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    Default Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    Any ideas out there? There are no notifications happening, yet my phone for some reason just randomly vibrates once.
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    Default Re: Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    Try this:

    Aha, I figured it out! Bugmailer.sh

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    Default Re: Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    thx for the response I read all the comments and I don't have USB debugging enabled and I can't find the bugreports folder on my SD card file. What am i doing wrong? Thanks again for your help
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    Default Re: Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    It probably isn't what you did wrong, maybe it's a new application or process that runs randomly in the background or runs when a condition is met.

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    Default Re: Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    Check the settings for your messaging app and Facebook to see if you have them set to vibrate when you receive messages or FB notifications.
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    these are random times when it vibrates and there are no notifications whatsoever, it's bizarre...the posts above make sense but I can't find the folders, I'll live I'm sure but thanks
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    Default Re: Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    Quote Originally Posted by fjitb View Post
    these are random times when it vibrates and there are no notifications whatsoever, it's bizarre...the posts above make sense but I can't find the folders, I'll live I'm sure but thanks
    Ok...since it is happening after an update, try powering down, rebooting into recovery and wiping the cache on the phone. This won't delete any data, all your stuff should be intact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Ok...since it is happening after an update, try powering down, rebooting into recovery and wiping the cache on the phone. This won't delete any data, all your stuff should be intact.
    How does one get into recovery and wipe the cache???
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjitb View Post
    How does one get into recovery and wipe the cache???
    Power down...and to reboot into recovery you hold power, home and volume up at the same time (I would suggest holding the volume and home buttons first then push power) until you see the samsung screen then release. use volume buttons to navigate....go down to wipe cache partition, and hit power. Then highlight reboot system now and hit power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Power down...and to reboot into recovery you hold power, home and volume up at the same time (I would suggest holding the volume and home buttons first then push power) until you see the samsung screen then release. use volume buttons to navigate....go down to wipe cache partition, and hit power. Then highlight reboot system now and hit power.
    thanks so much, will give it a try after work
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    just did it and hopefully this works, thanks again!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjitb View Post
    just did it and hopefully this works, thanks again!!!

    No sweat....let us know if it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    No sweat....let us know if it works.
    Well my phone just vibrated again for no apparent reason however I've just noticed I have Haptic Feedback checked on my Sounds menu and it says, "Vibrate when soft keys are pressed and on certain UI interactions" So perhaps this is my issue, I'll uncheck it and see if this helps and post about it later.
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    hey there, are you sure it's not vibrating to alert you of a missed call or other interaction such as a new text?
    go to the settings dropdown, Motion>Smart alert and chances are, that box is checked.
    to get rid of the vibration you may be getting,... just un-check the box (that's if that was the issue)
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    Default Re: Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    I had a similar issue on my s3 when I had it. It would vibrate for no apparent reason.

    Later on I found out it was the samsung account requesting attention because I was not signed into it or it needed an update. It leaves no notification and will pop up the message when you least expect it, then disappear just as fast.

    Try checking that if you set one up. Just go into the settings menu and tap on the samsung account. It may say that a update is available. Download it and sign back in if it doesn't do it automatically. Then just wait to see if it happens again.

    If this is not the cause, I am not sure unless there is a program popping a message at odd intervals that you never see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jevangil View Post
    I had a similar issue on my s3 when I had it. It would vibrate for no apparent reason.

    Later on I found out it was the samsung account requesting attention because I was not signed into it or it needed an update. It leaves no notification and will pop up the message when you least expect it, then disappear just as fast.

    Try checking that if you set one up. Just go into the settings menu and tap on the samsung account. It may say that a update is available. Download it and sign back in if it doesn't do it automatically. Then just wait to see if it happens again.

    If this is not the cause, I am not sure unless there is a program popping a message at odd intervals that you never see.

    It's not wrong to fondle the s pen.
    I needed an update and lets hope this works! thanks for the info!
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    Default Re: Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueDrooid View Post
    hey there, are you sure it's not vibrating to alert you of a missed call or other interaction such as a new text?
    go to the settings dropdown, Motion>Smart alert and chances are, that box is checked.
    to get rid of the vibration you may be getting,... just un-check the box (that's if that was the issue)
    Yeah this is a random vibration that doesn't seem to relate to any type of notification. The phone just vibrates for some reason. I don't have Motion enabled, but thx for the info
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    It just vibrated again for apparently no visible reason ugh...
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    Default Re: Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    Quote Originally Posted by Jevangil View Post
    I had a similar issue on my s3 when I had it. It would vibrate for no apparent reason.

    Later on I found out it was the samsung account requesting attention because I was not signed into it or it needed an update. It leaves no notification and will pop up the message when you least expect it, then disappear just as fast.

    Try checking that if you set one up. Just go into the settings menu and tap on the samsung account. It may say that a update is available. Download it and sign back in if it doesn't do it automatically. Then just wait to see if it happens again.

    If this is not the cause, I am not sure unless there is a program popping a message at odd intervals that you never see.

    It's not wrong to fondle the s pen.
    you know I just discovered that my Samsung account wasn't backing up or syncing. It kept failing and had been for about 16 days, of course I just discovered it today. I deleted the account, added it again and signed in and it looks as though my vibration issue may be gone for good!!! Thanks to everyone again for your advice!
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    UGH my phone has vibrated twice today for no reason so I'm open to any and all suggestions
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    Having same issue running MOAR v4.01. I have removed Samsung Account bloat from system so no go on that for sure. Never had a problem until MD4. It only happens with screen on and nothing shows on screen or in notifications. All of my haptic is turned off except call and text notification. Like always. Also dont use any of the motions either. I'm thinking it's an app or a setting maybe? Or maybe it's a random flash bug. It's sure annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinisin View Post
    Having same issue running MOAR v4.01. I have removed Samsung Account bloat from system so no go on that for sure. Never had a problem until MD4. It only happens with screen on and nothing shows on screen or in notifications. All of my haptic is turned off except call and text notification. Like always. Also dont use any of the motions either. I'm thinking it's an app or a setting maybe? Or maybe it's a random flash bug. It's sure annoying.
    And it's not "bugreport" or "bugmailer.sh"?

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    Default Re: Since latest update my GS3 randomly vibrates for no reason

    Could be a bad cable, there is a short vibration when it connects /disconnects to charge. Try using another usb cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfitts75 View Post
    Could be a bad cable, there is a short vibration when it connects /disconnects to charge. Try using another usb cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjitb View Post
    I don't have to be plugged in for it to happen.
    For anyone with the random vibration problem, are you rooted an using a custom Kernel? I've seen a couple of reports of this happening with the KT kernal. If you're using a non-standard kernel, try flashing the stock kernel and see what happens.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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