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Why wouldn't my Samsung Galaxy SIII detect Wi-Fi networks?

The Wi-Fi component of my phone had stopped working. Tapping Scan in the Wi-Fi menu did not find any networks, and trying to add a network manually failed with the error "Failed to save network". I ...
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exchange email password reset on S3 mini

I tried changing my exhange mail password and the new password has more than 8 characters, but seems like the S3 mini cannot accomodate more than 6 characters??
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Recover contacts from samsung galxy S3 after OS crash?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 stuck at start-up logo. I tried some of the suggestions mentioned here but it didn't work. When I contact with a Service center person, he said that phone's OS has crashed. Also ...
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Galaxy s3 came prerooted?

I recently bought a Factory Unlocked s3 from Amazon. It came preinstalled with the superuser app and when I scanned with AVG for android it said my device had root. When I downloaded a root checker ...
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S-Planner stopped problem in Samsung Galaxy S3

I bought my Galaxy S3 two months ago. After updating it, I found an error in the S-Planner app. When I swap back to the past month, the S-Planner stops and shows a message: Unfortunately, S-Planner ...
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Owner Information on Galaxy S3

I just had a software upgrade on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. The Android version is 4.3. How do I update the owner information on the locked screen? There is no option under "security" in the ...
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Should a glass replacement on a Samsung Galaxy S3 include a gel?

I recently replaced the front glass on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, and the new glass sits surprisingly well! But the screen seems to be more hollow than before. Also the glass seems to press down ...
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S Planner stopped working

Have a Galaxy SIII MIni and recently the S Planner stopped working. I can add Tasks but tapping Events results in a blank screen where no text enters. When going to Quick Add I can enter text and then ...
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Can't run Linux over Android 4.3 after official update

I used to run a Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) on a S3 running android 4.1. I updated the device today with the official rom, android 4.3, then rooted it again. But now I can't run linux anymore. Any ideias, ...
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Rooting Galaxy S3: Entry in device manager not found when entering download mode

I am trying to follow this guide on rooting the Galaxy S3 (Referred to by this A.SE question). I'm getting stuck at step 5. I have now repeatedly used Kies 3 to reinstall the device driver: Tools ...
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Software Update Error

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. and it shows this msg every time I tried to update the software. I couldn't update it. anyone who knows anything to fix this issue?
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Samsung's “Internet”-Browser no longer shows Google pictures

It is for a week or so that I can no longer click on images in Google-Results with Samsung's specific "Internet"-Broswer. Before that, I was able to look at the images in Google-results. Now, when I ...
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File Transfer Between Ubuntu 12.04 and S3 over usb cable

I have been facing this issue long back still not able to transfer files between My Ubuntu system and Samsung S3. I have googled and tried many ways ( installing mtp tools, etc ) but none works. When ...
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Copy files and images from samsung s3 even when its almost turned off

First of all my samsung s3 is stuck on the samsung logo splash screen so i'm thinking of doing a factory restore , that's not an issue for me but i want to copy images and videos at least from the ...
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Poor Performance at Low Battery

I'm having an issue where my phone gets sluggish and non-responsive when the battery level gets to around 35% or less. Apps will freeze, it will take the keyboard a long time to appear, and the ...
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Samsung sdxc 64gb appears empty

I bought this card from a trusted web store the other week and almost immediately it started to behave badly. My phone Samsung galaxys3 jelly bean 4.3, seem to not be compatible with the card as it ...
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Will upgrading a SIM-unlocked device re-lock it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 T999. When I got it, it was locked to T-Mobile. I needed to unlock it, as I am not in America. I wanted to know if I perform an upgrade to Android 4.4.2, will my phone be ...
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Samsung S3 - 40mb free ram of 1.5 gigs?

My S3 has been lagging while I play in games or use aps. I've read that free ram is not supposed to be linked with lag but it seems that it must be. While in one of the games I play, my keyboard will ...
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Odin doesn't recognize Galaxy S3

While I was trying to flash my phone to newer version of custom mod, I bricked my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 for Verizon, SCH-I535). To debrick the phone, I've followed below precedure: Confirm USB ...
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Connect Samsung s3 as installer?

I went into developer options and checked "USB debugging" however anytime I connect my phone to the computer it shows up as either a media device or a camera, I can switch between those two options ...
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How much battery drain do push notifications cause on Android 4.1?

I've got an S3 on 4.1, and I have a lot of apps which have push notifications. This is convenient, but I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery ...
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Accidentally tried to flash rom after doing saferoot (not possible)

I was referring to a guide on how to do a saferoot for Galaxy s3 (Verizon) and then switched over to a guide on how to flash a custom rom. Bad idea. ...
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S3 Planner/Calendar all entries disappeared

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android version 4.3. I have always used the S Planner app that appears on the home screen. Yesterday I installed the Google Calendar app because one of my calendars ...
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lockscreen wallpaper

I can only make the preinstalled wallpapers the wallpaper for my lock screen. I can choose an image from my photo gallery, select and crop it and then save it, but the screen stays the same. Also how ...
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Just got a Galaxy S3 and it's doing a software update, but I can't send email and navigation online is slow, is that normal?

