Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-3]

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Data recovery from Galaxy S3 that will not turn on

I have an old Galaxy S3 which hasn't been in regular use for at least five years, but which I know has some data on it that I would like to retrieve. However, the phone will not power on, even while ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 stuck at Samsung Logo after custom rom

I had this Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. Since Youtube didn't open as it required an update but the play store said it is up to date(i usually use it to watch youtube), I planned to install ...
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Galaxy S3 : Impossible to go to recovery or download mode

I've just get an old Galaxy S3, with this mission to backup existing photos on it. Of course, it's not rooted and not backuped... :) Original setup (ROM, ...) When starting it it's stucked on Galaxy ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Keeps shutting off

I just recently found an old Samsung phone and I have been trying to get it to boot up. I have some old pictures of my kids on there I would love to get off of it. The phone tries to boot up but as ...
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Blocked SIM card and getting asked for PUK on Lineage OS 17.1

I installed Lineage OS 17.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Everything worked just fine until I put in my SIM card. The first thing which happened after booting was getting directly asked for the PUK code ...
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How to switch on Samsung Galaxy when Power Button jams?

Since my smartphone's casing is so tight, I had to press the buttons harder, until the power button got permanently stuck. Now I dont't know how to switch on my Samsung Galaxy without using its power ...
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How to remotely control an android phone without using the screen?

Ok Today I got a problem where something looking like a blue ink stain progressively leaked inside the screen in 6 hours until things turned from blue to completely black until nothing can be ...
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Pass through ODIN MODE

I have a Samsung J3 6 (2016), I'm trying to hard reset (PIN loss). I found out that I should hold Volume Up+Power+Home for several seconds. Then I am warned that downloading a costum OS might be ...
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SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor is not listed on Widgets selection screen

On my Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) with the latest stock ROM there are following files present in /system/app: SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk (484 kb -rw-r-r--) SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.odex (...
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Wifi but no internet - Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Octos and Android 7.1.2. I have been able to connect to the internet in the past, but currently when it connects to the wifi it does not connect to the internet. I ...
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How do I change what "Web Search" in Gmail opens as its search engine?

Question Summary How do I stop Samsung Internet from popping up when I select text in Gmail and click on the 'Web Search' "button", and instead bring up something else, such as DuckDuckGo search, or ...
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Where to get stock samsung galaxy images? [duplicate]

in particular I am looking at Samsung Galaxy S3 factory image. Samsung download site was useless.
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Why doesn't chrome load videos immersive

Here's what a video frame looks like on CM browser: Here's what a video frame looks like on Chrome: That upper black border is for the status bar(the status bar is not there, but that's its place). ...
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Using a 128GB MicroSD card with a device with 64GB maximum?

Samsung's specs for my Galaxy S3 say: 128GB MicroSD cards probably didn't exist when this phone was made. If I insert a 128GB MicroSD card, will the card: "not function at all" or will it: "work ...
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Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Stuck at Samsung logo with no recovery and no download mode

Background: I was having CWM recovery with custom ROM "CyanogenMod" and recently I flashed "LineageOS" successfully but I noticed that phone internal storage is being occupied by previous ROM files ...
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How do i stop apps i dont want or use from redownloading?

Apps like Google Books and Flipaclip I dont use them so I Uninstal them but the moment I turn my Samsung Galaxy back on they redownload taking up space for app I do want/use in the future so how can I ...
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sir Google play is showing unwanted apps to install and unwanted information about something repeatedly.can u help me to avoid that disturbance

Like I attached a pic it is showing repeatedly
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Samsung account crashes on S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE. I've been trying to use it with a Samsung Gear S3 Classic. The phone and watch can find each other, but whenever I attempt to push an app or a watchface from the ...
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Can display apps damage AMOLED screen?

I used app Screen Balance (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.uk.quickdoc.screenbalance&hl=sl) and one other screen app on my Galaxy S7 Edge and later (weeks or months later) I got ...
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Wireless Charging stopped working; Could it be a software issue? (Samsung Galaxy S3)

I've had a Samsung Galaxy S3 for a few years, I even upgraded to a newer model, and revered back to my trusty ol' S3 because I missed it, and was and was happy with it's size & features. ...
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Stuck in boot-loop (Broken partition / filesystem?)

My Samsung S3 (rooted, running LineageOS) is "soft-bricked": Stuck in Boot-loop with Samsung Logo I can still boot into 'ODIN' download mode I can still boot into 'TWRP' recovery mode On launch, ...
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Change Galaxy Tab 3 from Finnish to English

My Galaxy Tab 3 is showing the Finnish language and I need to change it to English. I can't read Finnish so don't know what choices to choose to do this. Help.I can get to Settings and that's it.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 latest update

I want to update my Samsung Galaxy S3 to latest android release. I think the official latest release is 4.4. But I want to go beyond 4.4, but how ?
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How to transfer a few text messages from one phone to another

I had a Samsung Galaxy S3 which I used for some time. After getting a Galaxy S7, I transferred all my text messages and other stuff to the new phone using Smart Switch. However, last week I had to ...
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Installed TWRP recovery on a Verizon-locked device but didn't unlock bootloader: options?

