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Hands-free/Driving Mode: difference between Alarm and Schedule features?

I would like to know, under Settings -> My device -> Hands-free mode, what is the difference between checking: Alarm [ ] Read out alarm information when alarms sound Schedule [ ] Read out ...
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Bizarre New Battery Behavior in GT-I9300

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to check. I was ...
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Camera Application: How to save icons in top container?

Once I open the camera application on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I can click on the camera Settings cogwheel icon and then select Edit shortcuts from the slide-out menu to view a list of icons which can ...
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Contacts application: Importing name card (vCard/.vcf file) creates inconsistent duplicate fields

From the Contacts application on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I've selected a contact and selected the "Share namecard via -> Email" and mailed myself the result just to see what would happen. Upon ...
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How to restore the contacts on a Samsung Galaxy s3?

My mother's phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3 was sent for repairs, it came back empty from apps contacts etc. We logged into her Google account, and sync is enabled, but the phone didn't got anything back. ...
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galaxy s3 backup location

To backup my data from the recovery reboot using clockworkmod , must I put backup in clockwork/backup location or just in my exsdcatd?
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cannot create dir '/data/data/com.whatsapp' : I/O error

My whatsapp application suddenly missing on my Samsung Galaxy S3. When tried to install it again, recieved the following error : "Insufficient storage available" My phone is rooted. I've check ...
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Photos “self deleted” off Galaxy 3

As I was trying to transfer photos from my galaxy 3 to my mac, one of my albums containing over 1500 pictures deleted itself. I watched the album count slowly decrease. Why did it do this and how do ...
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video disappeared

So I plugged in my S3 to the Kies to pull a video out I had taken for Thankgiving...and everything is gone that I had just taped and watched on the phone. Now there is video back on it that I had ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo

Please help my phone won't start and keeps restarting. I was playing COC and I think my phone is overused. I tried to remove the battery then press hold the button for 30 seconds. Then test my phone ...
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How Do I get what I've done in the game Township on my iphone to this tablet?

I've been playing Township on my iphone for awhile. When I bought the tablet I can't get it to sync. I've downloaded Township, but it's starting from scratch and I'm on level 50 something on phone ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 - “Insert SIM card” after installing CM 10.2

I flashed CyanogenMod 10.2 from zip on SD card with ClockworkMod, and now my Galaxy S3 doesn't detect my SIM card. Upon loading CM the first time, it shows the following message: SIM card - you ...
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I deleted/disabled my calendar on Galaxy S3

I used the CleanMaster app on my Galaxy S3 to disable apps I do not use. I then accidently deleted my calendar. When I want to add an event, I get a noticification: 'You must at least have one ...
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I've exceeded my unlock attempts (10). Is there any way to unlock my phone?

Due to AT&T being a horrible company, I believe the customer "service" has led me through more than my allotted attempts at unlocking my phone. Because my phone was refurbished, the attempts may ...
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not registered on network and seems the imei is changed

I have an international version of galaxy s3 gt i9300 it had android 4.0.4 working fine when i bought it(second hand) then i upgraded it to 4.3. Since then it performs as a normal device would but can ...
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Location of Downloads attached to text messages on my Samsung Galaxy III

My downloads are not appearing in my "downloads." Anyone know where else they may be being stored?
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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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Suppress Class 0 Flash SMS, show as notification or redirect to inbox

My mobile operator sends Flash SMS (Class 0) about remaining balance (prepaid) after every SMS, call and data session. The messages are helpful reminders but I really don't like the fact that they ...
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Encrypting Galaxy S3 with custom recovery

I have installed CWM recovery long ago to root my device. Today, I want to encrypt storage using Android's built-in device encryption. I set the lockscreen password, then confirm the operation but ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on. Can this be fixed or can I retrieve photos?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII is doing the following: I cannot get the phone to turn on, the side power button does not do anything. When I remove the battery, and put it back in place, the phone vibrates ...
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Missing apps after installing upgrade-assistant app

I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Straight Talk wireless and it's version is 4.1.2. I've read how to upgrade it but I didn't want to risk it. So I found an app on the Google Play Store that could help ...
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Windows 7 fails to see my Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and a Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (rooted Android 4.1.2). When I plug the phone to the computer's USB port, I can't access the phone through Windows Explorer. I ...
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Vibration going out on Samsung Galaxy S3?

