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Transparent notification bar after Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

I've just updated my Galaxy S3 to the OTA 4.3 update and whilst its fine, there are a couple of really annoying niggles. The main one is the notification bar at the top - where the little icons are ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Won't Connect via USB with Android File Transfer with MacBook Pro - Mountain Lion

I saw some similar questions along these lines with newer Samsung devices, but I will post a question here anyway in case an answer for me ends up being an answer different than that for someone else. ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S III i9300 Boot Loop, No Recovery, after Cyanogenmod Installer

Some threads with similar issues are already around, but I didn't find one with the same problem as me. What I was doing when the issue happened: I was trying to install cyanogenmod from the ...
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What is the maximum charging current supported by Samsung Galaxy S3?

As the title says: What is the maximum charging current supported by Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)?
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Why does Battery Doctor say my battery is 50% charged while Android says 23%?

Battery Doctor says my battery is 50% charged while Android says 23%: Is there any reason why? I use a 4200mah Extended Battery on Samsung Galaxy SIII with Android 4.1.2.
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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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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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When I send or receive a call, the person on the other side can't hear me

When I make a phone call, people on the other tell me that my sound is like I am speaking in a huge water pot or something like a pot. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Hacked and left with messed up internal file system

My Samsung Galaxy S3 Sprint was hacked a couple of weeks ago. This happened after all of our laptops were hacked as well. I have strong evidence to support all are now hosting botnets. I THINK I ...
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My phone's 3g/4g randomly stopped working

I have a Galaxy S3 and my 3g/4g suddenly stopped working. WiFi works fine, but how can I get my 3g to work again? I have already uninstalled apps and deleted unnecessary photos and videos.
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What made the first Command fail?

I decided to clear my data usage stats on my Android in Settings > Data Usage from the terminal emulator app, but the first command came back with the error "No such file or directory". The first ...
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Galaxy S3 Error/Crash Log Location

Is there an error log or crash log file anywhere on the Galaxy S3? My phone is constantly crashing (rebooting or totally freezing requiring a battery pull) at least 4-5 time a day. I've attached the ...
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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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Allow USB debug pop-up not showing while installing CyanogenMod on Galaxy S3 i9300

I'm trying to install CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300, international). Had no problems, until I had to switch to the pc installer. I'm stuck on the screenshot underneath: I have ...
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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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iComcast email and Samsung Galazy S3

I have 3 Comcast email accts on the generic email program on the S3. Two of the accounts are just fine, but the account that is really important literally just stopped giving me the entire inbox of ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't respond to some secret codes

Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 doesn't respond to all secret codes in here . Specially it can restart with non of the codes in the list. Do I have a fake Galaxy S3 ?
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Can't connect to servers via ConnectBot and ssh with password

Can't connect ot SSH server via Connectbot. On all attemps, after typing password I get answer 'unsuccessful attempt of "password" authorization' (translation). SSH Client connects good. And ...
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Boot a bricked s3 i535 for photo recovery

I know I need an sdcard formatted a certain way with a factory image and it will go into a safe mode; question is, does anyone know where I can find instructions or can instruct me what file and how ...
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Is it possible to modify the firmware used when the device is turned off?

On (at least) some Samsung devices there is some piece of software that runs when the device is turned off. It is the one that displays the battery state when charging, along with the red/green ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535, rooted, won't switch over to T-Mobile

Recently, I changed carriers from Verizon to T-Mobile. However, when I inserted my T-Mobile SIM card into my phone and rebooted, the status is always "Searching for Service" (not just for data, ...
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During locked screen: Notificaton 'Rights requested'. Google Account manager then crashes

Since a few days ago, my device has started showing an exclamation mark in the status bar when the lock screen is active. Today, this happened several times. In the notification area there is a ...
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Titanium Backup Pro in Safe Mode

I have a S3 i9300 with a damaged motherboard that only boots in safe mode. I tried to put TB with pro key from the Play Store, and moved the main app (not the key) to /system/app using ADB. But now ...
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Galaxy S3 high RAM consumption even on idle

