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  1. bachrock

    bachrock Newbie
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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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    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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    Download a new launcher and then try swiping down anywhere. see if that works
     
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    Hold your finger on the notification bar for a second and try to pull it down.
     
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    Nope. No protector.
     
  6. bachrock

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    that's what I was doing. no go.
     
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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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    tried
    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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    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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    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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