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Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-3]

Use this tag if your issue is truly specific to the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-i9300) device.

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Galaxy S3 randomly booted into safe mode. Strange behavior

I was using my phone (Galaxy S3 SGH-T999), not doing anything intensive, just web browsing on Chrome, then all of a sudden my phone restarts into Safe Mode. I opened the app drawer and noticed most (...
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CM 10.2 with Google Apps version 20130813 won't download from Play Store

I have a Galaxy S3 I9300 from Telcel, Mexico running CyanogenMod 10.2.0, upgraded from 10.1.3 with the upgrade feature and using TWRP for this purpose. I am unable to download anything from the Play ...
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Stuck in boot loop due to wrong repartition

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 and I use it for developing tests. Long ago, it stopped working and I had to restart it, but it was showing just the samsung logo and animation. Sometimes it could ...
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Global Address Lookups on Samsung Email app

I have set up my Exchange Mail using the default Samsung Email app. Mail and calendars work great, but I am not able to do Global Address lookups. Is this possible? How can do this?
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Can't transfer files to Galaxy S3 from laptop, Kies not getting Installed on laptop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. I can't connect it to my Windows XP laptop. When I connect it with a USB cable, it's not getting mounted and thus I'm unable to transfer any ...
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How can I tell if my International Galaxy S3 is suffering from Sudden Death Syndrome? If it is, how can I fix it?

I have a 16GB International Samsung 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....
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WiFi not working on Samsung Galaxy S3: "WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver"

Problem description: I have a WLAN problem with my Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I930). I cannot activate WiFi. Logcat shows me that the driver could not be loaded (detailed WiFi logging has been activated ...
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WhatsApp only shows contact numbers instead of names on Samsung Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

On my Samsung Galaxy S3, the contact names are gone on WhatsApp. All it shows are contact numbers. Is there a way to fix this problem?
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Hacked and left with messed up internal file system

My Samsung Galaxy S3 Sprint was hacked a couple of weeks ago. This happened after all of our laptops were hacked as well. I have strong evidence to support all are now hosting botnets. I THINK I ...
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ADB does not reboot my Samsung Galaxy SIII I9300 to bootloader (download) mode

My device is Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 and I did a complete factory reset. The device is NOT rooted yet. It works properly. I can do all of the following with my device: Power off using device keys. ...
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I can't use my Galaxy S3 storage on my laptop

When I plug the USB on my galaxy s3 sprint it charges normally but no notifications appear about using the mass storage.. so how can I fix that and transfer the data from PC to my phone. NOTE: I cant ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 with Android version 4.3. For some reasons I need to install TWRP, which requires root. My question is How to root my device. I've used ODIN, Kingroot, and Kingo ...
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How to fix Samsung Galaxy S3 to boot successfully?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. Recently, I installed an app and the problem started. The phone started to crash. I had to restart the phone to work but the problem just repeated. But now, when ...
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Samsung S3 I9300 - screen freezing several times

I'm a Samsung S3 user. After I updated the OS to 4.1.2 (official release), my screen keeps on freezing. I'm fed up with those freezing situations. Any solutions for that? Thank you.
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Is there a way for searching installed apps? (Dumb Search alternative)

I have been a victim of the infamous "let's turn off anything that Apple might have a patent for" aka "dumb search" on the Galaxy S3, and looking for a simple way to return my ...
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How do I uninstall the LINE app (third party app)? [duplicate]

At my sister's suggestion, I installed the LINE app in my Galaxy S3. After a while I decided I didn't like it, so I want to uninstall it. Weirdly, when I open Settings > Application manager, there is ...
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My Galaxy S3 refuses connection to home WiFi [closed]

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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'You must have at least one calendar activated under My calendars. Do you want to open the calendar list?' after disabling/deleting calendar app

I used the CleanMaster app on my Samsung Galaxy S3 to disable apps I do not use. I then accidentally deleted my calendar. When I want to add an event, I get a notification: You must have at least ...
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Phone log shows numbers not Contact Names after installing Samsung S3 Security Update [closed]

My Galaxy S3 was working great until I installed a security update yesterday (26/11/12). Immediately after, the names dropped off the calls list and it is now showing phone numbers only.
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How can I select which folders to sync via Exchange ActiveSync? [closed]

