1. AC Question's Avatar
    I know nothing about phones really. I bought this phone off a friend who bought it brand new . Its not rooted or anything. I had T-Mobile unlock it for me. I went to factory reset it because i wanted to sell it. It came up with errors , like it couldn't mount /data or /cache . I clicked to reboot the phone. Now its stuck on the T-Mobile Loading screen.

    Whyy???? How do i fix this?? Omg i needed the money to pay the electric bill!
    07-18-2014 05:44 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    This may be of interest:

    http://www.android.gs/recovery-mode-galaxy-s3/

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-18-2014 06:00 PM
  3. SeriousLag's Avatar
    It took me to recovery mode and thats where the error pops up that it 'failed to mount /data'
    I know how to put it back in recovery mode but its not helping anything. i have no idea what to do.
    07-18-2014 06:04 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    I'm sorry, I thought you'd just tried the factory reset. I'll do some thinking and get back on it if nobody else replies.

    By the way is the friend a good friend?

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-18-2014 06:20 PM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    Are you able to boot into safe mode? This says how:

    http://www.droidista.com/2014/04/Sam...rn-On.html?m=1

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-18-2014 06:36 PM
  6. SeriousLag's Avatar
    She got a brand new phone at the time (always has to have the latest) thats the only reason she was selling.
    I actually cleared the cache and data in recovery mode , then rebooted, it was on the tmobile loading screen for awhile , then finally turned on.
    I'm afraid to sell it though because of this. Do you think this would be a recurring issue?
    07-18-2014 06:51 PM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    Do you mean you'd managed to clear data and cache partition when you first posted? I was under the impression you'd tried and failed. So you're saying you succeeded but the phone took ages to fully reboot afterwards, stuck on the T-mobile screen? Or did you have another go at getting into Recovery? (I'm sorry, I've woken before dawn and I hardly know what I'm saying.) If you need to sell quick to pay your bill you can't really test it yourself for a while. Perhaps just be upfront with the buyer.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-18-2014 10:49 PM

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