I'm a newbie to Android as I got my S3 back in late February. The software update just started today and I've noticed I can't send emails or receive them. In addition, online navigation is slow. Is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 won't turn on but it works well when I removed the SD card

My Samsung Galaxy kept on restarting on yesterday. Today, it can't start up and the Samsung logo keeps appearing. Surprisingly when I remove the SD card, it worked again. Why is it so?
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Where in the firmware does SIM lock checking occur?

What part of the firmware controls the SIM "lock" on Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747 (AT&T)? Are there any mods for that layer of firmware?
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Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync - Contacts Storage

I use a Microsoft Exchange account for my business and use a Samsung Galaxy S3. If I sync my contacts to the phone from the exchange account, are they actually stored on my phone or SD card or are ...
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Process com.android.phone stops unexspectedly

This morning I wanted to call someone and since then my Samsung S3 shows me the error as written above. Android version is 4.3, carrier is T-Mobile. Anyone knows a common fix for the issue?
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Galaxy S3 Mini does not turn screen off anymore

Over a month ago, my Galaxy S3 Mini started having problems. It doesn't turn its screen off anymore even if I press power button. Also, the pop-up menu appears suddenly a thousand times a day. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stock Calendar Entries Gone!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android version 4.3. I have always used the stock Calendar app that appears on the home screen of my phone. Recently I installed the Google Calendar app to see which ...
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get back root with custom rom

Not long ago I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5800) with Kyrillos' rom v10.6 It appears to use CyanogenMod 7.3.0-RC3 Android 2.3.7 Some apps I often need to use, like SSHDroid, Terminal and ...
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Help with moving ALL data from one galaxy 3 to a new Galaxy 3

I need to transfer everything from phone A to phone B (pictures, contacts, apps, and text messages). How can I do that?
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How do I have anonymous notifications (phone, text, …) on Android 4.3 like 4.1?

So back in what I believe was Android 4.1, I had to swipe my lock screen to unlock my phone. Before swiping, it gives me the option of swiping into my missed calls, my text messages, and my ...
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Samsung S3 lost all free applications

This morning, I turned on my phone and it seems to have lost every free app (including Google Play Store, Google Search and Gmail). However: Every paid-for app is still installed and working. My ...
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Is there a way to turn an app into a floating one?

I want to search a specific installed dictionary app which is on my device while I'm reading a book in the Kindle app. Is there a way to turn an app into a floating app? Anything even close to this ...
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Battery-tracking app

I have a Galaxy SIII on Jellybean that's about a year old. I've never had any battery issues with it. The last three days, it's been at 80% when I go to bed at night, and completely dead in the ...
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Flash Galaxy S3 with Broken Screen and Debug Mode Not On

I have a completely broken screen/lcd/digitizer on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Debug mode was not on. The phone works as it will still vibrate when turned on and the LED / Menu / Back buttons light up ...
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Replacing Samsung S3 Mother Board

I have experienced problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3 mother board and I want to replace it with a new one. Does the new motherboard come with OS installed in its ROM as its default OS ?
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How to disable lock pattern/pin on lock screen with new Android 4.3 update?

I just did an update on my Galaxy S3 and now it is required that I have a lock on my lock screen. Before the update, I had the simple "Swipe to Unlock." Now, when I go into Settings>Lock ...
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Prevent autocomplete of addresses from gmail in android email application

I use my Galaxy S3 for both work and personal email messaging. I use gmail for personal and the stock email application, synced to Microsoft Exchange, for work email. However, when I compose an email ...
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How to check if my battery is OK?

I use my phone mainly for wifi use and I know it is a battery hog. However, what I would like to know is how much time it takes for the battery to charge. I guess it is supposed to take like 4 mins to ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean 4.1 Support Microphone Audio Input from mini USB Headset?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (WiFi) 16Gb device running Android Jelly Bean 4.1 This tablet has a 3.5mm jack for stereo audio out. No microphone jack. At least this is the way I'm reading the specs: ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 kernel version

I just completely reset my phone. When I checked the About Device section, it among other things shows: Kernel version 3.0.31-2168382 se.infra@R0301-02 #1 Thu Nov 28 21:02:26 KST 2013 Is this ...
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Not able to access the service menu on my Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 from US Cellular and I'm trying to use it on a different carrier. I added the new SIM Card and I tried all the possible options to access the service menu and it always says ...
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Identify Unlocked Device's Carrier

I bought an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 a while ago, this phone was imported by an independent store and not any of the local cellular carriers. And my phone is not getting firmware updates, I ...
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I'm having trouble opening my play store

I have a galaxy s3 and the play store will not open, I've i tried every way I can think of to open it but it won't work: I restarted my phone many times, I've also tried opening it from the ...
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Adding an APN from the commandline

I'm in the US for 30 days and got a SIM card from Lycamobile. For some reason adding APNs doesn't work through the GUI (I add them but they never show up in the list, even after rebooting). Instead I ...
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CM 10.2 with Google Apps version 20130813 won't download from Play Store

I have a Galaxy S3 I9300 from Telcel, Mexico running CyanogenMod 10.2.0, upgraded from 10.1.3 with the upgrade feature and using TWRP for this purpose. I am unable to download anything from the Play ...
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Galaxy S3 Bootloader Problem

I made an effort to unlock the boot-loader on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-i535) and it didn't work. I followed these directions to a T. When I got into CWMR, I installed CyanogenMod 10.2 and ...