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Disable booting into Safe Mode on damaged S3

I have a rooted i9300 (Samsung S3) that is damaged, and only boots into safe mode. You can read about some people with the same problem HERE and HERE. Took the device to Samsung Tech Center, they ...
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Unable to send from outlook email account synced on phone, error - Unable to sign or encrypt message. Certificate not installed

I have my work outlook account synced on my Samsung. For the first month, sending and receiving emails from my phone worked fine. Currently, I am able to receive emails but when I try to send them I ...
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Hangouts Error on Android Phone: Cannot connect to the server

I'm getting a "cannot connect to the server" error when I try to use Hangouts on my phone. Every other Google app works. SMS works but not Hangouts messages. All my other devices work with Hangouts ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 requesting network security key when tethering

My S3 (Jellybean) was suddenly no longer recognised by my PC when plugged in via USB. I solved that by debugging using Developer Options as advised in another thread, which allowed the driver to be ...
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Can I use the CyanogenMod installer on Samsung Galaxy S3 (EE)?

(Note: EE is a british phone service provider.) I was wondering if I could use the CyanogenMod installer on my Samsung Galaxy S3? It's in the supported devices list.
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Galaxy S3 is stuck at Samsung logo splash screen and won’t charge

A little bit of help would be highly appreciated. A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 started freezing randomly. I had to remove the battery in order to restart it. Yesterday the problem got worse: ...
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How to fix play store signing in issue?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (model:GT-I819ON). All of a sudden the Play Store has stopped working and whenever I try to sign-in into it, a message is displayed saying that it couldn't sign-in ...
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How do I uninstall the LINE app (third party app)?

At my sister's suggestion, I installed the LINE app in my Galaxy S3. After a while I decided I didn't like it, so I want to uninstall it. Weirdly, when I open Settings > Application manager, there is ...
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How do I link the “My Info” Android local profile back to my Google+ account?

My issue is similar to having a ME profile (it is in a section called ME), but not the same. None of the answers to this question worked for me. I believe the principle difference is that I cannot ...
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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 ...
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Installing CM10.2 - Stuck on Download Mode

I have a Galaxy SIII (GT-i9300) and I'm following the instructions for installing CyanogenMod on it here. However, when following step 4 of the first part: Boot the Galaxy S III ...
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how do you properly root galaxy s3 i9300 on mac?

I am trying to root my Galaxy S3 i9300 on a Apple Mac. I followed the instructions here But instead of my phone starting up ClockWorkMod recovery, my phone keeps booting up on android recovery. Any ...
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I can't use my Galaxy S3 storage on my laptop

When I plug the USB on my galaxy s3 sprint it charges normally but no notifications appear about using the mass storage.. so how can I fix that and transfer the data from PC to my phone. NOTE: I cant ...
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How can I turn off the notification for the power plug connection?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1 plays a sound every time I connect it to the power plug. Is there a way to turn that off without affecting all other notifications?
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contacts phne numbers disappeared after sync to google

after sync to google all contacts that have phone number in them disapeared. I tried to enter a new contact just for a test. if I sync to google again the new entry disappears as well. how can it be ...
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my S3 won't connect to my home wifi

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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How do I stop all running apps in the Samsung Galaxy S3?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 Android: 4.1.1 I need to stop all running apps for an app, but how do I do that with one click? Is it safe? Does the S3 have a tool?
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Reinstall Gallery app on Samsung Galaxy S3

I accidently uninstalled the Gallery app that came with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I installed another gallery, but I cannot choose a photo for lock-screen. Is it possible to reinstall the Gallery app? If ...
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phone unable to receive certain messages

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone is pretty old but still in good working condition. although, it's suddenly unable to receive messages from websites such as Outlook and Twitter (for ...
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How to retrieve Android contacts from Galaxy S3 to Windows 7 on a non rooted phone

I am hoping someone can help me with this. My brother passed away yesterday and we both have the same phone a Samsung Galaxy S3 on the Sprint network. I was wondering if there is a simple way with adb ...
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Can I forward my text messages from my Android phone to a Chromebook?

I am coming from an iPhone and a mac book, and I am used to the idea of being able to send and receive all my texts, calls, and face times from my laptop. After making this huge switch, I am confused ...
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How do i change the way contacts display?

