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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, keeps restarting showing ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300” black screen

My Samsung S3 is stuck! It keeps restarting! It doesn't reach the enter pincode, but keeps restarting showing the "Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300" screen. Then cycles starts again. Here are the things ...
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Galaxy S3 is stuck at Samsung logo splash screen and won’t charge

A little bit of help would be highly appreciated. A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 started freezing randomly. I had to remove the battery in order to restart it. Yesterday the problem got worse: ...
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Messaging icon in Samsung S3 always show one unread message

My Samsung S3 messaging icon always show one unread message. see attached screenshot. I have throughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone coupe of times including ...
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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 ...
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How can I do a screen recording on the S3?

I need to record my screen as I'm using a specific app to show the issues showing up that a developer is unable to replicate. How can I achieve this? Is screen recording even possible on Android? ...
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Is there a way to migrate Samsung Galaxy S3 Motion Gestures in other smartphones?

Is it possible to port the motion gestures of sgs3 in a custom firmware and use it in another branded phones?
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How to force Galaxy S4 to use phone speakers when connected through HDMI?

Equipment I have working HDMI dongles, both a Wi-Fi and an MHL, both original Samsung branded connectors. Connecting through screen mirroring (Wi-Fi) works perfectly and if I plug the MHL in it ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy 3 Group texting

When a friend sends a group text I cannot respond to all, my message goes out individually to one person. I have looked in settings, but do not see a group messaging option.
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Flashing CM 11 on Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535)

I have a Galaxy SCH-I535 from verizon (SGS3). It is not rooted, and I want to install CM 11 on it. Is there anything else I have to do besides just running the installer? I love my phone and don't ...
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No confirm prompt when trying to use adb backup

I'm trying to do an adb backup of my Galaxy S3 (i747m), but after receiving the "Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation" order from adb, I never receive the prompt on the device. It ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini does not turn screen off anymore

Over a month ago, my Galaxy S3 Mini started having problems. It doesn't turn its screen off anymore even if I press power button. Also, the pop-up menu appears suddenly a thousand times a day. I ...
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Global Address Lookups on Galaxy SIII

I have setup my Exchange Mail using the default Samsung email app. Mail and calenders works great but I am not able to do Global Address lookups. Is this possible? How can do this?
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“No Backup account is currently storing data”?

When I checked backup & restore options in my settings it shows "No Backup account is currently storing data" , but I'm currently signed in to my Google account. Why it is disabled? (Click on ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300): Wiped Download mode

Something went badly wrong while trying to flash my phone. I have somehow managed to delete Odin/Download mode. I CAN access ClockworkMod, but it's a very old version not supported by the ROM I wanted ...
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Download or get the Instagram video I saw earlier

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 A person I followed had a cool video they posted on Instagram, but then deleted it later. I was wondering if there was a backup of the video in the temp folder, since I ...
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How to drag apps to the task tray?

I am trying to drag icons to my task tray using my galaxy s3 v4.0.4. However when I am dragging the icons down to the tray the task icons dissappear and a bunch of options appear like info and delete. ...
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mobile data won't turn on, with my Samsung galaxy s3

I have a problem with Samsung galaxy S3, i can't connect to internet using mobile data connection with almost 1 month. Hope you can help me with this problem.thanks.
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get back root with custom rom

Not long ago I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5800) with Kyrillos' rom v10.6 It appears to use CyanogenMod 7.3.0-RC3 Android 2.3.7 Some apps I often need to use, like SSHDroid, Terminal and ...
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Identify Unlocked Device's Carrier

I bought an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 a while ago, this phone was imported by an independent store and not any of the local cellular carriers. And my phone is not getting firmware updates, I ...
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can I transfer a game app from galaxy s3 to galaxy tab 2

just got a galaxy tab 2 today and I would like to transfer the fashion story game my daughter plays on my galaxy s3 phone to it so she doesn't have to start from scratch... she's 8 and found it sooo ...
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How can I mount an ext4-formatted SD card with correct permissions (with root)?

I see some mentions here of creating an ext4-formatted SD card, but no guide. This closely-related question suggests there is no way to do it, but my question differs in that my phone is specifically ...
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Help with moving ALL data from one galaxy 3 to a new Galaxy 3

I need to transfer everything from phone A to phone B (pictures, contacts, apps, and text messages). How can I do that?
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How do I have anonymous notifications (phone, text, …) on Android 4.3 like 4.1?

