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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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Phone app: what does the blue forbidden sign (with optional blue “A” in front) mean in the call log?

I have the following question concerning the Samsung Galaxy SIII: When one taps Phone -> Logs it is possible to see the following icons: Incoming calls which were answered and received text ...
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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 ...
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Recover photos and videos from s3 (no sd or root)

Basically someone deleted photos from my dads phone. He doesn't have a sd card and his Galaxy S3 is not rooted. Is there any way to get them back?
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Voice-to-Text in languages not on the list (and what is the difference between the various keyboards and keyboard input methods)

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo, with Samsung keyboard enable, anywhere where text can be input, one can long-press the relevant text entry in the application, and a software keyboard pops up from the ...
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Unlock code for Galaxy S3 not working

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with an o2 (UK) netlock. I got an unlock code from o2 but it doesn't work. It just returns a "network unlock request unsuccessful". It's on 4.3 and tried doing a factory ...
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S3

I have a Galaxy S3 with OS 4.4.4 and am required to encrypt it for my job. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in the password ...
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How can I get Google Play store to work on my Samsung S3 mini with CyanogenMod OS?

I got the CyanogenMod OS installed on my Samsung S3 mini a couple of months ago but since then my Google Play store stopped working, giving the error message: No Connection. Retry. OR Check your ...
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Cannot turn on wifi on Galaxy SIII

For the last month, I am unable to turn on my WiFi. It gets stuck on the message "turning on..." . I did a factory reset but it didn't help. I have tried to reboot a number of times and also I have ...
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How to redirect sound to loudspeaker from arbitrary app

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a front-speaker and a back-loudspeaker. From some applications, such as the Phone app, it is possible to press a software button during a call to redirect the sound ...
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Why is my screen turning blue? [duplicate]

i have a samsung galaxy 3 and I dropped it and it cracked which has been fine. Just lately the top left corner has been turning blue and is spreading to the right side and lower what is it and what ...
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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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I get SMS notifications but the new text message is not shown

My phone will notify me that I have a message, but when I go into the messaging app that message won't be there. When I send a message off it also won't show me the message after it sent. I ...
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Default dialer on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 running ICS (4.0.4). I would like to use the Go Dialer as my default dialer. The stock Phone app does not claim to be the default dialer, and in fact I've downloaded ...
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Recovering google authenticator codes on a broken phone

So recently my galaxy s3's screen broke and I lost my Google authentactor app. I thought I had all the backup codes stored in my laptop but when I went to recover them I found out that one of my ...
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YouTube videos all choppy

Has anyone seen this behavior when playing videos in the YouTube app? I've tried clearing both the cache and data for the app, but it did not help. Note in the screenshot how the video is all choppy ...
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How does NFC Task Launcher toggle Power Saving and how can I get Tasker to do it?

So I've noticed that NFC Task Launcher can toggle the Power Saving mode for the Galaxy s3. Obviously then, this is not a secure setting that requires root access (eg. turning GPS on / off). So is it ...
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How to disable Android Wear's “Listening via TCP” notification?

I don't have an Android Wear, but I always get a notification from the Google Play Services app with this content: Android Wear Listening via TCP on 127.0.0.1:5601 I want to disable this ...
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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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Bridge Wi-Fi through router > Galaxy S3 > desktop Windows

I'm usually hooked up to a wall Ethernet port on my PC, but I'm away for a little over a week now and I only have access to Wi-Fi. The signal is just barely out of range. I can use Skype and whatnot ...
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Google Calendar sync works only when Google Calendar app is uninstalled

I couldn't get Google Calendar to sync on my Galaxy S3 (with web version of Google Calendar). I did all things recommended on this help page but it didn't help. I also tried removing Google account ...
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My galaxy s3 mini will not restart

A few days ago my s3 mini turned itself off and it won't restart. I have charged and changed batteries but nothing happens. I have tried several times but the screen just does not come on
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Disabled app notifications getting automatically re-enabled

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. There's an app I use frequently, but don't want notifications from. Under "App info" I unchecked "Show notifications", and initially this does dismiss ...
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Replacing Samsung S3 Mother Board

I have experienced problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3 mother board and I want to replace it with a new one. Does the new motherboard come with OS installed in its ROM as its default OS ?