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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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With the stock Gallery app, how can I open an arbitrary image file by specifying its filesystem path?

I would like to know whether it is possible to open an arbitrary image file with the stock Gallery app (as distributed with the Samsung Galaxy SIII) by navigating the filesystem and drilling down the ...
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Is there a way to stop a software update once it has started?

I accidentally pressed install and did not mean to. I don't want to upgrade my android just yet, so I took out the battery. Is there a way to terminate the upgrade?
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How can I bypass the headset mode?

My headset jack broke off inside my phone and I cannot make calls or hear anything. Can I turn off the headset mode?
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galaxy s3 no edits on pictures; and the constant Xfinity popup

My Samsung Galaxy S3 let me edit pics before ... now it will not permit me to save edits. Do I need to update something? Also I get a bloody Xfinity window coming up whenever I turn on my phone ...
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Autoreject calls via predefined SMS message while away from phone

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo there is a neat feature where when you receive a call you can type on a predefined text message to send. I wonder whether the following scenario can be achieved on ...
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How to make stock Camera app silent when shot is taken without preventing phone call ringtone sounds?

This question is basically the same as this one but the canonical answer for that post is not compatible with my particular device for which a discussion and a solution can be found below. I would ...
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Need help with orignal samsung touchwiz ROM Recovery

Hi a while back i rooted my S3 Neo I9301I and installed a couple of ROMS based on android 4.4.2/4.4.4 and then i would restore the Nandroid backup i had made of the samsung's touchwiz ROM (The one ...
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How to associate alternative app to stock Gallery app when launched from stock Camera app

I am running Android on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). I would like the stock Camera application to launch a different application than the stock Gallery application when the small ...
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Recover photos and videos from s3 (no sd or root)

Basically someone deleted photos from my dads phone. He doesn't have a sd card and his Galaxy S3 is not rooted. Is there any way to get them back?
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Voice-to-Text in languages not on the list (and what is the difference between the various keyboards and keyboard input methods)

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo, with Samsung keyboard enable, anywhere where text can be input, one can long-press the relevant text entry in the application, and a software keyboard pops up from the ...
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Unlock code for Galaxy S3 not working

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with an o2 (UK) netlock. I got an unlock code from o2 but it doesn't work. It just returns a "network unlock request unsuccessful". It's on 4.3 and tried doing a factory ...
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S3

I have a Galaxy S3 with OS 4.4.4 and am required to encrypt it for my job. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in the password ...
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How can I get Google Play store to work on my Samsung S3 mini with CyanogenMod OS?

I got the CyanogenMod OS installed on my Samsung S3 mini a couple of months ago but since then my Google Play store stopped working, giving the error message: No Connection. Retry. OR Check your ...
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How to redirect sound to loudspeaker from arbitrary app

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a front-speaker and a back-loudspeaker. From some applications, such as the Phone app, it is possible to press a software button during a call to redirect the sound ...
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Why is my screen turning blue? [duplicate]

i have a samsung galaxy 3 and I dropped it and it cracked which has been fine. Just lately the top left corner has been turning blue and is spreading to the right side and lower what is it and what ...
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Bridge Wi-Fi through router > Galaxy S3 > desktop Windows

I'm usually hooked up to a wall Ethernet port on my PC, but I'm away for a little over a week now and I only have access to Wi-Fi. The signal is just barely out of range. I can use Skype and whatnot ...
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Google Calendar sync works only when Google Calendar app is uninstalled

I couldn't get Google Calendar to sync on my Galaxy S3 (with web version of Google Calendar). I did all things recommended on this help page but it didn't help. I also tried removing Google account ...
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My galaxy s3 mini will not restart

A few days ago my s3 mini turned itself off and it won't restart. I have charged and changed batteries but nothing happens. I have tried several times but the screen just does not come on
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Recovering google authenticator codes on a broken phone

So recently my galaxy s3's screen broke and I lost my Google authentactor app. I thought I had all the backup codes stored in my laptop but when I went to recover them I found out that one of my ...
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Why isn't my android working properly?

A couple months ago I tried putting CyanogenMod on my sprint galaxy s3. I used the one click cyanogen installer on my windows PC. I don't remember why, but the install didn't fully flash because ...
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I get SMS notifications but the new text message is not shown

My phone will notify me that I have a message, but when I go into the messaging app that message won't be there. When I send a message off it also won't show me the message after it sent. I ...
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How do I restore the “Quick List” in my Samsung Galaxy S3's default media player?

So I wanted to add a song to the "Quick List" playlist that I knew was a feature for most media players, but it wasn't listed in "Add to playlist". I figured that I deleted it and went to "Create ...
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How to setup an invalid APN that prevents mobile data access?

