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Sporadic incorrect time on Galaxy S3

My S3 has been displaying the wrong time lately; maybe 3 or 4 times in the last week. It's not off by exactly an hour, so I know it's not a timezone or daylight-saving-time issue. It's usually off ...
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Screen smashed and need to delete/wipe/reset everything [duplicate]

My screen is smashed and the screen does not work at all on my Samsung Galaxy phone, so I was wondering how reset the phone (delete all the pictures mainly) by not using the way where you have to ...
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Sounds for Charging the Samsung galaxy s 3

Can someone tell me how to turn( on) the sound for when my Samsung galaxy s 3 is charged. Please, than you!
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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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Galaxy S3 won't connect to WiFi

I have a Galaxy S3 and a data plan. I prefer using wifi whenever possible. I tried to connect to a few networks, both private and public but I always get the same result: phone will say ...
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CyanogenMod 10.2 on Galaxy S3 charging problem

I have a Galaxy S3 with CM 10.2 build date 28-09-2013. The problem I am facing is slow charging of my mobile. It takes around 6-7 hours to charge when connected to AC power source. Before CM with S3 ...
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Galaxy S3 insufficient space

I've got a couple GBs worthof space and my internal and external SD storage are about at 25% full each. No matter where I try to download apps to, it says I've got insufficient space. I've already ...
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Insufficient Storage Memory while installing apps

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 International Edition operating with CyanogenMod-SnapShot-M11 11-20141008 Build. Lately when I was trying to install some Apps like Google Now Launcher or Updating Facebook ...
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Cannot get MTP to work unless USB debugging is enabled

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) running Android 4.4.4 (CyanogenMod 11-20141008-SNAPSHOT-M11-i9300). If I have USB debugging disabled and I plug it into Windows 7 then: I get a connection sound ...
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Odin3 says phone is successfully rooted but I have no root access

I'm attempting to Root my Galaxy S3 to try and breath new life in to it (I don't want to upgrade if I don't have to). I've followed the steps detailed in this post and the results seemed to suggest ...
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local headphone enabled FM radio app for nexus 5 (no internet needed)

I just moved from S3 to nexus 5, and there are a couple of things that I miss from my s3.. one is the prepackaged FM radio app.. all i needed was my headphones and I could connect directly to the ...
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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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How to force-close when error message keeps popping

I'm new to Android development. I wrote a funny app which endlessly pops messages saying "Unfortunately, YOUR_FREAKING_APP has stopped." on launch. To force-close it, I held down the Home button but ...
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How do I add to the favorites in Samsung S3 contacts?

I have some favorites in my contacts list, but I don't know how they got there. How do I add more, and how do I remove ones I no longer want?
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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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my S3 won't connect to my home wifi

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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Galaxy S3, 6.5GB but Insufficient storage available to update

Preface - I originally posted this on stack exchange, which is where I found the question in my first link, but I was directed to post here instead. NOTE: I have already looked at the following ...
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Galaxy S3 (Jellybean 4.1.2) is blocking callers on Allowed list while in Blocking Mode

I discovered last night that my phone is blocking callers who are on my approved list. I couldn't find my phone and asked my husband to call it... but it went straight to voicemail. When I finally ...
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Fake homescreen loading every 60 seconds on an S3! How to stop it?

It started two days ago when my S3 on 4.1 would make noises and then a fake "homescreen" (which has functioning shorcuts! <--- how is that possible?) would popup every 60 seconds and sometimes ...
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my phone will not turn on all the way, shuts off and turns on repetitively

My phone was not syncing to Google, I read somewhere to delete a file called 'etc' in my system files. I restarted my phone and found it to never turn on. It will vibrate show Samsung and then shut ...
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License certification fails with Google Play Store

I've a SGS3 running PAC-ROM and newest pa_gapps and since some days pro apps fail to check the license include 3C Android Tuner Action Launcher Link Bubble PowerAmp installed Lucky Patch 4.8.3 ...
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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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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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How to change the way joined contacts are displayed

I have several accounts synchronized on my galaxy S3 (google, google+, skype, facebook, linkedin) and I grouped the same contacts from various accounts into one. How can I modify the way this merged ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 keeps on restarting every time

Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone keep on restarting every time. It's getting worse. Now even without touching the power button it starts by itself. What might cause this and how do I resolve it?
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In Galaxy S3 call history, does the orange arrow mean incoming or outgoing call?

