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Music plays through phone speaker instead of headphones when app is opened?

This problem started a few days ago and it's extremely annoying in quiet environments. I will be listening to music from any music player app, and whenever I open an app, get a notification, or switch ...
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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?
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Error downloading apps in Google Play Store with Samsung Galaxy S3: “Package file invalid”

Whenever I try to download an app in the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy S3, it keeps saying "package file invalid" and won't let me download anything. The message also has a triangle with a ! ...
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How to install Cyanogen without losing data

I've been using ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S3 for a while now, but I can't update to Jelly Bean for multiple reasons. I've decided to switch to Cyanogen Mod, is there any way I can move to Cyanogen ...
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After unannounced reboot, VPN now requires password

I was browsing on my phone. My phone rebooted and would not allow me to set up my normal VPN connection. I have tried disabling the lock screen but it seems independent of whatever authentication is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 WiFi Connectivity Problems with SOME Wireless Networks

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 that plays well with my wireless network at home and elsewhere but has major connectivity issues with the wireless network in my office. Nobody else has problems and I ...
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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.
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how to transfer google contacts on S3 to phone memory for car syncing

new car has mobile sync which recognises samsung SIII, the old car didn't. Unfortunately all the contacts on my phone are in "google" contacts rather than the phone which the car system syncs with. ...
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Can you use somebody else's `/efs` folder?

So, assume that there are two Galaxy S3 phones (i9300)s. One of em has a "No Service", "Baseband Unknown" problem while the other works like a charm. Both of them are rooted and flashed with custom ...
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How can I tell if my International Galaxy S3 is suffering from SDS, and how can I fix it?

I have a 16GB International Galaxy S3 (XEF) running the latest firmware, 4.1.2 (yes, the Premium Suite update, I was thinking that this would've fixed it but it seems not) with baseband XXELKB. Over ...
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Can't transfer files to galaxy S3 from laptop?Kies not getting Installed in lap?

I am having a galaxy S3, I can't connect it to my laptop.When I connect it with USB it's not getting mounted and so unable to transfer any files. In my laptop Samsung kies is not installed, hope it ...
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Unknown Baseband i9300 after flashing CM11?

I flashed my rooted i9300 to go from stock to CM 11. I used TWRP twrp-2.8.6.0-i9300 to flash it. Previously, I did a nandroid backup using CWM but since CWM had problems with flashing GApps, I had to ...
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i9300 bootloop and cannot install GApps?

I was trying to install Resurrection Remix ROM on my GT i9300 but I am stuck in a boot loop. What have I done to my phone so far? Rooted my phone using CF-AutoRoot Installed CWM Did a ...
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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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Chromecast connection problem with phone and laptop

I have a phone in thetering mode. Then I connect my laptop computer to it, and everything works. Than I connect Chromecast to my TV, download software on my laptop and try to configure it but can't ...
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alternative to android build in encryption?

I have got a Samsung S3 that forces me to use a 6-charakter password for the phone/SD card encryption. I would like to use a PIN (4-digits) as it was possible in earlier Samsung phones. I am aware of ...
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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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retrieve logcat after a system crash

Is it possible to retrieve a logcat from before a system crash after the phone recovers? I.e. my phone is running normally, then it crashes and reboots, and I want to view the logs when it recovers ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy tab 3 made in Korea stuck at android logo

I have a samsung galaxy tab 3 made in korea. it's model is GT-P1000. FCCID: A3LGTP1000 Rated: 5V-2A. I clicked the bluetooth and the tablet automatically shut down and restarted but got stuck at the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Internal Storage Issues?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has a range of strange problems. I'm running CM11 but they started well before I moved away from Stock. I rommed my phone in hopes of fixing them, assuming it was software ...
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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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Unable to connect my Galaxy S3 to PC through USB on Windows 8

I have tried to connect my phone several times but my PC doesn't detect it. I've even tried a factory reset but to no avail. Any suggestions on what I should do?
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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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How to backup broken screen phone when USB debugging IS NOT enabled?

I dropped my Samsung S3. Now I cannot see anything, just a white screen with purple, black, and green lines. Before it blanked out, it wasn't recognizing my finger touch. Any idea on how or what to ...
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Factory reset: will home screen order, file, and folder layout, and account usernames and passwords be restored after adding Google account back?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII device. I would like to know: if I configure a Samsung account and factory-reset my device, then when I add the Samsung account back will I get my Android home screens, ...
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Internet does not connect despite WiFi

I was making an Android app that sends data using Bluetooth. My internet was working fine until I started using my app on the phone. I noticed that the WiFi would randomly disconnect (the WiFi icon in ...
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What does “se.infra@SEP-138#1” mean on kernel version?

I have broken my mobile, so I want to download the original version back. The original version is: Android version: 4.1.2 Kernel version: 3.0.31-638230 se.infra@SEP138#1 On kernel version, what ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 does not appear on Windows computer or Mac?

I'm trying to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S3 Gt-i9305 on EE running Android 4.3. I know how to unlock the phone however, when I connect the phone to my computer it does not appear at all. Usually, Android ...
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Galaxy S3 is unable to transfer files over USB: “USB device not recognized”

I have Galaxy S3 with baseband version I9300XXLFB and I'm having problems when it is connected to the PC. I cannot transfer or retrieve any files or data over USB. When I plug it in to my PC, it ...
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How transfer documents (not music/video/photo) from Mac to Tab S 10.5?

HELP: Really stuck just can't seem find a solution to move documents (powerpoint etc) from my Mac to a new Galaxy Tab S 10.5 - nothing seems to work - any suggestions please (of course i can fall ...
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how to view a list of spam numbers in galaxy s3?

Ok, I knew how to make a number become spam number in Samsung galaxy s3. That is simple, just tap on that number and click "Add to spam numbers". But, how to view a list of spam numbers in galaxy s3? ...
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Is there a way to force an app to remain running in the background no matter what?

On Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) the OS categorizes your app and each category has its own threshold in which the OS uses for determining which app to close first when it runs out of memory. Has anyone of ...
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How to Fix 0049 IMEI corruption on GT-I9300?

My Phone's /efs Partition Got Corrupted due to Unknown Reasons,I Fixed Bootloop using This Method but Now I Have No Serial Number or IMEI, On xda they told me to go to the Repair shop or Something ...
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Add an APN to Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.1.1

I am traveling internationally and have replaced my Verizon SIM card with a local one. To get data, I need to add an APN. I can't do this using settings -- no option to add exists. Is there another ...
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Can't connect Samsung Galaxy S3 to my laptop

My phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3) is charging but, will not connect to my laptop. The data cable I used first charges my phone but I cannot see it on my laptop. It also instantly ...
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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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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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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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How do I keep my lockscreen from turning off on my S3?

I want to keep my lockscreen on longer than the few seconds it does now by default. I don't see any settings to change this in the menus. Is there a way to keep it on for 10 minutes or even ...
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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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Battery-tracking app

I have a Galaxy SIII on Jellybean that's about a year old. I've never had any battery issues with it. The last three days, it's been at 80% when I go to bed at night, and completely dead in the ...
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Samsung galaxy S3 screenshot doesn't work

Yesterday I bought a brand new samsung galaxy s3. WHen I hold home button and lock button, it doesnt shot the screen. how to fix it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...