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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fleenio, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    Hi all,

    I have a samsung S3 which I upgraded to 4.3 about a couple of weeks ago, all was fine until yesterday. My phone woukd just turn itself off and get stuck on the white samsung boot screen and keep looping until it sorted itself out or I pulled the battery out. I haved added any new apps since ive upgraded either.

    I had a look on the forums and one suggestion was to go into the safe mode and clear the cache partition which I did and I initially though my issue was fix but NO! Argh!!! (I couldnt find the thread again).

    Anyone got any other ideas? I only want to reset/restore as a last resort.
     


  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Sorry but i think a factory reset is whats needed man :-(
     
  3. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    Thanks. I thought as much. Will report back. Hopefully it resolves the issue.
     
  4. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    Lools lile a reset didnt fix the issue. Looks like im going to have to send it off for repair. Has anyone done this recently? Easier online or via phone?
     
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  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Bummer sorry man :(
    Ive never returned a phone but id start at the place you bought it. hopefully it just needs reflashed which takes minutes :thumbup:
     
  6. dmcjr22

    dmcjr22 Android Expert

    Exvuse my grammer uaing phone....you try flashing stock image on your phone via odin
    You get a copy from sammobile or xda, i had to flash stock lasr night on phone worked, also if u get stuck in boot loop after flashing like i did a factoey reset will resolve it
     
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  7. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    Thanks. Will try with the carphone warehoise first & see what they say. Will also email samsung for the heck of it too!!! Damn software.
     
  8. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    I have no idea how to do thaf. Id need a dumb blonde guide lol.
     
  9. dmcjr22

    dmcjr22 Android Expert

    Im at work when i get home if no one else helps you out ill walk ya through it very simple even a dumb blonde can do it 
     
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  10. dmcjr22

    dmcjr22 Android Expert

    here ya go check this link out [HOW-TO] The All-In-One Backup/Root/Flash Guide & Bootloader Support - [I747 & I747M] - xda-developers

    now the following is the part you need
    1. Download and run Odin on your PC
    2. Download the stock firmware for your device
    3. Boot into download mode and, when prompted with the warning, press Volume Up to continue. To access download mode, power down the phone and hold down the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons
    4. Connect the phone to PC via USB. Make sure you can see the highlight COM:ID box once the device is detected
    5. In the tickable option boxes, ensure
     
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  11. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    What version of s3 is it Flee? (what country are you in and what carrier)
    The guide posted above is the first thing a repair will try (reflashing) so if youre confident you could do it yourself and save some time :thumbup:
    EDIT youre a fellow Scot :-D so your phone model is GT-I9300 and since its from carphone warehouse itl be unbranded/unlocked so you wana flash UK 4.3 unbranded firmware for the GT-I9300 :beer:
     
  12. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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  13. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    100% correct! I stopped getting phoned from carriers as I hated the fact thaey were locked and had branded start up software! So you think I should put 4.3 back on it?
     
  14. dmcjr22

    dmcjr22 Android Expert

    From the recent threads about 4.3 ppl complaining i say no and if you want to root its a big fat NO....the video you can youtube and post link here
     
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  15. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    Daft question but it is poosible to go back to the old software?

    I will upload video after my dinner then try the software thingy!
     
  16. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    OMG!!! How flaming annoying and what a nuisance it is to get a sodding file from that sammobile website the via that tera site!!! RRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRR!!! Rant over!

    :eek: especially narky after a 5.5 hour drive home from england!
     
  17. dmcjr22

    dmcjr22 Android Expert

    use the link in thread i sent you actually if you click on link stock firware of the instruction post you can get it
     
  18. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    I had a look i must have missed it. Will look again! Thanks :eek:

    heres the youtube link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxv3NEF1CZU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    excuse all the different accents and background noise, i grabbed the camera as soon as the phone did it - i didnt think telling everyone to shut up was appropriate lol
     
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  19. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    If you were on 4.3 then DONT flash anything earlier or youll probably kill the phone lol :)
     
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  20. dmcjr22

    dmcjr22 Android Expert

    funky even if he does what i suggested flashing stock via odin will kill phone?
     
  21. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    Its due getting a manual kill ha!

    I have just noticed your location (now im on the laptop) fellow buddy I see :p
     
  22. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    Ive tried a few links and they keep saying the URL is broken or invalid the user may have removed the file. Think im going to give up for tonight - have stuck my sim in an old Nokia N73 (yuck) and will pop into carphone warehouse on way home from work, and hopefully i also hear back from samsung too.

    Thanks for all your help guys :eek:
     
  23. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Ur in Paisley? Where abouts pal?
    Dont worry we'l get this fixed eventually :)
     
  24. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    From everything ive read mate yeah :thumbup:
     
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  25. fleenio

    fleenio Newbie
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    Just off station road (millarston area - i think that's what they call it lol) you? Im an interlouper though, originally Ayrshire.
     

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