Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-3]

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How to get app backups to Samsung Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New phone: How to transfer game progress? I just rooted my HTC Legend and succesfuly obtained the files for a few apps from the /data/data directory. I am now unsure on how I ...
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Can I mount external SD card read-only?

I have a SamsungGalaxy S3 (32GB Verizon version, not rooted) with a 64GB external SD card. I use the external card only for music, which I load from my computer. Several times now I have lost files ...
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How to understand failure cause from Android system recovery?

My phone stopped working(it freezes on Samsung logo when restarting) one day. I'm tring to figure out possible cause using Android system recovery. That what I see MBR checksum Error Moviinand ...
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Unable to update Galaxy S3 Android after flashing CWM

I just unboxed a Samsung Galaxy S3 and immediately, before first boot, rooted it installing CWM Recovery and SuperSU. I found it to be not the best idea, becuase I forgot to launch the Samsung update ...
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Galaxy S3 USB modem connection

How do I connect Internet from a laptop using USB modem to a Galaxy S3, or directly USB modem(data card) to S3 for internet connection?
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Screen keeps black after official upate for Samsung Galaxy S3

A few days ago, the phone got an OTA update (build number: IMM76D.I9300XXALF6). After that the phone got unusable: Once the screen goes out, I cannot wake up the device anymore. The only exception is ...
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Using a 128GB MicroSD card with a device with 64GB maximum?

Samsung's specs for my Galaxy S3 say: 128GB MicroSD cards probably didn't exist when this phone was made. If I insert a 128GB MicroSD card, will the card: "not function at all" or will it: "work ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 not rebooting in recovery mode

My galaxy s3 will not reboot after I've wiped cache and did factory reset. The little guy just says error and it shuts off.
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Can't find uploaded photos on Google+

I uploaded my photos on to Google+ via Auto upload. My phone died. A few weeks later I was able to get a new phone. But now My Google+ account shows no photos. Where did they go? First phone was a ...
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Can't establish a reliable connection to the server google play?

Ok so i have samsung galaxy s3 i rooted it a week ago and it worked flawless then afterward when today i opened google play it says no connection .i tried all methods like setting date and time ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't show SMS notification

I need help with a problem in a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. I can't receive SMS notification when a SMS is sent to my mobile phone. Every time I have to open the application to check if ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and cache....
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How to import contacts from galaxy s3 to nexus 5?

How do you import contacts from a Galaxy S3 to a Nexus 5? They're both Android devices, so is it a simple process? Do I need to save them to a SIM card?
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Whatsapp contact names not showing; just numbers on Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 has been freezing. On my Whatsapp, the contact names are gone. All it shows are contact numbers. Is there a way to fix this problem? Is there a way to stop the phone from ...
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Is S Voice slow?

Is Svoice taking like atleast 10 seconds (sometimes more) to accept a command and reply (even if the reply is "I didnt catch that" ? Or is my device this slow?
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Galaxy SIII has a weak data connection

I've noticed that my Galaxy SIII has a very weak data connection at times. This occurs even when people around me with the same phone and carrier (T-Mobile) have perfectly adequate connections. Are ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 requesting network security key when tethering

My S3 (Jellybean) was suddenly no longer recognised by my PC when plugged in via USB. I solved that by debugging using Developer Options as advised in another thread, which allowed the driver to be ...
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How to retrieve Android contacts from Galaxy S3 to Windows 7 on a non rooted phone

I am hoping someone can help me with this. My brother passed away yesterday and we both have the same phone a Samsung Galaxy S3 on the Sprint network. I was wondering if there is a simple way with adb ...
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Galaxy S3 - do not want emails deleted from server when deleting from Galaxy S3 [closed]

I have Samsung Galaxy S3, I have AOL, Verizon and gmail emails coming into my phone and when I delete these read emails from the phone, I would like those emails to REMAIN on my email server so I may ...
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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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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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Why are my call settings disabled (and which settings require operator support and which settings are normally included in service plans)? [closed]

As shown in the screenshot below, on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Phone -> Call Settings, almost everything is disabled/grayed out. I have a SIM card inside my phone but have not topped up ...
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Extract Samsung Galaxy S3 keyboard history

Is there a way to extract a log file containing all keyboard history, and everything that has been typed, from a Samsung Galaxy S3?
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In Galaxy S3 call history, does the orange arrow mean incoming or outgoing call?

Though this is may sound very trivial, this is not a troll question. I do not own an android phone and need to know for something.
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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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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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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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List of stock KitKat firmware versions for Galaxy S3 LPH-710

What stock KitKat firmware versions has Samsung released for the Galaxy S3 (Sprint model LPH-710 to be more precise)? I got an S3 online and it came with some 4.4.x and root access. Unfortunately, ...
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Galaxy S3 running jellybean 4.3 - Custom Rom Concern

I have a galaxy s3 running jellybean 4.3 as mentioned above. Following recent news there will NOT be a further update to the KitKat 4.4 version My plan is to root and flash with a custom ROM, however,...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't respond to some secret codes

Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 doesn't respond to all secret codes in here . Specially it can restart with non of the codes in the list. Do I have a fake Galaxy S3 ?
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No storage on my samsung s3 mini

Why is my samsung s3 mini saying that I have no storage when I clearly have aload of space from deleting data; pictures, apps and music files?
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Signature locked out on GS III running 4.1.2

3/19/2014 This morning, I recreated my MS Exchange account on my phone (GS III running 4.1.2) while troubleshooting e-mails that it didn't detect last night. Now, I learned that I can't change the ...
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“accounts and sync” has dissappeared, how can I fix this?

A few days ago I had a system update. Now under accounts my option "accounts and sync" have disappeared. Can't sync calenders. How can I fix this?
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How to root my android phone? [duplicate]

How can I root my android phone ... Please provide answer in easy steps ... I am using ... Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III Android OS v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) If anyone know then share
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Galaxy S3 flip case: auto-lock when closed?

I have the Samsung flip case for my Samsung Galaxy S3. Is it possible to setup the phone to automatically lock when the case is closed, then to wake the screen when I open the flip case? Is it also ...
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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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Is there a way to bypass PIN code for Galaxy S3 without losing storage device pictures?

I changed my password to my Galaxy S3 and forgot it. I don't want to hard reset it because I have pictures I need to get off the device storage. I tried to setup clockwork mod and another one that I ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 update installs strange applications

Today I updated the software to latest version. It took around 148MB to update and when finished, I started getting 4 new apps: mytaxi kaufDA pizza.de BILD Wondering why these apps were installed, ...
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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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How can I root my galaxy S3 i9300 on android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean? [duplicate]

I want to update my S3 the latest jelly bean. Please provide me an easy-to-follow step by step tutorial on rooting my S3 i9300.
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Which Samsung smartphone models support LTE and are not susceptible to “sudden death syndrome”?

Does anyone know which Samsung smartphone models support LTE and are not susceptible to "sudden death syndrome"? Thank you.
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Boot loop on Galaxy S3

In response to the question on the link below Peter asked that one run adb catlog in the Android SDK. I managed to download the Android SDK but I cannot locate the adb catlog file. Can I get help to ...