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Odin Flash Failure & Virus Removal

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kelvin S, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Kelvin S

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    I recently bought a used Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and it appears to be infected with viruses (I did several factory resets including at least 2 hard resets and there are random programs that stay installed). I want to remove them before actually using the phone as my main phone. The phone works however. It will both connect to the internet and make calls. I put the phone into download/developer mode prior to connecting it to the PC and I tried to use both Odin 3.09 and Odin 3.07 to put stock firmware I downloaded from www.sammobile.com onto the phone. I was following the guide located at http://www.droidviews.com/install-stock-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices-using-odin/

    Please help! I do not have a lot of money to buy a new phone which is why I bought this used one in the first place. I am using Windows 10 on my PC. Another question mark that may be hindering me is that I do not know what service the phone was originally tied to and the firmwares seem to be carrier based? I bought the phone in South Africa, but I do not know if it originated here.

    The download bar never even began to move on the phone display during this process.

    This is the fail message Odin 3.09 gave me

    <ID:0/005> Added!!

    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..

    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    <OSM> Please wait..

    <OSM> I8190XXAMC1_I8190OJVAMC3_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.

    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    <OSM> Leave CS..

    <ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..

    <ID:0/005> File analysis..

    <ID:0/005> SetupConnection..

    <ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.

    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

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
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