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I can't upgrade my S III software from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1

Samsung have released the 4.1.1 update for the SGS III and I am trying to upgrade my software from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1, but my Galaxy S III keeps saying: The server is busy or not available now, try ...
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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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Problems after updating my Galaxy S3 to 4.1.1: Display randomly comes on for a few seconds

I updated my Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300) to JellyBean 4.1.1, now the display randomly comes on for a few seconds, then goes off. When pushing the "unlock" button it now gets a disgusting thick red border ...
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Import multiple vCard files to Galaxy S3 contacts

How can I import contacts from hundreds of vCard files to my Galaxy S3 which is shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich ? I don't want to import it one by one. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate.
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Access Company Directory on Samsung S3

Does anyone know how to access Microsoft Exchange company directory on Samsung S3? This used to be available on my previous phone (HTC Desire) but I can't seem to find it on the Samsung S3.
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Any way to translate tweets in realtime on my S3?

I use the stock Twitter client and I was wondering if there was a hack of some sort to translate tweets using Google Translate in realtime? OS: 4.1
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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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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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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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Find out which firmware to use to revert to stock ROM

I bought the SG3 (GT-I9300) 6 months ago from Amazon Germany. I have Cyanogenmod 10 installed but wanted to revert it because I'm selling the phone. I want to use this guide to revert it, but I'm not ...
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messaging push notifications won't work after 4.3 update?

I updated my Samsung galaxy s3 to 4.3 a few days ago, and ever since then, push notifications for the built in messaging app hasn't been working. My phone doesn't ring, the icon doesn't appear in the ...
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View text messages with time on the side

Today my Samsung Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.3, using Verizon Wireless as a service provider) received a software update, update_SCH-1535_MF1_to_ML1, which changed the way that text messages are ...
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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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Delete application folder in Android device

Hi I am using Samsung Galaxy S3. In my device I created a folder in Application menu to have a bunch of related apps. At a point of time I uninstalled all the apps in that folder. Now I cant delete ...
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Dropped calls and people not hearing me

Samsung S3 dropping calls and people not hearing me on made or received calls. Happened after latest upgrade.
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Why can't my laptop detect my phone?

I want to upload pictures from my S3 to laptop. There is no problem with my cable and laptop because my phone was able to charge when I connect my phone with the laptop. However, my laptop didn't ...
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Check the original carrier of Galaxy S3

How do I check the original carrier for Galaxy S3 (model no is i9300 in Australia)? I bought it from one buyer. I can't use the network. So, please help me.
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Problem importing CSV/vCARD contacts to S3

I have an S3 I'm attempting to import contacts to. I started with a list I've converted to .CSV and then used an online converter to create .VCF files from for each of the contacts. The S3 will not ...
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my S3 won't connect to my home wifi

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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How can I get backup the files from my semi-broken android before shipping it in?

I broke my Samsung Galaxy SIII (Red) last week, got a replacement in the mail, and I'm trying to back up my files (contacts, photos, etc.) onto my computer before I send the broken one in. The only ...
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Hide certain numbers when picking SMS recipients

So many of my contacts have both home and cell numbers in my contact list. But when I am typing in names I the recipient field go sms pro), I don't really want to see numbers that cannot receive ...
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Briefing Alarm News and Weather Not Read Aloud on Galaxy S3

I've got an alarm set daily on my Galaxy S3 with the briefing alarm type selected in my alarm's settings with all three briefing content items selected (weather, today's schedule, and news). ...
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Disabled samsung keyboard- now can't turn on my s3

I am in a weird situation. Few days back (I believe) I disabled samsung keyboard using nobloat app as i use adaptxt all time. But i have an encryption password and as samsung keyboard is disabled, i ...
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Restore whatsapp chat if no SD-card

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 which I formatted it then when I re-installed WhatsApp, it did not ask me to restore back my chat. I don't have an SD-card installed in my phone. What can I do to get back my ...
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TTS and STT while driving - Samsung G3 (BlueTooth)

I have a few cell phones, and have never had a problem with TTS/STT with my 2012 Rio until I got a Samsung S3. My Rio has build in blue tooth. My HTC WP7, iPhone, and BlackBerry read messages out ...
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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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Stuck mid-way through Root process (Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-1535)

Root Instructions I've been following the root instructions above. I'm at this step: Using your custom recovery flash the download you chose above from Step 1 (#3) However, I had forgotten to move ...
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Which version of Heimdall to use with S2 or S3?

