1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Android has a massive Virus HELP

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GlenCoco, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. GlenCoco

    GlenCoco Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello, i helping a friend, with his phone, since i'm an apple guy i don't know a thing, i would love to recive some help for you :)

    anywyas my friend got some apps and ruined his phone, it erased everything and when i restarted everytime it shows me systask error and has to close, or other apps, it's super slow, rebots many times, and instals porn appas and many other and i can't even acces root or even settings

    help what can i do ?

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    VIP Member

    Hello there!
    Well, let's start out by telling us what make/model the device is, what carrier it is on, and if possible the Android version.
    If you cannot tell the Android version because the device is relatively unusable, no worries. We can start with the device make and model and carrier:)
  3. GlenCoco

    GlenCoco Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Ok thank you is a samsung galaxy

  4. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    VIP Member

    Well, the thing I guess I would do is to go to Sammobile.com, and click on the "firmware" tab.
    You can set up a free account there to download the correct firmware version for the model, GT-I8190L, find the correct country and carrier, and download the firmware. It will take what seems like forever, but no worries, it will download:)

    Follow the instructions on how to flash the firmware via a computer program called ODIN.
    Do you have the usb cord to connect to the computer with?
    Also, to flash the firmware, the device needs to be in "download" mode. To enter that mode, I believe you need to shutoff the device. Make sure it is fully powered down.
    Then, hold down the home button, then hold down the volume down button, and while holding those 2 buttons down, press and hold the power button. When all 3 buttons are held down, a screen will come up that have a warning. Choose volume up.
    See this video:

    To get out of that mode if needed, simply pull the battery and put it back in.

    Any questions, just ask:)
  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    VIP Member

    By the way, I did move this thread into your device forum just in case I get stumped :)
    Take note of the url to follow it later. Or you can follow your original link as I left a 3 day redirect:)

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Forum

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini release date was November 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, NovaThor U8420 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

November 2012
Release Date

Share This Page