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Odin3 says phone is successfully rooted but I have no root access

I'm attempting to Root my Galaxy S3 to try and breath new life in to it (I don't want to upgrade if I don't have to). I've followed the steps detailed in this post and the results seemed to suggest ...
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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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Prevent older mail to be synced

I have own mail server and two smartphones connected to it via Samsung default mail client: SGS 3 abd Galaxy Note 3. There is no problem receiving new emails, but the problem is that it keeps sending ...
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How do I change incorrect album art on the default Music Player of the Samsung Galaxy S III?

One of my albums has a completely unrelated album art associated with it. I cannot find the album details and hope to get the album art that way because it's an independent album. The album art I'm ...
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Samsung S3 lost all free applications

This morning, I turned on my phone and it seems to have lost every free app (including Google Play Store, Google Search and Gmail). However: Every paid-for app is still installed and working. My ...
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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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Is there a relationship between using GSM vs WCDMA as far as whether you use Verizon towers or T-Mobile Towers?

I have gotten 3 different answers about when you "get to use" Verizon vs T-Mobile towers. One person said GSM gives you Verizon towers; another said only if there is the letter "v" after the word ...
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Sporadic incorrect time on Galaxy S3

My S3 has been displaying the wrong time lately; maybe 3 or 4 times in the last week. It's not off by exactly an hour, so I know it's not a timezone or daylight-saving-time issue. It's usually off ...
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Is there a way to turn an app into a floating one?

I want to search a specific installed dictionary app which is on my device while I'm reading a book in the Kindle app. Is there a way to turn an app into a floating app? Anything even close to this ...
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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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5-6 duplicate calendar items

I have the same appointment 5-6 times throughout my calendar on Samsung Galaxy 3. I merge 3 separate accounts onto my calendar. This has never been a problem before. If I try to "clean it up", I ...
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No Longer Receiving Message Notifications on Lock Screen

I have a SG3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.3. When the update ran, I received message previews on the lock screen, accessed them without trouble, and enjoyed the feature. In the last 24-36 hours, ...
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Battery-tracking app

I have a Galaxy SIII on Jellybean that's about a year old. I've never had any battery issues with it. The last three days, it's been at 80% when I go to bed at night, and completely dead in the ...
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Why does the preview image for my FFC look sharper than the actual captured image?

I feel this has been a problem on my Sprint Galaxy S3. The preview looks very crisp but when I actually take picture it becomes faded and bit blurry. I know it's not motion from the tapping the ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and ...
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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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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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TMobile Galaxy 3 adjusting between group & single text messaging

I want to send the same text to many individual people (only allowed 10 on G3). I don't want this to go out as a group message where if they reply all the others see the comments. Someone who has a ...
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How can I ignore the AT&T software update?

I keep getting this message every 10 minutes or so on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (non-rooted Android 4.1.2): How can I ignore it? I want to skip this update as the penultimate one introduced some nasty ...
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“No Backup account is currently storing data”?

When I checked backup & restore options in my settings it shows "No Backup account is currently storing data" , but I'm currently signed in to my Google account. Why it is disabled? (Click on ...
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Flash Galaxy S3 with Broken Screen and Debug Mode Not On

I have a completely broken screen/lcd/digitizer on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Debug mode was not on. The phone works as it will still vibrate when turned on and the LED / Menu / Back buttons light up ...
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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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“µamera” problem on S3

I am using an SD card on galaxy S3 - I store my photos on here. But today, on the DCIM folder of that card, I see a folder that named "µamera" and all of my photos were gone. It seems that, this ...
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S3 (i9300/i9305) Is it possible to install CM10 after installing the 4.3 OTA update?

I heard you cannot downgrade to 4.3 to 4.1.2. But, is it possible to change it down altogether to CM10? Reason: The new 4.3 update runs terrible on my phone. I sent it back to Samsung and my ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't respond to some secret codes

Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 doesn't respond to all secret codes in here . Specially it can restart with non of the codes in the list. Do I have a fake Galaxy S3 ?
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Replacing Samsung S3 Mother Board

I have experienced problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3 mother board and I want to replace it with a new one. Does the new motherboard come with OS installed in its ROM as its default OS ?
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Galaxy S3 (GT-I9305) /Android 4.3 - Calendar update button lost

I updated my S3 (9305) to Android 4.3 "JellyBean" and it lost update button (the round arrow) from the calendar app. So now at least my outlook updates don't sync from the server to the phone. How can ...
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Flashing CM 11 on Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535)

