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Samsung galaxy 3S, battery is good, phone won't charge or power up

I have a samsung galaxy 3S, about a week ago it rebooted itself, since then it will won't charge or turn back on, I have tested the battery to see if it was that, the battery works perfect, I have ...
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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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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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Samsung galaxy S3 keeps losing phone signal until restarted, showing 'no entry' symbol in phone signal icon

My son bought his Samsung Galaxy S3 second hand from ebay and it's always had the annoying habit of losing phone connection about 5 minutes after switch on. We know the signal is down because the icon ...
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Is there a quicker way to turn on WiFi Hotspot?

is there a way to automate (or at least reduce the number of steps) to turn on or turn off the WiFi hotspot on my Galaxy 3. I have to unlock press the menu button press settings press More ...
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I can't modify Security settings of OS

After a reboot, I cannot configure my normal VPN connection, nor modify some Operating System security settings. What can prevent me from making changes to security settings? Malware?
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Can I recover photos that were being stored in a corrupt SD sector and then deleted after a phone restart?

I have no idea how this is even possible, but let's start from the beginning. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I went on a road trip this Memorial Day weekend and took a bunch of photos. The whole weekend ...
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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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Why is my Galaxy S3 making a weird beep beep noise during calls?

Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 make a weird beep beep sound when I'm on a phone call? It started yesterday when the call started.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo, possible virus?

My Mom has a Samsung Galaxy S3 from 2 years ago, it now gets stuck at "Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300" screen and can't boot properly. It can't enter Recovery Mode either but can enter Odin Mode. Also ...
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why does smartphones start to lag after few years of their launch?

I have seen that every smartphone that used to be flagship device start facing lag after a span of time. why does the same RAM, same CPU becomes slower over the years. Taking example of Samsung device ...
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Is it possible to record calls on Galaxy S3

I want to install a working call recording application on Galaxy S3, but I have found problems with a few apps. I have tried Auto Call Recorder but it doesn't allow me selecting more than Mic as ...
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Hacked and left with messed up internal file system

My Samsung Galaxy S3 Sprint was hacked a couple of weeks ago. This happened after all of our laptops were hacked as well. I have strong evidence to support all are now hosting botnets. I THINK I ...
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Downloaded mp3 only plays for about 2 minutes. Is there a setting I have to change?

I've downloaded several mp3's so I can listen to them on my Samsung Galaxy S3. When I play them either through Google Play Music or Sound Player, I hear about 2 minutes of audio then it stops playing. ...
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Android imei problems (I think)

Hello and thank you all in advance I had problems when I start my galaxys3, I have researched think is the IMEI But if I press * # 06 # if I get my IMEI just that with a forward slash before the last ...
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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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GS3 won't allow me to factory reset

Today when I went to grab my phone, it was on the Samsung logo screen and wouldn't load. I tried force powering it down and restarting it. It then got to the Samsung Galaxy S III logo but wouldn't ...
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How to check if my battery is OK?

I use my phone mainly for wifi use and I know it is a battery hog. However, what I would like to know is how much time it takes for the battery to charge. I guess it is supposed to take like 4 mins to ...
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Phone makes sound when waving a credit card near it

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone was in my pocket. I forgot that my credit card was also in the same pocket and just out of nowhere my phone played the notification sound, so I pulled it out ...
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Yawning sounds from the phone

For the past month my Samsung Galaxy S3 has been making yawning noises. No im not crazy, I have witnesses. Why is it doing that and how can I stop it?
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Move app to SD card

I'm currently confused on what mods to be used now. My unit by the way is Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300-International (rooted with Omega ROM 42.3 and Kernel SiyahKernel v1.9.1). The reason why I rooted my ...
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Downloaded Exchange, Can't Unlock PIN

I recently set up my work e-mail on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Before doing this, I had full access to whatever lock screen options (swipe, PIN, etc.) I wanted. After having Exchange set up, though, the ...
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I can not screenshot on my samsung galaxymini s~3 [duplicate]

How do i screenshot on samsung galaxy s~3 Model number GT-S5280 Android Version4.1.2
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Alarm clock unlocking device

I have a Galaxy S3 phone and a Galaxy Tab 4, both with the same issue. I'm using the Echo Lockscreen app (paid version) with a pattern unlock, which I'm happy with. I'm also using the built-in "Clock" ...
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“µamera” problem on S3

I am using an SD card on galaxy S3 - I store my photos on here. But today, on the DCIM folder of that card, I see a folder that named "µamera" and all of my photos were gone. It seems that, this ...
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galaxy s3 not detected as media device

Using Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 and it is not detected as media storage device on my laptop.I have installed the latest version of Samsung USB drivers too.Strangely it does detect on my office laptop running ...
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How to exit surelock

I am using the SureLock application on an SGS3, however I want to exit the app. I do not have the password to unlock it and I do not want to uninstall the app.
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RAW camera and Lollipop

One of the selling points of Lollipop was that it will now support shooting in "Raw" mode, so that you can get the raw sensor data and then process it on the computer. I just installed CM12.1 on my ...
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How do I delete a calendar/swipe lock-screen that appeared after Android 4.3 update?

