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Installing CM10.2 - Stuck on Download Mode

I have a Galaxy SIII (GT-i9300) and I'm following the instructions for installing CyanogenMod on it here. However, when following step 4 of the first part: Boot the Galaxy S III ...
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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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How do I stop all running apps in the Samsung Galaxy S3?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 Android: 4.1.1 I need to stop all running apps for an app, but how do I do that with one click? Is it safe? Does the S3 have a tool?
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phone unable to receive certain messages

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone is pretty old but still in good working condition. although, it's suddenly unable to receive messages from websites such as Outlook and Twitter (for ...
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Can I forward my text messages from my Android phone to a Chromebook?

I am coming from an iPhone and a mac book, and I am used to the idea of being able to send and receive all my texts, calls, and face times from my laptop. After making this huge switch, I am confused ...
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How do i change the way contacts display?

My contacts are in list form but my favorites are a thumbnail with a picture, etc. How do I get my contacts to change to this display?
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Samsung S3 keyboard stoped

I just tryed to install a Galaxy S6 keyboard on my S3 and I installed the SamsungIME ( apk) and it asked to put the lib file into the lib folder , after I put the file I restarted my phone and I had ...
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How to show wifi password?

I have a rooted Samsung s3 mini, android version 4.1.2 How to show the saved wifi password of the router I am connected to?
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What is the difference between the Tag Buddy and Face tag stock Gallery options, and where is the related info stored?

I would like to know what the difference is between the Tag Buddy and Face tag stock Gallery options (as available on the Samsung Galaxy SIII stock Gallery application). Also, why is one option ...
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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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Installing samsung galaxy s3 neo stock rom on ssamsung galaxy s3

can I install samsung galaxy s3 neo (GT-I9300I) ROM on Samsung galaxy s3 (GT-I9300).... If yes then please tell me how?
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“Android is upgrading… Starting Apps” on boot

I have a Galaxy S3 phone with android version 4.1.2. I have not upgraded my phone recently nor have I rooted the phone. This afternoon when I turned on my phone, I got a message saying "Android is ...
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How to enable hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting?

I've Samsung Galaxy S3 device. (Model-Number: SPH-L710) (Android-Version: 4.1.1) I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting, or an extra keyboard application. Is it possible?
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How to add S/MIME certificate to samsungs native email app on galaxy s3

In my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy S3 there is a builtin Email App. If i open the account configuration there is an option to sign outgoing emails. Configure Email Account > Security Options > Sign ...
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Contacts from my note 3

I am a car salesman and I was jumping into a one ton truck and didnt realize my phone fell out of my pocket. When I went looking for my phone i realized I ran over it !!!! Totally destroyed even in my ...
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PC can't transfer files to android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and Windows 7 operating system. I'm trying to transfer files, specifically music, through USB to my phone but it's giving me an error. It's saying I do not have permission ...
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Can't find uploaded photos on Google+

I uploaded my photos on to Google+ via Auto upload. My phone died. A few weeks later I was able to get a new phone. But now My Google+ account shows no photos. Where did they go? First phone was a ...
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How to set data usage cycle to non-monthly value?

My network operator charges to my account every 28 days rather than every month. How can I change the data usage cycle length under Settings > Connections > Data Usage accordingly?
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How to install Cyanogen without losing data

I've been using ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S3 for a while now, but I can't update to Jelly Bean for multiple reasons. I've decided to switch to Cyanogen Mod, is there any way I can move to Cyanogen ...
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how to transfer google contacts on S3 to phone memory for car syncing

new car has mobile sync which recognises samsung SIII, the old car didn't. Unfortunately all the contacts on my phone are in "google" contacts rather than the phone which the car system syncs with. ...
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Can you use somebody else's `/efs` folder?

So, assume that there are two Galaxy S3 phones (i9300)s. One of em has a "No Service", "Baseband Unknown" problem while the other works like a charm. Both of them are rooted and flashed with custom ...
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Unknown Baseband i9300 after flashing CM11?

I flashed my rooted i9300 to go from stock to CM 11. I used TWRP twrp-2.8.6.0-i9300 to flash it. Previously, I did a nandroid backup using CWM but since CWM had problems with flashing GApps, I had to ...
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i9300 bootloop and cannot install GApps?

I was trying to install Resurrection Remix ROM on my GT i9300 but I am stuck in a boot loop. What have I done to my phone so far? Rooted my phone using CF-AutoRoot Installed CWM Did a ...
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Chromecast connection problem with phone and laptop

I have a phone in thetering mode. Then I connect my laptop computer to it, and everything works. Than I connect Chromecast to my TV, download software on my laptop and try to configure it but can't ...
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alternative to android build in encryption?

I have got a Samsung S3 that forces me to use a 6-charakter password for the phone/SD card encryption. I would like to use a PIN (4-digits) as it was possible in earlier Samsung phones. I am aware of ...
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With the stock Gallery app, how can I open an arbitrary image file by specifying its filesystem path?

