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Unable to flash CWM recovery to GS3 over stock 4.1 with Heimdall

I want to root and upgrade to 4.1 a just-unboxed Samsung Galaxy S3. After running the official OTA update with stock Samsung ROM, I tried to follow the tutorial here with openSUSE. I installed ...
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How to make things go through Media channel?

So, with my Galaxy s3 (version 4.4.2), I have a Life Proof case. It distorts my sound, but only my calls. Anything going through the media channel is fine, so I can listen to music or tv shows with no ...
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*#9900# does not work anymore to free device memory on Samsung GT-I9100T anymore

The device memory started getting full even after removing all unwanted apps. The total of remaining app required memory is way below the total used memory. Dialing *#9900# worked wonders the 1st ...
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Why is my SGS3 stuck in startup mode?

I am pressing the recovery mode buttons but it just comes to the Samsung logo. It just comes and goes. Please help me.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 phone - typing additional symbols

There are some symbols available when using the on screen keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, but I would like to access additional symbols, like percent sign and degree symbol. How can I do ...
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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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Whatsapp images lost

So my Samsung S3 mini kept reminding me that my storage is running out and i probably tempered around with the storage but do not remember deleting my entire whatsapp images folder and videos folder. ...
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How to downgrade from Lollipop to Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy s3neo?

After i upgraded my s3 neo from jelly bean to lollipop all my apps were crashed, how can i downgrade it?
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Xposed unable to install after minor CM update

I just updated Cyanogenmod from CM-11-20151122-NIGHTLY-i9300 to CM-11-20151130-NIGHTLY-i9300 on my Galaxy S3. After completion the usual Xposed reinstall was no longer possible: Click on the image ...
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There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later - Galaxy s3

Got the dreaded "There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later" error. This all started with notifications stating my account could not Sync with any of my apps. Seen many ...
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How do I get rid of mysterious stuff displayed on my cellular's screen?

There is tiny writing listing currently running systems and a red frame around my screen and a white dot wherever I touch the screen and a thin white and red line blocking my notification bar with ...
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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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Is there a trick to the motion camera shortcut for the GS3 running KitKat?

When picking up my phone to check incoming texts I was getting annoyed that the camera kept turning on. As the motion camera shortcut doesn't show up in my settings on KitKat and having not been able ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 speaker connection flickering, loose contact

Issue The issue happens on my samsung Galaxy S3 model SGH-I747M. The loud speaker doesn't work anymore unless I "hit" the back of my phone until it work again. But then I need to be VERY careful, ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 will not factory reset - data partition corrupted

I have a galaxy s3 and it was working seemingly fine (other than I needed to delete some things soon because I was running out of storage space.) It was sitting down untouched and restarted and booted ...
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“Unknown” vs “Private number” on the Samsung Galaxy S3's stock call log

I've recently got two calls on my Samsung Galaxy S3 with stock (TouchWiz) firmware. One was marked as coming from a "Private number", while the sender of the second one was apparently "Unknown". ...
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Hands-free/Driving Mode: How to change the reading voice's language (and voice: male/female etc…)?

Is there a way to change the language and voice for reading out the information on hands-free mode. Even better, it would be nice if the language and voice for the alarm could be set on a per-alarm ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 i9300 NFC issue

I have a samsung galaxy s3 i9300 which have cyanogenmod 12.1s based rom. The problem is the NFC is not working.. I have tried to flash the stock rom and other custom roms which have different android ...
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Samsung S3 will not get detected by computer

I think my power plug is the problem. How can I make sure? PC's USB is working fine.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT I9300) does not restart. It does not go into download mode as well. Please Help

My Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT I9300) does not restart. It does not go into download mode as well. Please Help. Today morning I was checking the weather wizard of my samsung galaxy S3 home screen. Then ...
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How to add S/MIME certificate to samsungs native email app on galaxy s3

In my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy S3 there is a builtin Email App. If i open the account configuration there is an option to sign outgoing emails. Configure Email Account > Security Options > Sign ...
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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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Strange problem with “Samsung keyboard”

My stock keyboard in Samsung Galaxy S3 wouldn't change languages!!. Since yesterday, im trying to solve it without restore or root the phone but i really fixed it.. The problem is that the two arrows ...
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Mobile data and Wi-Fi turning on automatically in Samsung Galaxy S3

My phone turned on Mobile data and Wi-Fi automatically. Battery also drains very fast. I checked "Mobile network usage", and turned it off for some apps, but suddenly, I started to receive messages ...
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Is Kies a good way to backup phone data for use on another phone?

