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Plug in the charger the wrong way?

Yesterday, I mistakenly tried to push the charger plug in my phone upside-down. The phone seemed to react to it. Does it matter which way the plug is turned for charging?
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Spontaneously deleting e-mails from Galaxy III

I've had a new galaxy S3 (from Verizon) that spontaneously deletes the contents of my e-mail (Comcast) without my input at random times during the day. Exchanged for another phone - same issue. Does ...
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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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Can't transfer files to galaxy S3 from laptop?Kies not getting Installed in lap?

I am having a galaxy S3, I can't connect it to my laptop.When I connect it with USB it's not getting mounted and so unable to transfer any files. In my laptop Samsung kies is not installed, hope it ...
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Connect Galaxy S3 to Wi-Fi ad hoc network

Are there any tricks/tips to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 to Wi-Fi ad hoc network shared by my laptop?
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Continuous input, how to undo the last movements

Samsung's continuous input method works nicely in many situations. However, when writing rather long words as they occur in German, the input method sometimes gives up and the entire word swished so ...
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Where is the predictive text dictionary gone?

Due to recent updates to 4.1.2 the personal dictionary vanished. That is, Settings -> Language & Input -> Samsung keyboard @-> Predictive text has still the option Personalized data, but ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 black screen and automatic reboots

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, purchased on July 2012. Sometimes, when I press the power button, the screen keeps black. The button LEDs turn on, but nothing else happens, and I have to remove the ...
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Which version of Heimdall to use with S2 or S3?

I think this is a pretty straight forward question. I have a Galaxy S2 (i727) and a Galaxy S3 (i747) and I'd like to use Heimdall with both of them, but can't seem to find which version of Heimdall ...
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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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Samsung S3 - connection problem

I have installed Samsung PC Studio on my notebook and connected my Samsung Galaxy S3 to it by USB. The notebook picks it up and I can open it in My Computer. But when I go to PC Studio 7, I "click ...
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POP3 E-mail Downloading Old E-mails I had Deleted

My Galaxy S3 phone recently received an update. My POP3 e-mail via Comcast now downloads e-mails from several weeks ago, apparently when it wants and however many it wants, at the same time it checks ...
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Connecting Galaxy S3 to DisplayPort via MHL HDTV Adaptor

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, and I just bought the Samsung HDTV Adapter (MHL to HDMI). However, my Dell U2412M monitor only has VGA, DVI or DisplayPort. So I also bought an HDMI to displayPort ...
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How can I directly, wirelessly copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu?

I would like to copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu without giving away too many privileges - just copying said file without any rooty system modifications (I want to keep the carrier-warranty ...
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Rooted SGS3 and Kies doesn't work with my ROM, Looking for contact list files

Recently rooted my SGS3 and installed a custom ROM, so I had to import my contacts number back into my phone and I had them saved as a vcard... When I imported all the names, I thought it had buggered ...
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Can not copy files from PC to Galaxy SIII

I have a Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 and 32-bit Windows 7 PC. When I connect the SIII to the PC it gets detected and I can browse phone and memory card. But I am not able to copy files from PC to SIII ...
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How to install full Unicode fonts

The page http://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammurapi contains several occurrences of the character Ḫ (1E2A;LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H WITH BREVE BELOW), http://codepoints.net/U+1E2A which does not display on ...
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My Galaxy S3 freezes and the screen goes black, what could be the problem?

I had this several times, my Galaxy S3 freezes and then the screen goes black and I can't wake it up. the only way is to reboot it and pull out the battery. What could be the reason for it?
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Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
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Cannot play a video made with my Galaxy S3 camera

I took a video with my S3. After playing the video 3-5 times, this message appeared: Cannot play video...sorry this video cannot be played... Why is this? I have MX Player.
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How can I find which app slows down my phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. My phone is becoming slow. I don't know how to find the app that slows it down. Can someone help me with this? My guess that the app is FACEBOOK... worst app ever. After ...
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How use the Samsung Galaxy S3 stock contact/phone app with custom ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon with the custom ROM Cyanogenmod 10.1. It has it's own people app and dialer. Previously, before I rooted my phone and installed the Cyanogenmod, the S3 comes ...
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Error on Samsung S3 with external memory card

My external 64GB ScanDisk Ultra is being causing me problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3. It works good for a small period of time, and then it crashes, it just stops working. It mostly holds music. ...
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How to install a ROM with CWM when /data (and /sdcard) are encrypted and I can't reformat them?

