for the people who buy new s3
three important things u should check
1-open settings-about device --in about device check base band its value should be pesent it should not be unknown.
2-open phone dial *#1234# the cp value will appear it should not be unknown.
3-go to setting-about device-status --imei value should be present it should not be unknown.
please check these things.
Empulze, 25 Apr 2014@ PPA What I'm telling is not that you shouldn't buy it but certain batches of the I9300 16... moreu r write to buy with waranty i bought it with waranty the international model GT-I9300 and UEMI problem was found it was unknown and cp value was also unknown so i send it to change my s3.YES IT IS BETTER TO BUY WITH WARANTY.
the kit kat is rolling out for note 2. and still s3 has no kit kat update really want it. any one nows exactly kit kat will come for international model gt-i9300 or not please tell me ??
AnonD-212961, 24 Apr 2014my friend bought international model GT-I9300 model when it came out and its still working fin... more@ PPA
What I'm telling is not that you shouldn't buy it but certain batches of the I9300 16gb variant has an issue with a faulty chip, so be careful when buying it, if you are buying without a warranty then you may have to suffer in case the phone has SDS. Best is to buy with warranty if you are hoping to buy.
I specified as CERTAIN BATCHES so you should understand that all the i9300 16gb variants aren't faulty. Only certain.it may not even add upto 1% of the total production of s3.
Freefaller™, 25 Apr 2014@ Empulze
First of all you state that you have a S3 and are very happy with it's performanc... more[ @ FREEFALLER ]
Yes I'm happy with my device despite suffering from SDS, because I did get the phone mended, its working fine now,I bought it from India, and as for my knowledge the SDS still exist although there was a fix that Samsung claimed it would repair it off.
The faulty chip is a hardware fault as for my knowledge and I dont understand how people believe that a firmware update could fix the problem.
I very much own a Samsung s3 16gb variant and I shared some personal experience that I did face so he could google and check for further details. Was trying to be helpful nothing as you claim.
Freefaller™, 25 Apr 2014@ minku12 No, it means that KK hasn't been officially confirmed for the S3. Believe it when... moreya we hve to wait atleast 2 month, if we dont get kk, s3 future update is over to 4.3, i dnt need kk but atleast samsung can fix all the bugs and battery draining problem of s3,
AnonD-221988, 25 Apr 2014@Freefaller™ so u mean we dont get kitkat update s3 i9300??@ minku12
No, it means that KK hasn't been officially confirmed for the S3. Believe it when Samsung themselves confirm it.
Personally I doubt it will get updated. People are saying that KK runs on 512Mb of RAM and that the S3 has 1Gb, so there is no reason why it can't be updated; but the S3 is bogged down with useless (installed) apps that few people ever use and the free RAM runs down to less that 200Mb. I don't know if KK will run smoothly on it, we will just have to wait and see.
AnonD-221988, 25 Apr 2014Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Details
For Samsung Galaxy S3 Revealed:
i9300, i9305, i747, i535... more@ minku12
That link is just an unconfirmed rumour. They were unable to supply the source of that 'list'.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Details
For Samsung Galaxy S3 Revealed:
i9300, i9305, i747, i535 & More
source here http://www.android.gs/android-4-4-2-kitkat-update-details-for-samsung-galaxy-s4-revealed-i9300-i9305-i747-i535-more/
buy golden colour if possible, its awesome, if u cant then buy crystal, or platinium colour
AnonD-197664, 25 Apr 2014No..europe...can you answer my above questionyes it was just ok, u wil get kitkat update next month or more
[deleted post]next month soon i guess btw note 2 kitkat 4.4 is started rolling out, now next phone is galaxy s3 to get kitkat
AnonD-221988, 25 Apr 2014@kostas1234 try to update with kies its maybe kitkat 4.4 update i think, ota update stil at th... moreits okay i done the update..is again 4.3...only difference is that it downloads drive app..also the baseband version is 19300xxugna8 but the build number is 19300xxugna.is that okay?
@kostas1234 try to update with kies its maybe kitkat 4.4 update i think, ota update stil at the corner nt not out yet, between wic country r u from?
Empulze, 24 Apr 2014My first android phone is a S3 and im really happy with it and its performance, Its a good val... more@ Empulze
First of all you state that you have a S3 and are very happy with it's performance.
Then you claim that you suffered from the Sudden Death Syndrome, which would have made your phone unusable.
So which is it?
The SDS problem was solved a LONG time ago with a Firmware update from Samsung, so I think you either don't own a S3 or you are just an attention seeker.