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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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Galaxy SIII SCH-I535, Android 4.4.2 - High Battery Drain

I am not quite sure where else to turn with this issue. It's been happening for about a week now. When looking at the stock battery section in Settings, I see that "Android System" is always using ...
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Server Password changed for email on s3, unable to sign in, connection error

My email worked fine on Galaxy S 3 for 3 weeks, but all of a sudden I receive a message saying "Server Password changed, sign in failed connection error". I have changed nothing and was still ...
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Can't establish a reliable connection to the server google play?

Ok so i have samsung galaxy s3 i rooted it a week ago and it worked flawless then afterward when today i opened google play it says no connection .i tried all methods like setting date and time ...
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Reinstall default apps on Galaxy S3 before updating to Jelly Bean

I want to update my Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean but after downloading the firmware using Kies, it starts updating, but then it stops with a "dead" Android with a red triangle icon. I think it's because I ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S III i9300 Boot Loop, No Recovery, after Cyanogenmod Installer

Some threads with similar issues are already around, but I didn't find one with the same problem as me. What I was doing when the issue happened: I was trying to install cyanogenmod 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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S3 I9300 - screen freezing several times

I'm an S3 user. After I updated the OS to 4.1.2 (official release), my screen keeps on freezing. I'm fed up with those freezing situations. Any solutions for that? Thank you.
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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 the screenshot below. I have thoroughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone couple of times. I also ...
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IMEI unknown after flashing CM12 on i9300

I was using i9300 on the stock ROM from here http://samsung-updates.com/details/23424/Galaxy_S_3_International/GT-I9300/XME/I9300XXUGML3.html. Then I flashed ArchiDroid3.1 (CM12 based) with success ...
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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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Downgrading Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Downgrade Confusion

My Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is currently running Android version 4.3.0. I wanted to downgrade it back to 4.1.2 and got confused with which values to look for when selecting a rom. I know that my ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, just shows ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” black screen

This morning I woke up to my Samsung Galaxy S3 which just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” on a black background. It never comes to the “Enter ...
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Global Address Lookups on Galaxy SIII

I have setup my Exchange Mail using the default Samsung email app. Mail and calenders works great but I am not able to do Global Address lookups. Is this possible? How can do this?
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Quiet sound after 4.3 update - Samsung Galaxy SIII

Since my Samsung Galaxy SIII was updated to 4.3, I have had problems when listening to music. The sound is very low when my equalizer turns on. I've already tried to configure the equalizer ...
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Samsung account not showing

Could anyone assist me with enabling my Samsung account on my S3. Each time I pressed buy in video hub I got this message on my phone: "Your Samsung account has been disabled. Enable it by going to ...
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Phone app: what does the blue forbidden sign (with optional blue “A” in front) mean in the call log?

I have the following question concerning the Samsung Galaxy SIII: When one taps Phone -> Logs it is possible to see the following icons: Incoming calls which were answered and received text ...
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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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Screen goes black after showing Samsung logo in Samsung Galaxy S3

I flashed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I did this process through a program called Odin. Once I reached PASS! on the Odin screen, I disconnected my cell phone from my laptop as directed. I ...
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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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Android Jellybean stock browser in Samsung S3 is rendering SVG improperly

I have been using SVG to render images in my App, the images render improperly in Samsung S3 device's NATIVE BROWSER only. They work fine in CHROME browser in the same device. What could be the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3's screen won't turn on

As I turned on my phone, I put in my code and then, my screen didn't respond, so I turned it off and back on again only to find it unchanged and then it turned completely black. Now it just wont ...
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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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my s3 is not working after reset

i did a master reset without the sim card and them it took me to the recovrey screen and i put erase all data and reboot and it turned off and then back on but the screen was t mobile and i took out ...
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Samsung syncing messages but not contacts on Galaxy S3

I messed up bad and lost all my contacts/messages when I tried to install another OS on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Now I have gotten the operating system back and Samsung Account let me retrieve my ...
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How to disable calls but still receive texts

Is it possible through a setting or an app to receive only text messages and not phone calls? Specifically I have an Samsung galaxy s3
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't mount external SD card

I've recently flashed the stock firmware onto my Samsung Galaxy S3 because there was one feature which didn't work on CyanogenMod. My external SD card worked fine until recently - the 'mount SD card' ...
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My S3 device Wifi and mobile data turning on automatically

My phone turned on Mobile data and Wi-Fi automatically. Battery also drains very fast. I checked for Connection optimizer in Setting>More Settings>Mobile Networks but i didnt find that option I ...
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Gt-i9300 galaxy android

Suddenly stacked (black screen)not reboot or start when I press the power key.when I used it it very hot at the back of the cell.pls give me the solution,thank you very much.
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How do I change incorrect album art on the default Music Player of the Samsung Galaxy S III?

