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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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S3 4.3 shv-e210sksugna2 rooting?

I heard that 4.3 is causing a lot of problems for rooting. So far I haven't been able to find a way to root this version of S3. Can anyone point me to a good website?
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Managing ME under contacts list (Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini)

When I first got this phone I set up all my accounts like Google+, GMail, Skype and in contacts automatically appeared ME as first on the list, with my picture from Google+ and small icons of Google+ ...
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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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Inconsistent external SD card write errors

I have SanDisk 64GB Ultra class 10 micro SD card. I regularly encounter inconsistent write errors when trying to copy big directories (~1Gb, ~300 files) from internal to external SD. What can be ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 - Decrypting damaged SD Card (not factory reset)

I've searched a lot of threads, but this situation seems to be different than most. My Samsung Galaxy S3 has an encrypted SD card. The card used to mount and work just fine - then one day it ...
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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 ...
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Will installing 3G ROM on 4G device (Samsung Galaxy S3) brick phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9305 LTE. Samsung is taking too long to release updates. So. I would like to know if putting a 3G ROM on a 4G device will either brick or make my phone unusable. Has ...
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Android lag issues in Galaxy S3?

I know I have previously asked a similar question and I am asking again : why does my Galaxy S3 lag when doing routine tasks ? When pressing HOME button , the screen is supposed to smoothly fade ...
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Issues with Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2 destroying or being unable to use SD-cards

Reviews for some products, as well as some forum threads, claim that the Galaxy 3, Galaxy 4, and Galaxy Note 2 will not play well with some SD cards. The first of the above links mentions that ...
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How to upgrade Avatar ROM's old kernel?

I've got an S3 LTE version (GT I9305), with CyanogenMod (Avatar) installed. I've tried nightlies too, however, I'm still running Linux 3.0 (shown in about in settings). And I've seen CM screenshots ...
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Google docs on Android cannot authenticate

I have a Galaxy S3 on Sprint with the latest software and firmware updates. When I use the internet browser to browse to docs.google.com, it keeps redirecting me between accounts.google.com and then ...
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Android Icon keeps changing from what I set it to or disappearing entirely from the quick-launch bar at the bottom

I have a Galaxy S3 on Sprint, and the quick-launch icons at the bottom of the screen keep messing up. I have 5 quick-launch icons there, but sometimes one of them either gets removed so only 4 show ...
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Galaxy S3 randomly deleting my contacts

My Samsung Galaxy S3 just deletes some of my contacts on a regular basis. Any ideas on how to stop this and or recover those deleted contacts?
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wifi connection

For the past two days I can no longer connect to my home WiFi. It keeps saying "disabled", which also happened at a friend's house who also has Virgin WiFi – but I can connect to BT WiFi at another ...
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CWM Recovery showing wrong sdcard info

So i have installed Cyanogenmod 10.2 using Clockworkmod Recovery, which went fine. However now I am unable to get rid of CWMR. I tried flashing TWRM, but CWMR persists. Even worse, CWMR shows the ...
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Android default calling app don't suggest other calling apps even after reseting defaults

Good day. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (GT-I8190N) with its default Android 4.1.2 and default Phone application. When I try to make a call with it, it never suggest other calling apps, so I will ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 vibrate

I have had my phone for a while and I am always feeling guilty because I haven't replied to text message that I never knew that I got when I have my phone on vibrate. It only vibrates when I pick it ...
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Apply OTA Update for Android 4.3 to AT&T SGS3 i747

My Galaxy S3 (i747) has just informed me that there is an OTA update available from AT&T. I have stock Android 4.1.1 on there right now, but I have the device rooted with Clockwork 5.x. When I ...
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Cyanogenmod 10.2 crashes when trying to access storage settings

I have just installed CyanogenMod 10.2-20130727-Unofficial-i9300 and I am facing a problem with connecting to USB on Windows. Windows won't install drivers when I connect to USB (MTP USB device ...
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Why does the Android OS use so much battery power? [duplicate]

Most of the time, I have enough power for my Samsung Galaxy SIII to operate for the whole day; at the end of the day my battery charge is about 35%. However, today, the battery died prematurely. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy: Unlock gone haywire

I applied the procedure to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S3 on a Samsung Galaxy Express I437. It went through smoothly, and but the phone was not unlocked. Instead, it gives me the error message "Phone ...
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Outlook meeting requests appear blank on my Samsung s3 phone

I see a blank mail with only the subject when someone sends me a meeting request in my Samsung S3. It is making the phone literally trash!!! I have so many meetings and update my phone calendar ...
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CyanogenMod 10.2 on Galaxy S3 charging problem

I have a Galaxy S3 with CM 10.2 build date 28-09-2013. The problem I am facing is slow charging of my mobile. It takes around 6-7 hours to charge when connected to AC power source. Before CM with S3 ...
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All SMS being converted to MMS on Galaxy S3?

I received 3 MMS the other day (same message, it was my father so a bit confused) and now Galaxy S3 automatically converts texts to one contact only (my wife) into MMS. As soon as I try to text her ...
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Messaging icon in Samsung S3 always show one unread message

My Samsung S3 messaging icon always show one unread message. see attached screenshot. I have throughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone coupe of times including ...
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Unable to connect my Galaxy S3 to PC through USB on Windows 8

I have tried to connect my phone several times but my PC doesn't detect it. I've even tried a factory reset but to no avail. Any suggestions on what I should do?
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text message notifications on my lock screen of my galaxy s 3

I have just gotten a galaxy s 3 and am trying to get the notifications of a new message to show up at a push notification on my lock screen. I have looked for setting to change to do so but can't find ...
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Skype and Samsung Galaxy S3 Messaging stopping working

I am totally new to Android Enthusiasts so I apologise if this question has already been answered. I recently downloaded Skype for Android on my Galaxy S3. However, I found that my Samsung Messaging ...
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Email app shows negative number

When I have read my emails, my app shows -1. If I have one to read it shows zero. Is there any way I can reset this? Not critical but annoying.
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Samsung Galaxy s3 Battery life

How long should a Galaxy S3 battery last? My phone is brand new and today it was on standby for most of the day (it dropped 10% while being on standby for 3hrs), I only used the internet for about an ...
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Galaxy S3 Bug: No text appears when typing SMS message

Summary: When starting to write an SMS text message using the stock Messaging app, no text appears. Reproduction: It's intermittent. However IIRC it has only happened when replying. Workarounds: ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Rebooting. Even after factory wipe

So today my (non-rooted) Galaxy S3 rebooted itself once or twice, then it shut off (94% battery) and after that I could not get it booted again. I could not hard reboot by holding down the power ...