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How to use WIPE to fix boot loop problem on Galaxy S III Mini I8190

If you have rooted your Samsung Galaxy S III Mini I8190 with XXAMG1 Android 4.1.2 firmware and encountered a boot loop problem, you can use a file called WIPE to fix it. This file will wipe your data and cache partitions automatically and allow your device to boot normally. Here are the steps to use WIPE

Download WIPE from this link and extract the tar file inside it.

Download Odin3 v3.07 from this link and extract it on your computer.

Turn off your device and boot it into download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together.

Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable and launch Odin3 v3.07 on your computer.

Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked in Odin and nothing else.

Click on the PDA button in Odin and select the WIPE I8190.tar file that you extracted earlier.

Click on the Start button in Odin and wait for the flashing process to complete.

Your device will reboot automatically and you should see a pass message in Odin.

Disconnect your device from your computer and enjoy your rooted Galaxy S III Mini I8190 without boot loop problem.

Note: This method will erase all your data on your device, so make sure you have a backup before proceeding. Also, this method is only for Galaxy S III Mini I8190 with XXAMG1 Android 4.1.2 firmware, do not try it on any other device or firmware.

Credits: This method is based on the guide by roberto1997 from XDA-Developers forum[^1^]. The WIPE file was uploaded by Tutotriels-Android on Android File Host[^2^]. The Odin3 v3.07 tool was uploaded by darkera13 on XDA-Developers forum[^1^].

Benefits of rooting Galaxy S III Mini I8190

Rooting a Samsung Galaxy S III Mini I8190 grants administrative access to the deviceâs operating system. This means you can modify system files, settings, and features that are normally restricted or hidden by the manufacturer or carrier. Some of the benefits of rooting include:

The ability to install custom ROMs, which are modified versions of Android that offer better performance, stability, battery life, and customization options than the stock firmware.

The ability to remove bloatware, which are unwanted apps that come pre-installed on the device and consume storage space, memory, and battery power.

The ability to access advanced settings and features, such as overclocking the CPU, changing the boot animation, tweaking the kernel, and installing root-only apps.

Rooting also allows you to backup your entire system, including apps and data, using tools like Titanium Backup or Nandroid. This way, you can restore your device to a previous state in case something goes wrong or you want to switch ROMs.

Risks of rooting Galaxy S III Mini I8190

Rooting a Samsung Galaxy S III Mini I8190 also involves some risks and challenges that you should be aware of before proceeding. Some of the risks include:

The possibility of bricking the device, which means rendering it unusable or unable to boot. This can happen if you flash a wrong or corrupted file, interrupt the flashing process, or encounter a hardware failure.

The voiding of the warranty, which means losing the manufacturer's or carrier's support and service for your device. Some devices have a flash counter or a Knox flag that detect if you have modified the system and invalidate your warranty.

The compromising of security, which means exposing your device to malware, viruses, or hackers that can exploit root access to steal your personal information, damage your system, or hijack your device.

Rooting also requires some technical knowledge and skills, such as using Odin, flashing files, and troubleshooting errors. You should always follow reliable guides and sources, backup your data before rooting, and be careful with what you do with root access.


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