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  Reply # 804247 23-Apr-2013 12:35
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Finch: Its not normal for it to take 90 minutes to charge from 15% battery - 27% is it? I think my battery is on the way out?


This is a very common complaint. The cable you get with the phone is of quite poor quality.
Try replacing the cable before you call the battery dead.

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  Reply # 804302 23-Apr-2013 13:41
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Got a great deal on a 32GB Class 10 Microsd card

$39 at dick smith

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 804309 23-Apr-2013 13:48
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ibuksh: Got a great deal on a 32GB Class 10 Microsd card

$39 at dick smith


Seems about the going rate to me. 


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  Reply # 804339 23-Apr-2013 15:08
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muppet:
Finch: Its not normal for it to take 90 minutes to charge from 15% battery - 27% is it? I think my battery is on the way out?


This is a very common complaint. The cable you get with the phone is of quite poor quality.
Try replacing the cable before you call the battery dead.


Longer cable will make charging slower and also damaged cable will not charge pass 50% or really slow charge.

 

Get a new cable and good quality but short (same length as original). best microUSB cable out there will be Nokia MicroUSB cable. You can get them really cheap. I'm  using it now and it is bloody good.

Here is one: 12bucks
http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/accessories/cables/auction-584444514.htm

Another one: 10bucks
http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/accessories/cables/auction-585123629.htm

 

Samsung charger cable broke really easily :'( been there and thought it was the battery or the phone was damaged but turned out to be the cable on my missus's phone.

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  Reply # 804353 23-Apr-2013 15:37
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anyword on 4.2 update on Telecom? has been a long wait

have already decided my next device would be Nexus. gets frustrating that it takes a long time for a non Nexus branded device to take forever by their manufacturers to launch them.

I know there always the option of using a custom rom but would prefer the official release

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ashnizzle: anyword on 4.2 update on Telecom? has been a long wait

have already decided my next device would be Nexus. gets frustrating that it takes a long time for a non Nexus branded device to take forever by their manufacturers to launch them.

I know there always the option of using a custom rom but would prefer the official release


Samsung haven't annouced 4.2 for the S3 yet. You'll be a waiting a while longer.

If you must always have the latest firmware (why?) you can flash Cyanogen mod to your phone.  Or I think there's also a Samsung "Official" beta of 4.2 floating around.

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  Reply # 804363 23-Apr-2013 15:48
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muppet:
Finch: Its not normal for it to take 90 minutes to charge from 15% battery - 27% is it? I think my battery is on the way out?


This is a very common complaint. The cable you get with the phone is of quite poor quality.
Try replacing the cable before you call the battery dead.


Longer cable will make charging slower and also damaged cable will not charge pass 50% or really slow charge.

 

Get a new cable and good quality but short (same length as original). best microUSB cable out there will be Nokia MicroUSB cable. You can get them really cheap. I'm  using it now and it is bloody good.

Here is one: 12bucks
http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/accessories/cables/auction-584444514.htm

Another one: 10bucks
http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/accessories/cables/auction-585123629.htm

 

Samsung charger cable broke really easily :'( been there and thought it was the battery or the phone was damaged but turned out to be the cable on my missus's phone.


I use original samsung USB cable and it takes whole 4hrs atleast fully charge phone where as power adapter charges it in 2 hours! 

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  Reply # 804384 23-Apr-2013 16:14
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ashnizzle: anyword on 4.2 update on Telecom? has been a long wait

have already decided my next device would be Nexus. gets frustrating that it takes a long time for a non Nexus branded device to take forever by their manufacturers to launch them.

I know there always the option of using a custom rom but would prefer the official release


from what I have seen telco's here have updated to EMC2 which is virtually the latest firmware, as siad previous 4.2 yet to be released.

So what features in 4.2 do you actually want or what advantage will it have over your current firmware or is it a case of keeping up with the others.




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  Reply # 804427 23-Apr-2013 17:28
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ashnizzle: anyword on 4.2 update on Telecom? has been a long wait

have already decided my next device would be Nexus. gets frustrating that it takes a long time for a non Nexus branded device to take forever by their manufacturers to launch them.

I know there always the option of using a custom rom but would prefer the official release


from what I have seen telco's here have updated to EMC2 which is virtually the latest firmware, as siad previous 4.2 yet to be released.

So what features in 4.2 do you actually want or what advantage will it have over your current firmware or is it a case of keeping up with the others.


I've been sick of Vodafone MA2 firmware because of the Data connection issues on my phone for months. Then decided to flash an unlocked Samsung firmware EMC2 and voila my data connection is kicking like crazy :D and have better battery life on idle as well.

Not sure why my 32GB Vodafone S3 did not like MA1 & MA2 firmware. Was frustrated for many months trying to get Data connection to work (Flash & reflash firmware, factory restore twice but no go, sim card changed still no go, clear caches & delvin and finally decided to flash Singapore firmware). But now I am happy once again.



i'm not really in the rush to go to 4.2 yet. I think 4.1.2 EMC2 is holding up pretty solid at the moment for me.

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  Reply # 804492 23-Apr-2013 19:30
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Finch: Its not normal for it to take 90 minutes to charge from 15% battery - 27% is it? I think my battery is on the way out?


That seems very odd to me, usually 2 - 3 hours to fully charge from nothing. Of course depends if you have a power charger or USB only.

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Reply # 804493 23-Apr-2013 19:33
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muppet:
Finch: Its not normal for it to take 90 minutes to charge from 15% battery - 27% is it? I think my battery is on the way out?


This is a very common complaint. The cable you get with the phone is of quite poor quality.
Try replacing the cable before you call the battery dead.


I can back up this comment! Issue happened to a mate of mine replaced the USB cable and no issue since

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  Reply # 805290 25-Apr-2013 07:11
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My phone seems to be stuck at the Samsung logo on turn on this morning. I can still get into recovery and download mode, tried restoring a backup and reflashing the ROM but that makes no difference. I haven't tried a reset yet, any one have any suggestions on how to sort it?

Phone is a 32G and wasnt supposed to be affected by SDS as far as I am aware.

Also anyone know where I can get a stock Vodafone ROM from besides sammobile.com which is giving me malware warnings currently.

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  Reply # 805302 25-Apr-2013 08:21
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You can get the firmware from xda or I can burn it onto a disc for you. I have it.

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  Reply # 805397 25-Apr-2013 11:54
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kiwitrc: My phone seems to be stuck at the Samsung logo on turn on this morning. I can still get into recovery and download mode, tried restoring a backup and reflashing the ROM but that makes no difference. I haven't tried a reset yet, any one have any suggestions on how to sort it?

Phone is a 32G and wasnt supposed to be affected by SDS as far as I am aware.

Also anyone know where I can get a stock Vodafone ROM from besides sammobile.com which is giving me malware warnings currently.


Pretty sure I've read that a Wipe cache/Data reset in Recovery should fix this for you. Maybe try pulling the battery first.
 

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  Reply # 805406 25-Apr-2013 12:13
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Speaking of Recovery mode. I can't seem to get into it today and I'm not sure why. I'm doing the three finger combo, I see the Droid with the moving parts, then I see the Samsung boot logo, and then my phone boots up.

Is there a trick to this? :)

I've had my phone in Recovery mode before, but today, I can't get into it.

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