1. IBRAR PRINCE's Avatar
    i have samsung galaxy s3 mini gt-i8190n i want to flash it with odin but i see a movie wonders of nature in it i dont want to delete it can you tell me that after flashing it will be deleted or not i tried factory reset many times but it not delete i want to flash stock rom again
    07-13-2017 01:42 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    It will all be gone. You should back it all up first
    07-14-2017 08:22 AM
  3. smvim's Avatar
    If you're using Odin to flash a stock ROM it will not affect your saved files but it's always a good practice to back up everything. Phone storage media and microSD card media just are not reliable as long-term storage so set up a back up solution now. Don't put this off, it needs to be done. Also, flashing a ROM on your S3 is something of a delicate task so while your saved data should be OK it's still a big risk.
    But getting back to your query, the storage media in your S3 is divided into different partitions, most are dedicated to the operating system (Android) and one is set aside as a general user data partition. All your files and apps you install get saved to this data partition. So you've got essentially two separate sections -- the various system-related partitions that you typically only have very limited access to, and the data partition, where all your stuff reside.
    Note that a Factory Reset only affects that data partition, it does nothing to the system partitions, and contrarily flashing a stock ROM will only affect those system partitions and, as long as you can follow instructions properly, it does not affect that data partition. So when you're setting up Odin to flash a stock ROM, just be sure to follow directions. (Emphasis on 'stock' as a custom, third-party ROM involves a different set of procedures).
    07-14-2017 12:30 PM

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