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Are .smi or .srt files more compatible with the S3?

I've been using .srt files exclusively on my phone thinking they must be the most compatible as all the apps that use sub files generally say use the .srt file format but today I came across an app ...
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Signature locked out on GS III running 4.1.2

3/19/2014 This morning, I recreated my MS Exchange account on my phone (GS III running 4.1.2) while troubleshooting e-mails that it didn't detect last night. Now, I learned that I can't change the ...
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Why doesn't Cyanogenmod show the update for CM11-M4 in the Cyanogen Updater?

On my phone when I do a CM update, no matter what I chose to show the update for M4 isn't available? What's going on?
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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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Is there a way to migrate Samsung Galaxy S3 Motion Gestures in other smartphones?

Is it possible to port the motion gestures of sgs3 in a custom firmware and use it in another branded phones?
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How to force Galaxy S4 to use phone speakers when connected through HDMI?

Equipment I have working HDMI dongles, both a Wi-Fi and an MHL, both original Samsung branded connectors. Connecting through screen mirroring (Wi-Fi) works perfectly and if I plug the MHL in it ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 Group texting

When a friend sends a group text I cannot respond to all, my message goes out individually to one person. I have looked in settings, but do not see a group messaging option.
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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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Galaxy S3 Mini does not turn screen off anymore

Over a month ago, my Galaxy S3 Mini started having problems. It doesn't turn its screen off anymore even if I press power button. Also, the pop-up menu appears suddenly a thousand times a day. I ...
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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 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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get back root with custom rom

Not long ago I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5800) with Kyrillos' rom v10.6 It appears to use CyanogenMod 7.3.0-RC3 Android 2.3.7 Some apps I often need to use, like SSHDroid, Terminal and ...
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Help with moving ALL data from one galaxy 3 to a new Galaxy 3

I need to transfer everything from phone A to phone B (pictures, contacts, apps, and text messages). How can I do that?
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How can I mount an ext4-formatted SD card with correct permissions (with root)?

I see some mentions here of creating an ext4-formatted SD card, but no guide. This closely-related question suggests there is no way to do it, but my question differs in that my phone is specifically ...
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My phone is making yawning sounds

For the past month my Samsung Galaxy S3 has been making yawning noises. No im not crazy, I have witnesses. Lol. Why is it doing that and how can I stop it.??
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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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S3 4.3 shv-e210sksugna2 rooting?

I heard that 4.3 is causing a lot of problems for rooting. So far I haven't been able to find a way to root this version of S3. Can anyone point me to a good website?
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How to factory reset S3 with screen not working but phone working?

My phone turns on, I hear notifications when I receive SMS (as sound works) but the screen is damaged. Nothing displays at any time and I cannot interact with touch. I have replaced my damaged phone ...
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No WiFi after flashing

A bit of history: I got this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile SGH-T999 Decided to to play with Cyanogenmod. Rooted my S3 - success Installed Cyanogenmod following instructions - success Got ...
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Galaxy S3, 6.5GB but Insufficient storage available to update

Preface - I originally posted this on stack exchange, which is where I found the question in my first link, but I was directed to post here instead. NOTE: I have already looked at the following ...
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Managing ME under contacts list (Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini)

When I first got this phone I set up all my accounts like Google+, GMail, Skype and in contacts automatically appeared ME as first on the list, with my picture from Google+ and small icons of Google+ ...
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How do I have anonymous notifications (phone, text, …) on Android 4.3 like 4.1?

So back in what I believe was Android 4.1, I had to swipe my lock screen to unlock my phone. Before swiping, it gives me the option of swiping into my missed calls, my text messages, and my ...
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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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When will the reader option appear in Samsung's Internet-browser?

Samsung's browser called "Internet" offers for some sites a separate reader. But not for all sites. What is the criterion to offer the little green box? It looks quite random to me.
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Samsung galaxy s3 mini defaults to speaker

When I answer the phone it has defaulted to speakerphone. I had the phone set to announce the caller. How do I make it stop doing that?
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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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Galaxy SIII has a weak data connection

I've noticed that my Galaxy SIII has a very weak data connection at times. This occurs even when people around me with the same phone and carrier (T-Mobile) have perfectly adequate connections. Are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I change incorrect album art on the default Music Player of the Samsung Galaxy S III?

One of my albums has a completely unrelated album art associated with it. I cannot find the album details and hope to get the album art that way because it's an independent album. The album art I'm ...
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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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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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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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Sporadic incorrect time on Galaxy S3

My S3 has been displaying the wrong time lately; maybe 3 or 4 times in the last week. It's not off by exactly an hour, so I know it's not a timezone or daylight-saving-time issue. It's usually off ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does the preview image for my FFC look sharper than the actual captured image?

I feel this has been a problem on my Sprint Galaxy S3. The preview looks very crisp but when I actually take picture it becomes faded and bit blurry. I know it's not motion from the tapping the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“No Backup account is currently storing data”?

When I checked backup & restore options in my settings it shows "No Backup account is currently storing data" , but I'm currently signed in to my Google account. Why it is disabled? (Click on ...