1. AC Question's Avatar
    About 2 months ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 took to restarting repeatedly. I did a factory reset, but this didn't help. So I read the threads on this which suggested restarting the phone in SAFE mode to ensure it wasn't a 3rd party app causing the problem. Within 3 minutes of the restart it had turned itself off and on again. So I again restarted in SAFE mode, and again within 3 minutes it had turned itself off and on again.

    Whenever this happens, the battery meter shows missing sections, so I tried a different battery in case it was faulty and inconsistent power to the phone was causing a power drop which triggered the restart. No improvement, and it continued to restart every 3-5 minutes.

    I really don't know what to do next except sell the phone on ebay as faulty (although it probably isn't) and buy something else. Maybe an operating system upgrade / downgrade would help? I'm currently running Android 4.3, kernel version 3.0.31-2168382, build number JSS15J.I9300XXUGMK6.

    08-03-2014 07:21 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Do you have an SD card inserted? Corrupt cards can cause problems. Try unmounting the card (in Settings>Storage​), removing it and rebooting again.
    08-03-2014 09:28 PM

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