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How to Hard Reset the Samsung Galaxy S Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S ResetIf you have Samsung Galaxy S smartphone then probably you have the best smartphone which runs on Android. With resetting your mobile phone you get increase in space and importantly increase in speed. Now a reset to your mobile phone will delete all the data which are stored in your phone memory like media files, contacts, messages and others media files with settings, good thing is there will be no delete of data from the microSD card.

The soft reset of your mobile restores your mobile to its factory settings but if you are not able to do soft reset then what do you do? Don’t worry you can do a hard reset on your mobile phone. Here is the procedure on how to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone with step by step instructions.

  1. Turn of your mobile phone and reinsert the battery.
  2. Continuously hold the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and release the power button.
  4. You would be presented with the options like Fastbook, Recovery, Simlock and clear storage and now release the Volume Down button.
  5. Select the Clear Storage by pressing download the Volume Down button.
  6. Press and release the power button.
  7. Now confirm your decision: Volume Up for Yes and Volume Down for No.

So select YES to delete all the data including the third party applications from your Samsung Galaxy S. It will automatically reboot when the process is successful.

Updates :

You can easily wipe off the date from your mobile phone by selecting Menu > Settings > Privacy  and then select Factory data reset to erase all the data present in your mobile phone which is not recoverable.


68 comments

  1. I think my Galaxy has a virus and would like to reset it to factory. I have tried the factory reset on the phone and get the message (No reset was performed because the System Clear service is not available). Then I tried pushing the volume button with the power button and the phone just starts up. It doesn’t give me a window with the options you referred to. I tired this way at lease a dozen times holding things many different ways and go the same result. The phone just starts up, no window. Will you please help me with this. I would really like to just start over with my phone. I love this phone but just want to change what I have in it.

  2. I tried everything looked up videos on my computer and every thing and it just keeps goin to the gmail thin ive tried to put in my gmail yahoo and youtube accounts password but it keeps sayin itsrong but when I put it inmy computerits right lik I need halp for\real and I cant talk to none of myfriends or familycan anyone help me??????

  3. I have done the above steps, but once it ‘restarts’ i get a screen which asks for a password (which isn’t my pin etc.) help please, can’t access anything.

  4. I have a problem, I always startup my Samsung S1 and I enter an application and its like ‘Welcome first time user to this application’ and then gives me a guide around the app like its the first time I have been on it.
    I would like a way to fix this because on my keyboard application I have to redownload the laungauge pack repeatedly and this really eats up my data limits, if someone could answer that would be nice… If the moderator can see my email please email with a fix.

  5. I can’t get into my phone because this kid locked me out and I don’t know my gmail.com and I tried the hard lock and it didn’t work

  6. How do you restore your phone.. I may have deleted my photos an I would love to get them bk

  7. How do you restore your phone.. I may have deleted my photos an I would love to get them bk

  8. i DID the power+home+volume up and its still giving me the sAME thing i need to enter my google which isnt working as well

  9.  1) what does wipe cache partition do?
         any risk?

    2) my phone , T9000 galaxy S keeps freezing
    wht would hv happened? would damaged battery lead to this problem?
    it often says the internal sd card is unexpectedly removed while i did nothing..
    and sometimes it reboots itself and cleared my contact list and logs
    but the softwares i downloaded are remained unchage

    above problem starts after android updated skii
    what should i do?

    3) wht does format internal sdcard do?
        any risk?

    4) where does updates stored in?

  10.  1) what does wipe cache partition do?
         any risk?

    2) my phone , T9000 galaxy S keeps freezing
    wht would hv happened? would damaged battery lead to this problem?
    it often says the internal sd card is unexpectedly removed while i did nothing..
    and sometimes it reboots itself and cleared my contact list and logs
    but the softwares i downloaded are remained unchage

    above problem starts after android updated skii
    what should i do?

    3) wht does format internal sdcard do?
        any risk?

    4) where does updates stored in?

  11. please help me.i,m in a trouble with my galaxy s2 i9100g.an icon with tow mobile phone and a p.c appeared on screen with a danger sign between them.no key work .i tried several time to remove the battery and install it again but nothing changed .

  12. Second request….

    AT&T bricked my Galaxy S (Captivate) and I have tried all the methods listed here but none of them work. The splash screen appears followed by the Galaxy S logo screen then the phone goes dark and vibrates every thirty seconds. When I attempt a factory reset using the method above, it tells me it is missing a file and the screen goes blank. How/or where can I download the OS for this phone in order to get it back to working?

  13. how to do that?

  14. my galaxy SI GTI9003 remains on the samsung screen. what should i do ??
    i really need all my info back. thanks

  15. I did a factory reset on my samsung galaxy s ii but dont have 3g anmore i previously did no problems. Under wireless and networks>mobile networks> data roaming and use packet data are ticked. dont know what to do. please help!!!!

  16. I have a GT19003. I am unable to reset content of my mobile. i have done a soft reset and a hard reset as mentioned above, but all games and applications still seem to exist. But the device is giving me all sorts of exceptions on various java packages.

    I am unable to use it and i am unabel to reset it. can i get it ABSOLUTELY REFRESHED with OS that it came up with. It currently has 2.3.5.

  17. AT&T bricked my Galaxy S and now I have no way of getting it to turn on. What can I do? I have tried all the methods listed here but none of them work. The splash screen appears followed by the Galaxy S logo screen then the phone goes dark and vibrates every thirty seconds. It’s also way out of warranty so I have no way of getting it replaced (I’ve already tried through AT&T).

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