My 2.5 year old S4 gave me first trouble this week, and I had to take it to the Service Center.
It stopped charging suddenly on Monday, Dec 14, 2015, all of sudden, there was no response while plugging in the charger.
I took this to the service center and they replaced the charging port, which costed me nearly INR 1700. However, the service was pretty quick and I got the update that the phone was repaired before the end of day Monday itself. I asked those guys what could have caused this problem, the guy sitting at the computer who collects and submits the devices for repairs, did not seemed to be technically literate, however, it seemed that he was giving some standard reply, he pointed out below possibilities:
- Water/ Moisture exposure to the port
- Use of third party charger / cable
He told me to use the original charger, (which I am already using).
This has left me ponder with few questions which I wanted to ask on this forum:
- Shall I continue with this phone, as I am not having any other issues apart from this which was also fixed pretty quickly by the Samsung Service people? I am asking this because, my friends keep telling me that once a phone visits a service center, we can't rely on that anymore..
I personally love this phone and do not want to spend more on a new phone, as it is meeting all my needs.. Pls suggest.
Another Question is..
Does using a not Samsung charger / cable (for example charging using a Car Charger, etc, and using another USB cable) can damage the charging port? Any thoughts?
Thanks for your time!
AnonD-476548, 15 Dec 2015I'm thinking of rooting my phone and getting a custom rom....does that effect phone? Is there ... moreYou can try, but you will have to be very carefull, one wrong step will brick your phone... To revert back to touchwiz you can anytime download and flash thr official firmware..!!
AnonD-476548, 15 Dec 2015Same problem with me :'( now slightly better after 336mb update What build u r on...
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How have you done to update your S4 OS?
Where can I find Andro 5.0.1 rom?
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Battry drain fast - heat up - auto restart .. And now my s4 wont turn on .. :-(
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Kay, 12 Dec 2015Cnt find wifi hotspot after upgrading it to lollipop Android version 5.0...Pls anyone wid help Hello u can find mobile hotspot in setting, more networks u will find tethering and mobile hotspot there.