Hello everyone, new guy here just joined to see if I could find/get some answers on some issues I've been having with my S3 as of late. Some back round on the phone. I purchased it from my ATT store back in December, upgrading from the HTC Inspire (much better phone IMO). Phone ran great for the longest time... First things I started to notice was the battery life started to dwindle down. When I got the phone I used the battery all the way down til dead, then charged it fully. Lasted a day or two with out needing a charge. Next thing I noticed was I needed to started deleting text messages that piled up from the same person. It would make my messaging run super slow! Then the phone stated to not run as fast... So I finally updated to the new version a few months back. No real complaints from the update. But the phone runs super slow when messaging, starting a new message or adding a photo to a message. I can now type almost a full message before it even pops up on the screen. Or when adding a photo to a message, I'll start typing the message and nothing at all will happen til I get half the message typed then it starts popping up half way through what I was saying. Battery life is down to about a half a day if I use the phone at all through out the day (and all I do is check FB, and my email, and randomly texting people). The phone it self has a little bit of lag but nothing to really complain about. Also, internet runs pretty good. Just my messaging is super slow. And, the last 3 months or so I've been going over my data usage allowed per month. When I first got the phone I wasn't even going near the limit, and I haven't changed anything, not doing anything different than I was then, and now I'm going over. I have a 2gb plan. Things I've searched/tried to do to make the phone faster... Resetting the phone Pulling the battery to reset the phone Tried different messaging key boards I have JuiceDefender downloaded and running... Didn't really seem really change much I keep text messages cleared or delete them after a few weeks. Hold the home key and get in to active apps, click end all. and then clear the memory. I usually do this like 4 times a day. My google play music was always running, even if I closed it, check it an hr later and it would be back up and running, so I uninstalled the app. Now that isn't open every time I check active apps. System storage says: 3.04/12.05 SD card storage says: 5.30/7.39 Running android version: 4.1.1 I'm sure there are things I'm forgetting that I tried. I just can't remember them. I'm just trying to see if theres something I'm missing, if the phone is messed up or if rooting it will actually fix my issues. Thanks in advance!