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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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Samsung S3: Notification panel opens on quick setting instead of notifcation

In short: Any idea how I get set the notification panel to open on the notification panel, not the quick settings one? The whole story: My phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G GT-i9305, Android 4.4.4, ...
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Samsung syncing messages but not contacts on Galaxy S3

I messed up bad and lost all my contacts/messages when I tried to install another OS on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Now I have gotten the operating system back and Samsung Account let me retrieve my ...
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Data Usage For Free eBooks From Google Play Store

How much data does it take to download a free eBook via the Google Play Store? It doesn't tell you as you are installing the book. Does it take heaps in general??
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't mount external SD card

I've recently flashed the stock firmware onto my Samsung Galaxy S3 because there was one feature which didn't work on CyanogenMod. My external SD card worked fine until recently - the 'mount SD card' ...
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Wi-Fi problems on CM11 (4.4 KitKat, Samsung Galaxy S3)

I've recently encrypted my Samsung Galaxy S3 (with CyanogenMod 11-20141115-SNAPSHOT-M12-i9300 installed) using vdc enablecrypto wipe, and since then I've been having a problem with the Wi-Fi radio on ...
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SD CARD- I just bought for my galaxy phone

I just bought a SD card for my Samsung Galaxy S5 and its still showing storage space running out. The Sprint store said it takes a few days for it to go away?
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Google apps cannot use internet after unrooting Samsung Galaxy S3 [closed]

All my apps related to Google are not connecting to the internet. I can only use internet through browsing apps. It happened after I unrooted my Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Yellow, pixelated icon appearing on Samsung Galaxy S3

It looks like 2 staggered coloured (colour is predominantly yellow) keyboards overlapping. The top one is offset to the left of the first one.
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Installing CM10.2 - Stuck on Download Mode

I have a Galaxy SIII (GT-i9300) and I'm following the instructions for installing CyanogenMod on it here. However, when following step 4 of the first part: Boot the Galaxy S III ...
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alternative to android build in encryption?

I have got a Samsung S3 that forces me to use a 6-charakter password for the phone/SD card encryption. I would like to use a PIN (4-digits) as it was possible in earlier Samsung phones. I am aware of ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 does not appear on Windows computer or Mac?

I'm trying to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S3 Gt-i9305 on EE running Android 4.3. I know how to unlock the phone however, when I connect the phone to my computer it does not appear at all. Usually, Android ...
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How to redirect sound to loudspeaker from arbitrary app

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a front-speaker and a back-loudspeaker. From some applications, such as the Phone app, it is possible to press a software button during a call to redirect the sound ...
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Need Help Unbricking Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)

below is a full and detailed account of what I have tried so far and where I think may be problems. I need someone with experience/in-depth knowledge of these sort of issues to give me a hand. Okay ...
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ADB device not found - Samsung galaxy S3 with Custom ROM

I'm trying to test ADB in samsung device thru USB. It is working as expected in Ubuntu and MAC OS. In Windows7, Im getting "error:device not found" in phone mode, but the phone is getting detected in ...
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lost memo app. data

I was unable to use my password protection on this app. I foolishly stopped and cleared.data under the apps setting thinking it would allow me to access my needed memo. Is there a way to get the memo ...
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Which CP & CSC code choose to install stock rom Galaxy S3 i9300

I am installing stock rom because of get warranty back (now i am running Archidroid). I don't know which firmware I should choose. My actual region code is XEF (stock recovery is saying that it's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Export phone numbers only?

I'm curious if anybody knows a way to export only contacts that have a phone number added to them? When I first bought my phone(Galaxy S3) I synced FB, Gmail, Hotmail, ... and now my contacts is full ...
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What can be possibly slowing down my phone? [closed]

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S3. As the title says, the phone has slowed quite a bit. And by a bit I mean a lot. It has gotten to a point where sometimes I cannot even unlock the screen because ...
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Galaxy S3 insufficient space

I've got a couple GBs worthof space and my internal and external SD storage are about at 25% full each. No matter where I try to download apps to, it says I've got insufficient space. I've already ...
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Profile change does not affect ring mode “normal”

Yesterday I flashed the newest cm11 version on my s3 lte (i9305) together with the pico gapps. It was the same version I had on my phone before, I just wanted to clean everything up. After setting up ...
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Filesystem format used for SD Card by Galaxy S3

When I remove the SD Card that was formatted by my Galaxy S3 from it and put it in a MacBook, fdisk shows its sole partition as having partition ID 0C, indicating that it is a Fat32 LBA partition. ...
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“Unknown address” when receiving text message on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 and whenever I get a text message from my friend, my phone says "Unknown address" although I've already saved the number. All their messages are kept under "Unknown address", ...
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Allow USB debug pop-up not showing while installing CyanogenMod on Galaxy S3 i9300

I'm trying to install CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300, international). Had no problems, until I had to switch to the pc installer. I'm stuck on the screenshot underneath: I have ...
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No notifications when screen protection is active

Running Galaxy S3 and Kitkat I don't have any notifications (eg. reminders) when the device is locked with any method (pattern, pin etc.). When the screen is off and the protection not active yet, ...
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During locked screen: Notificaton 'Rights requested'. Google Account manager then crashes

Since a few days ago, my device has started showing an exclamation mark in the status bar when the lock screen is active. Today, this happened several times. In the notification area there is a ...
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Disable booting into Safe Mode on damaged S3

I have a rooted i9300 (Samsung S3) that is damaged, and only boots into safe mode. You can read about some people with the same problem HERE and HERE. Took the device to Samsung Tech Center, they ...
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Why do I sometimes get requests for root access from unusual applications?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running a rooted stock firmware, Occasionally I get a popup from my superuser application saying that an application that I did not specifically install or launch has ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 is HOT

Sometimes after using my phone for a bit, it gets super hot where the battery is. When that happens, I close all programs and don't use it for awhile; it eventually cools down. This also happens a ...
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Is it effectively possible to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on an S3 with 4.3?

I am trying to get rid of the yellow triangle visible just prior to download mode (Volume-Down + Home + Power). There is no shortage of tutorials about how do this, but after having tried all the ...