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Old August 20th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Really? Setting up your phone doesn't take that long. Just reinstall your apps from google play on a desktop.
When I factory reset my phone (to fix this very issue) all of my apps automatically reinstalled as soon as I logged into my google account.
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It seems like this fix should take care of my issue, but there is no root solution I can find for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. I have the same crashing issue when copying text from any app to the clipboard. I don't really want to do a full reset if I can help it.
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1. boot recovery (CWM) > advanced > wipe cache
2. reboot phone > Root Explorer > delete /data/clipbord/*
3. reboot recovery again > advanved > fix permissions
4. reboot phone > it's fine


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WORKS LIKE A CHARM! Thank you so much. Also... typo there, advanved = advance. Just in case no one caught it but seems like everyone did.
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Here is an interesting observation. I swore my copy induced crashing problem began when I loaded Chrome. Interestingly every application I copy from except "internet" (the built in browser) crashes, whereas "internet" never crashes.

Thoughts? Similar observations?


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My girlfriend's SGS3 has the same ROM and also Chrome installed. We have very similar apps installed; I have some more. She never had a copy'n'paste problem.

So I can't confirm you observation.
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Between my previous Galaxy Captivate's GPS, & text messaging problems, and now my S3 crashing everytime I try to copy text, this will be my last Samsung phone. I should have bought the Sony Ion & saved $100
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I just did a factory reset. 3 hours later... my cut and paste is working again. GPS is also back on track in the limited time i used it. Glad I went through the trouble.
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Hi all,

Im facing same problem. Its... One question, how long it will work if im gonna to do factory reset??? Are someone sure will not return back after while???
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I had it happen a few times. Running DLI1.
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Hi All-

I jumped over here from XDA, when I noted the following post"

"The guys over at phandroid found a solution that doesn't require factory reset

http://androidforums.com/samsung-gal...clipboard.html"

However, it appears that the only solution that I've seen here that doesn't require a factory reset is only for rooted phones. Am I correct?

I've had my S3 (SGH-I747) since July & had to go through one factory reset already. While I use a couple of backup apps (best is MyBackup Pro) that did a pretty nice job of restoring everything, it still is a bit of a pain.

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Yes, your phone must be rooted, and although I was anxious about rooting my phone (I've never done it before), the process is EXTREMELY simple if you follow the guide on the site galaxys3root (I'm a new user and can't post links yet, otherwise I'd be able to give you exact links to the places I'm talking about). There's a page there with a video that is a fail-proof/noob-proof way to root your phone. After that, it's a simple thing to be able to fix the copy/paste issue. There are also instructions on that site for how to unroot your phone if you want to do so (but idk why you would unless returning it for warranty reasons). It's better than doing a factory reset and then probably having to do it again a little while later if the same issue happens. MAKE SURE TO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION IF YOU HAVE A U.S. VERSION AND VICE VERSA.
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Yes, your phone must be rooted, and although I was anxious about rooting my phone (I've never done it before), the process is EXTREMELY simple if you follow the guide on the site galaxys3root (I'm a new user and can't post links yet, otherwise I'd be able to give you exact links to the places I'm talking about). There's a page there with a video that is a fail-proof/noob-proof way to root your phone. After that, it's a simple thing to be able to fix the copy/paste issue. There are also instructions on that site for how to unroot your phone if you want to do so (but idk why you would unless returning it for warranty reasons). It's better than doing a factory reset and then probably having to do it again a little while later if the same issue happens. MAKE SURE TO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION IF YOU HAVE A U.S. VERSION AND VICE VERSA.
Thanks for the feedback but I simply don't want to root my phone.
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Go to /data/clipboard and delete everything in the clipboard directory as mentioned above.

Then, go to Settings/Application Management/All, scroll down until you find TestService and clear its data.

Reboot. If you do not reboot copy/paste will not function. I do not think you need to fix permissions, and I was able to apply the fix without that step (which is the one that really needs CWM).
Thanks a lot, this worked for me. The TestService cache was already empty so all I had to do was delete /data/clipboard/* and reboot.
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Thanks a lot, this worked for me. The TestService cache was already empty so all I had to do was delete /data/clipboard/* and reboot.
Am I correct in presuming that your phone is rooted?

Regardless, I followed the same steps on my non-rooted phone & found no data in \data\clipboard, & further, TestServices contained no data at all!

Suggestions, comments, ideas, etc.?

Thanks.
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are you guys having the copy paste issue using the international version?
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Am I correct in presuming that your phone is rooted?

Regardless, I followed the same steps on my non-rooted phone & found no data in \data\clipboard, & further, TestServices contained no data at all!

Suggestions, comments, ideas, etc.?

Thanks.
Although there is a "data" folder in your file explorer program, it is not the same "data" folder he's referring to. The "data" folder he's referring to is located in the root folder, which you do not have access to if you're not rooted.
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why isn't this fixed yet.
Samsung has really taken their time fixing anything. there's a bunch of little things like this that I didn't think I'd have to live with for long, and now it's been 2 months.
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Although there is a "data" folder in your file explorer program, it is not the same "data" folder he's referring to. The "data" folder he's referring to is located in the root folder, which you do not have access to if you're not rooted.
Understood. I figured that out while perusing the other posts here.

