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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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How to backup Galaxy S3 using google? [duplicate]

I am about to switch my phone from an old Galaxy S3 to a new Galaxy S3 and would like to keep my apps, pictures, etc. How can I backup my old phone using Google so I can use that backup on my new ...
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What is AwesomePlayer?

In looking in my logs I see AwesomePlayer running. I am currently not playing any media, so I'm wondering what it is, and why it's running. My device is a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Paranoid Android Custom Rom For Galaxy s3 i9300 Instructions

I want to put paranoid android on my galaxy s3 i9300, I have tried and been unsuccessful Here is the link to where I got the download from; XDA Community Can someone give me clear instructions as to ...
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Volume buttons unexpectedly started waking the phone from - how to disable?

When my phone is locked and the screen is off, I could usually wake it up only by pressing the home or power buttons. Now, the screen also wakes when I press a volume button. This started happening ...
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Can access service mode in Samsung Galaxy S3, but there is no menu

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9305 I can access the service mode but unable to display the menu. So, I can't access any of the options. Can anyone help?
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Unable to flash custom rom Paranoid Android to GalaxyS3

My device is rooted with a root for the galaxyS3 running Jellybean 4.3 I tried putting the Paranoid Android ROM onto there by following the instructions given which were Root device Enable USB ...
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“Touch to download SoundCloud” notification

I have Samsung Galaxy S3, Android 4.3. Not rooted. From time to time, I get notification: "Touch to download SoundCloud" I did had Soundcloud installed application before, but I have uninstalled ...
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Galaxy S3 running jellybean 4.3 - Custom Rom Concern

I have a galaxy s3 running jellybean 4.3 as mentioned above. Following recent news there will NOT be a further update to the KitKat 4.4 version My plan is to root and flash with a custom ROM, ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 LCD and screen gone need contacts [duplicate]

I recently broke my samsung galaxy s3 completely shattered screen but still sounds when text or call comes through (unable to awnser or see) and blue button at top on when charging I just want ...
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How do you extract the boot.img from a samsung g4?

I don't image the adb command is able to access that sector of the device but for the record, when I connect, I can see the device but C:\Users\Brad2\Downloads\adbUnzip2Cdrive\adb>adb kill-server ...
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Where is the .config hidden on Samsung Galaxy S4?

cat /proc/config.gz tmp-mksh: cat: /proc/config.gz: No such file or directory Is there another place to find it?
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Just updated to Android 4.2.2, Facebook Messenger doesn't push notifications now?

I just updated my Samsung Galaxy S3 (model SCH-I535) to Android version 4.4.2. It seems fine, except for one bug I've noticed recently. Facebook messenger will not always give me a notification that ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 being slow and getting hot

I have a samsung galaxy s3 running Android 4.3, and it's always really slow and gets very hot sometimes. Does anyone elses phone do this? If so, have you found anything that helps?
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Need backup for “My Calendar” on S3

I have tons of info on "My Calendar" Galaxy S3, and Google Calendar sync is one-way only. I actually use a Yahoo email and would prefer to sync both ways to Yahoo or Google, but since I cannot find a ...
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Can I force KitKat to use a particular format for its voice recorder? (Galaxy S3)

I have a Galaxy S3, for what it's worth. Recently the phone's Sound Recorder application began using .amr format, and while the filesize is small, the audio quality sucks, to say the least. Can I have ...
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Is it possible to have my lockscreen turn on and off automatically at given times?

I want my lockscreen to light up at a specific time say, 10pm and shut down by itself at 10:30pm. Is that something that exists? OS: 4.1.1 Phone: S3
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Galaxy S3 requesting “key password”

My samsung-galaxy-s3 is asking for a key password when I try to send an email via gmail. It never asked before, but my phone had a software update and now it seems to need this password and I don't ...
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Game app's restarting themselves between levels

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with the 4.4.2 version of android. The issue is that games tend to restart themselves between levels, games like angry birds, "blocks" (a tetris-like game) and other, ...
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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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Battery charging issue in Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and it is charging very very slowly when plugged into my PC. I deleted all my images and some videos and some other stuff and the charging seemed to speed up. Is battery ...
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Why do I sometimes get requests for root access from unusual applications?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running a rooted stock firmware, Occasionally I get a popup from my superuser application saying that an application that I did not specifically install or launch has ...
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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 move TextSecure texts to regular Message folder?

