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Hey Guys,

My Galaxy S3 wont turn on for some reason and i cant figure out what to do about it. I have some phone numbers and sms that i really need so hard reset is not an option.

It will not boot past Samsung Galaxy S3 logo and when i try to charge the phone it stops as soon as the grey battery icon appears on the screen. Please tell me that there is a fix for this!

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If you have your Google account connected, you won't lose your contacts if you hard reset. SMS, yes.

Anyways, are you rooted?
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Hey Guys,
My Galaxy S3 wont turn on for some reason and i cant figure out what to do about it. I have some phone numbers and sms that i really need so hard reset is not an option.
It will not boot past Samsung Galaxy S3 logo and when i try to charge the phone it stops as soon as the grey battery icon appears on the screen. Please tell me that there is a fix for this!
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Are you trying to start your phone with the charger plugged in?
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If you have your Google account connected, you won't lose your contacts if you hard reset. SMS, yes.
Anyways, are you rooted?

Are you sure about that? I can leave without my sms but not my phone numbers. I had my gmail account connected as i needed it to download apps.

No, its running stock

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Are you trying to start your phone with the charger plugged in?

Yes, but i have tried both ways.
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Are you sure about that? I can leave without my sms but not my phone numbers. I had my gmail account connected as i needed it to download apps.
No, its running stock
Yes, but i have tried both ways.

remove battery and put it again, press and hold volume up + home button + power at the same time, release when some blue letter appears at the top left corner, recovery menu will appear, use volume up and down to navigate and power button to select, chose the "RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS"

no you won't lose your phone numbers, those are backed up online.

as long as you can access the recovery or the download mode you are fine,
Edited by ghostrider85 - 11/27/12 at 2:18am
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Yes I'm sure. If you're Google account was connected to your phone, it will save it on Gmail. You can actually check your Gmail on your PC and look on contacts. Should see all your contacts from your phone.

When you do a factory reset, you'll be given the option to add your Google account, then it automatically restores your contacts and apps, etc. This is the easy way out of your problem, though. It's not guaranteed to work. I have a feeling it's a hardware issue..
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remove battery and put it again, press and hold volume up + home button + power at the same time, release when some blue letter appears at the top left corner, recovery menu will appear, use volume up and down to navigate and power button to select, chose the "RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS"
no you won't lose your phone numbers, those are backed up online.
as long as you can access the recovery or the download mode you are fine,

I just tried that and nothing happens Samsung Galaxy S3 logo appears and then disappears again, however when i press volume down + home + power i get OS screen and it asks if i want to download or cancel but that's about it

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Yes I'm sure. If you're Google account was connected to your phone, it will save it on Gmail. You can actually check your Gmail on your PC and look on contacts. Should see all your contacts from your phone.
When you do a factory reset, you'll be given the option to add your Google account, then it automatically restores your contacts and apps, etc. This is the easy way out of your problem, though. It's not guaranteed to work. I have a feeling it's a hardware issue..

I just checked my Gmail account and it has no numbers mad.gif I think you might be right and it is a hardware issue!

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Perhaps it's time to contact Samsung customer support, maybe they can help you recover your content and get a replacement when you send it in. Also, try powering on the phone with the battery removed but the charger plugged in.
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Originally Posted by SergAkaDuHa View Post

I just tried that and nothing happens Samsung Galaxy S3 logo appears and then disappears again, however when i press volume down + home + power i get OS screen and it asks if i want to download or cancel but that's about it
I just checked my Gmail account and it has no numbers mad.gif I think you might be right and it is a hardware issue!
delete?

you sure you cannot access the recovery? but you can access the download mode right? it's time for odin, what carrier do you have?
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