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Samsung Galaxy S3 Sudden Death Issue Fix Coming

Edwin Kee

You must be down and out on your luck if you happen to be one of the very few who owns the generally reliable Samsung Galaxy S3 which so happens to experience a “sudden death” issue. This sudden death bug can be downright annoying, especially when you are talking halfway and engaged in an important conversation and the smartphone just dies out on you. Don’t worry though, just as a new year brings renewed hope, we have word that Samsung is about to roll out a fix for the sudden death issue “real soon”.


In fact, those who experienced the sudden death issue on their Galaxy S3 are said to have pointed their fingers at the device's flash memory which just like Saruman the White, ending up corrupt, and will begin to fail on a more regular basis - hence the random shut down occurences being more often. This slow but sure degeneration is said to last anywhere from 150 to 200 days before the smartphone "dies" permanently, where Samsung should then issue you a new handset - no questions asked.

Assuming the flash memory is to blame for failing the device, then a simple firmware fix should not do the trick as Samsung claimed. Perhaps there are different powers at work here, but whatever the case is, we do hope that it will be resolved in due time.

Hopefully this firmware that Tweakers claim is able to fix the entire random shutdown issue will be released sooner rather than later. Don't you think that affected Galaxy S3 owners would have had enough of their primary communications device die on them already?


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  • David H. Jan 4, 2013 Link

    Sorry, I'm not an expert on any electronics, but is it possible for the system to try writing or reading from the flash memory too quickly cause it to overheat and shut down or give read/write errors? Or does the file allocation have to change periodically or risk writing to the same sector over and over again causing it tof ail prematurely? I heard something about that with solid state drives, they change the location of storage sot he same sector isn't always used. Could it be something like that?