Growing pains – the Galaxy S8 starts acting up with random restarts
by Luis D. / Apr 29, 2017, 6:17 PM
One by one, the Galaxy S8's growing pains are becoming evident. The red screen tint and Wi-Fi connectivity issues that bothered users have been extensively documented and already taken care of by Samsung with an update that recently began making the rounds. However, several Reddit users complain about their brand new handsets self-restarting for no apparent reason.
In some cases, the issue is compounded by an overall system slowdown with excessive CPU load. The restarts continue to happen when using the phone in safe mode, and even after a complete restore. One user had their smartphone lock up to a black screen, with a hard reset being the only solution. The problem affects S8 units on AT&T and Verizon, possibly other US and global carriers.
Samsung is probably aware of the issues now, but is yet to publish any guidance or response. We'll have to wait and see if anything comes up. In the meantime, do not hesitate to get in touch with Samsung and contact your carrier's customer support if your S8 or S8+ begin malfunctioning.
- Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
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Welcome to the LG boot-loop club. Shouldn't have moved to soft-keys, that might have been an omen...
posted on Apr 29, 2017, 6:20 PM 12
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please try to learn the difference between boot-loop and random restart... and it's not widespread problem, only 2-3 users say they had that problem..
posted on Apr 29, 2017, 7:44 PM 9
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I Don't know if you are trolling or naive, bootloops can be fixed if you know what to do, I had more than 4 bootloops on my lg g2 mini maybe because I rooted it and install some risky apps. I was fixing it by reading about it on XDA All you need is an application for Windows called "LG flash tool 2014" and phone drivers for Windows. For the ROM you can download it using a site called lgroms.., you enter your IMEI and it gives you the right ROM (Kdz file) To enable Download mode on my phone I was holding volume+ while connecting it to USB Check XDA to see detailed instructions for your phone
posted on Apr 30, 2017, 4:00 AM 0
Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013
This problem is from since at least the S5. It is the battery not having enough power to hold the power hungry CPU. The reboot will generally arrive when the battery discharge at less than 70%. This is pathetic that Samsung never fixed this issue since - at least the S5.
posted on Apr 30, 2017, 8:30 AM 0
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This happened on any Samsung device in the past, why PA mentioned it now? Either way, Sammy fans deserve this
posted on Apr 29, 2017, 7:59 PM 8
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The mother of all gates. This is very bad.
posted on Apr 29, 2017, 6:39 PM 6
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I'd like to think that this is because of carriers tinkering too much with the gadget's software. So far, no restarting issues with my days old s8. We just have to wait for the coming weeks if this is indeed a big problem or just another inflated thing.
posted on Apr 30, 2017, 1:09 AM 1
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If I hear any more boot looping reports with the S80 within May...
posted on Apr 29, 2017, 6:46 PM 0
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Meh, software update.
posted on Apr 29, 2017, 7:35 PM 0
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Software has never been Samsung strength yet they still persists on bulking up on their bloatware. Just release a stock model with great hardware feature and stable system driver i am sure it would have been easier on them and their users.
posted on Apr 29, 2017, 11:51 PM 2
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posted on Apr 29, 2017, 7:58 PM 4
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