Everyone wants a perfect Samsung Galaxy S III. What should I do in order to get a fully working Samsung Galaxy S3? Check all Samsung Galaxy S3 hardware functions before you pay for it. As usual, Samsung includes its own hardware testing application for Galaxy series smartphones. Therefore, you and I can check Samsung Galaxy S3 hardware function with it.
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Samsung Galaxy S III firmware has 3 main components ~ PDA, PHONE and CSC. PDA == build version of the firmware, PHONE == baseband / modem version and CSC == consumer software customization (specified to geographical region and carriers). CSC contains the software packages specific to that region, carrier branding and also APN settings for data connection, MMS for your service provider. You can change CSC if you have Multi CSC packages like below example. By the way, only Samsung Galaxy S3 firmware with correct PDA, PHONE and CSC combo will get updated with Samsung Kies.
Note – This will factory reset your phone. Everything will be deleted. Do backup before perform this task.
Triangle Away is another great product from XDA Developer, Chainfire. Personally, I don’t recommend using Triangle Away unless USB Jig is not working. Basically, Triangle Away can remove the yellow triangle from boot screen as well as reset the flash counter, for a select few Samsung devices that running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich like Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100 & SGH-I777), Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000 & GT-I9220) and Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300 & GT-I9300T). The flash counter keeps track of how many custom firmwares you have flashed and this voids warranty. So Triangle Away helps to recover warranty back if you have flashed custom firmware or kernel.
Samsung Galaxy S III is equipped with ARM Mali-400 MP GPU (overclocked version of Samsung Galaxy S II). So Samsung Galaxy S3 can play Tegra, Snapdragon and PowerVR games with Chainfire3D’s help just like Samsung Galaxy S2. However, Chainfire3D was not updated for quite sometimes. So it does not support the latest NVIDIA Tegra 3 games. Or maybe it does? Anyway, if you have old Tegra 2, Snapdragon and PowerVR games and want to play them on Samsung Galaxy S3. Feel free to install Chainfire3D on Samsung Galaxy S3. Note – root access is required.
Yes, you can download Virtua Tennis Challenge for Android at Google Play Store for free. But that’s the demo version while this is full version of Virtua Tennis Challenge by SEGA. Enjoy the world’s leading tennis game franchises ~ Virtua Tennis Challenge on your Samsung Galaxy S III. Yes, it is available free to download for Samsung Galaxy S3 users at Samsung Apps. Another free Android games for Samsung Galaxy S3 only. And don’t forget, Virtua Tennis Challenge supports gamepad like DualShock 3 Wireless Controller and Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710.