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    Newest GS3 owner :)

    So excited! Bought a white 16gb GS3 yesterday off a guy on Craigslist...turns out I've worked with him on his account through VZW at Costco lol, small world! Anyway, I'm psyched to have this phone. I'm a little worried about the battery life though, but I think it's just because it's the newness of the phone and getting everything set up the way I want it. Hopefully I'll be able to get it settled in a few days.

    Question: I use Handcent and disabled the stock messaging app thinking that Handcent would then show up on the lock screen shortcut, and it's not there. How can I get it there? Also, I need to root and get hotspot access so any links to the best tutorial would be greatly appreciated

    Any suggestions on apps or settings I should take into consideration? Is keeping NFC enabled when I'm not using it going to affect battery life like having wifi/gps/bluetooth on when not in use?
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    Re: Newest GS3 owner :)

    u lucky thing u! congrats.. how much did it run... I messaged someone on cl yesterday to buy it but it must've sold :/

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    Just like me you're coming from a Maxx so the battery is going to seem bad but it's really rather good. I get over 4 hours screen time a charge in LTE condtions so I'm pretty happy. As far as the lockscreen shortcuts they are in settings - security - lockscreen options. Enjoy!

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    Roots real easy. Just go to the development section over on XDA. Real easy root on this guy. Hotspot hack I'm not sure of I just use FoxFi.

    Here you go:

    [GUIDE][VZW Edition]How to root your Galaxy SIII & More!(ROMs/CWM/Stock) - xda-developers

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    Last edited by GoBears; 10-17-2012 at 10:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeeeet
    u lucky thing u! congrats.. how much did it run... I messaged someone on cl yesterday to buy it but it must've sold :/

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    I got it for $400 with another 16gb sd card. Would have preferred to get the one advertised for $350, but she backed out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBears
    Roots real easy. Just go to the development section over on XDA. Real easy root on this guy. Hotspot hack I'm not sure of I just use FoxFi.

    Here you go:

    [GUIDE][VZW Edition]How to root your Galaxy SIII & More!(ROMs/CWM/Stock) - xda-developers

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    ny quesitons feel free to PM or ask in a help thread.
    I tried Foxfi, and it wouldn't work, even with the extra download
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    Is there a way to get in and change the data connection to 3g only? I had LTE on/of for HTC Thunderbolt on my Mac but it won't work on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackiescivic View Post
    I tried Foxfi, and it wouldn't work, even with the extra download
    Wonder why it's not working for you. I'm using it as I type this. Hmm well good luck with your hotspot hunt! Wish I could help ya more on it.

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    Download "phone info" for choosing network. It works great.

    Handcent can b added to lock screen under lock screen options

    Security- lock screen options- click on short cuts
    Last edited by Wopback; 10-17-2012 at 12:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wopback
    Download "phone info" for choosing network. It works great.

    Handcent can b added to lock screen under lock screen options

    Security- lock screen options- click on short cuts
    Got it, thanks! So much better now that I'm on 3G. Costco has TERRIBLE 4G service

    Just got notification that my purple Otterbox shipped I'm hoping the power button is manageable (reviews are pretty negative about the button)
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