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Reset Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note2, Note3 Without Losing Data

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How can you help reset my Samsung Galaxy S3 without losing data?

The screen is blacked out after a system update.

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If you are not able to turn your phone on after the update, your device is bricked -- as its name implies, your device has turned into nothing more than a brick since it will no longer turn on or work as it should If this has happened, you will need to contact Samsung to schedule a repair for your Galaxy S3.

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If you can turn your device on, and you see lights and hear sounds but the screen doesn't turn on, you may have a broken screen. This would not be the fault of the update, but rather a fault in the screen itself. Again, you will have to call Samsung to schedule a repair in this scenario.

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If your device shows the Samsung logo screen but goes black once Android boots up, you will have to perform a Factory Reset after trying to back your data up. Download Samsung Kies (not Samsung Kies 3) by clicking this link on your computer. Once it's installed, plug your Samsung Galaxy S3 into your computer. Kies will now open. If your phone wasn't locked with a password, PIN, or pattern, you will be able to backup your files with Kies. If it was, you're unfortunately out of luck. You will need to perform a Factory Reset to get back into your phone. To learn how to perform a Factory Reset, read through and follow the steps in this great VisiHow article.

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Lost my telephone numbers from my Samsung Galaxy?

I lost my telephone numbers but the Gmail and Yahoo addresses for each contact remained along with their names, however all the telephone are lost.

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How do I get past a password that I can't remember on my Galaxy S4?

My wife has the Galaxy S4 and put in a new password (not a pin or pattern) last night. She has tried several times today and cannot get in. She has tried 6 times and the phone says that after 4 more attempts that the phone will automatically go back to factory default settings and she will lose all data on the phone. Is there a way to reset the password or get around it?

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My S4 data connection does not work when switched ON?

Whenever I switch my data connection ON it does not work. It would turn ON and OFF by itself frequently. The data sign hardly stays for 1 second. Plus my mobile is very slow. I don't have a lot of apps installed either, neither does my AVG antivirus pick up a virus

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Reset Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note2, Note3 Without Losing Data

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Inquiring about a Samsung Galaxy S4 reset?

I bought myself a Galaxy S4 phone two weeks ago and it keeps doing software updates and downloading new apps, and there are apps on there that I won't use, so are you able to tell me what should I do

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How to retrieve my lost contacts from Samsung Galaxy S3?

Unfortunately due to battery drainage issues and little hanging issues, lost all my contacts..either from device/SD card. How to retrieve that? I tried recovery from Android recovery tool but all in vain. Please help my retrieve my contacts and also at the same time suggest me proper channel for backing up my phone data including contacts.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck on Logo Screen?

I left my phone plugged in last night (as I always do), and when I woke up the phone was stuck on the Samsung Galaxy S3 screen. I have tried to enter into reboot mode. It'll read Recovery Booting. Booting at the top of the Samsung screen then goes into the Samsung Galaxy S3 screen and then vibrates twice and does this again but is still stuck on the Samsung Galaxy S3 screen. Help!

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Adding pic to my contacts in Samsung Galaxy S2?

Well, why in heaven's name I cannot tap on the contact anywhere and bring up a dialogue allowing me to add a pic - even though I have that pic already on my cellphone? Nothing happens when I tap on the outline of a pic in contacts, or the information area therein.

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Does this have something to do with transferring my card from my Xperia Android over into my Galaxy S2? I just purchased the S2 online and transferred my SIM card over from the Xperia, I'm totally perplexed since I know it's, (the S2) supposed to allow one to add a pic to his, or her contacts.

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Can you help?

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Hi..I seem not able to set my mobile hotspot Samsung S3?

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My Galaxy S3 does not connect to my laptop explorer like it used to?

The cord I am using has a lot of code on it, but it does say 26AWG/2C USB Cable Huawei ... I am thinking the cord is not the problem,hopefully. My phone also does not show an option for USB computer connection when I go to settings, more, storage nothing in the upper right corner like three dots to select

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How to save data of phone that is not booting up to home screen?

I was speaking on my Samsung S2 on speaker phone, the phone flew out of my hands and landed on the floor. Screen intact but went dead. After turning phone back on, the G2 symbol flashed on screen then the T-Mobile sound then the Samsung white letters but gets stuck there. Phone had maxed out its photo/movie storage and I had never backed up the phone. Did not have an SD card into backup data. So I am hoping to save all photos and movies taken, all data contacts and text messages. Is this possible? I am about to download Samsung Kies to follow the instructions on this VisiHow page to off load data and backup photos if that can be done.

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All processes on Samsung Galaxy S2 have failed multiple times simultaneously?

Unfortunately, process.gapps has stopped working

Unfortunately, process.acore has stopped working Unfortunately, process.media has stopped working

all error messages popup so frequently every time I press something related to any app from the Google play store

Cannot download, install or uninstall apps

Cannot connect to internet

Computer cannot read device when hooked up to a USB port

Unable to backup data to SD card

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My S3 is not rebooting after memory low status?

I got a message on my S3 mobile phone that memory is low. I was connected to WiFi. My friend sent me a photo. Just on receiving the photo, the mobile froze and with a screen of multiples lines of colors. I tried restart but it does not switch on. I tried pressing the three buttons:power, volume up and home too. Yet nothing appears. Even when connected to charger does not show anything and when connected to a PC via USB Cable, the mobile is not detected. Please advise. I have tried: Draining out the battery. Tried my battery in another working S3 mobile and it works well, hence no battery problem. Tried the reset steps: Pressing power, home and volume up button yet mobile not switching on.. I think it was caused by: Insufficient Memory space

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While I was making a password to set up a VPN on my Galaxy Note3 it died. When I plugged it in I was faced with a screen lock which I did not set. I have tried every possible combination of various numbers of importance, I tried to reset the passcode by using Android app which I was able to keep creating new ones but there was never a prompt to unlock it, it is registered with a Gmail account although I do not remember which data if any I allowed it to back up.

While I was making a password to set up a VPN on my Galaxy Note3 it died. When I plugged it in I was faced with a screen lock which I did not set. I have tried every possible combination of various numbers of importance, I tried to reset the passcode by using Android app which I was able to keep creating new ones but there was never a prompt to unlock it, it is registered with a Gmail account although I do not remember which data if any I allowed it to back up.

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I have forgotten my backup password for my Samsung Galaxy S5?

I was having fingerprint password, but due to some reason it didn't work and I forgot my backward password too.

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My phone won't start and its frozen at the start log?

My phone is frozen and have tried to recover my data using Kies but to recover it is asking for a code which I do not have. The other option is to reset which I don't want to do before recovering my data

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Phone is locked with a password, how can I recover my data & contacts?

I changed my password in my mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 and forgot the password . Could I recover my data files & contacts. One of the buttons for volume control (the button used for lowing volume) button is damaged. I have tried: Above 1 week

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