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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 ...
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Show messages on lock screen on Galaxy S3

Is it possible to show previews of messages (as the iPhone does) on the lock screen on a Galaxy S3 running android 4.1.2?
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View text messages with time on the side

Today my Samsung Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.3, using Verizon Wireless as a service provider) received a software update, update_SCH-1535_MF1_to_ML1, which changed the way that text messages are ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean 4.1 Support Microphone Audio Input from mini USB Headset?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (WiFi) 16Gb device running Android Jelly Bean 4.1 This tablet has a 3.5mm jack for stereo audio out. No microphone jack. At least this is the way I'm reading the specs: ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 kernel version

I just completely reset my phone. When I checked the About Device section, it among other things shows: Kernel version 3.0.31-2168382 se.infra@R0301-02 #1 Thu Nov 28 21:02:26 KST 2013 Is this ...
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Calendar alerts stopped working after upgrading my Galaxy S3 to 4.3

I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3. Now my calendar alerts don't pop up anymore. Any ideas on how to get my calendar alerts working again?
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Not able to access the service menu on my Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 from US Cellular and I'm trying to use it on a different carrier. I added the new SIM Card and I tried all the possible options to access the service menu and it always says ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 camera light keeps flashing

Ever since I updated the software on my Galaxy S3 the camera light flashes randomly all day, it also flashes when my alarm goes off. I cannot find anywhere in my settings how to disable this ...
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Trouble with certificates

I have a Samsung Galaxy tablet model GT-P3110. I keep getting a message on my tablet each time I go to my Hotmail and Outlook email that there is a problem with the security certificate for these ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300): Wiped Download mode

Something went badly wrong while trying to flash my phone. I have somehow managed to delete Odin/Download mode. I CAN access ClockworkMod, but it's a very old version not supported by the ROM I wanted ...
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Identify Unlocked Device's Carrier

I bought an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 a while ago, this phone was imported by an independent store and not any of the local cellular carriers. And my phone is not getting firmware updates, I ...
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Camera light flashes when the phone rings - how do I turn this off?

With Android version 4.3 for my Samsung Galaxy S3 (or perhaps just Verizon's flavor of it) my camera flash has begun to blink very brightly when I am receiving an incoming call. How can I turn this ...
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1answer
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lost apps after backup and restore on Samsung Kies

I downloaded Kies because there is a software issue on the phone. So I backed up the phone to Kies on my laptop then did a factory reset on the phone. Then I restored the phone from the laptop but ...
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2answers
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How can I make Lock Screen widgets work on my Galaxy S3 on Android 4.3?

When my Galaxy S3 upgraded to 4.3 last night the lock screen lost all its widgets and now immediately turns on to the password entry screen rather then the widget screen where I can slide to unlock or ...
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Galaxy S3 (Jellybean 4.1.2) is blocking callers on Allowed list while in Blocking Mode

I discovered last night that my phone is blocking callers who are on my approved list. I couldn't find my phone and asked my husband to call it... but it went straight to voicemail. When I finally ...
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Disappearing Apps on Galaxy s3

During the download of an app, or after the app has finished downloading, it will automatically disappear. It will be recorded in the Play Store as being "Installed" but it is nowhere to be found on ...
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I'm having trouble opening my play store

I have a galaxy s3 and the play store will not open, I've i tried every way I can think of to open it but it won't work: I restarted my phone many times, I've also tried opening it from the ...
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1answer
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Adding an APN from the commandline

I'm in the US for 30 days and got a SIM card from Lycamobile. For some reason adding APNs doesn't work through the GUI (I add them but they never show up in the list, even after rebooting). Instead I ...
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CM 10.2 with Google Apps version 20130813 won't download from Play Store

I have a Galaxy S3 I9300 from Telcel, Mexico running CyanogenMod 10.2.0, upgraded from 10.1.3 with the upgrade feature and using TWRP for this purpose. I am unable to download anything from the Play ...
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Nonstop push notifications on recently updated Samsung Galaxy S3

My phone received and installed an OTA update this weekend, to Android version 4.3 Now everytime my phone connects to the internet or I go to use the internet, I get this large list of push ...
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Galaxy S3 Bootloader Problem

I made an effort to unlock the boot-loader on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-i535) and it didn't work. I followed these directions to a T. When I got into CWMR, I installed CyanogenMod 10.2 and ...
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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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Will installing 3G ROM on 4G device (Samsung Galaxy S3) brick phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9305 LTE. Samsung is taking too long to release updates. So. I would like to know if putting a 3G ROM on a 4G device will either brick or make my phone unusable. Has ...
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Android lag issues in Galaxy S3?

