Sorry, can't do that. Cause of high air humidity my humidity indicator is already a little soaked. Cause of the warranty-repair reports in out local forums I am not sure if I would get warranty. I think theres a fair chance, that they would deny my warranty. Cause of that I don't want to take any extra risk. I am on unrooted stock at the moment, cause of that.
In our local forum we get some reports about a rising count of locks and restarts on S3's in the last time. Some like my freeze.
It also seems that after a while this problems gets better and even disappear completely.
Cause of that I am thinking, if it could be, that the fix maybe locks the eMMC if it finds a bad data structure, then this locks maybe could bring a phone-freeze (already stated that), and in the same time it repairs the data structure in this block with the bad data structure.
At least this would explain some rising count of freezes with the fix and the point, that the freezes become less and less over time.
I have no idea if it's that way, I just wanted to post it as theory to think about.
BTW, do you think when the watchdog restarts the eMMC that it goes that fast that the phone isn't affected?
I mean if it really is the case that the fix trades data corruption for eMMC survival, it would make sense to see freezes... but depending on what data is affected, they should only be treatable by reinstalling the affected app or deleting its data/cache.
for all we know the error condition where the eMMC dies is quite rare, since most devices have been used for month before they passed away. So under the assumption that the error condition appears randomly and that there is a chance of data corruption every time the condition appears with fixed kernel, we could expect to see freezes and other problems some time after the fix was applied. So that would explain the raising number of freezes reported. Furthermore I'd assume that people getting freezes would try to do something about it, like reinstalling/deleting apps wiping caches and/or data... or even reflashing, thus repairing the corrupted data. So freezes would disappear.
Wait, doesn't most evidence point to the fact that the error condition does NOT appear in a random fashion, since there were no cases in the beginning, and then a lot all of a sudden? Well, it might be that this is just the way we perceive the issue. Maybe there were cases before, but they weren't reported... phones died, people sent them in, got new ones and went on with their lives. But after some time the issue got known... bloggers wrote about it... and so on... people realized their phones died because of a wider problem... voila, steep raise in reported cases. Also the number of dying S3s would simply rise by a rising number of overall S3s, I mean Samsung kept selling phones, right?
But even under the assumption the bug is related to wear-levelling and not random, here is another idea: I have no clue how the algorithms work, but maybe it uses some sort of pseudo-random data to do whatever, with the same seed on all eMMCs... and thus all of them go through the same series of numbers. And now imagine the error condition is only triggered by a specific number or number set (say someone screwed up a boundary condition). Under this theory the error condition wouldn't appear randomly, but after a certain amount of write ops (or something).
Another question I asked myself is: shouldn't there be cases were data corruption does damage beyond all repair except for reflashing?
Well, it might be, but it seems reasonable to assume that it is a lot less likely than user-data corruption, since most critical files on the phone shouldn't be opened writeable (or are on a read-only mounted partition in the first place), hence shouldn't be affected by ****-ups during writes.
Like the previous poster I want to add that this is most likely all bull****... but it is what came to my mind looking for a theory that supports the data we got.