Newest GS3 owner :)

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

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
     
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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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    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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    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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    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
     
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    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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    Glad you like it. Another app ive recommended is watchdog lite. Its an app that monitors your phone cpu/ram. It makes sure nothing is misbehaving.

    Its not a task killer, but can perform similar functions if you want...
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I will check it out