Freefaller™, 27 Jun 2013Another one with a made up story about his 'sudden death' problem. These stories still appear... moreNo, the sudden death problem is real...it happened to my 7 month old S3 just last week....still no solution to it though...what a waste of money!!....
Dasher, 10 Jul 2013Dee™,uk user & speacially anthony need some assistence um tryna buy a s3 for magf?because ... moreS3 is great phone, period. The battery came with the phone not so great 2200 mAh, maybe 2 days normal use but you can get 3000 mAh Samsung extended battery with back cover for around $40 ebay. It's great and will make the phone nice to hold in the hand because the original battery a bit thin
Freefaller™, 10 Jul 2013@ Anthony & Dee™
If you haven't installed the Galaxy S4 Google Edition Camera app yet t... moreThank Freefaller™
I got it in my hdd now gonna install and will let you know soon.
I'm excited to try out!
AnonD-13788, 10 Jul 2013Ok TY. Is it still hold power button on, and volume down (or up)?@ UK user
You turn the phone off completely. Then hold Vol UP + Home and then holding those two buttons down press the Power button until the Samsung logo appears (three button reset). Then release all three buttons and you will see the Android robot appear. After that you will enter Recovery mode. Use the Vol Up/Dn button to select the option you want and press the Power button once.
AnonD-13788, 10 Jul 2013Ok. Well when my phone was new, i recall that i turned my phone on and did about 3+ updates b... moreNot every update is a ROM upgrade. Some are ROM patches. If the kernel or Android version is not going to change then you don’t need to clear the cache partition.
If you know the kernel or android version is going to change clearing the cache partition just before, will prevent potential conflicts and you would have no need to do the hard reset.
If you already did the upgrade clearing the cache partition then factory resetting right after would get rid of any conflicts you may have gotten.
B.T.W. I know this by observing what happens when I changed from region to region ROMs in the experimental stage. (Did it in different orders and ways) and to go back to my provider locked ROM I used kies to do the firmware initialisation. Presently I’m using the UK-BTU. What ever BTU stands for.
AnonD-13788, 10 Jul 2013Ok. Well when my phone was new, i recall that i turned my phone on and did about 3+ updates b... more@ UK user
I flush the cache partition on my phone about once a month as a matter of course.
It's just a matter of battery out, battery in, boot into Recovery mode, select 'wipe cache partition', and then 'reboot phone'... Don't select 'Factory reset'..
Takes less than 2 minutes; and I find that my phone runs just that little bit faster and smoother.
Flushing the cache out does no harm to the phone. (It might just be my imagination but it certainly seems faster).
Anthony, 09 Jul 2013Booth into system recovery and wipe cache partition is option 5.
Tip. If you wipe old data ou... moreOk. Well when my phone was new, i recall that i turned my phone on and did about 3+ updates before i properly used my phone.
ARE you saying that the rom data still could be left in my case and the phone could benefit from the cache wipe + factory reset?
(or is it a case that as it was brand new and updated as mentioned, that basically my sgs3 is running as smooth etc as it should be).
@ Anthony & Dee™
If you haven't installed the Galaxy S4 Google Edition Camera app yet the you really must!
It is amazing what you can do with the options available. e.g When you take a picture, it shrinks to a small icon on the top right of the screen before vanishing to the right. Instead of having to go to your Gallery, all you do now is swipe the camera screen to the right to view your recent photos. It has options for panorama and photosphere as well as video. For settings, you just press down on the camera screen to load up a menu, and tap higher to get more and more options. There are filters, frames, the list goes on. You can even colorise one part of the picture without changing all of it. There is a lot more besides, just go onto YouTube to watch some of the demos.
Just download the apk from the link I'm posting and put it onto your external SD to install it. Then you will find 2 new apps in the drawer (camera & gallery).
Your original camera app and gallery are still installed, so if you don't like the new one you can easily uninstall it.
Dee™,uk user & speacially anthony need some assistence um tryna buy a s3 for magf?because there are rumours on the s3 aint thebest phone and all but she likes it please assist me on how it would fare wouldbe highly appreciated
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2013Hi gays,is android 4.2.2 available for s3.plz anybody help.Yes try cyanogen custom rom
go to xda and read how upgrade to 4.2.2
Dew, 09 Jul 2013I did factory reset almost 5 times, did change animation speeds, did change screen modes, did ... moreSammy told you to root your phone? You caused your own problems don't blame the manufacturer because you didn't know what you were doing.
Use kies and do a firmware initialisation to restore your phone.
If you don't know how to do it, aak for help, don't just say its crap.
AnonD-13788, 06 Jul 2013Do we have to do this evertime we update. And how do you clear partition cache etc pls? I thou... moreBooth into system recovery and wipe cache partition is option 5.
Tip. If you wipe old data out of cache partition just before you do a rom update, yiu wouldn'tneed to factory rreset after.
As there would have been no old rom data stored to conflict with the new ROM.
AnonD-68895, 09 Jul 2013This is the time for a factory reset. or junk it? Choose one relevant for you.I did factory reset almost 5 times, did change animation speeds, did change screen modes, did change widgets and did more. Nothing solved the 'Touchwiz home has stopped.' Moreover, my default video player app doesn't open, though from file manager, video files can be played by Video player. I searched or solution but found that even Samsung doesn't know how to fix those. S3 seems a bullshit to me now. Why Sammy markets these craps?
He is talking about the leaked Samsung firmware released months ago, Btw AOSP/AOKP/CM based roms does their job more than that. I don't need Samsung's crappy touchwiz 4.2 update anymore.