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> In reply to Freefaller™ @ 2014-04-18 19:04 from mySN - click to readI want to stay on 4.1.2. But i do not like the status bar. I want it to look like one of those xperia phones one..
How can i change my notification bar so that it is revertible and i can revert back to the samsung one whenever i want/ if anything goes wrong?
Do i just copy the systemui file on my memory card to make a backup?

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  • 2014-04-19 09:05
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Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) is looking less and less likely for the S3:

http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/...ng-unlikely/

and

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles....U1Go8c6ccpg

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  • 2014-04-19 00:38
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> In reply to estelle12 @ 2014-04-18 16:30 from vIdI - click to read@ estelle12

EFS is a system directory that contains device specific essential information such as it's IMEI, wireless device MAC address, baseband version, product code, system ID and NV data.
If the EFS directory is corrupted or lost, your phone is sure to lose its IMEI number and wireless and network connectivity.
So you can see that if you install v4.3 on your phone and then decide to roll back to 4.1.2 then your phone wont be able to read the EFS folder because it is in the wrong format and your phone will literally be dead because it no longer has an IMEI number. You would have to manually restore the backed up v4.1.2 folder.
You will have to use a root explorer app to find and copy the EFS folder on your phone because it is buried deep in the system folder.
Unless you have any app that specifically requires v4.3 then I would recommend staying with v4.1.2 for now; in my opinion v4.3 was a rushed out mess.

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  • 2014-04-18 19:04
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> In reply to SENTHILGANESH @ 2014-04-18 11:33 from up9h - click to readSenthilganesh bro no way,, if you root your phone you'll surely run out of warranty because rooting opens all the inbuilt passwords which are mandatory for the locking the necessary apps and softwares, it they are removed once the company will not be responsible for anything happening with that phone so it goes out of warranty.. Even if you unroot the phone all the locks cannot be restored so the company will not consider it..

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  • 2014-04-18 17:58
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Hope this software would help you guys muti-task with ease.

There is a free app called TOUCH ME-ASSISTIVE TOUCH, this app is really cool, you could muti-task using this app without needing to press buttons, plus it has got a ram usage monitoring on it and lets you clear the ram while you are working on another app, eleminating the use of specific apps to clear ram.

All in all this app is capable of multi-tasking, clearing ram, showing the ram usage at all times.

Cheers mate

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  • 2014-04-18 17:03
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> In reply to Freefaller™ @ 2014-04-18 00:10 from mySN - click to readEFS folder? Can you elaborate what is it, and where I can find it?

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  • 2014-04-18 16:30
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> In reply to killbill @ 2014-04-18 09:25 from PAZx - click to read@ killbill

Thanks for ur suggetion
Is there any way to root S3 without losing warranty?

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  • 2014-04-18 11:33
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> In reply to Freefaller™ @ 2014-04-18 11:21 from mySN - click to read@free faller

Thank u vry much

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  • 2014-04-18 11:25
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> In reply to SENTHILGANESH @ 2014-04-18 06:34 from U{Id - click to read@ SENTHILGANESH

Touchwiz is very memory intensive; it is filled with a lot of Samsung apps that most people never use.
I use 'Smart launcher Pro' as my launcher. By making it the default launcher I have found that I have nearly 300Mb of RAM available.
Also, try 'Clean Master'. It is a free app that is very good for deleting junk files and has a good memory optimizer.

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  • 2014-04-18 11:21
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> In reply to SENTHILGANESH @ 2014-04-18 06:34 from U{Id - click to readtry to root the mobile phone it'll help delete the inbuilt apps ! hope it helps

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  • 2014-04-18 09:25
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Guys my s3 consumes lot of ram about 500mb I erased all the data by formet then it recoverd oly 100 mb oly nw it consumes 400 of ram i there any solution plz help me thanks in advance

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  • 2014-04-18 06:34
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> In reply to estelle12 @ 2014-04-17 20:28 from vIYm - click to read@ estelle12

You can, but you have to make a backup of your EFS folder first, because the EFS folder on v4.3 is written in a different format to the v4.1.2 and it can't read it. Your phone will just go into a bootloop.
You can do that with an app like ktool. It isn't easy, so learn how to do it before you begin. There is a helpful video on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf8JZSYbnkw

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  • 2014-04-18 00:10
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> In reply to aaloksingh123 @ 2014-04-17 20:31 from 7w58 - click to readvery true
At least if they cannot update it to kitkat, they should have fixed the endless number of bugs on 4.3.

Poor people who updated their phones are stuck with a terrible battery life .

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  • 2014-04-17 20:39
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so that don't buy Samsung......choose only those brand which is taking care of customer rather than earning and sending 100 of new model in market. people want stable phone rather than lots of bug.

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  • 2014-04-17 20:31
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> In reply to estelle12 @ 2014-04-17 19:34 from vIYm - click to readAlso, I have 4.1.2 currently. If I flash a mod on my rooted s3, and after sometime no longer want the mod, how can I get back the stock 4.1.2?

Will it be possible?

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  • 2014-04-17 20:28
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> In reply to tiestolord @ 2014-04-17 04:00 from 3q5c - click to readThanks :)


And if samsung thinks that the S3 users will be "forced" to buy the newer models, I think their strategy isn't really going to work very well.
because we no longer trust samsung on future updates, and out of frustration, people might just turn to other companies!

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  • 2014-04-17 19:34
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> In reply to aaloksingh123 @ 2014-04-17 15:24 from PWAE - click to readIf? LOL.
That’s a BIG if.
Think about it.
Look how many model phones and tables they make each year. And look how much stock of each the make to keep up with demand. You really think updates for old phones will ever be on time with them?
Just looking I the update history of past Samsung phones before I got the SIII I knew that would never happen.
You talk about HTC & how long kitkat has been out. But there are regions where the HTC ONE M7 & Max still don’t have kitkat 4.4.2. HTC also makes a lot of differ devises each year but it’s nowhere close to the amount different devices like Samsung makes and mass produce.
You want timely buy iphone or nexus
They don’t try to flood the market with 100 different phones each year. & they don’t have to wait on some 3rd party to make the OS, then add a skin & shit to it after, which have to be tested on all the different versions of phones before it can be sent out.

It as simple as that. You want timely, don’t buy from manufactures that are stretching them self too thin trying to bring out 100 versions every year.

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  • 2014-04-17 17:46
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My gs3 consumes lot of ram , is there any solution to reduce ram consomption I totally erased the data by formating the phone

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  • 2014-04-17 17:22
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how to make my s3 to detect sim

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  • 2014-04-17 16:35
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please tell me i bought new s3 pebbel blue it was sealed when i open it it was having china batterty and black wire air phne etc.but the s3 was made in vietnam GT-19300 every thing was working fine BUTTT when i insert sim it is not detectin it.The sim works with others WHAT SHOULD I DO PLEASE TELL ME ?

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  • 2014-04-17 16:22
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