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Paranoid Android Custom Rom For Galaxy s3 i9300 Instructions

I want to put paranoid android on my galaxy s3 i9300, I have tried and been unsuccessful Here is the link to where I got the download from; XDA Community Can someone give me clear instructions as to ...
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“Touch to download SoundCloud” notification

I have Samsung Galaxy S3, Android 4.3. Not rooted. From time to time, I get notification: "Touch to download SoundCloud" I did had Soundcloud installed application before, but I have uninstalled ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 being slow and getting hot

I have a samsung galaxy s3 running Android 4.3, and it's always really slow and gets very hot sometimes. Does anyone elses phone do this? If so, have you found anything that helps?
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Restore deleted system

I have formatted the system using twrp now I can't flash the stock rom on my galaxy s3 sprint. I am getting the file_getprop: failed to stat "system/build.prop" status 7 every time I try to flash the ...
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Locking Emails on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I use the build-in Email application to access my email from my internet service provider (so this is NOT gmail, outlook etc.). I am often on the road and I need access to ...
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Is the back Chassis for the Canadian Rogers I747M the same as I747 T999?

The camera protection lens on my Samsung Galaxy S3 I747M broke some time ago. The camera itself stopped focusing correctly some time ago as well due to that. At some point, I had to have the camera ...
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Securely wiping a phone with a broken screen [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with a broken screen. The screen does not respond to any touch and does not display anything at all, it is black at all times. CyanogenMod 11 is installed on the device. I ...
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Is possible to change an app icon on 4.1 on my S3?

I have an app that I downloaded from the Play store and it's icon is very visually unappealing and I wanted to know if there is way to replace the default icon with one from an icon pack without a ...
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local headphone enabled FM radio app for nexus 5 (no internet needed)

I just moved from S3 to nexus 5, and there are a couple of things that I miss from my s3.. one is the prepackaged FM radio app.. all i needed was my headphones and I could connect directly to the ...
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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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Why doesn't Cyanogenmod show the update for CM11-M4 in the Cyanogen Updater?

On my phone when I do a CM update, no matter what I chose to show the update for M4 isn't available? What's going on?
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stock Calendar Entries Gone!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android version 4.3. I have always used the stock Calendar app that appears on the home screen of my phone. Recently I installed the Google Calendar app to see which ...
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How to get a transparent notification/Quickmenu background?

I want my Galaxy SIII Int to have a transparent notification/quickmenu background, without Gravitybox it aint working. The problem, if I use Gravitybox my system.ui will crash. So I searched other ...
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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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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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“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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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 ...
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Galaxy S3 won't complete boot after Cyanogenmod reversion

I installed a CGM 10.2 "snapshot" last night that was listed by the updater as a stable build. It started draining my battery immediately, so I tried to revert (using the built-in updater) back to the ...
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Messaging icon in Samsung S3 always show one unread message

My Samsung S3 messaging icon always show one unread message. See the screenshot below. I have thoroughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone couple of times. I also ...
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Galaxy S3 Wifi no internet on Comcast/xfinity router

Brand new stock Samsung Galaxy S3 will connect to Comcast-provided wireless router (Arris brand), but cannot get out of local network - I can ping other devices on the network, and I can even browse ...
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Will I get OTA updates from Vodaphone Australia by flashing stock I9300XXEMC2 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3?

I have an Australian Samsung Galaxy S3 from Vodafone (GT-i9300T). I want to flash a non-branded ROM to it using Odin. I found a ROM on samfirmware.com called I9300XXEMC2. Will I be able to get OTA ...
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Download or get the Instagram video I saw earlier

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 A person I followed had a cool video they posted on Instagram, but then deleted it later. I was wondering if there was a backup of the video in the temp folder, since I ...
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When tethering, is there a way to turn off the phone's own data usage?

