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Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-3-mini]

For questions truly specific to the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190, aka "Samsung I8190 Galaxy S3 mini", "Samsung Galaxy S III more").

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How to remove KINGroot?

I installed KINGroot and regretted it. Now I can't remove all of its files because of permissions only KINGroot has. My friend tried to remove it by using towelroot and other methods but my phone ...
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how do you turn off the vibration alert for incoming text messages on a samsung galaxy s3 mini?

I've gone through the settings menu but can only find options to change the vibration pattern, not to turn it off completely. Any ideas??
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Phone using GPS while the screen is off

Recently I noticed that when I press the home or power button to turn my screen on, I notice that the GPS indicator is on for a split second. What is happening here? Is there something trying to use ...
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Camera app that can use hardware buttons for making photo

I am searching for either a camera app with hardware button support, or for some other solution that would make it possible to use hardware buttons for making photo (shutter) in a camera app. My ...
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How to move application to SD card in samsung galaxy s3 mini?

How can I move apps to memory card in Samsung galaxy S3 mini, I am using Android OS version - 4.1.2 App2SD is not working.
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Battery drains when phone is turned off

I have a used Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190. When I shut down the phone the battery still drains. The longer I leave the battery in the shut down phone the more charge it looses. Typically the ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini - my provider only offers micro and nano SIM cards

I've ordered a [Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini] (hasn't arrived yet) : http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i8190_galaxy_s_iii_mini-5033.php On the above link, it says that it uses "Mini-SIM". I've tried ...
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Haptic feedback settings in Android 4.1.1?

Just got a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini with Android 4.1.1 factory installed. The phone is not locked to any carrier. My problem is that I can not for the life of me find the setting to turn on the haptic ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini?

Does anybody know how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini? Model Number : GT-I8190 Android Version : 4.1.2
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Can I connect a pen drive to my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini using USB OTG?

I am using Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Can I connect my phone with a pen drive using an on-the-go (OTG) USB cable?
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Losing network operator on Samsung Galaxy SIII mini

For some time now (I think it's from the latest Android update) I have this problem, that time to time (on daily basis) people can not reach me, like I would lose connection to the Network. I get an ...
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Trying to invoke Skype from contacts gives me an "Application not found"

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Android 4.1.1. I have installed Skype and it works as expected. In my "normal" contacts list, i.e. the phone contacts, not the Skype contacts, I have entered the Skype data ...
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Can GSM operator affect battery life?

I am using samsumg galaxy s3 mini. Couple of days ago, I changed the GSM operator I am using which has more signal strength and internet speed than old one. But I realized my phone's battery life ...
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I can't take screenshots on Galaxy S3 mini

I've had the Galaxy S3 Mini for about two weeks and I can't take screenshots anymore. I hold down the home and power button but it just takes me to the task manager window. I also can't seem to be ...
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Haptic feedback on samsung galaxy s3 mini

I have recently bought a Samsung galaxy s3 mini and there is no haptic feedback on my soft buttons or typing a message, there is only a vibration key press on my lock screen. I have tryed going into ...
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Samsung S3Mini - Charge/Discharge problems

I've got a strange problem on my S3Mini; two weeks ago has started to behave strangely, emitting the sound of charge/discharge while not connected to the AC adapter and setting the battery icon in the ...
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Both Bluetooth and Wifi not working on Galaxy S3 Mini

I have a Samsung Galaxay S3 Mini. I bought it from Canada and used there for 8 months without issue. However, when I came to Pakistan I unlocked it, and started seeing lots of issues. First, I have ...
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Using over 2gb sd card space for link2sd apps

i have a rooted S3 mini, android version 4.1.2, link2sd free edition installed. S3 mini doesn't support moving apps to SD so I have to use Link2SD. I have 4 GB sd and I have followed the instructions ...
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Why doesn't Cyanogenmod show the update for CM11-M4 in the Cyanogen Updater?

On my phone when I do a CM update, no matter what I chose to show the update for M4 isn't available? What's going on?
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Why I Can't Use Wifi for anything except whatsapp?

I can't use WiFi for anything except WhatsApp on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. I already turned on WiFi on my phone. But I can't do anything except WhatsApp. I can't browsing via WiFi, and can't open ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini screen seems to get touched when there's no actual touch

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini which I've bought about 6 month ago. For about 3-4 months now, I've noticed when looking at its screen (but not touching it myself) that there's things happening on it ...
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Samsung mini data recovery

I'm trying to do a data recovery on a Samsung mini that was dropped in water (I think). The phone won't boot past splash screen and developer access isn't enabled. The best idea I've come up with so ...
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how to completely factory reset my phone without messing it up?

So basically me, the stupid idiot, rooted my phone using Kingroot. Bad choice. Now I want to completely factory reset my phone. My friend suggested flashing it twice and then resetting it. How do I do ...
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Where are built in sound file images (album art) showing in music player? (path)

Hi and thanks in advance Samsung Galaxy S 3 Mini, gt-i8190n, android 4.1.2 My problem: there are preinstaled/default/built in images for sound files that appear in Music Player (they're ugly for me) ...
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Boot-loop after flashing custom ROM. What went wrong in procedure?

