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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 742819 10-Jan-2013 14:04 Send private message quote this post

Woke up this morning to find my S3 stuck on the Welcome screen, turns out it has bricked itself while I was asleep.

Anyone know anything about getting these fixed? I'm not sure if I'd be covered under warranty.

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  Reply # 742823 10-Jan-2013 14:08 Send private message quote this post

turbotailz: Woke up this morning to find my S3 stuck on the Welcome screen, turns out it has bricked itself while I was asleep.

Anyone know anything about getting these fixed? I'm not sure if I'd be covered under warranty.


Not sure if you've read all the previous posts about "sudden death" issue. Take it in, you're covered.




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  Reply # 742826 10-Jan-2013 14:19 Send private message quote this post

Damager: Not sure if you've read all the previous posts about "sudden death" issue. Take it in, you're covered.
Haven't heard about this "sudden death" problem before, good to know I'll be covered. Thanks.

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  Reply # 742831 10-Jan-2013 14:22 Send private message quote this post

Mine has been doing strange things today too. For no reason it has rebooted a few times, and at one stage I thought it was going to be stuck on the samsung logo. I haven't installed anything on it for some time either. Also still has the copy and paste problem where it doesn't work. Thinking of returning it to Dick Smiths, but that could be a frustrating experience in itself, and they will liekly find no problem, and say it is solely sofware related. I kind of now regret I purchased this phone, my older iphone never had these problem, and although it wasn't perfect, it wasn't as buggy and frustrating as this.

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  Reply # 742839 10-Jan-2013 14:36 Send private message quote this post

Does anyone know if Sijah kernel supports V36 Omega Rom?

Checked google and it says the old Version supports it so im not sure if its safe to flash the kernel with Omega V36 Rom

n95

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  Reply # 742844 10-Jan-2013 14:43 Send private message quote this post

turbotailz: Woke up this morning to find my S3 stuck on the Welcome screen, turns out it has bricked itself while I was asleep.

Anyone know anything about getting these fixed? I'm not sure if I'd be covered under warranty.


You've tried all the usual things like removing battery, press and hold power button until reboot etc?

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  Reply # 742845 10-Jan-2013 14:44 Send private message quote this post

Salami: Does anyone know if Sijah kernel supports V36 Omega Rom?

Checked google and it says the old Version supports it so im not sure if its safe to flash the kernel with Omega V36 Rom


check in omega app if its supported it will be in there, are you meaning a particular siyah version??

shows in app the last supported is v1-5.2




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  Reply # 742884 10-Jan-2013 15:56 Send private message quote this post

n95:
turbotailz: Woke up this morning to find my S3 stuck on the Welcome screen, turns out it has bricked itself while I was asleep.

Anyone know anything about getting these fixed? I'm not sure if I'd be covered under warranty.


You've tried all the usual things like removing battery, press and hold power button until reboot etc?


I did that a million times. Was able to put it in Download mode, tried to flash CF Root so I could perform recovery, said there was no PIT partition. Tried to re-partition the device, it failed. Good one Samsung.

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  Reply # 742928 10-Jan-2013 17:11 Send private message quote this post

turbotailz:
n95:
turbotailz: Woke up this morning to find my S3 stuck on the Welcome screen, turns out it has bricked itself while I was asleep.

Anyone know anything about getting these fixed? I'm not sure if I'd be covered under warranty.


You've tried all the usual things like removing battery, press and hold power button until reboot etc?


I did that a million times. Was able to put it in Download mode, tried to flash CF Root so I could perform recovery, said there was no PIT partition. Tried to re-partition the device, it failed. Good one Samsung.


read back and check out the links provided, if it is SD then you are covered either by warranty or CGA.




Galaxy S4 I9505
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  Reply # 742967 10-Jan-2013 18:31 Send private message quote this post

Got mine back with new motherboard today from JBHifi. 1 week after I dropped it off to the day - great service...

Restore taking its time but working

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  Reply # 742972 10-Jan-2013 18:39 quote this post

mjb:
wakaridnnz: Yeah I'm going to leave it in the mean time. I ran the eMMC check memory test and it was all good. Once the dust settles a bit I'll have a better idea of a plan of attack.


The check tool is for the S2 - so you can ignore anything it says about being a sane chip, or the results of the memory test. the tool was only being borrowed to check the model and fwrev.

Since you have a VTU00M, I'd highly recommend that you apply a kernel update at least - even if it's just the stock one from XXELLA (which is what I've done).


I think it might be too late :o(

It's been a horror day from the moment I took the phone off charge this morning. Freezes and random reboots at the worst possible times ie. mid call and seems to happen lots when I use the google search bar, copy and paste has gone all weird too.

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  Reply # 743051 10-Jan-2013 21:41 Send private message quote this post

Yes.. mine is also doing some strange things! It gets stuck on texting.. I seem to notice the following issues?
-Takes about 2 seconds to unlock the lock screen
-Swype key texting.. gets stuck on words when I hover over a few letters..
-The whole phone seems to run a lot slower? And I only have 37 text messages..

Maybe I am doing something wrong here..?

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  Reply # 743134 11-Jan-2013 08:56 Send private message quote this post

I had my share too, restarting out of a sudden, not recharging, connected to charger but discharging, and some other stuff. I haven't seen any of this yet since I have upgraded to the XXELLA firmware. I will let you know if something weird happens again.

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  Reply # 743187 11-Jan-2013 10:31 Send private message quote this post

So is anyone having trouble with the 32GB model?

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  Reply # 743195 11-Jan-2013 10:43 Send private message quote this post

DoggNZ: So is anyone having trouble with the 32GB model?


appears the 32gb models are ok, to be on safe side download emmc checker from google play, its for S2 but you are looking for the the type and version of chip. The type is VTU00M ver 0xf1 take no notice of the the brick bug it isn't relevant to the S3




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