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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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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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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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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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Why isn't my android working properly?

A couple months ago I tried putting CyanogenMod on my sprint galaxy s3. I used the one click cyanogen installer on my windows PC. I don't remember why, but the install didn't fully flash because ...
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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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Samsung galaxy S3 GT-I9300 4.3 Jelly Bean to 5.0-lollipop [duplicate]

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 can i change text vibration on my Galaxy S3?

I want to change sms vibrations on my Galaxy S3 but I can only change it for incoming calls. Can someone tell how to change notification vibrations for sms on my Samsung Galaxy S3? Thank you in ...
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What are TouchWiz easy home and TouchWiz home?

I'm seeing the following screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. I would like to know the difference between TouchWiz, TouchWiz home, and TouchWiz easy home. Click to enlarge image
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I tried to install Cyanogen last night. Here are some of the errors that I got that the guide didn't really cover.

It would be cool to get some advice on where I went wrong etc... Computer : Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit for this. Phone : Samsung S3 LTE (i9305) So I installed heimdall from the given link and ...
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hd next to a contact name?

One of the contacts in my galaxy s3 shows a small "hd" next to her name for incoming phone calls. When this person, who also has a galaxy s3 (not linked or connected to my phone that I know of), ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 Boot Loop Problem

Problem: Phone battery ran out. Popped spare battery in and the boot loop began. Can only go so far where the screen says "Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300" and nothing further. Tried with no success: ...
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Can't establish a reliable connection to the server google play?

Ok so i have samsung galaxy s3 i rooted it a week ago and it worked flawless then afterward when today i opened google play it says no connection .i tried all methods like setting date and time ...
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SD Maid on Rooted Roger's Galaxy S3 hanging on “System Cleanup” and “Duplicate”

My phone is a rooted Canadian Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747M) running stock 4.4.2. I've had SD Maid installed for a very long time and it's worked great up until now. I've never had any issues with it. ...
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How can an NFC battery's NFC functionality be used on Android devices? [duplicate]

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a battery with an Near Field Communications (NFC) label on it. Several earlier Android modles don't come with such a label on the battery. I would like to know what ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 has a black screen

Today , i was playing on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and it worked just fine this morning. After school i trying to play on it and it flickered to a black screen, when i trying to turn it on it powered up ...
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List of stock KitKat firmware versions for Galaxy S3 LPH-710

What stock KitKat firmware versions has Samsung released for the Galaxy S3 (Sprint model LPH-710 to be more precise)? I got an S3 online and it came with some 4.4.x and root access. Unfortunately, ...
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Is there any program to root my device without connecting it to PC?

I am looking for an APK software which could be installed on my Android device (Samsung S3 I9300) that root my device without needing to connect the device to PC during root process. Or any other way ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 is not detected by fastboot under Ubuntu 14.04

When I connect my device in Download mode to my laptop, it is not detected by neither adb nor fastboot commands: fastboot devices and sudo fastboot devices returns nothing when device is connected ...
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I was listening to music on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini when the sound coming from my headphones got really low.

The Phone is three days old, and suddenly all music coming from my headphones (yes, tried different ones, and they work the same way, really low sound) got really low. The headphones work on all other ...
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S3 stuck on first splash screen

I recently installed an update to my custom ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s3/development/wip-cyanogenmod-12-t2936990) which was previously working fine on my phone. After installing this ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 is upgrading automatically and now can't work properly

So, I turned off my cellphone for awhile and turned it on again. And, suddenly, it was upgrading itself. The title is "Android is upgrading" and below there is "Optimising app 3 of 82". I waited for ...
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Which application is switching on wifi?

I am running Android 4.3 on a Samsung Galaxy S3, switching on or off WiFi on a need-to-use basis. A few days back, I realized that WiFi would spontaneously be switched on. I switched it off, but it ...
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Why is the amount of time needed to turn the screen on not always the same?

This may very well be a nit-picking type of question about Android devices, and in particularly about the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The concern here, is of a UX nature. When the screen has gone blank to ...
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Everything is messed up on my phone

I'm using the stock system on my Samsung GS3, and one day the phone just started restarting itself randomly. It might restart itself once or twice a day, and no pattern was observed. Then all in a ...
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Need Help Unbricking Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)

below is a full and detailed account of what I have tried so far and where I think may be problems. I need someone with experience/in-depth knowledge of these sort of issues to give me a hand. Okay ...
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USB malfunction and rooting of my Samsung SIII (GT-I9305)

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII (GT-I9305), and here are my problem(s). It can't be detected by PC via USB (not showing on device manager, odin, kies, not even charging) but it is charging when connected ...
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Paired with unknown device

Galaxy S3 I noticed that my Bluetooth is turned on (I never use it and keep it off) and my phone is paired with an unknown device called "Deborah's iPhone". My "Messages" application duplicated ...
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My s3 wont boot, not even to the recovery!