I am using Exchange ActiveSync with Android version 4.1.2, but cannot find the option to choose which folders to sync within my mailbox. A technote on the Samsung website (albeit the US version) says ...
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Hangouts Error on Android Phone: Cannot connect to the server [closed]

I'm getting a "cannot connect to the server" error when I try to use Hangouts on my phone. Every other Google app works. SMS works but not Hangouts messages. All my other devices work with Hangouts ...
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Samsung account not showing [closed]

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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Music plays through phone speaker instead of headphones when app is opened? [closed]

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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Error downloading apps in Google Play Store with Samsung Galaxy S3: "Package file invalid" [closed]

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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Samsung S3 Cannot Enter Recovery Mode, and Can't Boot Up Either [closed]

I'm trying to fix a Samsung S3 which has been stuck on the boot logo continously, and cannot boot up. The phone keeps displaying the logo (which says "Samsung" and the phone model) when the power ...
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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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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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Rooting Galaxy S3: Entry in device manager not found when entering download mode

I am trying to follow this guide on rooting the Galaxy S3 (Referred to by this A.SE question). I'm getting stuck at step 5. I have now repeatedly used Kies 3 to reinstall the device driver: Tools &...
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Galaxy S3 randomly deleting my contacts

My Samsung Galaxy S3 just deletes some of my contacts on a regular basis. Any ideas on how to stop this and or recover those deleted contacts?
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Calls cut-off after 10 seconds (Samsung galaxy S3)

I have samsug galaxy s3 (SHV-E 210S), when I receive a call or when I make a call, it cuts off after 10 sec and I have to make a call again. In brief the call stop its self. What can you do to solve ...
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Cannot change lockscreen shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S III, Android 4.3 JellyBean

I have Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III running on Android 4.3 JellyBean. I am unable to find a way to change the shortcuts on the lock screen. Here is the available settings: I tried all the settings, but ...
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Show all running services on Samsung Galaxy S3

How can one show all running services on Samsung Galaxy S3? In system-menu Tinder service for example wasn't shown.
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Insufficient storage available but have enough space

I read all other questions of "Insufficient storage available" but none of solution works for me. I have Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300). I have 5GB free space on internal memory. A couple days ago ...
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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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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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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...
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Cannot turn on wifi on Galaxy SIII

For the last month, I am unable to turn on my WiFi. It gets stuck on the message "turning on..." . I did a factory reset but it didn't help. I have tried to reboot a number of times and also I have ...
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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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How do I transfer app data/settings from Samsung Galaxy S3 to Samsung Galaxy S6?

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 on Android 4.1 and Samsung Galaxy S6 on Android 5.0. When I turned on the Samsung Galaxy S6 for the first time, it said by using NFC, it would transfer all my info. I don't ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Aux Cord

I drive a 2007 Saab 93 without any bluetooth capabilities. I tried to play music with an aux cord and the car senses that my phone is connected but when I try to play any music my phone plays it ...
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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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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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What's wrong with the MHL connector (for HDMI output) on the Samsung Galaxy S3

MHL is an emerging standard for connecting mobile devices to HD displays. A lot of new smartphones support MHL via a dual-purpose connector that supports both micro-USB cables and MHL-HDMI adapters. ...
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What do the application icons in the upper-left hand side of the notification panel mean?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I am used to controlling which applications are running at any given time by holding the Home hardware button and then swiping any apps I want to close from the list of ...
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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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How to change the home dock icons on TouchWiz?

Similar to How to edit the home dock icons (shortcuts) on TouchWiz 4.0 ICS I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 with Android 4.0.4. I can't for the life of me figure out how to edit the home screen ...
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How do you extract the boot.img from a Samsung G4?

I don't imagine the ADB command is able to access that sector of the device but for the record, when I connect, I can see the device but C:\Users\Brad2\Downloads\adbUnzip2Cdrive\adb>adb kill-server ...
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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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reboot needed to refresh MTP list?

using Terminal Emulator I created a file; cd /storage/emulated/0/Downloaded echo test > test.txt Then using Android File Transfer I can see files in the same dir but not the test file. ls -l ...
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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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