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Help newbie tryed rooting with out debugging on and failed now debugging all grayed out

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jamesy55, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. jamesy55

    jamesy55 Lurker
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    Help newbie hear I tried for the fist time to root my S3 mini modal GT-18190N with odin and did not enable debugging so it started and failed phone still works but Developers options are all grayed out so I can not now enable debugging or any of the options now at all can some one help please

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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Hey jamesy55, welcome to our AndroidForums!

    I've moved your thread over to the all-things-root area for the S3 Mini since you'll get better views and responses over here.

  3. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

    Hey jamesy and welcome to the forum :)

    First, i think the problem with your developer options is that you haven't turned on the "on/off switch" at the top of the developer options menu (at least that was the problem I had with my last Samsung :rolleyes: )

    However, not having usb debugging enabled isn't the reason Odin failed. Odin and downloading mode operate completely independent of the operating system (if it didn't, Odin would have no way to reflash a phone if the operating system became corrupt)

    Now, i don't own your device, so I'm not really sure what did cause it to fail... Could you post the info that Odin shows when it fails?
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  4. Guggy

    Guggy Android Enthusiast

    The reason it is greyed out is due to DEV OPTIONS being OFF, turn them back on! C:
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  5. jamesy55

    jamesy55 Lurker
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    yes you where right sorry about that now rooted:)thanks to your help a big thanks to you:)
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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.

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