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    Unhappy hot screen sudden battery drain

    As the title suggests, my s4 has started getting very hot at the top of the screen and back of the handset. Its an intermittent thing. More frequent since last week when my network released the Kit Kat 4.4 update. I've tried a factory reset which worked for about 3 days. The most curious thing is the battery life, earlier on it got hot and I restarted the phone to see if it was software related and the battery was on around 30-40% after the reboot it was 19%. I've included a Screenshot of the Vertical battery drain at that point.

    long story short is this a hardware fault or the updates fault? I'm lost...

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    Default Re: hot screen sudden battery drain

    Quote Originally Posted by jedidev View Post
    As the title suggests, my s4 has started getting very hot at the top of the screen and back of the handset. Its an intermittent thing. More frequent since last week when my network released the Kit Kat 4.4 update. I've tried a factory reset which worked for about 3 days. The most curious thing is the battery life, earlier on it got hot and I restarted the phone to see if it was software related and the battery was on around 30-40% after the reboot it was 19%. I've included a Screenshot of the Vertical battery drain at that point.

    long story short is this a hardware fault or the updates fault? I'm lost...
    Welcome to the forums.
    Your mobile signal went red about the same time as the battery drain. It might have been pulling every power resource it could to maintain the signal. Who is your carrier?

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    Hi, thanks for the welcome

    My Carrier/network is 3 (Three UK).
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    Default Re: hot screen sudden battery drain

    Quote Originally Posted by jedidev View Post
    Hi, thanks for the welcome

    My Carrier/network is 3 (Three UK).
    I would try a cache clear in recovery to see if that helps.
    Try this: [Guide] Rebooting into Recovery Mode for the Galaxy S2, S3, and Tab2.
    Follow steps for the S3.

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