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How to prevent widget resize on unlock swipe?

After upgrading to 4.3, there is only a small portion of the lower screen that can be used to unlock the phone. The upper part of the screen engages what looks like some sort of draw or resize box ...
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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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Inconsistent external SD card write errors

I have SanDisk 64GB Ultra class 10 micro SD card. I regularly encounter inconsistent write errors when trying to copy big directories (~1Gb, ~300 files) from internal to external SD. What can be ...
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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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Tasker Shortcut Icons & Names Revert Back to Default After Every Reboot

All my custom Tasker shortcut icons get changed to the default Tasker icon and all the shortcuts' names got renamed to "Tasker" after every reboot no matter how many times I got them changed. I have ...
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Odin3 says phone is successfully rooted but I have no root access

I'm attempting to Root my Galaxy S3 to try and breath new life in to it (I don't want to upgrade if I don't have to). I've followed the steps detailed in this post and the results seemed to suggest ...
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Nonstop push notifications on recently updated Samsung Galaxy S3

My phone received and installed an OTA update this weekend, to Android version 4.3 Now everytime my phone connects to the internet or I go to use the internet, I get this large list of push ...
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Unable to turn on screen during calls

Both of my Galaxy S3s have a problem with their proximity sensors. I make a call, put the phone to my ear, but then if I want to hang up the screen is dead and won't wake up. I cannot disconnect the ...
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How to update rooted S3 to 4.3 using only OTA?

I unrooted my phone to get OTA update but while updating in the boot screen, it stopped at around 25% with the red triangle and the Android bot then reboots automatically. I have tried many times ...
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Where is “Stay Awake” option in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III (Ice Cream Sandwich) from the Motorola Droid Bionic (Gingerbread). On my Bionic, there was a "Stay Awake" check box that made it so my "Screen will never ...
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Prevent older mail to be synced

I have own mail server and two smartphones connected to it via Samsung default mail client: SGS 3 abd Galaxy Note 3. There is no problem receiving new emails, but the problem is that it keeps sending ...
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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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Samsung S3 lost all free applications

This morning, I turned on my phone and it seems to have lost every free app (including Google Play Store, Google Search and Gmail). However: Every paid-for app is still installed and working. My ...
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Connecting Galaxy S3 to DisplayPort via MHL HDTV Adaptor

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, and I just bought the Samsung HDTV Adapter (MHL to HDMI). However, my Dell U2412M monitor only has VGA, DVI or DisplayPort. So I also bought an HDMI to displayPort ...
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Is there a relationship between using GSM vs WCDMA as far as whether you use Verizon towers or T-Mobile Towers?

I have gotten 3 different answers about when you "get to use" Verizon vs T-Mobile towers. One person said GSM gives you Verizon towers; another said only if there is the letter "v" after the word ...
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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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Is there a way to turn an app into a floating one?

I want to search a specific installed dictionary app which is on my device while I'm reading a book in the Kindle app. Is there a way to turn an app into a floating app? Anything even close to this ...
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how to turn on the vibratiton when moving icons?

I just got my replacement Samsung Galaxy 3 phone, and every time I moved my icons around my phone would slightly vibrate but now after I made some changes to the settings I lost that feature. It's ...
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No Longer Receiving Message Notifications on Lock Screen

I have a SG3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.3. When the update ran, I received message previews on the lock screen, accessed them without trouble, and enjoyed the feature. In the last 24-36 hours, ...
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5-6 duplicate calendar items

I have the same appointment 5-6 times throughout my calendar on Samsung Galaxy 3. I merge 3 separate accounts onto my calendar. This has never been a problem before. If I try to "clean it up", I ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and ...
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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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Replacing Samsung S3 Mother Board

I have experienced problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3 mother board and I want to replace it with a new one. Does the new motherboard come with OS installed in its ROM as its default OS ?
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How can I find which app slows down my phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. My phone is becoming slow. I don't know how to find the app that slows it down. Can someone help me with this? My guess that the app is FACEBOOK... worst app ever. After ...
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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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Battery-tracking app

I have a Galaxy SIII on Jellybean that's about a year old. I've never had any battery issues with it. The last three days, it's been at 80% when I go to bed at night, and completely dead in the ...
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Is it possible to change the text bubbles on the s3?

