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Samsung Galaxy S3 keeps restarting, stuck on Samsung logo

Two days ago I got the official update of jelly bean 4.3 to my Samsung Galaxy S3. Last night phone was dropped from a small height. Today morning when I switched on the phone it worked fine. But in ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 is HOT

Sometimes after using my phone for a bit, it gets super hot where the battery is. When that happens, I close all programs and don't use it for awhile; it eventually cools down. This also happens a ...
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Verizon Activation Setup Galaxy s3

I recently bought a new contract-free Verizon CDMA Samsung Galaxy S3 for testing purpose and I couldn't pass the activation setup wizard. When I reached the customer service they said I have to ...
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Is it effectively possible to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on an S3 with 4.3?

I am trying to get rid of the yellow triangle visible just prior to download mode (Volume-Down + Home + Power). There is no shortage of tutorials about how do this, but after having tried all the ...
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How can I tell if I have a stock recovery?

I need to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3), for this I tried to use Triangle Away. It failed to reset the counter. The app mentions that on some ...
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Is it possible to show ongoing notifications under regular notifications?

On my Galaxy S3 (4.0.4) when I drag the notifications bar down to see the list of the notifications, the ongoing ones (e.g. wifi) are always on the top and the regular ones (e.g. gmail) are the at the ...
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Galaxy S3: I747UCUEMJB upgrade - baseband unknown

Last night I updated my Galaxy S3 from Cyanogenmod 9 to CM 11. One of the steps was to upgrade the bootloader. Everything went fine, and I'm now on CM 11-2014-06-02-d2lte. The problem: can't connect ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo, possible virus?

My Mom has a Samsung Galaxy S3 from 2 years ago, it now gets stuck at "Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300" screen and can't boot properly. It can't enter Recovery Mode either but can enter Odin Mode. Also ...
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The podcast apps on my Samsung Galaxy S3 stop playing halfway

I have some podcast apps I listen to while I'm driving. They play for sometime then shut off. I turn the phone back on then the apps are at the beginning and not where I left off. Is there any way to ...
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Galaxy S3: “/sdcard/Sounds” folder appears empty in Windows 7

For some reason, the folder that once allowed me to access all my recordings using the default Sound Recorder app appears empty in windows even though the files are still there according to ES File ...
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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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1answer
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Is S Voice slow?

Is Svoice taking like atleast 10 seconds (sometimes more) to accept a command and reply (even if the reply is "I didnt catch that" ? Or is my device this slow?
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1answer
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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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Samsung S3 Cannot Enter Recovery Mode, and Can't Boot Up Either

I'm trying to fix a Samsung S3 which has been stuck on the boot logo continously, and cannot boot up. The phone keeps displaying the logo (which says "Samsung" and the phone model) when the power ...
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Call log always shows '13' missed calls

I am using Samsung Galaxy S III. My call log always shows '13' missed calls. I tried with restarting the phone etc., But no change. Is there any way to fix the issue without resetting the phone?
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Samsung S3 Clone “Not registered on network” error

I have a clone S3 which our local Samsung outlet gave to developers in my group. Wireless and all other functions seem to work but when I put in a sim card it does not register and gives the error ...
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S3 Planner/Calendar all entries disappeared

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android version 4.3. I have always used the S Planner app that appears on the home screen. Yesterday I installed the Google Calendar app because one of my calendars ...
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Clock Widget on tapping does not open

I currently switched to Samsung Galaxy s3! The first two days I would tap on the digital clock widget on the home screen to access the alarm. However, yesterday the software of the phone updated by ...
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1answer
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using galaxy tab as a bluetooth device for mobile

i've been trying to find a way to allow all my notifications and phone calls from my phone ( galaxy s3 or galaxy s5) to go through a galaxy tablet, as i'm wanting to replace my car stereo ( honda ...
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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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Why wouldn't my Samsung Galaxy SIII detect Wi-Fi networks?

The Wi-Fi component of my phone had stopped working. Tapping Scan in the Wi-Fi menu did not find any networks, and trying to add a network manually failed with the error "Failed to save network". I ...
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Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy S3

Getting error message on Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3. Have tried rebooting, clearing Data, Cache and Force Stop with no success. Thanks for any help!
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Prevent autocomplete of addresses from gmail in android email application

I use my Galaxy S3 for both work and personal email messaging. I use gmail for personal and the stock email application, synced to Microsoft Exchange, for work email. However, when I compose an email ...
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Restore deleted system

I have formatted the system using twrp now I can't flash the stock rom on my galaxy s3 sprint. I am getting the file_getprop: failed to stat "system/build.prop" status 7 every time I try to flash the ...
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Software Update Error

