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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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How do I increase the task response timeout window?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 running CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4.4). Over time I have noticed that most of my system stability issues are because Android appears to have a "timeout" period for ...
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No Google apps and no install zip option in recovery mode

I have a galaxy s3 and I put CyanogenMod on it but there are no google apps and when I boot into recovery mode there is no install zip option to install the gapp ROM how do I get the Google apps on ...
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How to disable TouchWiz Easy Home mode and enable TouchWiz Home?

I've accidentally enabled TouchWiz Easy Home on my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). Now I'm not sure how to get rid of it and get back to TouchWiz Home. I've tried rebooting the phone ...
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Gallaxy S3 recharging prob-Master reset? will I loose contacts?

I've had a Gallaxy S3 for a little over one year without problems. All of the sudden it won't charge up. Barely to anything after being turned off and plugged in for hours! I've switched chargers, ...
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Symlnk failed in strange way on Samsung Galaxy S3

I tried to create a symlink for the external SD on a Galaxy S3 as I have done it on my HTC M8 previously. I tried with terminal emulator in command line, with Root Explorer and with Solid Explorer. It ...
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Device lose root access after installing SU .zip update from stock recovery

I rooted my device, Samsung Galaxy S3, by connecting my device to pc via usb, and one-click-root with KingROOT application(on my pc). It automatically install a superuser on my device, but it's not ...
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Change the screen resolution to 1024x768 on Samsung Galaxy S3

I'm trying to download a mobile credit card app and it requires the resolution be this. How can I change my screen resolution to 1024x768 on a Samsung Galaxy S3?
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Can't set cortana as default voice assistant

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I recently downloaded Cortana for android. There are multiple articles showing how to set her over Google now as default voice assistant. None seem to apply to my phone. ...
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Music player without files

My music player suddenly stopped and it says there are no songs. But in fact, there are songs in my SD-Card. I had a similar problem that is the gallery didn't display images and also I have ...
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Can I enable USB debugging using adb?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the display is broken and USB debugging is set to off too. How can I enable it using ./adb commands? I have done these steps already: data/data/com.android.providers....
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A swipe on status bar opens on quick setting instead of notifcation panel

In short: any idea how to set a swipe on the status bar to open the notification panel, not the quick settings one? (It was the default setting before I installed/uninstalled an app) The whole story:...
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Samsung S3 only boots into safe mode. Also plays a female voice reading everything on homescreen

Recently, my Samsung S3 GT-19300 somehow went off and immediately restarted itself into safe mode. I assume in safe mode there are limited thing that will function on the phone? But in my case nothing ...
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how can I transfer nokia lumia 8 data to samsung galaxy 3

how can I transfer nokia lumia 8 data to samsung galaxy 3 I tried Transgo the usb cables would not connect to the PC even after I bought good quality cables.
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Downgrading Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Downgrade Confusion

My Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is currently running Android version 4.3.0. I wanted to downgrade it back to 4.1.2 and got confused with which values to look for when selecting a rom. I know that my ...
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Screen goes black after showing Samsung logo in Samsung Galaxy S3

I flashed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I did this process through a program called Odin. Once I reached PASS! on the Odin screen, I disconnected my cell phone from my laptop as directed. I ...
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Android Jellybean stock browser in Samsung S3 is rendering SVG improperly

I have been using SVG to render images in my App, the images render improperly in Samsung S3 device's NATIVE BROWSER only. They work fine in CHROME browser in the same device. What could be the ...
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Samsung syncing messages but not contacts on Galaxy S3

I messed up bad and lost all my contacts/messages when I tried to install another OS on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Now I have gotten the operating system back and Samsung Account let me retrieve my ...
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broken port on samsung galaxy 3 and tablet wont charge

my charger port is broken on my Samsung tablet galaxy 3 is there another way to charge without using the port
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How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747 for AT&T) that is not rooted. Recently it started shutting down in the middle of use and not start up again. At first, plugging it into the charger would get ...
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how do i get my stolen phone& pictures back?

On 7 july 15 someone broke in my house and stole my galaxy note 3 it did not have service it has been disconnect for about 6mo now i would like to get my phone back because it had picture of me and my ...
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“Unknown” vs “Private number” on the Samsung Galaxy S3's stock call log

I've recently got two calls on my Samsung Galaxy S3 with stock (TouchWiz) firmware. One was marked as coming from a "Private number", while the sender of the second one was apparently "Unknown". ...
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Data Usage For Free eBooks From Google Play Store

How much data does it take to download a free eBook via the Google Play Store? It doesn't tell you as you are installing the book. Does it take heaps in general??
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Can't flash Unofficial CM 12.1 on GS3

After figuring out how to flash the official Cyanogenmod 11 to my GS3 I thought it was time to pick up a new project, the unofficial 12. So for some reason I can't flash the unofficial Cyanogenmod 12....
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Can't install Cyanogenmod on Galaxy S3

I can't seem to get Cyanogenmod installed onto my Galaxy S3. I've followed the steps on their website, and I've gotten the custom recovery installed just fine. But actually installing the Cyanogenmod ...
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Mobile data and Wi-Fi turning on automatically in Samsung Galaxy S3

My phone turned on Mobile data and Wi-Fi automatically. Battery also drains very fast. I checked "Mobile network usage", and turned it off for some apps, but suddenly, I started to receive messages "...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't mount external SD card

I've recently flashed the stock firmware onto my Samsung Galaxy S3 because there was one feature which didn't work on CyanogenMod. My external SD card worked fine until recently - the 'mount SD card' ...
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Old phone to track my bike in case of theft

I have an old galaxy s3, I was thinking of storing it in my bike seat or a lockbox on my bike in case it gets stolen so i can track down my bike. Is there any way of doing this without a sim card(...
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Wi-Fi problems on CM11 (4.4 KitKat, Samsung Galaxy S3)

I've recently encrypted my Samsung Galaxy S3 (with CyanogenMod 11-20141115-SNAPSHOT-M12-i9300 installed) using vdc enablecrypto wipe, and since then I've been having a problem with the Wi-Fi radio on ...
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How to use “Sync” to transfer files?