I just am trying to figure out how to change the backgrounds behind text messages. Is there a setting or some app which lets you do this?
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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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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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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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Earphone is not working well, volume is very low in Galaxy SIII

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII. Please help me to find the problem. I cannot hear well when I receive phone calls. This problem started recently, before that, the earphone was working perfectly. Does ...
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How do I add to the favorites in Samsung S3 contacts?

I have some favorites in my contacts list, but I don't know how they got there. How do I add more, and how do I remove ones I no longer want?
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Not able to access the service menu on my Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 from US Cellular and I'm trying to use it on a different carrier. I added the new SIM Card and I tried all the possible options to access the service menu and it always says ...
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TMobile Galaxy 3 adjusting between group & single text messaging

I want to send the same text to many individual people (only allowed 10 on G3). I don't want this to go out as a group message where if they reply all the others see the comments. Someone who has a ...
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Galaxy S3 randomly deleting my contacts

My Samsung Galaxy S3 just deletes some of my contacts on a regular basis. Any ideas on how to stop this and or recover those deleted contacts?
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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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“µamera” problem on S3

I am using an SD card on galaxy S3 - I store my photos on here. But today, on the DCIM folder of that card, I see a folder that named "µamera" and all of my photos were gone. It seems that, this ...
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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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How to change the way joined contacts are displayed

I have several accounts synchronized on my galaxy S3 (google, google+, skype, facebook, linkedin) and I grouped the same contacts from various accounts into one. How can I modify the way this merged ...
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All SMS being converted to MMS on Galaxy S3?

I received 3 MMS the other day (same message, it was my father so a bit confused) and now Galaxy S3 automatically converts texts to one contact only (my wife) into MMS. As soon as I try to text her ...
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S3 (i9300/i9305) Is it possible to install CM10 after installing the 4.3 OTA update?

I heard you cannot downgrade to 4.3 to 4.1.2. But, is it possible to change it down altogether to CM10? Reason: The new 4.3 update runs terrible on my phone. I sent it back to Samsung and my ...
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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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Disable lock screen wallpaper on S3 Android 4.3

I can change the wallpaper on the lock screen on my S3, but is it possible disable it completely? I can't see that in the menus, I am only able to pick a wallpaper from the gallery.
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Galaxy S3 (GT-I9305) /Android 4.3 - Calendar update button lost

I updated my S3 (9305) to Android 4.3 "JellyBean" and it lost update button (the round arrow) from the calendar app. So now at least my outlook updates don't sync from the server to the phone. How can ...
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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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How can I make Lock Screen widgets work on my Galaxy S3 on Android 4.3?

When my Galaxy S3 upgraded to 4.3 last night the lock screen lost all its widgets and now immediately turns on to the password entry screen rather then the widget screen where I can slide to unlock or ...
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Incorrect Phone labels for Google+ contacts

On the Samsung Galaxy S3 contacts synced from Google+ will have their phone number labels garbled. In the following image you can see the three phone numbers associated with my contact. They are ...
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Phone Radio uses 80% of my battery

I have GSam Battery Monitor, and it says that my Phone Radio is using about 80% of my battery. Why is this so high? I usually unplug my phone in the morning at 8AM, and I usually need to plug it back ...
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s3 bootloop switching to cyanogenmod with cwm

As i managed to mess up, I need your help! I wanted to switch from samsung s3standard 4.3 to cyanogenmod11nightly: What I did: with odin flashed CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 to get root ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Verizon screen won't go off after some notifications

I have my screen to go off after 2 minutes of inactivity, but when something on the calendar comes up, it stays on forever. This kills the battery. Usually what happens is a calander event will popup ...