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Question [Q] Can I factory reset using Odin?

So I was playing with Carbon ROM and left the phone totally emptied of battery overnight.
Wake up, charge the phone a bit, after boot it stuck at boot animation and bootloop.

Tried to go to recovery mode, stuck at TWRP intro screen and bootloop again.

Flash Carbon again using Odin, didn't fix the problem.
Flash official ROM using Odin, now phone boot directly into TWRP intro screen and stuck there.
Flash again using Odin together with PIT file, didn't solve the issue.

So, something seems to be stuck and I cannot factory reset.

Finally flash the stock recovery from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...highlight=root
Boot into stock recovery, factory reset/wipe.
Reflash ROM using Odin again. This time it works.

Is there a way I can do factory reset ONLY using Odin if I can't get to recovery mode like above?
I search the web but didn't find satisfactory answer.
 
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So I was playing with Carbon ROM and left the phone totally emptied of battery overnight.
Wake up, charge the phone a bit, after boot it stuck at boot animation and bootloop.

Tried to go to recovery mode, stuck at TWRP intro screen and bootloop again.

Flash Carbon again using Odin, didn't fix the problem.
Flash official ROM using Odin, now phone boot directly into TWRP intro screen and stuck there.
Flash again using Odin together with PIT file, didn't solve the issue.

So, something seems to be stuck and I cannot factory reset.

Finally flash the stock recovery from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...highlight=root
Boot into stock recovery, factory reset/wipe.
Reflash ROM using Odin again. This time it works.

Is there a way I can do factory reset ONLY using Odin if I can't get to recovery mode like above?
I search the web but didn't find satisfactory answer.

Hi,

strange that you get a bootloop after a empty battery. I think something went wrong when you flash it. Didn't had such problems.
Odin is only for flashing recovery and rom. It can't only reset factory reset/wipe. You must use your recovery for that.

The recovery should work Always. Did you tried Volume up, main button and power button? Or trough the rom itself after restart?


What I did:

Rooted my stock rom with odin
Flashed CWM recovery ( not twtrp) in Odin.

factory reset/wipe
Format data and media
format system
wipe cache
wipe dalvik
Installed my Rom and Gapps in recovery
factory reset
wipe cache
wipe dalvik
Reboot system
.

Maybe it works for you also.

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Somehow my recovery got corrupted and preventing the phone to boot properly.

The combo button work but it will just stuck there.

Flashing recovery seems to be the only solution.

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Device: Samsung Galaxy S III Mini N
ROM: CyanogenMod xx.x
Kernel: Whatever interesting..
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Hello,
Unfortunely you cannot do a factory reset/wipe data using Odin. Odin is only used for rooting & flashing roms but not doing a factory reset. You can do a factory by booting into recovery mode by doing Volume Up > Home Button > Power Button.

I hope everything goes well.

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