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  Reply # 702569 17-Oct-2012 15:44 Send private message quote this post

Does it also have the smudge on video? Might help rule out the optics if it doesnt

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  Reply # 702601 17-Oct-2012 16:47 Send private message quote this post

Wasn't an issue when I first got it. Had the issue on the ICS. Occurs with video also.

Definitely has not been dropped or over heated.

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  Reply # 702603 17-Oct-2012 16:49 Send private message quote this post

Kopkiwi: Wasn't an issue when I first got it. Had the issue on the ICS. Occurs with video also.

Definitely has not been dropped or over heated.


Did you try full OS factory reset to rule out software glitch? If the problem still there then you have a damaged camera sensor. Take it back and get it repaired.

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  Reply # 702607 17-Oct-2012 16:58 Send private message quote this post

Kopkiwi: Wasn't an issue when I first got it. Had the issue on the ICS. Occurs with video also.

Definitely has not been dropped or over heated.


I would talk to the place you bought it and inform them of your troubleshooting and see what they have to say, it looks like an internal issue with the camera  what would probably be out of the average consumers league to fix.

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  Reply # 702611 17-Oct-2012 17:06 Send private message quote this post


The polish ROM I have has battery issues as suggested was possible. So wondering if there is an update for that?


I'm running the Polish ROM on my parallel imported S3 I picked up the other day.

I found the battery drained quite fast after the update, but found this setting made a huge difference (with moderate usage at 5pm I still have 80%). I noticed someone else mentioned it a few pages back but missed step 2. below (which I didn't realise you could do at first!)

1. Go to Settings > Wifi

2. Press the Settings button on the phone

3. Go to Advanced  and change Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep -> Only when plugged in

This will make push notifications use mobile data rather than Wi-Fi data, but since they are all small (probably below 1kb) its not going to affect me, I don't receive many incoming viber/skype calls - and I have 3gb data from Voda :)

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  Reply # 702614 17-Oct-2012 18:46 Send private message quote this post

Yeah...I bought it off Trademe..

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  Reply # 702628 17-Oct-2012 19:10 Send private message quote this post

I had the same phenomena on my S2. It was a spec of dust on the inside of the lens. I tapped the lens until my pics were clear.




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  Reply # 703056 18-Oct-2012 16:27 Send private message quote this post

Just turned off fast dormancy on Polish ROM. I'm on XT but had never thought of doing this on my non stock ROMs till now.

Since 11.50am (it's 4.25 now), have only used 6% battery, including a dozen texts in/out and a couple of mins on the phone.

That's the best battery life I have experienced on this so far.

Edit: this is with underclocked CPU, low brightness and timeout, etc etc




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  Reply # 703119 18-Oct-2012 18:33 Send private message quote this post

Now this is something new..
If you root Stock Samsung Jelly Bean then you won't be able to update your device or check for update.

Previously in ICS we can still get update even with Root.

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  Reply # 703203 18-Oct-2012 20:54 Send private message quote this post

IntegerIsNumber: Now this is something new..
If you root Stock Samsung Jelly Bean then you won't be able to update your device or check for update.

Previously in ICS we can still get update even with Root.


Where you hear that? I'm still able to check.

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  Reply # 703206 18-Oct-2012 20:56 Send private message quote this post

tonyhughes: Just turned off fast dormancy on Polish ROM. I'm on XT but had never thought of doing this on my non stock ROMs till now.

Since 11.50am (it's 4.25 now), have only used 6% battery, including a dozen texts in/out and a couple of mins on the phone.

That's the best battery life I have experienced on this so far.

Edit: this is with underclocked CPU, low brightness and timeout, etc etc


Where is that setting?

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  Reply # 703225 18-Oct-2012 21:32 Send private message quote this post

Kopkiwi:
IntegerIsNumber: Now this is something new..
If you root Stock Samsung Jelly Bean then you won't be able to update your device or check for update.

Previously in ICS we can still get update even with Root.


Where you hear that? I'm still able to check.


Where? Well on XDA and on my device. The when you check you'll get a greeting from the OS "your device has been modified. There is no update available."

How would I know? I flashed my S3 a few times already and now I'm at the point where I'm unable to restore my Cwm backup :( arggg it is only 1.8GB data and it failed to restore. I'm stuck in boot logo lol.

Restoring a blank backup I made earlier and try again with ROM manager instead.

A clear message from Samsung, if you rooted your device then you ain't get the update ota.

Update:
F yeah, after many hours of failure I finally able to restored my previous back up. Stupid CWM5.5. Use CWM 6.0.1.2 is able to restore file larger than 1.5GB.

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  Reply # 703372 19-Oct-2012 08:58 Send private message quote this post

IntegerIsNumber: Now this is something new..
If you root Stock Samsung Jelly Bean then you won't be able to update your device or check for update.

Previously in ICS we can still get update even with Root.
I noticed that a few weeks ago and was told that's just what happens but I could have sworn my GB devices still let me get OTA. It's nice to know I wan't going bonkers as my S3 on JB gets exactly the same message as you once rooted. 

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  Reply # 703379 19-Oct-2012 09:13 Send private message quote this post

Kopkiwi:
tonyhughes: Just turned off fast dormancy on Polish ROM. I'm on XT but had never thought of doing this on my non stock ROMs till now.

Since 11.50am (it's 4.25 now), have only used 6% battery, including a dozen texts in/out and a couple of mins on the phone.

That's the best battery life I have experienced on this so far.

Edit: this is with underclocked CPU, low brightness and timeout, etc etc


Where is that setting?


It's not a setting. You need a rooted phone and something like FastDormancy toggle from Google Play.

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  Reply # 703532 19-Oct-2012 14:36 Send private message quote this post

IntegerIsNumber:
Kopkiwi:
IntegerIsNumber: Now this is something new..
If you root Stock Samsung Jelly Bean then you won't be able to update your device or check for update.

Previously in ICS we can still get update even with Root.


Where you hear that? I'm still able to check.


Where? Well on XDA and on my device. The when you check you'll get a greeting from the OS "your device has been modified. There is no update available."

How would I know? I flashed my S3 a few times already and now I'm at the point where I'm unable to restore my Cwm backup :( arggg it is only 1.8GB data and it failed to restore. I'm stuck in boot logo lol.

Restoring a blank backup I made earlier and try again with ROM manager instead.

A clear message from Samsung, if you rooted your device then you ain't get the update ota.

Update:
F yeah, after many hours of failure I finally able to restored my previous back up. Stupid CWM5.5. Use CWM 6.0.1.2 is able to restore file larger than 1.5GB.


I am rooted, on the polish rom, don't get that message?

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