Originally Posted by furious d
I had the same problem after performing a software upgrade on my Galaxy s3 a couple of days ago.
I have fixed it by connecting my phone to Kies on my laptop and upgrading the phone's firmware.
I guess that the software upgrade expects the latest version of the firmware.
This didn't work for me :/ Neither did factory data reset, clearing cache etc.
I have the exact same issue with my Galaxy SIII as kempohaken and it also started after the I9300XXLFB update.
sycing contacts form gmail, facebook etc accounts in phonebook seems to be the problem but since I have bazillion contacts, manually unsyncing each and every one of them isn't the solution I'm looking for. Plus: it wasn't a problem before the update.
So anyone knows how to solve this issue otherwise than a) unsyncing all contacts' accounts b) waiting for a new android update?