Anonymous, 05 Nov 2014Why do I have a stupid side bar which I dont use with the tab to open it in the middle of the ... more@ Anonymous
It's called 'multi window'. Turn it off in your notification bar.
Rosaic, 05 Nov 2014Please i can i go back to 4.1.2 i bought an s3 but its already on 4.3 is their stil a way pls... moreIt is very difficult to downgrade from 4.3 to the 4.1.2 because Samsung changed the ( EFS ) file in the latest update 4.3 to ( EFS V2 ) Instead of ( EFS V1 ) in 4.1.2 Or older ...
when you downgrade from 4.3 to the 4.1.2 You will get the problem of non-registration in the network. Because the modem will read the file ( EFS V2 ).So you have to change the modem also to become compatible with the ( EFS ) file . It is a complex operation !!! . So you have to think twice before you upgrade to 4.3 because return to 4.1.2 will not be easy at all !!!
what is ( EFS ) :
It is a hidden file that contains information about the network and the ( IMEI ) number and MAC address of the device. Without this file, the network will not work and can not be doing any connection.
My device on official 4.3 ( non- rooted ) without any issues ....only need to configure the settings to get the best performance ...
You can read my previous comment about getting the best performance for the Ram and the battery ...
Please i can i go back to 4.1.2 i bought an s3 but its already on 4.3 is their stil a way pls guy's help me
Why do I have a stupid side bar which I dont use with the tab to open it in the middle of the suggested word selection box. Ie gotopick the word get the quick access side bar and not the word. Ridiculous.
whatever, 02 Nov 2014Can not change to new time. instead of going. Back an hour it went ahead almost 3house. T... moreyou can also set the time zone to network provider ..listen to excellent advice from freefallen also..
whatever, 02 Nov 2014Can not change to new time.
instead of going. Back an hour it went ahead almost 3house.
T... more@ whatever
The problem isn't with the phone, it's because you can't configure it.
Instead of getting annoyed, just ask, that's what this Forum is here for.
Anyway, go into Settings/Date and time. Untick 'Automatic time zone', set the time zone to where you reside, and then re-tick it.
Can not change to new time.
instead of going. Back an hour it went ahead almost 3house.
This problem is just one of constant problems.
Dislike phone a lot and is putting it mildly. .
s3 , 02 Nov 2014Is S3 will get android lollipop ?No, no Lollipop 5.0
UK user, 01 Nov 2014.there is a free app called ram booster that is a no gimmic one button close running apps app.... morethat's why i don't like install many apps such as games and social media because many of these apps are running in the background and consuming a lot of battery and Ram . Should be closed every time these services manually .... annoying routine !!!!!
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Freefaller™, 01 Nov 2014@ Anonymous Long time no see. Actually, I only have two phones. I use one for work, and th... moreFREEFALLEN-delighted to read your response ..we have 2 s3 in partial retirement ..s4 now becoming geriatric ..glad to know u carry 2 phones - work and private ..i do same ..personally dont care about spying by nsa etc..my work phone s4 is nsa data base -112.. cheers ..s3 works though ..amazing cellphones -from birth to grave =2 yrs max ..
.there is a free app called ram booster that is a no gimmic one button close running apps app. But then still they also restart. It seems to work well when the background services are limited and close the running apps quickly.
I dont know if I am missing something regarding closing running apps, but even if I manually close all running apps and background running services, then still after gaming for 30 mins I find that 99% of the apps have opened by themselves.
with the developer options then sure I can keep background services to at most 4. But that way some of my games and particularly BT connection when gaming stops working properly.
I have an overheating issues problem on my s3 on version 4.2 and 4.3
but I have notice something,
When I did custom rom my s3 on "s5 sensations"
Activated the ultra power saving mode for a while..and then deactivated it...
Overheating is gone.
I don't know but im so happy
finally found a solution for my overheating phone.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2014freefallen@mySN-how come you in s3 forums ? u had s4 then u said u went for moto etc and now s... more@ Anonymous
Long time no see.
Actually, I only have two phones. I use one for work, and that is the number I give to my suppliers, contractors, etc.
The other phone is used for family and friends because they kept telling me that my phone was always busy, and only a few people have the number. I hope that satisfies your curiosity.
I updated from a S3 to a S4 but was disgusted to find that the S4 had the KNOX spyware embedded in it which you couldn't remove so I sold it. Presently I have a S3 (work), and a Nexus 5 (family). I chose a N5 because when Samsung abandoned the S3 regarding firmware updates I decided that I would NEVER buy one of their products again. I know other S3 owners who decided the same, so it's Samsung's loss. It's a shame because the S3 is still working perfectly after 2 years of being dropped, kicked, and generally abused.
One other point though. Because I use my S3 for work, and travel a lot, I purchased a Zerolemon 7000mAh battery for it because I didn't know when I could charge it. Fully charged, I can get up to 5 days use out of it!
Freefaller™, 31 Oct 2014@ dd 1) I haven't found that reducing the animation makes a lot of difference to be honest.... morefreefallen@mySN-how come you in s3 forums ? u had s4 then u said u went for moto etc and now s3 ..?bit of climb down from s4-2013 to s3 -2012 model ..anyway- important to be happy with ur cellfone ..cheers .btw- NSA -USA- AND GCHQ UK (u said u r in uk ) spy on all cellfones -now its official -including ALL EUROPEAN UNION .