Use this tag if your issue is truly specific to the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-i9300) device.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
63 views

Syncing contacts with fb

I reset my password on Facebook and now my contacts won't sync with it, I've went to the settings and tried that way, but it still won't work. What can I do
0
votes
0answers
179 views

Bizarre new battery behavior on Samsung Galaxy S3

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) on stock ROM. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

searching for pit for Heimdall compatible with Samsung Galaxy S3 sch-s968c baseband h2

I have been trying to upgrade the android on my Samsung Galaxy s3 model number Sch-s968c. I have found many posts on the baseband H1 but I can not find one on baseband H2 without having to downgrade ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Smasung s3 losing connection

I have been facing this problem of using my Samsung s3 since last couple of months. The connection seems to give away when i use my mobile phone. The connection bar charts keep coming and going , and ...
0
votes
0answers
695 views

Galaxy s3 Snapchat Lag

I have a Galaxy s3 running android 4.3. Since about a month ago, whenever I try to take a video with Snapchat the screen starts to lag, resulting in a choppy video being recorded. Any ideas about the ...
1
vote
1answer
26k views

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. Click to enlarge image
7
votes
9answers
189k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
132 views

Still gpsd drains battery on galaxy

There are a lot of questions about gpsd drains the battery on Samsung Galaxy noteIII. Most of them, including the official gpsd page, says that it is actually another application which uses gpsd and ...
4
votes
1answer
348 views

Can't uninstall virus plus phone keep rebooting

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3, running the stock ROM. I downloaded "root manager" app, and since then 3 more apps appeared - "file assistant," "mp3 free downloader," and "sexy." I factory reset my ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Can't recieve sms

I am using Samsung S3, My sim is Du. I am not receiving any SMS from anyone, Neither from Du nor from my friends. I tried it in another phone, and dial for a balance check for testing. Then I got the ...
1
vote
2answers
128k views

How can I check whether my phone is network locked (Samsung GALAXY S3)?

I have a Samsung GALAXY S3 with a rooted Android 4.1.2. My network provider is AT&T. I tried dialing *#7465625# but it doesn't work:
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Can't see audio & video files of android phone in PC

I connect my phone to my PC through USB cord and select MTP mode. When I open SD card then I can transfer only photos , but I can't transfer my audio and video files. First I copy some video and then ...
1
vote
0answers
368 views

No SIM detected after installing CM13 nightly on Galaxy S III (AT&T) SGH-i747

After CM13 was installed on my Samsung Galaxy S III, I faced unstable camera and browser and whenever I attempted to turn the cellular network on, I received the following error: Unfortunately, ...
-1
votes
3answers
2k views

How to use volume key to take picture in Samsung S3 (with android 4.2)

I've just been gave a Samsung S3, and it come with Android 4.2 (so I cant apply this guide) So I post this question, Please guide me how to take picture using volume key with Samsung S3 (Android 4.2)!?...
1
vote
1answer
17k views

Screen Mirroring with Chromecast

I have two devices - a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a Nexus 7 (2012 version) - that I'm trying to mirror to a Chromecast. It looks like neither device supports screen mirroring on Chromecast with the default ...
2
votes
0answers
264 views

Custom notification sound for particular Hangout keeps reverting

On my stock, unrooted Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.4.2, with Hangouts version 6.0.107278502 set as my default SMS app, I have the following settings (only giving you those I deem potentially ...
10
votes
2answers
78k views

What does it mean to “brick” your phone?

I'm considering unlocking the bootloader on my Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535). However, a guide I was reading made this statement: Once you have unlocked your phone’s bootloader using this app, you ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

samsung S3 SGH-T999 wifi connects but unable to surf except whatsapp and facebook messenger

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999). the problem that I have is when I connect to my wifi at home. It connects perfectly. Internet works for 15 to 20 seconds and then I can't. Wifi is still ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
181 views

How to flash twrp on SGS3 i9300 via Heimdall

By mistake I did a factory reset on my SGS3 i9300. First I tried to get root with CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip-method found somewhere in www. Ordinarily it was with CWM-SuperSU-v0.87.zip but I used v0.94. ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

How to access mail server settings in Outlook app

I use the Outlook app for Android to get emails from my Outlook.com and Office365 email addresses. It works fine, but I would like to be able to customize the settings relating to the mail server, ...
0
votes
0answers
106 views

Using Samsung Galaxy S3 without sim card

I recieved a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 from a friend. It shows T-mobile on startup and shutdown, but after putting the IMEI-code in at the T-mobile site they say its unlocked already. I never had ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Galaxy s3 tablet periodically disconnected from panasonic hc-x929 wifi network

Question: How can I prevent a periodic wifi disconnection from my android galaxy s tablet to my Panasonic hc-x920 video camera? Background: I have a Panasonic hc-x920 video camera which has wifi ...
1
vote
1answer
108 views

Gain (remote) control of Samsung Galaxy S3 with broken display

I have physically broken my SGS3's (i9300) display, and thought the phone was now just trash. But as I came home with it in my pocket, to my surprise, it connected to my Wifi, synced my files with my ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE Bricked and not charging (gray battery)

Some time ago i had problem with my Samsung S3 LTE, namely, after some time the phone started to flash screen, lose signal and finally crash. The problem lasted about 2 months but I belittled it and ...
1
vote
0answers
192 views

Transferring SMemo Notes

I am currently using SMemo on my Galaxy S3, I am about to get the Galaxy S7 Edge. How would I transfer the notes from my SMemo app from my 3 to my 7? (And I don't see a tag for the samsung-galaxy-s-...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

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 it'...
1
vote
2answers
77 views

How to set data usage cycle to non-monthly value?

