Solutions To Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck In Samsung Logo, Not Booting Up

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Samsung Galaxy S3

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S3 Stuck In Samsung Boot Logo

Problem: Heloo. My galaxy s3 has got a problem. As you may know the first picture to be seen on galaxy s3 is a picture of the phone’s status which is “Samsung galaxys III gt-I9305T” My phone is stuck on that picture and doesn’t go any further in another word the phone is not running up. I pulled out the battery many times but that didn’t work. Also when I plug the charger in, the picture of the battery which must be shown when the phone is off while charging, is shown but doesn’t show that its charging. Its just showing a picture of the battery and a loading circle at the centre of it. Pleas help me to get that solved I have many useful data on the storage. Also I’m pretty sure that would cost a lot if I bring it to a Samsung repair shop.

Solution:Here’s what you need to do to fix this issue without losing the data on your phone. Try a battery pull first. Take out the phone battery (and the microSD card if you have one installed) then press and hold the power button for at least a minute. Reinsert the battery (leave the microSD out) then try to turn on your phone.

If your phone is still stuck on the Samsung logo then proceed with wiping the cache partition of your phone.

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key, Power key
  • When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  • When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  • Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  • Press the Power key to select and wipe the cache.
  • With ‘reboot system now’ highlighted, press the Power key to restart the device.

If the issue still persists then you will have to consider doing a factory reset. Take note that this procedure will delete your phone data.

S3 Stuck In Samsung Logo

Problem: Ive been trying to fix my Samsung S3 GT- I9300, stuck on Samsung Logo, when i go to android system recovery, i get alot of errors,starting with cant mount efs then followed by alot of red colored errors,data factory reset , wipe partitions, wipe cache is giving errors also, when i go to download mode  and tried flashing thru Odin with stock firmware using only the PDA/AP

I9300XXUGNA5_I9300OLBGNB1_I9300DXUGNB1_HOME.tar but gives me this error:

  • <ID:0/003> Added!!
  • <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
  • <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
  • <OSM> Please wait..
  • <OSM> I9300XXUGNA5_I9300OLBGNB1_I9300DXUGNB1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
  • <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
  • <OSM> Leave CS..
  • <ID:0/003> Odin engine v(ID:3.1005)..
  • <ID:0/003> File analysis..
  • <ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
  • <ID:0/003> Initialzation..
  • <ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
  • <ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
  • <ID:0/003> SingleDownload.
  • <ID:0/003> sboot.bin
  • <ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
  • <ID:0/003> FAIL!
  • <ID:0/003>
  • <ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.
  • <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

Help!, i dont know what to do next.

Solution: It appears that there is a problem writing the data back into your phone. Try to use a different USB cable as well as a different computer running Odin to perform the same procedure. If the issue still persists then this may already be a motherboard issue. I suggest you have your phone checked at an autorized service center.

S3 Does Not Boot

Problem: hi im not sure wether ur active in chat messaging but im having trouble with my cousins s3 mini after trying to format it, it just got stuck in d midst of wiping the datas, so i removed the battery thinking to do it over again, but it wont turn on anymore and it wont charge. what exactly happened to the phone? any solution?

Solution: Try doing a battery pull first. Take out the battery and your phone microSD card then press and hold the power button for at least a minute. Reinsert the battery then turn on your phone.

If the phone still does not boot then leave it charging for 20 minutes using the wall charger. Try to turn on the phone after 20 minutes.

If there is still no response then attempt to enter the recovery mode and wipe the cache partition of the device.

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key, Power key
  • When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  • When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  • Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  • Press the Power key to select and wipe the cache.
  • With ‘reboot system now’ highlighted, press the Power key to restart the device.

Samsung Stuck In Boot Logo

Problem: Hi my samsung Galaxy s3 is not turning on properly and I have no idea why I was hoping you could give me an idea as all it says on the screen is samsung Galaxy s 111 gt-19305 and won’t go any further even though it is full battery ! Many thanks

Solution: You should first try to do a battery pull on your phone. Take out the battery and the microSD card from your device. Press and hold the power button for at least a minute to discharge your phone. Reinsert the battery then turn on the phone.

If the problem persists then attempt to wipe the cache partition of your phone.

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key, Power key
  • When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  • When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  • Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  • Press the Power key to select and wipe the cache.
  • With ‘reboot system now’ highlighted, press the Power key to restart the device.

If the problem persists then do a factory reset. Make sure to only do this if you have recently made a backup of your phone data as all data in your phone will be deleted.

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time:Volume Up key, Home key, Power key.
  • When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  • When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  • Press the Volume down key to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset.’
  • Press Power button to select.
  • Press the Volume down key to highlight ‘delete all user data.’
  • Press Power button to select and start the master reset. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  • Press the Power key to turn the restart the device.

S3 Stuck On Boot Logo

Problem: My samsung galaxy s3 neo stuck on boot where showing SAMSUNG.Will you please tell me how to take backup in stuck mode,at least photos from phone memory.. if u can please reply ASAP.

Solution:There is no way you can backup your phone data that is stored in the internal memory if your phone is stuck on its boot logo. You need to have your phone boot up properly first to access your data.

There are two troubleshooting steps that you can perform that will not affect your phone data.

First, you can do a battery pull. Take out your phone battery and microSD card. Press and hold the power button for at least a minute. Reinsert the battery then turn on your phone.

Second, if the issue still persists then wipe the cache partition of your phone.

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key, Power key
  • When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  • When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  • Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  • Press the Power key to select and wipe the cache.
  • With ‘reboot system now’ highlighted, press the Power key to restart the device.