The app "Sync" by Bittorrent claim to allow sync between devices without a cloud but when I click the "link device" on either of the two devies I'm trying to connect to the other I get a camera screen....
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How do I transfer app data/settings from an S3 to an S6?

When I turned on the S6 for the first time it said by using NFC it would transfer all my info. I don't know if I did it wrong but all the apps on my new S6 are empty. The settings and levels ...
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What is this part responsible for? The one behind the sticker in Galaxy S3

Below is an image. What is that part responsible for? I'm asking because lately I had some problems with the GPS in my Galaxy S3, and I found out this sticker doesn't stick well. I think, but am not ...
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How to Recover Data From Dead Screen Phone

In an accident I got my Samsung Galaxy S3 broken. Mobile is turn on but screen is not working. I want some very important data from internal storage. Is there anyway to recover that data?
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can you charge samsung tablet with samsung phone charger

Someone told me that you shouldn't charge your tablet with your phone charger,it will ruin it. Is this true? They're both Samsung.
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SD CARD- I just bought for my galaxy phone

I just bought a SD card for my Samsung Galaxy S5 and its still showing storage space running out. The Sprint store said it takes a few days for it to go away?
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Any way to have Location services turn itself off after a time limit?

Can I have Location services turn itself off automatically after a certain time is reached (let's say 10 minutes)? I normally leave it off save for some applications (Maps, etc) but sometimes I forget ...
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Factory reset Samsung Galaxy S3 without screen

The screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3 has bitten the dust, and is now remains completely black. The phone otherwise seems to be working, however (sounds play, the notification lights light, the touch ...
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Edit Whatsapp contact name in Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo?

I wrongly saved one of my friend's name. Later renamed it with original name but when I searched contacts in WhatsApp I saw his name is still old one. I can't find a way to change name. I tried to ...
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Updated Galaxy s3 and SD isn't recognized

I recently updated the software on my phone and it works great!! It's lollipop 5.1.1 , the problem is that the phone doesn't recognize the sd card anymore and my computer doesn't recognize as a ...
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Google calendar notifications in double on Galaxy S3

I have used Calendar S, the stock calendar application on the Galaxy S3, for a few years but I recently started using the Google calendar applications instead on my Galaxy S3. The issue I'm ...
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S3 not booting up after being flashed with a stock ROM

I had an S3 with Cynogenmod and I'm flashing a stock rom from here: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/GT-I9300/#firmware The process of flashing, with Odin3, works and in another S3 it ...
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How do I download a ROM from a Samsung Galaxy S3?

I have two identical Samsung Galaxy S3 (model GT-I9300), one running the stock rom and one running cyanogenmod. I want to download the rom from the one with the stock one and install it on the other ...
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Transfer phonebook Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3

1) How to save the phonebook on the computer ? 2) Transfer phonebook to a new phone (with my computer) ?
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Can I recover photos that were being stored in a corrupt SD sector and then deleted after a phone restart?

I have no idea how this is even possible, but let's start from the beginning. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I went on a road trip this Memorial Day weekend and took a bunch of photos. The whole weekend ...
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why does smartphones start to lag after few years of their launch?

I have seen that every smartphone that used to be flagship device start facing lag after a span of time. why does the same RAM, same CPU becomes slower over the years. Taking example of Samsung device ...
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Downloaded mp3 only plays for about 2 minutes. Is there a setting I have to change?

I've downloaded several mp3's so I can listen to them on my Samsung Galaxy S3. When I play them either through Google Play Music or Sound Player, I hear about 2 minutes of audio then it stops playing. ...
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I can not screenshot on my samsung galaxymini s~3 [duplicate]

How do i screenshot on samsung galaxy s~3 Model number GT-S5280 Android Version4.1.2
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Alarm clock unlocking device

I have a Galaxy S3 phone and a Galaxy Tab 4, both with the same issue. I'm using the Echo Lockscreen app (paid version) with a pattern unlock, which I'm happy with. I'm also using the built-in "Clock" ...
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Android imei problems (I think)

Hello and thank you all in advance I had problems when I start my galaxys3, I have researched think is the IMEI But if I press * # 06 # if I get my IMEI just that with a forward slash before the last ...
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galaxy s3 not detected as media device

Using Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 and it is not detected as media storage device on my laptop.I have installed the latest version of Samsung USB drivers too.Strangely it does detect on my office laptop running ...
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RAW camera and Lollipop [duplicate]

One of the selling points of Lollipop was that it will now support shooting in "Raw" mode, so that you can get the raw sensor data and then process it on the computer. I just installed CM12.1 on my ...