I know I have previously asked a similar question and I am asking again : why does my Galaxy S3 lag when doing routine tasks ? When pressing HOME button , the screen is supposed to smoothly fade ...
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How to import contacts from galaxy s3 to nexus 5?

How do you import contacts from a Galaxy S3 to a Nexus 5? They're both Android devices, so is it a simple process? Do I need to save them to a SIM card?
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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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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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Issues with Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2 destroying or being unable to use SD-cards

Reviews for some products, as well as some forum threads, claim that the Galaxy 3, Galaxy 4, and Galaxy Note 2 will not play well with some SD cards. The first of the above links mentions that ...
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Whatsapp contact names not showing; just numbers on Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has been freezing. On my Whatsapp, the contact names are gone. All it shows are contact numbers. Is there a way to fix this problem? Is there a way to stop the phone from ...
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Delete application folder in Android device

Hi I am using Samsung Galaxy S3. In my device I created a folder in Application menu to have a bunch of related apps. At a point of time I uninstalled all the apps in that folder. Now I cant delete ...
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How to Clear notifications once and not be bothered/repeated again?

Simple yet annoying behaviour of Android (Galaxy S3) Notifications appear for many apps (email, games, messages etc.,) but once I view them (by a slide down, not by opening/responding to each of ...
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How to upgrade Avatar ROM's old kernel?

I've got an S3 LTE version (GT I9305), with CyanogenMod (Avatar) installed. I've tried nightlies too, however, I'm still running Linux 3.0 (shown in about in settings). And I've seen CM screenshots ...
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Google docs on Android cannot authenticate

I have a Galaxy S3 on Sprint with the latest software and firmware updates. When I use the internet browser to browse to docs.google.com, it keeps redirecting me between accounts.google.com and then ...
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Android Icon keeps changing from what I set it to or disappearing entirely from the quick-launch bar at the bottom

I have a Galaxy S3 on Sprint, and the quick-launch icons at the bottom of the screen keep messing up. I have 5 quick-launch icons there, but sometimes one of them either gets removed so only 4 show ...
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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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Galaxy S3 randomly deleting my contacts

My Samsung Galaxy S3 just deletes some of my contacts on a regular basis. Any ideas on how to stop this and or recover those deleted contacts?
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wifi connection

For the past two days I can no longer connect to my home WiFi. It keeps saying "disabled", which also happened at a friend's house who also has Virgin WiFi – but I can connect to BT WiFi at another ...
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CWM Recovery showing wrong sdcard info

So i have installed Cyanogenmod 10.2 using Clockworkmod Recovery, which went fine. However now I am unable to get rid of CWMR. I tried flashing TWRM, but CWMR persists. Even worse, CWMR shows the ...
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What's the best way to switch from Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod on Galaxy S3?

I would like to switch my Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod with the least trouble possible on my Samsung Galaxy S3. So basically I would like to keep: My data (files, contacts, sms) My apps My apps ...
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Galaxy S3 won't boot, gets stuck at the “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT” screen

I seem to have the same problem as many other Galaxy users with the Boot Loop. I cannot access my phone: I am not able to load the Stock ROM or factory reset it, nor erase any data. It is stuck at ...
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Key tap vibration option missing in S3 mini

I have read about how to disable the key tap vibration option in S3. It seems pretty straight forward: Go to Language and Input --> Samsung keyboard settings --> Advanced --> Unselect key tap ...
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Samsung S3 Cannot Enter Recovery Mode, and Can't Boot Up Either

I'm trying to fix a Samsung S3 which has been stuck on the boot logo continously, and cannot boot up. The phone keeps displaying the logo (which says "Samsung" and the phone model) when the power ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 4G notification center NFC button doesn't work

UPDATE: This was fixed in the 4.3 update that came out for my phone lately. No need to think about it anymore, also I can't give any further details. I have a quite new Samsung Galaxy S3 4G ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 vibrate

I have had my phone for a while and I am always feeling guilty because I haven't replied to text message that I never knew that I got when I have my phone on vibrate. It only vibrates when I pick it ...
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Apply OTA Update for Android 4.3 to AT&T SGS3 i747

My Galaxy S3 (i747) has just informed me that there is an OTA update available from AT&T. I have stock Android 4.1.1 on there right now, but I have the device rooted with Clockwork 5.x. When I ...
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Android default calling app don't suggest other calling apps even after reseting defaults

Good day. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (GT-I8190N) with its default Android 4.1.2 and default Phone application. When I try to make a call with it, it never suggest other calling apps, so I will ...