Remember the SG3 sudden death issue we reported?

Well Samsung have begun rolling out a software update for the Galaxy S3, which apparently fixes the sudden death issue.

The issue seems related to specific versions of the S3. To check if your device is vulnerable follow theses steps:

  1. Download the eMMC check app from the Google PlayStore.
  2. Open the app and see which eMMC chip is in your phone.
  3. If you have Type: VTU00M and FwRev: 0xf1, your phone may experience sudden death (if it hasn’t already).

Please do make sure you have a FULL backup of all your data before you ever perform any steps.


The update version is XXELLA and can be downloaded via the Software Update feature on the phone. To see if your device is ready for the update go into

[box color=”green” icon=”box_down”]Settings > About > Software Update.[/box]

Is your phone susceptible? Have you already received the update?

Please let me know in the comments below.