Max C, 06 Mar 2013Specs show it takes a mini SIM. I believe this handset takes a normal sized sim.mini SIM means normal SIM
AnonD-75643, 07 Mar 2013how to get back JB 4.1.1 in S3 MINI
1) Make sure that you have the Samsung USB drivers on your PC. If you have Kies on it then you have. If not I can direct you to the link.
2) Download the 4.1.1 firmware:
Then unzip to a folder of your choice.
3)Download Odin 3 v3.04:
4)Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button until you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Vol up to continue.
5)Make sure that Kies is NOT open. Open ODIN on your computer. Make sure that 'Auto reboot' and 'F Reset time' are ticked but NO others. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in Download Mode.
6)If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number and the box below will show 'Added!'.
7)On Odin, click on the PDA button and select the file you unzipped (the one that ends with .tar.MD5)
8)Click START and Odin will flash your phone (takes about 5 minutes).
When it has finished the phone will reboot and you will have 4.1.1 on your phone.
You do not have to do the following, but I do. If you do, you will clean the phone back to Factory condition but your apps, data, contacts etc. will have been wiped, but if your phone is backed up to Google it is not a problem.
9) Remove the battery, reinsert, and start by holding Vol Up + Home, and then Power. Your phone will go into Recovery Mode. Using the Vol Up/Down button, select 'Wipe cache partition' and press Power button. Then do the same with 'Wipe data/Factory reset'.
10) Lastly, select Reboot phone.
I get no signal at home, Im I some how able to us my wifi, internet access to improve this?
Freefaller, 07 Mar 2013@ mustang
I checked the stats on my battery. Without Living wallpaper on, the figures were ... more@ mustang
Ooops! With the Living wallpaper ON, the Screen was using 46%, not 45%, as I stated. But it shows that the screen is drawing more power from the battery with it on.
-mustang-, 07 Mar 2013does the living wallpaper drain the battery even it was locked mode (i mean standby mode)? I l... more@ mustang
I checked the stats on my battery. Without Living wallpaper on, the figures were Screen 45%, Device Idle 21%, Cell Standby 18%, Android OS 13%, and Android Sys 3%
With Living wallpaper on, the figures were Screen 45%, Device Idle 21%, Cell Standby 18%, Android OS 13%, and Android Sys 3%
Using those figures, the Living wallpaper is drawing an extra 1% from the battery by being ON. Not a lot, but over 24 hrs that can add up.
Besides, what is the point of Living wallpaper? You only see it for a second or two when you unlock your screen to use the phone.
-mustang-, 07 Mar 2013using odin does it mean you rooted ur phone?@ mustang
No, you don't need to root your phone to use Odin. Odin is just a PC software program that can be used to install a different ROM on your phone.
I've used Odin ever since I had my Galaxy S (i9000); and I've flashed my S3 about 6 times now with different ROM's without any problems, and now my S3 Mini twice.
It's a bit daunting the first time you use it because you keep thinking "What if?", but it's a personal choice whether you go for it or not.
samrash, 07 Mar 2013I am using Samsung gakaxy s3 mini ftom Jan earlier phone version was android 4.1.1. With rippl... more@ samrash
Yeah, I was so angry I downloaded the 4.1.1 ROM and flashed my phone back using Odin.
Samsung really messed up with this update.
Freefaller, 07 Mar 2013@ Guess There is a lot you can do to improve the battery life on your phone. The biggest dr... moredoes the living wallpaper drain the battery even it was locked mode (i mean standby mode)? I look at the taskk manager, it's just consume power 0.2%
Guess, 07 Mar 2013the battery of this phone doesn't last for 12hrs.i have a brand new s3 mini,no apps,no video,w... more@ Guess
There is a lot you can do to improve the battery life on your phone. The biggest drain is the display; always turn the Brightness down to the lowest level you can tolerate.
The rule I use is 'Use it or lose it'. Turn off Living Wallpaper. Not using 3G? Turn it off. I use an app called '2G-3G On/Off' by Curvefish that takes me to the Mobile Network setting in one click. The same goes for wifi, turn it off if you are not using it. Download a decent Task Killer to kill any apps running in the background. I use 'Advanced Task Killer for Froyo' which I have found works well on this phone.
Freefaller, 03 Mar 2013@ Joweeboie My main phone is a Galaxy S3 that I have flashed with Android 4.1.2 and I agree... moreI am using Samsung gakaxy s3 mini ftom Jan earlier phone version was android 4.1.1. With ripple effect and bubble sound on hone screen. JUST now Samsungs latest update it updated to 4.1.2. Lost d ripple effect. Hate it in Samsung. Why the hell they have taken out this ripple effect.
heyya, 06 Mar 2013hey.. can anyone help me to how to identify the difference between the original s3 mini and th... more1) original model : 18190
fake from China : 19300
check it at phone setting by
looking at the phone info.
This cell phone is very good for me..and today i received updates 4.1.2 in Saudi Arabia...now it's working more better..