Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-3]

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Why am I not receiving network signals on a Samsung S3 T-999?

I just bought a Samsung S3 T-999. The problem is when I switch the cellphone on, it connects to my network but just for a second. The moment that second is gone, I lose signal completely. So it's not ...
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Bizarre new battery behavior on Samsung Galaxy S3

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) on stock ROM. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to ...
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Photos “self deleted” off Galaxy 3

As I was trying to transfer photos from my galaxy 3 to my mac, one of my albums containing over 1500 pictures deleted itself. I watched the album count slowly decrease. Why did it do this and how do ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo

Please help my phone won't start and keeps restarting. I was playing COC and I think my phone is overused. I tried to remove the battery then press hold the button for 30 seconds. Then test my phone ...
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not registered on network and seems the imei is changed

I have an international version of galaxy s3 gt i9300 it had android 4.0.4 working fine when i bought it(second hand) then i upgraded it to 4.3. Since then it performs as a normal device would but can ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on. Can this be fixed or can I retrieve photos?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII is doing the following: I cannot get the phone to turn on, the side power button does not do anything. When I remove the battery, and put it back in place, the phone vibrates ...
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Windows 7 fails to see my Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and a Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (rooted Android 4.1.2). When I plug the phone to the computer's USB port, I can't access the phone through Windows Explorer. I ...
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Inability to call or text with Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has this annoying habit that, whenever I try to do something like connect to a network, or open Candy Crush, after 20 seconds my phone will turn off, and on, and then keep turning ...
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How can i make samsung S5 to be shown as a drive when i connect it to my PC? [duplicate]

when i connect the phone via USB it shows as Portable device; but i want it to be as a drive so i can review my files on the labtop. note: i have S3 and S5 with the same issue.
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Micro SD card not usable on phone

I installed a Micro SD card on my Samsung Galaxy 3 phone. I had a few dozen songs on the card and everything was working fine. Then I shut down my phone, removed the SD card, hooked it up to my PC and ...
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Insufficient Storage Memory while installing apps

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 International Edition operating with CyanogenMod-SnapShot-M11 11-20141008 Build. Lately when I was trying to install some Apps like Google Now Launcher or Updating Facebook ...
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How to force-close when error message keeps popping

I'm new to Android development. I wrote a funny app which endlessly pops messages saying "Unfortunately, YOUR_FREAKING_APP has stopped." on launch. To force-close it, I held down the Home button but ...
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people can't call my s3 after I have already unblocked them

I enabled blocking mode & blocked 1 contact. After that the person can't still contact me eventhrough I have unblocked that contact already. How to fix this problem?
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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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Samsung galaxy 3S, battery is good, phone won't charge or power up

I have a samsung galaxy 3S, about a week ago it rebooted itself, since then it will won't charge or turn back on, I have tested the battery to see if it was that, the battery works perfect, I have ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 keeps on restarting every time

Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone keep on restarting every time. It's getting worse. Now even without touching the power button it starts by itself. What might cause this and how do I resolve it?
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ServiceProvider eating my battery after SIM unlocking

I had my Samsung Galaxy S3 SIM unlocked last week. It runs a rooted Android 4.1.2. Since then, I've noticed that ServiceProvider is consuming much more battery that I have ever noticed before. Can SIM-...
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Fake homescreen loading every 60 seconds on an S3! How to stop it?

It started two days ago when my S3 on 4.1 would make noises and then a fake "homescreen" (which has functioning shorcuts! <--- how is that possible?) would popup every 60 seconds and sometimes ...
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CynogenMod11 M11 reboot issue

I don't know whether I can ask this question here or not. Recently I have installed the CM11 update into my Galaxy S3 and it looks decent. I love the theme engine. The only problem is my phone reboots ...
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sd card installation in s7582 [duplicate]

I am having a problem with my sd card installation. After inserting sd card in my phone, still its showing "insert sd card". Can anyone help me out with this problem?
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No operating system/no anything!

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 SGH-I747, I had rooted the phone and had success and tried different ROM's before deciding one I wanted to go back with and stick with. I had booted my phone into recovery ...
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galaxy s3 usb connection issue [duplicate]

I have posted a similar question before. But the issue remains still. So it happens after I upload my system for galaxy S3 two week ago. And after that whenever I connect to my laptop , it wouldn't ...
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Samsung Galaxy “SHORTCUTS” for the lock screen not available in S3 Ver. 3.4

I have Samsung Galaxy s3 GT i 9300 ver.3.4 . I am unable to find a way to change the shortcuts on the lock screen. very simply the "SHORTCUTS" for the lock screen isn't available. Could you guide me ...
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How to chat from my S3 to my PC?

