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[Q] Will a battery help my S3 Mini?

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By Sn0wdune, Senior Member on 23rd August 2014, 11:37 AM
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Hello XDA!

Okay so I have the NFC model of the S3 Mini (i8190N) and in need of a battery. The reason being because the phone just keeps randomly rebooting like all the time now (say if I am at 90%, it will randomly reboot and go down to below 5% ). It never used to do this and I have had the phone for not even 12 months (Around 8/9 months now I've had it). I'd like to think its the battery that is the problem as I have done a "battery test" like spinning it around and placing it on a flat surface and it drops. My battery has 4 pins (not like 3 pins from the original i8190 model).

Sorry for if some of what I have said doesn't really makes sense (haha :P) but If anyone has any help they can offer me, it'd be greatly appreciated!

P.S: I was looking at the original NFC battery on Amazon which is about 10 (as that was the only one I could find with 4 pins lol) and was wondering if that'd help anything?

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23rd August 2014, 02:58 PM |#2  
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I also bought the 3-pin instead of the 4-pin one for my I8190N, it just losses NFC connectivity. It doesn't bother me since I don't use NFC. If you need the 4-pin one, might need to buy from original Samsung center which will be quite expensive.
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Wow so you can use a battery with 3 pins (in a NFC model with 4 pins) and it'd still work?

What about this battery then? Would this be okay to use? Would it stop the reboot issue also? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00A...&robot_redir=1

Edit: Ordered the battery earlier so here's hoping that when it arrives, it'll work fine!

And sorry if the first part was a dumb question xD

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25th August 2014, 08:52 PM |#5  
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buy a new battery, this will solve the problem

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Yeah dude. Recently i was in same situation. Just go and buy an new battery and use only stock based roms. Higher than 4.1.2 will cause battery defections.
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Thanks guys for the replies!

I'm using R Mod v3 at the moment which is obviously based on stock 4.1.2. That will be fine to use right?

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Thanks guys for the replies!

I'm using R Mod v3 at the moment which is obviously based on stock 4.1.2. That will be fine to use right?

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