How To Hard Reset Galaxy S S2 Ace or Any Android Mobile Phone

Are you using a Android Mobile Phone which you would like to make it cleaner and faster? Then its time you need to hard reset your device using the inbuilt options in it. This option would allow you to not only remove the clutter from your phone but also make that its performance is back. Generally this option is useful if you plan to sell your mobile phone or would like to give it to the service center and would like to ensure that any of the personal data does not fall into someone’s hands.

To get started you need to tap on the Menu > Settings option.

Android Menu Settings

Next under the settings you need to tap on the Privacy option which would offer you with multiple options like Backup, restore and also data reset.

Android Privacy Data Reset

Next you need to tap on the ‘Factory Data Reset’ option which will open a new window displaying the consequences of performing the same. This will erase all data from your phone’s internal storage, including your Google account, system and application data, Downloaded applications. To clear all data on this phone the USB storage needs to be eraser. For which you need to check on the bottom ‘Format USB storage’ option.

Android Factory Data Reset

Next a final confirmation would be given asking you to confirm because following this you cannot recover anything from your phone. Tap on the ‘Erase everything’ option to proceed.

Android Erase Everything Reset

Here is a video tutorial for the same, which can give you a quick idea on how can you perform this action and proceed with the same. This is a very simple way of hard resetting your phone and cleaning the data from your Internal Memory.



  1. drew23ski

    February 20, 2014 at 4:28 am

    I have had the dreaded processing failed when trying to delete a samsung account off my old galaxy ace. nothing seemed to work as i wanted to factory reset it. It turned out the time and date were wrong and once i manually set the time and date,voila it worked first time

  2. jepbar

    September 30, 2013 at 1:55 am

    everytime i do that this shows the “processing failed”.. İ know my samsung account password but still not working on my phone’s factory reset.. please help. i m bored of this

  3. Akhter

    October 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    i’ve tried 100 times to set my google account on my samsung p1000 tab. But it failed.
    I’ve re-set the phone. Have hard reset the phone, and eventually so many times have tried to connect my google account with it. But failed.
    even I have 3 gmail account, but non of them is connecting.
    all the times, same message
    “”” Unable to sign into gmail on android phone error can t establish a reliable data connection to the server”””

    have contacted with mobile service provider & even samsung people, but still problem is there.
    should i throw it away as the final solution ?

  4. maira hedge

    September 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Absolutely correct, i liked the video most, it is making things much clearer and easy. hard reset is indeed a panacea for thousands of issues occur on a phone. Let me share few of my experiences with you guys, I had some sort of problem on my Galaxy S2, it used to freeze quite often, initially I did nothing and felt its just a normal thing and will be all right on its own. But I was totally wrong because the phone became more drastic only after a week. This was the time when i started searching for a remedy, searched a ton on internet and finally came across a solution; I would say the best solution rather. Something that helped me to get rid of the problems was this I got a strong feeling while I was reading your Blog and thought of contributing a little to help people like me. I mean those who are having problems on their phones like I have mentioned above. thanx

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  6. Rizwan

    February 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Hi Neal, I upgraded to 4.0.3 XXLPB from 2.3.4 that was rooted. I have also rooted the phone after my upgrade. Before rooting I made backup using Titanium backup. Now there are many apps that are not being recovered by the Titanium and I would like to reset the phone to its original setting. Doing a hard reset as explained will bring the phone back to 2.3.4 or just erase all the data on my phone and leave 4.0.3.

  7. Miri

    December 12, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I did all above bu still not working! 🙁
    What can I do?

  8. mandy

    December 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    hi, i’ve followed the step which shown in this post. but my S2 keep asking for my samsung account password which i’ve keyed in.. but it keep showing processing failed.. i’ve tried all of my password (which i think is the right one) but still, the phone doesnt wana reset..

    pls help me… TQVM..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm


  9. zillay ali

    November 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    hello bro
    how did you upgrade to 2.3.4 safely?
    i have 2.3.3.. please tell me how to upgrade to a higher version.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      which version you are on? Update with DDKQ6!

  10. Itender Rawat

    October 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    How to reset gmail accounts in android OS………..this post is good………help me!

  11. ankit

    October 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    i have a question
    if i have updated my galaxy ace to 2.3.4 from froyo
    then i try to reset it
    what will happen??

  12. ankit

    October 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    i have a question
    if i have updated my galaxy ace to 2.3.4 from froyo
    then i try to reset it
    what will happen

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