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. and it shows this msg every time I tried to update the software. I couldn't update it. anyone who knows anything to fix this issue?
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Google Play Music won't use Wi-Fi

Samsung Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean, 4.1.2. Doing a trial of All Access, but it won't use Wi-Fi. If I click download/stream via Wi-Fi only, I get a message that it can't play without Wi-Fi even ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 keeps losing network connection and need to restart phone to reconnect

I've had my S3 for around 6 months and never had a problem. But in the last couple of days it seems to be randomly losing connection to network (T-Mobile): I have to restart my phone to reconnect. ...
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Recover contacts from samsung galxy S3 after OS crash?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 stuck at start-up logo. I tried some of the suggestions mentioned here but it didn't work. When I contact with a Service center person, he said that phone's OS has crashed. Also ...
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How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-R530?

Can anyone tell me if the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE model SCH-R530 can use any other non-contract carriers besides U.S. Cellular? I have searched, and I am getting frustrated with trying to find a way to ...
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exchange email password reset on S3 mini

I tried changing my exhange mail password and the new password has more than 8 characters, but seems like the S3 mini cannot accomodate more than 6 characters??
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Is there a quicker way to turn on WiFi Hotspot?

is there a way to automate (or at least reduce the number of steps) to turn on or turn off the WiFi hotspot on my Galaxy 3. I have to unlock press the menu button press settings press More ...
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Galaxy s3 came prerooted?

I recently bought a Factory Unlocked s3 from Amazon. It came preinstalled with the superuser app and when I scanned with AVG for android it said my device had root. When I downloaded a root checker ...
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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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S-Planner stopped problem in Samsung Galaxy S3

I bought my Galaxy S3 two months ago. After updating it, I found an error in the S-Planner app. When I swap back to the past month, the S-Planner stops and shows a message: Unfortunately, S-Planner ...
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Owner Information on Galaxy S3

I just had a software upgrade on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. The Android version is 4.3. How do I update the owner information on the locked screen? There is no option under "security" in the ...
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Locking Emails on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I use the build-in Email application to access my email from my internet service provider (so this is NOT gmail, outlook etc.). I am often on the road and I need access to ...
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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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Should a glass replacement on a Samsung Galaxy S3 include a gel?

I recently replaced the front glass on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, and the new glass sits surprisingly well! But the screen seems to be more hollow than before. Also the glass seems to press down ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 choosing contact for text..takes forever to come up

When I am sending a text and i type in the name for the contact it takes several mins for the contact for to come up..this is very aggravating when you need to send a text fast..how to i fix this????
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What is this annoying sound on my S3 running CM 11.0?

I'm running CyanogenMod 11.0 on my Galaxy S3 I9300, Android version 4.4.2. I didn't have this issue before installing CM, so I'm thinking it may be a CM sound. Basically, sometimes this sound keeps ...
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Is the back Chassis for the Canadian Rogers I747M the same as I747 T999?

The camera protection lens on my Samsung Galaxy S3 I747M broke some time ago. The camera itself stopped focusing correctly some time ago as well due to that. At some point, I had to have the camera ...
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S Planner stopped working

Have a Galaxy SIII MIni and recently the S Planner stopped working. I can add Tasks but tapping Events results in a blank screen where no text enters. When going to Quick Add I can enter text and then ...
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want to downgrade my operating system on galaxy s3 GT-19300

i have updated my galaxy s3 GT-19300 to android kitkat 4.4.2 now i want my earlier version back on my mobile so what is the procedure for that
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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 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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Can't run Linux over Android 4.3 after official update

I used to run a Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) on a S3 running android 4.1. I updated the device today with the official rom, android 4.3, then rooted it again. But now I can't run linux anymore. Any ideias, ...
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Rooting Galaxy S3: Entry in device manager not found when entering download mode

I am trying to follow this guide on rooting the Galaxy S3 (Referred to by this A.SE question). I'm getting stuck at step 5. I have now repeatedly used Kies 3 to reinstall the device driver: Tools ...
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How to get a transparent notification/Quickmenu background?

I want my Galaxy SIII Int to have a transparent notification/quickmenu background, without Gravitybox it aint working. The problem, if I use Gravitybox my system.ui will crash. So I searched other ...
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Can I record a Skype call (audio and voice) using a Samsung Galaxy S3?

I've tried using various call recording apps, and standard voice recording, but none do the job. I need to record both sides of a Skype call made on my Android phone. Unfortunately time is short and ...
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Samsung's “Internet”-Browser no longer shows Google pictures

It is for a week or so that I can no longer click on images in Google-Results with Samsung's specific "Internet"-Broswer. Before that, I was able to look at the images in Google-results. Now, when I ...