zull, 08 Nov 2014Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand 2? Which is more better? Help me please..s3
latest firmware released in brasil I9300UBUGNK1. what about india, Samsung?????
alsafi, 14 Nov 2014" CM Security " is an anti-virus application. You have the choice to install it or ... moreBut sumwhere in this forum i read Android do not need an anti virus bcoz its itself has its defender..bla..bla..m not sure abt d truth..but sumbody can advice does anti-virus is really reqd. or not in S3?
One more thing there z 1 64gb scandisk ultra class10 sd-card frm which neither m able to delete content nor can format it..wat shall i do??
[deleted post]" CM Security " is an anti-virus application. You have the choice to install it or not ..... I used it a long time ago, because sometimes I install apps from another stores ( not Google play store ) or apk files are not secured . Therefore, it is better to have an anti-virus.
My samsung galaxy s 3 gt i9300 connot reboot when i make factury reset and not booting complately can you give me an advice how to reset my phone
freefaller™, 13 Nov 2014@ dd A quick search seems to show that your Firmware is i9300XWUGML4Mine is I9300DDUGNB1 or I9300DDUGNB2 one of my frnd got after being upgraded d software frm Samsung service center..even Kies not showing any update after this
Freefaller, 13 Nov 2014Correction ... and the word By d way..thnx fr all ur tips..wats d current build version running on I9300 for India? where can i get it confirmed? pls advice
Freefaller, 13 Nov 2014Correction ... and the word I'm trying to type 'greater than' symbol and 'added' and 'less than' symbol but they won't show. Curious?
x85x85, 13 Nov 2014how you downgrade I thought its impossible @ x85x85
You can go back to v4.1.2 but you need the right Firmware.
First of all you will need Firmware i9300XXEMG4 (thanks to alsafi for that info), and ODIN v3.0.7 or above to flash your phone.
*WARNING* Flashing your phone to 4.1.2 will revert your phone to Factory condition, so back up anything you need first!
Make sure that you have the Samsung drivers installed on your PC. If you have ever used Kies then you have.
First of all, unzip the Firmware into a folder where you can find it. There are two files and you need both; but you will only use one. Then load up ODIN. Then put your phone into Recovery mode and clean out the cache partition. Then remove the battery and restart in Download mode. Connect your phone to the PC and you will see the phone in the left pane and the word . Don't tick or untick any of the other options.
(I'm doing this from memory but I think it is correct).
Then click on the PDA button and locate the i9300XXEMG4 file. When you have loaded that (it takes a while to show up) you can press START. ODIN will flash your phone back to v4.1.2
After completion the phone will attempt to restart but will go into a 'bootloop'. It will load as far as the Samsung logo but will then attempt to restart again and again and again.
Disconnect the phone from the PC, remove the battery, go into Recovery mode, and flush out the cache again. While you are still in Recovery mode you will now have to select 'Factory reset'. This will wipe your phone clean but is necessary to complete the operation.
Disclaimer: You flash the phone at your own risk. I have done 3 Samsung S3 phones now, my own and two of my friends, without any problems, but you accept the risk if you do yours.
If you need any more help ask me or alsafi.
idontknow22, 13 Nov 2014when you take a photo and try to save it into an SD card, why does it say that files cannot be... more@ idontknow22
First of all, what size SD card are you using. Don't go above 32Gb on the S3.
Then format the card through the phone. Go to Settings/Storage, scroll down to SD card, and use the 'Format SD card' option.
If that doesn't work then the problem is with the SD card itself.
I (and others) have found that Sandisk cards have a problem with the S3. I've had that make of card fail on me in the past.
when you take a photo and try to save it into an SD card, why does it say that files cannot be written into the SD card? Please help me!!!!!
UK user, 10 Nov 2014On a similar note :-) I am actually very impressed with 4.3 mostly as it supports the dock so ... more@ UK user
I've been running my S3 on v4.1.2 for 3 days now and I can't put my finger on anything specific but it just runs smoother than it did on 4.3
Everyone knows how sluggish the S3 is on 4.3 and how fast the battery runs down. I've tried to establish why everything is so slow compared to 4.1.2 but can't work out why.
We all know that 4.3 was rushed out just to satisfy the masses, but because the S3 will never get any further updates I've decided to leave it on the older Firmware.
Freefaller™, 11 Nov 2014@ dd Google doesn't always publish updates to their apps 'en masse' by usually region by re... morem frm India n version 5.0 was already there on my S3 fr playstore, but due to d gallery sharing issue, I gave my device to service center..n after I brought my device frm service center its not upgrading to latest 5.0 version don't know why :(
dd, 11 Nov 2014Thnx i used d link to install n now my playstore is at 5.0.38 version..
1.so shall i delete d... more@ dd
Google doesn't always publish updates to their apps 'en masse' by usually region by region. It's possible that the latest Play Store update hasn't been released in your region yet.
Direct Connect Manager - Allows you to set up a bluetooth bridge between your PC and the phone.
Share Manager - Allows you to view multimedia files from your phone on your TV.
Remote Controls - Allows you to use youe phone as a TV remote.
As you can see, none of the apps you mentioned will affect the Play Store app.
Once you have installed the Play Store app onto your phone you can safely delete the .apk file on your SD card.
Freefaller™, 10 Nov 2014@ dd
'If it ain't broke then don't fix it'.
But if it bothers you that much then just down... moreThnx i used d link to install n now my playstore is at 5.0.38 version..
1.so shall i delete d .apk file, which z now at Download folder of phone??
2.Wat do u think cud b d reason dat playsotre was not upgrading to current version..do u think i disabled ne app by mistk which i shud enabled now
3.I have disabled "direct connect mngr", "direct share mngr" & "remote controls"..will this hinder any app's performance on my device? & what is d use of these 3 apps?
I know m askin too much but i need sum knowledge.
Freefaller™, 10 Nov 2014@ dd
'If it ain't broke then don't fix it'.
But if it bothers you that much then just down... moreI hav used ur link n downloaded d new playstore version 5.0.38..but wat cud b reason that i was not getting it earlier? Do u think any app got disabled by me which was not supposed to b?
& finally do i need to keep this play store .apk file alwys or can i delete it?