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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occassionally my screen goes to a series of historical windows (previous apps, searches, etc) how does that come up?

Ready to select an app the screen changes to show a series of windows (chronological in order) of the last usages of the phone How do I access that? Where is the command or what is the finger-to-...
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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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Stuck at Logo, Download Mode doesn't appear, Vol buttons don't work in Recovery mode

I currently own a Samsung Galaxy 3 gt i9305 which was network locked by EE. To make it work on GiffGaff I wanted to unlock it. Current Android version - v4.4.4 (rooted) I found out that Service mode ...
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Samsung Galaxy I939 Sim card not recognized after Cyanogenmod

I just upgraded to CM 13 nightly from yesterday on my Samsung Galaxy S3 but now it shows no SIM card. Here is what I tried: Clear system cache Reboot (>20 times) Verify the SIM card works by ...
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Is there no basic mp3 player?

I use Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4. Previously I could play mp3 files with the "music" application. Now I have 10 players but the plain "music" player is gone and no builtin player can play an mp3 file ...
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Phone only works with busted battery

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. A few days ago I noticed that the phone shut down on it's own, but when I plugged it to a charger it showed that the battery still had 20%. When I removed the battery I ...
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CELLPHONE (ANDROID) TO PC WIFI SHARING

I Just want to ask if its possible for a laptop to share the internet connection of an android phone.The phone is using vpn connection to get internet from my simcard newtwork provider? And HOW? ...
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Easier to root, Samsung or HTC?

I have had an HTC One M7 for a while, and I have wanted to root it but am afraid to brick it (I'm on Verizon). So I bought a Samsung galaxy s3. I would like to know which one is easier to root. I plan ...
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Can't enable NFC on Samsung Galaxy S3

For some reason I am unable to enable / use NFC on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300). When I got the phone, it did work. A month ago, I wanted to use it again and it did not work. I am currently using a ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not turning on

My Samsung Galaxy S3 battery died. A green robot with download message appeared when I plug it into a wall outlet to be charged. Seeing this for the first time, I thought it might have been some virus,...
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samsung i9300 galaxy s3 corrupted

my samsung mobile fell down and restarted. i noticed my screen wall paper getting changed. so i checked my about phone. it showed 4.1.1 android(previously it was 4.4) i immediately checked my ...
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Alternative way to transfer many files between two Android phones with many restrictions

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 in terrible condition (charging port broke, power button broke etc). I am using a battery of another S3 to power it whenever needed. I have a whole lot of files to transfer (...
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Wanting to uninstall

I have a game chef town. I have it on my phone and tablet. I was going to put the game on phone but I tapped new game. So now I cant get the game to be in the same place as the one on tablet. My ...
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I turned off some apps that were necessary, now things dont' work

I have a Samsung Galaxy 3, around a year old. Recently it started spontaneously rebooting all the time (like every ten minutes). I looked on line for possible explanations, and found sites telling ...
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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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Free up phone memory taken up by thumbnails

I have a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy S3 phone - 5.05GB of which is being taken up by thumbnails! Can I move these to my 32GB SD card? I have tried DMR (duplicate media remover) and that has detected ...
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Can I copy the app data from one phone to another phone if they both use Android?

I will be buying Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 phone and my current phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. My S3 has Android 4.2.2 and the Redmi should have Android 5 with MIUI on top as the user interface. I'm ...
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Still gpsd drains battery on galaxy

There are a lot of questions about gpsd drains the battery on Samsung Galaxy noteIII. Most of them, including the official gpsd page, says that it is actually another application which uses gpsd and ...
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Can't uninstall virus plus phone keep rebooting

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3, running the stock ROM. I downloaded "root manager" app, and since then 3 more apps appeared - "file assistant," "mp3 free downloader," and "sexy." I factory reset my ...
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No SIM detected after installing CM13 nightly on Galaxy S III (AT&T) SGH-i747

After CM13 was installed on my Samsung Galaxy S III, I faced unstable camera and browser and whenever I attempted to turn the cellular network on, I received the following error: Unfortunately, the ...
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Put ICE on lock screen

Samsung Mega 6.3 SGH-M819N with OS 4.4.2 puts owner's info on the lock screen. How may I replace that with an ICE contact text, so anyone who finds me Out Of Service can, without need to unlock the ...
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Galaxy s3 tablet periodically disconnected from panasonic hc-x929 wifi network

Question: How can I prevent a periodic wifi disconnection from my android galaxy s tablet to my Panasonic hc-x920 video camera? Background: I have a Panasonic hc-x920 video camera which has wifi ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE Bricked and not charging (gray battery)

Some time ago i had problem with my Samsung S3 LTE, namely, after some time the phone started to flash screen, lose signal and finally crash. The problem lasted about 2 months but I belittled it and ...
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Transferring SMemo Notes

I am currently using SMemo on my Galaxy S3, I am about to get the Galaxy S7 Edge. How would I transfer the notes from my SMemo app from my 3 to my 7? (And I don't see a tag for the samsung-galaxy-s-...
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How do i connect my Galaxy S3 to my computer?