Just a quick question, really. When I'm tethering (via USB, or wireless, or whatever) my phone's apps (and there are a significant number of my apps which do this) are constantly using the phone's ...
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How can I open an epub+zip file on my S3?

I got some files that say "epub+zip" undrr Properties and I wanted to know how can I open it? OS: 4.1.1
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Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 version 4.1.2. stuck and freeze

I have Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 version 4.1.2. Lately it freezes very often and only a restart helps solving that. I ran Factory data reset, but it does not help. I don't know how to solve the problem. I ...
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Game runs on wrong resolution

I love laying this game on my phone, I have played it since I had a Nexus S. After switching to the Galaxy S3, I found it didn't work well, so I just used my Nexus still, but now that device is ...
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open keypad on default when calling?

I was wondering if there's a way to automatically expand the keypad when I'm calling someone? I know that it likes to have a picture of that person there, but I don't really take pictures of anyone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Accessing shared Outlook folders on my Samsung Galaxy S3

I have worked out how to access my work emails via the Microsoft Exchange Server and also access any meeting requests. However any of the calendar entries on our shared calendar cannot be accessed. ...
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how does auto brightness work?

there is a similar question to this one How does the automatic brightness settings work? however, I do not think it answers my question. This is more to do with the UI. I just got myself a Galaxy ...
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Earphone is not working well, volume is very low in Galaxy SIII

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII. Please help me to find the problem. I cannot hear well when I receive phone calls. This problem started recently, before that, the earphone was working perfectly. Does ...
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Galaxy S3 Error/Crash Log Location

Is there an error log or crash log file anywhere on the Galaxy S3? My phone is constantly crashing (rebooting or totally freezing requiring a battery pull) at least 4-5 time a day. I've attached the ...
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Exchange e-mails deleted from Samsung Galaxy S III when downloaded on computer

When I have Microsoft Outlook running on my computer, exchange emails are self deleting on my Samsung Galaxy S III. I can see the incoming email on my Galaxy S III, but it goes as soon as Outlook ...
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How to enable hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting?

I've Samsung Galaxy S3 device. (Model-Number: SPH-L710) (Android-Version: 4.1.1) I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting, or an extra keyboard application. Is it possible?
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Galaxy S3 Accounts & Sync gone after jellybean update 4.1.1

Just updated my new Galaxy S3 to latest jellybean update 4.1.1 and my accounts and sync disappeared. Tech support said it should be under settings / personal tab but not there. Any ideas of what ...
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Google Play movie rental errors as it says my device is rooted (it is not)

I have a standard Galaxy S3. I have rented and downloaded Movies from Google play before however now it is saying: Downloads aren't supported on rooted devices (error 44) However my S3 is not ...
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status bar with icons to simulate home or power button press

i'm rooted on android 4.0.4 ICS stock. i would like to have a status bar that even shows in full screen, which can have an icon to simulate a home button press and an icon to simulate a power button ...
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How to drag apps to the task tray?

I am trying to drag icons to my task tray using my galaxy s3 v4.0.4. However when I am dragging the icons down to the tray the task icons dissappear and a bunch of options appear like info and delete. ...
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32gig sd card corrupt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover data from a damaged SD card? I have a 32Gb micro SD card that I've solely used for my Samsung Galaxy S3. The card has been completely cleared and is not ...
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Samsung S3: Only retrieve “contact with number” in contact search

Synchronizing my phone with my gmail account it has imported, not only the contacts, but even all the people who I just wrote one mail in my life (even without phone number). I have hidden this ...
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Samsung galaxy S3 phonenumber sync facebook

I had the HTC wildfire S like a week ago. It managed to automaticly fill my contact list with phone numbers and pictures from Facebook. Is this function not in the galaxy s3? If so, how can I get it?
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Still gpsd drains battery on galaxy

There are a lot of questions about gpsd drains the battery on Samsung Galaxy noteIII. Most of them, including the official gpsd page, says that it is actually another application which uses gpsd and ...