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How To Reformat Your Smartphone

Smartphones nowadays are essential to us especially to the new generations. There are various brands of smartphones such as Samsung, Apple, HTC, Blackberry, Motorola and many others. As a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone user, you found out your firmware is outdated but you can't update it via Samsung Kies 3 or OTA( auto update using your smartphone)?

Allow me to help you.

The solution---This method can be used also for other android samsung phones too :) (Note: These methods may void your warranty so take it at your own risk)
1. (For Samsung Galaxy S3 users only) You can follow this video -->‎ to enter recovery mode or factory reset your phone so that your phone wouldn't show " Your device is modified"
etc and the update will go on smoothly.

2. Completely reinstall a new firmware or you can call it 'format' your smartphone.


1.Download Ordin 3.07 from http://www.andromint.com/download-odin-latest-version/

2.Download your smartphone firmware from www.sammobile.com/firmwares/‎ Remember to register first or else you can't download it.

3.Start the format process.(just change the firmware to install if you are using different phone but bot all the buttons to press to access recovery and reset factory mode are the same)

Steps to Install firmware on Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)
4 .Switch off Galaxy S3 and wait five to six seconds for vibration to confirm complete power off

5. Boot device into Download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons until construction Android robot and a triangle appears onscreen. Now press Volume Up to continue to Download mode

6. Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as Administrator [to do so, right-click on Odin.exe and click Run as Administrator from context menu]

7. Connect Galaxy S3 to computer using USB cable, while device is in Download mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected, an Added message will appear in Odin. Also, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn blue with the COM port number, indicating successful connection

Note: If Added message does not appear, then try USB port located at rear of computer. If Odin still fails to recognise device, then re-install USB driver

8. Select these files, extracted from firmware folder, to install on phone

a) Click the PDA button and select .tar.md5 file
b) Click the Phone button and select MODEM in its name
c) Click the CSC button and select CSC in its name
d) Click the PIT button and select .pit file

Note: Ignore last three steps if such files do not exist.

Step-9: Configure Odin settings. Ensure Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin window but uncheck Re-Partition option; select it only when a .pit file is used

Step-10: Double check and click Start in Odin. The installation process should begin now and will take a few minutes to complete

Step-11: When the installation process is completed, the phone will automatically reboot. The successful installation will be indicated by a PASS message with green background in a box at the extreme left corner of Odin's screen. Unplug device from computer by disconnecting from USB cable

The firmware official update should now be installed and running on your Galaxy S3. Navigate to Settings > About phone > Android & Baseband Version, to verify new software version of the device.

How to Fix Bootloop Issue
If the Galaxy S3 gets stuck at booting animation or Samsung logo (after step-11), then place device in Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Home, Power and Volume Up buttons together. In recovery, perform the data wiping task by selecting Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Then select Wipe Cache Partition and once action is complet, reboot phone by selecting Reboot System Now. In Recovery Mode, use Volume keys to scroll between options and Power to select desired option. It should be noted that performing a wiping task will erase phone's internal memory.
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