9300XXEMC2 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3?

I have an Australian Samsung Galaxy S3 from Vodafone (GT-i9300T). I want to flash a non-branded ROM to it using Odin. I found a ROM on samfirmware.com called I9300XXEMC2. Will I be able to get OTA ...
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ProxyDroid says it connects, but won't access the internet

I'm trying to get my schools proxy to work through ProxyDroid on my Galaxy S3 4.1.1. I can use the proxy fine through the default settings application, but that only allows me to use my browser, no ...
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How to make notification lights turn off automatically when new email is read from another platform?

I'm using a Samsung S3 and I currently have the notification LED indicator option ON when an email arrives. Is there a way to make the flashing blue light stops when I read this new email from ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Rebooting. Even after factory wipe

So today my (non-rooted) Galaxy S3 rebooted itself once or twice, then it shut off (94% battery) and after that I could not get it booted again. I could not hard reboot by holding down the power ...
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How to switch my SGS3 to a 'google play' edition phone?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 contract ends in few months. I'd like to get rid of unwanted stuffs like touchwiz, flipboard, allsharecast, etc. and pull latest updates directly from 'google play', just like ...
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how is using busybox possible without mounting /system first?

run_program("/sbin/busybox", "mount", "/system"); looking at updater-scripts (this was from a gapps zip) i noticed a mount command such as above. how can the script use busybox to mount before the ...
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Dropbox on Samsung Galaxy - where is the Settings button?

On a Sony Xperia, the settings button in Dropbox is top right. On a Samsung Galaxy, there is no settings button top right and I have been unable to find it anywhere else. Where is it? ・On a HTC ...
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How to setup ADB for TCP on Galaxy S3 with broken USB port

I have a SGH-I747 phone that has a problem with the USB port (it will charge, but is never recognized so no ADB. Phone was actually sent to Samsung and they stated 'Beyond repair - gross ...
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Problem importing CSV/vCARD contacts to S3

I have an S3 I'm attempting to import contacts to. I started with a list I've converted to .CSV and then used an online converter to create .VCF files from for each of the contacts. The S3 will not ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 won't boot

My Samsung keep booting up and then after the intro where it should show my home screen it showing a blue flashing Samsung sign with the Led light glowing blue as well. I have tried taking out the ...
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GS3 Screen Turns Off before timeout

I have an unrooted Galaxy S3, with official Samsung Android 4.1.2 ROM. Yesterday the device just started to turn of the screen without locking the phone and before screen timeout, and it just won't ...
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Galaxy SIII is displaying small-size low-quality pictures for contacts

My brother and I have a Galaxy SIII, we both have the most recent firmware and software updates. We both have the same contact whose picture is fetched from his Facebook profile picture. Whenever ...
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When tethering, is there a way to turn off the phone's own data usage?

Just a quick question, really. When I'm tethering (via USB, or wireless, or whatever) my phone's apps (and there are a significant number of my apps which do this) are constantly using the phone's ...
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Volume limit specific app?

Is there an app that will let me set a maximum volume on JUST Spotify? Spotify at 100% is a LOT louder than YouTube at 100%. I never want to listen to Spotify at 100%, but occasionally I do want to do ...
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Remove default action?

When I try and add a picture to an SMS it only lets me choose a picture from my dropbox. I accidentally hit to make it use dropbox all the time - how can I change it back?
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Audio playing only on right side on my Galaxy S3

I'm using Cyanogenmod cm-10.1.0-RC1 on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (at&t US version) With either a headset or bluetooth, I'm only getting audio from the right side. It doesn't matter which output device ...
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Enable SMS count on galaxy s3 lock screen?

