Samsung firmware update will fix sudden death issue with the Galaxy S III
There is no word on when Samsung will push out the update, but we're a strong believer in the theory that sudden death should be reserved for the NFL and NHL. Samsung spokeswoman Anne ter Braaky says that if you have a unit that is not working, take it to a Samsung repair center. While the motherboard is covered under the warranty, the firmware still needs to be updated.
If you are one of the unlucky ones whose Samsung Galaxy S III has crossed over, Samsung says not to worry, the company will take care of you.
source: Tweakers(translated) via AndroidAuthority
2. rusticguy posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:31 2 14
The article image is WISHFUL Thinking at best. Hope Apple's DND is active :)
5. Ninetysix posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:41 9 1
That bug will fix itself on Jan 7th.
A U T O M A T I C A L L Y
It's self aware bro.
19. PhoneArenaUser posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:26 0 0
Hm... and what if you for some reasons turn back the date in your phone, does bug will return? And then can we call this bug as fixed?
9. darkkjedii posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:51 5 6
This article isn't even about apple, and doesn't once mention apple. Why try to start a flame war dude.
20. rusticguy posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:49 0 1
Well i didn't like the article abstract image ... so that's the real source. At least source of flame wars shouldn't come from writers.
22. bigdawg23 posted on 02 Jan 2013, 20:31 0 2
People do it because people like to torch Apple for the DND meanwhile Android is apparently perfect. I own both a Gnote 1 and iPhone 5 so I can be open minded about both system flaws.
21. networkdood posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:58 1 0
did you check XDA for the fix, prior to Samsung's official fix? Many a times XDA has the fix first.
4. KazEmpire posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:40 7 0
Glad to hear its being solved.
it was keeping me from buying S3.
6. SleepingOz posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:46 7 0
if you don't mind the size, buy the GNOTE II instead.
11. KazEmpire posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:33 6 0
well i dont mind the size but i do mind the price.
12. jtmoney430 posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:05 3 0
I would love the GNote 2 instead of the S3. But I don't see anyone wanting to make that trade. So no biggie cause the S3 is still an extremely sweet phone.
7. bonsly16 posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:47 8 0
Nice gesture from Samsung and good for them to recognize the issue with their own firmware and find a solution.
8. darkkjedii posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:50 11 1
This just goes to show that no handset is perfect, kudos to Samsung for taking care of the issues.
13. darac posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:15 3 2
Oh sweet.. now I can get back to enjoying my S3 in peace.
Samsung will take care of you my precious, yeeesss it will.. we love Samsung, yeeesss we do..
14. cripton805 posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:41 2 0
At least they fixed it and all it took was an update. Nothing wrong with the hardware.
15. duwiegeneral posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:56 1 5
this sudden death bug is the worse i ave ever heard and thats all u bias andrie's r so call adroid lover's can say????????? wat if it was the lumia's r iphones??
17. PhoneArenaUser posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:08 3 2
Which bug is wore, bug which can be fixed with update or bug which can't be fixed with update?
At least they don't say "You're holding it wrong!"...
23. samsungapple posted on 02 Jan 2013, 20:44 0 5
at least samsung cares about their customers unlike apple.....
25. chaoticrazor posted on 02 Jan 2013, 21:18 5 2
mate get you head out your ass, no company cares. if they can find a way to squeeze cash out of you while keeping you in the mindset that they care they will.
they didnt do this fix for you, they did it to retrieve there image and keep people from switching to competition. if they had left this then there reputation would decline and someone else would be there to pick up those who want to switch
all about money so again head remove it from ass please
26. darkskoliro posted on 02 Jan 2013, 22:17 1 1
Lots of people are still being affected by it nevertheless....
27. tanim posted on 03 Jan 2013, 00:56 0 0
Anyone having slow charging issue when upgraded to JB 4.1.1?
28. loken posted on 03 Jan 2013, 04:51 0 0
my dads phone has it.. it dosent charge it decharges..
29. tanim posted on 03 Jan 2013, 06:47 0 0
I've searched and found a lot of people having the same issue. Too bad media is not picking it up
30. ryscott posted on 03 Jan 2013, 12:34 0 0
My sgs3 is still under the care of samsung service center in Thailand. Exactly January 01, 2013 my phone experienced a sudden death syndrome. so far almost of my colleague sgs3 phone are working well. They're also worried that they may experience the same thing. Good thing samsung still gives me hope. (my sgs3 just only 4 mo.old).
31. mariosraptor posted on 03 Jan 2013, 14:50 0 0
the best thing is that it is a SW bug. that means that hardware quality is top notch and has no competition.
so a sw update by them will fix it permanently. anybody that is afraid i just remind of a 2 year manufacturer warranty.
now that they have acknowledged it do not worry if you yor phone dies.
just take backups frequently.
32. SEFsung posted on 05 Jan 2013, 04:14 0 0
That's why I love Samsung, they don't blame their costumers' handling. ;)))
33. darac posted on 07 Jan 2013, 02:18 0 0
I got a 165MB software update yesterday.
And it just started automatically when I turned Wi-Fi on.
Is that it?