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    AAArrrggghhhh!! My SIII Bricked

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    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.

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    Nice! Rooted?
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    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.
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    Next day air...I think I'd wait on the spankin new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    Nice! Rooted?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    Yeah that sucks. I would be having a hissy fit!
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    Well, it ended up ok. I finally got a good SIII with Android 4.3 and it seems like it's dependable. It's actually a little bit faster than the original one I had.

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    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)

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    I think it is devise related. My S2 was still cruising right along when I placed it in the retirement drawer pushing 2 years of service. Never had a bit of trouble with it that I didn't create myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaMag View Post
    I think it is devise related. My S2 was still cruising right along when I placed it in the retirement drawer pushing 2 years of service. Never had a bit of trouble with it that I didn't create myself
    Yes! My S3 has worked about 1 year and nerver have a bit of trouble. But now i want to change a new one

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    Welcome to PinStack Ledia! I hope you enjoy our company.
    So, what "new one" are you thinking about?
    Let us know, and your reasons too.

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    The "new one" is galaxy note 3, came to market last year.
    I like its big screen. that's why i do not choose the Appl.

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    Good luck with the Note 3. It's a great smartphone.
    Enjoy it and let us know when you have it.

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