Take the 2-minute tour ×
Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a 16GB International Galaxy S3 (XEF) running the latest firmware, 4.1.2 (yes, the Premium Suite update, I was thinking that this would've fixed it but it seems not) with baseband XXELKB.

Over the last week and a half, I've noticed my phone randomly freezing and/or restarting itself. I investigated further. At first, I thought it was to do with apps on the device, so I started recklessly uninstalling apps, to the point where I factory reset the device. No dice. Even with not a single non-stock app installed, it still managed to randomly freeze after a few hours of use.

I went googling and discovered that my device is likely suffering from Sudden Death Syndrome, and I'm willing to think maybe I have that. Went through XDA forums, and found eMMC Check. According to that app, I have the affected 'insane' chip.

There's a few quirks that I have, however:

  1. Is this consistent with the Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) that people are reporting?
  2. Wasn't this bug supposedly fixed with the Premium Suite update?
  3. How do I go about fixing this, for someone who has never rooted/flashed a Android device before?
  4. How do I go back to stock firmware/kernel after it has been fixed by Samsung?

Any help, even if it doesn't solve my issue, will be much appreciated. Cheers in advance.

share|improve this question
    
is there any problem until know? –  user33987 May 14 '13 at 14:23
add comment

2 Answers

update your phone to the firmware I9300XXELLA and check through "exynos" if your device is affected or not affected, it will tell you.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Do this:

  • Type *#0011# on your dialer to go into Service Mode.
  • From there, go to Settings by pressing the left hard key
  • Navigate to wifi and turn off power setting mode.

This solved the problem for me.

However if you turn your phone off and again, the procedure will have to be repeated on each restart as its temporary.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.