Though this is may sound very trivial, this is not a troll question. I do not own an android phone and need to know for something.
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ServiceProvider eating my battery after SIM unlocking

I had my Samsung Galaxy S3 SIM unlocked last week. It runs a rooted Android 4.1.2. Since then, I've noticed that ServiceProvider is consuming much more battery that I have ever noticed before. Can ...
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Problem copying files from PC to Galaxy S3 (slow or frozen)

I have a lot of difficulty copying files to my Galaxy S3. My goal is to sync my music from MediaMonkey to my GS3. When I connect the phone, the computer sees it but the connection is incredibly slow! ...
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No Longer Receiving Message Notifications on Lock Screen

I have a SG3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.3. When the update ran, I received message previews on the lock screen, accessed them without trouble, and enjoyed the feature. In the last 24-36 hours, ...
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Video and game lags after rooting S3

I recently rooted my phone, and am now using Paranoid and I love it. However, whenever I play videos and games it lags really noticeably. This never happened before I rooted my phone. I'm using ...
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Unknown Host Exception: unable to resolve host b.api.facebook.com on Galaxy Tab

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. When I try to access my account on Facebook a message appears: Unknown Host Exception unable to resolve host b.api.facebook.com no address associated with host name ...
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Profile change does not affect ring mode “normal”

Yesterday I flashed the newest cm11 version on my s3 lte (i9305) together with the pico gapps. It was the same version I had on my phone before, I just wanted to clean everything up. After setting up ...
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Convert + to 00 for international calling

I am currently overseas, using a foreign SIM card in my phone. Since I travel often, all of my contacts are stored in international format (e.g. +12125551212 or +4474567899). However, my foreign ...
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Galaxy s3 backup contacts google play [duplicate]

How can I get my contacts backs from my galaxy s3 when the LCD doesn't work and the screen is pitch black ?
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CynogenMod11 M11 reboot issue

I don't know whether I can ask this question here or not. Recently I have installed the CM11 update into my Galaxy S3 and it looks decent. I love the theme engine. The only problem is my phone reboots ...
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How to factory reset S3 with screen not working but phone working?

My phone turns on, I hear notifications when I receive SMS (as sound works) but the screen is damaged. Nothing displays at any time and I cannot interact with touch. I have replaced my damaged phone ...
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How to install full Unicode fonts

The page http://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammurapi contains several occurrences of the character Ḫ (1E2A;LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H WITH BREVE BELOW), http://codepoints.net/U+1E2A which does not display on ...
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No operating system/no anything!

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 SGH-I747, I had rooted the phone and had success and tried different ROM's before deciding one I wanted to go back with and stick with. I had booted my phone into recovery ...
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Rom to Root UK based Galaxy s3 i9300 in India

I am a beginner and currently based in India. I got a UK based Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 as a gift and I tried to root it. The root was partially successful but now I'm unable to send/receive text ...
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sd card installation in s7582 [duplicate]

I am having a problem with my sd card installation. After inserting sd card in my phone, still its showing "insert sd card". Can anyone help me out with this problem?
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Computer - Android Devise discovered [SGH-I747M] but 0 items in folder?

I suddenly started having this error where when plugging my android devise to my PC the computer would recognize the devise but there would be Blank USB Storage even though there is 7GB of storage ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy SIII with 4.3 run so slow

Hi I live in South Africa and we recently received the 4.3 update for the Galaxy SIII. When I perform general functions on the phone(open apps, browse web, run multiple apps) everything goes very ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 4.3 update failing

I am trying to update the firmware of my Galaxy S3 from 4.1.2 to 4.3. The update package gets downloded, but the installation fails at 31% everytime. I tried to updated using KIES also, but no ...
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On Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean, how can I make long-pressing the home button activate Google Voice Search?

I have a Verizon Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean on it. What I want is to long-press the Home button and hear a beep to prompt me to provide a voice command. I had it set up this way before I installed ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) activate on Verizon: Change MSL code

I have been researching how to activate a sprint s3 on verizon and it should be possible if i change the msl code. I would be able to change it in qpst or dfs cdma toool, but my s3 usb port is broken ...
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Galaxy S3 stuck on boot loop, Factory Reset didn't work

My Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) was rebooting itself for the past few days, randomly. Today, it did it again, but didn't boot back up. Instead, it is now stuck on an infinite boot loop - it gets as ...
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galaxy s3 usb connection issue [duplicate]

I have posted a similar question before. But the issue remains still. So it happens after I upload my system for galaxy S3 two week ago. And after that whenever I connect to my laptop , it wouldn't ...
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Customer claims our app trashed her phone [closed]

I'm in receipt of a complaint that the android mobile app my company provides has trashed a customer's android phone to the extent that it is now only capable of making phone calls. No sms. No ...
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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:
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Permanently disabling Galaxy S3's calling and SMS [duplicate]

I've procured myself a Galaxy S3 and I intend to mess with it. I'd like to have a phone that runs one app and one app only (mine). I want to disable calling, texting, app installs. Come to think of ...