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Samsung firmware update will fix sudden death issue with the Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena 02 Jan 2013, 16:25 posted on

The problem that some users of the Samsung Galaxy S III have had with their phone suddenly kicking the bucket, will soon be fixed thanks to a firmware update from the Korean handset manufacturer; some owners of the flagship device have experienced the sad death of the device 150 to 200 days after activation...

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posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:29 15

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1578; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Good to hear. Good job Samsung!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:31 2

2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


The article image is WISHFUL Thinking at best. Hope Apple's DND is active :)

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:41 9

5. Ninetysix (Posts: 1578; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


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.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:26

19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


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?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:51 5

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 11164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This article isn't even about apple, and doesn't once mention apple. Why try to start a flame war dude.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:49

20. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


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.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 20:31

22. bigdawg23 (Posts: 366; Member since: 25 May 2011)


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.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:32 9

3. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


Too late samsung i sold my s3 a month ago!!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:58 1

21. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


did you check XDA for the fix, prior to Samsung's official fix? Many a times XDA has the fix first.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 21:16 4

24. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


obviously you don't own one.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:40 7

4. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


Glad to hear its being solved.
it was keeping me from buying S3.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:46 7

6. SleepingOz (unregistered)


if you don't mind the size, buy the GNOTE II instead.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:33 6

11. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


well i dont mind the size but i do mind the price.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:05 3

12. jtmoney430 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


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.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:47 8

7. bonsly16 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Nice gesture from Samsung and good for them to recognize the issue with their own firmware and find a solution.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:50 11

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This just goes to show that no handset is perfect, kudos to Samsung for taking care of the issues.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:07 2

10. ray77 (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Good Sammy boy

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:15 3

13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


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..
*Gollum grin*

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:41 2

14. cripton805 (Posts: 920; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


At least they fixed it and all it took was an update. Nothing wrong with the hardware.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:56 1

15. duwiegeneral (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


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??

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:08 3

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


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!"...

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:17 1

18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


worse*

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:02 2

16. shuaibhere (Posts: 1428; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Even the rooted units?????
Kudos sammy!!!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 20:44

23. samsungapple (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Sep 2012)


at least samsung cares about their customers unlike apple.....

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 21:18 5

25. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


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

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 22:17 1

26. darkskoliro (Posts: 969; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Lots of people are still being affected by it nevertheless....
http://www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-s3-sudden-death-issue-corrected-official-samsung-firmware-update-143834/

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 00:56

27. tanim (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Anyone having slow charging issue when upgraded to JB 4.1.1?

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 04:51

28. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


my dads phone has it.. it dosent charge it decharges..

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 06:47

29. tanim (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


I've searched and found a lot of people having the same issue. Too bad media is not picking it up

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 12:34

30. ryscott (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


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).

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 14:50

31. mariosraptor (Posts: 109; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


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.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 04:14

32. SEFsung (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


That's why I love Samsung, they don't blame their costumers' handling. ;)))

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 02:18

33. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I got a 165MB software update yesterday.
"Stability improvements"
And it just started automatically when I turned Wi-Fi on.

Is that it?

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