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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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Why does my Samsung Galaxy SIII with 4.3 run so slow

Hi I live in South Africa and we recently received the 4.3 update for the Galaxy SIII. When I perform general functions on the phone(open apps, browse web, run multiple apps) everything goes very ...
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Swapping Android S3 phones [on hold]

My S3 has a broken screen. The phone is still fully functional except for the camera flash. A friend gave me his old S3 to use. Can I merely swap the Sim cards to get the friend's phone to operate ...
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Samsung Grand duos not visible in Mac Finder but visible in DDMS

I have eclipse installed and can see my device DDMS tab. Debugging also works normal. But oddly, I dont see my device (both internal memory and sd card) in Finder. I am unable to transfer to-and-fro ...
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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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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy s3 4.3 update failing

I am trying to update the firmware of my Galaxy S3 from 4.1.2 to 4.3. The update package gets downloded, but the installation fails at 31% everytime. I tried to updated using KIES also, but no ...
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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 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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S3 stuck on first splash screen

I recently installed an update to my custom ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s3/development/wip-cyanogenmod-12-t2936990) which was previously working fine on my phone. After installing this ...
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deleted the app. couldn't remember my password

I downloaded NQVault to my Samsung Galaxy S3 and I moved some videos to the vault but I couldn't get back to the videos to watch because I forgot my password. After trying many times to find out how ...
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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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My Samsung Galaxy S3 is upgrading automatically and now can't work properly

So, I turned off my cellphone for awhile and turned it on again. And, suddenly, it was upgrading itself. The title is "Android is upgrading" and below there is "Optimising app 3 of 82". I waited for ...
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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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Everything is messed up on my phone

I'm using the stock system on my Samsung GS3, and one day the phone just started restarting itself randomly. It might restart itself once or twice a day, and no pattern was observed. Then all in a ...
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Why is the amount of time needed to turn the screen on not always the same?

This may very well be a nit-picking type of question about Android devices, and in particularly about the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The concern here, is of a UX nature. When the screen has gone blank to ...
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Which application is switching on wifi?

I am running Android 4.3 on a Samsung Galaxy S3, switching on or off WiFi on a need-to-use basis. A few days back, I realized that WiFi would spontaneously be switched on. I switched it off, but it ...
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Why does my Galaxy S3 neo freeze shortly after booting?

I have a Galaxy S3 neo and for some reason after I turn it on the RAM usage gets so high making it freeze. Even after rebooting the problem appears again. Exactly after 35 seconds, or so, from turning ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy SIII: SkipSoft Toolkit: rooting: unable to boot Custom Recovery after flashing

My device is an unrooted Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 (Jelly Bean 4.3.0). I am trying to root my device using Unified_Android_Toolkit_v1.3.3.exe AKA SkipSoft Toolkit and their web page lists my ...
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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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Android: keyboard: user experience (UX). How to design a keyboard to input text faster [closed]

This question is about whether there are any Android keyboards out there that can be installed which at the same time improve the user experience (UX) as described in this post: I'm using the Samsung ...
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USB malfunction and rooting of my Samsung SIII (GT-I9305)

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII (GT-I9305), and here are my problem(s). It can't be detected by PC via USB (not showing on device manager, odin, kies, not even charging) but it is charging when connected ...
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Reinstall Gallery app on Samsung Galaxy S3

I accidently uninstalled the Gallery app that came with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I installed another gallery, but I cannot choose a photo for lock-screen. Is it possible to reinstall the Gallery app? If ...
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My s3 wont boot, not even to the recovery!

So i have a galaxy s3 and it not rooted or anything, i left it on the chair, came back 15 min later, passed the lock screen the pulled the notifaction bar down and it shut off, it wont turn on with ...
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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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Question about Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S 3 I sent a group message to a bunch of people, and somebody text me back to remove her number from the group setting. How do I do this? Need Help
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Won't Connect via USB with Android File Transfer with MacBook Pro - Mountain Lion

I saw some similar questions along these lines with newer Samsung devices, but I will post a question here anyway in case an answer for me ends up being an answer different than that for someone else. ...
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Paired with unknown device

Galaxy S3 I noticed that my Bluetooth is turned on (I never use it and keep it off) and my phone is paired with an unknown device called "Deborah's iPhone". My "Messages" application duplicated ...
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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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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 factory reset S3 with screen not working but phone working?

My phone turns on, I hear notifications when I receive SMS (as sound works) but the screen is damaged. Nothing displays at any time and I cannot interact with touch. I have replaced my damaged phone ...
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How to fix “Unfortunately, the process xxx has stopped”?

I was having some trouble with my rooted Samsung GS3, so I "tried" to perform a reset by flashing a stock ROM in ODIN. Once I booted it back up, the first thing I saw was "Unfortunantly, the process ...
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Warning: Camera Failed

I have a vanilla Samsung Galaxy S3, and just a month or two ago the back camera won't work. Whenever I use the default Jelly Bean camera app, it just pops up a message saying: "Camera Failed." then ...
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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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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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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 S3 I9300 no recovery no boot and odin fails to flash

I have Samsung S3 GT-I9300 It was working fine but suddenly, I turned it on and It is stuck on the Samsung LOGO forever. It doesn't go to recovery mode when pressing HOME+VOL UP+POWER. But I can ...
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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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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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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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Messaging icon in Samsung S3 always show one unread message

My Samsung S3 messaging icon always show one unread message. see attached screenshot. I have throughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone coupe of times including ...
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How to stop repeated requests to install an app?

I'm getting the same message or rather, a notification, several times daily, a request to install an app (Zero Launcher, specifically) and it doesn't seem to stop. It's starting to feel like ...
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Gapps not working

I have Samsung S3 GT-I9300 Internatiional I removed some of gapps form Fdroid app 'system app mover' Now i m not able to use play store even installing it from backup. I am thinking of installing ...
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Flashing English ROM on Korean Samsung Galaxy S3

I got my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SHW-M440S) but it was bought from South Korea. At first, it was all Korean. But after some time (or some tweaks), I managed to set it to English. (No, I am not a Korean). ...
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Galaxy S3 USB modem connection

How do I connect Internet from a laptop using USB modem to a Galaxy S3, or directly USB modem(data card) to S3 for internet connection?