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[Q] Cannot Hard Reset Galaxy S3 Mini

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25th April 2014, 01:41 PM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone here

I have Samsung galaxy S3 mini which i bought about a year back from another country , and i am having an un explainable problem with my device

The device gets restarted by itself in a short span of time ,and if i switch it of or restart , the device goes back to an earlier stage .(ie into a state how it was 2 months back ,including all the settings,wallpaper,call log ,messages etc) i tried doing Factory reset and failed as the device restarts when i press the factory reset tab..

I also tried Data Wipe through recovery mode and it didn't work either ..

i tried Data wipe + clean catch and doesn't work Also there is a notice in android recovery, which states:
did not match sized '/system/csc/common/system/csc/feature.xml' (no data available)

tried installing Stock ROM via odin and many custom roms ..nothing works

as of now , my phone is un usable


please any help would be appreciated (dont ask me about the warranty as its purchased from outside and its been a year now , taking to the Samsung service center here was too dumb , as even they have no idea about this bug )
25th April 2014, 01:48 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by zk666

Hi everyone here

I have Samsung galaxy S3 mini which i bought about a year back from another country , and i am having an un explainable problem with my device

The device gets restarted by itself in a short span of time ,and if i switch it of or restart , the device goes back to an earlier stage .(ie into a state how it was 2 months back ,including all the settings,wallpaper,call log ,messages etc) i tried doing Factory reset and failed as the device restarts when i press the factory reset tab..

I also tried Data Wipe through recovery mode and it didn't work either ..

i tried Data wipe + clean catch and doesn't work Also there is a notice in android recovery, which states:
did not match sized '/system/csc/common/system/csc/feature.xml' (no data available)

tried installing Stock ROM via odin and many custom roms ..nothing works

as of now , my phone is un usable


please any help would be appreciated (dont ask me about the warranty as its purchased from outside and its been a year now , taking to the Samsung service center here was too dumb , as even they have no idea about this bug )


as it seems that your csc code is wrong.
search for a ROM that supports your country or flash carbon11 or cm11 (but no guarranty)

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25th April 2014, 01:59 PM   |  #3  
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Maybe it's a fake

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Try install another recovery, maybe twrp or cwm

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25th April 2014, 04:51 PM   |  #4  
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as it seems that your csc code is wrong.
search for a ROM that supports your country or flash carbon11 or cm11 (but no guarranty)

m.

thanks for the reply ...but its in its official firmware , not yet rooted so how could be the CSC be wrong ?

for carbon mod 11 ,ill try downloading

the thing is i ve installed another rom..odin shows its successful , but my phone restarts in the same old situation
25th April 2014, 05:04 PM   |  #5  
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Maybe it's a fake

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Try install another recovery, maybe twrp or cwm

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how to do that ? ie how to install any other recovery ? i am a newbie here

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25th April 2014, 05:25 PM   |  #6  
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how to do that ? ie how to install any other recovery ? i am a newbie here

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just flash another via odin
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Sorry I am experiencing the same problem and thought I was alone. Please if anyone has a solution to this please assist


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Originally Posted by zk666

Hi everyone here

I have Samsung galaxy S3 mini which i bought about a year back from another country , and i am having an un explainable problem with my device

The device gets restarted by itself in a short span of time ,and if i switch it of or restart , the device goes back to an earlier stage .(ie into a state how it was 2 months back ,including all the settings,wallpaper,call log ,messages etc) i tried doing Factory reset and failed as the device restarts when i press the factory reset tab..

I also tried Data Wipe through recovery mode and it didn't work either ..

i tried Data wipe + clean catch and doesn't work Also there is a notice in android recovery, which states:
did not match sized '/system/csc/common/system/csc/feature.xml' (no data available)

tried installing Stock ROM via odin and many custom roms ..nothing works

as of now , my phone is un usable


please any help would be appreciated (dont ask me about the warranty as its purchased from outside and its been a year now , taking to the Samsung service center here was too dumb , as even they have no idea about this bug )

14th May 2014, 02:38 PM   |  #8  
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how to do that ? ie how to install any other recovery ? i am a newbie here

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Download cwm for s3 mini and flash it through stock recovery

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Originally Posted by zk666

Hi everyone here

I have Samsung galaxy S3 mini which i bought about a year back from another country , and i am having an un explainable problem with my device

The device gets restarted by itself in a short span of time ,and if i switch it of or restart , the device goes back to an earlier stage .(ie into a state how it was 2 months back ,including all the settings,wallpaper,call log ,messages etc) i tried doing Factory reset and failed as the device restarts when i press the factory reset tab..

I also tried Data Wipe through recovery mode and it didn't work either ..

i tried Data wipe + clean catch and doesn't work Also there is a notice in android recovery, which states:
did not match sized '/system/csc/common/system/csc/feature.xml' (no data available)

tried installing Stock ROM via odin and many custom roms ..nothing works

as of now , my phone is un usable


please any help would be appreciated (dont ask me about the warranty as its purchased from outside and its been a year now , taking to the Samsung service center here was too dumb , as even they have no idea about this bug )

hello man , could u please tell us if u solve ur problem ? if YES , how ? Thank u in Advance.

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