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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 ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 wifi option switches it self off when pressing it on

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 (LTE) and this issue only started today. Im trying to connect to my wifi, but when trying to switch on the wifi from the settings or the notification tray, it ...
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Run custom Android image in Qemu

Is it possible to compile and run a Samsung Android image (e.g., kernel for Galaxy S6 or older version) in a mainline Qemu? Samsung has released the source code for most of its mobile devices ...
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How to hack the bootloader in Android 4.3?

I'm trying to flash a new ROM on a Samsung galaxy s3 model number: SCH-R530C and am having difficulties unlocking the bootloader. Has anyone figured out how to do this? From what I can see, no one ...
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Screen goes black after showing Samsung logo in Samsung Galaxy S3

I flashed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I did this process through a program called Odin. Once I reached PASS! on the Odin screen, I disconnected my cell phone from my laptop as directed. I ...
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Need Help Unbricking Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)

below is a full and detailed account of what I have tried so far and where I think may be problems. I need someone with experience/in-depth knowledge of these sort of issues to give me a hand. Okay ...
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How to install a ROM with CWM when /data (and /sdcard) are encrypted and I can't reformat them?

I used to run CyanogenMod 9.1 with device encryption on my Galaxy S3, and decided today that I wanted to try a CM 10 nightly. A problem with device encryption that I didn't know about before is that ...
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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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Symlnk failed in strange way on Samsung Galaxy S3

I tried to create a symlink for the external SD on a Galaxy S3 as I have done it on my HTC M8 previously. I tried with terminal emulator in command line, with Root Explorer and with Solid Explorer. It ...
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Samsung S3 only boots into safe mode. Also plays a female voice reading everything on homescreen

Recently, my Samsung S3 GT-19300 somehow went off and immediately restarted itself into safe mode. I assume in safe mode there are limited thing that will function on the phone? But in my case nothing ...
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Unable to mount '/efs'

I am having trouble with mounting /efs on my Galaxy S3, which is running on cyanogenmod 10.2. I have already tried this tutorial but with no luck. Also, I found a .bak file that is supposed to fix ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 “Not registered on network”

It had stock 4.0.4 -> could call. I've flashed FoxHound ROM -> after a while, when I try calling, it says "Not registered on network" . Tried GalaxSim, but everything looks ok. Restored back to ...
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How can I get Google Play store to work on my Samsung S3 mini with CyanogenMod OS?

I got the CyanogenMod OS installed on my Samsung S3 mini a couple of months ago but since then my Google Play store stopped working, giving the error message: No Connection. Retry. OR Check your ...
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Device lose root access after installing SU .zip update from stock recovery

I rooted my device, Samsung Galaxy S3, by connecting my device to pc via usb, and one-click-root with KingROOT application(on my pc). It automatically install a superuser on my device, but it's not ...
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Unchecking the “show notifications” for the Phone app

My carrier keeps sending the voicemail notification to my device. I can force-stop the phone app (makes the notifications go away), but EVERY SINGLE TIME the device reboots or do something ...
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Simple exit to “downloading don't turn off target ” downloading mode

As a curious newbie I went into downloading mode in my Samsung Galaxy S3 by pressing Vol down+center Home+power button. After that I got options to press Vol up key to continue and Vol down key to ...
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Change the screen resolution to 1024x768 on Samsung Galaxy S3

I'm trying to download a mobile credit card app and it requires the resolution be this. How can I change my screen resolution to 1024x768 on a Samsung Galaxy S3?
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What are the different notification icons on Lollipop AICP 10.0?

I have a Sprint Galaxy S3. I just flashed Android Ice Cold Project v10 Nightly. I actually have 2 related questions. There are 5 notification icons that can be toggled through: Bell, Vibrate, Bell ...
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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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Cannot find Microsoft Excel for Android file to delete it on my Samsung Galaxy-S-3

Microsoft's Excel for Android stored spreadsheets in multiple locations. Most can be found easily on my Samsung Galaxy -3. One location is identified as "This device > data > dat ... office outlook ...
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Can't set cortana as default voice assistant

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I recently downloaded Cortana for android. There are multiple articles showing how to set her over Google now as default voice assistant. None seem to apply to my phone. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update installs strange applications

Today I updated the software to latest version. It took around 148MB to update and when finished, I started getting 4 new apps: mytaxi kaufDA pizza.de BILD Wondering why these apps were installed, ...
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Music player without files

