There is a known bug with the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka Bluetooth Smart) functionality: http://innovator.samsungmobile.com/bbs/discussion/view.do?boardId=1132&boardName=AndroidBoard&messageId=157757&messageNumber=&messageCategoryId=4&startId=zzzzz~&startPage=1&curPage=1&rowsPerPage=30&searchType=TITLE&searchText=&searchDays=0&searchTitleFlag=false&searchContentsFlag=false&searchRegisterNicknameFlag=false&lastPageFlag=&categoryId=800&parentCategoryId=4&platformId=1&selectOrder=REGISTER_DATE&selectOrderDirection=DESC&searchParameters=/bbs/discussion/thread.list.do?listLines=30%7CsearchType=title%7CcurPage=1%7CselectOrder=REGISTER_DATE%7CselectOrderDirection=DESC%7CmessageCategoryId=4%7C&nacode=&listLines=30&searchTextForm=&searchTypeForm=TITLE
sg3user, 01 Sep 2012by means of rooting alone,all the update including the firmware will also be downloaded instan... more@ sg3user
You can root your phone without installing any Firmware, and of course you can flash new Firmware without rooting your phone; but I used to do it as a matter of course.
To explain what I mean, there is a JB Firmware available now, even though Samsung haven't officially released it yet.
You can find it here, with Drivers for your PC if you need them, and Odin as well as full instructions on how to flash your phone........
Disclaimer: Don't blame me if anything goes wrong. As I have said, I have flashed plenty of phones without any problems, but the onus is on you if you wish to try it.
confused , 01 Sep 2012Apple will try to ban this phone from US market . Is this phone a copy from iphone :(Continue to be confused.
aya, 01 Sep 2012only nokia hav a gud and strong cgnal sir...thats samsung, stop wondring...U need to do spell check before posting.
AnonD-31917, 01 Sep 2012why the S3's Wifii signal reception sucks !!!! like if u step 30 feet away from the router ul ... moreonly nokia hav a gud and strong cgnal sir...thats samsung, stop wondring...
confused , 01 Sep 2012Apple will try to ban this phone from US market . Is this phone a copy from iphone :(-siri = s-voice!
Coming from sii, I can say siii is superb, king and best of the bests.
samsung sucks, 31 Aug 2012The SD card slot had twice faulty thus causing my two new SD CARD requires a reformt!It will l... morethats because your sd card has been corupted and now you want sansung down! HaHaHa! i cant stop laugh!
Apple will try to ban this phone from US market .
Is this phone a copy from iphone :(
Freefaller, 31 Aug 2012@ sg3user Rooting your Android phone enables you to use the superuser, or root, permissions... moreby means of rooting alone,all the update including the firmware will also be downloaded instantly or you should also download this firmware update?
it is a coolest handset in a market.we are all pepole love this handset.this range is a very chief but fietucher is avery big....goood buy
novice, 01 Sep 2012why? is the stock rom not enough? is there any thing worth to void phones warranty or its just... more@ novice
I used Odin when I had my i9000 because;
1) Kies is a very poorly written piece of software. I used to have problems installing it... receiving messages that certain .dll's couldn't install etc and consequently it never performed correctly. Sometimes it would recognise the phone and other times it wouldn't. I found that when it failed to recognise the phone the only thing I could do was reinstall the USB drivers and use a different USB port.
Odin worked first time, every time, without any problems. It is also faster; I could install new Firmware and have the phone back up and running in about 10 minutes.
2) Samsung have a strange policy when it comes to releasing new Firmware. A new version would be released which would be compatable with all EU models but wouldn't be released in the UK for months after other countries had got it. I know that this was due to the different carriers insisting on their own version of the software, (O2 UK was the worst for that), but it meant that UK users would be left out. The answer was simple; download Odin and the International ROM, and flash it myself. It was never about the stock ROM not being good enough because I was flashing the official Samsung one.
That, and the Chainfire root gave me complete control over the phone.
I hope that explains.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2012Though its fairly hard to fully brick where Odin won't fix@ Anonymous
Your right about Odin. I've used it several times to flash my own phone and other people's without any problems; but I thought I would point out the fact about the warranty.
prasad5398, 31 Aug 2012Samsung s3 is good. But the phone volume is very low while listening music
The earphones are... moreThe earphones volume is very loud to me.
Last time i use to listen with loud volume.
But after i read some articles saying that it will cause deaf then i started to tone down the volume.
My advise for you is to tone down the volume too.
It maybe difficult at first. But u will get used to it.
iSJ5, 31 Aug 2012Lawsuit will fail for samsung since it is kangaroo courst system
in US....What samsung should... moreHave u work in QA dept before?
Do u know that if there is any faulty parts, the clients (crapple) can claim all the losses from the vendor (Samsung)?
The vendor's reputation will be affected too.
why the S3's Wifii signal reception sucks !!!! like if u step 30 feet away from the router ul see a drastic drop in the wi fii signals
Freefaller, 31 Aug 2012@ sg3user Rooting your Android phone enables you to use the superuser, or root, permissions... morewhy? is the stock rom not enough? is there any thing worth to void phones warranty or its just you are not satisfy. kindly explain it more further...