I currently own a Galaxy S3, and later this month I will be upgrading to an S6. I have rooted my S3, and as such have disabled a lot of the sync and backup services, including Backup Assistant. If I ...
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My Samsung S3 is not working properly

My S3 is suffering from the following recently: It doesn't send text messages or it takes a few hours before it sends them. Received text messages take few days to be received. When the LCD is ...
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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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Samsung galaxy S3 GT-I9300 4.3 Jelly Bean to 5.0-lollipop [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to update my Samsung Galaxy S3, which is in 4.3 Jelly Bean, to 5.0-lollipop. And in this case, I would like to know : If it is a good idea ; Will my phone ...
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Need help recovering data from corrupted userdata partition (Galaxy S3 International)

Phone: Galaxy S3 International i9300 The phone started bootlooping, and I tried to do a factory reset, but it seems my phone went off during the process. I'm trying to obtain images etc. off the ...
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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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How do I recover data from a Samsung Galaxy S3 that is stuck on the home screen?

I turned my samsung galaxy s3 GT-I9300 on and it was stuck on the samsung logo, it doesnt boot up not even after one hour. When I plug it in to charge it in a socket or in the computer it is stuck on ...
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How do I increase the task response timeout window?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 running CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4.4). Over time I have noticed that most of my system stability issues are because Android appears to have a "timeout" period for ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Cell Phone External Microphone?

I found the following product description for a Samsung Galaxy S3 Cell Phone External Microphone on Amazon.com. After reading the answers in this post, it seems like in order for the microphone to ...
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How to disable TouchWiz Easy Home mode and enable TouchWiz Home?

I've accidentally enabled TouchWiz Easy Home on my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). Now I'm not sure how to get rid of it and get back to TouchWiz Home. I've tried rebooting the phone ...
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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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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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I'm having trouble opening my play store

I have a galaxy s3 and the play store will not open, I've i tried every way I can think of to open it but it won't work: I restarted my phone many times, I've also tried opening it from the ...
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Galaxy S3 insufficient space

I've got a couple GBs worthof space and my internal and external SD storage are about at 25% full each. No matter where I try to download apps to, it says I've got insufficient space. I've already ...
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Is there an app for searching installed apps? (Dumb Search alternative)

I have been a victim of the infamous "let's turn off anything that Apple might have a patent for" aka "dumb search" on the Galaxy S3, and looking for a simple way to return my phone to the 21st ...
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there is a voice Every time i swipe a page

I have a galaxy 3 how do I turn off the voice. Every time i Swype page to page it announces 2 of 4 or 3 of 4 and so on. I've turned off the driving mode off in settings talk back off.
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Why are my call settings disabled (and which settings require operator support and which settings are normally included in service plans)? [closed]

As shown in the screenshot below, on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Phone -> Call Settings, almost everything is disabled/grayed out. I have a SIM card inside my phone but have not topped up ...
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I cant sideload apks anymore

my samsung galaxy s3 wont let me sideload apps I download from the internet. When I tap to install it, it just says "There was a problem parsing the package." Now I know many people have this problem ...
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Where in my files can I find the stock browser's Favourites stored?

Where on the storage of my phone can I find the stock browser's Favourites? I want to backup that folder. OS: 4.1.1 S3
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Samsung Galaxy s3 Kitkat 4.4.4 update

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s3 (GT-I9305T) Version: 4.3 Jellybean Hi, I found out that I could update my phone to KitKat 4.4.4 yesterday. I searched it up, and it told me to download 'kies 3' and connect ...
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Gallaxy S3 recharging prob-Master reset? will I loose contacts?

I've had a Gallaxy S3 for a little over one year without problems. All of the sudden it won't charge up. Barely to anything after being turned off and plugged in for hours! I've switched chargers, ...
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Last seen on WhatsApp?

"last seen" does it mean that the person opened MY chat window with him, saw the conversation we had and then went offline? or "last seen" only means that the person was using WhatsApp and not ...
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How do I play Flash websites on my Samsung Galaxy S3?

Is there a way to use flash-based sites on Android? A browser? Radical app? I want to play videos on this site: http://www.onf.ca/explorer-tous-les-films OS: 4.1.1
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How to import contacts from galaxy s3 to nexus 5?

How do you import contacts from a Galaxy S3 to a Nexus 5? They're both Android devices, so is it a simple process? Do I need to save them to a SIM card?
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How to keep screen OFF while charging (S3 and Note 2)

Don't know if all the Galaxy phones have this behaviour, but it sure is annoying. I like to keep my phone plugged in until I need it, as there is no harm done. The battery won't get "overcharged" or ...
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Format memory card with NTFS

I have a Galaxy SIII and 32GB memory card. I want format the memory card with NTFS just to get rid of 4GB size per file restriction. How can I format the card with NTFS and even if I format it with ...