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Downloaded mp3 only plays for about 2 minutes. Is there a setting I have to change?

I've downloaded several mp3's so I can listen to them on my Samsung Galaxy S3. When I play them either through Google Play Music or Sound Player, I hear about 2 minutes of audio then it stops playing. ...
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Android imei problems (I think)

Hello and thank you all in advance I had problems when I start my galaxys3, I have researched think is the IMEI But if I press * # 06 # if I get my IMEI just that with a forward slash before the last ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stock Calendar Entries Gone!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android version 4.3. I have always used the stock Calendar app that appears on the home screen of my phone. Recently I installed the Google Calendar app to see which ...
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GS3 won't allow me to factory reset

Today when I went to grab my phone, it was on the Samsung logo screen and wouldn't load. I tried force powering it down and restarting it. It then got to the Samsung Galaxy S III logo but wouldn't ...
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How to check if my battery is OK?

I use my phone mainly for wifi use and I know it is a battery hog. However, what I would like to know is how much time it takes for the battery to charge. I guess it is supposed to take like 4 mins to ...
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Phone makes sound when waving a credit card near it

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone was in my pocket. I forgot that my credit card was also in the same pocket and just out of nowhere my phone played the notification sound, so I pulled it out ...
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Yawning sounds from the phone

For the past month my Samsung Galaxy S3 has been making yawning noises. No im not crazy, I have witnesses. Why is it doing that and how can I stop it?
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Move app to SD card

I'm currently confused on what mods to be used now. My unit by the way is Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300-International (rooted with Omega ROM 42.3 and Kernel SiyahKernel v1.9.1). The reason why I rooted my ...
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Downloaded Exchange, Can't Unlock PIN

I recently set up my work e-mail on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Before doing this, I had full access to whatever lock screen options (swipe, PIN, etc.) I wanted. After having Exchange set up, though, the ...
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I can not screenshot on my samsung galaxymini s~3 [duplicate]

How do i screenshot on samsung galaxy s~3 Model number GT-S5280 Android Version4.1.2
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Alarm clock unlocking device

I have a Galaxy S3 phone and a Galaxy Tab 4, both with the same issue. I'm using the Echo Lockscreen app (paid version) with a pattern unlock, which I'm happy with. I'm also using the built-in "Clock" ...
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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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galaxy s3 not detected as media device

Using Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 and it is not detected as media storage device on my laptop.I have installed the latest version of Samsung USB drivers too.Strangely it does detect on my office laptop running ...
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How to exit surelock

I am using the SureLock application on an SGS3, however I want to exit the app. I do not have the password to unlock it and I do not want to uninstall the app.
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RAW camera and Lollipop

One of the selling points of Lollipop was that it will now support shooting in "Raw" mode, so that you can get the raw sensor data and then process it on the computer. I just installed CM12.1 on my ...
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How do I delete a calendar/swipe lock-screen that appeared after Android 4.3 update?

Recently, an Android 4.3 update appears to have created a strange and unwanted calendar/swipe lock-screen on my Galaxy S III which is pictured here. The calendar provides an inaccurate date with a ...
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Galaxy 3 automatically turns off and on

Haven't received any solution after several calls to AT&T Advanced Support, nor Samsung Support! This problem started after the first connection to my hotel wifi, and happens continuously ...
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Choppy call quality on my SGS III

I bought a phone from a dishonest person and the calling app doesn't quite work. When I use the talkatone app, everything is clear, but when I use the original call app, it's very choppy 75% of the ...
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Help with Galaxy s3

I damaged my cell phone with water and I bought a new phone but I have sound on the old phone and I want to view on my PC to remove data so I can sell for parts on eBay. Is this possible?
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Samsung S3: Only retrieve “contact with number” in contact search

Synchronizing my phone with my gmail account it has imported, not only the contacts, but even all the people who I just wrote one mail in my life (even without phone number). I have hidden this ...
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How do I link the “My Info” Android local profile back to my Google+ account?

