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Old October 18th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default S3 wont turn off, just keeps on restarting? Help !

Hi all,

I recently bought an S3 second hand. Originally the phone turned off no problem.

Now when I turn off the phone using the button at the side and the on screen 'Power off' command, it just restarts every time. I have also tried holding the power off button down at the side but still the same result?

The only program I have installed recently is Light Flow Lite. I have disabled and uninstalled this and it has made no difference.

Can anyone please help resolve this issue?

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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried pulling the battery yet?
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Hi, tried that too, that turns it off lol but its still the same when I put the battery back in.

Thought about doing a complete reset using power off + volume up + home key but really dont want to be reinstalling everything!

I wonder if the jelly bean update will make any difference?
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Hi all,

I recently bought an S3 second hand. Originally the phone turned off no problem.

Now when I turn off the phone using the button at the side and the on screen 'Power off' command, it just restarts every time. I have also tried holding the power off button down at the side but still the same result?

The only program I have installed recently is Light Flow Lite. I have disabled and uninstalled this and it has made no difference.

Can anyone please help resolve this issue?
Mine does the same, I have it in a tight fitting case and wondered if that was the problem
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Old October 19th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a standard factory case, tried it without the case, still the same.

Been to mobile phone shop today and he said it could be a virus or glitch with android?

Can anyone else help??
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I have exactly same problem on my rooted s3. Tried messing with batteries and case and several phone experts unable to solve.
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Mine started doing that about a month ago, I bought it in June and was turning off initially.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I recently bought an S3 second hand. Originally the phone turned off no problem.

Now when I turn off the phone using the button at the side and the on screen 'Power off' command, it just restarts every time. I have also tried holding the power off button down at the side but still the same result?

The only program I have installed recently is Light Flow Lite. I have disabled and uninstalled this and it has made no difference.

Can anyone please help resolve this issue?
Something changed in your bootloader code. The problem with LightFlow is that unless you use something like titanium backup to completely erase everything, it stays on your phone. You aren't the first person to have issues with Light Flow.

Unfortunately you aren't rooted and don't have CWM or TWRP installed and no Nandroid backup. Restore is your best option imo.
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I never really turn my phone off anyway but thats no help.
Sounds like (as above) a factory reset case unless u wana just pull the battery whenever u wana put your pride n joy in a coma.

Ps, holding the power button til it reboots is a soft reset, its normal for it to reboot

Although i like the dev', id only recommend light flow to international users....
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