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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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Can I enable USB debugging using adb?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the display is broken and USB debugging is set to off too. How can I enable it using ./adb commands? I have done these steps already: ...
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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 ...
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How do i connect my Galaxy S3 to my computer?

I Have tried everything i can find to connect my galaxy S3 to my computer, I have used different cables, and Different ports on my computer. My phone will connect to other computers just fine, but on ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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5answers
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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? ...
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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?
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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 ...
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1answer
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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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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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4answers
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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Samsung S Planner: day info clouds gone

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, the Samsung S calendar (/S planner?) home screen widget which uses Google Calendar used to have cloud-like information areas which would be displayed whenever the user ...
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Why does text duplicate itself in Android Jelly Bean Mail?

OK, I have a new Samsung Galaxy S III, updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.1. While Gmail works fine, when I send messages using one of my Web server's accounts, the message text duplicates itself in the body ...
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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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Is it possible to use adb to push to the extSdCard (Samsung S3, getting permission denied error)?

I am trying to push a media file to a rooted Samsung S3 running Samsung's stock Android 4.3. I have tried $ adb push file /storage/extSdCard failed to copy file to '/storage/extSdCard/file`: ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S3 with broken USB port

I recently purchased a Sprint Galaxy s3 on ebay with a broken charge port, and have revived it with a wireless charging reciever and charger. I want to root it but there is no way to connect it to my ...
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Samsung galaxy 3 says charging paused. Battery temperature too low

I plugged in my S3 when it said 1% battery life and the red charging indicator light never came on, when i checked it a few minutes later it was at 0% and powered off. Immediately after that I tried ...
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Hide device information pop-up on Galaxy S3

In my Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300, rooted, SuperUser installed), I have a static pop-up that shows some information about my device hardware and doesn't hide. The pop-up has a background color and ...
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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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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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Which Stock Firmware for Galaxy S3

I'm in a situation where the Galaxy S3 I have is not connecting to Wifi (bug from Android 4.1). I would like to flash a new firmware. I am just confused on which one to use. Can I use any stock ...
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CM 12.1 will no longer boot on Samsung Galaxy S3 (d2spr)

I have been running a nightly build of Cyanogen Mod 12.1 on my Galaxy S3 without issues for some time now. I never bothered to update it because it is a development phone and the version I was on ...
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Unable to find the contacts backed up to Google account after the loss of the phone

I backed up my contacts to my Google account. I recently got my phone stolen. I have the same number. I have found some pictures from my previous phone but I can't find my contacts! Some of these ...
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No decimal input on numeric field when using Google Sheets on phone

In Google Sheets, when I add a number (e.g. 1.01) using the text keyboard and hit Enter, this numeric keyboard pops up as a default because the field is numeric. However, I do not have a decimal ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 requesting network security key when tethering

My S3 (Jellybean) was suddenly no longer recognised by my PC when plugged in via USB. I solved that by debugging using Developer Options as advised in another thread, which allowed the driver to be ...
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Phone process stopping all the time

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, not rooted, updated to its last Android version (4.3, I think). This morning, it has started showing "The process com.android.phone has stopped" messages (or similar, my ...
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Insufficient storage available but have enough space

I read all other questions of "Insufficient storage available" but none of solution works for me. I have Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300). I have 5GB free space on internal memory. A couple days ago ...
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Warning: Camera Failed

I have a vanilla Samsung Galaxy S3, and just a month or two ago the back camera won't work. Whenever I use the default Jelly Bean camera app, it just pops up a message saying: "Camera Failed." then ...
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Password and turning off

i have two questions (samsung galaxy s3). When i press the power button on my phone it turns off without asking me before, so if i accidentally press it for too long it turns off without me wanting ...
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Root SGS3 with stock recovery

I'm going to stay on topic and make the long story short. My phone (International Galaxy S3) has its USB port broken and can't replace it because I messed it up when I was on it. Since then I use an ...
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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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How can I ignore the AT&T software update?

(Update 2016-01-09: I got rid of the phone after it auto-upgraded to Android 5, so I don't have this issue anymore.) I keep getting this message every 10 minutes or so on my Samsung Galaxy S3 ...
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2answers
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Galaxy S3: “/sdcard/Sounds” folder appears empty in Windows 7

For some reason, the folder that once allowed me to access all my recordings using the default Sound Recorder app appears empty in windows even though the files are still there according to ES File ...
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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 Recover Data From Dead Screen Phone

In an accident I got my Samsung Galaxy S3 broken. Mobile is turn on but screen is not working. I want some very important data from internal storage. Is there anyway to recover that data?
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Auto back up photos in s3

I recently just had my Samsung s3 replaced with a new one because the original was broken.I moved all my pictures to my computer and transferred them to the new phone. The problem ,however, being that ...
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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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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.