So back in what I believe was Android 4.1, I had to swipe my lock screen to unlock my phone. Before swiping, it gives me the option of swiping into my missed calls, my text messages, and my ...
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Contacts from iCloud to Android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III Android phone and need to transfer my iCloud contacts to that phone. How do I accomplish this? Can you recommend a FREE app for this or some other method, please?
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How to check if my battery is OK?

I use my phone mainly for wifi use and I know it is a battery hog. However, what I would like to know is how much time it takes for the battery to charge. I guess it is supposed to take like 4 mins to ...
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My phone is making yawning sounds

For the past month my Samsung Galaxy S3 has been making yawning noises. No im not crazy, I have witnesses. Lol. Why is it doing that and how can I stop it.??
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S3 4.3 shv-e210sksugna2 rooting?

I heard that 4.3 is causing a lot of problems for rooting. So far I haven't been able to find a way to root this version of S3. Can anyone point me to a good website?
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 camera light keeps flashing

Ever since I updated the software on my Galaxy S3 the camera light flashes randomly all day, it also flashes when my alarm goes off. I cannot find anywhere in my settings how to disable this ...
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Can Samsung tell if my galaxy s3 is rooted if the phone doesn't turn on anymore?

My Galaxy s3 suffered from what seems to be the "sudden death syndrome". It had been turning off once in a while and wouldn't turn back on unless I removed and the battery and put it back in. But the ...
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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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POP3 E-mail Downloading Old E-mails I had Deleted

My Galaxy S3 phone recently received an update. My POP3 e-mail via Comcast now downloads e-mails from several weeks ago, apparently when it wants and however many it wants, at the same time it checks ...
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How to have my stock GS3 dialer initial screen be Recent instead of Keypad

Is it possible to have the stock dialer on my GS3 start on the Recent tab instead of the Keypad tab?
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Data connection problem with my galaxy s3

Hi I have a peculiar data connection problem with my Samsung Galaxy S3. Cellular connections work fine at first however when the mobile loses signal and then reconnects after sometime, the data ...
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No WiFi after flashing

A bit of history: I got this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile SGH-T999 Decided to to play with Cyanogenmod. Rooted my S3 - success Installed Cyanogenmod following instructions - success Got ...
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Managing ME under contacts list (Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini)

When I first got this phone I set up all my accounts like Google+, GMail, Skype and in contacts automatically appeared ME as first on the list, with my picture from Google+ and small icons of Google+ ...
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How to get a transparent notification/Quickmenu background?

I want my Galaxy SIII Int to have a transparent notification/quickmenu background, without Gravitybox it aint working. The problem, if I use Gravitybox my system.ui will crash. So I searched other ...
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What exactly happens when I use Kies to perform a “Firmware upgrade and initialisation”?

I bought an unlocked Telstra Samsung Galaxy S3 4G, and it's loaded with some Telstra software. I wanted to get rid of those, so I loaded up Kies and it gives me the option to perform a "Firmware ...
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When will the reader option appear in Samsung's Internet-browser?

Samsung's browser called "Internet" offers for some sites a separate reader. But not for all sites. What is the criterion to offer the little green box? It looks quite random to me.
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Samsung galaxy s3 mini defaults to speaker

When I answer the phone it has defaulted to speakerphone. I had the phone set to announce the caller. How do I make it stop doing that?
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Galaxy SIII has a weak data connection

I've noticed that my Galaxy SIII has a very weak data connection at times. This occurs even when people around me with the same phone and carrier (T-Mobile) have perfectly adequate connections. Are ...
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How to prevent widget resize on unlock swipe?

After upgrading to 4.3, there is only a small portion of the lower screen that can be used to unlock the phone. The upper part of the screen engages what looks like some sort of draw or resize box ...
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Quiet sound after 4.3 update - Samsung Galaxy SIII

Since my Samsung Galaxy SIII was updated to 4.3, I have had problems when listening to music. The sound is very low when my equalizer turns on. I've already tried to configure the equalizer ...
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Inconsistent external SD card write errors

I have SanDisk 64GB Ultra class 10 micro SD card. I regularly encounter inconsistent write errors when trying to copy big directories (~1Gb, ~300 files) from internal to external SD. What can be ...
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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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Tasker Shortcut Icons & Names Revert Back to Default After Every Reboot

All my custom Tasker shortcut icons get changed to the default Tasker icon and all the shortcuts' names got renamed to "Tasker" after every reboot no matter how many times I got them changed. I have ...
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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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Nonstop push notifications on recently updated Samsung Galaxy S3

My phone received and installed an OTA update this weekend, to Android version 4.3 Now everytime my phone connects to the internet or I go to use the internet, I get this large list of push ...
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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 ...