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[Q] S3 device status detected as "modified" after JB update yesterday night.

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12th December 2012, 01:39 PM   |  #21  
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I got the "modified" status again...
And now I know exactly why... but I don't have a solution.

It looks like that there is some kind of process scanning the microSDXC card when the phone is booting (the process that scans the card to make sure the state is ok)... and I'm getting the "modified" status right after that this process has finished his job.

If I remove the card before booting the phone... and insert it when the phone has finished booting... the "normal" status will be shown.

And I'm not the only one with this problem... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1810450&page=2 (I just found this thread)

Now is there a way to get in touch with Samsung to eventually get this problem fixed?
19th December 2012, 04:41 AM   |  #22  
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AhhhA! Same issue here. I format the phone, wipe data, wipe cache and install official ROM many times. The Device Status still saying "Modified" in About.
But it is saying Official in Download mode.

Just wiped it again and still the same. Did what you said by removing memory card out and voila it is now say "Device Status: Normal".


F*******K! Costing me 3hours for nothing. lol.

Now I know why.
19th December 2012, 02:33 PM   |  #23  
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Originally Posted by maxximuscool

AhhhA! Same issue here. I format the phone, wipe data, wipe cache and install official ROM many times. The Device Status still saying "Modified" in About.
But it is saying Official in Download mode.

Just wiped it again and still the same. Did what you said by removing memory card out and voila it is now say "Device Status: Normal".


F*******K! Costing me 3hours for nothing. lol.

Now I know why.

and by the way, don't loose your time with Samsung email or chat support... they will tell you to try everything that you already did... and at the end, they will tell you to call to contact their advanced technical support.
I might try this... but this is frustrating when the phone is supposed to fully support 64GB card.

do you have a 64GB full of files too?
19th December 2012, 11:38 PM   |  #24  
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Originally Posted by zadigre

and by the way, don't loose your time with Samsung email or chat support... they will tell you to try everything that you already did... and at the end, they will tell you to call to contact their advanced technical support.
I might try this... but this is frustrating when the phone is supposed to fully support 64GB card.

do you have a 64GB full of files too?


Yeah my MicroSD card is SanDisk 64GB Class10 and it is working properly. I have no issues with memory card support at all. I'm currently using Poland firmware 4.1.2. Rooted and operational.
2nd January 2013, 03:42 PM   |  #25  
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I contacted with some Samsung support centers and they said that factory reset after OTA update will fix the issue. I've also tried everything, flashed official rom, performed factory reset, removed sd card etc. etc. like most of you. None of them helped but this factory reset after OTA method REALLY works.

Steps I did are:
- Downloading OTA update and applying it,
- Performing factory reset and formatting sd card in options menu,
- Restarting in Recovery mode and performing wipe data and cache.

I did it a couple weeks ago and waited a while to share in here. During this time, I restarted the device several times, plugged/unplugged sd, install/remove apps etc. And now it's still in "Normal" and never changed to "Modified" even 1 time (thank god, finally). Btw I'm also using 64gb sd and there are several musics, videos and images in it.

The strange thing is, they said: "We recommend all our customers to perform factory reset after each OTA update". Yeah, it sounds really stupid. We hope they find a permanent solution asap because its nonsense to loose datas that cannot be saved without root access after every update.
2nd January 2013, 05:51 PM   |  #26  
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I already tried this... It worked at first... But after filling my microSDXC card with music files, my phone crashed for some reason... I had reformat the card in my computer... But after putting the card in the phone and filling it again, I got the same "modified" problem.

The solution I'm "using" right now, is putting the same amount of files that I would be able to put on a 32GB card... It's the only solution that will work 100% of the time.

Right now, how much files do you have on your card?
If you fill it with a lot of 5-10mb files, you will probably get the problem again.
3rd January 2013, 01:56 AM   |  #27  
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Currently a Samsung class10 64gb microSDXC is plugged in my device. There are hundreds of mp3s, almost 50 avi videos, almost 100 pictures and a couple pdf files in it.

Storage menu in options says:
Total space 58.56GB,
Available 45.63GB.
3rd January 2013, 02:32 AM   |  #28  
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The problem is not the total space occupied by files... It's the number of files and folders on the card.

I also have a class 10 64GB microsdxc card.
I've done a lot of tests... I tried everything...
I can fill my card with big avi files... And the problem will never show up.

Right now, I have over 2200 folders/sub-folders and over 4400 files (mostly mp3, m4a and jpg album art )... Total of 26GB and it works fine. I can add some big avi files to fill the remaining space on the card and it will still work fine. But if I add some smaller files, it will eventually stop working at some point... Well before the card is full.
5th January 2013, 12:06 PM   |  #29  
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I had the same problem. My device had modified status after update. What i noticed is that stock internet browser was using sd card as default download destination. I chnaged the settings of internet browser so it would save files to phone memory. After that my device status chamged to normal. I dont know if thats the solution but it helped me.
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Originally Posted by AugisAugis

I had the same problem. My device had modified status after update. What i noticed is that stock internet browser was using sd card as default download destination. I chnaged the settings of internet browser so it would save files to phone memory. After that my device status chamged to normal. I dont know if thats the solution but it helped me.

Thanks for the tip... I tried it and it did not change anything for me...
The only solution so far is to reduce the number of files that I have on my microsdxc card.

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