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    Unhappy Galaxy S3 keep restarting

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone could help me. I was surfing the web today off Google Chrome on my S3 then the phone froze and restarted itself. Now its stuck in a loop restarting. I would get to the 1st Samsung logo then sometime it will go blank from there or move onto the Samsung Galaxy S3 logo and go blank after that. I tried pulling out the battery and SD card, nothing works. If I plug in the charger it will go to the battery charging screen but it won't charge, it will show the loading logo on the battery then turn itself off. If I don't have the charger plug in, it will keep restarting through the logo. My S3 is running the 4.3 from Sprint OTA and I never rooted my phone, but I did have some issues with the 4.3 update like battery drain,application loading slow, contact not loading, etc. I don't think its the power button issue that I saw most people were having with their phone restarting because my phone wont turn itself on/off automatically. The phone only turn on if I press on the power button.

    Any help or suggestion would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 keep restarting

    You can try clearing cache from recovery and see if that helps. Follow this guide: [Guide] How to use your Custom Recovery

    Just note that if you have a stock recovery the above guide will help get you into Recovery where you can still wipe/clear the cache. Reboot and see if you get the device booted up.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 keep restarting

    I tried to boot it into recovery but after seeing the blue font on the top left corner, the screen goes blank. So i basically can't get it to boot into recovery also.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 keep restarting

    Quote Originally Posted by IPxKiller View Post
    I tried to boot it into recovery but after seeing the blue font on the top left corner, the screen goes blank. So i basically can't get it to boot into recovery also.
    You are releasing the buttons when you see that blue font, right?

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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 keep restarting

    Yes I am. It just load the blue font then shut itself back off. I think its the power button issues that everyone else is having cause when I put my finger over the switch and without putting pressure on the button, the phone will restart itself now. If I just lay the phone down by itself, it would stop the looping but when I barely put my finger on the power button it will respond.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 keep restarting

    Maybe the power button is sticking?

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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 keep restarting

    This issue has just started for me. Phone just started rebooting, but when screen timeout activates, it reboots again.
    I did all the usual - Removed battery, sim card, SD Card and no joy.

    I switched off the wifi (because data was exchanging as soon as turned on and that has stopped the rebooting, but when I switch it back on the same happened.

    Did you get your problem sorted?
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 keep restarting

    Update
    Tried recovery mode and cleared cache. Then restarted and switched back on wifi.
    Found phone is trying to download a software update (4.3?). Phone has stopped rebooting now. Still downloading the update.
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    I think I just started having the same problem. My phone's on/off button just became hypersensitive in the last hour. Is there a fix for this?

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