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Files with names with unicode characters get corrupted in SD Card

When mounting my SD Card on my galaxy SIII files and folders in the card with characters that aren't in the ASCII range get corrupted. This happens by simply selecting 'Unmount card' in the Storage ...
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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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How to transfer files between Galaxy S3 and HTC one x using NFC

As I have mentioned in the question, I want to transfer files (pics) from samsung galaxy S3 to HTC one x via NFC. I have switched on android beam on both the devices. When I bring the phones close, I ...
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Why is my Galaxy S3 making a weird beep beep noise during calls?

Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 make a weird beep beep sound when I'm on a phone call? It started yesterday when the call started.
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Can't access internet but I'm connected to wifi.

I have been using my dorms WiFi forever -- but since the latest system update on my S3, it won't get internet even though im connected to the WiFi (status says I'm connected -- but the icons in the ...
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How can I send large files from my device to my computer, without using a cable?

I have a Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) with 500MB worth of videos on it (2 in total). I want to transfer those files to my computer. The catch, I have no cable. How can I transfer those files as quickly and ...
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Cannot see, buy, or download apps

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Sometimes when I'm looking for an app, it says "not available in your country". It's very weird that I cannot see or buy paid apps, when others can see them. Is it ...
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How can I use a CyanogenMod theme with a stock rooted Galaxy S III?

I'd like to make this my phone theme https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ramazor.theme.freedea&feature=more_from_developer But it seems to require me changing my phone over to ...
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Direct dial/message shortcuts ambiguously displayed on Galaxy S3

The direct dial/message shortcut icons on the Samsung Galaxy S3 are ambiguous - eg: it is hard to tell which is text and which is a dial if you have the same person (one for each). Additionally, on ...
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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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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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Google Play app doesn't auto-update

Ever since the new update of Google Play app, I couldn't get the apps to automatically (in background) update. But instead, they only update, when I open the Google Play app a few times I have ...
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What happened to camera search on Google Now?

It used to be under Settings, there was a Search With Camera option which would boot up the camera and allow you to take a photo which you could search with. Since the last google now update, I can't ...
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Format memory card with NTFS

I have a Galaxy SIII and 32GB memory card. I want format the memory card with NTFS just to get rid of 4GB size per file restriction. How can I format the card with NTFS and even if I format it with ...
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How to fix download notifications?

From what it looks like, Facebook is just downloading an update, but it is not downloading anything. Even after multiple reboots and uninstalling Facebook app, it still continues. How to clear this ...
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Hardware ID missing on Galaxy S3 after Windows update

A few days ago I accepted Windows Update's Samsung drivers for Galaxy S3 running rooted Jelly Bean. It worked fine as USB MTP device until then. Now, every time I connect the USB cable I get the ...
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why don't events added to Samsung Galaxy S3 get shown in my Google calendar?

When I try to add events to my phone it tells me that Google calendar cannot sync with Samsung Kies. Use My calendar to sync with Kies. When I tick My Calendar, and create an event, it does not sync ...
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How is the internal storage of the Galaxy S III allocated?

I've noticed that Verizon offers 2 versions of the Galaxy S3: 16 GB and 32 GB. I'm trying to determine if it would be worthwhile to get the larger storage. Is the device storage an extension of the ...
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How do I add to the favorites in Samsung S3 contacts?

I have some favorites in my contacts list, but I don't know how they got there. How do I add more, and how do I remove ones I no longer want?
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Samsung Galaxy s3 4.3 update failing

I am trying to update the firmware of my Galaxy S3 from 4.1.2 to 4.3. The update package gets downloded, but the installation fails at 31% everytime. I tried to updated using KIES also, but no ...
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s3 bootloop switching to cyanogenmod with cwm

As i managed to mess up, I need your help! I wanted to switch from samsung s3standard 4.3 to cyanogenmod11nightly: What I did: with odin flashed CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 to get root ...
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Why hasn't my Galaxy S3 received the 4.3 update?

The title explains it all. I have an year old Galaxy S3 which runs Android 4.1.1 (stock ROM). Yesterday, my friend received the 4.3 update however, I haven't. Samsung Kies says that the latest ...
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How can I make Lock Screen widgets work on my Galaxy S3 on Android 4.3?

When my Galaxy S3 upgraded to 4.3 last night the lock screen lost all its widgets and now immediately turns on to the password entry screen rather then the widget screen where I can slide to unlock or ...
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Why is Music Player deleting my music?

