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Music plays through phone speaker instead of headphones when app is opened?

This problem started a few days ago and it's extremely annoying in quiet environments. I will be listening to music from any music player app, and whenever I open an app, get a notification, or switch ...
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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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Recovery mode can't read fat32 sd card, only exfat

I'm running CM 10.1 (based on Android 4.2.1) on a Galaxy S III i9300. I'running CWM-based recovery v 5.5.0.4. I'm dealing with a conflict with my Sandisk microsd 32 gb card. When I format my sdcard ...
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Face scanner usage with CM 10.1 on Galaxy s3 i9300

I'm running CyanogenMod 10.1 ( cm-10.1-20130105-NIGHTLY-i9300.zip ) on a Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300, and I want to know if CM 10 supports the face scanner for things like screen on-time and setting ...
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How to understand failure cause from Android system recovery?

My phone stopped working(it freezes on Samsung logo when restarting) one day. I'm tring to figure out possible cause using Android system recovery. That what I see MBR checksum Error Moviinand ...
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Galaxy S3 with 4.1.1 ActivSync contacts not showing

I have connected my S3 to my company's 2007 Exchange server through the native Microsoft ActivSync account settings. I get mail, calendar and contacts - then at some point, the contacts all ...
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What is the origin and purpose of RS_##.log files?

On my Galaxy S3 (I747, rooted stock ROM, 4.1.1 jellybean), there are a number (currently 66) of files in /data with names following the format RS_##.log, where ## is a 1 or 2 digit number, currently ...
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SD card unexpectedly removed

I have a galaxy S3 with a 32gb class10 sd card. Unfortunately I experience the SD card unexpectedly removed - Preparing SD card phenomenon all the time. The card works ok as long as it is being used: ...
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Problem after updating Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.1

After updating my Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.1, I started to experience some problems. For instance, while listening music or 'surfing' in the phone, suddenly phone starts to 'nearly' freeze for a 1 ...
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SD card won't format on my Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 tells me that I have used up all of my memory. So, I bought a brand-new 32GB SD card, and placed it in the phone. I went to storage settings and followed the instructions to ...
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Error downloading apps in Google Play Store with Samsung Galaxy S3: “Package file invalid”

Whenever I try to download an app in the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy S3, it keeps saying "package file invalid" and won't let me download anything. The message also has a triangle with a ! ...
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Hardware ID missing on Galaxy S3 after Windows update

A few days ago I accepted Windows Update's Samsung drivers for Galaxy S3 running rooted Jelly Bean. It worked fine as USB MTP device until then. Now, every time I connect the USB cable I get the ...
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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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Why don't my text-message conversations pile up?

I've recently installed a new version of my favorite rom "Codec ROM" in version 10.1, previously I was using v7.5, which was working like a charm. I have done a full wipe, and installed the version ...
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Add an APN to Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.1.1

I am traveling internationally and have replaced my Verizon SIM card with a local one. To get data, I need to add an APN. I can't do this using settings -- no option to add exists. Is there another ...
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Twitter and SMS

I have just installed the Twitter app on my Galaxy S3. I have discovered that there this an option in Twitter to receive tweets via SMS. Unfortunately, the country I am living in is not supported by ...
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Why does Kies select one photo cover for all of my song?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I have a specific photo for every song that I have on my Kies Library. When I sync my playlist only one photo gets chosen for all of the my songs on my Galaxy. Does anybody ...
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software does not want to update

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Every time I try to update my software/ check for updates I receive the following message: "failed to update firmware due to network or server problem. Try software update ...
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Why can't Banshee Remote connect to server?

I'm trying to use Banshee Remote with my Samsung Galaxy S3, but everytime I try to add a new server, it says Can't connect to server. Check your settings. There are only two settings: IP Adress, ...
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Why do I get `Error Cannot play track` from the Walkman app when I use the `Queue track` feature?

I'm using the Walkman app which I downloaded from http://www.mediafire.com/?ajalsjbbpp2sp41 and the Queue track feature doesn't work. When I try it, I get the following error message: Error Cannot ...
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Why is my new Galaxy S3 ICS transposing numbers when I type them?

Whether using Swype or entering digits one at a time, when I enter numbers, I have to tap the end of the text entry field before entering the next digit. Otherwise, it will move the insertion point ...
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Input languages to Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3

I know that there are 18 new keyboard languages in Jelly Bean. I upgraded my S3 to Jelly Bean, but I didn't get the additional languages. I saw Nexus, and it had all these languages, but mine has ...
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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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Server Password changed for email on s3, unable to sign in, connection error

My email worked fine on Galaxy S 3 for 3 weeks, but all of a sudden I receive a message saying "Server Password changed, sign in failed connection error". I have changed nothing and was still ...
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Mail app keeps freezing (Jelly Bean 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy S3)

Mail app keeps freezing (Jelly Bean 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy S3). Really annoying since I use it for work mail.
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How to change the home dock icons on TouchWiz?

