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How to select myself in a photo with tag buddy of samsung?

In Samsung Galaxy S3 (at least) you have tag buddy in the gallery. If a face is detected you can select Me (In my phone is "Yo" because is in Spanish), an automated detected name or explore your ...
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Galaxy S3 Wifi no internet on Comcast/xfinity router

Brand new stock Samsung Galaxy S3 will connect to Comcast-provided wireless router (Arris brand), but cannot get out of local network - I can ping other devices on the network, and I can even browse ...
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Can I override page buddy's recommended applications settings?

When I plug in my headphones, an Earphones page appears on my device with the title "Enjoy listening to your device", which is part of page buddy. I have a music widget and a video widget, which is ...
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Block Lock Screen Widget Suddenly Appearing — Does Nothing

My Galaxy S III has been a wonderful device. However, recently something highly unusual is happening. Randomly when the device is in standby-off mode and I turn it on, my lock screen (which is a ...
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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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Missing Update Button in Amazon Appstore

I have an app (Angry Birds Star Wars) that I purchased through Amazon's Appstore. My local version is 1.3.0 and the appstore says the current version is 1.3.1, but the app's page only has the "open" ...
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Copy internal storage from dead phone to new (same model) phone?

Hi Android Enthusiasts! I dropped my Galaxy S3 in water, then pressed some buttons and heard some nasty popping/crackling sounds. hehe Ok, so now I think it's time for a new phone. What I'm ...
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Is there a way to turn a web page into an app-like link on the android home page?

I'd like to be able to move to a specific page without having to (as I'm currently doing,) click on Chrome, then go to bookmarks and then have to go through the logon procedure to get back to the ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 Battery life

How long should a Galaxy S3 battery last? My phone is brand new and today it was on standby for most of the day (it dropped 10% while being on standby for 3hrs), I only used the internet for about an ...
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Galaxy S3 Bug: Navigation app crashes when clicking “Start”

Summary: Route navigation crashes on starting of route finding. This is an intermittent bug. It only started happening recently - I think it coincides with when on a desktop browser I volunteered to ...
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Galaxy S3 Bug: No text appears when typing SMS message

Summary: When starting to write an SMS text message using the stock Messaging app, no text appears. Reproduction: It's intermittent. However IIRC it has only happened when replying. Workarounds: ...
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How can I tell what my phone has been downloading?

I have a Galaxy S3, which I often use as a hotspot for my laptop when WiFi is out of reach. I have a good deal with my carrier so that I have unlimited and fast connection anywhere. Everyone happy. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 headphones do not plug in

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, 2 months old, and I have an issue with headphone. No, not the ' I can not see the headphones icon ' issue rather the headphones do not plug in fully. I tried pressing ...
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Can't send attachments with Samsung S3

2 weeks ago, sending attachments via our Samsung S3 does not work. It just sits in the outbox and tries and tries to go out but with no success. Just says sending failed. All emails without ...
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Cannot log in to my android phone anymore

Few days ago I got firmware update in my S3. After update, I realized the default QWERTY keyboard is lost. There was only voice input. Then, I downloaded painfully "Go Keyboard" with voice search in ...
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Is there any way to adjust the colour intensity during the playback of a video on my S3?

I have tried many video players looking for a colour adjustment while playing a movie on my phone but I can't seem to find a setting such as this. Is the Android OS incapable of it? Does the stock ...
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Samsung account not showing

Could anyone assist me with enabling my Samsung account on my S3. Each time I pressed buy in video hub I got this message on my phone: "Your Samsung account has been disabled. Enable it by going to ...
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Unlock Screen with ADB Android 4.1.2

I have a Sprint Galaxy S3 (v4.1.2?) that I've rooted with CWM. Last week the glass and display cracked, so now I can't access it directly. I'm able to access it with adb so would like to use ...
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Using Skype option for making calls

Previously my dialer would give me the option of making the call through Skype, or my network. This for some reason has disappeared. It did give me the option when I send a text (of going through ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 suddenly dies and won't turn on even after battery removal

The phone was plugged in to my computer (I was doing development) and was running all the time. Suddenly, while I was not doing development or doing anything, the phone died and I have have never been ...
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Errors when receiving iMessage group texts

Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 I've tried talking to Samsung, AT&T, and reading forums looking for a good answer to this, and I seem to be the only person experiencing ...
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Heimdall errors, “ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode device.”

When trying to flash a Galaxy S3 (ATT), I get ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode device. below is the log, $ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img Heimdall v1.4.0 Copyright ...
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My galaxy s3 won't switch on

My galaxy s3 automatically went off after the battery drained out completely. I tried to recharge the battery but was not possible through same phone. I used my friends' phone (Of the same make) to ...
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Will I get OTA updates from Vodaphone Australia by flashing stock I9300XXEMC2 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3?

I have an Australian Samsung Galaxy S3 from Vodafone (GT-i9300T). I want to flash a non-branded ROM to it using Odin. I found a ROM on samfirmware.com called I9300XXEMC2. Will I be able to get OTA ...
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how to disable unlock screen sound on galaxy S3

Lately my phone makes an annoying sound when unlocking the screen. I don't have "Screen unlock sound" checked in the setting. I googled and found few people complained about this issue but no solution ...
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How do I open an .odt file on my S3?

