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Old September 16th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default reset galaxy s3 that has broken screen

I plan on selling my galaxy s3 because I broke the screen. The phone still turns on but the screen is black. Since I'm selling it I want to do a factory reset. Is there anyway to do this with a broken screen? The device is not rooted.

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Old September 16th, 2012, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why not just do it through Samsung kies?
Although if you do have a password/pin allocated to your device, The device needs to be unlocked to enable kies to work with your device.
So if it’s just your screen that’s broken your ok, As you will be able to press buttons on your screen, However if your touch screen isn’t working you now have a £500 brick, Although you could take it to be repaired ( I charge £90 for a new screen and £40 fitting)

Second hand SGS3 Broken Screen =Worth £45

Second hand SGS3 Good condition = £250 - £300
But:
Repairs for SGS3 = £100-£180






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Why not just do it through Samsung kies?
Although if you do have a password/pin allocated to your device, The device needs to be unlocked to enable kies to work with your device.
So if itís just your screen thatís broken your ok, As you will be able to press buttons on your screen, However if your touch screen isnít working you now have a £500 brick, Although you could take it to be repaired ( I charge £90 for a new screen and £40 fitting)

Second hand SGS3 Broken Screen =Worth £45

Second hand SGS3 Good condition = £250 - £300
But:
Repairs for SGS3 = £100-£180





I can't press any buttons but I don't have a pin lock. How would I use Kies?
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I plan on selling my galaxy s3 because I broke the screen. The phone still turns on but the screen is black. Since I'm selling it I want to do a factory reset. Is there anyway to do this with a broken screen? The device is not rooted.
i have experience that when ever any one has any problem in his smartphone like you have n your s3 then he or she tries to sell his or her device in a cheap rate at ebay , swappa or any other place . I hope you would get the solution for your s3 but if you cant and decide to sell your device then i would suggest that do not forget to check it s current market value at Movaluate.com. according to this report movaluate.com/samsung/galaxy-s-iii from movaluate even NON FUNCTIONAL S3 has still worth of $$200 .
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So i'm hoping it worked, but what I did, (since my screen is all blacked out) was plug it into my computer via USB cord, then open the correct drive, right+click on the "phone" and select format. "It will ask you if you are sure you want to format, it will delete all information on the phone".
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Default Re: reset galaxy s3 that has broken screen

Isnt there a manual button press combination to factory reset from boot?
Or can anyone give a up/down step by step guide to wipe the phone with a blindfold on (broken screen)
Without a computer?
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