I have been following the issue of the Gmail boot loop problem since last autumn. For those unaware this was the fairly devastating (for some) issue that affected version 4.6. Google Groups It was months before version 4.7 was released and until that happened I simply refused to update my Galaxy S3. Version 4.7 (specifically 4.7.1) was supposed to remove the boot loop problem, but looking at the following Google forums thread that was linked on the above one, there were still a couple of people reporting a boot loop. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!searchin/gmail/4.7$20android/gmail/sUu2lCGbMoM/mDihJBAbH5MJ There is now an update to 4.7.2. When I updated to 4.7 I switched off the autosync option which was the root of the problem and I haven't dared to switch it back on yet. It's a pain, because I don't receive e-mails unless I physically open the Gmail app and drag down to sync, but it's a lot less hassle than the boot loop hell some people have had. So can anyone please tell me whether the boot loop problem really has been fixed? Or should I keep autosync switched off? Thanks all.