Similar to How to edit the home dock icons (shortcuts) on TouchWiz 4.0 ICS I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 with Android 4.0.4. I can't for the life of me figure out how to edit the home screen ...
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How can I choose a music player?

I am looking for a music player for my android device which has a number of specific features (such as having a play queue, lock screen controls, etc.) I am finding it difficult because there are lots ...
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Is it possible to show ongoing notifications under regular notifications?

On my Galaxy S3 (4.0.4) when I drag the notifications bar down to see the list of the notifications, the ongoing ones (e.g. wifi) are always on the top and the regular ones (e.g. gmail) are the at the ...
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Which will work better on t-mobile: Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 or GT-i9305? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my device on a different carrier? Both are international models, and I'm looking to buy an unlocked one off of Amazon. However, I'm not too sure if they're ...
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How to confirm if motherboard is broken

This is in reference to my other question. My phone was not working so I showed it to service center guy and he said the motherboard is broken and needs to be replaced. I can flash custom ROMs to ...
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Flashed my phone without rooting and now it doesn't work

I have an international Samsung Galaxy SIII i.e. GT-I9300. Few days after the official upgrade to v4.1, it started freezing. So I removed the battery and inserted again and it did not boot and was ...
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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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Meaning of notification LED colour for Samsung Galaxy S III?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III running Android 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Is there any meaning to the colour of the LED indicator? It sometimes lights as red, green or blue. What do each of these ...
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Reinstall default apps on Galaxy S3 before updating to Jelly Bean

I want to update my Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean but after downloading the firmware using Kies, it starts updating, but then it stops with a "dead" Android with a red triangle icon. I think it's because I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, just shows ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” black screen

This morning I woke up to my Samsung Galaxy S3 which just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” on a black background. It never comes to the “Enter ...
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Unable to turn on screen during calls

Both of my Galaxy S3s have a problem with their proximity sensors. I make a call, put the phone to my ear, but then if I want to hang up the screen is dead and won't wake up. I cannot disconnect the ...
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Exchange e-mails deleted from Samsung Galaxy S III when downloaded on computer

When I have Microsoft Outlook running on my computer, exchange emails are self deleting on my Samsung Galaxy S III. I can see the incoming email on my Galaxy S III, but it goes as soon as Outlook ...
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Default dialer on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 running ICS (4.0.4). I would like to use the Go Dialer as my default dialer. The stock Phone app does not claim to be the default dialer, and in fact I've downloaded ...
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Has Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean officially released for the Samsung Galaxy SIII? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.1 update (Jelly Bean)? Does anyone know if Android 4.1.2 has been released officially for the Samsung Galaxy S3? If so, where can I ...
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Convert + to 00 for international calling

I am currently overseas, using a foreign SIM card in my phone. Since I travel often, all of my contacts are stored in international format (e.g. +12125551212 or +4474567899). However, my foreign ...
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How can I set up additional email folders on my Galaxy S3?

On my Samsung Galaxy S3 I can see the standard folders: inbox, drafts, outbox, sent, recycle. How do I set up additional folders?
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Google Services is killing my battery by keeping phone awake

In the last few days my Galaxy S3 has gone from lasting 12-13 hours to about 6 hours. On checking the battery monitor it seems to suggest that the phone is constantly staying awake and that Google ...
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I can't upgrade my S III software from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1

Samsung have released the 4.1.1 update for the SGS III and I am trying to upgrade my software from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1, but my Galaxy S III keeps saying: The server is busy or not available now, try ...
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How does GS3 dual SIM adapter work?

I have seen that some online shops sell a Samsung Galaxy S3 dual SIM adapter. I haven't found much information about how does it work, but I have doubts about it. Some links: ...
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How to choose which joined contact to use for contact image?

Okay, I'm running a Galaxy S III with the TouchWiz ROM. I knew how to do this in AOSP ROMs, but cannot find it in the Samsung people app. If I have an aggregate contact with numerous joined ...
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Driver issues when using Samsung Galaxy SIII via USB for development

The phone is connected via USB to Windows 7 64-bit. The USB debugging option enabled. When I connect the phone to the computer, I'm notified that some drivers failed to install. Do I need these for ...
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Unable to flash CWM recovery to GS3 over stock 4.1 with Heimdall

I want to root and upgrade to 4.1 a just-unboxed Samsung Galaxy S3. After running the official OTA update with stock Samsung ROM, I tried to follow the tutorial here with openSUSE. I installed ...
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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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Problems after updating my Galaxy S3 to 4.1.1: Display randomly comes on for a few seconds

I updated my Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300) to JellyBean 4.1.1, now the display randomly comes on for a few seconds, then goes off. When pushing the "unlock" button it now gets a disgusting thick red border ...
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Galaxy S3 randomly booted into safe mode. Strange behavior

I was using my phone (Galaxy S3 SGH-T999), not doing anything intensive, just web browsing on Chrome, then all of a sudden my phone restarts into Safe Mode. I opened the app drawer and noticed most ...