On a Verizon Galaxy S3, I installed the TWRP recovery not realizing Verizon's bootloader is locked. Now it boots to "System software not authorized by Verizon Wireless has been found on your phone. ...
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What Android version can I install on Samsung Galaxy S3 safely? [duplicate]

My old Samsung S3 is getting sluggish. Really sluggish. I want to know which version of Android I can install on it? I cannot find on Samsung's web site some kind of reference table that says which OS ...
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My samsumg s3 is acting like its on silent

My s3 wont make any tones to allert me to calls messages email or anything. Its as though its on do not disturb but isnt
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Cannot enter recovery mode on Galaxy s3 SCH-I535

Have tried volume up, home and power button but it just continually vibrates until I release either the home or power button and starts up into safe mode.
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No service in the UK, what baseband modem firmware should I try and flash?

I have a Galaxy S3 running CyanogenMod 13 and I had always assumed it was locked or something because I could never get any service in the UK. When I went abroad I noticed I could get roaming service. ...
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No Signal Sign on Samsung S3 GT-I9300 Possibly After Deactivating Mobile Tracker

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 since 2012. I've never rooted it. The last app I've installed was a few months ago. I'm running Android 4.3. Yesterday, for the first time ever, I've got "...
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Galaxy s3 stuck in reboot loop after root

Today I attempted to root my galaxy s3 with iRoot for android. My phone restarted during the rooting process, but now it keeps looping over and over. I have tried resetting the cache and even factory ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 not rebooting in recovery mode

My galaxy s3 will not reboot after I've wiped cache and did factory reset. The little guy just says error and it shuts off.
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Phone keeps turning on and back off. What do I do?

This morning, I turned on my mobile, which had been fully charged during the night. It displayed the usual white «Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo powered by android» thing, but then it vanished, then it ...
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How to start the application optimization process without having to restart the device?

Hello everyone I have a question, I had to install an application manually, moving its data, dex and apk to the corresponding directories in the / data, but for the moment the application did not ...
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Help on fixing "unfortunately the process com android systemui has stopped" on galaxy s3

Every time I open any app then press the home button to get out of it: meaning that the app is running in the background, then press the home button again to swipe away or close the app the message, "...
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Galaxy s 3 overheating seemingly out of nowhere

Phone is fairly new to me, I got it November or so. It's always worked just fine. Today I had it plugged in, walked into the other room for a few minutes and came back. Phone showed an error something ...
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S3 i9300 Soft Bricked. Heimdall says: Failed to receive handshake response. Result: -7

I have S3 i9300 CWM working w/ cannot mount errors Download mode is fine It is stuck on Samsung i9300 logo What I have tried Odin3 all version w/ pit file: fail Heimdall running on Ubuntu 64: fail ...
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S3 On CM 14.1: Made SD Internal Storage, Reversed, Now "Empty" Internal Shared Storage On PC

I have a Galaxy S3 on CM 14.1 (Android 7.1.1). I formatted the SD Card as internal storage. Then I couldn't access my internal storage from my PC, so I switched back. I formatted the SD Card to ...
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Phone is booting with a specific battery on Samsung Galaxy S3 with CyanogenMod11

Yesterday my Samsung Galaxy S3 fell and shut down. I have tried many solutions to turn it on but the only thing I could do was to enter download mode. Today I tried to replace its battery with my ...
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Almost certainly bricked device, looking for advice

I have a Galaxy S3 (d2att) which had been working fine on CyanogenMod 13 when one day it randomly shut off in my pocket and wouldn't turn on again. It was using a third-party battery, and afterwards, ...
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I need to connect my samsung tablet to my laptop to use it as a drawing pad but it is not working

I need to connect my tablet to my ASUS computer but it is not working. I've tried a usb port but it still doesn't work. Please don't ignore this text and please awnser it.*
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Samsung Galaxy S3 unable to power on after shutting off randomly

I am a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S3. There will be a time when the phone will shut off, and I won't be able to turn it on whatever I do (e.g. Pressing the power, home, or volume buttons). However,...
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my s3 lock screen is all black

My galaxy s3 lock screen is black. No time or shortcuts at the bottom. I went into the settings and couldn't find anything to change this. I deleted an app I thought was causing it..but nothing. I ...
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Eight seconds after powering on, my phone goes dark and becomes unresponsive. What can I do?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay. (This is kind of like a Samsung Galaxy S III plus a slide-out physical keyboard.) It's running stock Android 4.1.2, rooted using TWRP and SuperSU. I was using Spotify ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 with USB Keyboard and Google Keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747), running Stock 4.4.2, non-rooted. I prefer the Google Keyboard from the Play Store over the stock Samsung Keyboard. Lately, I've been connecting a USB Keyboard ...
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Is it possible to flash CM for Samsung S3 I9300 on different version?

Is it possible to flash CM on a different version? The other one is a SCH-I939 which was bought in China. Can someone explain to me how I can do it and why I can't flash it? I flashed CM13 on the SCH-...
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Use Galaxy S3 as universal bluetooth audio receiver

I have an old GS3 and would like to use it as a receiver to connect other bluetooth devices such as iPhones, laptops, and other Android phones to my home stereo via the 3.5 mm jack. Does anyone know ...
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Installed TWRP, but still getting Odin?

So I'm trying to install CM13 on a Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300) and I'm following the guide here: https://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_i9300 I've managed to do the first part "Installing a ...
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How to install working Play Store on a clean device (CWM13 ROM)?

I did a factory reset recently, and when I installed the latest version of Play Store and Google Play Services on my Android 6.0.1 device from APKMirror, it keeps showing Unfortunately, Google Play ...
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What browser is used on old Samsung Galaxy?

What browser is used on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S2? I am testing my website on those models using BrowserStack but am experiencing problems. I think one of the HTC ...
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