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How to retrieve Android contacts from Galaxy S3 to Windows 7 on a non rooted phone

I am hoping someone can help me with this. My brother passed away yesterday and we both have the same phone a Samsung Galaxy S3 on the Sprint network. I was wondering if there is a simple way with adb ...
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I was listening to music on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini when the sound coming from my headphones got really low.

The Phone is three days old, and suddenly all music coming from my headphones (yes, tried different ones, and they work the same way, really low sound) got really low. The headphones work on all other ...
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How to disable Android Wear's “Listening via TCP” notification?

I don't have an Android Wear, but I always get a notification from the Google Play Services app with this content: Android Wear Listening via TCP on 127.0.0.1:5601 I want to disable this ...
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No Longer Receiving Message Notifications on Lock Screen

I have a SG3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.3. When the update ran, I received message previews on the lock screen, accessed them without trouble, and enjoyed the feature. In the last 24-36 hours, ...
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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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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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Can I turn off Google/Google+ notifications on Samsung Galaxy S3?

I know you can turn off notifications from the native email client, but is there a way to turn them off for Gmail, Google+, and other Google apps? I have my Google account set up on my phone, which is ...
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Bridge Wi-Fi through router > Galaxy S3 > desktop Windows

I'm usually hooked up to a wall Ethernet port on my PC, but I'm away for a little over a week now and I only have access to Wi-Fi. The signal is just barely out of range. I can use Skype and whatnot ...
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Recovering google authenticator codes on a broken phone

So recently my galaxy s3's screen broke and I lost my Google authentactor app. I thought I had all the backup codes stored in my laptop but when I went to recover them I found out that one of my ...
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Error downloading apps in Google Play Store with Samsung Galaxy S3: “Package file invalid”

Whenever I try to download an app in the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy S3, it keeps saying "package file invalid" and won't let me download anything. The message also has a triangle with a ! ...
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Google Calendar sync works only when Google Calendar app is uninstalled

I couldn't get Google Calendar to sync on my Galaxy S3 (with web version of Google Calendar). I did all things recommended on this help page but it didn't help. I also tried removing Google account ...
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What to do to rejoin the group in whatsapp I deleted? [on hold]

I left a group which added me in whatsapp, what to do to in rejoin the group whatsapp?
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Samsung Galaxy S3 WiFi Connectivity Problems with SOME Wireless Networks

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 that plays well with my wireless network at home and elsewhere but has major connectivity issues with the wireless network in my office. Nobody else has problems and I ...
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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 can I do a screen recording on the S3?

I need to record my screen as I'm using a specific app to show the issues showing up that a developer is unable to replicate. How can I achieve this? Is screen recording even possible on Android? ...
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My galaxy s3 mini will not restart

A few days ago my s3 mini turned itself off and it won't restart. I have charged and changed batteries but nothing happens. I have tried several times but the screen just does not come on
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Disabled app notifications getting automatically re-enabled

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. There's an app I use frequently, but don't want notifications from. Under "App info" I unchecked "Show notifications", and initially this does dismiss ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, just shows ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” black screen

This morning I woke up to my Samsung Galaxy S3 which just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” on a black background. It never comes to the “Enter ...
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Prevent autocomplete of addresses from gmail in android email application

I use my Galaxy S3 for both work and personal email messaging. I use gmail for personal and the stock email application, synced to Microsoft Exchange, for work email. However, when I compose an email ...
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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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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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Replacing Samsung S3 Mother Board

I have experienced problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3 mother board and I want to replace it with a new one. Does the new motherboard come with OS installed in its ROM as its default OS ?
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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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cannot create dir '/data/data/com.whatsapp' : I/O error

My whatsapp application suddenly missing on my Samsung Galaxy S3. When tried to install it again, recieved the following error : "Insufficient storage available" My phone is rooted. I've check ...
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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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Screen Mirroring with Chromecast

I have two devices - a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a Nexus 7 (2012 version) - that I'm trying to mirror to a Chromecast. It looks like neither device supports screen mirroring on Chromecast with the default ...
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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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I get SMS notifications but the new text message is not shown

My phone will notify me that I have a message, but when I go into the messaging app that message won't be there. When I send a message off it also won't show me the message after it sent. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190)

Charging icon still displays when charger plug is removed? Computer recognizes device sometimes? battery drains quickly? Please help. Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-18190)
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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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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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Why isn't my android working properly?

A couple months ago I tried putting CyanogenMod on my sprint galaxy s3. I used the one click cyanogen installer on my windows PC. I don't remember why, but the install didn't fully flash because ...
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Samsung galaxy S3 GT-I9300 4.3 Jelly Bean to 5.0-lollipop

I would like to know if it is possible to update my Samsung Galaxy S3, which is in 4.3 Jelly Bean, to 5.0-lollipop. And in this case, I would like to know : If it is a good idea ; Will my phone ...
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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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Cannot receive group messages from iPhone users

I switched from an iPhone, of which I was a fanatic, to the Samsung Galaxy S3. I can receive individual messages from iPhone users, but I cannot receive any group messages. I have downloaded many apps ...
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Where does Amazon Music store files?

I have recently installed Amazon Music, I am a Prime customer. Music from my cloud has downloaded to my device (Galaxy S3) but I want to move it to my SD card. I cannot find the music files anywhere ...
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How do I restore the “Quick List” in my Samsung Galaxy S3's default media player?

So I wanted to add a song to the "Quick List" playlist that I knew was a feature for most media players, but it wasn't listed in "Add to playlist". I figured that I deleted it and went to "Create ...
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How to setup an invalid APN that prevents mobile data access?

How can I setup an invalid APN that prevents mobile data access? Tried with these APN settings: Name: invalid APN: invalid Proxy: 0.0.0.1 Port: 1 Server: 0.0.1.1 APN-type: invalid Always got ...
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Quiet sound after 4.3 update - Samsung Galaxy SIII

Since my Samsung Galaxy SIII was updated to 4.3, I have had problems when listening to music. The sound is very low when my equalizer turns on. I've already tried to configure the equalizer ...
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Is it possible to turn on Hands Free mode without GPS?

I've noticed that whenever I turn on Hands Free mode, the GPS is automatically turned on as well. This is not the behaviour that I want. When I turn on Hands Free, I just want to enable it, not the ...
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How to backup broken screen phone when USB debugging IS NOT enabled?

I dropped my Samsung S3. Now I cannot see anything, just a white screen with purple, black, and green lines. Before it blanked out, it wasn't recognizing my finger touch. Any idea on how or what to ...
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Can't pass the initial setup wizard on SG3 with broken screen digitizer

So i burned digitizer on i9305 by flashing corrupted recovery. Then i flashed new working custom ROM and recovery, after Stock JB tried some KitKats like MoKee, Omni, CyanOgen 10/11 but i'm facing the ...
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How can i change text vibration on my Galaxy S3?

I want to change sms vibrations on my Galaxy S3 but I can only change it for incoming calls. Can someone tell how to change notification vibrations for sms on my Samsung Galaxy S3? Thank you in ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 Boot Loop Problem

Problem: Phone battery ran out. Popped spare battery in and the boot loop began. Can only go so far where the screen says "Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300" and nothing further. Tried with no success: ...
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Password not working on my Samsung Galaxy 3

My password was changed on my galaxy 3, my email and password isnt working, is there anyway to bypass this without a hard reset so that i dont lose all my pictures and data on my phone?!?!
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Samsung account not showing

Could anyone assist me with enabling my Samsung account on my S3. Each time I pressed buy in video hub I got this message on my phone: "Your Samsung account has been disabled. Enable it by going to ...
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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 ...