I am a late adopter of the Galaxy S3 and I regret not adopting it earlier, it's an amazing phone! However, since I got my phone, I've heard of an Exynos memabuse exploit that left the phone some what vulnerable to attacks. Now, I'm hearing about the sudden deaths of GS3s around the world dying, without warning.
I've done some reading on this and found a lot of interesting theories mostly on the sudden death. XDA Developers and community members have been hard at work chipping in giving information to find the probable cause to it. From what I've read, it doesn't seem to matter what ROM or kernel the phone has, and it was concluded on the thread to be hardware failure. Then it narrowed down to the NAND RAM being corrupted for some reason, or a faulty batch of mother boards and even faulty chargers.
Most cases involved over night charging and the phone dying in the morning. Theory was that the charger was surging the phone causing it to die. It was also mentioned there could be a possibility it was a battery issue since most if not all of the reported cases have mentioned using the stock battery from Samsung.
Could this have anything to do with the coincidentally discovered exploit a week or two ago? It is just a thought and maybe it has some sort of connection with it. What do you say? I'm no developer even though I've picked up programming and is well versed in computers, so what do you guys think? Is this a batch of faulty S3 or is this going to plague everyone?
I know, I know, Samsung is actively repairing/replacing faulty sets but I would hate to have to do that cause I get attached to my devices..a lot..
Anyways, cheers and happy holiday!
asked Dec 22 '12 at 07:52
The sudden death of the S3 is not related to Exynos, it is is a hardware failure on the main board involving the flash chip. it is said to take effect at around the 150 day mark.
answered Dec 22 '12 at 09:16