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Cannot turn on wifi on Galaxy SIII

For the last month, I am unable to turn on my WiFi. It gets stuck on the message "turning on..." . I did a factory reset but it didn't help. I have tried to reboot a number of times and also I have ...
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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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How much battery drain do push notifications cause on Android 4.1?

I've got an S3 on 4.1, and I have a lot of apps which have push notifications. This is convenient, but I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery ...
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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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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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Phone log shows numbers not Contact Names after installing Samsung S3 Security Update

My Galaxy S3 was working great until I installed a security update yesterday (26/11/12). Immediately after, the names dropped off the calls list and it is now showing phone numbers only.
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Galaxy S3 randomly booted into safe mode. Strange behavior

I was using my phone (Galaxy S3 SGH-T999), not doing anything intensive, just web browsing on Chrome, then all of a sudden my phone restarts into Safe Mode. I opened the app drawer and noticed most ...
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Restore whatsapp chat if no SD-card

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 which I formatted it then when I re-installed WhatsApp, it did not ask me to restore back my chat. I don't have an SD-card installed in my phone. What can I do to get back my ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 has a black screen

Today , i was playing on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and it worked just fine this morning. After school i trying to play on it and it flickered to a black screen, when i trying to turn it on it powered up ...
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Syncing between Windows 7 and Android Jellybean with Winamp

I want to sync my Samsung Galaxy S3 4G to my Windows 7 PC with Winamp so I can easily sync playlists to and from my phone and computer. So I followed the instructions in Winamp's official blog: ...
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Is there any program to root my device without connecting it to PC?

I am looking for an APK software which could be installed on my Android device (Samsung S3 I9300) that root my device without needing to connect the device to PC during root process. Or any other way ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update deleted Play Store and a bunch of other Google apps

Today my Galaxy S3 alerted me that there was an update to Push Services available. For once I actually thought "hey, let's not dismiss this update" and went through the whole process. There were no ...
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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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Briefing Alarm News and Weather Not Read Aloud on Galaxy S3

I've got an alarm set daily on my Galaxy S3 with the briefing alarm type selected in my alarm's settings with all three briefing content items selected (weather, today's schedule, and news). ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 with 4.3 run so slow?

I live in South Africa and we recently received the 4.3 update for the Galaxy S3. When I perform general functions on the phone (open apps, browse web, run multiple apps), everything goes very slow. ...
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Show messages on lock screen on Galaxy S3

Is it possible to show previews of messages (as the iPhone does) on the lock screen on a Galaxy S3 running android 4.1.2?
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Samsung Grand duos not visible in Mac Finder but visible in DDMS

I have eclipse installed and can see my device DDMS tab. Debugging also works normal. But oddly, I dont see my device (both internal memory and sd card) in Finder. I am unable to transfer to-and-fro ...
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messaging push notifications won't work after 4.3 update?

I updated my Samsung galaxy s3 to 4.3 a few days ago, and ever since then, push notifications for the built in messaging app hasn't been working. My phone doesn't ring, the icon doesn't appear in the ...
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How to enable hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting?

I've Samsung Galaxy S3 device. (Model-Number: SPH-L710) (Android-Version: 4.1.1) I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting, or an extra keyboard application. Is it possible?
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Disable booting into Safe Mode on damaged S3

I have a rooted i9300 (Samsung S3) that is damaged, and only boots into safe mode. You can read about some people with the same problem HERE and HERE. Took the device to Samsung Tech Center, they ...
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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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S3 stuck on first splash screen

I recently installed an update to my custom ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s3/development/wip-cyanogenmod-12-t2936990) which was previously working fine on my phone. After installing this ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 is upgrading automatically and now can't work properly

So, I turned off my cellphone for awhile and turned it on again. And, suddenly, it was upgrading itself. The title is "Android is upgrading" and below there is "Optimising app 3 of 82". I waited for ...
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Everything is messed up on my phone

I'm using the stock system on my Samsung GS3, and one day the phone just started restarting itself randomly. It might restart itself once or twice a day, and no pattern was observed. Then all in a ...
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Why is the amount of time needed to turn the screen on not always the same?

This may very well be a nit-picking type of question about Android devices, and in particularly about the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The concern here, is of a UX nature. When the screen has gone blank to ...
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Which application is switching on wifi?

