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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    I've had almost the same problem. But my phone never unfrozed. The only way I could unfreeze it was to long press the power button and restart the phone.
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Quote Originally Posted by Danistop View Post
    I've had almost the same problem. But my phone never unfrozed. The only way I could unfreeze it was to long press the power button and restart the phone.
    if it were a hardware problem what wld the symptoms be......
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Please Advice, i have S3 international 16G Plue
    just 2 weeks ago it started to freezing several time , i did all what u said before factory reset, take the battery out, put it in switch off the wireless, sd card out, put the phone in the oven and freezer
    i sent my phone to the warranty and i told them i did all the above but i received it back after 1 day and the report said reloaded the software and they tested and worked fine , i started to use my phone normally and it freeze several time again.
    the problem here this freez is random it means i dont know why it happening and when how i prove to them about this freezing ?
    im sure its hardware, and seams they just want to put hands off and dont replace the motherbord or replace the phone.
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Yo guys I had the same problem.. my S3 kept freezing and to get everything back to normal I had to pull out the battery and start it up again.

    Here's what I did and it worked: i searched for 'Dummy file generator' on the Play store, installed it and then opened it. After you open the application, just press on 'Generate(FULL)'. That thing will generate a lot of files that will make your phone run out of memory. If it doesn't make it run out of memory, then repeat the prices... press Generate(FULL) again. If the phone freezes during the process, just restart it. After your phone ran out of memory, start the 'Dummy file generator' and press 'Delete'. That thing will delete all the files it created and your memory goes back to normal. That worked for my phone and everything is ok now. Actually it freezed one or two times in 2 days, but not like it did before (:

    I hope this will help some of you guys (:
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Did you really put the phone in the oven and freezer )?
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    am Having the same problem, i bought my s3 before 8 months, 2 weeks ago it started to freeze for about 10 minutes and work again after that but the battery drops too much, so i returned my s3 to Samsung, and after i received a message from them (5 days later) that my phone is ready, at the same day after only a few hours from receiving it, the same problem occurred again ( freezing, restating and battery drop) it's now with Samsung again. still waiting
    am not an expert but i think it's a ram problem or maybe a virus.
    By the way my s3 is made in (Vietnam) i don't know if this has anything to do with the originality.
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Quote Originally Posted by neshan View Post
    this is what happening to my S3
    my phone is 1 month old(no warranty)
    yesterday my phone was fine but suddenly the home screen froze around 10pm and i'm having a hard tym with the phone since then. when the freezing starts the sound plays no more,i restart(even tried removing the battery and placed it again) it it works fine for few seconds BUT THE PROBLEM STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN.,i've factory reseted my phone thrice, but that din't fix it. I SAVED A FORTUNE TO BUY THE PHONE. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!




    my problem is similar as shown in the videos, Do anyone know the Fix for it.
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Freezing is justified.... closing down newly opened apps as well.... Problem is no page file such as Windows Operating System utilizes.... Its time for google to write one with their OS.... they're page filing apps on Google market.... research this topic
    First...... Most of these page filing apps ask for a clean sd card.... a soley dedicated sd card fir page filing..... I run a minimum of 100 apps from a booting start up.... apps close and crash..... slugginess and freezing is from running too much..... if using an sd card as page filing, make sure it is a class 10, where phon we will write 10 megs a second. ..... however, . reads much faster than this 10.... thank gawd, american variants has 2 megs of RAM..... yet, still insufficient..... remember page file, virtual memory
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    confirmed my phone has a motherboard issue.
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    I had the same problem with my S3 freezing and turning itself off.
    I found that if I turned off all LED notifications in the Display settings my S3 was back to normal, okay you lose visual flashing notification but you still have sound and notification in the display panel.
    Until Samsung supply a fix I can live with this set up.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Quote Originally Posted by neshan View Post
    confirmed my phone has a motherboard issue.
    me too today i got my mobile back from warranty and they changed my main bored
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    newbie here so pardon me. Does factory reset wipe out your Contacts, pictures and other personal files? My S3 freezes a few times a day, frustrating when u are waiting for a call!
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Can you please help me. My phone works with everything, but now the gallery isn't working. It will let me view every album besides the captured album. Please help!
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    I had this same freezing start a couple weeks ago- for some reason my evernote app wanted to keep authenticating and i coundnt log in. i uninstalled it.
    I also uninstalled look out scanner app , which was seeming to hijack everything.
    I made sure at least 700 mb are free on the phone, also removed some crappy freeware apps with ads and everything is top shape again.
    if you have a similar situation- try it out. totally fixed my issues.
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    I also have an S3 from US Cellular... they have replaced it already... the last four weeks I have been in for them to 'do work on it'... last week the tech told me this is a known problem with the phone and there is nothing they can do about it.. its a crap shoot as to when it will happen to the phone. Once it starts you can't fix it.. I've done everything from have them work on it to doing a factory reset.. its reboots itself at least once a day.... I drop calls all the time (which I have never had an issue with before).. basically their answer to fix this "buy a new phone".... I've had this phone about 9 months... I dont think I should have to buy a new phone... I think they should replace it at their cost... Very disappointed in the phone..
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Try these steps.
    1. Go to settings
    2. Open Application Manager
    3. Swipe to all applications
    4. Scroll down, and look for Touch Wiz, then open it.
    5. Tap on Clear Data.

