irfanifse, 17 Jan 2014I think u can go to recovery mode,reset/clear cache and reboot phone.@ irfanifse
I have forgotten more about the Galaxy S3 than you are ever likely to learn.
Read my post again!
Flashing v4.3 onto the phone rewrites the EFS folder into a format that v4.1.2 cannot read. The EFS folder is hidden from the user because it contains details like the IMEI number, modem, network settings etc. etc.
When I tried to reinstall v4.1.2 onto the phone the Firmware couldn't read the new format and therefore couldn't continue to do a full boot.
Flushing out the cache partition or doing a factory reset isn't going to make any difference because the phone still cannot read the EFS folder. The only alternative was to reflash the phone again with v4.3
You have obviously learned how to do a cache flush and a reset somewhere and think that makes you an expert because you are telling anyone with a problem to do that; it doesn't!
teab, 16 Jan 2014my galaxy s3 faced a problem while charging it totally became dead it only shows its model whe... morepress home+Volume Up+Power buttone for 5 seconds then leave it u will be taken into recovery mode ther do these instructions.
if phone doesnt go to recovery mode increase seconds of pressing all three buttons.
akki, 16 Jan 2014hey guys my s3 is heating up fast after update to 4.3 android xwugml4. plz help to overcome th... moreYes. Even me facing same problem.
I don't know what should I need to do?
Please help anyone
battery charge time as same like before on 4.1
but benchmark antutu scored 18800 awesome before on .4.1.2 scored 16500 sumthing
btw i don`t know how in antutu benchmark ,the test from gsmarena is with a bit over 12000 points,because on my s3 i get 18900 points.
ddas, 16 Jan 2014Where u guys can find lots of memory..after 4.3 upgrade RAM is 831 (earlier it was 832MB) buti... morewell after you restart the phone and close all the applications you don`t need suck as facebook,email,etc you get arround 400 mb occupied. that`s what it shows me on 4.3
Hector Barbossa, 16 Jan 2014Not bad. One whole day has 24 hours. You got 3 hours and several minutes extra. You use which ... morei`m from Romania. i have vodafone. tonight i`ll charge my phone again. i have 39 hours ..3 hours wifi.. 30 min mobile data , 40 min voice calls and i guess arround 40 sms sent..
hey guys my s3 is heating up fast after update to 4.3 android xwugml4. plz help to overcome the problem
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2014If i buy this phone will it have 4.3 on it because I hear it's terrible?@ Anonymous
No, it won't come with Android v4.3 because that Firmware is a recent release, and any Galaxy S3 you will find in a store will still have older Firmware on it.
The problem with Android v4.3 is that the EFS folder is written in a format that older versions cannot read; so if you do upgrade then you are stuck with it and there is no way back as I found out when I tried to reflash my phone with v4.1.2 - it just went into an eternal 'bootloop'.
teab, 16 Jan 2014i live in Ethiopia , my galaxy s3 faced problem while charging, it became dead it only show i... morejust update the cell... i also had the same problem wen i updated the cell the problem got solved
sirisiri8882007, 14 Jan 2014Guyz after updating to 4.3 via kies my s3 is fast as i did factory reset after update. Ram is ... moreWhere u guys can find lots of memory..after 4.3 upgrade RAM is 831 (earlier it was 832MB) buti alwys c 570MB occupied from 831MB..pls confirm m from India
Michael, 16 Jan 2014i solved the wifi problem. i had to disable "always search for wifi networks" in wif... moreNot bad. One whole day has 24 hours. You got 3 hours and several minutes extra. You use which country fiirmware?
JEBOWN TEAM, 16 Jan 2014anybody from malaysia who got update 4.3...??? really cant wait for the new JB...No android 4.3 being release in Malaysia yet. I read in Sammobile, 29 January will be the date but it just a prediction. Don't put too high hope on that date.
JEBOWN TEAM, 16 Jan 2014anybody from malaysia who got update 4.3...??? really cant wait for the new JB...No android 4.3 being release in Malaysia yet. I read in Sammobile, 29 January will be the date but it just a prediction.
rahultekyam, 16 Jan 2014Michael, the wifi problem happening to my phone too after I did factory reset. I think it's a... morei solved the wifi problem. i had to disable "always search for wifi networks" in wifi settings.
and with the smart eye,on s4 it`s always on that`s why i get the icon there.
so there`s no problem on my phone now.
it lasted 27 hours with 5 hours on wifi (downloading movies with utorrent,installing applications,etc) ,playing for 30-45 min. so i guess it`s good
Freefaller™, 14 Jan 2014Amazing, isn't it? After warning everybody for weeks NOT to update their S3 to Android v4.3 be... moreHey guys!! Just update your device to 4.3. Stop reading these false comments on lag or any other nonsense. :-)