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  Reply # 801436 18-Apr-2013 10:55 Send private message

ibuksh:
urbantinhorn: I had the SDS issue with my galaxy s3.
I was running 4.1.2 (rooted/ running the official firmware although). I took it to the vodafone store in queen st (after cleaning up the binary counter and making sure the download mode reads official/ count = 0). The guy there told me that he's never heard of this issue before (I'd assume that he didn't want to scare off the customers there). 

I got back the phone after 4 days (pretty impressive !). The repair notes read PBA RPLCD with some other wierd notes - I guess they're the tests carried out after replacing the PBA. No problems after that.




Thats interesting, samsung has been saying that 4.1.2 is the "fixed" version and you still had the Sudden Death..



True! But I came across few other customers who still had this issue after updating to 4.1.2 (I had the butter smooth ROM on my phone before getting the 4.1.2 firmware from sammobile.com and flashing it)

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  Reply # 801445 18-Apr-2013 10:58 Send private message

jeffnz: it doesn't sound like SDS if he was able to reset counter as SDS is just that, dead but you can get into download mode.
Also it may have been beyond the fix in the 4.1.2 rom's, I wouldn't be too concerned as from all the reading on XDA it seems the fixes are working for the majority.


I very much hope so..Undecided

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  Reply # 801447 18-Apr-2013 10:59 Send private message

MurrayM:
urbantinhorn: ... The guy there told me that he's never heard of this issue before (I'd assume that he didn't want to scare off the customers there).


Interesting, the guy in the Vodafone shop in Albany knew all about SDS when I talked to him about it, but I got the impression that he had done his own research rather than it being company education.


Yes.. That was a bit shocking. When I told him about this issue he gave me a look like I told him that NZ was a part of the Americas.Laughing

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  Reply # 801626 18-Apr-2013 13:38 Send private message

I am runing 4.1.2 and have the sudden freeze issue. Upto 6 times a day is the record. Just got prompted for a firmware update........ Maybe just maybe that might help

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  Reply # 801631 18-Apr-2013 13:39 One person supports this post Send private message

Yes, apparently there's an update released this week. Apply that and if it doesn't fix it, service time...




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  Reply # 802514 19-Apr-2013 20:17 Send private message

24 hours without a crash, so looking promising. The 48 hours before this update was pushed out I would have 10+ freezes. How are others looking?

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  Reply # 802585 19-Apr-2013 23:44 Send private message

benmurphy66: 24 hours without a crash, so looking promising. The 48 hours before this update was pushed out I would have 10+ freezes. How are others looking?


I too used to get multiple freezes during the day, forever pulling out the battery....

I installed the update just received the other day, and can confirm I too have not had a single freeze since.....so far.....

Looks promising.




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  Reply # 802596 20-Apr-2013 01:34 Send private message

euanandrews:
benmurphy66: 24 hours without a crash, so looking promising. The 48 hours before this update was pushed out I would have 10+ freezes. How are others looking?


I too used to get multiple freezes during the day, forever pulling out the battery....

I installed the update just received the other day, and can confirm I too have not had a single freeze since.....so far.....

Looks promising.


Great... THink it updated the modem version to XXEMC2 from XXEMA2.

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  Reply # 803162 21-Apr-2013 17:27 Send private message

euanandrews:
benmurphy66: 24 hours without a crash, so looking promising. The 48 hours before this update was pushed out I would have 10+ freezes. How are others looking?


I too used to get multiple freezes during the day, forever pulling out the battery....

I installed the update just received the other day, and can confirm I too have not had a single freeze since.....so far.....

Looks promising.


I too can confirm, that since the latest update pushed out (friday night).. i have not had a single crash or freeze.. this down from 50+ per day... I was looking at getting it serviced, but with the release of the S7 in a weeks time, was thinking of putting up with it and buying the new S4.

slightly off topic... i downloaded the eMMC Check and it said SDS Chip - INSANE - YES.. no idea what they meant, but on the XDA forums it said my firmware was one of the ok' ones..

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  Reply # 803166 21-Apr-2013 17:32 Send private message

benmurphy66: I am runing 4.1.2 and have the sudden freeze issue. Upto 6 times a day is the record. Just got prompted for a firmware update........ Maybe just maybe that might help


Take your phone back, it's munted. A software update isn't capable of fixing it.

I had my mainboard swapped out last week.

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  Reply # 803187 21-Apr-2013 18:14 Send private message

sbiddle:
benmurphy66: I am runing 4.1.2 and have the sudden freeze issue. Upto 6 times a day is the record. Just got prompted for a firmware update........ Maybe just maybe that might help


Take your phone back, it's munted. A software update isn't capable of fixing it.

I had my mainboard swapped out last week.


I would generally agree however no crashes for 72 hours now. Going to keep an eye on it. Can't really send in for service if I can't reproduce the issue

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  Reply # 806391 27-Apr-2013 15:44 Send private message

sbiddle:
benmurphy66: I am runing 4.1.2 and have the sudden freeze issue. Upto 6 times a day is the record. Just got prompted for a firmware update........ Maybe just maybe that might help


Take your phone back, it's munted. A software update isn't capable of fixing it.

I had my mainboard swapped out last week.


I too would have agreed, and I too was getting similar amounts of freezing and random reboots....but I can confirm since the update, not only have I not had a single freeze or random reboot, but the device is actually running much faster, more responsive.

Much happier, no longer any need to upgrade to the sgs4.




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  Reply # 810120 2-May-2013 13:15 Send private message

ThunderHorse: After my S3 died Sunday morning (RIP, 270 days) I found this thread and thought I may as well add my story. 


So to update my story.  After waiting 13 working days for my phone to be repaired by Samsung I find, after following up with the service sentre that the phone was fixed in 4 days and retured to the store in which I purchased it... this was not the Samsung booth I returned it to for repair...  

Talk about incompetence, I'm not sure who is at fault, the service center or the Samsung sales people or me for not taking it directly to the store where I bought it.  

The service documents note "vf. waked up.  rebuilt imei, rf calibrated. upgraded software.  fully function checked. calls on air tested."

'Waked up' seems to indicate that my fault was not SDS.  Will wait for a few days to see if its really fixed. 
 
 

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  Reply # 810181 2-May-2013 14:23 Send private message

ThunderHorse:
ThunderHorse: After my S3 died Sunday morning (RIP, 270 days) I found this thread and thought I may as well add my story. 


So to update my story.  After waiting 13 working days for my phone to be repaired by Samsung I find, after following up with the service sentre that the phone was fixed in 4 days and retured to the store in which I purchased it... this was not the Samsung booth I returned it to for repair...  

Talk about incompetence, I'm not sure who is at fault, the service center or the Samsung sales people or me for not taking it directly to the store where I bought it.  

The service documents note "vf. waked up.  rebuilt imei, rf calibrated. upgraded software.  fully function checked. calls on air tested."

'Waked up' seems to indicate that my fault was not SDS.  Will wait for a few days to see if its really fixed. 
 
 


Just had a similar issue but mine is a 32G so not SDS prone. I have sent it in for repair but my IMEI was not the same as it was supposed to be. Bit of reading and it appears my EFS folder had been corrupted. I would advise anyone to back up their EFS file/folder and keep it somewhere safe like dropbox. Use KTool app or similar.

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  Reply # 822791 21-May-2013 09:16 Send private message

My wife's S3 is having problems with locking up frequently and the battery life is terrible (like 1hr screen time before dying). I have done a full wipe and reflashed a stock rom. Unfortunately it's now running 4.1.2 so doesn't seem to be dying rapidly. Is there a way to force it and get a repair? 




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