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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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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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Global Address Lookups on Galaxy SIII

I have setup my Exchange Mail using the default Samsung email app. Mail and calenders works great but I am not able to do Global Address lookups. Is this possible? How can do this?
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Phone log shows numbers not Contact Names after installing Samsung S3 Security Update

My Galaxy S3 was working great until I installed a security update yesterday (26/11/12). Immediately after, the names dropped off the calls list and it is now showing phone numbers only.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo

Please help my phone won't start and keeps restarting. I was playing COC and I think my phone is overused. I tried to remove the battery then press hold the button for 30 seconds. Then test my phone ...
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I can't use my Galaxy S3 storage on my laptop

When I plug the USB on my galaxy s3 sprint it charges normally but no notifications appear about using the mass storage.. so how can I fix that and transfer the data from PC to my phone. NOTE: I cant ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 - “Insert SIM card” after installing CM 10.2

I flashed CyanogenMod 10.2 from zip on SD card with ClockworkMod, and now my Galaxy S3 doesn't detect my SIM card. Upon loading CM the first time, it shows the following message: SIM card - you ...
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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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I deleted/disabled my calendar on Galaxy S3

I used the CleanMaster app on my Galaxy S3 to disable apps I do not use. I then accidently deleted my calendar. When I want to add an event, I get a noticification: 'You must at least have one ...
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How Do I get what I've done in the game Township on my iphone to this tablet?

I've been playing Township on my iphone for awhile. When I bought the tablet I can't get it to sync. I've downloaded Township, but it's starting from scratch and I'm on level 50 something on phone ...
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How do I uninstall the LINE app (third party app)?

At my sister's suggestion, I installed the LINE app in my Galaxy S3. After a while I decided I didn't like it, so I want to uninstall it. Weirdly, when I open Settings > Application manager, there is ...
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Owner Information on Galaxy S3

I just had a software upgrade on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. The Android version is 4.3. How do I update the owner information on the locked screen? There is no option under "security" in the ...
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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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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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Chrome and Chrome Beta suddenly won't fill up the entire screen on launch

So, I'm currently on the N5X rom with a cyanogenmod 4.4.4 base on my Samsung i9300, I restored Chrome Beta from one my backups in titanium Backup, after flashing the latest version of the ROM ...
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Driver issues when using Samsung Galaxy SIII via USB for development

The phone is connected via USB to Windows 7 64-bit. The USB debugging option enabled. When I connect the phone to the computer, I'm notified that some drivers failed to install. Do I need these for ...
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Samsung galaxy 3 says charging paused. Battery temperature too low

I plugged in my S3 when it said 1% battery life and the red charging indicator light never came on, when i checked it a few minutes later it was at 0% and powered off. Immediately after that I tried ...
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Check the original carrier of Galaxy S3

How do I check the original carrier for Galaxy S3 (model no is i9300 in Australia)? I bought it from one buyer. I can't use the network. So, please help me.
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I've exceeded my unlock attempts (10). Is there any way to unlock my phone?

Due to AT&T being a horrible company, I believe the customer "service" has led me through more than my allotted attempts at unlocking my phone. Because my phone was refurbished, the attempts may ...
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How do I link the “My Info” Android local profile back to my Google+ account?

My issue is similar to having a ME profile (it is in a section called ME), but not the same. None of the answers to this question worked for me. I believe the principle difference is that I cannot ...
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not registered on network and seems the imei is changed

I have an international version of galaxy s3 gt i9300 it had android 4.0.4 working fine when i bought it(second hand) then i upgraded it to 4.3. Since then it performs as a normal device would but can ...
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Vibration going out on Samsung Galaxy S3?

So I've had my S3 for a few months and a lot of the time I leave my phone on vibrate throughout the day. Recently, although it still vibrates, it doesn't sound the same and the vibration isn't as loud ...
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Music plays through phone speaker instead of headphones when app is opened?

This problem started a few days ago and it's extremely annoying in quiet environments. I will be listening to music from any music player app, and whenever I open an app, get a notification, or switch ...
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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 can I tell if my International Galaxy S3 is suffering from SDS, and how can I fix it?

