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  Reply # 778500 12-Mar-2013 13:08
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No I want to just flash the best modem.

And agreed, I've been loving CM10.1 so don't plan on downgrading anytime soon.

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  Reply # 778913 13-Mar-2013 08:06
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Headphone volume control no longer working

I have only now just noticed that since doing the official OTA upgrade that the remote volume and radio channel change button on the smasung suppled headphone no longer works. Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions...is there some where in settings that I need to change somethng?
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  Reply # 780976 13-Mar-2013 10:43
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MurrayM: I've noticed that since getting my S3 repaired (after it got SDS) that notifications from Gmail about new email is a bit spotty.

Sometimes it notifies ok and other times it doesn't notify me about new messages at all. Also when I read a message on my PC it sometimes doesn't remove the notification for that message from my S3. At times like this I go into Gmail on my S3 and it shows the inbox with the old message that I had deleted using my PC. Refreshing the inbox then removes the message from the inbox. Prior to the repair notifications would be updated within about 20 seconds of a new message or me reading a message.


Mine has started to do this as well. Only way to get it working is to restart the phone. Mine hasn't had SDS yet but has been randomly turning off. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end...

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  Reply # 781183 13-Mar-2013 18:11
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Xile:
MurrayM: I've noticed that since getting my S3 repaired (after it got SDS) that notifications from Gmail about new email is a bit spotty.

Sometimes it notifies ok and other times it doesn't notify me about new messages at all. Also when I read a message on my PC it sometimes doesn't remove the notification for that message from my S3. At times like this I go into Gmail on my S3 and it shows the inbox with the old message that I had deleted using my PC. Refreshing the inbox then removes the message from the inbox. Prior to the repair notifications would be updated within about 20 seconds of a new message or me reading a message.


Mine has started to do this as well. Only way to get it working is to restart the phone. Mine hasn't had SDS yet but has been randomly turning off. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end...


Mine started rebooting randomly in December and I updated it to the latest 2degrees Firmware when it came available and it stopped rebooting but would just freeze randomly.
I had it sent away and it came back with the repairs saying it had been reflashed and reset and tested ok, after just doing the setup and doing the updates to the apps that come default with the phone it just froze as it was previously doing and within 15 minutes twice froze with the battery needing to be removed to get it going again.
It got sent back to the repairers and they tried to blame it on 3rd party apps but I had to inform them that if the default apps that come with the phone cause the issue there must be a problem with the phone (including drop box which it froze while going through setup).

Just make sure that who ever sends it back for you puts the right details down on what the problem is and how to recreate the issue as a simple turn on seems to be the extent of their testing.

If I get it back with  no fault found again I will print off the websites that describe and explain the issue and send it through to them as if I can't use it for 15min without it freezing there must be some issue.

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  Reply # 781357 13-Mar-2013 23:15
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Mine starts to have good battery life lately :)
I have rooted it and disabled a bunch of bloat ware and now I'm still on 43% down from 53% (1hr youtube and Web browsing).

3G data on and connected
Wifi on disconnected
GPS on
Sync on.

All these were disconnected from charge at 745am this morning.



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  Reply # 781512 14-Mar-2013 11:33
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Dumb question I've been with the same rom for a while but think it's time for a wipe and update. Do I update to the newest version of my Wanam ROM then wipe or Wipe then update?

Where does Titanium Backup store full backups by default? Ext SD?

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  Reply # 781677 14-Mar-2013 14:39
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networkn: Dumb question I've been with the same rom for a while but think it's time for a wipe and update. Do I update to the newest version of my Wanam ROM then wipe or Wipe then update?

Where does Titanium Backup store full backups by default? Ext SD?


