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Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-3]

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SD card won't format on my Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 tells me that I have used up all of my memory. So, I bought a brand-new 32GB SD card, and placed it in the phone. I went to storage settings and followed the instructions to ...
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Which will work better on t-mobile: Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 or GT-i9305? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my device on a different carrier? Both are international models, and I'm looking to buy an unlocked one off of Amazon. However, I'm not too sure if they're ...
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Phone SMS to Display Google Voice Num?

I am using Galaxy S3 with t-mobile. I use Google Voice for my number, and have the phone set to automatically use GV to call. I setup Google voice to forward SMS. Everything works fine with the ...
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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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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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How to restore an app that backed up on my pc using kies to non samsung device?

I have backup of google keep app on my pc using kies from my galaxy s3. Unfortunately my s3 is hard bricked now. And i never synced it with my google account. So my question is it possible to restore ...
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Samsung ce0168 tablet

My tablet will not shut down without the draw pattern I forget. I tried holding the power, volume and menu buttons for 10-20 second and nothing worked. How can I reboot?
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Can't use adb after phone startup until unplug/replug USB cable on Galaxy S3

I am doing some Android kernel development and would like to be able to quickly flash a kernel and reboot my phone to test my changes. Unfortunately, whenever my phone starts up, I can't access the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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WhatsApp online status

I see the persons last seen on whatsapp but only along with his/her last message. I mean if he/she sent me something at say 5:22 I see last seen as 5:22 even though the person is online after that. ...
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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy s3 IMEI No

please how do i restore my samsung Galaxy s3 IMEI number? I have tried to this code(*#06#) from my service provider(Aitel) in Nigeria but its not working. Does anyone has any other suggestion that can ...
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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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Samsung galaxy S3 Soft/Hard bricked

So, I used Mobile ODIN to flash my stock ROM (since PC ODIN fails) and It done something. When I came back to it, the screen was stuck on this: and stays that way. Recovery Mode is dead (I cant boot ...
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Returning S3 to stock - What bad can happen?

Its been a while ( 3 and a half years, in fact) Since I last returned a device to stock. Shamefully, I don't remember the process (I do remember that PC kies is the enemy, however.) I am currently ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...