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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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How can I make Windows remember my Galaxy S3

Whenever I tether my Galaxy S3 to my laptop, using the built-in functionality from the Network Settings, Windows considers it a completely new connection: It labels the network "Network X" (with X ...
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Android will not open PDF files from notification bar

I have Samsung galaxy s3 and i recently got system update to 4.1.2 Before update there was no problems with visiting a website, downloading a pdf file and opening it from notification bar. Now after ...
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Connect Galaxy S3 to Wi-Fi ad hoc network

Are there any tricks/tips to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 to Wi-Fi ad hoc network shared by my laptop?
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SD card unexpectedly removed

I have a galaxy S3 with a 32gb class10 sd card. Unfortunately I experience the SD card unexpectedly removed - Preparing SD card phenomenon all the time. The card works ok as long as it is being used: ...
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software does not want to update

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Every time I try to update my software/ check for updates I receive the following message: "failed to update firmware due to network or server problem. Try software update ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Exchange Email Problem when cc'd

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 and have it set up with my Exchange account and have the setting to download "All" for the email size. This works fine for most emails. However, when I am on ...
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How to prevent S3 from turning on when charging

I'm trying to charge a new battery with my phone turned off. As soon as I plug the phone in to the wall charger, the screen turns on and the phone tries to immediately boot instead of staying on the ...
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Setting Up Live Wallpaper with Tasker

I'm trying to set up a Tasker widget to switch between a static wallpaper and a live wallpaper. I have no problem with coming up with the action for the static wallpaper, but I am unable to change ...
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What is this annoying sound on my S3 running CM 11.0?

I'm running CyanogenMod 11.0 on my Galaxy S3 I9300, Android version 4.4.2. I didn't have this issue before installing CM, so I'm thinking it may be a CM sound. Basically, sometimes this sound keeps ...
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Any way to translate tweets in realtime on my S3?

I use the stock Twitter client and I was wondering if there was a hack of some sort to translate tweets using Google Translate in realtime? OS: 4.1
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No WiFi after flashing

A bit of history: I got this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile SGH-T999 Decided to to play with Cyanogenmod. Rooted my S3 - success Installed Cyanogenmod following instructions - success Got ...
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How to prevent widget resize on unlock swipe?

After upgrading to 4.3, there is only a small portion of the lower screen that can be used to unlock the phone. The upper part of the screen engages what looks like some sort of draw or resize box ...
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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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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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Dropped calls and people not hearing me

Samsung S3 dropping calls and people not hearing me on made or received calls. Happened after latest upgrade.
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How can I get backup the files from my semi-broken android before shipping it in?

I broke my Samsung Galaxy SIII (Red) last week, got a replacement in the mail, and I'm trying to back up my files (contacts, photos, etc.) onto my computer before I send the broken one in. The only ...
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Hide certain numbers when picking SMS recipients

So many of my contacts have both home and cell numbers in my contact list. But when I am typing in names I the recipient field go sms pro), I don't really want to see numbers that cannot receive ...
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Disabled samsung keyboard- now can't turn on my s3

I am in a weird situation. Few days back (I believe) I disabled samsung keyboard using nobloat app as i use adaptxt all time. But i have an encryption password and as samsung keyboard is disabled, i ...
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Restore whatsapp chat if no SD-card

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 which I formatted it then when I re-installed WhatsApp, it did not ask me to restore back my chat. I don't have an SD-card installed in my phone. What can I do to get back my ...
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TTS and STT while driving - Samsung G3 (BlueTooth)

I have a few cell phones, and have never had a problem with TTS/STT with my 2012 Rio until I got a Samsung S3. My Rio has build in blue tooth. My HTC WP7, iPhone, and BlackBerry read messages out ...
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Samsung S3 - connection problem

I have installed Samsung PC Studio on my notebook and connected my Samsung Galaxy S3 to it by USB. The notebook picks it up and I can open it in My Computer. But when I go to PC Studio 7, I "click ...
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Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
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How can I turn off the notification for the power plug connection?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1 plays a sound every time I connect it to the power plug. Is there a way to turn that off without affecting all other notifications?
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Problem syncing contacts: HTTP error 500 in logs

I'm trying to find if there's a way to see which HTTP requests are being done on a server. The reason is I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem with contact synchronization. I've been having a problem ...
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Twitter and SMS

I have just installed the Twitter app on my Galaxy S3. I have discovered that there this an option in Twitter to receive tweets via SMS. Unfortunately, the country I am living in is not supported by ...
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Input languages to Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3

I know that there are 18 new keyboard languages in Jelly Bean. I upgraded my S3 to Jelly Bean, but I didn't get the additional languages. I saw Nexus, and it had all these languages, but mine has ...
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Samsung S3: avoid automatic screen lock

My Samsung Galaxy S3 automatically locks the screen after a given number of minutes. After this I have to insert a secret code to unlock. I can disable this feature, checking "Never lock screen". In ...
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Missing Exchange Mail Sub-folders

I used to be able to access my company's exchange email, main folders and subfolders on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Sometimes, it is in tree format, sometimes it becomes alphabetical order. it is quite ...
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Unable to update Samsung S3

I am new to this community. I bought a new S3 android phone. Well, I gotta configure couple of my email accounts. 1. personal - gmail, 2. official - exchange mail. When I look for update, it says ...
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Galaxy SIII SCH-I535, Android 4.4.2 - High Battery Drain

I am not quite sure where else to turn with this issue. It's been happening for about a week now. When looking at the stock battery section in Settings, I see that "Android System" is always using ...
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Samsung galaxy 3 text message

I have Samsung Galaxy s3 and whenever I get a text msg from my friend my phone says unknown address although Ive already saved the number. So, all the msgs are keeping under "Unknown adress" so I cant ...
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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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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 S3 Clone “Not registered on network” error

I have a clone S3 which our local Samsung outlet gave to developers in my group. Wireless and all other functions seem to work but when I put in a sim card it does not register and gives the error ...
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Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy S3

Getting error message on Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3. Have tried rebooting, clearing Data, Cache and Force Stop with no success. Thanks for any help!
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Help inputting words into Swype

On my old phone (still the Samsung galaxy s 3) I was somehow able to input the "words" 'c:' ';D' and other things like that with symbols at the beginning or end into its dictionary. That old phone ...
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How to disable calls but still receive texts

Is it possible through a setting or an app to receive only text messages and not phone calls? Specifically I have an Samsung galaxy s3
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How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-R530?

Can anyone tell me if the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE model SCH-R530 can use any other non-contract carriers besides U.S. Cellular? I have searched, and I am getting frustrated with trying to find a way to ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 mini defaults to speaker

When I answer the phone it has defaulted to speakerphone. I had the phone set to announce the caller. How do I make it stop doing that?
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Odin3 says phone is successfully rooted but I have no root access

I'm attempting to Root my Galaxy S3 to try and breath new life in to it (I don't want to upgrade if I don't have to). I've followed the steps detailed in this post and the results seemed to suggest ...
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5-6 duplicate calendar items

I have the same appointment 5-6 times throughout my calendar on Samsung Galaxy 3. I merge 3 separate accounts onto my calendar. This has never been a problem before. If I try to "clean it up", I ...
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TMobile Galaxy 3 adjusting between group & single text messaging

I want to send the same text to many individual people (only allowed 10 on G3). I don't want this to go out as a group message where if they reply all the others see the comments. Someone who has a ...
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LED light box on lock screen after using s voice

After setting up my s voice I enabled an option setting up a light box highlighting my pattern lock on the lock screen after using s voice. I want to undo this but can't find out how. Any ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...