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  1. kderh's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm planning to factory reset my ATIV S (which is on 8.1.1 DP) because the system is littered (especially the 5.1GB system and 1.75GB other size are annoying).

    I've read some threads where people say their GDR3 phone died and only gave a black screen after resetting and had to be sent in for repairs or software features missing after the reset.

    So, in its current state with 8.1.1 DP and the latest official FW, is it still dangerous to do a reset? Because if it is, I'll stick with my installation because I don't wanna risk blowing up my ATIV S...

    So if anyone has recently (succesfully) reset his 8.1.+ ATIV S, please let me know!
    Last edited by kderh; 09-22-2014 at 05:34 AM.
    09-22-2014 03:22 AM
  2. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    sorry, but your informations are wrong

    1st. Hard reset will reset the OS back to default so you wont revert back to WP8 you will have 8.1.1
    2nd If you want to switch back from DP 8.1.1 to 8.0 you will need to use your PC + SOFT and reflash your phone. This process is dangerous but if you follow instructions you will be fine
    09-22-2014 05:41 AM
  3. kderh's Avatar
    No I don't want to revert to an older version, I just want to clean the current installation, aka performing a hard reset. But I read in threads like these:

    forums.wpcentral.com/samsung-ativ-s/247613-black-screen-after-hard-reset-samsung-ativ-s-wp-gdr3.html

    forums.wpcentral.com/samsung-ativ-s/256746-black-screen-after-factory-data-reset-ativ-s.html

    that in the past there were cases wherer the phone developed a software (requiring flashing) or even hardware fault (can't find the thread right now) in the process.
    09-22-2014 08:18 AM
  4. neo158's Avatar
    No I don't want to revert to an older version, I just want to clean the current installation, aka performing a hard reset. But I read in threads like these:

    forums.wpcentral.com/samsung-ativ-s/247613-black-screen-after-hard-reset-samsung-ativ-s-wp-gdr3.html

    forums.wpcentral.com/samsung-ativ-s/256746-black-screen-after-factory-data-reset-ativ-s.html

    that in the past there were cases wherer the phone developed a software (requiring flashing) or even hardware fault (can't find the thread right now) in the process.
    I've factory reset my ATIV S which is on the WP8.1.1 DP perfectly fine with no issues. The GDR3 DP issue occurred because of a flash memory partitioning bug in the GDR3 DP and the Samsung GDR2 firmware. So, you have nothing to worry about.
    09-22-2014 09:33 AM
  5. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    No I don't want to revert to an older version, I just want to clean the current installation, aka performing a hard reset. But I read in threads like these:

    forums.wpcentral.com/samsung-ativ-s/247613-black-screen-after-hard-reset-samsung-ativ-s-wp-gdr3.html

    forums.wpcentral.com/samsung-ativ-s/256746-black-screen-after-factory-data-reset-ativ-s.html

    that in the past there were cases wherer the phone developed a software (requiring flashing) or even hardware fault (can't find the thread right now) in the process.
    dont worry, you will be fine.
    DP 8.1.1 hard reset works without problems
    09-22-2014 10:39 AM
  6. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Have factory reset my Ativ S twice while on DP 8.1 and once after DP 8.1 update1 without issues.
    09-23-2014 08:23 AM
  7. Trainwreck_0532's Avatar
    I recently reset mine, I couldn't access internet or send mms after, had to contact bell for my sim parameters, works fine now.
    09-23-2014 08:25 AM
  8. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Forgot to add, you have to re-enter apns. Might be an issue if you're not comfortable with that (to OP)
    09-23-2014 10:33 AM

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