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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by boboboi, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. boboboi

    boboboi Lurker
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    Hiya everyone.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, GT-I9300.

    Some months ago, which I think was after an upgrade, it stopped being able to connect to new wifi networks. It can still connect to the old saved ones (or rather the old SSIDs, so I can connect to e.g. McDonalds and open dlink routers all over the world.)

    Mostly this isn't a problem, as it can connect to all the networks I regulary use, but when I'm travelling or somewhere new, I can't connect to any. When I try, I succeed but then my phone restarts. In the beginning it restarted once and then I was connected, but now it will restart over and over again in a loop, and I will have to take the battery out, start it up again and then shut wifi off before it connects again.

    Anyone familiar with this problem, or have an idea to how to fix it?

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Seem to be the magic words when it comes to S3 bugs. Everyone seems to have different ones.
  3. boboboi

    boboboi Lurker
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    No one with a similar experience?
  4. vsanch24

    vsanch24 Well-Known Member

    I have heard doing a factory reset on the device cleans up a lot of the bugs after an OTA update on the S3. Yes this would mean reinstalling all your apps and settings, but those issues may be resolved with a fresh install of the 4.3.
  5. nandosandes

    nandosandes Lurker

    I have exactly the same problem! Any solution?
  6. boboboi

    boboboi Lurker
    Thread Starter

    For me it started working as normal again after a firmware update.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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