I always wipe first and then flash the ROM. With Titanium Backup, go into Settings > Preferences > Backup Folder Location and set it to your Ext SD there. Also make sure Auto-sync TB settings is set. This means when wipe and flash your phone, you just need to install Titanium Backup from Google Play and you're away laughing



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  Reply # 782532 15-Mar-2013 22:43
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So I am hoping some bright spark is still awake tonight. trying to use clockwork recovery to read my 64gb sd card but because my current version doesn't support exFAT I think I am out of luck. Having said that I was wondering about upgrading to a version that supports exFAT and looking for a link to something compatible with the i9300, or perhaps Philz, which I found but I am feeling nervous about moving too as I don't know it and am not familiar with the process of migration from one recovery to the next?

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  Reply # 782539 15-Mar-2013 22:53
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networkn: So I am hoping some bright spark is still awake tonight. trying to use clockwork recovery to read my 64gb sd card but because my current version doesn't support exFAT I think I am out of luck. Having said that I was wondering about upgrading to a version that supports exFAT and looking for a link to something compatible with the i9300, or perhaps Philz, which I found but I am feeling nervous about moving too as I don't know it and am not familiar with the process of migration from one recovery to the next?


Flash Philz. It's much better than the plain version of CWM. I have been using it for a few months now without problems and with advantages.  It is more capable than the standard.

(And TWRP is not as compatible as Philz.)

You just flash Philz as you would flash any other file. I flashed the CWM version from within the existing CWM, then rebooted into recovery.

Instruction is the Philz thread on xda.



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  Reply # 782556 16-Mar-2013 00:38
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I am having heart failure...

I just install Philz worked fine. I then did a backup to ext_sd and then proceeded to do a wipe and wipe dalvik cache and install new wanam rom. Booted ok like it was a new phone, but I noticed that a lot of the directories I expected to be missing from my internal drive were still present. No problem, went to try and restore my data from titanium and for some reason I couldn't find my external sd card. I then rebooted into philz recovery and tried to mount external sd and it said it couldn't.

I rebooted again and downloaded astro and went to the ext_sd, and it's showing as empty! Also I have a message in the pulldown saying I can remove the SD. I did remove it and reinserted it, and it just comes up and says I can remove it.

Please tell me that the SD card didn't get wiped when I did the wipe above? I've done that process 100 times in the past and it's never touched the SD Card.

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  Reply # 782560 16-Mar-2013 02:10
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networkn: I am having heart failure...

I just install Philz worked fine. I then did a backup to ext_sd and then proceeded to do a wipe and wipe dalvik cache and install new wanam rom. Booted ok like it was a new phone, but I noticed that a lot of the directories I expected to be missing from my internal drive were still present. No problem, went to try and restore my data from titanium and for some reason I couldn't find my external sd card. I then rebooted into philz recovery and tried to mount external sd and it said it couldn't.

I rebooted again and downloaded astro and went to the ext_sd, and it's showing as empty! Also I have a message in the pulldown saying I can remove the SD. I did remove it and reinserted it, and it just comes up and says I can remove it.

Please tell me that the SD card didn't get wiped when I did the wipe above? I've done that process 100 times in the past and it's never touched the SD Card.


ROMs based on android 4.2.1 move all the contents into a directory called '0' (for the multi-user environment). But that doesn't seem to be what has happened here...

Ive done many a factory "wipe" and Dalvik wipe on Philz many dozens of times and never had an incident of a wiped ext sd card. Mine is formatted fat32 IIRC though. 32GB.

Why did you expect the INTERNAL drive to be wiped? And were surprised when it wasn't...

It sounds like the filesystem of your ext sd has been corrupted. Possibly if you can find some powerful recovery software to 'unformat' a ex_FAT drive you might get some of it back. Of course, you could just restore your backups from your PC or google drive or dropbox or...

(Don't worry, I don't do them enough either...).

Cause? Unknown. But logically, the support for ex_FAT is far from bug-free. I was not able to test that aspect - all the other features of Philz seem fine. Check out the thread in xda, see if others have had this trouble. Might be your sd card took this moment to crap itself?

(It's rather sad I am not allowed to use proper language on this web site. Arbitrarily ascribing certain words as 'unacceptable' has as much validity as Dark Ages clerics burning people for Heresy).

