1. insane42's Avatar
    So I patiently waited for the OTA update on my phone, and it hit sometime last night. I was greeting this morning with the update message and let it update.

    Ever since, my phone has gone mad. If it DOES work, it's for a short time and it stutters horribly. Every time I try to change the volume or enter the volume settings in the settings menu, it freezes. It's rebooting itself when it wants to, and everything is slllowwwww.

    I've had to pull the battery nearly half a dozen times now, and it's really starting to tick me off.

    Any thoughts/ideas on what I can do/check to get this thing back to a normal running phone? It worked GREAT before the update. =(

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    12-10-2013 02:28 PM
  2. insane42's Avatar
    Ugh... This is ticking me off. I took out the SD card, but that didn't help the problem any. 3G data decides to go away when it wants to as well. This is a giant mess. Is there any way to re-flash (with Kies or something) without harming the data??
    12-10-2013 04:28 PM
  3. seanskiT1's Avatar
    Try booting into recovery, then wipe cache & dalvik to see if that helps. If not, you may have try a factory reset.

    sent from a GS3 gone Wicked
    12-10-2013 06:04 PM
  4. insane42's Avatar
    Try booting into recovery, then wipe cache & dalvik to see if that helps. If not, you may have try a factory reset.
    Thanks seasnki, I booted to recovery and wiped the cache. Didn't help at all!! EEK!! So, I started poking around a litle more. I KNEW this had something to do w/ the storage, because I've seen a media scan cause some similar issues.

    I found the "Media Storage" app, which had over 2GB of data. I cleared that data and instantly my phone came alive!! I got all sorts of stuff popping up as the phone came to life!!!!

    It's working as expected now! The only downside is having to re-set all of my ringtones, but I can live with that!

    So, if anyone else has a similar problem, clear your Media Storage app data. It will eventually rescan and recreate its database, but it appears that file can be corrupted during the FW update.

    Thanks all.
    12-10-2013 07:08 PM
  5. seanskiT1's Avatar
    Glad ya got it worked out.

    sent from a GS3 gone Wicked
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    12-10-2013 07:14 PM

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