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    Default S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    Urgent help is required. I tried updating the firmware with Kies after which it said successful, the phone would not boot and is stuck at the samsung splash logo.

    I tried to fix it, but being a noobie, I think I made it worse. Can someone assist? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by coldtone26 View Post
    Urgent help is required. I tried updating the firmware with Kies after which it said successful, the phone would not boot and is stuck at the samsung splash logo.

    I tried to fix it, but being a noobie, I think I made it worse. Can someone assist? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    take out the battery (is it charged?) and gently press the battery connection pin in the phone. leave it without battery for about 2 hours. then reinsert battery and power up. sometimes after update it may take up to 15 min when phone start up.
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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by aspot72 View Post
    take out the battery (is it charged?) and gently press the battery connection pin in the phone. leave it without battery for about 2 hours. then reinsert battery and power up. sometimes after update it may take up to 15 min when phone start up.
    I fully charged the battery last night.

    What you saying is that it would take long to reboot while showing the Samsung splash screen?
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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    Sometimes it can take long time. Usually 3-5 mins,rarely 15 and VERY RARE occasion up to 30 min.

    Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk
    Current Devices : Motorola G 16GB
    Past devices :Sony Xperia SP C5303 LTE,S3 GT-I9305,S4 mini GT-I9195, N7100,HTC One (M7),Galaxy S3, HTC One S, HTC One X (S720e), Nexus Prime - HTC Pyramid - Nexus S - Samsung Galaxy S II - HTC Desire S - HTC Desire HD - HTC Desire Z - HTC HD2 - HTC Topaz - HTC Touch HD - HTC Touch Pro - HTC Diamond.
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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by aspot72 View Post
    Sometimes it can take long time. Usually 3-5 mins,rarely 15 and VERY RARE occasion up to 30 min.

    Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk
    I'll try it now and leave it for a bit and see what happens. If no luck, what's the next step?
    You must forgive me. This is my first time working with an Android.
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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    If nothing happens reflash the ROM again. This time use Emergency Recovery in KIES. Let me know how it goes...

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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    Do you have the steps for reflashing the ROM?
    How would I know if it was rooted?

    Another note, I remember when I clicked update OTA, it told me this was not allowed. Can't remember the exact message though
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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by coldtone26 View Post
    Do you have the steps for reflashing the ROM?
    How would I know if it was rooted?

    Another note, I remember when I clicked update OTA, it told me this was not allowed. Can't remember the exact message though
    Why are you bothering with ROOT? Do you need it? Sent you PM, do that first and then will see...
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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    I was just asking. will check PM now
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    Hi.
    Have you found a solution to this issue. I have the same problem. So far I have also tried using odin to flash ROMs to the phone but the problem still persists - the phone can't boot to home screen. Also, there seems to be no way of entering recovery mode for the international version for the S3 mini GT-I190.

    Please help.
    T.S.
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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    Try downloading CWM recovery. Load it via Odin. Then do a factory reset and reload firmware.
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    Default Re: S3 Mini (GT-I8190) not booting after firmware update

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by coldtone26 View Post
    Try downloading CWM recovery. Load it via Odin. Then do a factory reset and reload firmware.
    It has worked after using odin and using the CORRECT cwn. (I had tried a different version before and also manual/odin firmware upgrades to 4.1.2 ).

    The good thing is that finally after using i8190_buttonenable_cwm6.0.2.7.tar from http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...0&d=1361802048 I managed to use Volume Up + HOME + Power Button and I entered into recovery mode. I chose wiping data, but after the phone rebooted my apps I installed were still there and the firmware version was 4.1.2.




    Thank you,
    Trevor


    Thank you,
    Trevor

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