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Galaxy S3- Problems reinstalling deleted apk files

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Madmax22, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Madmax22

    Madmax22 Newbie
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    Dear experts

    I deleted a load of bloats on my Galaxy S3, and in doing so, managed to delete some apk files that I actually needed! A common (and stupid) mistake it seems!

    From the beginning- My phone was running really badly, so I backed up my files, settings, apps etc in the kies programme on my laptop, then did a hard reset. After that I installed Kingo Root and rooted my phone. Then I installed Root Browser and BusyBox. Through the Root Browser app I deleted all most all of the bloatware listed here- http://www.droidviews.com/list-of-b...ng-galaxy-devices-that-can-be-safely-removed/

    The phone is now running great, but I've deleted/done something that means my phone will no longer connect to the kies programme. I thought it could be because I deleted this- wssyncmlnps.apk. I downloaded version v43_1310_3_1 on www.android-apk.org, but it wouldn't work to reinstall it on my phone.

    I've also deleted the alarm clock app, and have tried downloading and reinstalling various versions. It has worked to reinstall, but then won't open!

    Any help for this amateur would be most appreciated. All I really care about is getting access to my contacts, messages, calender and notes.

    Robert

    P.S I also tried using Airmore and GT data recovery.

     

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  2. Best Answer:
    Post #8 by Jfalls63, Oct 20, 2016 (1 points)
  3. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    Kies will not work with a rooted device as far as being able to backup or restore data.
    You might be better off flashing back to stock and then use a app like Package Disabler Pro to disable the bloat that you normally cannot in the App Manager.
    If you decide to try rooting again, the best way is to install a custom recovery first so you can make a stock backup which can be restored if needed. Flashing SuperSu update zip in recovery will complete the rooting process.
    Using a app like Titanium Backup to freeze/ disable the bloat instead of deleting.
    Either method, Package Disabler Pro or Titanium backup will let you re-enable something if phone starts acting up.
     
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  4. Madmax22

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    Thanks for your reply Jfalls63.
    Ok I'll flash back to stock. But I'm a real novice- could you advise me on how to do that?
    I also deleted PreloadInstaller.apk. Does this mean that none of the apps I deleted will return? Droidviews.com says this-
    "If you are going to delete bloat apps on a Samsung Galaxy device, make sure you also delete a file called PreloadInstaller.apk or most deleted apps will be automatically re-installed by your device on the next boot."
    I've noticed today that I also cannot delete anything on my sd card, nor save photos to it!
     
  5. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    What is your complete model number, country and carrier?
    I'll try and locate your stock firmware at Sammobile.
     
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  6. Madmax22

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    Model number- GT-19300
    Version- 4.3
    Country- Sweden
    Carrier (network provider)- Comviq (Though the phone is unlocked/available for use with all carriers)
     
  7. Madmax22

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  8. ThePhizzle

    ThePhizzle Well-Known Member

    Rom manager apk in google play store should do then the apk will help to automatically download cwm custom recovery then google cwm stock (the sg3 model).md5 download i prefer slimkat its already free of bloat but the right ones are deleted,so if you would like that one google cwm stock (the sg3 model) slimkat.md5 downlods.
    You can also use odin but thats if your okay with swiping the phone clear first.
    Be sure to follow instructions very carefully as to avoid a brick.
    Good luck.
     
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  9. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

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  10. ThePhizzle

    ThePhizzle Well-Known Member

    Ok took a little long to finish my last post,and see you found the odin instuctions,
    That should work just fine,make sure you see what model sgh-×××× and service and last firmware as i assume its JB from the odin instructions.
     
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  11. ThePhizzle

    ThePhizzle Well-Known Member

    Jfalls advice is well knowledge-based and officiant your safest bet is to follow his instructions,plus his Internet is way faster,all the makings of a head developer,hehe.
     
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  12. Madmax22

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    Thanks so much for your help guys! Odin download recommends that beginners use www.oneclickroot.com to make the whole process easier, otherwise I could likely brick my phone. What do you think?
    Jfalls- the firmware you sent has PDA- I9300XXUGND5. On my phone the baseband version is I9300XXUGNA8. Should that be ok?
     
  13. Madmax22

    Madmax22 Newbie
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    Do I need to also think about downloading samsung usb drivers and device drivers?
     
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  14. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    In a rush for work this morning. Pull up your phone dialer key pad and enter *#1234#
    List what you have for PDA, CSC and modem
     
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  15. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    You have Kies installed in your PC and it comes with all Samsung USB drivers.
    Sometimes Kies and Odin don't work well together so if there is a problem flashing, might need to disable Kies.
     
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  16. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    The best way to root a S3 is with a custom recovery. A lot of the 1 click root tools will work but more trouble than their worth.
    Nandriod backups are your best friend with a rooted device. You need a custom recovery to make and restore them
     
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  17. Madmax22

    Madmax22 Newbie
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    AP: l9300XXUGNG3
    CP: l9300XXUGNA8
    CSC: l9300XEOGNG1
     
  18. Madmax22

    Madmax22 Newbie
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    Ok, thanks. And disabling kies won't delete my data that's stored in kies will it? It will come back when I bring back kies again?
    Please don't be late for work by helping me :)
     
  19. Madmax22

    Madmax22 Newbie
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    Ok. I'll read up on nandroid backups
     
  20. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    Hold off in deleting Kies, there is a way to prevent it from automatically starting on your pc, I just have to find it.
     
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  25. Madmax22

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    OH MY GOD it actually worked!!! I downloaded the Polish firmware you recommended and ran it through Odin. Kies didn't pop up and interfere with the process. I was then able to connect to Kies again and reinstall all my data, contacts, memos etc. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

    With regards to rooting again, I'm open to the idea, but I wonder if it's necessary/recommended for someone like me? It would be nice if my phone ran as well as possible, with less lag, no bloats and improved battery power.
    On the other hand though, I don't use it for gaming or anything too advanced and I'm not very tech-savvy. I don't plan to customise the phone into a super machine; I just want improved performance and life-span. I wonder if I can achieve this without rooting the phone.....what do you think?

    I guess I'm a bit nervous of something going wrong, having just gone through this current process.

    On another note- Yesterday when trying to retrieve my deleted apk files, I used a programme called EaseUS mobilsaver. I quit the process half way through, after reading bad reviews. But as the software scanned my phone, it brought up around 1800 images that I have previously deleted and can no longer see on the phone. Is it possible that these are still on the phone, and can I permanently delete them and other information in order to improve my phone's performance?
     
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