September 29th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Device(s): Nexus 4, Galaxy S II,
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When I say failed memory, I mean physically damaged. Any electronic component has the potential to stop working and when memory goes it can either fail catastrophically (as in simply stops working) or begin to degrade slowly.
Can you put your phone in USB storage mode and copy your personal files (photos, music, etc.) off the phone and backup to a PC? If you can, then a reset is certainly worth trying.
One other question ... is your phone rooted? The reason I ask is that odd behavior can happen if you are running a version of Android not specifically compiled for your phone model.