I am running Android 4.3 on a Samsung Galaxy S3, switching on or off WiFi on a need-to-use basis. A few days back, I realized that WiFi would spontaneously be switched on. I switched it off, but it ...
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Why does my Galaxy S3 neo freeze shortly after booting?

I have a Galaxy S3 neo and for some reason after I turn it on the RAM usage gets so high making it freeze. Even after rebooting the problem appears again. Exactly after 35 seconds, or so, from turning ...
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Samsung Galaxy SIII: SkipSoft Toolkit: rooting: unable to boot Custom Recovery after flashing

My device is an unrooted Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 (Jelly Bean 4.3.0). I am trying to root my device using Unified_Android_Toolkit_v1.3.3.exe AKA SkipSoft Toolkit and their web page lists my ...
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Need Help Unbricking Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)

below is a full and detailed account of what I have tried so far and where I think may be problems. I need someone with experience/in-depth knowledge of these sort of issues to give me a hand. Okay ...
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USB malfunction and rooting of my Samsung SIII (GT-I9305)

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII (GT-I9305), and here are my problem(s). It can't be detected by PC via USB (not showing on device manager, odin, kies, not even charging) but it is charging when connected ...
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Reinstall Gallery app on Samsung Galaxy S3

I accidently uninstalled the Gallery app that came with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I installed another gallery, but I cannot choose a photo for lock-screen. Is it possible to reinstall the Gallery app? If ...
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My s3 wont boot, not even to the recovery!

So i have a galaxy s3 and it not rooted or anything, i left it on the chair, came back 15 min later, passed the lock screen the pulled the notifaction bar down and it shut off, it wont turn on with ...
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Paired with unknown device

Galaxy S3 I noticed that my Bluetooth is turned on (I never use it and keep it off) and my phone is paired with an unknown device called "Deborah's iPhone". My "Messages" application duplicated ...
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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 fix “Unfortunately, the process xxx has stopped”?

I was having some trouble with my rooted Samsung GS3, so I "tried" to perform a reset by flashing a stock ROM in ODIN. Once I booted it back up, the first thing I saw was "Unfortunantly, the process ...
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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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ADB device not found - Samsung galaxy S3 with Custom ROM

I'm trying to test ADB in samsung device thru USB. It is working as expected in Ubuntu and MAC OS. In Windows7, Im getting "error:device not found" in phone mode, but the phone is getting detected in ...
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how does auto brightness work?

there is a similar question to this one How does the automatic brightness settings work? however, I do not think it answers my question. This is more to do with the UI. I just got myself a Galaxy ...
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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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How to stop repeated requests to install an app?

I'm getting the same message or rather, a notification, several times daily, a request to install an app (Zero Launcher, specifically) and it doesn't seem to stop. It's starting to feel like ...
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Gapps not working

I have Samsung S3 GT-I9300 Internatiional I removed some of gapps form Fdroid app 'system app mover' Now i m not able to use play store even installing it from backup. I am thinking of installing ...
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s3 stuck at booting screen

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 about a month back from eBay. It was working fine till the last Tuesday, but after that my phone started rebooting by itself. My Galaxy S3 is powered by Android ...
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Galaxy S3 keeps switching wifi settings to use a manual proxy

I get no internet connection message. I go to wifi settings, and something has changed it to use a manual proxy setting. I don't have a proxy server. it's a home network. I switch it to no proxy, ...
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Wifi wont work in Samsung galaxy 3 even after a hard reset

I have a samsung galaxy s3 which was in excellent condition when I sold it. After 2 weeks, the buyer wanted a return, so, I got the phone back. Somehow, the wifi is not working. When I look at the ...
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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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samsung galaxy s3 no scren lock options

Hey I have a galxy s3 and there are no screen lock options at all what do I do ? The list starts with encrptions no screen lock options olease help thanks
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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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unable to install app from playstore [duplicate]

It is showing error saying "unknown error code during application install:- 25". I have tried removing libs for the same app from root browser.
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How do I disable the backlighting for the menu and back buttons on a Galaxy SIII?

Does anyone know how to disable the lights of the buttons at the bottom of my phone? They are really annoying and I can reach them without the lights on. I've tried several apps but none of them ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III red light flashing rapidly upon plug in

The short version: I can't turn my Samsung Galaxy S III on, and when I plug it in, I get a rapid flashing red light, but no other response. The long version: My Samsung Galaxy S III does not turn on. ...