My issue is similar to having a ME profile (it is in a section called ME), but not the same. None of the answers to this question worked for me. I believe the principle difference is that I cannot ...
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“Unknown address” when receiving text message on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 and whenever I get a text message from my friend, my phone says "Unknown address" although I've already saved the number. All their messages are kept under "Unknown address", ...
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Block all incoming calls [duplicate]

I need to use internet, but without being able to be called. So basically just block all incoming calls. I used to enable flight mode, but doing so, I'm not able to connect to the internet. Is there ...
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Yellow, pixelated icon appearing on Samsung Galaxy S3

It looks like 2 staggered coloured (colour is predominantly yellow) keyboards overlapping. The top one is offset to the left of the first one.
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Phone won't go past Samsung logo without cutting off

I set my phone down. Somehow a tiny bit of bleach reached my phone. I took the battery out and wiped off my phone. I turned it on, then all of a sudden it turned off when I plugged it in. Without a ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 no longer vibrate (except for right after boot)?

Recently I switched my Samsung Galaxy S3 (model number SPH-L710) from TouchWiz (Jellybean) to SlimKat (KitKat) 4.4.2 build 4.1 stable. As of right now, the phone's vibrate function does not work ...
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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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I can't find data/data/com.android.settings/files

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.4.2 and I'm looking for the lockscreen wallpaper file. I can access /data/data/com.android.settings, but i don't see a /files in the directory. I ...
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Force Android Update to Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 which is on EE's network is currently still running Jelly Bean. Is it possible to push an update through to this, or force install one? If so, how do I go about doing so and what ...
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Restoring apps and files after flashing a custom ROM

I recently flashed Adnroid 5.0 custom ROM by NamelesROM on my GT-i9300 S3 Samsung. I did backup my ROM by TWRP and the ROM i installed now (NamelessROM android 5.0) worked fine and i am happy with the ...
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No wifi, data internet, app upgrade

My samsung galaxy s3 keeps telling me my ip address isn't right. So it won't connect to wifi or data internet. It won't upgrade my play store apps or download them. I've already done a reset. What do ...
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Cannot take screen lock with password off

On my Samsung Galaxy S3, when I try to take off the password and change to swipe everything is greyed out so I went to clear credentials and that also is greyed out. How can I remove the screen lock? ...
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Samsung Galaxy SIII: Not allowed by SIM

Every now and then I get 'Not allowed by SIM' message when I try to make a call I tried: restarting airplane mode on/off playing with different settings. closing all apps. Sometimes, it helps ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery dies extremely fast

My SGS3 had an extremely nice and pretty long battery life until a week ago I used a music download app to download some music. After this I get common notifications like this. And it's scary cause ...
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How do I change the colors on Samsung Galaxy S3 calendar?

I use the Samsung calendar which came with my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999), running Android 4.3. I've tried looking for FAQs or instructions on how to change the default calendar color but ...
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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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How can I root my Samsung Galaxy S3? Should I defer the system update?

I pre-ordered a Verizon SGS3, and it shipped to me before it was even available in stores. Since then I have not updated any programs that were Verizon-related. If at some point I want to root my ...
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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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my screen just went black

My Samsung galaxy s3 just went black and now it won't turn on and when I try to turn it on it just vibrates. I tried restarting it I tried taking my battery out. That don't work either.
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Galaxy S3 heats up while using net or data

My phone gets very hot while using internet or data and it starts going slow. Can you tell me if something is physically wrong or give any advice on how to rectify the problem.
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How much battery drain do push notifications cause on Android 4.1?

I've got an S3 on 4.1, and I have a lot of apps which have push notifications. This is convenient, but I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery ...
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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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Play Music app is activated by Words With Friends

Let me just say that I have used both apps independently for a couple of years. I have a Galaxy S III. Recently I replace it with same due to battery issues. I don't know if the replacement is new ...
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How can I check whether my phone is network locked (Samsung GALAXY S3)?

I have a Samsung GALAXY S3 with a rooted Android 4.1.2. My network provider is AT&T. I tried dialing *#7465625# but it doesn't work:
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Install messaging tablet app on non-network phone

I've got a regular cell phone through Verizon. In addition, I also have a Galaxy Tab and a Galaxy S3, both of those using Wi-Fi only. I use Verizon's messaging app on my regular phone as the default ...
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UIDs inconsistent error

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 International Edition (GT-I9300) but I am running CyanogenMod 11. I was checking my email this afternoon when the mobile entered a boot loop. I've tried wiping cache ...
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Can Android's Location Services default to Power Saving?

When I turn on Location Services, it defaults to High Accuracy. I don't ever need High Accuracy, and WiFi/Mobile Network location (Power Saving) always works well for me. Is there a way to make it so ...
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Cannot send picture messages from Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I recently got service with StraightTalk. I can receive picture messages, but I can't send them. When I try, it just makes a spinning circle at the bottom of the picture ...
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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.