24-02-2012 02:29 PM
Ok so I've had the SGS2 a few months now and love it, but today it seems to have gone crazy....
Initially, the Vlingo Voice Assistant Screen comes up of it's own accord (whilst my phone is sitting on my desk doing nothing) so I exit and it comes back! I don't use the Voice Assistant so ended up uninstalling Vlingo, thinking that would solve the problem.
How wrong I was! Now, the clock opens by itself and it goes into 'MTP Mode' and the battery symbol indicates the phone is charging, even when it's not!
This is really draining my battery as well as my patience,
Can anyone help?
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24-02-2012 02:55 PM
This forum seems to indicate it's not just me....
24-02-2012 04:21 PM
24-02-2012 04:24 PM
mine did this a few weeks ago (on here somewhere)...i updated the software to newest version and its been fine ever since...i also saw the posts elsewhere and gave my usb port a quick blow...removing what seemed like a whole pocketfull of fluff (not sure which fixed it, but one did)
24-02-2012 04:37 PM - edited 24-02-2012 04:38 PM
No that is a SOFT Reset, as it does not wipe the internal SDcard. Whereas the Dialer technique does a FULL Hard Reset.
I cannot guarantee that it will rectify your problem, but it will be the first thing a repair centre will do and then send it back to you.
So by doing this you can rule out Firmware, and move on to possible Hardware issues!
just saw _365_'s suggestion, give that a try as well.
We can guide you through flashing Firmware if needed.
24-02-2012 04:43 PM
Right cheers, will try this whejn I get in tonight. I've just used a can of compressed air to flush out the USB port, but nothing visible came out (that's not to say there weren't microscopic bits of crap in there of course)
Will let you know how I get on, thanks for the help so far
24-02-2012 06:36 PM
FACTORY MODE (In red letters at the top left of the screen)
PRODUCT NAME: GT-I9100
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: NO
CURRENT BINARY: SAMSUNG OFFICIAL
Then under the Android symbol it says Downloading....
Do Not Turn Off Target!!
It has been sat on this for over an hour now....
I am beyond fuming!
24-02-2012 09:47 PM
Hmmm might try that instead then. Happily it seems to be ok now (strangely) when I turned it back on after the hard reset vlingo came up twice so I exited it, closed all tasks in the task manager and cleared processes from the RAM and *fingers crossed* it's not gone mental for a couple hours.....
Will see how it is over the weekend then if it buggers up again I'll go to the Samsung Centre.
Thanks for your help guys
25-02-2012 07:07 AM
25-02-2012 12:10 PM
No if you look again Carphone warehouse shows up as there dealers look for another if your struggling
Angel Mobile in bradford will take a look but you will have to send it to them or take a drive down the M62
I spoke to them this morning on another matter, he said it does need the firmware re flashing and a re partion
But there is one in Manchester
Make sure in the drop down you pick service centre and not dealers it should offer you four or five
Even if you have to post to a service centre there much faster at repairing one high ranking memeber sent his phone in after he completely bricked it with a custom rom and was repaired under warrenty
as stated if you have insurance you will get a basic phone
But if the phone has been damaged dropped or they find any damage they Charge £100 for the repair