I recently installed a new SD card in my phone, so I moved all of my music from my phone to my SD. After I moved my music, I noticed that all of my soundtracks were corrupted. Each of them only had ...
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Missing some of the applications while updating existing apps in my galaxy s3

While updating the existing applications like Google maps, Play Music etc from the play store in my Galaxy S3, some applications like Navigation & 2 more disappeared from my phone. why is this ...
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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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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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Warning: Camera Failed

I have a vanilla Samsung Galaxy S3, and just a month or two ago the back camera won't work. Whenever I use the default Jelly Bean camera app, it just pops up a message saying: "Camera Failed." then ...
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Use Samsung-type page swipe animation without installing launcher

I'm a new convert from iOS to Android. I really like the Samsung type animations when you swipe left or right from one home screen to another (i.e. the 3D box rotate). But I don't have a Samsung, ...
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Change Grid Size of Home Page without rooting phone?

Is it possible to change the grid size of the home page using Jelly Bean 4.2.2 without rooting phone ?
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backing up system image before rooting: please help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III i9300. On Windows 7 there is something called a recovery partition which contains a full compressed image of the operating system from which Windows 7 can be installed. ...
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How do I have my Galaxy S3 automatically switch into Driving Mode when I am moving in a car?

It seems like I read something about how to do this once, but now I can't find it. I thought it was a feature of On{x}, but it doesn't look like the Galaxy S3 Driving Mode is exposed through their ...
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Is it possible to record calls on Galaxy S3

I want to install a working call recording application on Galaxy S3, but I have found problems with a few apps. I have tried Auto Call Recorder but it doesn't allow me selecting more than Mic as ...
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Push a ROM to Galaxy S3 (d2att) while in TWRP/CWM?

My friend has royally buggered up his phone and we can't get a file onto the phone in order to reflash the ROM. We are able to get into the recovery (either TWRP or CWM) and reflash the recovery via ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 won't push emails

I can only get new emails by manually doing a refresh. I want instant access to emails, like in Blackberries. I have both the Gmail and the Red Envelope emails with the same emails. P.S. Is this a ...
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Joining Contacts has no effect (SG3 4.1.1)

I just switched from the SG2 to the SG3. They transferred all my contacts at the store. I now have a lot of duplicate contacts, some of which are Phone contacts and some of which are Google contacts. ...
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Android Automatically Adds Shortcuts To Home Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove unwanted app icons from the screen? I have a Samsung GS3, and every few days new shortcuts show up on my home screen. How can I stop them from being ...
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How does GS3 dual SIM adapter work?

I have seen that some online shops sell a Samsung Galaxy S3 dual SIM adapter. I haven't found much information about how does it work, but I have doubts about it. Some links: ...
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Are there any issues if buying a Samsung Galaxy S3 without memory?

If I buy a phone without memory or minimal memory, can I change to a memory card that I buy somewhere else? I was thinking of a class 10 32gb or 64gb. Are there any concerns with doing it this way?
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How to enable voice-activation of S Voice when in car?

I am only interested in using S Voice with voice activation (i.e. "Hi Galaxy!") when driving. Is there any way to activate S Voice when I plug my Samsung Galaxy S3 into my car's charger?
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Samsung Galaxy S3 stock email app - Load more details

I use the S3s stock email app for my Hotmail account, but I haven't been able to find a setting to allow the emails to be automatically loaded in HTML view. For each email I have to scroll to the ...
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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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Are .smi or .srt files more compatible with the S3?

I've been using .srt files exclusively on my phone thinking they must be the most compatible as all the apps that use sub files generally say use the .srt file format but today I came across an app ...
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Tasker Shortcut Icons & Names Revert Back to Default After Every Reboot

All my custom Tasker shortcut icons get changed to the default Tasker icon and all the shortcuts' names got renamed to "Tasker" after every reboot no matter how many times I got them changed. I have ...
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How to update rooted S3 to 4.3 using only OTA?

I unrooted my phone to get OTA update but while updating in the boot screen, it stopped at around 25% with the red triangle and the Android bot then reboots automatically. I have tried many times ...
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how to turn on the vibratiton when moving icons?

I just got my replacement Samsung Galaxy 3 phone, and every time I moved my icons around my phone would slightly vibrate but now after I made some changes to the settings I lost that feature. It's ...
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Is there anyway to upgrade to jelly bean while internal memory and resetting

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with ICS. I want to upgrade my phone to Jelly Bean OS, but I don't have a good enough WiFi connection or enough knowledge, so I want to take the phone to a phone repair ...
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How to keep screen OFF while charging (S3 and Note 2)

Don't know if all the Galaxy phones have this behaviour, but it sure is annoying. I like to keep my phone plugged in until I need it, as there is no harm done. The battery won't get "overcharged" or ...
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Re-installing Android [duplicate]

Mobile phone technology has been growing rapidly. Nowadays, we have mobile phones with the same configuration as a Pentium-1,Pentium-2 processor + 1 GB Ram 20GB Hard disk as we had a few years ago ...