After several weeks, Samsung has finally recognized that the Galaxy S3 suffers from “Sudden Death” and said the problem is solved with the latest version of its Premium Suite for Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (XXELLA).


Last month, I mentioned about a serious flaw that the Galaxy S3 showed the community to began to call “Sudden Death” because after some time and from one moment to another, the phone just “died”.

Some speculated that the problem was due to defects in the motherboard of the terminals of May, June and July that generated them from being killed after 150-180 days of use, while others blamed the NAND memory device and charger . The worst part was that it was not possible to establish a pattern and that sudden death affected root user, not root, to those with factory ROMs, cooked ROMs, etc..

The number of people affected grew daily and Samsung was silent about it, but finally spoke. A few days ago, a company spokesman said that would correct the failure soon and today the Korean company has officially acknowledged the problem.


Although not explained the failure in detail, Samsung has reported that the latest update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, XXELLA firmware, contains the solution to sudden death. After lengthy investigations, it was determined that the affected devices are those with the first shipments of memory chip eMMC moviNAND VTU00M of 16GB with 13/04/2012 firmware, which drivers have faults which affect the durability of the chip and generates that “die” after 5-6 months of use.

So you know, to be calm and prevent sudden death of your Galaxy S3 you must install the latest firmware XXELLA. Here are two tutorials with this firmware. The first is that which was released to the UK and the second was launched in Luxembourg. Both allow you to set the language and have very few differences between them:


Tutorial Update Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (XXELLA)

Tutorial Update Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official (i9300XXELLA)

From the XDA forum have also developed an application to check the version of the chip that you own and have provided some recommendations regarding the sudden death of Galaxy S3.

More information -> How to resolve Sudden Death in the Samsung Galaxy S3?


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