PS: As an FYI to the Admin, there is a totally different thread here discussing the same topic, "Serious fault with S3- Copy and Paste function - (No non root fix)" Maybe they could be consolidated into one?
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has anyone had this issue who's using a Jelly Bean ROM? I'm just wondering if there's not been a fix out for this as it will be fixed with the Jelly bean update?
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Please, would every single person that has this issue please report it to Samsung? They will do nothing about it unless each and every one of you reports it, insisting that a factory reset is not an option. I have called and gone through the issue patiently and politely with 3 techs during the call until the last one said he was filing a report for the engineers.

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Just do a factory reset. A lot easier.
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factory reset isn't an option!
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because its not fixing the problem its just a work around and its a pain in the hole
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Just do a factory reset. A lot easier.
No. Factory reset is not a solution, nor is it easier or desirable. It does not resolve the issue, which will likely come back to your phone again.

It is this attitude that allows bugs like this to fester while the company does nothing about it; when I called, they did not even know it existed. This attitude allows companies to get away with sub-par products.

On the other hand, if more people report and hold companies accountable for bugs and issues like these, they will do something about it.
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Sad S3 Copy & Paste Crash

I was able to use the copy & paste until recently the app crashes each time I try to copy something (Any app I try to use the copy function). Besides resetting/rooting my phone, is there anything else I can do? Is there any upcoming updates that will fix this problem? Thanks.
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Just as an FYI, my TestServices didn't need wiping so I deleted the contents of /data/clipboard/ and it's working again. I didn't start off by wiping cache, nor did I fix permission afterwards.

This is the second time I've had the "copy" error. Last time I wiped cache before and fixed permissions afterwards and other programs started force closing on me so I had to perform a factory reset.
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How many Installed nova launcher or hd widgets? My copy/paste seems to have stopped working after installation of those.
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How many Installed nova launcher or hd widgets? My copy/paste seems to have stopped working after installation of those.
I and 2 others have nova launcher and I have HD widgets And so far no One has this issue at all for all 3 of us, 2 of us since we received our Siii's in July.

But keep going, hopefully you figure out what is different and the problem before I get it, cause that will suck.

I feel for you all that have this problem.

Edit. We 3 of us have USA Verizon siii
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I am having the same issue too !! It's really driving me crazy !
THIS IS MY SECOND TIME TO HAVE IT !!
All apps crash whenever i copy .. Mine is the International Version, and got it last July.
I did a factory reset last August and problem was solved.
I searched before for a solution, all I got was either: factory reset or Rooting & clearing clipboard cache !
Today, the bug has recurred and I can't figure out a different solution !!
Am not ready for a factory reset again :S :S Nor Rooting !! Can't afford to lose my warranty !!
Any new solution found & not a work around?!!
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I am having the same issue too !! It's really driving me crazy !
THIS IS MY SECOND TIME TO HAVE IT !!
All apps crash whenever i copy .. Mine is the International Version, and got it last July.
I did a factory reset last August and problem was solved.
I searched before for a solution, all I got was either: factory reset or Rooting & clearing clipboard cache !
Today, the bug has recurred and I can't figure out a different solution !!
Am not ready for a factory reset again :S :S Nor Rooting !! Can't afford to lose my warranty !!
Any new solution found & not a work around?!!
I'm in exactly the same position.
  • Received S3 in July.
  • Copy/Paste error started in August (so I factory reset the phone)
  • Copy/Paste error recurred in October.

Also notice that the only app to not crash due to this is the stock Internet browser (however it fails to actually access the clipboard).

I first noticed it when using Chrome, but that may be a coincidence as it is where I use copy & paste the most often.

My carrier (Vodafone UK) suggested factory reset, but I refuse to continue to reset every month or so.
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Until Samsung release a fix, a factory reset is the only way you can get the copy and paste back.

To be able to do this guide you MUST be rooted!!...............

1. boot recovery (CWM) > advanced > wipe cache
2. reboot phone > Root Explorer > delete /data/clipbord/*
3. reboot recovery again > advanved > fix permissions
4. reboot phone > it's fine

Your phone NEEDS to be rooted for super user permissions on the phone and to use apps like root explorer, the good thing about this is its a 2 second fix once rooted if it happens again, and you dont loose all the settings you had , having the phone the way you want it as you dont need to do a factory reset!!
This is very easy to do, and takes less A LOT less time than factory resetting.. There's a step by step guide here for the root: ((((link to follow in next post))))

Very easy to do, this guy answers all the questions, and its good for all the US and Canada Galaxy S3 phones, for international S3's, there's a different instructional video on how to do it.

If you're scared about losing the warranty, unroot your phone before you take it to any carriers' store.

Once you root, in order to find the actual folder containing the Clipboard data, you can download "File Manager" for free from the market. Once in File manager, go to settings, and check the box labeled "Root Explorer", and you will now have access to every single file on the phone. From there, hit the back button, and you'll be back at the menu. Tap the "Up" arrow to find the base folder on the phone, and you will see the "Data" Folder. Navigate to "Clipboard", and voila, you delete everything in that folder and reboot.