My network operator charges to my account every 28 days rather than every month. How can I change the data usage cycle length under Settings > Connections > Data Usage accordingly?
0
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
685 views

Copy Contacts from Blackberry Touch to Galaxy S3 without google sync

Just came across a problem when switching from Blackberry Touch to the Galaxy S3. How can I automatically move the contacts from the old device to the new one without typing it myself? Some one ...
0
votes
3answers
28k views

My phone's 3g/4g randomly stopped working

I have a Galaxy S3 and my 3g/4g suddenly stopped working. WiFi works fine, but how can I get my 3g to work again? I have already uninstalled apps and deleted unnecessary photos and videos.
1
vote
0answers
5k views

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 ...
12
votes
10answers
56k views

Unable to turn on screen during calls

Both of my Galaxy S3s have a problem with their proximity sensors. I make a call, put the phone to my ear, but then if I want to hang up the screen is dead and won't wake up. I cannot disconnect the ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

Allow USB debug pop-up not showing while installing CyanogenMod on Galaxy S3 i9300

I'm trying to install CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300, international). Had no problems, until I had to switch to the pc installer. I'm stuck on the screenshot underneath: I have ...
5
votes
2answers
32k views

Heimdall errors, “ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode device.”

When trying to flash a Galaxy S3 (ATT), I get ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode device. below is the log, $ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img Heimdall v1.4.0 Copyright ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

reboot needed to refresh MTP list?

using Terminal Emulator I created a file; cd /storage/emulated/0/Downloaded echo test > test.txt Then using Android File Transfer I can see files in the same dir but not the test file. ls -l ...
-2
votes
2answers
68 views

Rooting Samsung Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

Is there any particular danger (apart from bricking) that may stop you from rooting Samsung Galaxy S3? Anybody has a good tutorial? And if something goes wrong what to do?
6
votes
2answers
15k views

Can't find low battery threshold setting (Samsung Galaxy S3)

When the phone's battery reaches ~20%, I get the message to connect my charger on the lock screen. Is there a way to lower the threshold for the notification -- similar to the setting for a laptop? ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Short disturbance during calls with my Galaxy S3 LTE SHV E210s

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 4g/LTE phone. When I call any one or when I receive a call, there is a disturbing noise, like scratching a dvd movie disc. What caused the problem and how do I solve this?
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Connecting a Galaxy S3 to my MacBook Pro 10.10.5

I am trying to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone to my OS X 10.10.5, with no luck. I have tried all sorts of different cables, and have checked USB debugging. The phone successfully charges when ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
562 views

A swipe on status bar opens on quick setting instead of notifcation panel

In short: any idea how to set a swipe on the status bar to open the notification panel, not the quick settings one? (It was the default setting before I installed/uninstalled an app) The whole story:...
1
vote
0answers
93 views

How to take multiple shots with a timer?

In the default camera app of my Samsung Galaxy S3, I can set the timer to take a picture after a delay of up to 10 sec. I can also use the burst mode or the best photo mode to get several shots at ...
0
votes
2answers
9k views

Samsung S3 I9300 no recovery no boot and odin fails to flash

I have Samsung S3 GT-I9300 It was working fine but suddenly, I turned it on and it is stuck on the Samsung LOGO forever. It doesn't go to recovery mode when pressing HOME+VOL UP+POWER. But I can ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

Clickable phone number with pauses and bridge/extension in calendar event

What's the proper way (if any) to format a phone number when entering it as the "Location" of a calendar event under ICS (4.0.4, Samsung Galaxy S3, AT&T) so it can be clicked and auto-entered into ...
-1
votes
1answer
45 views

Android recovery mode

When I am installing the caynogenmod 12.1 on recovery 3e the verifying signature is failing. What happened in this my device. Thank you so much.
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to open apk file on MAC using bluestack which is backed up by smart switch

i have a back up of my S3 on my MAC using smart switch. I want to open one of the app in back up folder using Blue stack. How should I? i tried opening directly. But i'm getting invalid app message on ...
16
votes
4answers
2k views

Any way to have Location services turn itself off after a time limit?

Can I have Location services turn itself off automatically after a certain time is reached (let's say 10 minutes)? I normally leave it off save for some applications (Maps, etc) but sometimes I forget ...