    Worked for me.
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    I have had my S3 for close to a year now, really has never given me any problems what so ever. Only till last week or so, it suddenly started to freeze.. 1st i thought must be a program i must have installed, etc.. And i was on 4.1.2 for quite a few months,without any problems again, but everytime it freezed, i had to remove the bat off to get it restarted.. I did a factory reset, didnt work! i formatted the external mem card, didnt work! so on................ as most of you have done! My work needs my phone, for emergency calls! So last couple of days, i had just switched the mobile data off.. AND FOR MY SURPRISE THE PHONE HAS NOT FREEZED THE WHOLE DAY! Immediately i connected to a wifi or mobile data..few min browsing it freezes! So... i dont know how true this will be for most of you.. Dont know exacly what the problem is, but it works well as a phone without the net so far.. i might as well have a noka 3310!!!
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    I found out what the problems were.

    You need to go to "Settings"---->Application Manager------>All
    Then go to the very last on the bottom "Download Manager" and turn it "ON"
    So that it can update your applications.

    Then it will update your applications and this will fix a lot of compatibilities with your Operating System.

    This helped mine greatly and I hope it helps yours also!
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Hi

    i have the same problem as yours, samsung s3 and i bought it on august, 2012

    it keeps freezing every-time i turn on the phone and it wont work, i tried to clear data, delete some apps, and removing the battery.
    could you tell me what happen next or how did you fix it completely?
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Rudynomai,
    It's time for a Factory Reset.
    Be sure to sync your contacts and backup any data that you care about (call logs, SMS/MMS, etc) before doing the Factory Reset.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Okay, this is going to be kind of lengthy but stay with me.. I have the GS3, with the Next Launcher (Paid) on it. Usually on Facebook they have updates and Betas you can get to test out the new version that will be coming out, so I decided to get one of the new betas. I downloaded it, than it asked me which program to use to finish the installation, I don't remember the name of the one I picked but after I pressed it, the screen went black and all I could see was my notification bar at the top.. It stayed like that for awhile and I couldn't do anything, so I decided to take out the battery and restart it. Well.. After turning it back on, it stopped after the start up where the SAMSUNG logo pops up and it has the blue ray going in and out of the logo, it didn't freeze really, it just stayed at that point. I left the phone on to see if it would eventually start up later but it never did.. I soon started to look on the internet ways to undo freezes on the start up, I didn't know how else to word it. I soon began doing pretty much everything that I could do. I know probably resetting it back to factory settings will most likely fix the problem, but I don't want to have to do that unless that is the only thing I can do.. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be appreciated... OH! And if this helps... My phone is from Sprint, and I got it at BestBuy, which is where I hope to go take it back to see if anyone there knows what the problem is.
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    if u have the xxella baseband version try downloading the xxemc2 on your pc and update it. its an official update that should fix the bug causing the problem
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    I have same problem [samsung galaxy s3], but i delete all stuff from gallery, before i did that i put on my pc and all day is ok, no freezing. I'm on 4.1.2 root jelly bean..
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Thank you!, you are a genius.
    I've had this problem since 2 weeks and it has been very frustrating. I've tried everything. And there is no any app problem, you do not have to do a factory reset. The problem is LED notification. When you do a factory reset, or switch data off, or uninstall some apps, the phone works for a while just because you have less notifications. I turned off LED notifications an the problem's gone. Thanks. TURN OFF LED NOTIFICATIONS!!! (sorry about my English).



    Quote Originally Posted by mstraynor View Post
    I had the same problem with my S3 freezing and turning itself off.
    I found that if I turned off all LED notifications in the Display settings my S3 was back to normal, okay you lose visual flashing notification but you still have sound and notification in the display panel.
    Until Samsung supply a fix I can live with this set up.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    Default Re: Freezing problems on Samsung Galaxy S3

    Hi my phone started freezing every couple of days two weeks ago problem I have is three months ago I dropped the phone cracked outer screen doses anyone know if it would be still covers by the warranty
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