I have a Galaxy SCH-I535 from verizon (SGS3). It is not rooted, and I want to install CM 11 on it. Is there anything else I have to do besides just running the installer? I love my phone and don't ...
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Transparent notification bar after Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

I've just updated my Galaxy S3 to the OTA 4.3 update and whilst its fine, there are a couple of really annoying niggles. The main one is the notification bar at the top - where the little icons are ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 Verizon screen won't go off after some notifications

I have my screen to go off after 2 minutes of inactivity, but when something on the calendar comes up, it stays on forever. This kills the battery. Usually what happens is a calander event will popup ...
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Find out which firmware to use to revert to stock ROM

I bought the SG3 (GT-I9300) 6 months ago from Amazon Germany. I have Cyanogenmod 10 installed but wanted to revert it because I'm selling the phone. I want to use this guide to revert it, but I'm not ...
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How to disable lock pattern/pin on lock screen with new Android 4.3 update?

I just did an update on my Galaxy S3 and now it is required that I have a lock on my lock screen. Before the update, I had the simple "Swipe to Unlock." Now, when I go into Settings>Lock ...
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Cant connect S3 with CM 10.2 to adb [duplicate]

I cant get to use adb with my S3 in Windows 7. I am using CM 10.2, when I run adb devices nothing is shown. I also tired adb kill-server and adb start-server I tried in Ubuntu and worked perfectly. I ...
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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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Prevent autocomplete of addresses from gmail in android email application

I use my Galaxy S3 for both work and personal email messaging. I use gmail for personal and the stock email application, synced to Microsoft Exchange, for work email. However, when I compose an email ...
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i9300 getting random freeze/hang up irrespective of recovery/kernel/rom

I was running CWM recovery + Siyah kernel + CM10.1 + Touchwiz 4.1.2 (dual boot setup) perfectly fine on my Galaxy s 3 for almost a year. But yesterday I decided to update all of those and updated to ...
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Can you remotely download AndroidLost to your phone if your phone battery is dead? [duplicate]

I lost my phone recently and I found the app AndroidLost which allows you to download the app via desktop to your lost phone, by downloading it on your computer and texting via SMS message. If the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - Decrypting damaged SD Card (not factory reset)

I've searched a lot of threads, but this situation seems to be different than most. My Samsung Galaxy S3 has an encrypted SD card. The card used to mount and work just fine - then one day it ...
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How can I change the video playing on the Page Buddy for my Samsung Galaxy s3?

How can I change the video on my Page Buddy, because no matter what I try to do it's stuck on the same movie? I've tried playing a movie and then pausing it but that doesn't work. What can I do to ...
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messaging push notifications won't work after 4.3 update?

I updated my Samsung galaxy s3 to 4.3 a few days ago, and ever since then, push notifications for the built in messaging app hasn't been working. My phone doesn't ring, the icon doesn't appear in the ...
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Lock screen shortcuts cannot be changed

When my mobile had 4.1 version of Android, I could go to Security -> Lock screen -> Shortcuts to change the shortcuts. But, after Android 4.3 update, I am unable to find a way to change the shortcuts ...
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Not connecting via usb since latest update

Since the latest update on Galaxy S3 (now have Jelly Bean 4.3) my phone will not connect via USB to the USB port on my car radio. It connected before the update. What can I do to correct problem?
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LED light box on lock screen after using s voice

After setting up my s voice I enabled an option setting up a light box highlighting my pattern lock on the lock screen after using s voice. I want to undo this but can't find out how. Any ...
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How to check if my battery is OK?

I use my phone mainly for wifi use and I know it is a battery hog. However, what I would like to know is how much time it takes for the battery to charge. I guess it is supposed to take like 4 mins to ...
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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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Will upgrade to Android 4.3 with Samsung Knox make my s3 impossible to root?

So my Galaxy s3 has finally offered to upgrade to 4.3. I've heard Android 4.3 contains Samsung Knox which I have heard is a security feature that will make it impossible or at least really risky / ...
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Lock Screen Pattern Too Small After Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 finally got the OTA update to Android 4.3 from Verizon. Before the update, when I was running Android 4.1.2, the pattern on my lock screen looked like the 1st ...
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Can I recover vanished login informations? [closed]

My friend, upgraded his S3 for Nexus 5, leaving me with his mpj extended battery. I do have the S3 but have tucked in drawer for months and ran out of battery. Pop in the new and it turn on but jump ...