I would like to know whether it is possible to open an arbitrary image file with the stock Gallery app (as distributed with the Samsung Galaxy SIII) by navigating the filesystem and drilling down the ...
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retrieve logcat after a system crash

Is it possible to retrieve a logcat from before a system crash after the phone recovers? I.e. my phone is running normally, then it crashes and reboots, and I want to view the logs when it recovers ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Internal Storage Issues?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has a range of strange problems. I'm running CM11 but they started well before I moved away from Stock. I rommed my phone in hopes of fixing them, assuming it was software ...
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Samsung galaxy S3 GT-I9300 4.3 Jelly Bean to 5.0-lollipop

I would like to know if it is possible to update my Samsung Galaxy S3, which is in 4.3 Jelly Bean, to 5.0-lollipop. And in this case, I would like to know : If it is a good idea ; Will my phone ...
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How to backup broken screen phone when USB debugging IS NOT enabled?

I dropped my Samsung S3. Now I cannot see anything, just a white screen with purple, black, and green lines. Before it blanked out, it wasn't recognizing my finger touch. Any idea on how or what to ...
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Factory reset: will home screen order, file, and folder layout, and account usernames and passwords be restored after adding Google account back?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII device. I would like to know: if I configure a Samsung account and factory-reset my device, then when I add the Samsung account back will I get my Android home screens, ...
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Internet does not connect despite WiFi

I was making an Android app that sends data using Bluetooth. My internet was working fine until I started using my app on the phone. I noticed that the WiFi would randomly disconnect (the WiFi icon in ...
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What does “se.infra@SEP-138#1” mean on kernel version?

I have broken my mobile, so I want to download the original version back. The original version is: Android version: 4.1.2 Kernel version: 3.0.31-638230 se.infra@SEP138#1 On kernel version, what ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 does not appear on Windows computer or Mac?

I'm trying to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S3 Gt-i9305 on EE running Android 4.3. I know how to unlock the phone however, when I connect the phone to my computer it does not appear at all. Usually, Android ...
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Galaxy S3 is unable to transfer files over USB: “USB device not recognized”

I have Galaxy S3 with baseband version I9300XXLFB and I'm having problems when it is connected to the PC. I cannot transfer or retrieve any files or data over USB. When I plug it in to my PC, it ...
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How transfer documents (not music/video/photo) from Mac to Tab S 10.5?

HELP: Really stuck just can't seem find a solution to move documents (powerpoint etc) from my Mac to a new Galaxy Tab S 10.5 - nothing seems to work - any suggestions please (of course i can fall ...
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how to view a list of spam numbers in galaxy s3?

Ok, I knew how to make a number become spam number in Samsung galaxy s3. That is simple, just tap on that number and click "Add to spam numbers". But, how to view a list of spam numbers in galaxy s3? ...
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Is there a way to force an app to remain running in the background no matter what?

On Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) the OS categorizes your app and each category has its own threshold in which the OS uses for determining which app to close first when it runs out of memory. Has anyone of ...
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How to Fix 0049 IMEI corruption on GT-I9300?

My Phone's /efs Partition Got Corrupted due to Unknown Reasons,I Fixed Bootloop using This Method but Now I Have No Serial Number or IMEI, On xda they told me to go to the Repair shop or Something ...
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Add an APN to Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.1.1

I am traveling internationally and have replaced my Verizon SIM card with a local one. To get data, I need to add an APN. I can't do this using settings -- no option to add exists. Is there another ...
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Can't connect Samsung Galaxy S3 to my laptop

My phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3) is charging but, will not connect to my laptop. The data cable I used first charges my phone but I cannot see it on my laptop. It also instantly ...
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Is there a way to stop a software update once it has started?

I accidentally pressed install and did not mean to. I don't want to upgrade my android just yet, so I took out the battery. Is there a way to terminate the upgrade?
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How do I keep my lockscreen from turning off on my S3?

I want to keep my lockscreen on longer than the few seconds it does now by default. I don't see any settings to change this in the menus. Is there a way to keep it on for 10 minutes or even ...
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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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Samsung galaxy S3 screenshot doesn't work

Yesterday I bought a brand new samsung galaxy s3. WHen I hold home button and lock button, it doesnt shot the screen. how to fix it?
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How can I bypass the headset mode?

My headset jack broke off inside my phone and I cannot make calls or hear anything. Can I turn off the headset mode?
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How to make stock Camera app silent when shot is taken without preventing phone call ringtone sounds?

This question is basically the same as this one but the canonical answer for that post is not compatible with my particular device for which a discussion and a solution can be found below. I would ...
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galaxy s3 no edits on pictures; and the constant Xfinity popup

My Samsung Galaxy S3 let me edit pics before ... now it will not permit me to save edits. Do I need to update something? Also I get a bloody Xfinity window coming up whenever I turn on my phone ...
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Need help with orignal samsung touchwiz ROM Recovery

Hi a while back i rooted my S3 Neo I9301I and installed a couple of ROMS based on android 4.4.2/4.4.4 and then i would restore the Nandroid backup i had made of the samsung's touchwiz ROM (The one ...
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Autoreject calls via predefined SMS message while away from phone

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo there is a neat feature where when you receive a call you can type on a predefined text message to send. I wonder whether the following scenario can be achieved on ...