Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way

03 January, 2013 | Comments (154) | Post your comment

Throughout the last two months we've received numerous reports of Galaxy S III smartphones dying unexpectedly, usually overnight. Luckily those users who have experienced this trouble got their Galaxy S III quickly repaired (with replaced motherboards) or replaced altogether by Samsung.

Samsung has now officially acknowledged the issue, confirming to the guys over at Tweekers that a fix is in the works and will be arriving soon.

As it turns out the "sudden death" issue is affecting very small number of Galaxy S III phones with 16GB storage and appears about half a year after the initial activation. The device usually dies overnight while charging or when on long stand-by, or after a reboot.

There is no official information on when exactly Samsung will be ready with the fix, but we guess it will be shortly after the rollout of the 4.1.2 update completes.

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Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way - reader comments

  • AP32

was installing a custom raw and it fail and i press the rest botten by mistake and the phone won't come on can u plz help me !!!!!!! ( galaxy s3 t-mobile )

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  • 2015-01-04 20:33
  • RvM4
  • toa

Im in a small island in the south pacific called Tonga. There are no reps here for Samsung so how could I get my phone fixed........ Any great Ideas out there? Love to hear it.

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  • 2014-04-24 04:59
  • PEqw
  • samasung galaxy sIII

my phone just died just like the others while it was getting charged overnight!!! its around 1 year old!! sent an email to Samsung but they want a purchase date which i do not have as it was a gift....can anyone help?

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  • 2013-10-09 12:20
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