How can I setup an invalid APN that prevents mobile data access? Tried with these APN settings: Name: invalid APN: invalid Proxy: 0.0.0.1 Port: 1 Server: 0.0.1.1 APN-type: invalid Always got ...
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Samsung galaxy S3 GT-I9300 4.3 Jelly Bean to 5.0-lollipop

I would like to know if it is possible to update my Samsung Galaxy S3, which is in 4.3 Jelly Bean, to 5.0-lollipop. And in this case, I would like to know : If it is a good idea ; Will my phone ...
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Is it possible to turn on Hands Free mode without GPS?

I've noticed that whenever I turn on Hands Free mode, the GPS is automatically turned on as well. This is not the behaviour that I want. When I turn on Hands Free, I just want to enable it, not the ...
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How can i change text vibration on my Galaxy S3?

I want to change sms vibrations on my Galaxy S3 but I can only change it for incoming calls. Can someone tell how to change notification vibrations for sms on my Samsung Galaxy S3? Thank you in ...
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Password not working on my Samsung Galaxy 3

My password was changed on my galaxy 3, my email and password isnt working, is there anyway to bypass this without a hard reset so that i dont lose all my pictures and data on my phone?!?!
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What are TouchWiz easy home and TouchWiz home?

I'm seeing the following screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. I would like to know the difference between TouchWiz, TouchWiz home, and TouchWiz easy home.
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Application registered with device more than once. How to remove duplicate intent icon

I've upgraded to a new Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo device and somehow managed to restore my apps without checking to restore settings from my Samsung account. For some reason, now some actions (such as ...
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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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I tried to install Cyanogen last night. Here are some of the errors that I got that the guide didn't really cover.

It would be cool to get some advice on where I went wrong etc... Computer : Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit for this. Phone : Samsung S3 LTE (i9305) So I installed heimdall from the given link and ...
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Google Calendar can't add event to default Personal calendar

On my Samsung S3 there is a default Samsung calendar (which can't be removed and apparently is source of all problems). As I'm more convenient with the Google Calendar app, I want to add events using ...
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Phone not recognizing internal memory

I've recently just updated my Samsung S3 to liquidsmooth ROM, but now my phone says there is insufficient memory for other applications even though in the memory management area it shows 12GB being ...
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hd next to a contact name?

One of the contacts in my galaxy s3 shows a small "hd" next to her name for incoming phone calls. When this person, who also has a galaxy s3 (not linked or connected to my phone that I know of), ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 Boot Loop Problem

Problem: Phone battery ran out. Popped spare battery in and the boot loop began. Can only go so far where the screen says "Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300" and nothing further. Tried with no success: ...
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No face lock in Android 4.4.2

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo+ (GT-I9301I). Under lock screen options I can't find the option to use facial recognition as lock method. I thought the option was included in ICS, and here on KK I don't ...
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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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SD Maid on Rooted Roger's Galaxy S3 hanging on “System Cleanup” and “Duplicate”

My phone is a rooted Canadian Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747M) running stock 4.4.2. I've had SD Maid installed for a very long time and it's worked great up until now. I've never had any issues with it. ...
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How can an NFC battery's NFC functionality be used on Android devices? [duplicate]

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a battery with an Near Field Communications (NFC) label on it. Several earlier Android modles don't come with such a label on the battery. I would like to know what ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 has a black screen

Today , i was playing on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and it worked just fine this morning. After school i trying to play on it and it flickered to a black screen, when i trying to turn it on it powered up ...
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List of stock KitKat firmware versions for Galaxy S3 LPH-710

What stock KitKat firmware versions has Samsung released for the Galaxy S3 (Sprint model LPH-710 to be more precise)? I got an S3 online and it came with some 4.4.x and root access. Unfortunately, ...
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Is there any program to root my device without connecting it to PC?

I am looking for an APK software which could be installed on my Android device (Samsung S3 I9300) that root my device without needing to connect the device to PC during root process. Or any other way ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 is not detected by fastboot under Ubuntu 14.04

When I connect my device in Download mode to my laptop, it is not detected by neither adb nor fastboot commands: fastboot devices and sudo fastboot devices returns nothing when device is connected ...
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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 ...
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S3 stuck on first splash screen

I recently installed an update to my custom ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s3/development/wip-cyanogenmod-12-t2936990) which was previously working fine on my phone. After installing this ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 is upgrading automatically and now can't work properly

So, I turned off my cellphone for awhile and turned it on again. And, suddenly, it was upgrading itself. The title is "Android is upgrading" and below there is "Optimising app 3 of 82". I waited for ...
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Which application is switching on wifi?

I am running Android 4.3 on a Samsung Galaxy S3, switching on or off WiFi on a need-to-use basis. A few days back, I realized that WiFi would spontaneously be switched on. I switched it off, but it ...
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Why is the amount of time needed to turn the screen on not always the same?

This may very well be a nit-picking type of question about Android devices, and in particularly about the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The concern here, is of a UX nature. When the screen has gone blank to ...
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Everything is messed up on my phone

I'm using the stock system on my Samsung GS3, and one day the phone just started restarting itself randomly. It might restart itself once or twice a day, and no pattern was observed. Then all in a ...