New to the S3 forum here... I just got the S3 last week and just found this site...
As I signed up today, I can't help but wonder how many "old timers" are out there that I've chatted with over the years using other phone models...
Anywho... So far, I love the S3... Other than it's a little BIG, which for some applications and uses, ROCKS!...and for others, like ONE HANDED TEXTING, is a pain! At least for people with smaller hands...
Yes, the battery life ins't the greatest, but once we all embrace the fact that battery life is going to suffer and be sub-par as the devices get more labor / application intensive, the more at peace we will be with the cool devices we have...lol
Ok, now down to business... I was wondering if anyone out there has experienced their S 3 "going idle," or going to "sleep" and not being able to turn it back on using a quick press of any of the device's buttons... I have had this issue of the phone essentially freezing up, several times over the last few days. It seems to do it after sitting idle for a little while. And the only way I can get the phone to turn back on is either a LONG press of the power button, which then resets / turns the phone back on, or pulling the battery out and reinstalling it and powering it back on normally.
Do I have a dud phone or is this a known issue?
P.S. I DID root the phone, BUT it's still operating with the stock ROM from Sprint. I just unlocked it (rooted it) so I could use the wifi tether function.
Any and all help is appreciated!