Last we heard, small batches of Samsung Galaxy S III’s were dying out of nowhere. Sometimes, people rebooted their phones and the phone would refuse to turn on. Many speculated it had something to do with the memory, but we do know that the entire mainboard has to be replaced. Fortunately, Samsung has been great about it and replacing phones no matter their state. If the device was rooted, they would still replace it.
Now Samsung reports that the issue is caused by a firmware bug and they’re in the process of fixing it. They will update their Galaxy S III’s soon to keep them from dying. So if you feared for your precious device in the midst of this issue, fear not. Samsung will soon render your device completely safe.