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Samsung Galaxy S3 random reboot during clipboard use

I have a UK sim-free Samsung Galaxy S3. It's had official OTA updates only, and is not rooted or modified in any way. It's running Jelly Bean. Since getting the Jelly Bean upgrade it's possible to ...
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Black screen during outgoing call on Galaxy S3

I made software update for my Galaxy S3 to 4.1.1 and now after outgoing call the screen remains black and doesn't cancel the call or does anything till call stop. I did factory reset but it doesn't ...
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Unable to send from outlook email account synced on phone, error - Unable to sign or encrypt message. Certificate not installed

I have my work outlook account synced on my Samsung. For the first month, sending and receiving emails from my phone worked fine. Currently, I am able to receive emails but when I try to send them I ...
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Samsung S3: avoid automatic screen lock

My Samsung Galaxy S3 automatically locks the screen after a given number of minutes. After this I have to insert a secret code to unlock. I can disable this feature, checking "Never lock screen". In ...
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Missing Exchange Mail Sub-folders

I used to be able to access my company's exchange email, main folders and subfolders on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Sometimes, it is in tree format, sometimes it becomes alphabetical order. it is quite ...
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Unable to update Samsung S3

I am new to this community. I bought a new S3 android phone. Well, I gotta configure couple of my email accounts. 1. personal - gmail, 2. official - exchange mail. When I look for update, it says ...
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How can I make the Galaxy S3 detect media on my sdcard?

I have transferred some mp3s onto my sdcard using samba but the operating system doesn't seem to automatically detect them as it would if you copied it using MTP or whatever. How can I force it to ...
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How do I uninstall the LINE app (third party app)?

At my sister's suggestion, I installed the LINE app in my Galaxy S3. After a while I decided I didn't like it, so I want to uninstall it. Weirdly, when I open Settings > Application manager, there is ...
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Slow Charging Battery!

I have a Samsung galaxyS3 the battery has been charging really slow. It can take up yo 10 hours to charge 100%. I have tried every thing I can think of. I've tried a new charger, new battery, shut ...
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Disable lock screen wallpaper on S3 Android 4.3

I can change the wallpaper on the lock screen on my S3, but is it possible disable it completely? I can't see that in the menus, I am only able to pick a wallpaper from the gallery.
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Problem copying files from PC to Galaxy S3 (slow or frozen)

I have a lot of difficulty copying files to my Galaxy S3. My goal is to sync my music from MediaMonkey to my GS3. When I connect the phone, the computer sees it but the connection is incredibly slow! ...
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Is there a way to make a page in the Kindle app less brighter than the options available within the app?

I have my bright setting on the lowest in my app and my phone is at the lowest possible brightnes too but I find it too bright to read a page in the Kindle app in the dark. Is there any way to lower ...
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Volume limit specific app?

Is there an app that will let me set a maximum volume on JUST Spotify? Spotify at 100% is a LOT louder than YouTube at 100%. I never want to listen to Spotify at 100%, but occasionally I do want to do ...
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WiFi Connection problems Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 mini. The wi-fi is turned on and the phone is not detecting my Trendnet 3G router at home. All my other devices e.g. laptop and BlackBery's are connecting seamlessly with ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 notification bar style changes

I currently have Android 4.1.2 on my galaxy s3 from Verizon and I am having issues with the notification bar. Seemingly at random it changes how the notification bar works. I had recently updated the ...
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How can I tell if my International Galaxy S3 is suffering from SDS, and how can I fix it?

I have a 16GB International Galaxy S3 (XEF) running the latest firmware, 4.1.2 (yes, the Premium Suite update, I was thinking that this would've fixed it but it seems not) with baseband XXELKB. Over ...
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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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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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Where is the .config hidden on Samsung Galaxy S4?

cat /proc/config.gz tmp-mksh: cat: /proc/config.gz: No such file or directory Is there another place to find it?
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Battery charging issue in Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and it is charging very very slowly when plugged into my PC. I deleted all my images and some videos and some other stuff and the charging seemed to speed up. Is battery ...
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phone makes sound when waving credit card near it

I have a Samsung galaxy s and the phone was in my pocket. I forgot that my credit card was also in the same pocket and just out of nowhere my phone played the notification sound so I pulled it out of ...
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Galaxy S3 high RAM consumption even on idle

I have a Galaxy S3 International Version, without any modification whatsoever-- no rooting, no nothing. It is as good as a stock phone with a few Play Store apps. However, of late, I have begun ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is the maximum value of the light sensor from my phone stuck at 85745.0lx?

My lightsensor of my Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't return good values. I tested it in different places, p.E. outside in the sun or indoor with and without light. The value outside was a bit confusing ...
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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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Galaxy S3, 6.5GB but Insufficient storage available to update

Preface - I originally posted this on stack exchange, which is where I found the question in my first link, but I was directed to post here instead. NOTE: I have already looked at the following ...
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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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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 ?