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    Default S3 won't turn on after factory reset

    I just got an S3 from my friend. The phone was working just fine and then she performed a factory reset before handing it off to me. Now the phone will not turn on past the samsung screen. I have no idea what to do - I've restarted it in recovery mode and clicked factory reset again and then reboot and it still won't turn on. Is there something that I'm missing that I should be doing?
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    Default Re: S3 won't turn on after factory reset

    Welcome to the forums!

    Sorry about your problem; unfortunately it's somewhat common. You can try the following:
    - boot into Recovery mode and clear the cache
    - shut the phone off completely and pull the battery for a couple of minutes and then reinsert it, then power it on again

    If none of the above appear to make any difference then you'll have to reload the firmware from scratch. I'd suggest using the Kies software (just Google it - if the phone had the 4.3 firmware then you'll need Kies v3). Just choose the second item in the Tools menu (Firmware upgrade and initialization) and follow the instructions.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: S3 won't turn on after factory reset

    I'm in the same boat, and tried the Kies Firmware Upgrade and Initialisation but it says it won't support my phone's model number?
    Help!
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    Default Re: S3 won't turn on after factory reset

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by Evey Burilin View Post
    I'm in the same boat, and tried the Kies Firmware Upgrade and Initialisation but it says it won't support my phone's model number
    You are entering the model number in CAPS? (Kies is very dumb about that.)

    Are you using the correct version of Kies? (If your phone had 4.3 or greater firmware you need to use Kies v3; if it had earlier firmware you need to use Kies v2.6.)

    If none of that works then you can try manually loading the firmware using a tool called Odin (just Google it - look for v3.07; find a source on XDA). Depending on your model number you can find the latest firmware online or over in the XDA forums. Instructions on how to use Odin can be found here.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk

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