Recently, an Android 4.3 update appears to have created a strange and unwanted calendar/swipe lock-screen on my Galaxy S III which is pictured here. The calendar provides an inaccurate date with a ...
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Galaxy 3 automatically turns off and on

Haven't received any solution after several calls to AT&T Advanced Support, nor Samsung Support! This problem started after the first connection to my hotel wifi, and happens continuously ...
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Choppy call quality on my SGS III

I bought a phone from a dishonest person and the calling app doesn't quite work. When I use the talkatone app, everything is clear, but when I use the original call app, it's very choppy 75% of the ...
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Help with Galaxy s3

I damaged my cell phone with water and I bought a new phone but I have sound on the old phone and I want to view on my PC to remove data so I can sell for parts on eBay. Is this possible?
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Samsung S3: Only retrieve “contact with number” in contact search

Synchronizing my phone with my gmail account it has imported, not only the contacts, but even all the people who I just wrote one mail in my life (even without phone number). I have hidden this ...
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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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“Unknown address” when receiving text message on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 and whenever I get a text message from my friend, my phone says "Unknown address" although I've already saved the number. All their messages are kept under "Unknown address", ...
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Block all incoming calls [duplicate]

I need to use internet, but without being able to be called. So basically just block all incoming calls. I used to enable flight mode, but doing so, I'm not able to connect to the internet. Is there ...
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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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Yellow, pixelated icon appearing on Samsung Galaxy S3

It looks like 2 staggered coloured (colour is predominantly yellow) keyboards overlapping. The top one is offset to the left of the first one.
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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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Phone won't go past Samsung logo without cutting off

I set my phone down. Somehow a tiny bit of bleach reached my phone. I took the battery out and wiped off my phone. I turned it on, then all of a sudden it turned off when I plugged it in. Without a ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 no longer vibrate (except for right after boot)?

Recently I switched my Samsung Galaxy S3 (model number SPH-L710) from TouchWiz (Jellybean) to SlimKat (KitKat) 4.4.2 build 4.1 stable. As of right now, the phone's vibrate function does not work ...
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Last seen on WhatsApp?

"last seen" does it mean that the person opened MY chat window with him, saw the conversation we had and then went offline? or "last seen" only means that the person was using WhatsApp and not ...
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I can't find data/data/com.android.settings/files

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.4.2 and I'm looking for the lockscreen wallpaper file. I can access /data/data/com.android.settings, but i don't see a /files in the directory. I ...
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Force Android Update to Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 which is on EE's network is currently still running Jelly Bean. Is it possible to push an update through to this, or force install one? If so, how do I go about doing so and what ...
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Restoring apps and files after flashing a custom ROM

I recently flashed Adnroid 5.0 custom ROM by NamelesROM on my GT-i9300 S3 Samsung. I did backup my ROM by TWRP and the ROM i installed now (NamelessROM android 5.0) worked fine and i am happy with the ...
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No wifi, data internet, app upgrade

My samsung galaxy s3 keeps telling me my ip address isn't right. So it won't connect to wifi or data internet. It won't upgrade my play store apps or download them. I've already done a reset. What do ...
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Cannot take screen lock with password off

On my Samsung Galaxy S3, when I try to take off the password and change to swipe everything is greyed out so I went to clear credentials and that also is greyed out. How can I remove the screen lock? ...
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Samsung Galaxy SIII: Not allowed by SIM

Every now and then I get 'Not allowed by SIM' message when I try to make a call I tried: restarting airplane mode on/off playing with different settings. closing all apps. Sometimes, it helps ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery dies extremely fast

My SGS3 had an extremely nice and pretty long battery life until a week ago I used a music download app to download some music. After this I get common notifications like this. And it's scary cause ...
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How do I change the colors on Samsung Galaxy S3 calendar?

I use the Samsung calendar which came with my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999), running Android 4.3. I've tried looking for FAQs or instructions on how to change the default calendar color but ...