So i have a galaxy s3 and it not rooted or anything, i left it on the chair, came back 15 min later, passed the lock screen the pulled the notifaction bar down and it shut off, it wont turn on with ...
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ADB device not found - Samsung galaxy S3 with Custom ROM

I'm trying to test ADB in samsung device thru USB. It is working as expected in Ubuntu and MAC OS. In Windows7, Im getting "error:device not found" in phone mode, but the phone is getting detected in ...
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How to fix “Unfortunately, the process xxx has stopped”?

I was having some trouble with my rooted Samsung GS3, so I "tried" to perform a reset by flashing a stock ROM in ODIN. Once I booted it back up, the first thing I saw was "Unfortunantly, the process ...
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Samsung S3 I9300 no recovery no boot and odin fails to flash

I have Samsung S3 GT-I9300 It was working fine but suddenly, I turned it on and it is stuck on the Samsung LOGO forever. It doesn't go to recovery mode when pressing HOME+VOL UP+POWER. But I can ...
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Reinstall Gallery app on Samsung Galaxy S3

I accidently uninstalled the Gallery app that came with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I installed another gallery, but I cannot choose a photo for lock-screen. Is it possible to reinstall the Gallery app? If ...
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How to stop repeated requests to install an app?

I'm getting the same message or rather, a notification, several times daily, a request to install an app (Zero Launcher, specifically) and it doesn't seem to stop. It's starting to feel like ...
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Galaxy S3 keeps switching wifi settings to use a manual proxy

I get no internet connection message. I go to wifi settings, and something has changed it to use a manual proxy setting. I don't have a proxy server. it's a home network. I switch it to no proxy, ...
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Wifi wont work in Samsung galaxy 3 even after a hard reset

I have a samsung galaxy s3 which was in excellent condition when I sold it. After 2 weeks, the buyer wanted a return, so, I got the phone back. Somehow, the wifi is not working. When I look at the ...
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It that possible for the wallpaper cache saved in Android /data folder being hacked? (Not Rooted)

My boyfriend was kidding with me, setting my private photo as wallpaper. I deleted the photo but the wallpaper still remains there... After browsing through some information on the net, I found out ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III red light flashing rapidly upon plug in

The short version: I can't turn my Samsung Galaxy S III on, and when I plug it in, I get a rapid flashing red light, but no other response. The long version: My Samsung Galaxy S III does not turn on. ...
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How can I see how much money I can send in Venmo?

Venmo has a weekly sending limit: Screenshot (click image for larger variant) How can I see how much money I can send in Venmo (i.e. weekly sending limit minus everything I have sent within the ...
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How do I disable the backlighting for the menu and back buttons on a Galaxy SIII?

Does anyone know how to disable the lights of the buttons at the bottom of my phone? They are really annoying and I can reach them without the lights on. I've tried several apps but none of them ...
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Samsung S3 pattern lock on used phone

How do I get past the screen being locked up with pattern lock for Samsung S3? I just got the phone and has someone else's settings. I just want to get to the basic swipe unlock. If a phone is reset, ...
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lost memo app. data

I was unable to use my password protection on this app. I foolishly stopped and cleared.data under the apps setting thinking it would allow me to access my needed memo. Is there a way to get the memo ...
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Which CP & CSC code choose to install stock rom Galaxy S3 i9300

I am installing stock rom because of get warranty back (now i am running Archidroid). I don't know which firmware I should choose. My actual region code is XEF (stock recovery is saying that it's ...
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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3…trying to change notification sound

Phone has an annoying notification sound that I cannot get rid of. Want to completely delete off my system if possible. I've gone into settings under Sound and it has a different sound than the one ...
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Hangouts Error on Android Phone: Cannot connect to the server

I'm getting a "cannot connect to the server" error when I try to use Hangouts on my phone. Every other Google app works. SMS works but not Hangouts messages. All my other devices work with Hangouts ...
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How to restore contacts that were synced to Samsung?

I've been syncing my contacts to my Samsung account. Now I'm trying to find out how I can restore one I accidentally deleted, but I can't find any information anywhere. How can I browse and restore ...
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Screen flickering galaxy s3

I noticed that my galaxy s3 sometimes show flickering on display when I am for example closing apps. I disabled HW overlays but it didn't help. I read that it can cause battery. My battery is fairly ...