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[Guide] Restore you phone to factory by Samsung Kies. Works on most Samsung units.

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Default [Guide] Restore you phone to factory by Samsung Kies. Works on most Samsung units.

I see a lot of post asking :"How to restore phone to factory ?".I always do this way after i backup all i need and important data from my phone.

I use Samsung Kies. They can be find HERE
1. Start Kies
2.Click Tools-> Firmware upgrade and initilazation
3.Type in model of your phone for example AT&T is : SGH-I747 ( all in capital letters) click OK. In some cases letter after number can be small. In example for Samsung Galaxy S3 Rogers you can try SGH-I747m.
4.Then type serial number off the stcker under battery also in capital letters click OK
5.There will be info about firmware click OK
6.Info about software version. Put your phone in download mode by pressing volume down key, home button and power button then connect to PC using orginal USB cable, click OK
7. Follow info on screen.
8. Phone will reboot by itself when all is done correctly.
Enjoy virgin phone llike from store. In some cases you will need to do OTA upgrade after all of this.

Good luck

EDIT: I notice that sometimes you don't have to put phone in to download mode at all. Just connect and do step 2.

EDIT2 : If you update to 4.3 by OTA or if you install 4.3 bootloader on ATT S3 (I747) DO NOT USE THIS METOD. You will brick your phone.
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Good write up! Looks straightforward enough but you never with all the strange cats here :thumbup:

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you cant do this if your ROMed right?
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you cant do this if your ROMed right?
You can do this as long as you can get to download mode. Don't need to download any rom, patches etc. Kies will do this for you as long as you type correct model number and serial in window box when asked.
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I see lot of post asking how to restore phone to factory .I always do this way after i backup all i need and important data from my phone.

Use Samsung Kies:
1. Start Kies
2.Click Tools-> Firmware upgrade and initilazation
3.Write model of your phone in example AT&T is : SGH-I747 ( all in capitals letters) click OK
4.From behind of battery serial in capitol letters click OK
5.There will be info about firmware click OK
6.Info about software version. Put your phone in download mode and connect to PC using orginal USB click OK
7. Follow info on screen.
8. After all will done phone will reboot.
Enjoy virgin phone llike from store. In some cases you will need to do OTA upgrade after all of this.

Good luck
For step 4 you can get the serial number without removing the battery. Go to:
Settings->About device->Status. Then scroll down to view your phone's serial number.

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I see lot of post asking how to restore phone to factory .I always do this way after i backup all i need and important data from my phone.

Use Samsung Kies:
1. Start Kies
2.Click Tools-> Firmware upgrade and initilazation
3.Write model of your phone in example AT&T is : SGH-I747 ( all in capitals letters) click OK
4.From behind of battery serial in capitol letters click OK
5.There will be info about firmware click OK
6.Info about software version. Put your phone in download mode and connect to PC using orginal USB click OK
7. Follow info on screen.
8. After all will done phone will reboot.
Enjoy virgin phone llike from store. In some cases you will need to do OTA upgrade after all of this.

Good luck
After step 2. I get the following pop up window "'SGH-I747' does not support initializing." Any ideas?

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After step 2. I get the following pop up window "'SGH-I747' does not support initializing." Any ideas?
Ok l2read instructions hehe I had phone plugged in before I should have... this time got to step 4 and it keeps telling me to recheck serial#. I've put it in several times no dice.... keeps asking me to recheck, weird
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Make sure letters are in capitol. From what provider you have your phone? Turn on phone and check serial in settings->about device->status
Also check model in about device
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Make sure letters are in capitol. From what provider you have your phone? Turn on phone and check serial in settings->about device->status
Also check model in about device
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I quadroople checked my model name "SGH-I747" and serial# (from about device>status and behind the battery) and still getting that stupid error. I wonder if it does a check with Samsung on device registration? I know I registered it but I will be giving them a call regardless to see what the problem is with Kies/Serial# issue. Thanks for your help!
 
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Cool, thanks for sharing!

This will most probably be how I will upgrade to Jelly Bean
Samsung Galaxy S3 i747m 32Gb + 64Gb ext. SD
Stock TW Kit Kat 4.4.2 + root + Xposed + Wanam
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Samsung Galaxy S i9000m 16Gb + 16Gb ext. SD
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I see lot of post asking how to restore phone to factory .I always do this way after i backup all i need and important data from my phone.

Use Samsung Kies:
1. Start Kies
2.Click Tools-> Firmware upgrade and initilazation
3.Write model of your phone in example AT&T is : SGH-I747 ( all in capitals letters) click OK
4.From behind of battery serial in capitol letters click OK
5.There will be info about firmware click OK
6.Info about software version. Put your phone in download mode and connect to PC using orginal USB click OK
7. Follow info on screen.
8. After all will done phone will reboot.
Enjoy virgin phone llike from store. In some cases you will need to do OTA upgrade after all of this.

Good luck
This will not affect the SD card correct?

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