My music player suddenly stopped and it says there are no songs. But in fact, there are songs in my SD-Card. I had a similar problem that is the gallery didn't display images and also I have ...
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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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Messaging icon in Samsung S3 always show one unread message

My Samsung S3 messaging icon always show one unread message. See the screenshot below. I have thoroughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone couple of times. I also ...
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Global Address Lookups on Galaxy SIII

I have setup my Exchange Mail using the default Samsung email app. Mail and calenders works great but I am not able to do Global Address lookups. Is this possible? How can do this?
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gs3 internal storage full, then pictures disappeared

I have a Samsung gs3 (SCH-I535) with 4.4.2 on it. My internal storage was nearly full, and it notified me that it was running out of space. I had about 6 GB of pictures (thousands of pictures), all ...
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Processes keep crashing with NoSuchMethodError

My non-rooted Galaxy S3 suddenly started crashing a lot. It wasn't after I installed something. Sometimes it's random apps, but also things like the system-ui, settings and Google Play services. They ...
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Galaxy SIII SCH-I535, Android 4.4.2 - High Battery Drain

I am not quite sure where else to turn with this issue. It's been happening for about a week now. When looking at the stock battery section in Settings, I see that "Android System" is always using ...
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Can I enable USB debugging using adb?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the display is broken and USB debugging is set to off too. How can I enable it using ./adb commands? I have done these steps already: ...
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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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galaxy s3 , how do I change the code w out erasing everything g on my phone?

I can't get into my phone because my password has been changed and I don't want to lose all my memory,how do I go by doin that
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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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SD Maid on Rooted Roger's Galaxy S3 hanging on “System Cleanup” and “Duplicate”

My phone is a rooted Canadian Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747M) running stock 4.4.2. I've had SD Maid installed for a very long time and it's worked great up until now. I've never had any issues with it. ...
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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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how can I transfer nokia lumia 8 data to samsung galaxy 3

how can I transfer nokia lumia 8 data to samsung galaxy 3 I tried Transgo the usb cables would not connect to the PC even after I bought good quality cables.
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Transfer everything to new phone?

I am changing from one Galaxy S3 to another S3. How can I transfer ALL my stuff? (I am not rooted.)
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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

I'm using the GeoTracker application to record position and velocity as I exercise along a track. I live on relatively flat ground, only shift up and down no more than5 meters at the very maximum, but ...
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A message said someone from Ukraine accessed my phone. What to do? How to see this message again?

While I was using my Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3), a message suddenly popped up saying that someone accessed (or tried to access; I don't exactly remember) your phone from Kiev, Ukraine (I'm in the ...
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How can I do a screen recording on the S3?

I need to record my screen as I'm using a specific app to show the issues showing up that a developer is unable to replicate. How can I achieve this? Is screen recording even possible on Android? ...
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Can't establish a reliable connection to the server google play?

Ok so i have samsung galaxy s3 i rooted it a week ago and it worked flawless then afterward when today i opened google play it says no connection .i tried all methods like setting date and time ...
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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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Adding an APN from the commandline

I'm in the US for 30 days and got a SIM card from Lycamobile. For some reason adding APNs doesn't work through the GUI (I add them but they never show up in the list, even after rebooting). Instead I ...
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IMEI unknown after flashing CM12 on i9300

I was using i9300 on the stock ROM from here http://samsung-updates.com/details/23424/Galaxy_S_3_International/GT-I9300/XME/I9300XXUGML3.html. Then I flashed ArchiDroid3.1 (CM12 based) with success ...
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Downgrading Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Downgrade Confusion

My Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is currently running Android version 4.3.0. I wanted to downgrade it back to 4.1.2 and got confused with which values to look for when selecting a rom. I know that my ...
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Quiet sound after 4.3 update - Samsung Galaxy SIII

Since my Samsung Galaxy SIII was updated to 4.3, I have had problems when listening to music. The sound is very low when my equalizer turns on. I've already tried to configure the equalizer ...
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Android Jellybean stock browser in Samsung S3 is rendering SVG improperly

I have been using SVG to render images in my App, the images render improperly in Samsung S3 device's NATIVE BROWSER only. They work fine in CHROME browser in the same device. What could be the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3's screen won't turn on

As I turned on my phone, I put in my code and then, my screen didn't respond, so I turned it off and back on again only to find it unchanged and then it turned completely black. Now it just wont ...