I have received an .odt file and I wanted to know if it is possible to open it on my S3? I need to be able to copy, paste, edit and view comments. OS: 4.1.1 Galaxy S3
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Samsung Grand duos not visible in Mac Finder but visible in DDMS

I have eclipse installed and can see my device DDMS tab. Debugging also works normal. But oddly, I dont see my device (both internal memory and sd card) in Finder. I am unable to transfer to-and-fro ...
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ProxyDroid says it connects, but won't access the internet

I'm trying to get my schools proxy to work through ProxyDroid on my Galaxy S3 4.1.1. I can use the proxy fine through the default settings application, but that only allows me to use my browser, no ...
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How to make notification lights turn off automatically when new email is read from another platform?

I'm using a Samsung S3 and I currently have the notification LED indicator option ON when an email arrives. Is there a way to make the flashing blue light stops when I read this new email from ...
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How can I fix freezing and boot loops on AOKP?

Occasionally my Galaxy S3 (International) is freezing and rebooting, sometimes gets stuck in a boot loop. Is there a way I can find what's causing this? Perhaps some kind of event viewer or memory ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Rebooting. Even after factory wipe

So today my (non-rooted) Galaxy S3 rebooted itself once or twice, then it shut off (94% battery) and after that I could not get it booted again. I could not hard reboot by holding down the power ...
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Incorrect Phone labels for Google+ contacts

On the Samsung Galaxy S3 contacts synced from Google+ will have their phone number labels garbled. In the following image you can see the three phone numbers associated with my contact. They are ...
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Can't get to Recovery or Download mode on Sprint Galaxy S3

I rooted my S3 and tried flashing a new Kernel, and it was all fine, until it tried to reboot. Now I can't get it to do ANYTHING. I hold the power, it goes to the Samsung screen and turns off. ...
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Bluetooth device only try to pair Samsung Galaxy S3 but not HTC Sensation or Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Bluetooth device supports Bluetooth 2.1 so no keying PIN necessary. All 3 Android phones Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2, HTC Sensation with Android 4.0.3 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android ...
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Download or get the Instagram video I saw earlier

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 A person I followed had a cool video they posted on Instagram, but then deleted it later. I was wondering if there was a backup of the video in the temp folder, since I ...
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I want Dropbox and gallery to appear as options when sending pictures

How do I get my Galaxy S3 to default to 'gallery and dropbox' again after hitting the option originally to just 'gallery'
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how is using busybox possible without mounting /system first?

run_program("/sbin/busybox", "mount", "/system"); looking at updater-scripts (this was from a gapps zip) i noticed a mount command such as above. how can the script use busybox to mount before the ...
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How to switch my SGS3 to a 'google play' edition phone?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 contract ends in few months. I'd like to get rid of unwanted stuffs like touchwiz, flipboard, allsharecast, etc. and pull latest updates directly from 'google play', just like ...
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Vibration Not Working on Samsung Galaxy SIII

I have all of my settings up all the way for haptic feedback and all the other notifications' vibration. About a month ago it stopped working all together. I have no idea why. I rely on vibration for ...
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Dropbox on Samsung Galaxy - where is the Settings button?

On a Sony Xperia, the settings button in Dropbox is top right. On a Samsung Galaxy, there is no settings button top right and I have been unable to find it anywhere else. Where is it? ・On a HTC ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy s3 stuck in endless loop

When I turn my phone on, it shows the start up "Galaxy s III etc etc..." but then does it all over repeatedly. So far, I have tried removing the battery; I have left it sitting for two days; I ...
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File transfer error between Samsung Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu 12.04 over Bluetooth

I got my Samsumg Galaxy S3 paired and connected over Bluetooth to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 Both the mobile and the laptop states that the bluetooth connection is up and running I can query the ...
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GS3 Screen Turns Off before timeout

I have an unrooted Galaxy S3, with official Samsung Android 4.1.2 ROM. Yesterday the device just started to turn of the screen without locking the phone and before screen timeout, and it just won't ...
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When tethering, is there a way to turn off the phone's own data usage?

Just a quick question, really. When I'm tethering (via USB, or wireless, or whatever) my phone's apps (and there are a significant number of my apps which do this) are constantly using the phone's ...
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I am locked out of my S3 after forgetting the password

I forget my password and now I m locked out of my phone is there anyway I can get back it or if needs a flash or factory reset is there anyway I can get my data back.
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Where in my files can I find the stock browser's Favourites stored?

Where on the storage of my phone can I find the stock browser's Favourites? I want to backup that folder. OS: 4.1.1 S3
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Enable SMS count on galaxy s3 lock screen?

When I first got my galaxy the at the lock screen I could see an icon with a count of unread text messages on the right side of the screen, but now it has disappeared and I did not see any settings ...
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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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How to copy SMS messages to computer with phone screen broken [duplicate]

I own a Samsung Galaxy S III (rooted). My phone recently fell out of my car and was ran over multiple times before I could recover it. The phone still works. I can turn it off and on (sound and ...