Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this. I know it's my first post and that I am a noob on this forum, but please, I seriously need some help.
I bought my SG2 6-8 months ago. I live in Canada, but, I bought the phone over-sees in the Middle East. It's the I9100, running on 2.3.3, never rooted. It worked perfectly this whole time. People always complained about battery life etc on their sg2, but I had no problems whatsoever.
Two days ago, I wake up and it's making this annoying sound as if it's being plugged in to charge then plugged out, over and over, and over. I turn off the phone. To my dismay, it turns on by itself right away. It does this several times.
I call Samsung Canada, they give me instructions to factory reset it. I do as I'm told, the problem seems fixed. Excellent. I attempt to set up my phone firstly by adding music to it from my macbook pro. I plug in my usb chord, it won't read. So, I start looking up tips on this forum (i.e, usb debugging/usb utilities/usb storage mode). My phone starts to read on my macbook.
Now, I set it down on my table as I look through folders and such, and all of a sudden, it disconnects and I look down at my phone to see that it is in car mode, and to see that voice instruction thing (blue screen) pop up. What the hell? Okay, so I try again, same thing.
So I put it down for the day and tell myself to relax because it's so frustrating. The next day, I try purely using samsung kies. But, today, it's different. No matter what I try, I can't get it to connect. When it finally works, I transfer all my music, hooray! After the media scanner completes, I go to play music in the player, but there's nothing there! I go to my files, all my music is in usb storage. ?????
Every day, my phone seems to act different. I plug it into the wall to charge, and when I unplug it, it still thinks it's charging. Samsung Canada won't help me because I bought the phone over-sees. I can't find a single Samsung repair center near my home. Through my research, I discovered that this whole situation is caused by water damage. I haven't dropped my phone in water, but I do shower and listen to music with the phone on the counter, so maybe it was the steam? I believe that there is an issue with the USB port. If I take the battery out and put it back in, most times, the phone turns on automatically. Is this normal? Perhaps it thinks it's being plugged into the wall?
I think it is very strange that each day my phone malfunctions differently. If anyone could PLEASE PLEASE give me some kind of info on what is going on, I would be so happy. I guess the phone runs on a different software than the other SG2's in Canada. 2.3.3 seems to me to be very old. My provider has not release ice cream yet, but I thought there are other versions, like 2.3.4. Perhaps my software is glitchy?
Thank you so much for reading. PLEASE answer!!