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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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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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Google Services battery drain on Galaxy devices

Here are screenshots from my three Samsung Galaxy devices: Samsung Galaxy S3 (left) and Samsung Galaxy S4 (right; click images for larger variants) Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (click image to ...
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Is it possible to record calls on Galaxy S3

I want to install a working call recording application on Galaxy S3, but I have found problems with a few apps. I have tried Auto Call Recorder but it doesn't allow me selecting more than Mic as ...
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replace native samsung galaxy s3 email app for gmail app?

Is it possible to disable the native email application that comes with the samsung galaxy s3? I feel that the UI is inferior to the gmail app. If so would this require rooting into my phone?
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Can you change the colour of the LED light on the Samsung Galaxy S3?

On the top of the phone there's a light that flashes blue when you get a text. Is there an app or setting that can change this so the colour is different for some senders who text you?
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How to associate alternative app to stock Gallery app when launched from stock Camera app

I am running Android on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). I would like the stock Camera application to launch a different application than the stock Gallery application when the small ...
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How can i change text vibration on my Galaxy S3?

I want to change sms vibrations on my Galaxy S3 but I can only change it for incoming calls. Can someone tell how to change notification vibrations for sms on my Samsung Galaxy S3? Thank you in ...
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Will upgrade to Android 4.3 with Samsung Knox make my s3 impossible to root?

So my Galaxy s3 has finally offered to upgrade to 4.3. I've heard Android 4.3 contains Samsung Knox which I have heard is a security feature that will make it impossible or at least really risky / ...
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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 does contact management work?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy 3 with Android 4.1.2. I changed my SIM card today and was worried I might lose contact so I've backed them up. I've always found the contacts very confusing and obviously I ...
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Songs from Google Play don't show up on phone

I'm trying to make a custom calendar notification on my mom's Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1) because the built-in ones are too short for her to hear. This article says I can move a music file to ...
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I am unable to paste. Is there a solution to this bug that doesn't involve rooting or factory-resetting the phone?

I recently updated my S3 to Jelly Bean (v4.1.1) and now cannot paste. Example steps to reproduce my bug: Compose message Compose SMS Type "hello" in body Long press "hello" Click copy icon Click ...
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Recovery mode can't read fat32 sd card, only exfat

I'm running CM 10.1 (based on Android 4.2.1) on a Galaxy S III i9300. I'running CWM-based recovery v 5.5.0.4. I'm dealing with a conflict with my Sandisk microsd 32 gb card. When I format my sdcard ...
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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, ...
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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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Upgraded Galaxy S III to 4.0.4, can't drag app to taskbar anymore. How can I enable dragging again?

I upgraded my Galaxy S III to Android 4.0.4 last night and now I can't drag apps to the taskbar anymore. Is there a setting I can change to be able to drag apps to taskbar again?
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How do I change the default sms font size? (ICS)

I know I can change (in settings) whether or not the volume rocker can change font size, but is there a way I can change the default to be different? (I'd rather not have the volume button change ...
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Slow Charging Battery!

I have a Samsung galaxyS3 the battery has been charging really slow. It can take up yo 10 hours to charge 100%. I have tried every thing I can think of. I've tried a new charger, new battery, shut ...
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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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MMS and Restricting background data

Using GT-I9300, JB 4.1.2. I can't seem to find details on how "Restricting background data" works (with Mobile Data enabled) exactly. What is considered "background" data? E.g., if I'm sending an ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 Latest Firmware Contacts App Lag Issue

I have upgraded my phone to the latest firmware which is MainBand : I9300XXLFB. Before that release no problem was recognized with the contacts app. But now; I am facing with an issue that; it takes ...
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How do, or can you hide account contacts on the Galaxy S III?

Okay, so I just upgraded from the Galaxy S Captivate to a shiny new Galaxy S III. In both the stock TouchWiz ROM and the AOKP ROM I later ran, on my Captivate, i could set specific accounts to not ...
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Allshare Cast on Samsung Galaxy S III

How can I use Allshare Cast feature on my Samsung Galaxy S III? I have a samsung LCD with internet, Do I still need allshare dongle to use this feature?
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How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747 for AT&T) that is not rooted. Recently it started shutting down in the middle of use and not start up again. At first, plugging it into the charger would get ...
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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. ...
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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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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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Android will not open PDF files from notification bar

I have Samsung galaxy s3 and i recently got system update to 4.1.2 Before update there was no problems with visiting a website, downloading a pdf file and opening it from notification bar. Now after ...
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Connect Galaxy S3 to Wi-Fi ad hoc network [duplicate]

Are there any tricks/tips to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 to Wi-Fi ad hoc network shared by my laptop?
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Files with names with unicode characters get corrupted in SD Card

When mounting my SD Card on my galaxy SIII files and folders in the card with characters that aren't in the ASCII range get corrupted. This happens by simply selecting 'Unmount card' in the Storage ...
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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 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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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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How can I tell if my International Galaxy S3 is suffering from Sudden Death Syndrome? If it is, how can I fix it?

I have a 16GB International Samsung Galaxy S3 (XEF) running the latest firmware, 4.1.2 (yes, the Premium Suite update, I was thinking that this would've fixed it but it seems not) with baseband ...
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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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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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File servers for Android? [closed]

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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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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Chrome and Chrome Beta suddenly won't fill up the entire screen on launch

So, I'm currently on the N5X rom with a cyanogenmod 4.4.4 base on my Samsung i9300, I restored Chrome Beta from one my backups in titanium Backup, after flashing the latest version of the ROM ...
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how to disable unlock screen sound on galaxy S3

Lately my phone makes an annoying sound when unlocking the screen. I don't have "Screen unlock sound" checked in the setting. I googled and found few people complained about this issue but no solution ...
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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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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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How to disable Android Wear's “Listening via TCP” notification?

I don't have an Android Wear, but I always get a notification from the Google Play Services app with this content: Android Wear Listening via TCP on 127.0.0.1:5601 I want to disable this ...
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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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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 ...