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    Default Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    I've read posts like this in the past and just figured that it was very random, small percent chance, would never happen to me, etc. Well, I guess it's my turn.

    My S3 attempted to upgrade to android 4.3 last night and this morning it would not boot, just stuck at the Samsung logo screen.

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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    Yup, it was your turn. Next!

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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    exactly the same happened to me
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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    Quote Originally Posted by goin_nil View Post
    I've read posts like this in the past and just figured that it was very random, small percent chance, would never happen to me, etc. Well, I guess it's my turn.

    My S3 attempted to upgrade to android 4.3 last night and this morning it would not boot, just stuck at the Samsung logo screen.

    Were you rooted?
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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    No problem... Just reflash an older version with Odin and update via OTA.

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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    I was not rooted. Verizon sent a replacement phone. Just got it.
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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    Quote Originally Posted by goin_nil View Post
    I was not rooted. Verizon sent a replacement phone. Just got it.
    I think it happened to me too. This evening, my phone just turned completely off for no reason. The only way I could get it back on, was to do a battery pull (ZeroLemon extended). Did it a few more times over the next couple of hours. I happened to check for an update, it downloaded, and now I can only get to the Samsung Logo screen. Doesn't charge or anything and I've tried my stock battery too. Grrrrrr. If I have to get another from Verizon, it would be my 3rd.
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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    Quote Originally Posted by iowaberg View Post
    ... The only way I could get it back on, was to do a battery pull (ZeroLemon extended).
    I hope this is just coincidence but I have the ZeroLemon battery (7000mAh) too.
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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    Quote Originally Posted by goin_nil View Post
    I hope this is just coincidence but I have the ZeroLemon battery (7000mAh) too.
    It does the same thing with the stock battery.
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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    Quote Originally Posted by iowaberg View Post
    It does the same thing with the stock battery.
    Mine did too.

    Got my "new" S3 replacement yesterday. It's only 1 month old. Feels like Christmas.
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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    I updated the replacement phone yesterday from v4.1.2 to v4.3. So far all is well.

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    Default Re: Android 4.3 upgrade bricked my Verizon S3 phone

    I've had this happen to me before with my S3 and here is how I was able to get my phone back from the brink. I pulled the battery out of my phone for a few seconds and put it back in. Then I restarted my phone in recovery mode and did a factory reset as well as clearing out the caches on my phone. After I did that, I went ahead and rebooted the phone. My phone came back after doing that. Of course, I had to put my programs back on my phone but that's a small price to pay for getting your phone back from the brink of being bricked.

    I hope that this little tidbit of information helps someone out who's having this same problem.

    Cindy

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