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25 thoughts on “Solutions To Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck In Samsung Logo, Not Booting Up”

  1. Hello, my phone is having issues of booting up completely and its not able to get passed the samsung logo which is the last picture it shows before booting up. I have tried battery removal and holding the power botton for a minute and even more than a minute and i have also tried wiping the cache file in recovery mode. Please i need your help as i have too many important things inside.

    It started with when when i plugged my phone few days back and there was a message telling to download power sharing app and it was going into docking mode and then back to normal instantly then battery was finally low an it went off and since then it wont boot, it goes pass the samsung note 3 SM-N900 and the colorful samsung logo then to the samsung logo with tiny balls of lights sprouting from the logo and thats where it stucks.

    Please is there anything i can do to fix it?

  2. Please help, my Samsung s4 mini is stuck not on the Samsung logo page but the next page which says (WELCOM! ENGLISH- UNITED KINGDOM, SOUTH AFRICA, NEW ZEALAND etc)

  3. Please help, my Samsung s4 mini is stuck not on the Samsung logo page but the next page which says WELCOM! ENGLISH (UNITED KINGDOM, SOUTH AFRICA, NEW ZEALAND etc).

  4. Hi, I have a samsung galaxy s3 that I was trying to factory reset. Now it gets stuck on the Samsung Galaxy SIII screen. I have tried pulling the battery and holding down the power button for a minute (several times). I am able to get in recovery mode and have tried wiping cache and factory resetting (several times). no matter what i do nothing happens can you help me??

  5. Hi, I have a samsung galaxy s3 that I was trying to factory reset. Now it gets stuck on the Samsung Galaxy SIII screen. I have tried pulling the battery and holding down the power button for a minute (several times). I am able to get in recovery mode and have tried wiping cache and factory resetting (several times). The charger port hasn’t worked for a while (I charge it wirelessly), so I can’t connect to my mac. It appears to be rooted (nothing I did, seems to have been done by freedompop, recovery screen shows philz touch 6). Is there anything I can do with an sd card to resurrect it? I don’t need to recover anything; just need it to work again. Thanks.

  6. Hey my mob samsung s3 again stuck on samsung logo I follow all steps that u write about reset but my phone again show logo as before to start please tell me I have imp mail’s in this phone

  7. Hi
    Not working on my Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Neo, I’ve follow all the instruction but nothing worked at the end

  8. Same situation as Chris. Followed all the steps to wiping cache partition but on rebooting I am still stuck on the samsung screen. HELP!!!!

  9. I’ve followed all your instructions but after clicking the ‘Reboot system now’ the screen went back samsung logo and it was stuck in there again and still wont open.

  10. thank you so much for the piece of advice the battery pull out method work perfectly on my device
    god bless

  11. Hello, I have the same problem as Yeezus on April 5, 2017 but mine also shows a dead droid with red triangle. Any suggestions? Thank you!

  12. I am also having the same problem about being stuck on the logo so I did all the steps from the recovery booting to taking out the battery but with the recovery it wont take me to the recovery settings just resets then vibrates 2 times then will go back to the logo. HELP

  13. hello i want to ask. i have reset data factory and wipe cache on my samsung note 3 neo, but the samsung logo stuck still appear. how can i solve this? :'(

  14. Gooday, Samsung S3 stuck not on the Samsung logo. I removed the battery and pressed the Power button for several minutes. Still stuck on Samsung logo then I tried a three button reset, I selected Wipe Data/ factory reset. Then it gives E: FAILED TO MOUNT /efs (invalid argument) in red

    THEN IN YELLOW: #MANUAL MODE#
    –Appling Multi- CSC…
    Applied the CSC- code: unknown
    Successfully applied multi CSC.

    The Android lying down with red Exclamation mark.

    please help

  15. I have a samsung galaxy S3 and the issue was when i start to open ,”Samsung GALAXY S III
    GT-19300″ appair and its stuck and i try to do what you said to pull out the battery in a second then put it on if still stuck try to press the volume up ,power button and homekey at the same time and the greendroid show up saying”” please dont turn off the target downloading””” but nothings happen its stuck until morning,,,i try to put a cable to connect to my cousins loptop but not showing any in the loptop.!!!!?

    Please say some suggestion how to fix it?

  16. I have a samsung galaxy S3 and the issue was when i start to open ,”Samsung GALAXY S III
    GT-19300″ appair and its stuck and i try to do what you said to pull out the battery in a second then put it on if still stuck try to press the volume up ,power button and homekey at the same time and the greendroid show up saying”” please dont turn off the target downloading””” but nothings happen its stuck until morning,,,i try to put a cable to connect to my cousins loptop but not showing any in the loptop

  17. Please help, my Samsung s4 mini is stuck not on the Samsung logo page but the next page which has the three sound and a white three.co.uk logo which is visibly active on the screen (as in the logo moves as though it has a pulse) and the screen stays stuck on this page. I have remove the SDcard and tried battery pull, gone into recovery mode and wiped the cache, reset the factory data and rebooted the phone but the phone still remains stuck on the white three logo screen with the music clearly audible each time it is switched on via the power button or rebooted via the power button. I am really stuck and getting extremely frustrated – please what else should I do?

  18. Last sunday when I woke up I tried to open my GALAXY SIII GT-19300 but I cant so I just think that maybe it is lowbat , but when I try to charge its not charging although u can see the battery its just stuck. I open again then when its open its stuck only in the logo , i tried to reboot the phone using the 3 keys Volume Up key, Home key, Power key, but after that nothin has changed. I tried to search a solution in google , i tried also the “wipe data/ factory reset and wipe cache parition 2x” but its just stuck again in logo of S III and nothin changed. I hope u can help me with my problem. Thankyou

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