I've been experiencing some sensor issues lately on my Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505. The issue is basically, that they don't work. After running tests and ensuring that it's not me being stupid, I sent it back for repair under warranty into Phones4u, (DO NOT ever do that if you take my advice) saying it's a hardware issue. That was in august (precisely on the 30st).
The first time the phone came back to me in september (25th) saying it had been repaired. And guess what, it had not. Same issues. (I'll skip the part where I complained over phone and emailed them and basically they ignored / didn't get back to me, or refused to give me a replacement phone saying I'm not with the ripoff insurance company they had offered) Cheers for that!
So I sent it back for a second round with an A4 sheet describing the issue in details.
After waiting almost a month - again - I got my phone back (yesterday.. Oct 19th) with the engineer's comments: "Couldn't find the problem."
BUT! Surprisingly, all sensors worked! wow!
But my joy didn't last long, as after a few hours the test Failed again. I restarted the phone and it turned out that restarting the phone helps SOMETIMES temporarily, and that's only confusing because I would've thought that I'm facing a hardware issue. But if they SOMETIMES work it must be a software issue.
So I went ahead and downloaded the latest OFFICIAL firmware (XXEUEMI8) with 4.3 android. With this I'm not voiding the warranty and keep the binary counter on 0 just in case it has to go back again. (Oh yes, the phone hasn't been rooted. )
But no, didn't work. Still the same issues.
In the video here you see my latest factory reset and sensor tests.
Any ideas? Suggestions? Maybe someone with similar issues?
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