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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S3. Everything seems to be working fine except the notification bar won't come down. Anyone know what's going on? Thanks.

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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have a case or screen protector installed? I had a similar problem with an Otterbox case installed on my Galaxy Nexus.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 05:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Download a new launcher and then try swiping down anywhere. see if that works
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Old November 20th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hold your finger on the notification bar for a second and try to pull it down.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Do you have a case or screen protector installed? I had a similar problem with an Otterbox case installed on my Galaxy Nexus.
Nope. No protector.
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Hold your finger on the notification bar for a second and try to pull it down.
that's what I was doing. no go.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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didn't work.
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Have you tried a shutdown and battery pull, then restarting? If that doesn't help you may need to factory reset.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 09:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Have you tried a shutdown and battery pull, then restarting? If that doesn't help you may need to factory reset.
I tried that and it worked until my phone automatically tried to activate itself. that must be what's causing the problem. I live in Alaska and can't activate my phone until I go to the lower 48. is there a way to get it to stop doing this? I think that would solve the problem.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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This is just a guess, but maybe pull the sim card? Then put it back in when you are ready to activate?
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Old November 20th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is just a guess, but maybe pull the sim card? Then put it back in when you are ready to activate?
Good guess! I had forgotten about the old sim card.
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So that did the trick? Cool
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Thank you Musky. I had the same problem. Your suggestion worked a treat.
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this worked for me aswell, thanks musky
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