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[Q] i9300(international) 4.1.3 upgrade settings issue even after hard reset

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18th February 2014, 05:36 PM   |  #1  
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Hi All,
1. i9300(unlocked international) got an upgrade 4.1.3 after that my setting link wont work at all,
2. tried a lot of things but nothing worked and had to hard reset
3. After rebooting it opens the welcome page and "unfortunately, settings has stopped"
4. Called Samsung -> they do not support international unlocked phones in the USA
5. Tried odin but it doesn't detect on my computer (yellow/blue tab) although i can go to download screen
6. Tried to install 4.4.2(omni) /4.1.2 -apply update from ext storage but it fails "e signature verification failed"
7. My phone is not rooted, i cannot enable the USB debug option now as phone settings does not work.

How do i proceed ? Tried this link( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2163284) which says "flash ROM" /"flash gapps" but How? AM i missing something, i am not a developer could you please let me know in a layman's terms?
18th February 2014, 06:15 PM   |  #2  
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Faulty firmware is your problem with settings ,

The link you post is not for this phone .


USB debugging is not relevant .


STICKYS
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2344125


Odin no connection see multiple identical posts .
Basics are change cable use USB motherboard port install Kies/ USB drivers .
Try another computer clean usb port .
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18th February 2014, 06:26 PM   |  #3  
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boot the phone into the recovery mode then choose format the phone ( you will lose every thing on your phone except external storage will be untouched but it's the only way now ) you should back up your files weekly

funny thing there is no 4.1.3 only 4.1.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.3 JB

to install a custom rom u must have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP or PHILX touch and in order to install a custom recovery you must be rooted

gapps are google apps for any AOSP/AOKP roms only ,, Samsung stock rom doesn't need this

since your warranty has ended long time ago just root the phone already
18th February 2014, 06:47 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by 6210classick

boot the phone into the recovery mode then choose format the phone ( you will lose every thing on your phone except external storage will be untouched but it's the only way now ) you should back up your files weekly

funny thing there is no 4.1.3 only 4.1.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.3 JB

to install a custom rom u must have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP or PHILX touch and in order to install a custom recovery you must be rooted

gapps are google apps for any AOSP/AOKP roms only ,, Samsung stock rom doesn't need this

since your warranty has ended long time ago just root the phone already

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Your reply has nothing at all to do with the question posted .
18th February 2014, 07:17 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks!
Perfect JJEgan
I was able to root my device ..will try the next options to recover/install and update this thread.
18th February 2014, 07:39 PM   |  #6  
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Install Aborts
Hi All,
I was able to root the phone and then install CWM , now i tried installing OMNI and Hellkat but it keeps aborting ...could you tell me a better OS -Kit Kat or something else , I am trying from external sd card is that the problem?
I did follow this. tech.gamotech.com/how-to-install-android-4-4-kitkat-on-samsung-galaxy-s3-i9300
18th February 2014, 10:33 PM   |  #7  
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yipee
hey guys,
thanks a ton, I was able to use odin and install 4.1.2 will see if can move to kitkat asap, I have always had freeze issue which was fixed by xda's fix.
20th February 2014, 08:13 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by naveenspatil

hey guys,
thanks a ton, I was able to use odin and install 4.1.2 will see if can move to kitkat asap, I have always had freeze issue which was fixed by xda's fix.

to install any ROM it's recommended that you have the latest RECOVERY installed

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