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 View Poll Results: Have you experienced Unsual Permanant or partial freezes on you Galaxy S3 GT-I9300?

Yes, Permanant freezes.
 
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Yes, Partial (Sometimes) freezes.
 
801 Vote(s)
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No,i don't experience any freezes.
 
171 Vote(s)
10.06%
Yes, but due to mods i installed.
 
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Yes, but due to unknown reasons.
 
112 Vote(s)
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**Ultimate Galaxy S3 Unusual Freezing Thread**

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10th July 2016, 04:46 PM |#1151  
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Hello,

After some good years, freeze appears on my S3 i9300 with bootloop

Following advice of LKHN, i have restore my phone to stock rom, root it and install TWRP
I was able to start TWRP one time then everytime I freeze on TWRP splash screen and phone reboot.
If I let my phone start on stock rom, it freeze and reboot on the first screen where you have to choose language

I have buy a new battery but problem are still present

Do you have an idea ?
 
 
30th April 2017, 07:47 AM |#1152  
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i am using linage os 7.1.2 with twrp 3+, but freezing display, and heat too much, idk why?
21st May 2017, 06:30 PM |#1153  
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My S3 was freezing all time, I've tried different roms and all systems I've read online and nothing. After one year no use at all I've installed the rom I9300XXUGPE1_I9300AMNGPF1_I9300BVUGNB2_HOME.tar.md 5 spanish one from Orange, the last one, and ALL PERFECT. Im so surprised, no freezes anymore for some months.
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23rd December 2017, 12:13 PM |#1154  
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Lightbulb S3 Black Screen Freezing Fix - Sudden Death Syndrome
Thank you @nhariamine for this thread and your post #1.

I suddenly got some daily black screen freezing problems more & more when running a custom NeatRomLite Samsung based 4.3 ROM on my S3 i9300 after years of using it without any problems & that's what got me to try the Official LineageOS 14.1 S3 i9300 ROM 5 weeks 5 months ago.

I also got some freezing problems with that firmware after a messy first Lineage install so right after booting in a new clean LineageOS install I ran this sequence 4 times to try to fix the random freezing problem as recommended by several S3 users in this thread:
  1. Dummy file Generator > Internal memory > (keep file size default) Generate dummy files until Storage is full. The app may seem to freeze because of damaged memory blocks before reaching 100% full so wait 10 minutes and if it does not get unstock hit Cancel and run it again & it will get higher the next time you do it.
  2. Delete all the dummy files. Close the app.
  3. Run Trimmer (helps to restore NAND Chips performance, requires ROOT).
  4. Repeat both apps 4 times. (screenshots)
Read the 2 apps reviews by S3 users.

I also replaced my broken plastic power button jammed in the depress position & bought a new OEM USB cable as it was also freezing when charging. No more freezing since a couple of weeks 5 months.

For those who want to check if their S3 i300 have the defective memory chip see this post with different methods: S3 i9300 eMMC Chip Check
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10th January 2018, 08:11 PM |#1155  
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This thread is mentioned in a 34C3 talk on the freezing issue. If you are interested in GS3 and eMMC hacking you will love this talk. Oran Avraham gives great history, explanations and hacking details on this problem.

Talk: 34C3 - eMMC hacking, or: how I fixed long-dead Galaxy S3 phones.
https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-8784-emm...laxy_s3_phones

Original youtube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrsJvlij6V4

Improved audio link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY7OlY0OW2Q
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25th March 2018, 08:03 AM |#1156  
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I have run the process 4-5 times .. now after running emmc chip test.. it says the emmc test is passed.. is the issue resolved..
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25th March 2018, 06:37 PM |#1157  
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I have run the process 4-5 times .. now after running emmc chip test.. it says the emmc test is passed.. is the issue resolved..

Update:
Now I had rooted, installed twrp 3.2.1 flashed los 14.1 after the previous update.
Im using a custom ROM on my i9300 buttery smooth and flawless..
Thanks for @curiousrom to support me.
Still not rooted .. Soon I'll had to adopt for daily use since its my daily driver until I buy new one for me..
2nd April 2018, 06:00 PM |#1158  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by greglarson

This thread is mentioned in a 34C3 talk on the freezing issue. If you are interested in GS3 and eMMC hacking you will love this talk. Oran Avraham gives great history, explanations and hacking details on this problem.

Talk: 34C3 - eMMC hacking, or: how I fixed long-dead Galaxy S3 phones.
https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-8784-emm...laxy_s3_phones

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He speaks about eMMC firmware version 0xF7. Where I can find it?
3rd May 2018, 12:51 PM |#1159  
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He speaks about eMMC firmware version 0xF7. Where I can find it?

U can find emmc check apps in play store.. Jus instal it and find the ur device is defective or not?
The methods work well dfg and trimmer
3rd May 2018, 09:45 PM |#1160  
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U can find emmc check apps in play store.. Jus instal it and find the ur device is defective or not?
The methods work well dfg and trimmer

I already know that I have F1 firmware. I'm searching for F7 bin to flash.
29th May 2018, 04:42 AM |#1161  
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I already know that I have F1 firmware. I'm searching for F7 bin to flash.

I am looking for the 0xf7 firmware too. Someone with a chip with an F7 firmware should extract the it and donate it to us.
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