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  Reply # 782877 17-Mar-2013 11:19
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Okay guys. After the latest update from Vodafone, my 3G connection became S***t.
Yesterday I went to Washington and i couldn't even browse anything on my phone. 3G is almost full bar but no data connection at all. My friend iPhone 4S can connect just fine and occasionally I get no reception as well. That's including now. I have 3GB data plan but I can't even use 100MB of it. Ffs. I'm going to flash UK firmware to see if I get better experience.

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  Reply # 783065 17-Mar-2013 18:59
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Brendan:
networkn: I am having heart failure...

I just install Philz worked fine. I then did a backup to ext_sd and then proceeded to do a wipe and wipe dalvik cache and install new wanam rom. Booted ok like it was a new phone, but I noticed that a lot of the directories I expected to be missing from my internal drive were still present. No problem, went to try and restore my data from titanium and for some reason I couldn't find my external sd card. I then rebooted into philz recovery and tried to mount external sd and it said it couldn't.

I rebooted again and downloaded astro and went to the ext_sd, and it's showing as empty! Also I have a message in the pulldown saying I can remove the SD. I did remove it and reinserted it, and it just comes up and says I can remove it.

Please tell me that the SD card didn't get wiped when I did the wipe above? I've done that process 100 times in the past and it's never touched the SD Card.


ROMs based on android 4.2.1 move all the contents into a directory called '0' (for the multi-user environment). But that doesn't seem to be what has happened here...

Ive done many a factory "wipe" and Dalvik wipe on Philz many dozens of times and never had an incident of a wiped ext sd card. Mine is formatted fat32 IIRC though. 32GB.

Why did you expect the INTERNAL drive to be wiped? And were surprised when it wasn't...

It sounds like the filesystem of your ext sd has been corrupted. Possibly if you can find some powerful recovery software to 'unformat' a ex_FAT drive you might get some of it back. Of course, you could just restore your backups from your PC or google drive or dropbox or...

(Don't worry, I don't do them enough either...).

Cause? Unknown. But logically, the support for ex_FAT is far from bug-free. I was not able to test that aspect - all the other features of Philz seem fine. Check out the thread in xda, see if others have had this trouble. Might be your sd card took this moment to crap itself?

(It's rather sad I am not allowed to use proper language on this web site. Arbitrarily ascribing certain words as 'unacceptable' has as much validity as Dark Ages clerics burning people for Heresy).


I went to 4.2.1 recently on crDroid's v14 rom. After the flash  it also said sd card was damaged so got worried about the pics/videos on there not yet backed up. After a restart, the sd card scanned fine.. phew




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  Reply # 783069 17-Mar-2013 19:13
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IntegerIsNumber: Okay guys. After the latest update from Vodafone, my 3G connection became S***t.
Yesterday I went to Washington and i couldn't even browse anything on my phone. 3G is almost full bar but no data connection at all. My friend iPhone 4S can connect just fine and occasionally I get no reception as well. That's including now. I have 3GB data plan but I can't even use 100MB of it. Ffs. I'm going to flash UK firmware to see if I get better experience.


Not related to the update in anyway and your 3GB bundle is not valid while roaming! I take it you are a Vodafone NZ customer using a Vodafone NZ SIM?

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  Reply # 783101 17-Mar-2013 20:51
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johnr:
IntegerIsNumber: Okay guys. After the latest update from Vodafone, my 3G connection became S***t.
Yesterday I went to Washington and i couldn't even browse anything on my phone. 3G is almost full bar but no data connection at all. My friend iPhone 4S can connect just fine and occasionally I get no reception as well. That's including now. I have 3GB data plan but I can't even use 100MB of it. Ffs. I'm going to flash UK firmware to see if I get better experience.


Not related to the update in anyway and your 3GB bundle is not valid while roaming! I take it you are a Vodafone NZ customer using a Vodafone NZ SIM?


I looked at integers post and thought that perhaps his spell check had inserted Washington instead of Wellington....




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