Sorry to hear that it didn't work for you :(
I'm not saying the battery is faulty in any way - however removing the battery and letting the phone power drain completely seems to stop whatever process is running under the buggy 4.3 long enough f...
I've read all sorts of things about this problem since I updated and got hit. I have too much app data to lose by trying the factory restore (which by all accounts shouldn't change anything anyway since you'd still be stuck with 4.3)
I finally ...
I just wrote up a huge post and lost it all :crying:
Basically I followed your sintructions step by step and it worked!
I'd never done a FULL format before - that takes hours! I'm guessing this might have been the main issue.
I'll play ar...