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Possible to change SIM card PUK on Android device?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Change SIM PIN to change the default PIN that came with the SIM card. ...
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I'm trying to figure out what the symbol on my main screen on my s3 means

I was wondering what the symbol on my top screen of my phone was it kinda looks like a sun with a smaller sun in it and it just spins and pops on an off
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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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Meaning of notification LED colour for Samsung Galaxy S III?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III running Android 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Is there any meaning to the colour of the LED indicator? It sometimes lights as red, green or blue. What do each of these ...
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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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Disabling/Changing PIN on Android device: where are the disabled flag and new PINs stored (SIM or internal storage)?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Lock SIM card` which displays a check box which can be used to configure the phone to ...
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Why are my call settings disabled (and which settings require operator support and which settings are normally included in service plans)?

As shown in the screenshot below, on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Phone -> Call Settings, almost everything is disabled/grayed out. I have a SIM card inside my phone but have not topped up ...
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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 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 disable Android Wear?

I don't have a Android Wear, but I always get a notification from the Google Play Services App with this content: Android Wear Listening via TCP on 127.0.0.1:5601 I want to disable this spying ...
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Samsung Galaxy SIII: SkipSoft Toolkit: rooting: unable to boot Custom Recovery after flashing

My device is an unrooted Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 (Jelly Bean 4.3.0). I am trying to root my device using Unified_Android_Toolkit_v1.3.3.exe AKA SkipSoft Toolkit and their web page lists my ...
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Retrieving videos/photos from Vault app on Galaxy S3

Is it possible to retrieve photos/videos after uninstalling and reinstalling Vault app? Please give me instructions how to retrieve.
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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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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 to have the OS launch applications at startup time?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I am trying to figure out how to configure applications such a Skype to start up automatically once the system has gone through the ...
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Not receiving network signals on samsung S3 T999?

Hi I just bought a Samsung S3 T-999. The problem is when I switch cellphone on, it connects to my network but just for a second. The moment that second's gone, I lose signals completely. So it's not ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3: problem booting up

My S3 keeps turning on getting to the model splash screen when you turn it off, it stays there for about five seconds and then goes blank for a bit and then repeats the process over and over again. I ...
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SIP an Android: How does it work, how do I set it up, and how do I use it?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I've seen various posts on this site and on the Internet concerning SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). I've read a little bit about this ...
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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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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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What does this icon mean, in the stock messenger app?

Pretty straightforward; when viewing the list of recent contacts/conversations, the stock messenger app on my Samsung Galaxy S3 shows this icon, but for only the one conversation. I don't know if ...
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Can't view Location (textual desciption) information in Windows when opening picture taken with Camera app

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have enabled GPS on my device and have also enabled the GPS tag feature in my Camera application. When a picture is taken, GPS information is attached to the image, and ...
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Why is Music Player deleting my music?

I recently installed a new SD card in my phone, so I moved all of my music from my phone to my SD. After I moved my music, I noticed that all of my soundtracks were corrupted. Each of them only had ...
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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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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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Galaxy S3 Wifi no internet on Comcast/xfinity router

Brand new stock Samsung Galaxy S3 will connect to Comcast-provided wireless router (Arris brand), but cannot get out of local network - I can ping other devices on the network, and I can even browse ...
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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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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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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

I'm using the GeoTracker application to record position and velocity as I exercise along a track. I live on relatively flat ground, only shift up and down no more than5 meters at the very maximum, but ...
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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 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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Accidentally “cleared data” for system apps on my Galaxy lll

I accidentally "cleared data" for some apps on my Galaxy lll. I think they were system apps and now I can't open facebook and other apps. How can I recover whatever is missing?
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Galaxy S3 won't boot, gets stuck at the “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT” screen

I seem to have the same problem as many other Galaxy users with the Boot Loop. I cannot access my phone: I am not able to load the Stock ROM or factory reset it, nor erase any data. It is stuck at ...
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Hands-free mode automatically turns off after a delay of some hours on the Samsung Galaxy SIII

I'm experiencing the following problems with Hands-free mode on the Samsung Galaxy SIII: When I turn Hands-free mode on, and some time passes by, hands-free mode switches off automatically all by ...
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Flashing English ROM on Korean Samsung Galaxy S3

I got my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SHW-M440S) but it was bought from South Korea. At first, it was all Korean. But after some time (or some tweaks), I managed to set it to English. (No, I am not a Korean). ...
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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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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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“No Backup account is currently storing data”?

When I checked backup & restore options in my settings it shows "No Backup account is currently storing data" , but I'm currently signed in to my Google account. Why it is disabled? (Click on ...
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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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Hands-free/Driving Mode: How to change the reading voice's language (and voice: male/female etc…)?

Is there a way to change the language and voice for reading out the information on hands-free mode. Even better, it would be nice if the language and voice for the alarm could be set on a per-alarm ...
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Hands-free/Driving Mode: difference between Alarm and Schedule features?

I would like to know, under Settings -> My device -> Hands-free mode, what is the difference between checking: Alarm [ ] Read out alarm information when alarms sound Schedule [ ] Read out ...
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How can I prevent the AT&T update software from using my 4G connection?

Is there any way to prevent the AT&T update software form using my 4G connection (i.e. using Wi-Fi only when available)? By default it seems to use the 4G connection when there's no Wi-Fi ...
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Application manager: no SD card present but applications still listed under “SD CARD” and what is USB storage?

The back of my Samsung Galaxy SIII has a slot for inserting an external memory SD card (MicroSD up to 32 GB) next to the SIM card slot, but I never purchased nor inserted any, just double checked just ...
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Galaxy S3 USB modem connection

How do I connect Internet from a laptop using USB modem to a Galaxy S3, or directly USB modem(data card) to S3 for internet connection?
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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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Bizarre New Battery Behavior in GT-I9300

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to check. I was ...
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Camera Application: How to save icons in top container?

Once I open the camera application on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I can click on the camera Settings cogwheel icon and then select Edit shortcuts from the slide-out menu to view a list of icons which can ...
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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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How to restore the contacts on a Samsung Galaxy s3?

My mother's phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3 was sent for repairs, it came back empty from apps contacts etc. We logged into her Google account, and sync is enabled, but the phone didn't got anything back. ...