So I've had my S3 for a few months and a lot of the time I leave my phone on vibrate throughout the day. Recently, although it still vibrates, it doesn't sound the same and the vibration isn't as loud ...
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Inability to call or text with Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has this annoying habit that, whenever I try to do something like connect to a network, or open Candy Crush, after 20 seconds my phone will turn off, and on, and then keep turning ...
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How can i make samsung S5 to be shown as a drive when i connect it to my PC? [duplicate]

when i connect the phone via USB it shows as Portable device; but i want it to be as a drive so i can review my files on the labtop. note: i have S3 and S5 with the same issue.
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Micro SD card not usable on phone

I installed a Micro SD card on my Samsung Galaxy 3 phone. I had a few dozen songs on the card and everything was working fine. Then I shut down my phone, removed the SD card, hooked it up to my PC and ...
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Orange colored screen when taking a picture

I used to be able to take selfie pictures with my Samsung Galaxy S3 without any issues. I tried doing so today several times and each time, I just get an orange colored screen. I haven't tried ...
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Heimdall won't show blue bar when flashing

I'm trying to install Heimdall flash recovery for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300 International) but it won't work. Here's a GIF showing how I do it: It won't do anything more than this. What am I ...
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Screen smashed and need to delete/wipe/reset everything [duplicate]

My screen is smashed and the screen does not work at all on my Samsung Galaxy phone, so I was wondering how reset the phone (delete all the pictures mainly) by not using the way where you have to ...
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Insufficient Storage Memory while installing apps

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 International Edition operating with CyanogenMod-SnapShot-M11 11-20141008 Build. Lately when I was trying to install some Apps like Google Now Launcher or Updating Facebook ...
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How to force-close when error message keeps popping

I'm new to Android development. I wrote a funny app which endlessly pops messages saying "Unfortunately, YOUR_FREAKING_APP has stopped." on launch. To force-close it, I held down the Home button but ...
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people can't call my s3 after I have already unblocked them

I enabled blocking mode & blocked 1 contact. After that the person can't still contact me eventhrough I have unblocked that contact already. How to fix this problem?
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License certification fails with Google Play Store

I've a SGS3 running PAC-ROM and newest pa_gapps and since some days pro apps fail to check the license include 3C Android Tuner Action Launcher Link Bubble PowerAmp installed Lucky Patch 4.8.3 ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...
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Samsung galaxy 3S, battery is good, phone won't charge or power up

I have a samsung galaxy 3S, about a week ago it rebooted itself, since then it will won't charge or turn back on, I have tested the battery to see if it was that, the battery works perfect, I have ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 keeps on restarting every time

Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone keep on restarting every time. It's getting worse. Now even without touching the power button it starts by itself. What might cause this and how do I resolve it?
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ServiceProvider eating my battery after SIM unlocking

I had my Samsung Galaxy S3 SIM unlocked last week. It runs a rooted Android 4.1.2. Since then, I've noticed that ServiceProvider is consuming much more battery that I have ever noticed before. Can ...
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Fake homescreen loading every 60 seconds on an S3! How to stop it?

It started two days ago when my S3 on 4.1 would make noises and then a fake "homescreen" (which has functioning shorcuts! <--- how is that possible?) would popup every 60 seconds and sometimes ...
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CynogenMod11 M11 reboot issue

I don't know whether I can ask this question here or not. Recently I have installed the CM11 update into my Galaxy S3 and it looks decent. I love the theme engine. The only problem is my phone reboots ...
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Rom to Root UK based Galaxy s3 i9300 in India

I am a beginner and currently based in India. I got a UK based Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 as a gift and I tried to root it. The root was partially successful but now I'm unable to send/receive text ...
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Computer - Android Devise discovered [SGH-I747M] but 0 items in folder?

I suddenly started having this error where when plugging my android devise to my PC the computer would recognize the devise but there would be Blank USB Storage even though there is 7GB of storage ...
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sd card installation in s7582 [duplicate]

I am having a problem with my sd card installation. After inserting sd card in my phone, still its showing "insert sd card". Can anyone help me out with this problem?
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No operating system/no anything!

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 SGH-I747, I had rooted the phone and had success and tried different ROM's before deciding one I wanted to go back with and stick with. I had booted my phone into recovery ...
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Samsung Galaxy SIII: Not allowed by SIM

Every now and then I get 'Not allowed by SIM' message when I try to make a call I tried: restarting airplane mode on/off playing with different settings. closing all apps. Sometimes, it helps ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) activate on Verizon: Change MSL code

I have been researching how to activate a sprint s3 on verizon and it should be possible if i change the msl code. I would be able to change it in qpst or dfs cdma toool, but my s3 usb port is broken ...
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galaxy s3 usb connection issue [duplicate]

I have posted a similar question before. But the issue remains still. So it happens after I upload my system for galaxy S3 two week ago. And after that whenever I connect to my laptop , it wouldn't ...
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Permanently disabling Galaxy S3's calling and SMS [duplicate]

I've procured myself a Galaxy S3 and I intend to mess with it. I'd like to have a phone that runs one app and one app only (mine). I want to disable calling, texting, app installs. Come to think of ...
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My S3 keeps flashing

I have an annoying problem. My S3 won't stop flashing randomly. I tried going into Accessibility -> hearing, but I didn't find the "flash notification" option. I only have sound balance Mono ...
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How can I recover 11 months old Contact / or call logs?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, bought last year in around Sept-Oct 2013.. I had added a contact in last year, that I have lost now. I remember giving a missed call to the person last year, but I ...
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How do I add a playlist from my computer to my music player on my phone without it duplicating all my music already on there

I already have all music on my Galaxy 3S and I want to make different playlists of the same music on my pc and put it on my music player on my phone. But when I did that it duplicated all my music and ...