Well my Samsung Galaxy S3 just suddenly stopped working today! It just froze up in the start screen, and would go no further. A couple of battery pulls, no change. So I took it over to T-Mobile and was informed that it is still under warranty! I've had it for 11 months so I was surprised to find out that the replacement warranty is for a year. So a new one will be sent next-day air (I'll get it Monday) and then I'll send the old one back. T-Mobile was very helpful.
Should have used recovery and factory reset.
Think its power+home+volume up...or down.
Stock recovery should allow a factory reset. You'd lose everything though.
If rooted boot to recovery and wipe davilik and cache.
That won't erase everything.
Or wait for replacement.
Tried all that - then the guy at Tmo tried all that - still nothing.
I didn't lose any data, however. Everything was synced and/or backed up. When I put the SIM in the new one and fire it, I'll be back to normal within a half-hour. All my data work for the three days I have the Loaner I can do on the Nexus 7 over WiFi. I'm sad that the SIII only lasted 11 months, but happy that T-Mobile is easy to work with, and I'll have the same model phone back in a couple of days.
The replacement phone does not work either. And now they're backordered - they do not know when they will be able to send a replacement for this second dud. They refuse to send an alternate (different brand or model - it has to be an S3 or nothing). So I'm stuck without my phone for who knows how long? Additionally, they don't sound like they care. I was a Tmo customer for 11 (eleven) years and paid every bill on time - as soon as I can I'm jumping ship.
Bricked a phone without rooting it, pure genius on Samsungs side.
But seriously, 11 months isn't that long for a Droid...a Droid should at least be 14-17 months old to start giving problems...mine is already in the "random phoning phase" even though there is no sim card in it (you see it flick on to the dialing screen and then end the call)...factory reset fixed that right up. I believe Androids do age...some much faster than others. My battery life is where I'm suffering right now. No factory reset will fix that.
But glad you got it sorted and even better...a shining new device.
On a side note...isn't a warranty 2 years ? That's what I got with Virgin RSA (my carrier)