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software does not want to update

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Every time I try to update my software/ check for updates I receive the following message: "failed to update firmware due to network or server problem. Try software update ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, just shows ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” black screen

This morning I woke up to my Samsung Galaxy S3 which just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” on a black background. It never comes to the “Enter ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Exchange Email Problem when cc'd

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 and have it set up with my Exchange account and have the setting to download "All" for the email size. This works fine for most emails. However, when I am on ...
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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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File servers for Android?

Do any good file servers exist for Android that do not require root? Ideally, it'd be nice to just be able to have an SMB share, but the only app I was able to find for this (Samba Filesharing) ...
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Power Saving Option in Samsung Galaxy S3

I see there is a Power Saving switch in the Galaxy S3. What makes the Galaxy S3 save power when it is turned on? Is there a difference this and using JuiceDefender? Can using JuiceDefender and ...
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Samsung galaxy SIII is there a way to add a new call ring?

I proudly own this phone, but I can't find a way to set up a classic ring call. What can I do? There's a way?
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Change “Audio Applications” in Notification Bar

I'm not sure if this is a Galaxy S3 feature, or an ICS feature, but here goes. When I plug my headphones in, I get a new section in my Notification Bar titled "Audio Applications". Under that, there ...
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How do I open an .odt file on my S3?

I have received an .odt file and I wanted to know if it is possible to open it on my S3? I need to be able to copy, paste, edit and view comments. OS: 4.1.1 Galaxy S3
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Samsung Galaxy S3 WiFi authentication error with A&TT U-Verse router

My Samsung Galaxy S3 won't connect to my AT&T U-Verse router. I've gone through AT&T help and they say it's the phone. I've gone through Sprint (phone & service provider) and they say ...
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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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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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Galaxy SIII is displaying small-size low-quality pictures for contacts

My brother and I have a Galaxy SIII, we both have the most recent firmware and software updates. We both have the same contact whose picture is fetched from his Facebook profile picture. Whenever ...
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How to setup call only mode

Miss this feature from my old 'Berry - easily set to Phone Call Only mode overnight so support calls from work ring through but text/email notifications are silent. Is there a way to have similar one ...
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Call log always shows '13' missed calls

I am using Samsung Galaxy S III. My call log always shows '13' missed calls. I tried with restarting the phone etc., But no change. Is there any way to fix the issue without resetting the phone?
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Stop sideway movement of menu revealed from top

On my Galaxy S3, when I slide my finger from the top edge of the screen down, a sort of quick menu is revealed to switch WiFi, GPS, sound... When it is revealed, the animation goes from top to bottom ...
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SGS3: I have all LED indicators turned off, still get blue led when gmail sees an email and screen is off

If I have LED Indicator/missed event set to off I wouldn't expect to see the blue led flashing. I want the incoming email noise and icon as usual, just don't want it flashing away (I'm trying to ...
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How to properly close a program in Samsung Galaxy S3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the right way to close apps in Android? After using my Samsung Galaxy S III for a while, closing apps and dialogs with the "back" button (front-right), I pressed ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 keeps restarting, stuck on Samsung logo

Two days ago I got the official update of jelly bean 4.3 to my Samsung Galaxy S3. Last night phone was dropped from a small height. Today morning when I switched on the phone it worked fine. But in ...
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Get rid of the “wireless charging” announcement

Is there any way to get rid of the useless little toast announcement informing me that I have put the device in range of the charger? I would prefer a solution that works with the stock ROM (JB ...
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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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Audio playing only on right side on my Galaxy S3

I'm using Cyanogenmod cm-10.1.0-RC1 on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (at&t US version) With either a headset or bluetooth, I'm only getting audio from the right side. It doesn't matter which output device ...
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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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Cannot find driving mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

After upgrading to the new Android 4.1.2, I can't seem to find the 'driving mode' tab. Please help.
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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.
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Samsung S3 wont sync

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 but it takes forever to connect with my laptop and i am unsure why this is. Can anyone help with this?
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Change app page order

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean. I have sorted my apps in pages, by topic or whatever (not the home screens, but the app/widget pages). Now I would like to sort those pages, but I can't ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Wi-Fi problems