I want to chat in realtime with my family who uses my Windows 7 desktop with their own profile account. Problem is they don't want to sign-up for anything on their end. Now is there a such an app I ...
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USB Connection Not Working After Recent AT&T Update on Galaxy S3

I found I failed to transfer pics in galaxy to my computer using USB connection after my recent AT&T update. I chose settings->network->more network. And there is an option to tethering via USB ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S3 with broken USB port

I recently purchased a Sprint Galaxy s3 on ebay with a broken charge port, and have revived it with a wireless charging reciever and charger. I want to root it but there is no way to connect it to my ...
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How to know if there is any way to access data from a stolen Galaxy S3, or Android phone in general, via automatic backup or any other way

I apologize in advance for my ignorance. My Verizon Galaxy S3 went missing at a party. I am hoping that at least some of the data (documents, media, contacts, texts, phone calls...) was backed up ...
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WhatsApp keyboard smiley bug

I type with keyboard and after typing I want to add a smiley. Then it looks like this: bit annoying and only since some days any idea to fix this? EDIT: also: menu key on i9300 shows menu up the ...
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Unknown Host Exception: unable to resolve host b.api.facebook.com on Galaxy Tab

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. When I try to access my account on Facebook a message appears: Unknown Host Exception unable to resolve host b.api.facebook.com no address associated with host name ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) “no network” issue

I bought my phone from a friend and I am the second user. It was rooted and was in modified status (when I checked About->device->status) but working fine and had zero issues. So yesterday I wanted to ...
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How can I search my Favourites in Chrome and stock on my S3?

I have thousands of favourites in my stock browser and chrome and every time I'm looking for a specific link I have to scroll through a lot. If I start typing in a word in the URL box in either ...
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s3 stuck at booting screen

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 about a month back from eBay. It was working fine till the last Tuesday, but after that my phone started rebooting by itself. My Galaxy S3 is powered by Android 4.0....
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Galaxy s3 backup contacts google play [duplicate]

How can I get my contacts backs from my galaxy s3 when the LCD doesn't work and the screen is pitch black ?
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What made the first Command fail?

I decided to clear my data usage stats on my Android in Settings > Data Usage from the terminal emulator app, but the first command came back with the error "No such file or directory". The first ...
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Boot a bricked s3 i535 for photo recovery

I know I need an sdcard formatted a certain way with a factory image and it will go into a safe mode; question is, does anyone know where I can find instructions or can instruct me what file and how ...
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My phone's 3g/4g randomly stopped working

I have a Galaxy S3 and my 3g/4g suddenly stopped working. WiFi works fine, but how can I get my 3g to work again? I have already uninstalled apps and deleted unnecessary photos and videos.
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Galaxy S3 showing messages are not sending when they are

Title says it all to be honest Have a galaxy s3 rooted stock jelly bean 4.3 I've been doing some mods recently (not my own just downloaded) I've undone the most recent ones I've done as only ...
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S3 LTE keeps rebooting

I bet this problem has been posted many times but my galaxy S3 keeps rebooting the samsung logo over and over again. I've tried entering recovery mode but just when I'm about to select an option it ...
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Unable to flash custom rom Paranoid Android to GalaxyS3

My device is rooted with a root for the galaxyS3 running Jellybean 4.3 I tried putting the Paranoid Android ROM onto there by following the instructions given which were Root device Enable USB ...
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How do you extract the boot.img from a samsung g4?

I don't image 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 C:\...
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Need backup for “My Calendar” on S3

I have tons of info on "My Calendar" Galaxy S3, and Google Calendar sync is one-way only. I actually use a Yahoo email and would prefer to sync both ways to Yahoo or Google, but since I cannot find a ...
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Galaxy S3: I747UCUEMJB upgrade - baseband unknown

Last night I updated my Galaxy S3 from Cyanogenmod 9 to CM 11. One of the steps was to upgrade the bootloader. Everything went fine, and I'm now on CM 11-2014-06-02-d2lte. The problem: can't connect ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo, possible virus?

My Mom has a Samsung Galaxy S3 from 2 years ago, it now gets stuck at "Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300" screen and can't boot properly. It can't enter Recovery Mode either but can enter Odin Mode. Also ...
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Can't run Linux over Android 4.3 after official update

I used to run a Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) on a S3 running android 4.1. I updated the device today with the official rom, android 4.3, then rooted it again. But now I can't run linux anymore. Any ideias, ...
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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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Copy files and images from samsung s3 even when its almost turned off

First of all my samsung s3 is stuck on the samsung logo splash screen so i'm thinking of doing a factory restore , that's not an issue for me but i want to copy images and videos at least from the ...
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Poor Performance at Low Battery

I'm having an issue where my phone gets sluggish and non-responsive when the battery level gets to around 35% or less. Apps will freeze, it will take the keyboard a long time to appear, and the ...
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Samsung S3 - 40mb free ram of 1.5 gigs?

My S3 has been lagging while I play in games or use aps. I've read that free ram is not supposed to be linked with lag but it seems that it must be. While in one of the games I play, my keyboard will ...
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Odin doesn't recognize Galaxy S3

While I was trying to flash my phone to newer version of custom mod, I bricked my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 for Verizon, SCH-I535). To debrick the phone, I've followed below precedure: Confirm USB ...
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Connect Samsung s3 as installer?

I went into developer options and checked "USB debugging" however anytime I connect my phone to the computer it shows up as either a media device or a camera, I can switch between those two options ...