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  1. #51  

    Default Re: [HOW TO] Fix Copy And Paste Not Working Issue

    2nd option worked thanks buddy
  2. #52  

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    Rooting worked for me. I can copy/paste again. Thanks!
  3. #53  

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    Thanks for the solution! Finally!
    Do i have to BUY the Root Explorer? In the Android Market it is paid. Is there a free version? I don't wanna buy
  4. #54  

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    Put the dog on him!
  5. #55  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Payne View Post
    I've just had an OTA update from Samsung (2nd JellyBean update) which has resolved the issue
    I'd like to hear more! First, help me out - whats OTA
    ? Whate is the version number for Jellybean 2? How did you accomplish the tasks?
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #56  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priyam Datta View Post
    Thanks for the solution! Finally!
    Do i have to BUY the Root Explorer? In the Android Market it is paid. Is there a free version? I don't wanna buy
    I don't advocate piracy, you should be an honest fellow and pay for it

    Galaxy S3 - Thanks Appreciated!
    My Podcast-http://bit.ly/WWSXbz
    My Blog-http://bit.ly/SrqMNr
  7. #57  

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    worked for me. had to find another root explorer that i could get for free but other than that it worked easy as.... i must say though.. SHAME ON YOU SAMSUNG! I am thinking HTC for me next time!
  8. #58  

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaj6503 View Post
    IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES COPYING AND PASTING TEXT (IE: Forces Closes or it's simply not complying) the issue is assumed to be caused by a bug between Chrome, your clipboard database, and potentially TestServices. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reason but it appears it only effects users who have downloaded the Chrome browser.

    I see these threads pop up often. Figured I'd make a reference thread for this issue:

    I had this exact same issue and after fixing this issue once, I haven't gotten it again.

    You have 2 options;

    1) Factory Restore your device

    2) ROOT your device, install ROOT Explorer, navigate to / > data > clipboard, select ALL and delete all, than go into your Settings > Applications Manager > All, look for TestServices, than remove updates/clear data. Reboot and everything should be fine.

    I opted for option 2 simply because restoring a device sucks and I wanted to root anyways because I missed AdFree, ROOT Explorer, and could not stand the WIFI Notification.

    Thanks appreciated

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums

    Thnx so much, the second option works on my rooted PT7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 running ICS 4.0.4. Copy paste only not working on chrome. So i stay away from using it. Thnx again
  9. #59  

    Lightbulb Re: [HOW TO] Fix Copy And Paste Not Working Issue

    OTA = Over The Air .. which occurs automatically when an update is available for your device, or if you force it via Settings/About Phone/Update

    latest jb for S3 devices is 4.1.1 in most of america and 4.1.2 on international version
  10. #60  

    Cool Re: [HOW TO] Fix Copy And Paste Not Working Issue

    interesting thread, sort of, lol

    it fascinates Me how many people look upon rooting as bad or undesirable.. must be the same people that use 25% of the capability of their computer, or have a smartphone but don't use calendars nor alarms for events, reminders and meetings.. and are horrified at removing the tag on their mattress

    rooting opens the power of android and makes you, the owner, the boss of your device
    • make complete nandroid backup of device
    • use apps like Titanium backup to backup every/any app WITH data and settings, anywhere, restore anytime
    • use Titanium to uninstall system bloatware like s-voice, s-memo, flipboard, etc
    • modify props to tweak system settings and improve speed, battery duration, wifi scan delay, etc etc
    • and, fix issues like clipboard copy+paste problems


    as for this copy/paste issue... it can be fixed (temporarily) by clearing the clipboard and the cache partitions and possibly fixing corrupted permissions on the clipboard folder

    you can clear unlocked clipboard items by going into the messaging app, bring up the keyboard, tap and hold, clipboard, clear

    you cannot clear locked items (owned by individual apps) without being superuser (root) .. which is as simple as mentioned above.. deleting the contents of the /data/clipboard folder

    I have not been on stock recovery in a LONG time, but it may be possible to wipe the cache partition from there

    the permissions on the /data/clipboard folder should be rwx for owner, group and other.. if this somehow got changed (by a system app), you can fix it manually as root via Root Explorer or ES File Explorer
    using Fix Permissions from recovery mode is tricky because it attempts to fix All permissions on All folders

    running jb 4.1.1 on My S3, rooted, TWRP recovery, de-bloated, tweaked, buttery smooth, 26 hours battery per charge with 3+ hours screen time.

    cheers
  11. #61  

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    Witch Root Explorer did you download? I only found one at 4$..
  12. #62  

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    Quote Originally Posted by boufranck View Post
    Witch Root Explorer did you download? I only found one at 4$..
    personally I use ES File Explorer (which is free), with Root settings

    Titanium Backup, however, was very much worth the $6.50 Pro key
  13. #63  

    Default Re: [HOW TO] Fix Copy And Paste Not Working Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by boufranck View Post
    Witch Root Explorer did you download? I only found one at 4$..
    It's well worth it. It's my number one app I install after rooting
  14. #64  

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    Not entirely true. Just had to fix this for the third time. Luckily i rooted it the first time and it's easy to fix now
  15. #65  

    Default Re: [HOW TO] Fix Copy And Paste Not Working Issue

    The problem is solved. No need to root, no need to factory wipe. You just need to clear the clipboard and reboot. Here's the easiest way:

    1. Start the dialer app
    2. Long-press in the dark area above the numeric keypad. Choose Clipboard, then Clear.
    3. Reboot

    This is a non-issue that is blown out of proportion because Samsung hasn't given clear instructions on how to get rid of bad-data that may be stuck in the clipboard. The steps above worked for me on my GS3.
    Thanked by:
    AxlMyk 
  16. #66  

    Default Re: [HOW TO] Fix Copy And Paste Not Working Issue

    This problem is resolved. No need to root, no need to factory wipe. You just need to clear the clipboard and reboot. Here's the easiest way:

    1. Start the dialer app
    2. Long-press in the area above the numeric keypad where the numbers normally show. Choose Clipboard, then Clear.
    3. Reboot

    This is such a non-issue that was blown out of proportion because Samsung hasn't given clear instructions on how to get rid of bad-data that is stuck in the clipboard. The above worked for my GS3 which recently developed this issue.
  17. #67  

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    Updated for those who don't have a dialer (tablet):

    Samsung Galaxy S3/Note copy-paste bug resolved!

