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If you have a rooted Galaxy S3 Mini GT-i8190, and you would like to unroot it to get your warranty back or your phone is soft bricked, you can use the following step by step guide.

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Warning: We shall not take responsibility for any damages incurred. If you follow these instructions as they are, you don’t need to worry about spoiling your phone as they are tested and proven to be working perfectly.

Preparations

  1. Install the USB drivers for your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-i8190 into your PC. The easiest way is to use Kies.

  2. From the setting>Developers options, enable USB debugging mode which by default is deactivated.

  3. Make sure that the phone has between 70 and 80% of battery charge remaining.

  4. The phone (Galaxy S3 Mini GT-i8190) should be factory unlocked.

  5. To avoid loosing data stored in your phone memory, backup your call logs, SMS etc just in case of anything.

  6. Disable your antivirus and ensure that Kies program is closed.

Note: This guide will not work on other phones other than Galaxy S3 Mini GT-i8190.

Steps to follow:

  1. Switch off your phone and go to Download mode. (Press and Hold volume Down + Home buttons simultaneously) for a few seconds then press the power button then go on with pressing volume up. In some devices, upon seeing the Android construction robot and a triangle, press the Power button again to confirm entry into the Download mode.

  1. In your computer, open ODIN and connect your device into the computer.

  1. Once your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-i8190 has been successfully connected to your computer, check for the blue color showing COM port number on the ID: COM box on ODIN.

  1. Unzip the file that you downloaded from the list of firmware provided at the end of this post. You will get a file named home.tar.

  1. While in ODIN, click on pda and choose home.tar.

  1. Check the “F Reset Time” and “Auto Reboot” options and ensure that “Re-Partition” is not checked.

  1. To begin the installation process, click on the Start Button in ODIN Window. The installation takes a few minutes.

Warning: Unplugging the USB cable while the process is being executed might brick your phone.

  1. Upon completion of the process, you will see “Pass” and your phone restarts automatically. Don’t panic, first boot takes a bit longer.

To have a fresh official firmware, it is recommended that you make a hard reset after flashing your device.

Here is a list of tools you will find useful.

  1. Param_i8190.zip

  2. i8190_goldenxx.zip

  3. i8190N_goldenxx.zip

The firmware below work just fine with any I8190 (except Hong Kong, China and Taiwan regions)


Baltic SEB (May 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMD3
CSC: I8190OXFAMD1
Version 4.1.2

Open Austria ATO (May 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMD3
CSC: I8190OXXAMD1
Version 4.1.2

Slovakia ORX (May 2013)


PDA: I8190XXAMD3
CSC: I8190OXXAMD1
Version 4.1.2

Germany DBT (April 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMD3
CSC: I8190OXAAMD3
Version 4.1.2
 

United Arab Emirates XSG (March 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMC1
CSC: I8190OJVAMC1
Version 4.1.2

Belgium / Luxemburg PRO (March 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMB3
CSC: I8190PROAMB1
Version 4.1.2
 

Nigeria ECT (March 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMA3
CSC: I8190OJVAMA2
Version 4.1.2
 

United Kingdom BTU (Feb 2013)(not supported by Kies)
PDA: I8190XXAMB2
CSC: I8190OXXAMB1
Version 4.1.2

Egypt EGY (Feb 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMA3
CSC: I8190OJVAMA2
Version 4.1.2

South Africa XFA (Feb 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMA3
CSC: I8190OJVAMA2
Version 4.1.2

Saudi Arabia KSA (Feb 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMA3
CSC: I8190OJVAMA2
Version 4.1.2

South East Europe SEE (Feb 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMB2
CSC: I8190OXFAMB1
Version 4.1.2

Indonisia XSE (Feb 2013)
PDA: I8190DXAMA2
CSC: I8190OLBAMA2
Version 4.1.2

Spain PHE (Feb 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMB2
CSC: I8190OXXAMB1
Version 4.1.2

Hungary XEH (Feb 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMB2
CSC: I8190OXFAMB1
Version 4.1.2

Italy ITV (Feb 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMA4
CSC: I8190ITVAMB1
Version 4.1.2

Morocco FWD (Feb 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMA3
CSC: I8190OJVAMA2
Version 4.1.2

Netherlands PHN (Jan 2013)(Not supported by Kies)
PDA: I8190XXAMA2
 
CSC: I8190PHNAMA1
Version 4.1.2
 

France XEF (Jan 2013)(Not supported by Kies)
PDA: I8190XXAMA2
CSC: I8190XEFAMA1
Version 4.1.2

Russia SER (Jan 2013)(Not supported by Kies)
PDA: I8190XXAMA2
CSC: I8190OXEAMA1
Version 4.1.2

Luxembourg LUX (Jan 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMA2
CSC: I8190LUXAMA1
Version 4.1.2

Philippines XTE (Jan 2013)(Not supported by Kies)
PDA: I8190DXAMA2
CSC: I8190OLBAMA2
Version 4.1.2

Poland XEO (Jan 2013)
PDA: I8190XXAMA2
CSC: I8190OXXAMA2
Version 4.1.2

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