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    Default HELP! ive broke my phone!

    ok ok i sideloaded a cracked app from a free source to test the battery drain so please no "told ya so" posts
    now my screen will only stay on from between a split second to 2seconds.
    i THINK i managed to uninstall the app but problem persists.
    whats my next option before *cringe* factory reset?
    (unrootod s3, lockscreen works but only opens home for a flash)
    thanks in advance
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    i can understand a lack of sympathy but was testing the apps battery usage for a friend as praystore refund policy doesnt really allow for that and if i liked it, i WOULD have bought it!
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    Quite a pickle you're in, friend! Probably a dumb question, but did you try rebooting your phone?

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    You could try a soft reset first. Just hold the power button in until the phone reboots. Good luck!
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    thanks. did both. cant even seem to get into Safe Mode can still recieve text. really dont wana factury reset coz havent backed app settings to my new sd and my girl formatted the old one lol.... maybe a reset would be ok... ill do a Kies backup
    any more help would be worth a bj lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ansextra View Post
    You could try a soft reset first. Just hold the power button in until the phone reboots. Good luck!
    soft reset as you described it kept the screen on for much longer mate ....
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    Oh boy! Are you able to access Menu>System settings>Security?
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    right soft reset keeps the phone on until i turn screen off then its back to square one... so what do i uninstall to fix it?

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    think so mate, gota soft reset again, why? @Ricky

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    think so mate, gota soft reset again, why?

    wheres system settings? do u mean "securiyy and lock settings" mate? @Ricky
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    Go there and tell me what is listed:
    Menu>System settings>Security>Device Administrators
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    yeah got device admin mate, its both my security apps (avast and android lost). just ran AVG and it says im protected?
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    Does not seem like anything there is abnormal. I would suggest to err on the safe side and do a factory reset at this point. I know that is not what you wanted to hear, but the fact that your text is working is a major concern as "pirated apps" are known for utilizing this to extract revenue. I would do it as soon as possible.
    That is the only way you will be sure that your phone is rid of any Trojan/Malware.
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    think ur right mate. im actualy using the phone now. even Zoner found no viruses. at least i should be able to back up my launcher and go sms settings 1st.
    thanks mate

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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    ps my txts are part of a pre-pay package which has no credit in it so that doesnt worry me but dont wanna soft reset the phone every time i use it lol. ill do a kies back up n then bite the bullet... big lesson learned lol its the 1st time ive been bitten by pirated app

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    will the s3 auto download my installed apps after reset? im unrooted and usin mybackup pro to save em online as it doesnt have ext' sd option but i doubt itl give me enough online storage.. any suggestions mate?
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    omg we'r still at letter A lol.... will kies back up my apps faster?
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    Why are you backing up your apps? They can all easily be re downloaded from the play store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Babalu View Post
    Why are you backing up your apps? They can all easily be re downloaded from the play store.
    Unless he's got paid apps that aren't paid for.....LOL.

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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    that and just because im lazy. its cool though, Go Backup backs up to ext sd

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    On my tbolt mybackup pro defaults to the external sd. They are in the rerware folder.

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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    lmfao. after all that, i tried turning screen off/on before reseting and somehow its fixed itself!!!
    no part of my logical brain can understand that but my girl would call it "luck" lol thanks everyone xx
    special big-up to ma man Ricky... i owe u dude

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    lmfao. after all that, i tried turning screen off/on before reseting and somehow its fixed itself!!!
    no part of my logical brain can understand that but my girl would call it "luck" lol thanks everyone xx
    special big-up to ma man Ricky... i owe u dude

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    I believe the reward was a free bj

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    lmao it may be in writing but we didnt shake on it mate

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    you gotta suck it, all you have in this world are your balls and your word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    lmao it may be in writing but we didnt shake on it mate

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    I think u owe the man a bj

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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    dammit ok.... but im not shaving 1st

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    Default Re: HELP! ive broke my phone!

    Hahahaha
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    I call seconds

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
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