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has major Wi-Fi problems. It will connect to Wi-Fi for a few seconds, then it quits and won't connect to anything. It happens at home, work, or anywhere else with Wi-Fi. It's ...
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Installing original OS on Samsung s3

Is it possible to install Google's original OS without all the manufacturer-added bloatware that comes with the device? Is there a chance that I would ruin the phone and/or not be able to get it to ...
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Samsung GS3 (SPH-i710) exchange server repeated security update notification

I just connected my Samsung Galaxy S 3 (SPH-i710) to my exchange email server at work. It synced up and my email and calendars show on my device, however every few minutes I get a notification that ...
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Kies unable to connect to Samsung Galaxy S3 after rooting

After I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 phone, I was no longer able to connect to Kies to do a sync. Does anyone know why? I have tried to reinstall Kies on my laptop, performed "Troubleshoot ...
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How to transfer text message backup file to my Samsung Galaxy S III?

I used "SMS Backup & Restore" to create an sms.xml file with all my text messages from my old phone. My new phone, Samsung Galaxy S III, can't mount as USB mass storage, so I can't figure out how ...
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How do I change the theme, (iconset) on a Galaxy S3 default launcher?

I bought a Galaxy S3 (Android 4). I downloaded the user manual, and I can't find a way to change the appearance. I can change the wallpaper and the font size, but I can't change drawer transition ...
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How can I ignore the AT&T software update?

I keep getting this message every 10 minutes or so on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (non-rooted Android 4.1.2): How can I ignore it? I want to skip this update as the penultimate one introduced some nasty ...
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Lock screen shortcuts cannot be changed

When my mobile had 4.1 version of Android, I could go to Security -> Lock screen -> Shortcuts to change the shortcuts. But, after Android 4.3 update, I am unable to find a way to change the shortcuts ...
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Lock Screen Pattern Too Small After Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 finally got the OTA update to Android 4.3 from Verizon. Before the update, when I was running Android 4.1.2, the pattern on my lock screen looked like the 1st ...
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Where to find diagnostic information as to why mobile data won't turn on

I've had a Samsung Galaxy S3 for a little over a year now and not had too many problems with it. This afternoon, however, it's decided it won't connect to mobile data at all. I've had similar things ...
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Rooting trouble - Using Odin3 but unable to flash device

Rooting Method: mrRobinson Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 Android version: 4.1.1 Carrier: ATT Downloaded: Odin307 and root66_ATT_I747UCDLK3.tar.md5 Sumsung Driver: ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Won't recognize USB

When i got my gs3 i plugged it into my computer (Win 7) and drivers installed automatically. everything was perfectly fine i was able to access both sd and phone from my computer. i took it to ...
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Remove default action?

When I try and add a picture to an SMS it only lets me choose a picture from my dropbox. I accidentally hit to make it use dropbox all the time - how can I change it back?
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Is there a way to make a page in the Kindle app less brighter than the options available within the app?

I have my bright setting on the lowest in my app and my phone is at the lowest possible brightnes too but I find it too bright to read a page in the Kindle app in the dark. Is there any way to lower ...
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Vibrate function on my Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't work though it is turned on. What is the cause?

I have had this phone for a few months and only now did I try to start using the vibrate function. When I choose "Vibrate" from the drop-down bar it never vibrates when I receive texts though ...
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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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How use the Samsung Galaxy S3 stock contact/phone app with custom ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon with the custom ROM Cyanogenmod 10.1. It has it's own people app and dialer. Previously, before I rooted my phone and installed the Cyanogenmod, the S3 comes ...
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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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How to keep a service from closing?

I am using the latest stock ROM for my phone (SGS3, Vodafone variant, although rooted) and I have installed a GPS live tracking program that stays on the taskbar as a service all the time (and that's ...
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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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Backup and Restore using adb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New phone: How to transfer game progress? I recently got a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I am wanting to transfer my Jetpack Joyride game progress from my old HTC Legend. There ...
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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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Why can't Banshee Remote connect to server?

I'm trying to use Banshee Remote with my Samsung Galaxy S3, but everytime I try to add a new server, it says Can't connect to server. Check your settings. There are only two settings: IP Adress, ...