I tried to flash a custom ROM on my old Samsung GT-I8190N. It's the first time so I need some advice. The steps I followed are as follows: I downloaded the ROM zip file Jellybean 4.1.2 (CyanogenMod ...
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How do I automatically save pictures to my SD card? (Samsung galaxy s3 mini)

I just got a new SD card and I want all of the pictures I save (from Tumblr, screenshots, etc...) to automatically save into their respective folders that I made on the SD card. Can I do this, or do I ...
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Device randomly restarts and has battery drain after .apk file installation

I'm developing an Android app, and at the moment I let to install as an .APK file from my webpage to my close friends. On the device of one of them, the installation causes an error and the App doesn'...
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How to get "Peak.ar" to work on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and try to get Peak.ar working correctly. However, it seems to me that none of the involved sensors (gyro, accelerometer and compass I guess?) is sensitive enough ...
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Galaxy S3 mini (i8190N) stuck in boot-loop after flashing custom ROM

I've got a S3 Mini (i8190N) & I tried to install a custom ROM to it which failed. My phone will boot but then before the ROM/OS starts it reboots so it's stuck in a Bootloop. I cannot get into ...
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Internal storage space running low after rooting and deleting unwanted apps

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy GT-I8190 (S3 Mini) running Android 4.1.2 and I rooted my phone in order to get more internal memory to my disposal. It worked, but only for a little while. Then ...
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Question Mark on Lock Screen

I've updated my S3 Mini, and now i have a question mark on my lock screen, it's right below the time, and right to the date, and above the message "discharging x%" What is this question mark?
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Samsung S3 Mini power save mode activity

I'd like to use power saving feature available in Samsung's TouchWiz in Llama but the only way to do this is to tell Llama particular activity/intent to run I guess. As in this thread on XDA. I'm ...
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Migrating data from a Galaxy S3 Mini to a normal Galaxy S3?

My sister has a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, but for whatever reason she threw her money away purchasing a regular Galaxy S3 yesterday, saying she prefer the bigger form factor. (I'm not gonna get into ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini blackscreen startup

I just got my S3 Mini from my service provider yesterday. When I got it, everything was fine and working well. When I woke up today I checked on it and the screen still stayed black. I tried charging ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini drains excessive battery when Wifi is ON

This question is linked to this one: Wifi battery saving tips or automation This time, the question is different. I have here a Galaxy S3 Mini phone that behaves strange. When Wifi is OFF, battery ...
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Help samsung home pin

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. Sometimes when I go to enter my PIN, if I touch anywhere on the screen i.e. on my screen saver, any of the numbers, or go, it just inputs "0" in the entry box. How can ...
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Why does device memory used go up after clearing cache on an app?

I would have thought memory used should go down not up. Is there some sort of recycle bin I need to be clearing out somewhere?
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Brightness below system minimun [duplicate]

Is there tool or application that can set the brightness of the screen below the system minimum?
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TWRP boot loop in Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (i8190L)

Issue TWRP start and still looping. After tried to encrypt my device (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini - i8190L) from Settings menu in Cyanogenmod rom. It started to encrypt but in some point it stop and said ...
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Wifi battery saving tips or automation

A person that is not expert in computers & technology (including smartphones) bought a Galaxy Mini S3 and asked me some help. He is very old of age. The problem with this phone is that Wifi ...
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Odin not working - Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8200

I tried to flash I8200XXUAPB1_I8200OXXAPC1_I8200XXUAPC1_HOME.tar.md 5 from Sammobile on Odin latest version and it failed... I also tried to reinstall the drivers, reboot PC and I also tried other ...
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Galaxy S3 mini only boots to recovery - how can I fix it? [closed]

I was installing CyanogenMod when something went wrong and now my phone will only boot to recovery mode. I had made a backup but it somehow got deleted, I don't know why that happened. My computer ...
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unable to free up space on samsung s3 mini

I've got a Samsung S3 mini. It keeps telling me that I have insufficient space. I have just deleted loads of photos and videos, I only have a few apps. Instagram, pinterest, watsapp and picsart. I ...
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Question about Galaxy S3 Mini: Weird Problem

So, the back story is, I had a keyboard loaded on my s3 mini and I received an update from Samsung. Like every one get excited I was also excited and update my device but after I update I head over to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini - Cannot turn Bluetooth on

I have new Samsung Galaxy S III mini (GT-I8190N) with Android 4.1.2, and I cannot turn on Bluetooth. When trying to do it from Settings menu, switch toggles from "O" to "I" position, but remains ...
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Samsung S4 mini - Android is optimizing app

I have Galaxy S4 mini and it showed a message that the Android is optimizing apps, then it hanged at second app, later the phone is not able to boot/Start. Nothing gets displayed on the screen, it ...
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Can't uninstall Cyanogenmod11 themes

Recently I installed a number of Cyanogenmod11 Themes from the Android Market. Now I want to uninstall some of then But whenever I try to uninstall it my phone soft reboots. And the theme is still in ...
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Should I install higher CWM on old device?

I am updating my Galaxy S3 Mini with Android 5. Here is my steps: Copy the Lollipop firmware and Google apps package downloaded in the page above into phone (not sd card). Because I meet the fail to ...
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My headphone output suddenly and strangely weakened by half

I was playing yesterday geometry dash with my headphones (because the music is so good!) on my Samsung galaxy s3 mini value edition (i8200) and suddenly, without any interaction, the music weakened by ...
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Why does the GPS module hang on my Android phone after some hours?

I record GPX tracks using Osmand. I have set everything so that it tracks also in the background, with the screen switched off. After some time (usually hours), I check the GPS and must realise that ...
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