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Question [Q] SDS or not? Freezing all day long. Impossible to use it!

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This is my first post here. I would like to start wishing a happy new year to you and your family!

I'm from Brazil and I'm having a BIG problem with my S III I9300.

It appears to have the SDS. I used the EMMC check and it returned VTU00M, revision 0xf1

But is a read here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2091045 with my non-rooted 4.1.2 official release (stock) I was supposed to be safe. But not!

About a week ago my cell phone started freezing 50+ times a day. I can't use it for more than 3 minutes. Actually is impossible to use it! As it is impossible to upgrade the firmware (I can't complete the download without a reboot)

I just realized that the phone unfreeze itself after 5-25 minutes.

I have absolute no idea on what to do. Am I supposed to reset to factory settings? Will it possible solve it?

Has it the SDS or not?

Thanks a lot! Your help is EXTREMELY welcome!
 
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Freezes are the fix for SDS happening. Your phone probably has bad nand blocks, leave the phone until it recovers from each freeze.

Only solution is a new motherboard, warranty replacement.

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Freezes are the fix for SDS happening. Your phone probably has bad nand blocks, leave the phone until it recovers from each freeze.

Only solution is a new motherboard, warranty replacement.

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Thanks for your reply boomboomer!

The warranty expired on past black friday (about a month ago), since I bought it on 2012 event and here in Brazil it has 1 year warranty. So the only "solution" is to wait for the unfreeze?

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Try this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2133401 may help

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Thank you tallman43! I will take a deep look after my last try on a firmware upgrade.

I just discovered the KIES. By now the download is at 66%.

Maybe the 4.3 version will help with this problem

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After firmware upgrade to 4.3 (via KIES) it is stable for an hour! AWESOME!

Thanks everybody!!!
 
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After firmware upgrade to 4.3 (via KIES) it is stable for an hour! AWESOME!

Thanks everybody!!!
It might be worth trying a factory reset as well, if the update helped then it might not be bad blocks.
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In many countries Samsung offer 24 months limited warranty .
Plus look at sale of goods re the vendor as its a known fault there from day one .
 
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It might be worth trying a factory reset as well, if the update helped then it might not be bad blocks.
For now, it is stablle for more than 18 hours. It is great!

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In many countries Samsung offer 24 months limited warranty .
Plus look at sale of goods re the vendor as its a known fault there from day one .
Pretty much sure the warranty has expired.


Thanks again guys!

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