I Have tried everything i can find to connect my galaxy S3 to my computer, I have used different cables, and Different ports on my computer. My phone will connect to other computers just fine, but on ...
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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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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

Is there any particular danger (apart from bricking) that may stop you from rooting Samsung Galaxy S3? Anybody has a good tutorial? And if something goes wrong what to do?
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Connecting a Galaxy S3 to my MacBook Pro 10.10.5

I am trying to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone to my OS X 10.10.5, with no luck. I have tried all sorts of different cables, and have checked USB debugging. The phone successfully charges when ...
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How to take multiple shots with a timer?

In the default camera app of my Samsung Galaxy S3, I can set the timer to take a picture after a delay of up to 10 sec. I can also use the burst mode or the best photo mode to get several shots at ...
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Android recovery mode

When I am installing the caynogenmod 12.1 on recovery 3e the verifying signature is failing. What happened in this my device. Thank you so much.
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Is it possible to use adb to push to the extSdCard (Samsung S3, getting permission denied error)?

I am trying to push a media file to a rooted Samsung S3 running Samsung's stock Android 4.3. I have tried $ adb push file /storage/extSdCard failed to copy file to '/storage/extSdCard/file`: ...
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Hide device information pop-up on Galaxy S3

In my Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300, rooted, SuperUser installed), I have a static pop-up that shows some information about my device hardware and doesn't hide. The pop-up has a background color and ...
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Gain (remote) control of Samsung Galaxy S3 with broken display

I have physically broken my SGS3's (i9300) display, and thought the phone was now just trash. But as I came home with it in my pocket, to my surprise, it connected to my Wifi, synced my files with my ...
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Which Stock Firmware for Galaxy S3

I'm in a situation where the Galaxy S3 I have is not connecting to Wifi (bug from Android 4.1). I would like to flash a new firmware. I am just confused on which one to use. Can I use any stock ...
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CM 12.1 will no longer boot on Samsung Galaxy S3 (d2spr)

I have been running a nightly build of Cyanogen Mod 12.1 on my Galaxy S3 without issues for some time now. I never bothered to update it because it is a development phone and the version I was on (can'...
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Unable to find the contacts backed up to Google account after the loss of the phone

I backed up my contacts to my Google account. I recently got my phone stolen. I have the same number. I have found some pictures from my previous phone but I can't find my contacts! Some of these ...
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Short disturbance during calls with my Galaxy S3 LTE SHV E210s

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 4g/LTE phone. When I call any one or when I receive a call, there is a disturbing noise, like scratching a dvd movie disc. What caused the problem and how do I solve this?
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How to make things go through Media channel?

So, with my Galaxy s3 (version 4.4.2), I have a Life Proof case. It distorts my sound, but only my calls. Anything going through the media channel is fine, so I can listen to music or tv shows with no ...
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How to downgrade from Lollipop to Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy s3neo?

After i upgraded my s3 neo from jelly bean to lollipop all my apps were crashed, how can i downgrade it?
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No decimal input on numeric field when using Google Sheets on phone

In Google Sheets, when I add a number (e.g. 1.01) using the text keyboard and hit Enter, this numeric keyboard pops up as a default because the field is numeric. However, I do not have a decimal ...
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Xposed unable to install after minor CM update

I just updated Cyanogenmod from CM-11-20151122-NIGHTLY-i9300 to CM-11-20151130-NIGHTLY-i9300 on my Galaxy S3. After completion the usual Xposed reinstall was no longer possible: Click on the image ...
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Root SGS3 with stock recovery

I'm going to stay on topic and make the long story short. My phone (International Galaxy S3) has its USB port broken and can't replace it because I messed it up when I was on it. Since then I use an ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 speaker connection flickering, loose contact

Issue The issue happens on my samsung Galaxy S3 model SGH-I747M. The loud speaker doesn't work anymore unless I "hit" the back of my phone until it work again. But then I need to be VERY careful, ...
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Custom notification sound for particular Hangout keeps reverting

On my stock, unrooted Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.4.2, with Hangouts version 6.0.107278502 set as my default SMS app, I have the following settings (only giving you those I deem potentially ...
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How to use volume key to take picture in Samsung S3 (with android 4.2)

I've just been gave a Samsung S3, and it come with Android 4.2 (so I cant apply this guide) So I post this question, Please guide me how to take picture using volume key with Samsung S3 (Android 4.2)!?...
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After factory-reset, account services permanently crash (no setup possible)

It reboot smoothly. It started already doing the setup. But if you click NEXT there is box popping out, showing this stuffs: Unfortunately, Samsung account has stopped Unfortunately, Google account ...
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Samsung S3 will not get detected by computer

I think my power plug is the problem. How can I make sure? PC's USB is working fine.
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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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Is Kies a good way to backup phone data for use on another phone?

I currently own a Galaxy S3, and later this month I will be upgrading to an S6. I have rooted my S3, and as such have disabled a lot of the sync and backup services, including Backup Assistant. If I ...
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Need help recovering data from corrupted userdata partition (Galaxy S3 International)

Phone: Galaxy S3 International i9300 The phone started bootlooping, and I tried to do a factory reset, but it seems my phone went off during the process. I'm trying to obtain images etc. off the ...