Samsung Galaxy S III is not responsive? Facing application frozen or hang problems on Samsung Galaxy S3 lately? Or want to send Samsung Galaxy S3 back for warranty claim? It’s time for you to hard reset Samsung Galaxy S3 then. By the way, hard reset is known as Factory data reset in Samsung Galaxy S3. After factory data reset, your Samsung Galaxy S3 will be back to factory setting just like you turn on it for the first time. This means that it will delete everything including your applications, data, settings and contents on internal storage (sdcard). Note – it won’t delete external SD card contents.


Factory data reset Samsung Galaxy S3

Note – Make sure you backup all your application and data before hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S3 (if you still can). Use Samsung Kies, titanium Backup or CWM to do the backup. How to factory data reset Samsung Galaxy S3? There are 3 ways to do so.

Performing a factory data reset via settings

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Back up and reset.
  3. Click on Factory data reset ~ Reset all settings and delete all data on device.
  4. Select Reset device.
  5. Finally, select Erase everything.

Performing a factory data reset using phone buttons

  1. Turn off Samsung Galaxy S3.
  2. Press and hold down Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Release all buttons when you see SGS3 Logo.
  4. Android system recovery will be loaded then.
  5. Select wipe data/factory reset. (use Volume buttons to go up or down, select with Power button)
  6. Select Yes — delete all user data.
  7. Finally, select reboot system now.

Performing a factory format using dialpad

  1. Warning ~ no turning back after key in.
  2. Bring up dialpad.
  3. Key in *2767*3855#
  4. Finally, SGS3 will be rebooted and factory format.

That’s all. Enjoy your new fresh Samsung Galaxy S3.

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