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Please Help ! One week old S4 is making me panic a lot .!
Hi People ,
I just joined android central ... I bought a Galaxy S4 in the past week ( the GT-i9500 with octa core ) thinking that the phone has simply got everything and which i am still convinved it has ... But since 2-3 days i am having small issues here and there .. I generally let my phone discharge completely before putting it to charge again and i did the same with my S4 . However 2 days back , when I did the same , my S4 got stuck at the Samsung logo ,which kept blinking again and again . I tried the old trick - removing the battery & placing it again and booting it up , which worked . However , yesterday the same thing happened , and no matter how many times i tried the 'old trick ' it simply wouldnt start up .. i went to the Samsung Service center near my place , where the assistants told me to come the next day since they wanted to go home 3 hours early ... After coming home , I stumbled upon Android central and in a forum i read to try the factory reset in Recovery mode.. I did it ..At the end , got some error , but the phone did get started , so it solved my problem .
I was wondering if it is in any way related to the cover I am using with S4 , It has a magnetic flap to hold the cover in place. I read in some posts , magnet might affect the NFC chip and all ...So to clarify , i went to the service centre again today and told her my issue . She asked me whether i would like to format my phone . I said no , since it would have taken two days for me to get it back ..and anyway the problem was solved . i then asked her whether , covers with magnetic flaps might affect phones in this way , She looked confused , and then told me to use Samsung flip covers only , which i am going to get tomorrow ASAP .
I came back and started playing with my S4 again . Opened a thread on AC about S4 rooting and while the page was loading in Chrome , my screen decides to become black and starts flickering when i tried to scroll up and down . I closed Chrome and reopened it , and well it seems it isnt happening again . .. However , all of it has gotten me worried a lot . . I didnt like Samsung at all , was more drawn towards HTC and Xperia line , however S4 seemed to give me everything the other 2 cant ... So i went with it ...and I was right , I love it loads .. But then things like this make me worry .
So , my main question is , what could have caused my Galaxy S4 ( i9500) to get stuck at Samsung logo while booting and the screen to flicker ???
a) Nova Launcher : I had installed it , and I am planning to do so again . But I wonder if the phone got confused as to how to launch the home screen ..( Uhh..is it even possible ??)..
b) The cover with the magnetic flap i use on my Phone
c) Octa - core processor ....
d) The software updates which Samsung gives .. I installed all that came my way
Is it worth going to service center ..Those people are exasperating...Or i am just over-thinking this ? Please help ...coz i have to stick with this phone for atleast 3 years