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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 ...
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Font on my AMOLED display has white border

I noticed that text on my Galaxy S3 is bad looking. This is how it should look And this is how it is looking On the second image you can see white border around every letter.. But, when I ...
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When a transfer is on-going on Send Anywhere is there any way to see what code (6-digit number) was used?

When a transfer is on-going on Send Anywhere is there any way to see what code (6-digit number) was used to initiate the transfer from the uploader side? I use Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III with a ...
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Need manual update for samsung s3 I9300 [duplicate]

I am having Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300XXELLA (O.s JB 4.1.2). Its update not available throught phone. So can I manually download JB 4.3 of I9300XXU. will it work or my phone with I9300XXELLA.
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Why does my Galaxy S3 neo freeze shortly after booting?

I have a Galaxy S3 neo and for some reason after I turn it on the RAM usage gets so high making it freeze. Even after rebooting the problem appears again. Exactly after 35 seconds, or so, from turning ...
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Why is Call Waiting not available on Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)?

From my Samsung Galaxy SIII's Phone application (on Android Jelly Bean 4.3), as long as my phone has credit, I can access the application's "Settings" screen via the menu key and then tap on ...
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WhatsApp is stuck at initialzing

Restored phone to original factory settings on 22nd November 14.Today I downloaded WhatsApp from the Play Store(and it installed correctly). After entering the phone number, WhatsApp has been stuck ...
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Prevent outgoing international calls except when made through Google voice

Is there any way to prevent outgoing international calls except when made through Google voice, and without having to ask the mobile network carrier to block them? I am the way of Is there a way/app ...
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I'm trying to figure out what the symbol on my main screen on my s3 means

I was wondering what the symbol on my top screen of my phone was it kinda looks like a sun with a smaller sun in it and it just spins and pops on an off
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Disabling/Changing PIN on Android device: where are the disabled flag and new PINs stored (SIM or internal storage)?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Lock SIM card` which displays a check box which can be used to configure the phone to ...
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Possible to change SIM card PUK on Android device?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Change SIM PIN to change the default PIN that came with the SIM card. ...
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Retrieving videos/photos from Vault app on Galaxy S3

Is it possible to retrieve photos/videos after uninstalling and reinstalling Vault app? Please give me instructions how to retrieve.
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Why am I not receiving network signals on a Samsung S3 T-999?

I just bought a Samsung S3 T-999. The problem is when I switch the cellphone on, it connects to my network but just for a second. The moment that second is gone, I lose signal completely. So it's not ...
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How to have the OS launch applications at startup time?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I am trying to figure out how to configure applications such a Skype to start up automatically once the system has gone through the ...
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Android social apps: ability to post on behalf of the user?

Ever since I purchased my Samsung Galaxy SIII, it has been displaying a notification which when clicked causes an app to be displayed asking me to log in to Facebook and then displaying the following ...
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Can't view Location (textual desciption) information in Windows when opening picture taken with Camera app

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have enabled GPS on my device and have also enabled the GPS tag feature in my Camera application. When a picture is taken, GPS information is attached to the image, and ...
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What does this icon mean, in the stock messenger app?

Pretty straightforward; when viewing the list of recent contacts/conversations, the stock messenger app on my Samsung Galaxy S3 shows this icon, but for only the one conversation. I don't know if ...
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Why are my call settings disabled (and which settings require operator support and which settings are normally included in service plans)? [closed]

As shown in the screenshot below, on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Phone -> Call Settings, almost everything is disabled/grayed out. I have a SIM card inside my phone but have not topped up ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 phone - typing additional symbols

There are some symbols available when using the on screen keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, but I would like to access additional symbols, like percent sign and degree symbol. How can I do ...
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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

I'm using the GeoTracker application to record position and velocity as I exercise along a track. I live on relatively flat ground, only shift up and down no more than5 meters at the very maximum, but ...
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Hands-free/Driving Mode: How to change the reading voice's language (and voice: male/female etc…)?

Is there a way to change the language and voice for reading out the information on hands-free mode. Even better, it would be nice if the language and voice for the alarm could be set on a per-alarm ...
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How can I prevent the AT&T update software from using my 4G connection?

Is there any way to prevent the AT&T update software form using my 4G connection (i.e. using Wi-Fi only when available)? By default it seems to use the 4G connection when there's no Wi-Fi ...
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Bizarre new battery behavior on Samsung Galaxy S3

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) on stock ROM. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to ...
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Application manager: no SD card present but applications still listed under “SD CARD” and what is USB storage?