One of my albums has a completely unrelated album art associated with it. I cannot find the album details and hope to get the album art that way because it's an independent album. The album art I'm ...
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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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There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later - Galaxy s3

Got the dreaded "There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later" error. This all started with notifications stating my account could not Sync with any of my apps. Seen many ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) “no network” issue

I bought my phone from a friend and I am the second user. It was rooted and was in modified status (when I checked About->device->status) but working fine and had zero issues. So yesterday I wanted to ...
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broken port on samsung galaxy 3 and tablet wont charge

my charger port is broken on my Samsung tablet galaxy 3 is there another way to charge without using the port
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Samsung Galaxy S3 phone - typing additional symbols

There are some symbols available when using the on screen keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, but I would like to access additional symbols, like percent sign and degree symbol. How can I do ...
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How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747 for AT&T) that is not rooted. Recently it started shutting down in the middle of use and not start up again. At first, plugging it into the charger would get ...
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how do i get my stolen phone& pictures back?

On 7 july 15 someone broke in my house and stole my galaxy note 3 it did not have service it has been disconnect for about 6mo now i would like to get my phone back because it had picture of me and my ...
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Mobile data and Wi-Fi turning on automatically in Samsung Galaxy S3

My phone turned on Mobile data and Wi-Fi automatically. Battery also drains very fast. I checked "Mobile network usage", and turned it off for some apps, but suddenly, I started to receive messages ...
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Whatsapp images lost

So my Samsung S3 mini kept reminding me that my storage is running out and i probably tempered around with the storage but do not remember deleting my entire whatsapp images folder and videos folder. ...
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No Longer Receiving Message Notifications on Lock Screen

I have a SG3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.3. When the update ran, I received message previews on the lock screen, accessed them without trouble, and enjoyed the feature. In the last 24-36 hours, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update deleted Play Store and a bunch of other Google apps

Today my Galaxy S3 alerted me that there was an update to Push Services available. For once I actually thought "hey, let's not dismiss this update" and went through the whole process. There were no ...
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Why do Samsung Keyboards support a maximum of 4 languages?

I would like to know why Samsung Keyboards support a maximum of 4 languages? Also, what do these languages exactly do? I can swipe left-and-right on the space bar to switch between them, but I can ...
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Samsung s3 i9300 does not boot anymore

I went through a lot of questions posted here but I could not figure out what to do. My samsung s3 keeps not booting and stucking at the samsung logo screen. It happens after a flashing of a rom by ...
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Data Usage For Free eBooks From Google Play Store

How much data does it take to download a free eBook via the Google Play Store? It doesn't tell you as you are installing the book. Does it take heaps in general??
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Cannot connect to WiFi • MAC address unavailable every time after restart

Since 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 it works again.. Of course I've to save WiFi networks. I'm ...
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Can't flash Unofficial CM 12.1 on GS3

After figuring out how to flash the official Cyanogenmod 11 to my GS3 I thought it was time to pick up a new project, the unofficial 12. So for some reason I can't flash the unofficial Cyanogenmod ...
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Transfer phonebook Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3

1) How to save the phonebook on the computer ? 2) Transfer phonebook to a new phone (with my computer) ?
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Can't install Cyanogenmod on Galaxy S3

I can't seem to get Cyanogenmod installed onto my Galaxy S3. I've followed the steps on their website, and I've gotten the custom recovery installed just fine. But actually installing the Cyanogenmod ...
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I was listening to music on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini when the sound coming from my headphones got really low.

The Phone is three days old, and suddenly all music coming from my headphones (yes, tried different ones, and they work the same way, really low sound) got really low. The headphones work on all other ...