What files are needed to reinstall OS in unrooted, unbacked up, bootlooped Samsung Galaxy Ace Q?

QUANstuckDRY

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Smartphone hasn't been backed up, has never been rooted so there are no files to restore. It can get into recovery mode and factory wipe, but I have data I want to recover from the internal SD so that's the last thing I want to do. I'd Rather brick the phone and try again later than wipe it.
 

Rukbat

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You have to reflash the ROM - which will wipe your data. You could try reading this post to see if you can pull off any files before you reflash the ROM.