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Old September 27th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I've just bought a Galaxy S3 which I had upgraded by the parallel importer to Jellybean 4.1. All works fine except that when I do any of the following the screen goes blank / black:
  • drag an item around the home screen;e.g. hold down an app icon and try to reposition it. Screen goes back to normal after a second or so
  • open certain applications;e.g. when I open the Klondike game, it briefly shows the splash screen then goes black. I can press return to get back to the homescreen
  • try to make a video call in Skype; call continues but screen goes black. Goes back to normal when I press the return button
Not sure if its an Android OS or hardware problem. Anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions?

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Wellington, NZ

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Old September 28th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum Beatnink.

Did you wipe your phone after upgrading from ics? It could be caused with leftovers of the old firmware interfering with the new.
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Welcome to the forum Beatnink.

Did you wipe your phone after upgrading from ics? It could be caused with leftovers of the old firmware interfering with the new.
I had the phone upgraded to Android Jellybean by the company that I bought it from. Perhaps a case of reinstalling it all? In which case, any tips / links for how to do this in the most easy way? And is it worth installing the official release or continue with a root (if that's the right phrase? I'm a newby to this)
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Could you go into settings, about device and tell me what it says under build number please
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Could you go into settings, about device and tell me what it says under build number please
Build number shown is JR003C.I9300XXDLH6
Model number is GT-I9300
Android version is 4.1.1
Kernel version is 3.0.31-61691

Thanks for your help! Really appreciated..
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That firmware is a leaked version so it will contain bugs. I'd recommended updating to the official release
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1646610&highlight=official+firmwa re

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That firmware is a leaked version so it will contain bugs. I'd recommended updating to the official release
[Stock Official Firmwares] I9300XXDLIB (4.1.1) - Poland (XEO) [24-09-12] - xda-developers

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Sounds like a good suggestion. Does it matter what the region + country is for the stock official firmware listed on the xda-developers.com site? Thanks again.
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Nah. The country doesn't matter, all firmware for the i9300 will be compatible with every i9300.
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That firmware is a leaked version so it will contain bugs. I'd recommended updating to the official release
[Stock Official Firmwares] I9300XXDLIB (4.1.1) - Poland (XEO) [24-09-12] - xda-developers

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A belated update. I haven't flashed my phone to the official firmware yet. I was about to return it to the web store I bought it for, for them to fix it under warranty. I had another go at resetting the phone first. This time I didn't get the screen problems, and I'm starting to suspect that Go-Launcher EX may have had a hand in it. I'll contact the developer to see if it is a known problem. But thanks for the help, suggestions so far!
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The webstore I bought the phone from has updated the firmware and so far I haven't encountered the problem again. So hopefully end of the problem.

The new firmware is
Version = 4.1.1
Baseband version = I9300XXLH1
Kernel_version = 3.0.31-41218
Build number = JR003C
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