The back of my Samsung Galaxy SIII has a slot for inserting an external memory SD card (MicroSD up to 32 GB) next to the SIM card slot, but I never purchased nor inserted any, just double checked just ...
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Hands-free mode not working on Samsung Galaxy SIII

I've activated Hands-free mode from the configurable set of switch-buttons at the top of the notification panel on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, and such mode also appears activated under Settings -> My ...
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How to disable haptic feedback for (software) keyboard?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when the screen is unlocked, by default when the user presses any of the hardware keys Menu (the key on the left) or Back (the key on the right) the phone virates slightly ...
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What do the application icons in the upper-left hand side of the notification panel mean?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I am used to controlling which applications are running at any given time by holding the Home hardware button and then swiping any apps I want to close from the list of ...
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Photos “self deleted” off Galaxy 3

As I was trying to transfer photos from my galaxy 3 to my mac, one of my albums containing over 1500 pictures deleted itself. I watched the album count slowly decrease. Why did it do this and how do ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update deleted Play Store and a bunch of other Google apps

Today my Galaxy S3 alerted me that there was an update to Push Services available. For once I actually thought "hey, let's not dismiss this update" and went through the whole process. There were no ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo

Please help my phone won't start and keeps restarting. I was playing COC and I think my phone is overused. I tried to remove the battery then press hold the button for 30 seconds. Then test my phone ...
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Ordered i9300 from eBay - need help to understand what's going on

I've ordered a new, unlocked i9300 from eBay, and I had some adventures with it: I've unpacked it, inserted my SIM, powered it on, and found out that the phone always thinks that I'm roaming. ...
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I deleted/disabled my calendar on Galaxy S3

I used the CleanMaster app on my Galaxy S3 to disable apps I do not use. I then accidently deleted my calendar. When I want to add an event, I get a noticification: 'You must at least have one ...
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I've exceeded my unlock attempts (10). Is there any way to unlock my phone?

Due to AT&T being a horrible company, I believe the customer "service" has led me through more than my allotted attempts at unlocking my phone. Because my phone was refurbished, the attempts may ...
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Chrome and Chrome Beta suddenly won't fill up the entire screen on launch

So, I'm currently on the N5X rom with a cyanogenmod 4.4.4 base on my Samsung i9300, I restored Chrome Beta from one my backups in titanium Backup, after flashing the latest version of the ROM ...
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not registered on network and seems the imei is changed

I have an international version of galaxy s3 gt i9300 it had android 4.0.4 working fine when i bought it(second hand) then i upgraded it to 4.3. Since then it performs as a normal device would but can ...
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How do I link the “My Info” Android local profile back to my Google+ account?

My issue is similar to having a ME profile (it is in a section called ME), but not the same. None of the answers to this question worked for me. I believe the principle difference is that I cannot ...
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Why can't I install apps after a factory reset?

I factory restored my samsung galaxy S3 its not letting me update or download and apps on google play when I do try at the end it says unknown error install of191 I believe that what it says can ...
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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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Is there a way to bypass PIN code for Galaxy S3 without losing storage device pictures?

I changed my password to my Galaxy S3 and forgot it. I don't want to hard reset it because I have pictures I need to get off the device storage. I tried to setup clockwork mod and another one that I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT I9300) does not restart. It does not go into download mode as well. Please Help

My Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT I9300) does not restart. It does not go into download mode as well. Please Help. Today morning I was checking the weather wizard of my samsung galaxy S3 home screen. Then ...
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How to make screencasts on Samsung Galaxy SIII?

Is it possible to make a screencast (video) with a Samsung Galaxy SIII? I want to record what the screen looks like as the user interacts with it. I know I can take a screenshot with Home+Power but ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on. Can this be fixed or can I retrieve photos?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII is doing the following: I cannot get the phone to turn on, the side power button does not do anything. When I remove the battery, and put it back in place, the phone vibrates ...
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Windows 7 fails to see my Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and a Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (rooted Android 4.1.2). When I plug the phone to the computer's USB port, I can't access the phone through Windows Explorer. I ...
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Simple exit to “downloading don't turn off target ” downloading mode

As a curious newbie I went into downloading mode in my Samsung Galaxy S3 by pressing Vol down+center Home+power button. After that I got options to press Vol up key to continue and Vol down key to ...
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Inability to call or text with Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has this annoying habit that, whenever I try to do something like connect to a network, or open Candy Crush, after 20 seconds my phone will turn off, and on, and then keep turning ...
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How can i make samsung S5 to be shown as a drive when i connect it to my PC? [duplicate]

when i connect the phone via USB it shows as Portable device; but i want it to be as a drive so i can review my files on the labtop. note: i have S3 and S5 with the same issue.
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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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Micro SD card not usable on phone

I installed a Micro SD card on my Samsung Galaxy 3 phone. I had a few dozen songs on the card and everything was working fine. Then I shut down my phone, removed the SD card, hooked it up to my PC and ...
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Orange colored screen when taking a picture

I used to be able to take selfie pictures with my Samsung Galaxy S3 without any issues. I tried doing so today several times and each time, I just get an orange colored screen. I haven't tried ...