My contacts are in list form but my favorites are a thumbnail with a picture, etc. How do I get my contacts to change to this display?
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Samsung S3 keyboard stoped

I just tryed to install a Galaxy S6 keyboard on my S3 and I installed the SamsungIME ( apk) and it asked to put the lib file into the lib folder , after I put the file I restarted my phone and I had ...
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How to show wifi password?

I have a rooted Samsung s3 mini, android version 4.1.2 How to show the saved wifi password of the router I am connected to?
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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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What is the difference between the Tag Buddy and Face tag stock Gallery options, and where is the related info stored?

I would like to know what the difference is between the Tag Buddy and Face tag stock Gallery options (as available on the Samsung Galaxy SIII stock Gallery application). Also, why is one option ...
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Phone log shows numbers not Contact Names after installing Samsung S3 Security Update

My Galaxy S3 was working great until I installed a security update yesterday (26/11/12). Immediately after, the names dropped off the calls list and it is now showing phone numbers only.
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MAC address unavailable every time after restart

My phone has a lot of restart-crashes (PAC ROM). But for some days it doesn't load my MAC - so I cannot connect to WiFi. If I remove everything in /data/misc/wifi folder and restart again (which ...
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How can I ignore the AT&T software update?

I keep getting this message every 10 minutes or so on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (non-rooted Android 4.1.2): How can I ignore it? I want to skip this update as the penultimate one introduced some nasty ...
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Check the original carrier of Galaxy S3

How do I check the original carrier for Galaxy S3 (model no is i9300 in Australia)? I bought it from one buyer. I can't use the network. So, please help me.
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Installing samsung galaxy s3 neo stock rom on ssamsung galaxy s3

can I install samsung galaxy s3 neo (GT-I9300I) ROM on Samsung galaxy s3 (GT-I9300).... If yes then please tell me how?
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“Android is upgrading… Starting Apps” on boot

I have a Galaxy S3 phone with android version 4.1.2. I have not upgraded my phone recently nor have I rooted the phone. This afternoon when I turned on my phone, I got a message saying "Android is ...
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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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How to enable hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting?

I've Samsung Galaxy S3 device. (Model-Number: SPH-L710) (Android-Version: 4.1.1) I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting, or an extra keyboard application. Is it possible?
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How to add S/MIME certificate to samsungs native email app on galaxy s3

In my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy S3 there is a builtin Email App. If i open the account configuration there is an option to sign outgoing emails. Configure Email Account > Security Options > Sign ...
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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 can I do a screen recording on the S3?

I need to record my screen as I'm using a specific app to show the issues showing up that a developer is unable to replicate. How can I achieve this? Is screen recording even possible on Android? ...
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Samsung S3 I9300 no recovery no boot and odin fails to flash

I have Samsung S3 GT-I9300 It was working fine but suddenly, I turned it on and it is stuck on the Samsung LOGO forever. It doesn't go to recovery mode when pressing HOME+VOL UP+POWER. But I can ...
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Contacts from my note 3

I am a car salesman and I was jumping into a one ton truck and didnt realize my phone fell out of my pocket. When I went looking for my phone i realized I ran over it !!!! Totally destroyed even in my ...
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PC can't transfer files to android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and Windows 7 operating system. I'm trying to transfer files, specifically music, through USB to my phone but it's giving me an error. It's saying I do not have permission ...
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Can't find uploaded photos on Google+

I uploaded my photos on to Google+ via Auto upload. My phone died. A few weeks later I was able to get a new phone. But now My Google+ account shows no photos. Where did they go? First phone was a ...
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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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How to set data usage cycle to non-monthly value?

My network operator charges to my account every 28 days rather than every month. How can I change the data usage cycle length under Settings > Connections > Data Usage accordingly?
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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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How to install Cyanogen without losing data

I've been using ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S3 for a while now, but I can't update to Jelly Bean for multiple reasons. I've decided to switch to Cyanogen Mod, is there any way I can move to Cyanogen ...
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After unannounced reboot, VPN now requires password

I was browsing on my phone. My phone rebooted and would not allow me to set up my normal VPN connection. I have tried disabling the lock screen but it seems independent of whatever authentication is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 WiFi Connectivity Problems with SOME Wireless Networks

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 that plays well with my wireless network at home and elsewhere but has major connectivity issues with the wireless network in my office. Nobody else has problems and I ...
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My phone's 3g/4g randomly stopped working

I have a Galaxy S3 and my 3g/4g suddenly stopped working. WiFi works fine, but how can I get my 3g to work again? I have already uninstalled apps and deleted unnecessary photos and videos.