    Don't listen to others - the solution is simple. No need to root, no need to factory wipe. You just need to clear the clipboard and reboot. Here's the easiest way:

    1. Start the dialer app. If you don't have a dialer, see the note at the end of this post.
    2. Long-press in the area above the numeric keypad where the numbers normally show. Choose Clipboard, then Clear.
    3. Reboot

    This is a non-issue that was blown out of proportion because Samsung hasn't given clear instructions on how to get rid of bad-data that is stuck in the clipboard. The above worked on my GS3 which recently developed this issue.

    If you don't have a dialer: Open S-Memo and create a new text note. Long-press on the screen and you'll get a pop-up for Clipboard. Just click Clear.
  18. #68  

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourBuddy2 View Post
    The problem is solved. No need to root, no need to factory wipe. You just need to clear the clipboard and reboot. Here's the easiest way:

    1. Start the dialer app
    2. Long-press in the dark area above the numeric keypad. Choose Clipboard, then Clear.
    3. Reboot

    This is a non-issue that is blown out of proportion because Samsung hasn't given clear instructions on how to get rid of bad-data that may be stuck in the clipboard. The steps above worked for me on my GS3.
    We non-rooted users thank you.

    I had all kinds of crap in there, including a few web pages.
    Samsung Galaxy S3 4gLTE
  19. #69  

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    After choosing "clipboard" no "clear" option shows on my phone. It does on my husband's phone. I installed Cashe Clear and tried to clear the clipboard that way but the app crashes just like anything else I try to use involving the clipboard.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
  20. #70  

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaj6503 View Post

    You have 2 options;

    1) Factory Restore your device

    2) ROOT your device, install ROOT Explorer, navigate to / > data > clipboard, select ALL and delete all, than go into your Settings > Applications Manager > All, look for TestServices, than remove updates/clear data. Reboot and everything should be fine.

    I opted for option 2 simply because restoring a device sucks and I wanted to root anyways because I missed AdFree, ROOT Explorer, and could not stand the WIFI Notification.

    Thanks appreciated

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    After spending an hour on the phone with Samsung, who wouldn't acknowledge the widespread problem and whose only solution was a Factory Restore, I went with your option # 2.

    Worked like a charm on my Galaxy 7510 running Android 4.0.4. The entire process of rooting, installing RootExplorer and fixing the the problem took only 15 minutes. Now I can copy & paste again.

    Thanks again. This posts and these forums in general, are invaluable!
  21. #71  

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    I encountered the same problem with copy and paste. I called my service provider and they walked me through how to make it work and it works fine now.
  22. #72  

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoffarth View Post
    I encountered the same problem with copy and paste. I called my service provider and they walked me through how to make it work and it works fine now.
    What did they tell you to do?

    Swyped from my SPH-L710
  23. #73  

    Default Re: [HOW TO] Fix Copy And Paste Not Working Issue

    Here is why a lot of us don't want to root or otherwise mess about with our devices:
    1- we have paid a lot of money or we have signed contracts and we just expect the thing to work
    2 - We have a life and in my case a business and spending time messing around with a recalcitrant machine is not good use of precious time
    3- Some of us are genuinely concerned about breaching warranty conditions
    4- and in my case whenever I have tried to work on computers in the past I have ended up listening to a specialist tell me that the amount of damage I had done exceeded anything they had ever seen before and was breathtaking in its complexity

    I just want my S3 (GT 19300, Jellybeans 4.1.2, Vodafone UK, 2 weeks old) to work properly and the forumms are full of people complaining that copy and paste doesn't work
  24. #74  

    Default Re: [HOW TO] Fix Copy And Paste Not Working Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by YourBuddy2 View Post
    Updated for those who don't have a dialer (tablet):

    Samsung Galaxy S3/Note copy-paste bug resolved!

    Don't listen to others - the solution is simple. No need to root, no need to factory wipe. You just need to clear the clipboard and reboot. Here's the easiest way:

    1. Start the dialer app. If you don't have a dialer, see the note at the end of this post.
    2. Long-press in the area above the numeric keypad where the numbers normally show. Choose Clipboard, then Clear.
    3. Reboot

    This is a non-issue that was blown out of proportion because Samsung hasn't given clear instructions on how to get rid of bad-data that is stuck in the clipboard. The above worked on my GS3 which recently developed this issue.

    If you don't have a dialer: Open S-Memo and create a new text note. Long-press on the screen and you'll get a pop-up for Clipboard. Just click Clear.
    If you use another keyboard, like swiftkey, this does not work...you need the Samsung keyboard for this to work.

    Even when I do as suggested in the Dialler or using S-Memo, no pop-up clipboard ever happens, after reverting to the Samsung Kb.....???

    I am rooted and it is easy to clear the clipboard folders, so that is my workaround when using Swiftkey, and clearing the clipboard when using the Samsung Kb.
  25. #75  

    Default Re: [HOW TO] Fix Copy And Paste Not Working Issue

    Does this fix with root work with galaxy 4?
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