1. samsunghelp's Avatar
    Hello guys, I just got my UNLOCKED galaxy s4 a few days ago. Immediately after unboxing it and connecting to wifi it told me there was an update so I updated it (never again installing updates that aren't required to actually run the device). Anyways I'm having a terrible experience with the phone, and was wondering if there is any way to solve this without having to return the phone as I am going in vacation soon.
    Problems:
    Extremely short battery life - 3-4 charges per day
    LONG time to charge - about 6 hours to fully charge
    Keeps thinking phone is plugged in - if I plug out the charger the phone stays as being plugged in. Only way to fix this is to turn off phone and take out the battery and restart it, then its ok but battery life still super short.
    Terrible signal - both wifi and my network (simple mobile, phone is unlocked) are extremely low. WIth my old ****ty phone I always had 5 bars in my dorm now I have like 3 max and it sometimes disconnects (in placements like basements I dont get signals at all). Wifi is also constantly disconnecting

    I'm almost sure it's a flawed update. Everything else works perfectly, phone is super sweet blah blah... but at this state it's unusable in the long run. I restored the phone to factory settings and nothing... any tips?
    Returning the phone is last last laaaast resort
    Thanks
    05-14-2014 08:54 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hello guys, I just got my UNLOCKED galaxy s4 a few days ago. Immediately after unboxing it and connecting to wifi it told me there was an update so I updated it (never again installing updates that aren't required to actually run the device). Anyways I'm having a terrible experience with the phone, and was wondering if there is any way to solve this without having to return the phone as I am going in vacation soon.
    Problems:
    Extremely short battery life - 3-4 charges per day
    LONG time to charge - about 6 hours to fully charge
    Keeps thinking phone is plugged in - if I plug out the charger the phone stays as being plugged in. Only way to fix this is to turn off phone and take out the battery and restart it, then its ok but battery life still super short.
    Terrible signal - both wifi and my network (simple mobile, phone is unlocked) are extremely low. WIth my old ****ty phone I always had 5 bars in my dorm now I have like 3 max and it sometimes disconnects (in placements like basements I dont get signals at all). Wifi is also constantly disconnecting

    I'm almost sure it's a flawed update. Everything else works perfectly, phone is super sweet blah blah... but at this state it's unusable in the long run. I restored the phone to factory settings and nothing... any tips?
    Returning the phone is last last laaaast resort
    Thanks
    Welcome to the forums.
    I would suggest rebooting into recovery and clearing the system cache. See if that helps. Here is how: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...2-s3-tab2.html
    Follow instructions for the S3.
    05-14-2014 09:03 AM
  3. samsunghelp's Avatar
    hey. I did that, didn't work :/
    05-14-2014 09:30 AM
  4. ab304945's Avatar
    Just flash you phone back to stock with odin.

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    05-14-2014 10:47 AM
  5. samsunghelp's Avatar
    How do I do that? Will it void warranty?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Just flash you phone back to stock with odin.

    Posted via Android Central App
    How do I do that? Will it void warranty?
    05-14-2014 11:25 AM
  6. mobilecrackers's Avatar


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    Flashing official rom with odin Will not void the warranty. But do not downgrade

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    05-14-2014 11:42 AM
  7. samsunghelp's Avatar
    Flashing official rom with odin Will not void the warranty. But do not downgrade

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    okay. Can I get some links, sorry I looked for s4 i9500 roms and I found the google version 4.2.2 and whatever, but that's what I have now what is the original official rom?.. apparently I have to root the device (no clue) also I heard this won't let me download/update apps? Can I go to the official version once they fix it?
    05-14-2014 11:45 AM
  8. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    okay. Can I get some links, sorry I looked for s4 i9500 roms and I found the google version 4.2.2 and whatever, but that's what I have now what is the original official rom?.. apparently I have to root the device (no clue) also I heard this won't let me download/update apps? Can I go to the official version once they fix it?
    you will not get ota update when you root your phone . also reflashing will remove root from your phone. remember do not downgrade your phone while flashing this will damage efs folder

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    05-14-2014 11:48 AM
  9. Ethan Zimmer's Avatar
    you will not get ota update when you root your phone . also reflashing will remove root from your phone. remember do not downgrade your phone while flashing this will damage efs folder

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    05-24-2014 04:29 AM

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