Can't copy paste HELLP

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    When I try to copy txt or anything the app I'm copying from crashes and it isn't on my clipboard I have a Samsung galaxy S3
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    Is it any APP or just a certain one? Maybe a hard reset, power down the phone and pull the battery out for 10 seconds and put it back in and power it up.
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    Still not working and yes it's any app there must be something wrong with the phones clip board do u think it could have been something I previously copied
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    I would try booting into recovery and clearing the cache.

    Should be same instructions as the RAZR, power down the phone, press and hold the volume up and down then the power button.

    When you get to the black screen with white letters use the volume down to go to recovery and the volume up to select it.

    You will see a little Android guy press the volume up and down button and it will take you to the menu. Use volume down to go to wipe cache and power button to select it. Reboot when done.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX.
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    Actually it's volume up and home and I just wiped the cache and still crashes apps when I copy
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    That is strange clearing the cache should have removed anything on the clipboard that could be causing problems. Have you downloaded any APPS that could be questionable?

    I don't have an S3 but you can try booting into Safe Mode, again I can give you instructions for the Razr and see if they work for you.

    Power off the phone, turn it back on and as soon as you see your boot logo press and hold the volume up and down until you see the phone boot up and see Safe Mode in the corner, from there try your copy and paste and see if you still have the problem.

    If you don't then you know it is an APP causing the problem, because Safe Mode disables all user installed APPS.
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    Oh the irony while I was trying to put it in recovery mode I accidentally put it in safe mode now I can't figure out how I did it lol I tried the way you told me and I surfed the web I'll keep trying though
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    My phone doesn't seem to want to stay in safe mode as soon as it goes into safe mode it reverts back to the regular mode
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    That is weird, I hate to say it but you might have to do a factory data reset and set your phone back up.

    Did you get the system update they rolled out for the S3 yet?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX.
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    Not sure when was it released
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    I think it came out a few days ago, go to Settings>About Phone>System Update and see of you have one.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX.
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    Already did that earlier today there was no update
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    The Android Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) has a specific test to test accessing text copied to the Clipboard:
    start --plan CTS -t android.text.cts.ClipboardManagerTest#testAccessText
    See http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/showthread.php?p=223612
    If that fails on your device, it would indicate that something fundamental has deviated from the way Google expects it to work; if it passes, your app that crashes would be suspect.
    But as someone suggested, try the Factory Reset to see if things resume working.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
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    I have just got this exact same problem .. has there been a cure that is not factory reset?

    I went to download the compatibility test .. but my S3 has been upgraded to Android 4.04 .. and there is not a version for that.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
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    i am also experiencing this problem, i cant copy from sms or web page etc, whatever am copying from crashes...which means clipboard cant even contain anything......appears theres no other option apart from a factory reset...i think i might just do that..and reinstall all my apps from google play...:( s3 4.0.4
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    I am having the exact same problem, also - and it has only been since the update!
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    I am also having the same problem. Could it be because of the carrier update? I am on AT&T.
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    im am so frustrated with this issue. i was writing something on extensive notes and i wanted to cut the text i had entered and now i cant get it back. honestly this is probably it for me with android phones, i didnt want to make the jump to an apple iphone but im seriously thinking about it now. this galaxy s 3 is great but with every new version of android theres always a set back and you are forced to do a master reset to fix it. which can become a hassle because i cant back up any of my files on my mac unless i use kies (which is horrible btw...) this is crazy, i spent weeks writing down notes and ideas for a project im working on and its all gone because i clicked on cut and i was not able to paste.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
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