I have a 16GB International Galaxy S3 (XEF) running the latest firmware, 4.1.2 (yes, the Premium Suite update, I was thinking that this would've fixed it but it seems not) with baseband XXELKB. Over ...
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How do I restore the microphone button on my Galaxy keyboard

The little microphone icon disappeared from my Galaxy 3 keyboard a couple of weeks ago, and the mic icon does not appear as an option when you hold that button on the keyboard. All of the other ...
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Briefing Alarm News and Weather Not Read Aloud on Galaxy S3

I've got an alarm set daily on my Galaxy S3 with the briefing alarm type selected in my alarm's settings with all three briefing content items selected (weather, today's schedule, and news). ...
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Location of Downloads attached to text messages on my Samsung Galaxy III

My downloads are not appearing in my "downloads." Anyone know where else they may be being stored?
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My phone's 3g/4g randomly stopped working

I have a Galaxy S3 and my 3g/4g suddenly stopped working. WiFi works fine, but how can I get my 3g to work again? I have already uninstalled apps and deleted unnecessary photos and videos.
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How to change the home dock icons on TouchWiz?

Similar to How to edit the home dock icons (shortcuts) on TouchWiz 4.0 ICS I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 with Android 4.0.4. I can't for the life of me figure out how to edit the home screen ...
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Unable to connect my Galaxy S3 to PC through USB on Windows 8

I have tried to connect my phone several times but my PC doesn't detect it. I've even tried a factory reset but to no avail. Any suggestions on what I should do?
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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 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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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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Not allowed by SIM

Android S3 - Galaxy sIII Every now and then I get 'Not allowed by SIM' message when I try to make a call I tried: restarting airplane mode on/off playing with different settings. closing all ...
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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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Suppress Class 0 Flash SMS, show as notification or redirect to inbox

My mobile operator sends Flash SMS (Class 0) about remaining balance (prepaid) after every SMS, call and data session. The messages are helpful reminders but I really don't like the fact that they ...
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Is there a way to bypass PIN code for Galaxy S3 without losing storage device pictures?

I changed my password to my Galaxy S3 and forgot it. I don't want to hard reset it because I have pictures I need to get off the device storage. I tried to setup clockwork mod and another one that I ...
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Encrypting Galaxy S3 with custom recovery

I have installed CWM recovery long ago to root my device. Today, I want to encrypt storage using Android's built-in device encryption. I set the lockscreen password, then confirm the operation but ...
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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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How to make screencasts on Samsung Galaxy SIII?

Is it possible to make a screencast (video) with a Samsung Galaxy SIII? I want to record what the screen looks like as the user interacts with it. I know I can take a screenshot with Home+Power but ...
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How does NFC Task Launcher toggle Power Saving and how can I get Tasker to do it?

So I've noticed that NFC Task Launcher can toggle the Power Saving mode for the Galaxy s3. Obviously then, this is not a secure setting that requires root access (eg. turning GPS on / off). So is it ...
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Just updated to Android 4.2.2, Facebook Messenger doesn't push notifications now?

I just updated my Samsung Galaxy S3 (model SCH-I535) to Android version 4.4.2. It seems fine, except for one bug I've noticed recently. Facebook messenger will not always give me a notification that ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on. Can this be fixed or can I retrieve photos?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII is doing the following: I cannot get the phone to turn on, the side power button does not do anything. When I remove the battery, and put it back in place, the phone vibrates ...
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Where in my files can I find the stock browser's Favourites stored?

Where on the storage of my phone can I find the stock browser's Favourites? I want to backup that folder. OS: 4.1.1 S3
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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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Reinstall default apps on Galaxy S3 before updating to Jelly Bean

I want to update my Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean but after downloading the firmware using Kies, it starts updating, but then it stops with a "dead" Android with a red triangle icon. I think it's because I ...
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Simple exit to “downloading don't turn off target ” downloading mode

As a curious newbie I went into downloading mode in my Samsung Galaxy S3 by pressing Vol down+center Home+power button. After that I got options to press Vol up key to continue and Vol down key to ...
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Missing apps after installing upgrade-assistant app

I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Straight Talk wireless and it's version is 4.1.2. I've read how to upgrade it but I didn't want to risk it. So I found an app on the Google Play Store that could help ...