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S3 (i747m) Power Button Sensitive

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14th February 2014, 11:35 PM   |  #1  
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My S3 power button is super sensitive. If I touch it without any pressure at all, it turns on and off. If I were to send it back to Telus ( my provider) or Samsung, what precautions should I take and what should I do? I'm currently on the latest modem for Telus (MK5) and I'm on the 4.3 PAC man ROM. I cannot flash back to 4.1 or 4.2 stock as the mk5 modem prevents me and I will brick my phone. Thanks.

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14th February 2014, 11:46 PM   |  #2  
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My S3 power button is super sensitive. If I touch it without any pressure at all, it turns on and off. If I were to send it back to Telus ( my provider) or Samsung, what precautions should I take and what should I do? I'm currently on the latest modem for Telus (MK5) and I'm on the 4.3 PAC man ROM. I cannot flash back to 4.1 or 4.2 stock as the mk5 modem prevents me and I will brick my phone. Thanks.

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I have the same exact issue and what I did was just mapped my back key to turn screen off when long pressed. I know that wasn't the answer you were looking for exactly but its a work around.

Perhaps someone can point you in the direction of a stock 4.3 ROM that you can flash with odin but I couldn't advise you as I haven't needed to revert to stock for any reason

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14th February 2014, 11:57 PM   |  #3  
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I have the same exact issue and what I did was just mapped my back key to turn screen off when long pressed. I know that wasn't the answer you were looking for exactly but its a work around.

Perhaps someone can point you in the direction of a stock 4.3 ROM that you can flash with odin but I couldn't advise you as I haven't needed to revert to stock for any reason

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Thanks for your answer. I'm not really too into going for a work around as I think my warranty is still up and there's some other connection issues on it. Thanks for your reply once again. So all I have to do is get a 4.3 ROM and flash it and I'll be good to go? I know you said you haven't needed to flash back to stock but if I do, how would I reset the counter? I have triangle away at this moment.
15th February 2014, 12:01 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks for your answer. I'm not really too into going for a work around as I think my warranty is still up and there's some other connection issues on it. Thanks for your reply once again. So all I have to do is get a 4.3 ROM and flash it and I'll be good to go? I know you said you haven't needed to flash back to stock but if I do, how would I reset the counter? I have triangle away at this moment.

Not sure that triangle away will work to reset counter on 4.3 and above. Perhaps someone else can chime in here

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15th February 2014, 12:30 AM   |  #5  
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Not sure that triangle away will work to reset counter on 4.3 and above. Perhaps someone else can chime in here

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Alright thanks. Do you know or does anyone know if you can downgrade the MK5 bootloader? It would make my life a 100 times easier...
15th February 2014, 01:06 AM   |  #6  
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Thanks for your answer. I'm not really too into going for a work around as I think my warranty is still up and there's some other connection issues on it. Thanks for your reply once again. So all I have to do is get a 4.3 ROM and flash it and I'll be good to go? I know you said you haven't needed to flash back to stock but if I do, how would I reset the counter? I have triangle away at this moment.

No your warranty is void... If you go into download/Odin mode you will see warranty bit 1 in red letters in the top left of the screen at the bottom of all the writing. Regardless of which rom you flash you will be stuck with the custom flash counter having a count and showing device status as custom installed of official and the warranty bit 1 in red letters.

You might get lucky and they may not even check. But if they do...

Also you cannot use triangle away for the warranty bit portion and you're stuck with those bootloaders.

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15th February 2014, 01:46 AM   |  #7  
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My S3 power button is super sensitive. If I touch it without any pressure at all, it turns on and off. If I were to send it back to Telus ( my provider) or Samsung, what precautions should I take and what should I do? I'm currently on the latest modem for Telus (MK5) and I'm on the 4.3 PAC man ROM. I cannot flash back to 4.1 or 4.2 stock as the mk5 modem prevents me and I will brick my phone. Thanks.

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You`re right... you are stuck.. maybe try getting a repair quote from a third party repair shop for replacing the button... since you have already voided the warrenty anyway... May not be as bad as you think...
15th February 2014, 04:38 AM   |  #8  
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Okay, how much do you think it'll cost? I have alot of problems with the phone including LTE and connection issues so I would most likely want to send it back.

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