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[Q] Can't modify anything on S3 mini

24th April 2014, 03:57 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all, I have been searching for info on this but I couldn't find anyone with the same issue than me.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, GT-8190.

The first symptom was that my phone reboots itself constantly. My phone is rooted. I have TWRP installed.

I tried to flash a stock rom with Odin, it seemed to go well, but when the phone rebooted it was the same as before. I tried wiping the data with TWRP but when it reboots, everything is there again. I tried uninstalling the apps manually, but when I reboot the phone, they appear again. It's like I can't change anything in the internal memory. I can't do a factory reset, it reboots exactly the same as before.

It is like the internal memory is completely frozen. If I uninstall a program, it reappears on reboot, If I install an app, it disappears, If I turn off the wifi, it appears ON when reboot...
I'm going crazy with this, please ask me if you need any more information.

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Martin.
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24th April 2014, 09:45 AM   |  #2  
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Hi all, I have been searching for info on this but I couldn't find anyone with the same issue than me.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, GT-8190.

The first symptom was that my phone reboots itself constantly. My phone is rooted. I have TWRP installed.

I tried to flash a stock rom with Odin, it seemed to go well, but when the phone rebooted it was the same as before. I tried wiping the data with TWRP but when it reboots, everything is there again. I tried uninstalling the apps manually, but when I reboot the phone, they appear again. It's like I can't change anything in the internal memory. I can't do a factory reset, it reboots exactly the same as before.

It is like the internal memory is completely frozen. If I uninstall a program, it reappears on reboot, If I install an app, it disappears, If I turn off the wifi, it appears ON when reboot...
I'm going crazy with this, please ask me if you need any more information.

Regards,
Martin.

if your phone is rooted then try to delete the apps in the system/apps using root explorer
24th April 2014, 03:26 PM   |  #3  
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if your phone is rooted then try to delete the apps in the system/apps using root explorer

I tried, anything I delete, it comes back after reboot, even if I copy a file while being connected to a PC, it disappears after reboot.
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I tried, anything I delete, it comes back after reboot, even if I copy a file while being connected to a PC, it disappears after reboot.

have you any backup which restores at boot?
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have you any backup which restores at boot?

No, I even tried to flash different roms on the phone, TWRP says it can't open the zip file, ODIN says that everything is OK, but when the phone boots, the old rom with all the files is there.
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Any help? anyone has a clue how can I deep wipe this phone?
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No, I even tried to flash different roms on the phone, TWRP says it can't open the zip file, ODIN says that everything is OK, but when the phone boots, the old rom with all the files is there.

i think you should go to samsung care service center
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Hi martinoj04,

Did you found a solution for this?
I am currently having the same issue with an Ace2 (GTI8160).

Any helps or pointer would be appreciated.

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