I used to run CyanogenMod 9.1 with device encryption on my Galaxy S3, and decided today that I wanted to try a CM 10 nightly. A problem with device encryption that I didn't know about before is that ...
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How to have my stock GS3 dialer initial screen be Recent instead of Keypad

Is it possible to have the stock dialer on my GS3 start on the Recent tab instead of the Keypad tab?
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Determing SIM/network/carrier lock status in software

Is there a way to determine if a Galaxy S3 (i747, running 4.1 JB, stock ROM, but with root) is currently carrier locked in software (i.e. without needing to obtain and insert a different network's ...
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running app is shut down when screen powers on

I recently updated my Samsung S3 (T-Mobile) with the OTA update to Android 4.1. Ever since the update, after the phone screen powers down (manually or on timer), turning the screen back on closes the ...
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How to root my android phone? [duplicate]

How can I root my android phone ... Please provide answer in easy steps ... I am using ... Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III Android OS v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) If anyone know then share
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How can I select which folders to sync via Exchange ActiveSync?

I am using Exchange ActiveSync with Android version 4.1.2, but cannot find the option to choose which folders to sync within my mailbox. A technote on the Samsung website (albeit the US version) says ...
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How can I turn off the notification for the power plug connection?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1 plays a sound every time I connect it to the power plug. Is there a way to turn that off without affecting all other notifications?
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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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My S3 doesn't have Auto screen off/on option

Hi I'm trying to look for Auto screen off/on during calls but I could not locate it. It's not on my Call Settings. Help please.
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SGS3 I-9300 Android 4.2 - why can't I disable these system apps?

nb. I can disable them using 3rd party root apps without any discernible negative effects. Are these networking protocols default? They seem to be harmless but everything I read about sit0 seems ...
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Galaxy S3 graphics issue, how to resolve?

My Galaxy S3 has developed a graphics fault (see image) and I don't know the cause or the cure. It has not been exposed to humidity or any thing magnetic and to the best of my knowledge it has not ...
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Creating a .dd image of a Galaxy S3 without rooting the phone

I'm working for my university's CS Department, and we've got a Digital Forensics project which requires us to create a one-to-one .dd image of a T-Mobile Galaxy S3 (Jellybean 4.1), so that we can ...
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How to keep a service from closing?

I am using the latest stock ROM for my phone (SGS3, Vodafone variant, although rooted) and I have installed a GPS live tracking program that stays on the taskbar as a service all the time (and that's ...
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Galaxy S3 won't connect to WiFi

I have a Galaxy S3 and a data plan. I prefer using wifi whenever possible. I tried to connect to a few networks, both private and public but I always get the same result: phone will say ...
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How to edit init.rc in Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300?

I would like to edit the init.rc in an i9300. I understand that editing the file as-is will not work as the file is reloaded from the boot image's ramdisk upon every bootup. After some googling, I ...
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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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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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Can receive but cannot send SMS on SGS3, help me debug with logcat?

For a couple months now (during which time I've tried ~20 ROMs), I can receive & make calls fine, receive & send emails fine, sync fine, everything is fine except I cannot send SMS. I've tried ...
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how do you properly root galaxy s3 i9300 on mac?

I am trying to root my Galaxy S3 i9300 on a Apple Mac. I followed the instructions here But instead of my phone starting up ClockWorkMod recovery, my phone keeps booting up on android recovery. Any ...
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How does contact management work?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy 3 with Android 4.1.2. I changed my SIM card today and was worried I might lose contact so I've backed them up. I've always found the contacts very confusing and obviously I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 requesting network security key when tethering

My S3 (Jellybean) was suddenly no longer recognised by my PC when plugged in via USB. I solved that by debugging using Developer Options as advised in another thread, which allowed the driver to be ...
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Why can't I update my device?

I have a Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300), my current Android version is 4.0.4. I am trying to define software updates for it, via the Software Updates screen. (Settings > About). However, I get "Unable to ...
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Galaxy S3 missing “Accounts and Sync”

I have Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 version 4.1.2 and I lost the "Accounts and Sync" under settings. I added the "Auto sync data" under Data usage and it still does not sync automatically with my calendar. My ...
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Songs from Google Play don't show up on phone

I'm trying to make a custom calendar notification on my mom's Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1) because the built-in ones are too short for her to hear. This article says I can move a music file to ...
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Cannot find driving mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

After upgrading to the new Android 4.1.2, I can't seem to find the 'driving mode' tab. Please help.
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Galaxy S3 Proximity Sensor has no effect in apps, but appears functional in diagnostics

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. If I use the Samsung Galaxy S3 diagnostics screen (#0#), and choose "Sensor", I get the following values for "ADC": Screen held far away: 16 Hand about an inch away: 70 ...
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Why does text duplicate itself in Android Jelly Bean Mail?

OK, I have a new Samsung Galaxy S III, updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.1. While Gmail works fine, when I send messages using one of my Web server's accounts, the message text duplicates itself in the body ...