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Just updated to Android 4.2.2, Facebook Messenger doesn't push notifications now?

I just updated my Samsung Galaxy S3 (model SCH-I535) to Android version 4.4.2. It seems fine, except for one bug I've noticed recently. Facebook messenger will not always give me a notification that ...
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how does auto brightness work?

there is a similar question to this one How does the automatic brightness settings work? however, I do not think it answers my question. This is more to do with the UI. I just got myself a Galaxy ...
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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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Where in my files can I find the stock browser's Favourites stored?

Where on the storage of my phone can I find the stock browser's Favourites? I want to backup that folder. OS: 4.1.1 S3
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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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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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Simple exit to “downloading don't turn off target ” downloading mode

As a curious newbie I went into downloading mode in my Samsung Galaxy S3 by pressing Vol down+center Home+power button. After that I got options to press Vol up key to continue and Vol down key to ...
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Missing apps after installing upgrade-assistant app

I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Straight Talk wireless and it's version is 4.1.2. I've read how to upgrade it but I didn't want to risk it. So I found an app on the Google Play Store that could help ...
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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 galaxy s3 after factory reset do not want to start

Samsung galaxy s3 after factory reset do not want to start. It is totaly "dead"! Any suggestion how to restart it again? It is full charged!
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How to import contacts from galaxy s3 to nexus 5?

How do you import contacts from a Galaxy S3 to a Nexus 5? They're both Android devices, so is it a simple process? Do I need to save them to a SIM card?
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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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Why doesn't Cyanogenmod show the update for CM11-M4 in the Cyanogen Updater?

On my phone when I do a CM update, no matter what I chose to show the update for M4 isn't available? What's going on?
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Samsung galaxy s3 driver problem on win7 ult 64 bit machine

The Driver Problem. When I install the drivers and restart my system it will not pick them up, I have tried USB debug mode and normal mode it still won’t work. Even multiple installs of ...
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Windows 7 fails to see my Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and a Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (rooted Android 4.1.2). When I plug the phone to the computer's USB port, I can't access the phone through Windows Explorer. 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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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 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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How to fix a black screen (bricked) after rooting an encrypted device

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Per work policy to add an exchange account I had to encrypt my phone. After doing so, I needed to root it to create a swap partition as it was constantly running ...
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Securely wiping a phone with a broken screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with a broken screen. The screen does not respond to any touch and does not display anything at all, it is black at all times. CyanogenMod 11 is installed on the device. I ...
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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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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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Inability to call or text with Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has this annoying habit that, whenever I try to do something like connect to a network, or open Candy Crush, after 20 seconds my phone will turn off, and on, and then keep turning ...
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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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How can i make samsung S5 to be shown as a drive when i connect it to my PC? [duplicate]

when i connect the phone via USB it shows as Portable device; but i want it to be as a drive so i can review my files on the labtop. note: i have S3 and S5 with the same issue.
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what is se.infra@SEP-138 #1 MEANS

I Have crashed my mobile .so iwant to download d original version back.. my original version is: 4.1.2 kernal version-3.0.31-638230 se.infra@SEP138#1 what is meant by se.infra@SEP138#1 ..how to ...
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Why can't my laptop detect my phone?

I want to upload pictures from my S3 to laptop. There is no problem with my cable and laptop because my phone was able to charge when I connect my phone with the laptop. However, my laptop didn't ...
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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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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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Micro SD card not usable on phone

I installed a Micro SD card on my Samsung Galaxy 3 phone. I had a few dozen songs on the card and everything was working fine. Then I shut down my phone, removed the SD card, hooked it up to my PC and ...
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Rooting trouble - Using Odin3 but unable to flash device

Rooting Method: mrRobinson Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 Android version: 4.1.1 Carrier: ATT Downloaded: Odin307 and root66_ATT_I747UCDLK3.tar.md5 Sumsung Driver: ...
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Whatsapp contact names not showing; just numbers on Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has been freezing. On my Whatsapp, the contact names are gone. All it shows are contact numbers. Is there a way to fix this problem? Is there a way to stop the phone from ...
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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 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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Orange colored screen when taking a picture

I used to be able to take selfie pictures with my Samsung Galaxy S3 without any issues. I tried doing so today several times and each time, I just get an orange colored screen. I haven't tried ...
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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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people can't call my s3 after I have already unblocked them

I enabled blocking mode & blocked 1 contact. After that the person can't still contact me eventhrough I have unblocked that contact already. How to fix this problem?
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How can I make the Galaxy S3 detect media on my sdcard?

I have transferred some mp3s onto my sdcard using samba but the operating system doesn't seem to automatically detect them as it would if you copied it using MTP or whatever. How can I force it to ...
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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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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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Gmail app doesn't sync email at all when on Mobile Data

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I love the new Gmail app. Works awesome. My only problem is that it doesn't sync emails (I don't receive any new notifications when new emails arrive, I have to manually ...
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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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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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How can I select which folders to sync via Exchange ActiveSync?

I am using Exchange ActiveSync with Android version 4.1.2, but cannot find the option to choose which folders to sync within my mailbox. A technote on the Samsung website (albeit the US version) says ...
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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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Export phone numbers only?

I'm curious if anybody knows a way to export only contacts that have a phone number added to them? When I first bought my phone(Galaxy S3) I synced FB, Gmail, Hotmail, ... and now my contacts is full ...
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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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What can be possibly slowing down my phone?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S3. As the title says, the phone has slowed quite a bit. And by a bit I mean a lot. It has gotten to a point where sometimes I cannot even unlock the screen because ...
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Heimdall won't show blue bar when flashing

I'm trying to install Heimdall flash recovery for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300 International) but i wont work GIF of how i do it here: http://gyazo.com/2edf273d72a95ede911db1020cdb61ea It won't do ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...