When I first got my galaxy the at the lock screen I could see an icon with a count of unread text messages on the right side of the screen, but now it has disappeared and I did not see any settings ...
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Joining Contacts has no effect (SG3 4.1.1)

I just switched from the SG2 to the SG3. They transferred all my contacts at the store. I now have a lot of duplicate contacts, some of which are Phone contacts and some of which are Google contacts. ...
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Dropped calls and people not hearing me [closed]

Samsung S3 dropping calls and people not hearing me on made or received calls. Happened after latest upgrade.
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How to copy SMS messages to computer with phone screen broken [duplicate]

I own a Samsung Galaxy S III (rooted). My phone recently fell out of my car and was ran over multiple times before I could recover it. The phone still works. I can turn it off and on (sound and ...
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Is it important to have an anti-virus application running on your phone or does the carrier protect it? [duplicate]

I use my phone like I do the computer. Shopping online with a credit card etc. Surfing unknown sites... Does my phone require an anti-virus application to protect the internal drive of my phone? Can ...
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My Samsung galaxy keeps on showing the software update & telling me to restart. Help?

My Samsung galaxy s3 kept on showing restart & the software update & I don't know what to do. Should I restart it? I'm just scared of what's going to happen next. What if it won't work, & ...
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Which version of Heimdall to use with S2 or S3?

I think this is a pretty straight forward question. I have a Galaxy S2 (i727) and a Galaxy S3 (i747) and I'd like to use Heimdall with both of them, but can't seem to find which version of Heimdall ...
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SGS3 in app screen restarts

I am having a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I bought this last year. No damage so far. I usually download apps/games in Play store when all of a sudden I noticed my screen blacks out for a ...
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Taking pictures while recording a video

How can I take pictures while recording a video, similar to the feature introduced in the Galaxy S3 or is that a hardware feature? If the feature is available (e.g., via an app), which handsets and ...
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Game runs on wrong resolution

I love laying this game on my phone, I have played it since I had a Nexus S. After switching to the Galaxy S3, I found it didn't work well, so I just used my Nexus still, but now that device is ...
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MMS delivery report

I have GT-I9300 and JB 4.1.2. Until now, I thought that my MMS' weren't delivered. But now I've noticed that people are actually getting my MMS' but I don't receive the delivery report. How is that ...
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MMS and Restricting background data

Using GT-I9300, JB 4.1.2. I can't seem to find details on how "Restricting background data" works (with Mobile Data enabled) exactly. What is considered "background" data? E.g., if I'm sending an ...
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Are there any torrent clients allowing you to choose one file from a list?

I currently use uTorrent but I need to be able to choose one file to download instead of all the available files in a folder. I can't seem to find one Play. Any way to achieve this? OS: 4.1.1 ...
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phone makes touch vibration sounds when on facebook

Why my galaxy s3 make a vibration sound like im recieving a notification while I'm on facebook. While this is happening I am not touching my phone, its happening while I am reading something on ...
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Photos Look “Washed Out” when attached

I have Galaxy sIII and now when I attach photos, regardless if I do so by txt, Facebook or email, though they look wonderful on my android phone, once sent they look terrible, washed out, bland and so ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 suddenly crashing everyday

Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Android 4.1.2 Baseband I9300XELK1 Kernel Version 3.0.31-764725 Build Number JZO54K.I9300XXELCC NOT rooted For the past couple of weeks this device has suddenly started to ...
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Encryption and Screen Lock without SIM card

I'm have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.2 which I am trying to encrypt through Settings -> Security -> Encrypt Device. The process I am following is described in this article at Step 2. ...
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Google Play app doesn't auto-update

Ever since the new update of Google Play app, I couldn't get the apps to automatically (in background) update. But instead, they only update, when I open the Google Play app a few times I have ...
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Unable to connect Galaxy S3 to PC via USB

I've had my Galaxy S3 for a few months now, and have always been able to connect to my PC via USB. A few days ago, it suddenly stopped working. I've found many other Android.SE threads, but none have ...
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Briefing news not updating on S3

I have set up a Briefing alarm clock. I love hearing news when I wake up. The problem is that since a week the synthetic voice of Samsung always reads me the same headline. Right now I tried to ...
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People can't hear me on my Samsung Galaxy S3

When I send or receive a call, the person on the other side can't hear me. Sometimes, the microphone goes mute during the call. But when I check if the phone is on mute, but it isn't. It happens ...