FIX: Out of the blue my Note 3 randomly reboots.

My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 started to randomly reboot yesterday (20th April 2016). It was puzzling to say the least because I had not installed anything new and had only run some Google updates. The one or two apps that I had installed, I removed, but it made no difference. So I began to troubleshoot.

It rebooted if I did the following:

  1. Uninstalled an app or installed an app.
  2. Switched on / off WI-FI.
  3. Switched on / off data.
  4. Opened more than 3 or 4 Google Apps.

So I checked to see if there was a new version of my ROM. There was, so I did a backup, and then upgraded to the new Temasek’s unoffical Build v6.9 ROM. Sadly this made no difference. The problem persisted.

Then I checked GAPPS and noticed there was a new Open GAPPS as of the 20th April 2016. Coincidence!!!! I think not!

FYI: The one I flashed is called

It has updated a whole host of files and I am fairly confident I have found the cause of the problem.

Holiday in Mexico City – Part 1.


Here we sit in bar in Mexico City International Airport. Our flight is delayed by 6 hours, so there is no better time to tell you about our holiday in Mexico City and the surrounding areas.

Jo and I left London on the 8th April in a Bow’eing 747-400 , yes a very old Jumbo jet. We flew business class as this was a special occasion. (Jo’s first time in an aeroplane with a fold down bed).


Continue reading Holiday in Mexico City – Part 1.

Look at Bowens first GoPro video.

Watch “Mike & Jo mastering the ski lifts at Schmittenhöhe, Austria” on their GoPro Hero 4 silver.

We recently went skiing at Zell Am See in Austria, where I used my GoPro Hero 4 Silver to capture some video footage. I took over 140 HD videos over the 6 days and have been going through the clips using the GoPro studio. I made this short 1 minute video while learning to use the program.

I hope to create a few more short videos of our skiing.

I will do a review on the GoPro Hero 4 Silver in May when I have some time, as I will be using it again on an upcoming Mexican and Bali trip.

Let us know via the comments what you think about the video.