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Problem with SMS vibration on Samsung Galaxy S3 [closed]

When I turn on vibration in the notification bar, my phone doesn't vibrate when I get SMS but it vibrates when someone calls me. I saw that there is a setting in Messaging > Settings > Vibrate ...
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How do I get rid of mysterious stuff displayed on my cellular's screen?

There is tiny writing listing currently running systems and a red frame around my screen and a white dot wherever I touch the screen and a thin white and red line blocking my notification bar with ...
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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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Can't find low battery threshold setting (Samsung Galaxy S3)

When the phone's battery reaches ~20%, I get the message to connect my charger on the lock screen. Is there a way to lower the threshold for the notification -- similar to the setting for a laptop? ...
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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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How do I play Flash websites on my Samsung Galaxy S3?

Is there a way to use flash-based sites on Android? A browser? Radical app? I want to play videos on this site: http://www.onf.ca/explorer-tous-les-films OS: 4.1.1
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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 ...
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Unable to load stock firmware (US Cellular)

My phone has gone into emergency recover and I've tried to recover it by flashing it with both "Odin" and the samsung "SimpleUpgradeTool" but it has failed everytime I've tried it. I have the SCH-530 ...
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Right swipe on my Galaxy 3s isn't working work

When I go to one of my contacts and swipe to the right the phone no longer wants to make a call. When I swipe to the left the text option still pops up. How can I get my phone to once again make calls ...
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What happened to camera search on Google Now?

It used to be under Settings, there was a Search With Camera option which would boot up the camera and allow you to take a photo which you could search with. Since the last google now update, I can't ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 won't push emails

I can only get new emails by manually doing a refresh. I want instant access to emails, like in Blackberries. I have both the Gmail and the Red Envelope emails with the same emails. P.S. Is this a ...
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Trying install apps on External SD card Android 4.2.2 (Carbon)

I got a new 32 GB SD card for my Galaxy S3 (i9300), but: I can't install apps on the external SD card. I can't move apps to the external SD card. I read once that I should partition the SD card ...
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Not all Google Apps in SuperNexus Rom on Galaxy S3

I installed the SuperNexus 2.0 Build 4 ROM on my Galaxy S3 (i9300) last weekend. I also installed the gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip to install the Google apps. However, that does not seem to have ...
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Change Grid Size of Home Page without rooting phone?

Is it possible to change the grid size of the home page using Jelly Bean 4.2.2 without rooting phone ?
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How do I have my Galaxy S3 automatically switch into Driving Mode when I am moving in a car?

It seems like I read something about how to do this once, but now I can't find it. I thought it was a feature of On{x}, but it doesn't look like the Galaxy S3 Driving Mode is exposed through their ...
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Use Samsung-type page swipe animation without installing launcher

I'm a new convert from iOS to Android. I really like the Samsung type animations when you swipe left or right from one home screen to another (i.e. the 3D box rotate). But I don't have a Samsung, ...
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backing up system image before rooting: please help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III i9300. On Windows 7 there is something called a recovery partition which contains a full compressed image of the operating system from which Windows 7 can be installed. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 “Not registered on network”

It had stock 4.0.4 -> could call. I've flashed FoxHound ROM -> after a while, when I try calling, it says "Not registered on network" . Tried GalaxSim, but everything looks ok. Restored back to ...
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Plug in the charger the wrong way?

Yesterday, I mistakenly tried to push the charger plug in my phone upside-down. The phone seemed to react to it. Does it matter which way the plug is turned for charging?
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My Samsung S3 I747 is always Roaming

I am having a large issue with my S3. I bought a brand new S3 from a trusted friend, he explained to me that it was with Bell originally, (original carrier). So when he sold it to me he also said he ...
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Updating Siyah Kernel to 1.9.1 on Galxy SIII i9300 ends in black screen after Siyah logo

I currently run Siyah 1.8.9 Kernel with CM 10.1 nightly (20130218), and I've tried to flash Siyah 1.9.1 with both Odin (PC) and through CM recovery. Both ways end up with a black screen after the ...
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Where are saved pages stored?

I have used the stock browser to save a page for offline reading. It is a .txt file, the browser only opens it and does not give me an option to download it. Where is the page stored, i would like to ...
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How can I get backup the files from my semi-broken android before shipping it in?

I broke my Samsung Galaxy SIII (Red) last week, got a replacement in the mail, and I'm trying to back up my files (contacts, photos, etc.) onto my computer before I send the broken one in. The only ...
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TTS and STT while driving - Samsung G3 (BlueTooth)

I have a few cell phones, and have never had a problem with TTS/STT with my 2012 Rio until I got a Samsung S3. My Rio has build in blue tooth. My HTC WP7, iPhone, and BlackBerry read messages out ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Wi-Fi problems

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has major Wi-Fi problems. It will connect to Wi-Fi for a few seconds, then it quits and won't connect to anything. It happens at home, work, or anywhere else with Wi-Fi. It's ...
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Hide certain numbers when picking SMS recipients

So many of my contacts have both home and cell numbers in my contact list. But when I am typing in names I the recipient field go sms pro), I don't really want to see numbers that cannot receive ...
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Getting GApps error message

Hi I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and this message started appearing. process com.google.process.gapps has stopped Please help with a solution. Is this linked to a failure of the Google Play Store ...
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What kind of power saving smarts does Android already have?

I just d/l tasker and it's been really interesting (although not as interesting as I would've liked since I feel a lot of the good features require a root). I would like to optimize my Galaxy s3 so ...
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Are images in HTML emails blocked by default on Samsung S3?

I have a client complaining that images in his email signature are not showing on his Samsung S3. So I wanted to know if they are either blocked by default or the email client is set to display ...
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open keypad on default when calling?

I was wondering if there's a way to automatically expand the keypad when I'm calling someone? I know that it likes to have a picture of that person there, but I don't really take pictures of anyone ...
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I am unable to paste. Is there a solution to this bug that doesn't involve rooting or factory-resetting the phone?

I recently updated my S3 to Jelly Bean (v4.1.1) and now cannot paste. Example steps to reproduce my bug: Compose message Compose SMS Type "hello" in body Long press "hello" Click copy icon Click ...
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Google Play movie rental errors as it says my device is rooted (it is not)

I have a standard Galaxy S3. I have rented and downloaded Movies from Google play before however now it is saying: Downloads aren't supported on rooted devices (error 44) However my S3 is not ...
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Unable to update Galaxy S3 Android after flashing CWM

I just unboxed a Samsung Galaxy S3 and immediately, before first boot, rooted it installing CWM Recovery and SuperSU. I found it to be not the best idea, becuase I forgot to launch the Samsung update ...
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Merging duplicate contacts - is my phone broken?

I just got my Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1) and I'm having the usual trouble with ridiculous amounts of duplicate contacts. I've tried the following methods to no avail: My mom told me to go to ...
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Disabled samsung keyboard- now can't turn on my s3

I am in a weird situation. Few days back (I believe) I disabled samsung keyboard using nobloat app as i use adaptxt all time. But i have an encryption password and as samsung keyboard is disabled, i ...
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Can not copy files from PC to Galaxy SIII

I have a Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 and 32-bit Windows 7 PC. When I connect the SIII to the PC it gets detected and I can browse phone and memory card. But I am not able to copy files from PC to SIII ...