I have a Galaxy S3 International Version, without any modification whatsoever-- no rooting, no nothing. It is as good as a stock phone with a few Play Store apps. However, of late, I have begun ...
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Galaxy S3 won't complete boot after Cyanogenmod reversion

I installed a CGM 10.2 "snapshot" last night that was listed by the updater as a stable build. It started draining my battery immediately, so I tried to revert (using the built-in updater) back to the ...
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How to prevent S3 from turning on when charging

I'm trying to charge a new battery with my phone turned off. As soon as I plug the phone in to the wall charger, the screen turns on and the phone tries to immediately boot instead of staying on the ...
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Is there a way to hide the ringer icon in notification bar

I have used Wanam Exposed on the Xposed framework to hide some icons on my notification bar, I have also tried GravityBox to hide others, but I can't find how to hide the ringer icon on the ...
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Clickable phone number with pauses and bridge/extension in calendar event

What's the proper way (if any) to format a phone number when entering it as the "Location" of a calendar event under ICS (4.0.4, Samsung Galaxy S3, AT&T) so it can be clicked and auto-entered into ...
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No notifications when screen protection is active

Running Galaxy S3 and Kitkat I don't have any notifications (eg. reminders) when the device is locked with any method (pattern, pin etc.). When the screen is off and the protection not active yet, ...
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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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Gmail app doesn't sync email at all when on Mobile Data

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I love the new Gmail app. Works awesome. My only problem is that it doesn't sync emails (I don't receive any new notifications when new emails arrive, I have to manually ...
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S3 LTE keeps rebooting

I bet this problem has been posted many times but my galaxy S3 keeps rebooting the samsung logo over and over again. I've tried entering recovery mode but just when I'm about to select an option it ...
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Galaxy S3 showing messages are not sending when they are

Title says it all to be honest Have a galaxy s3 rooted stock jelly bean 4.3 I've been doing some mods recently (not my own just downloaded) I've undone the most recent ones I've done as only ...
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On an SGS3 how do I stop the recent apps list from showing after I press the Home button?

On a Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3, the Home Button has all-of-a-sudden begun opening up the recent apps list, if I press it for much more than half a second. I neither use or want to use ...
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Setting Up Live Wallpaper with Tasker

I'm trying to set up a Tasker widget to switch between a static wallpaper and a live wallpaper. I have no problem with coming up with the action for the static wallpaper, but I am unable to change ...
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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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Installing Custom Rom on a S3 with Damaged Volume Down

Is it safe to install a custom ROM on a S3 with a non-functional volume down key? What should I circumvent or be ware of during the install? p.s: the key cannot be repaired.
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Odin doesn't recognize Galaxy S3

While I was trying to flash my phone to newer version of custom mod, I bricked my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 for Verizon, SCH-I535). To debrick the phone, I've followed below precedure: Confirm USB ...
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galaxy s3 calendar automatically deleted important work event - PLS HELP!

Does anyone know a way to get it back? My galaxy s3 default calendar automatically deleted an extremely important series of work events! First it made a duplicate, then when i deleted the duplicate, ...
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softbricked sgh-i337 at&t with 4.4.2 ota update

I have a sgh-i337 at&t usa GPe recently updated OTA, I tried to format my rom so I could patch my kernel and threw everything at it but the kitchen sink to clear the memory but could not get it ...
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Why does the Galaxy S3 keep leaving Airplane Mode?

My wife has a Galaxy S3 and the past few nights she has put it on Airplane mode to save power and she puts it on the charger as well. When she wakes up in the morning the Airplane mode is ...
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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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How do I get wireless hotspot (tethering) working on an SGH-t999L with Andoid 4.3 LUVUBMK4

I have a galaxy s3 SGH-t999l which is the t Mobile G3 LTE version. I'm rooted using the root 66 MK4 stock recovery tar in odin. I'm running TWRP recovery as well. The problem is that I cannot get ...
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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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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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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) ...