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[GUIDE] Unroot / Unbrick, Flash official stock firmware on Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190

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shilva00

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Sep 30, 2015
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hi guys i my cousin send his samsung galaxy s3 mini. and it was stuck on boot (BOOTLOOP) i was looking for what firmware i need. i saw a loot of firmwares but i dont know which one i need to download

on the back side i see

MODEL: GT-I8190
FFC ID: A3LGTI8190
SNN: -I8190GSMH

so which i need to download for the correct firmware.
 

piralio

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Dec 29, 2016
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i m stuck on "odin v3.09" for my GT-I8190

Hi everybody,

I'm a newbie and i m stuck on "odin v3.09" for my GT-I8190 (windows 10).

1/ I followed the Tuto until it asked for "PDA" selection, on odin v3.09 i have no such choice except BL, AP, CP & CSC...so wich one is the right one ?

2/ I downloaded : cm14.1-20161227-UNOFFICIAL-golden and uncompressed it but i was unable to find inside any "home.tar" as it mentionned in the tuto. i obviously missed something but what ?

Many thanks in advance for your tips and answers

have a good day

andré
 

sgtgs

Senior Member
Sep 26, 2015
166
62
Hi everybody,

I'm a newbie and i m stuck on "odin v3.09" for my GT-I8190 (windows 10).

1/ I followed the Tuto until it asked for "PDA" selection, on odin v3.09 i have no such choice except BL, AP, CP & CSC...so wich one is the right one ?

2/ I downloaded : cm14.1-20161227-UNOFFICIAL-golden and uncompressed it but i was unable to find inside any "home.tar" as it mentionned in the tuto. i obviously missed something but what ?

Many thanks in advance for your tips and answers

have a good day

andré

Use the AP button, that is the same as PDA
 

mufegu

New member
Aug 23, 2018
1
0
Hello everyone

a friend of mine has requested my help since he couldn't turn on his phone the phone was in bootloop and I couldn't enter into recovery mode and only downloading rom part was enabled so itried to follow the instructions but when I was loading the rom with Odin it stuck at some point When writing system.img process and at downloading the screen on the phone the blue progress bar was at half level Odin showed FAİL error at the top.
now the phone is still not turning on and i still can't run recovery mode it is only showying blank white screen what do you think I should do?
 

RyuukenZenkou

Senior Member
May 14, 2016
204
21
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:cowboy:
Here is a full guide on how to unroot and back to official stock firmware for Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190. It is useful also if you soft brick your phone​

!!!BE SURE THAT YOU FLASH THE RIGHT FIRMWARE FOR YOUR VARIANT!!!​
Do it on your own responsibility! if you follow this guide properly u will be on the safe side ;)


samsung-galaxy-s-iii-mini-i8190-1.jpg



Before we proceed, make sure:

1-You have installed your Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190 USB drivers on your PC (the easiest way is to install Kies).

2-You need to enable USB debugging mode (Settings>Developer options) which is deactivated by default.

3-Your SIII Mini GT-I8190 should have 70-80% charge remaining.

4-Your SIII Mini GT-I8190 should be factory unlocked.

5-Backup your important data like Call logs, SMS and other data stored in phone memory in case if anything goes wrong, your data is not hurt.

6-Make sure that kies program is not running & disable antivirus.

This guide is only for Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190. So don’t bother to try it on other devices.



samsung-galaxy-s-iii-mini-i8190-3.jpg



How to do it:

Step 1) Turn OFF your mobile and go to Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home Buttons together for few seconds followed by Power button then proceed with volume up. (For some phones, when you see the construction Android robot and a triangle, press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode).

Step 2) Now open ODIN on your PC and connect your Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190 to your computer.

Step 3) Once your phone is successfully connected to your PC, the ID:COM box on ODIN will turn blue and will show the COM port number.

Step 4) unzip the downlowded file, u will get a Home.tar file.

Step 5) click on pda (in odin) and choose the file "Home.tar"

Step 6) check "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" options and make sure that "Re-Partition" is unchecked

Step 7) Click on Start button in ODIN window to start the installation process. The process will take few minutes to complete.

DO NOT UNPLUG USB CABLE WHILE EXECUTING THE PROCESS, YOU MAY BRICK YOUR PHONE!

Step 8) When the installation is completed, you read a "Pass". your phone will restart (first boot will take a longer time so don't panic) :good:


It is recommended to make hard reset after flashing to have a fresh official firmware

NOTE 1: If you flashed custom recovery when rooting, please restore your stock recovery, do it before flashing stock firmware: refer to tsy0n thread.

NOTE 2: If your phone stuck into a bootloop after flashing the firmware, take-off battery, reinsert it, boot in odin mode and flash "param.tar" (attached) as PDA.

NOTE 3: If you have a corrupted partition table, (Odin says: "there is no pit partition" or "Re-Partition operation failed"), flash pit file for your device (attached) (put it in pit window) with your firmware, in this case "Re-Partition" must be marked.

Odin troubleshooting: If Odin accidentally gives you "fail" try the following:
- Repeat procedure.
- Make sure that all actions of Kies are disabled from task manager.
- Change usb port.
- Try another usb cable (make sure it is the original).
- Try another Odin version.
- Uninstall and re-install driver.
- Try another computer.



