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“shell has been granted superuser permissions” on non-rooted smartphone

My Galaxy S3 has just shown the blinking message "shell has been granted superuser permissions" (when clicking a Pinterest notification). The phone is not rooted and is running Android 4.0.4. What ...
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What made the first Command fail?

I decided to clear my data usage stats on my Android in Settings > Data Usage from the terminal emulator app, but the first command came back with the error "No such file or directory". The first ...
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iComcast email and Samsung Galazy S3

I have 3 Comcast email accts on the generic email program on the S3. Two of the accounts are just fine, but the account that is really important literally just stopped giving me the entire inbox of ...
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Can't connect to servers via ConnectBot and ssh with password

Can't connect ot SSH server via Connectbot. On all attemps, after typing password I get answer 'unsuccessful attempt of "password" authorization' (translation). SSH Client connects good. And ...
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Boot a bricked s3 i535 for photo recovery

I know I need an sdcard formatted a certain way with a factory image and it will go into a safe mode; question is, does anyone know where I can find instructions or can instruct me what file and how ...
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Titanium Backup Pro in Safe Mode

I have a S3 i9300 with a damaged motherboard that only boots in safe mode. I tried to put TB with pro key from the Play Store, and moved the main app (not the key) to /system/app using ADB. But now ...
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Is there a way to hide the ringer icon in notification bar

I have used Wanam Exposed on the Xposed framework to hide some icons on my notification bar, I have also tried GravityBox to hide others, but I can't find how to hide the ringer icon on the ...
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Galaxy S3 showing messages are not sending when they are

Title says it all to be honest Have a galaxy s3 rooted stock jelly bean 4.3 I've been doing some mods recently (not my own just downloaded) I've undone the most recent ones I've done as only ...
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S3 LTE keeps rebooting

I bet this problem has been posted many times but my galaxy S3 keeps rebooting the samsung logo over and over again. I've tried entering recovery mode but just when I'm about to select an option it ...
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On an SGS3 how do I stop the recent apps list from showing after I press the Home button?

On a Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3, the Home Button has all-of-a-sudden begun opening up the recent apps list, if I press it for much more than half a second. I neither use or want to use ...
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galaxy s3 calendar automatically deleted important work event - PLS HELP!

Does anyone know a way to get it back? My galaxy s3 default calendar automatically deleted an extremely important series of work events! First it made a duplicate, then when i deleted the duplicate, ...
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softbricked sgh-i337 at&t with 4.4.2 ota update

I have a sgh-i337 at&t usa GPe recently updated OTA, I tried to format my rom so I could patch my kernel and threw everything at it but the kitchen sink to clear the memory but could not get it ...
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Why does the Galaxy S3 keep leaving Airplane Mode?

My wife has a Galaxy S3 and the past few nights she has put it on Airplane mode to save power and she puts it on the charger as well. When she wakes up in the morning the Airplane mode is ...
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How to backup Galaxy S3 using google? [duplicate]

I am about to switch my phone from an old Galaxy S3 to a new Galaxy S3 and would like to keep my apps, pictures, etc. How can I backup my old phone using Google so I can use that backup on my new ...
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Unable to flash custom rom Paranoid Android to GalaxyS3

My device is rooted with a root for the galaxyS3 running Jellybean 4.3 I tried putting the Paranoid Android ROM onto there by following the instructions given which were Root device Enable USB ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 LCD and screen gone need contacts [duplicate]

I recently broke my samsung galaxy s3 completely shattered screen but still sounds when text or call comes through (unable to awnser or see) and blue button at top on when charging I just want ...
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How do you extract the boot.img from a samsung g4?

I don't image the adb command is able to access that sector of the device but for the record, when I connect, I can see the device but C:\Users\Brad2\Downloads\adbUnzip2Cdrive\adb>adb kill-server ...
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Need backup for “My Calendar” on S3

I have tons of info on "My Calendar" Galaxy S3, and Google Calendar sync is one-way only. I actually use a Yahoo email and would prefer to sync both ways to Yahoo or Google, but since I cannot find a ...
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Can I force KitKat to use a particular format for its voice recorder? (Galaxy S3)

I have a Galaxy S3, for what it's worth. Recently the phone's Sound Recorder application began using .amr format, and while the filesize is small, the audio quality sucks, to say the least. Can I have ...
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Is it possible to have my lockscreen turn on and off automatically at given times?

I want my lockscreen to light up at a specific time say, 10pm and shut down by itself at 10:30pm. Is that something that exists? OS: 4.1.1 Phone: S3
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Galaxy S3 requesting “key password”

My samsung-galaxy-s3 is asking for a key password when I try to send an email via gmail. It never asked before, but my phone had a software update and now it seems to need this password and I don't ...
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Game app's restarting themselves between levels

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with the 4.4.2 version of android. The issue is that games tend to restart themselves between levels, games like angry birds, "blocks" (a tetris-like game) and other, ...
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Auto-sync killing battery all of a sudden on S3?

I have had my S3 for a good long while, ever since they were new with Verizon. Almost immediately, I bought an extended battery and all was good. In the last week or so, the battery has begun ...
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How to move TextSecure texts to regular Message folder?

I'm wanting to remove TextSecure from my Samsung Galaxy S3. But I'd also like to keep the messages that are in the app. Is there any way to export those messages so that they can be imported to the ...
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Galaxy S3: I747UCUEMJB upgrade - baseband unknown

Last night I updated my Galaxy S3 from Cyanogenmod 9 to CM 11. One of the steps was to upgrade the bootloader. Everything went fine, and I'm now on CM 11-2014-06-02-d2lte. The problem: can't connect ...
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The podcast apps on my Samsung Galaxy S3 stop playing halfway

I have some podcast apps I listen to while I'm driving. They play for sometime then shut off. I turn the phone back on then the apps are at the beginning and not where I left off. Is there any way to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo, possible virus?

My Mom has a Samsung Galaxy S3 from 2 years ago, it now gets stuck at "Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300" screen and can't boot properly. It can't enter Recovery Mode either but can enter Odin Mode. Also ...
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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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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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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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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 ...