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**Ultimate GS3 sudden death thread**

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14th February 2013, 12:59 AM |#4331  
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@aalvico:
Yes, normally system status custom is the correct indicator for a rooted phone.

BUT in case of "half" sudden death system status switches to custom even if the phone was never! rooted.

And yes, when the service center does not know this fact, this can lead to their assumption, that the phone was rooted even if is was not rooted.

German service centers know it now, that custom & product name empty = half sudden death.

BR
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14th February 2013, 02:15 AM |#4332  
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fix from xda is arriving....

Inviato dal mio GT-N7100 con Tapatalk 2

Fix does no good when my phone is already dead.


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14th February 2013, 02:27 AM |#4333  
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@aalvico:
Yes, normally system status custom is the correct indicator for a rooted phone.

BUT in case of "half" sudden death system status switches to custom even if the phone was never! rooted.


And yes, when the service center does not know this fact, this can lead to their assumption, that the phone was rooted even if is was not rooted.

German service centers know it now, that custom & product name empty = half sudden death.

BR
Rob


an additional question....if was root the product name would be empty too ?
14th February 2013, 07:27 AM |#4334  
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I have a strange behavior on my phone.
It started freezing after 2 weeks since i received the updated (custom stock). So i left it and after 20 minutes of waiting it went on normally. But the problem was it happens every hour or so.
The strange think about my case was, it only happened while mobile data connection or wifi was turned on. Wifi not that often as when mobile data connection was used. So turning off data connection prevented my phone from freezing but that was no solution for me cause then i could go back to some 1900 cellphones lol

I decided to go to custom rom (CyanogenMod 10.1) and then it does not happen again for 2 weeks. The it started to freeze again 2 days ago.
Even with CyanogenMod it's the same behavior that it only freezes with data connection on.

Anyone has some advice for me ?

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14th February 2013, 09:41 AM |#4335  
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Guys - is there a way to fully brick the phone to send it in service and get the motherboard replace. I just can't stand the freezes!!!
14th February 2013, 09:50 AM |#4336  
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Originally Posted by Dark Smile

I have a strange behavior on my phone.
It started freezing after 2 weeks since i received the updated (custom stock). So i left it and after 20 minutes of waiting it went on normally. But the problem was it happens every hour or so.
The strange think about my case was, it only happened while mobile data connection or wifi was turned on. Wifi not that often as when mobile data connection was used. So turning off data connection prevented my phone from freezing but that was no solution for me cause then i could go back to some 1900 cellphones lol

I decided to go to custom rom (CyanogenMod 10.1) and then it does not happen again for 2 weeks. The it started to freeze again 2 days ago.
Even with CyanogenMod it's the same behavior that it only freezes with data connection on.

Anyone has some advice for me ?

Cheers,
Dark Smile

Sorry dude,
It might stop freezing and it might die. Mine died after downgrading via kies to 4.1.1 about a week later.
Nothing you can do about it. Prey if you are religious.

check out this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2122346

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Guys - is there a way to fully brick the phone to send it in service and get the motherboard replace. I just can't stand the freezes!!!

Downgrade to 4.1.1 and wait.
keep in mind it might be a Semi-Brick, which means problems with the warranty.
14th February 2013, 10:12 AM |#4337  
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an additional question....if was root the product name would be empty too ?

As far as I know, yes. The old phone state doesn't matter anything.

In "half" sudden death case it switches to empty/no/official/custom, don't matter what it was before "half" sudden death.

BR
Rob

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I decided to go to custom rom (CyanogenMod 10.1) and then it does not happen again for 2 weeks. The it started to freeze again 2 days ago.
Even with CyanogenMod it's the same behavior that it only freezes with data connection on.
Anyone has some advice for me ?
Cheers, Dark Smile

Please try this and report back here or in this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3#post37976063

BR and good luck
Rob
14th February 2013, 02:38 PM |#4338  
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@Aero_med:
I'll pay


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As far as I know, yes. The old phone state doesn't matter anything.

In "half" sudden death case it switches to empty/no/official/custom, don't matter what it was before "half" sudden death.

BR
Rob

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Please try this and report back here or in this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3#post37976063

BR and good luck
Rob

First suggestion is working, everytime it freezes i wait for about 20 (+/- 10) minutes and then it keeps on working. I try the dummy file generator this evening and give feedback.

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14th February 2013, 03:09 PM |#4339  
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Welp,

My phone just suddenly died yesterday, in the middle of the day right after I locked the phone. Got the phone around July 31 so it's just about on the 6mo mark. Rooted with the latest CleanROM(4.1.1).

Contacted Samsung and it would have taken at least 10days turn around time, 2 days Fedex to Texas, then 5-7 business days for the actual repair. NO way I can function without a phone for that long.

Instead I contact VZW and they overnighted a replacement which I'll get today for the expedited cost of $12.99. Talked to the tech handling my case and they're not fully aware of the issue(so they say), despite Samsung officially acknowleding it.

Which leads to my question why most are going directly to Samsung for their warranty repair when VZW will honor the 1year mftr's, who will ship you a replacement. This question only applies to those who got their phones from their cellular provider. Don't most offer this kind of service?

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14th February 2013, 03:12 PM |#4340  
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Welp,

My phone just suddenly died yesterday, in the middle of the day right after I locked the phone. Got the phone around July 31 so it's just about on the 6mo mark. Rooted with the latest CleanROM(4.1.1).

Contacted Samsung and it would have taken at least 10days turn around time, 2 days Fedex to Texas, then 5-7 business days for the actual repair. NO way I can function without a phone for that long.

Instead I contact VZW and they overnighted a replacement which I'll get today for the expedited cost of $12.99. Talked to the tech handling my case and they're not fully aware of the issue(so they say), despite Samsung officially acknowleding it.

Which leads to my question why most are going directly to Samsung for their warranty repair when VZW will honor the 1year mftr's, who will ship you a replacement. This question only applies to those who got their phones from their cellular provider. Don't most offer this kind of service?

cheers

Well this thread is about the international version (i9300), but interesting that your Verizon version died.
14th February 2013, 03:44 PM |#4341  
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Re: **Ultimate GS3 sudden death thread**
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Originally Posted by jerzee201

Welp,

My phone just suddenly died yesterday, in the middle of the day right after I locked the phone. Got the phone around July 31 so it's just about on the 6mo mark. Rooted with the latest CleanROM(4.1.1).

Contacted Samsung and it would have taken at least 10days turn around time, 2 days Fedex to Texas, then 5-7 business days for the actual repair. NO way I can function without a phone for that long.

Instead I contact VZW and they overnighted a replacement which I'll get today for the expedited cost of $12.99. Talked to the tech handling my case and they're not fully aware of the issue(so they say), despite Samsung officially acknowleding it.

Which leads to my question why most are going directly to Samsung for their warranty repair when VZW will honor the 1year mftr's, who will ship you a replacement. This question only applies to those who got their phones from their cellular provider. Don't most offer this kind of service?

cheers

Is yours a Gt-I9300 I did not know Verizon even sold the international phone only the dual core models?
Edit: never mind..... I live in Alaska and got excited because yours was being repaired in Texas but re-read your post you have a Verizon Galaxy S3 not the Same (those Dual core models are not affected by sudden death different insides)
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