Download Links:​
Odin

Don't forget to press THANKS & RATING buttons!
THX to @mattiawhite for "param_I8190N zip"

thank you so much. using this guide and another allowed me to revive my old phone.
 

D_Saint

Senior Member
Apr 10, 2011
62
1
Oporto
Hello.

I have a i8190n, in order to flash stock firmware with root is it required to flash previousl also stock recovery or not?
Please advise.
Gracias
 

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    :cowboy:
    Here is a full guide on how to unroot and back to official stock firmware for Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190. It is useful also if you soft brick your phone​

    !!!BE SURE THAT YOU FLASH THE RIGHT FIRMWARE FOR YOUR VARIANT!!!​
    Do it on your own responsibility! if you follow this guide properly u will be on the safe side ;)


    samsung-galaxy-s-iii-mini-i8190-1.jpg



    Before we proceed, make sure:

    1-You have installed your Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190 USB drivers on your PC (the easiest way is to install Kies).

    2-You need to enable USB debugging mode (Settings>Developer options) which is deactivated by default.

    3-Your SIII Mini GT-I8190 should have 70-80% charge remaining.

    4-Your SIII Mini GT-I8190 should be factory unlocked.

    5-Backup your important data like Call logs, SMS and other data stored in phone memory in case if anything goes wrong, your data is not hurt.

    6-Make sure that kies program is not running & disable antivirus.

    This guide is only for Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190. So don’t bother to try it on other devices.



    samsung-galaxy-s-iii-mini-i8190-3.jpg



    How to do it:

    Step 1) Turn OFF your mobile and go to Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home Buttons together for few seconds followed by Power button then proceed with volume up. (For some phones, when you see the construction Android robot and a triangle, press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode).

    Step 2) Now open ODIN on your PC and connect your Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190 to your computer.

    Step 3) Once your phone is successfully connected to your PC, the ID:COM box on ODIN will turn blue and will show the COM port number.

    Step 4) unzip the downlowded file, u will get a Home.tar file.

    Step 5) click on pda (in odin) and choose the file "Home.tar"

    Step 6) check "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" options and make sure that "Re-Partition" is unchecked

    Step 7) Click on Start button in ODIN window to start the installation process. The process will take few minutes to complete.

    DO NOT UNPLUG USB CABLE WHILE EXECUTING THE PROCESS, YOU MAY BRICK YOUR PHONE!

    Step 8) When the installation is completed, you read a "Pass". your phone will restart (first boot will take a longer time so don't panic) :good:


    It is recommended to make hard reset after flashing to have a fresh official firmware

    NOTE 1: If you flashed custom recovery when rooting, please restore your stock recovery, do it before flashing stock firmware: refer to tsy0n thread.

    NOTE 2: If your phone stuck into a bootloop after flashing the firmware, take-off battery, reinsert it, boot in odin mode and flash "param.tar" (attached) as PDA.

    NOTE 3: If you have a corrupted partition table, (Odin says: "there is no pit partition" or "Re-Partition operation failed"), flash pit file for your device (attached) (put it in pit window) with your firmware, in this case "Re-Partition" must be marked.

    Odin troubleshooting: If Odin accidentally gives you "fail" try the following:
    - Repeat procedure.
    - Make sure that all actions of Kies are disabled from task manager.
    - Change usb port.
    - Try another usb cable (make sure it is the original).
    - Try another Odin version.
    - Uninstall and re-install driver.
    - Try another computer.



    Download Links:​
    Odin

    Don't forget to press THANKS & RATING buttons!
    THX to @mattiawhite for "param_I8190N zip"
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    Sv: [GUIDE] Unroot, Flash official stock firmware on Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190

    You can also make full unroot using SuperSu app. :thumbup:
    u4ydedyz.jpg


    Sent through time and space from my s3mini.
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    Sv: [GUIDE] Unroot, Flash official stock firmware on Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190

    If you're on stock rom.. Reset your counter if you haven't yet, backup your data, flash stock recovery in cwm, make factory reset. I think that should restore status. Then you can flash back cwm with rommanager and restore your data.
    Can't think of any other way right now..
    But of course it won't work with a custom kernel or custom rom.
    Sent through time and space from my s3mini.
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    First of all, this is my first post, thank you all for providing me this excellent information source!

    I was looking for the original Dutch firmware, which I cant find in the list in this thread.

    I wan't to flash my Galaxy S 3 mini to official stock firmware, because I bought a T-mobile(provider) version yesterday(good price). Everytime I turn my phone on or off I see the damn T-mobile logo and sound, so I want to flash or if needed root.. I allready installed Kies and did a firmware update, but that updates to the same one I have now with the T-mobile logo..

    As far as I know, Kies does not provide an option for a clean firmware install without the T-Mobile provider logo and sounds on startup..

    This is my first smartphone, and I'm new to Android, so I will be doing lots of ready before I hook my device up to Odin!

    Thanks!
    if your phone carrier is T-Mobile, then you must flash stock firmware for T-Mobile.
    any way second post is updated. Netherlands added