I think this is a pretty straight forward question. I have a Galaxy S2 (i727) and a Galaxy S3 (i747) and I'd like to use Heimdall with both of them, but can't seem to find which version of Heimdall ...
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Samsung S3 - connection problem

I have installed Samsung PC Studio on my notebook and connected my Samsung Galaxy S3 to it by USB. The notebook picks it up and I can open it in My Computer. But when I go to PC Studio 7, I "click ...
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Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
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How can I turn off the notification for the power plug connection?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1 plays a sound every time I connect it to the power plug. Is there a way to turn that off without affecting all other notifications?
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Galaxy S3 won't connect to WiFi

I have a Galaxy S3 and a data plan. I prefer using wifi whenever possible. I tried to connect to a few networks, both private and public but I always get the same result: phone will say ...
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Problem syncing contacts: HTTP error 500 in logs

I'm trying to find if there's a way to see which HTTP requests are being done on a server. The reason is I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem with contact synchronization. I've been having a problem ...
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Error downloading apps in Google Play Store with Samsung Galaxy S3: “Package file invalid”

Whenever I try to download an app in the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy S3, it keeps saying "package file invalid" and won't let me download anything. The message also has a triangle with a ! ...
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Twitter and SMS

I have just installed the Twitter app on my Galaxy S3. I have discovered that there this an option in Twitter to receive tweets via SMS. Unfortunately, the country I am living in is not supported by ...
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Input languages to Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3

I know that there are 18 new keyboard languages in Jelly Bean. I upgraded my S3 to Jelly Bean, but I didn't get the additional languages. I saw Nexus, and it had all these languages, but mine has ...
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How to confirm if motherboard is broken

This is in reference to my other question. My phone was not working so I showed it to service center guy and he said the motherboard is broken and needs to be replaced. I can flash custom ROMs to ...
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Reinstall default apps on Galaxy S3 before updating to Jelly Bean

I want to update my Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean but after downloading the firmware using Kies, it starts updating, but then it stops with a "dead" Android with a red triangle icon. I think it's because I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 random reboot during clipboard use

I have a UK sim-free Samsung Galaxy S3. It's had official OTA updates only, and is not rooted or modified in any way. It's running Jelly Bean. Since getting the Jelly Bean upgrade it's possible to ...
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Black screen during outgoing call on Galaxy S3

I made software update for my Galaxy S3 to 4.1.1 and now after outgoing call the screen remains black and doesn't cancel the call or does anything till call stop. I did factory reset but it doesn't ...
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Unable to send from outlook email account synced on phone, error - Unable to sign or encrypt message. Certificate not installed

I have my work outlook account synced on my Samsung. For the first month, sending and receiving emails from my phone worked fine. Currently, I am able to receive emails but when I try to send them I ...
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Samsung S3: avoid automatic screen lock

My Samsung Galaxy S3 automatically locks the screen after a given number of minutes. After this I have to insert a secret code to unlock. I can disable this feature, checking "Never lock screen". In ...
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Missing Exchange Mail Sub-folders

I used to be able to access my company's exchange email, main folders and subfolders on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Sometimes, it is in tree format, sometimes it becomes alphabetical order. it is quite ...
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Unable to update Samsung S3

I am new to this community. I bought a new S3 android phone. Well, I gotta configure couple of my email accounts. 1. personal - gmail, 2. official - exchange mail. When I look for update, it says ...
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How can I make the Galaxy S3 detect media on my sdcard?

I have transferred some mp3s onto my sdcard using samba but the operating system doesn't seem to automatically detect them as it would if you copied it using MTP or whatever. How can I force it to ...
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Problem copying files from PC to Galaxy S3 (slow or frozen)

I have a lot of difficulty copying files to my Galaxy S3. My goal is to sync my music from MediaMonkey to my GS3. When I connect the phone, the computer sees it but the connection is incredibly slow! ...
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Volume limit specific app?

Is there an app that will let me set a maximum volume on JUST Spotify? Spotify at 100% is a LOT louder than YouTube at 100%. I never want to listen to Spotify at 100%, but occasionally I do want to do ...
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WiFi Connection problems Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 mini. The wi-fi is turned on and the phone is not detecting my Trendnet 3G router at home. All my other devices e.g. laptop and BlackBery's are connecting seamlessly with ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 notification bar style changes

I currently have Android 4.1.2 on my galaxy s3 from Verizon and I am having issues with the notification bar. Seemingly at random it changes how the notification bar works. I had recently updated the ...
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How can I tell if my International Galaxy S3 is suffering from SDS, and how can I fix it?

I have a 16GB International Galaxy S3 (XEF) running the latest firmware, 4.1.2 (yes, the Premium Suite update, I was thinking that this would've fixed it but it seems not) with baseband XXELKB. Over ...