Simple as that.

I didn't have to do anything with "TestService" either and mine works fine.
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Hello,

I recently moved from iOS and iPhone stuff and bought a Samsung Galaxy S3. One of the important feature that I use is Copy-Paste. But on my phone, whatever that application might be - facebook, email, whatsapp, messages, chrome browser -- when i select the text, a bar appears on the top and I click on the Scissor, the entire application hangs and after around 5-10 seconds, a message comes up - "Unfortunately, Chrome has stopped".

This is very frustrating. I searched on internet and on this androidforums.com itself, I found something that is working for people which i pasted below.
1. boot recovery (CWM) > advanced > wipe cache
2. reboot phone > Root Explorer > delete /data/clipbord/*
3. reboot recovery again > advanved > fix permissions
4. reboot phone > it's fine

I dont know how to do the Step1, 2, 3. I am compeltely new and am not able to find a solution. Any solution is greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Hello, rollingstar35! I'm sorry that you are having the issues with your Galaxy S3, but I went ahead and moved your thread for you to the S3 forums, where the fine folks will be able to help you more! I will send you a PM to the thread, as well!

Good luck!
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Hello,

I recently moved from iOS and iPhone stuff and bought a Samsung Galaxy S3. One of the important feature that I use is Copy-Paste. But on my phone, whatever that application might be - facebook, email, whatsapp, messages, chrome browser -- when i select the text, a bar appears on the top and I click on the Scissor, the entire application hangs and after around 5-10 seconds, a message comes up - "Unfortunately, Chrome has stopped".

This is very frustrating. I searched on internet and on this androidforums.com itself, I found something that is working for people which i pasted below.
1. boot recovery (CWM) > advanced > wipe cache
2. reboot phone > Root Explorer > delete /data/clipbord/*
3. reboot recovery again > advanved > fix permissions
4. reboot phone > it's fine

I dont know how to do the Step1, 2, 3. I am compeltely new and am not able to find a solution. Any solution is greatly appreciated. Thank you
In order to get the proper help, you might want to note your version & carrier.
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Instead of using the scissor icon (cut) use the double page (copy).
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Hello Hbryder,

The carrier is AT&T and Am sorry, I did not understand what u said when you mentioned "Version"?
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Hello GTWalling,

Even the double pages is crashing. I just checked it. Thank you
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The carrier is AT&T and Am sorry, I did not understand what u said when you mentioned "Version"?
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Menu > settings > about phone
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Old October 10th, 2012, 04:57 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Android Version 4.0.4
Ok, good news bad news... there seems to be a fix! That's the good, the bad (not really) is that you have to root in order to follow the previous instructions you were given. Before you do any of that..have you checked for updates. There have been a couple updates since the phone was released. Settings about device, software update. (it's looks as though you have the latest version, but it never hurts to check)

If you are completely updated then here are root instructions I found in the forum.

How to Root U.S. and Canada Galaxy S3 SGH-T999/SGH-I747/SPH-L710! [Fail-Proof][Noob-Proof][U.S. Cellular] | Galaxy S3 Root

After that follow the other instructions that you have. Good Luck
I have been very fortunate not to have this issue.
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I too have started facing the prob with the copy paste option whenever i try to copy somthing the system crashes this is really irritating..plz help...
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I have the exact problem. Happened yesterday, everything was working fine the day before. Now I can't paste anything on my sms, gmail or s memo...when i copy a contact's contact detail, contacts would hang.

I don't rem doing any S3 updates, but I did updated many apps. Can't tell which app caused the problem.

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Same issue here, started about a week ago
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Is it only Chrome that's crashing when you cut/copy?
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Is it only Chrome that's crashing when you cut/copy?
Im having the same issue. It is crashing any app you attempt to copy from... I havent changed anything on my phone in over a month. No new apps or settings changes and all of a sudden this happens...has anyone tried a factory reset? I know that sux but wondering if even that would fix it?
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1. boot recovery (CWM) > advanced > wipe cache
2. reboot phone > Root Explorer > delete /data/clipbord/*
3. reboot recovery again > advanved > fix permissions
4. reboot phone > it's fine


HTH
This worked on my Galaxy SIII i747 running Ariel 2.10 ICS ROM.

Chrome browser was force closing when I tried to copy or cut text from address bar. This is now working after performing this fix.

Thank you very much.
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I've got it for 12 days so far....I've not been able to google for a possible cause and I wouldn't believe this is happening, if it didn't happen to me...
I didn't update firmware or install any apps that would seem to cause this problem, it's totally random.

Anyway "Copy and paste" is something so basic, that I've taken it for granted... As no product that I've used so far had screwed something so basic! Even M$ didn't commit such a crime! We should all complain this! Escalate it on their Facebook wall to make Samsung Mobile wake up their bloody idea. I feel like I'm the only person complaining this in Singapore...

Samsung can copy all that they want from Apple, but if they copy the way Steve Jobs answer problems, we should not accept it! We Android users are a totally different breed from Apple users!

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