I'm wanting to remove TextSecure from my Samsung Galaxy S3. But I'd also like to keep the messages that are in the app. Is there any way to export those messages so that they can be imported to the ...
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How can I make Windows remember my Galaxy S3

Whenever I tether my Galaxy S3 to my laptop, using the built-in functionality from the Network Settings, Windows considers it a completely new connection: It labels the network "Network X" (with X ...
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Rooting the Galaxy S3 Without a Computer

Is it possible to root the Galaxy S3 without a computer? If so, what would the process be? My Galaxy S3 is with Verizon and is currently running Android 4.3.
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I flashed Cyanogenmod to my Galaxy S3, got the stock ROM after restarting

I used the Cyanogenmod installer on my phone and PC, everything went fine, and at the end received a success message. After restarting however, I was back at the stock ROM, though with all of my data ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 is HOT

Sometimes after using my phone for a bit, it gets super hot where the battery is. When that happens, I close all programs and don't use it for awhile; it eventually cools down. This also happens a ...
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Verizon Activation Setup Galaxy s3

I recently bought a new contract-free Verizon CDMA Samsung Galaxy S3 for testing purpose and I couldn't pass the activation setup wizard. When I reached the customer service they said I have to ...
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Is it effectively possible to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on an S3 with 4.3?

I am trying to get rid of the yellow triangle visible just prior to download mode (Volume-Down + Home + Power). There is no shortage of tutorials about how do this, but after having tried all the ...
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How can I tell if I have a stock recovery?

I need to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3), for this I tried to use Triangle Away. It failed to reset the counter. The app mentions that on some ...
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Galaxy S3: I747UCUEMJB upgrade - baseband unknown

Last night I updated my Galaxy S3 from Cyanogenmod 9 to CM 11. One of the steps was to upgrade the bootloader. Everything went fine, and I'm now on CM 11-2014-06-02-d2lte. The problem: can't connect ...
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The podcast apps on my Samsung Galaxy S3 stop playing halfway

I have some podcast apps I listen to while I'm driving. They play for sometime then shut off. I turn the phone back on then the apps are at the beginning and not where I left off. Is there any way to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo, possible virus?

My Mom has a Samsung Galaxy S3 from 2 years ago, it now gets stuck at "Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300" screen and can't boot properly. It can't enter Recovery Mode either but can enter Odin Mode. Also ...
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Samsung S3 Clone “Not registered on network” error

I have a clone S3 which our local Samsung outlet gave to developers in my group. Wireless and all other functions seem to work but when I put in a sim card it does not register and gives the error ...
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using galaxy tab as a bluetooth device for mobile

i've been trying to find a way to allow all my notifications and phone calls from my phone ( galaxy s3 or galaxy s5) to go through a galaxy tablet, as i'm wanting to replace my car stereo ( honda ...
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Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy S3

Getting error message on Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3. Have tried rebooting, clearing Data, Cache and Force Stop with no success. Thanks for any help!
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Why wouldn't my Samsung Galaxy SIII detect Wi-Fi networks?

The Wi-Fi component of my phone had stopped working. Tapping Scan in the Wi-Fi menu did not find any networks, and trying to add a network manually failed with the error "Failed to save network". I ...
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Can't pass the initial setup wizard on SG3 with broken screen digitizer

So i burned digitizer on i9305 by flashing corrupted recovery. Then i flashed new working custom ROM and recovery, after Stock JB tried some KitKats like MoKee, Omni, CyanOgen 10/11 but i'm facing the ...
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Restore deleted system

I have formatted the system using twrp now I can't flash the stock rom on my galaxy s3 sprint. I am getting the file_getprop: failed to stat "system/build.prop" status 7 every time I try to flash the ...
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exchange email password reset on S3 mini

I tried changing my exhange mail password and the new password has more than 8 characters, but seems like the S3 mini cannot accomodate more than 6 characters??
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Recover contacts from samsung galxy S3 after OS crash?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 stuck at start-up logo. I tried some of the suggestions mentioned here but it didn't work. When I contact with a Service center person, he said that phone's OS has crashed. Also ...
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Galaxy s3 came prerooted?

I recently bought a Factory Unlocked s3 from Amazon. It came preinstalled with the superuser app and when I scanned with AVG for android it said my device had root. When I downloaded a root checker ...
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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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S-Planner stopped problem in Samsung Galaxy S3

I bought my Galaxy S3 two months ago. After updating it, I found an error in the S-Planner app. When I swap back to the past month, the S-Planner stops and shows a message: Unfortunately, S-Planner ...
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Owner Information on Galaxy S3

I just had a software upgrade on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. The Android version is 4.3. How do I update the owner information on the locked screen? There is no option under "security" in the ...
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Locking Emails on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I use the build-in Email application to access my email from my internet service provider (so this is NOT gmail, outlook etc.). I am often on the road and I need access to ...
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Should a glass replacement on a Samsung Galaxy S3 include a gel?

I recently replaced the front glass on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, and the new glass sits surprisingly well! But the screen seems to be more hollow than before. Also the glass seems to press down ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 choosing contact for text..takes forever to come up

When I am sending a text and i type in the name for the contact it takes several mins for the contact for to come up..this is very aggravating when you need to send a text fast..how to i fix this????
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What is this annoying sound on my S3 running CM 11.0?

I'm running CyanogenMod 11.0 on my Galaxy S3 I9300, Android version 4.4.2. I didn't have this issue before installing CM, so I'm thinking it may be a CM sound. Basically, sometimes this sound keeps ...