This sudden death issue is fixed in the latest firmware I9300XXELLA 4.1.2
for download link here you go..
NOTE : This is Odin Flashable Stock Firmware
X, 03 Jan 2013Why do you mention Nokia Lumian 920 and not iPhone 5 for example. Looks like some people are p... moreYou obviously haven't seen a Lumia 920 in person. The Lumia 920 is just as thin as a Samsung Galaxy S Duos and just heavy as Samsung Galaxy Note II. Y'all are exaggerating for calling it bulky.
$auz, 03 Jan 2013to all the guys who think nokia is a cheap heap of plastic: have u ever seen lumia 920 and sg3... moreWhy do you mention Nokia Lumian 920 and not iPhone 5 for example. Looks like some people are paid to mention Nokia phones on every article about other phones. You're disgusting! And btw, 920 is a brick, the time for bulky phones is long gone.
Its wierd. I bought 3 of them for me and my Siblings. None of them seems to have this issue. :) Anyways? I could say things like this really do happen sometimes with electronic gadgets. Nothings perfect! Regardless of brand.
Anonymous, 03 Jan 2013The back cover for s3 is indeed thin.. Giving that feel.. But the good thing is u can swap and... moreAhh, so there are third party casing maker for SG3.. nice to hear that.. The one i'm not sure of build quality is HTC.. havent touched one.. coz they dont even have a working test unit on thier concept store here in philippines.. :)
to all the guys who think nokia is a cheap heap of plastic: have u ever seen lumia 920 and sg3 side by side? lumia's build is top notch.. sg3 feels and looks like those cheap china phones.... even small companies like micromax have better build and design...
Samsung never made a reliable cell phone, I have nokia phones from 10 years and they work without a glitch
this may cause some problems for Samsung in future
especially now that this problem hit the most famous cellphone of history
fix? i thought it was hardware related and not software.. otherwise why they swap the motherboard then ? it must be something that breaks on the mainboard.. this is hardly a software issue lol...
It has also happened to some S duos S7562 please report it to them please
Dee, 03 Jan 2013You should not be charged for that service!!! Samsung is solely responsible for full repair on... moreyes , thats what ... they gave some weird excuses and charged me 155$ (Rs 8567) ...
now i see that this problem is being faced by lots of S3 users ....
Samsung really sucks big time!!!! All our Samsung phones were defective!!! I never buy Samsung anymore!!!
JackTheRipper, 03 Jan 2013I'm 100% sure you can't buy S3 you only buy Nokia because its so cheap. Because Samsung don't ... moreNokia cheap plastic? Have you even held a Nokia Lumia 920? Well, of course you don't. It's made of scratch-resistant polycarbonate unibody bioplastic. The iPhone 5 aluminium casing would scratch first before the Nokia Lumia 920. Not all plastics are cheap, only the ones that Samsung use on their phones. Even Nokia's Asha phones have more premium look and feel to them than Samsung Galaxy S III.
TimSaS, 03 Jan 2013I had this same issue , the samsung service centre charged me full amount for the motherboard ... moreYou should not be charged for that service!!! Samsung is solely responsible for full repair on replacement your phone motherboard with charge! You should contact Samsung demand the refund
ObserverPh, 03 Jan 2013Same materials but i guess different concentrations.. i actually got to hold GS3 first, i feel... moreThe back cover for s3 is indeed thin.. Giving that feel.. But the good thing is u can swap and change with thord parties back cover!! No need to scare scratch or damage.. Cant say that for one x nor L920..
I had this same issue , the samsung service centre charged me full amount for the motherboard ...they said warranty not applicable
Now i get to see that others are facing the same issue .
Got my phone motherboard replaced , but that cost me Rs 8567 or $155 approx .... is there anything that i can do for refund ??
Common_636, 03 Jan 2013I really dont understand this forum whatsoever, this article seems to be about some software p... moreSame materials but i guess different concentrations.. i actually got to hold GS3 first, i feels like made out of thin plastic. as compared to a Lumia900.. The all over feel is my judgement.. :)