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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pmcma, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. pmcma

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    Hi - I'm new to these forums and was hoping someone could offer me some advice.

    Recenty the only way I can get my S3 mini to work correctly is if its connected to a power source. The device has started to power itself off whilst using it and then it tries to reboot many times unsuccessfully. It seems like it is caught in a restarting loop.

    A number of people have recommended I get a full software reset installed, I've used the Samsung Kies to update/reinstall the software but the issue still exists. I was wondering if I went down the route of flashing my fone would this resolve the issue? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
     

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    Sorry about the late answer, but I don't get around these parts much.
    Personally, I think that if the phone works fine when plugged in, then there is nothing wrong with your ROM, and that rooting and installing a different ROM would not fix the problem.
    The first thing *I* would check is to see if a new battery would fix it.
    If you know someone with the same phone, maybe you could borrow their battery for a few minutes just to see if your phone will boot properly. Otherwise try asking down at your local phone store.
     
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    Tested the battery using my sisters and it seemed to work so bought a battery from eBay and have been using the fone again for 3 days with no issues (fingers crossed!)
     
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    My s3 mini keeps on restarting until i plug in my charger. please help. im new. thanks.
     
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    My advice to u would be to try testing a new battery before leaving the fine in with a specialist to mend
     
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    was the battery completely dead? 0%?
     

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