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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2014, 06:34:14 AM »

I haven't fully formatted the phone, but I have done so to the card. As most of my apps had been moved to the card, I have had to uninstall and re-install most of them.

This has definitely made the phone a lot more stable, the Play Music app certainly did do a number on  my phone.
I have set that to save to the internal phone storage rather than the SD card and haven't had any further issues (it does mention the SD card option as Beta - so I suppose I can't overly complain about it).

I do think that the phone struggles slightly with 4.3 on the odd occasion as I occasionally do get a slight freeze but these are very rare (maybe about 1 every couple of months or so) - none result in a reboot and generally the phone starts working again after 20 seconds or so.

I would like to try KitKat on it as I do feel it will run better due to less resource being required.
Tough I suspect I will have a nexus prior to that ever happening.
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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2014, 12:49:03 AM »

I have my doubts about the I9300 getting KitKat, almost every day there's someone saying we will get then immediately followed by someone else saying we wont.

I'll be upgrading my handset soon, then I'll have a play with some other builds from xda on it but at the moment I daren't risk being without my phone if it goes wrong.
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2014, 03:33:06 AM »

I must admit that I am thinking very much along your lines too (if I ever have the time)..
I really think that the hold back with KitKat is that it has been designed by Samsung for S5 and S4 with all their bells and whistles and its the bells and whistles that are causing the issue, not KitKat. If it can run without much hassle on a MotoG - it should fly on a clean S3.

What are you considering for your next phone?
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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2014, 08:50:55 AM »

The S5, Z2 and the M8 are on the radar, atm the S5 is looking favourite
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2014, 05:07:29 AM »

must admit that I am more considering the Nexus or the Sony - I like my phone to be regularly updated.
had enough of Samsung and HTC - plus they kill the phone with all the junk they put on, and yes I can root etc, but why bother when you can get a phone that is already vanilla android to start off with.
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2014, 03:54:06 PM »

Well I was hoping to go through without having to format prior to changing phones. But after my phone has eaten and formatted my SD card for the 3 time in a couple of months, just can't take it anymore, especially as I have needed to put apps onto the SD card. Well net effect is that I have formatted the card, and the phone and we will see how it goes. Really should have bitten the bullet and done it when I upgraded to 4.3 - have always done a format when doing a major upgrade and have never had an issue. The one time I haven't - yes and I get issues - but not entirely sure it is just the phone and android - seriously think my issues are with the Google Music app - which I may just disable on my phone.
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2014, 04:03:04 AM »

So I am back up and running. The backup up system is soooo much better since I last used it on Froyo. It really does work. Will be great when it includes all data too.

Had a major issue initially with the battery, but tracked that done to the sync function on the samsung e-mail app. Since adjusting that no more battery issues.

Phone is also running better than ever, and I can't believe how much more space it has free up on the phone's memory - just goes to show how much junk and data you collect over time. Seriously if you are uninstalling an app do clear cache and data - don't just assume the uninstall does it for you.
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2014, 02:13:14 AM »

I also found it a bit better after stripping it our then doing a factory reset, me daughter has mine atm after she broke hers. not had any complaints from her so far Wink Wink
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