How to hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

Facing lot of application frozen or hang problems on Samsung Galaxy Note II lately? Or your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is not responsive as before? Or want to send Samsung Galaxy Note 2 back for warranty claim? It’s time for you to hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note 2 then. Hard reset is known as Factory data reset in Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be back to factory setting just like you turn on it for the first time after factory reset. This means that it will delete everything including your applications, data, settings and contents on internal storage (sdcard). However, it won’t delete external SD card contents.

Factory data reset Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Note – Do make sure to backup all your application and data before hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (while you still can). Use Samsung Kies, Titanium Backup or CWM to do the backup. How to factory data reset Samsung Galaxy Note 2? 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 Note 2.
  2. Press and hold down Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Release all buttons when you see SGN2 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 Phone Keypad

  1. Warning ~ no turning back after key in.
  2. Bring up Phone Keypad.
  3. Key in *2767*3855#
  4. Finally, SGN2 will be rebooted and perform factory format.

That’s all. Enjoy your new fresh Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

  • jamie

    or you can get a better phone. Samsung is horrible

    • Asif Siddiqi

      A jealous isheep here i assume …

    • Brock

      Not our fault Samsung is better sheeple

  • Ahmed khan

    ?samsung galaxy GT i9003 not starting up.only the blue galaxy is shown while the phone is starting up. it just repeats again and again but no progress?
    when I am pressed volume down middle key and power button,then i get downloading icon but nothing happening? please help me.

    • Hi Ahmed, what had you done until you got this issue?

  • soma ali

    my note 2 it screen broken and i want to delet my photos but when i connect it with my laptop and open it .. it show that is the empty!!!

  • Vania

    Hey, my GT-N7100 was frozen and hang on the SGN2 GT-N7100 screen, can’t turn off at least remove the battery.
    I tried the “Volumn up + Home + Power” button can’t get to factory recovery mode, tried “Volumn down + Home + Power” to downloading – Kies unable to connect my phone and cwmr was failed too.
    Please advise. Thank you.

    • Hi Vania, what had you done until you got this issue?

      • Vania

        I was hang with an app then the screen turned black and frozen on this SGN2 screen.

        I have tried to press the “Volumn up + Home + Power” button and cwm recovery also unable to fix.

        cwm recovery via odin shown “there is no PIT partition” means?

        • No idea on partition issue. Try to install stock firmware back with Odin see.

          • Vania

            ok. do you means the android firmware? mine is 4.1.1, do you have any link for me to install? After install if correct, then the phone able to reboot?

  • nickcavalera

    Hi…I have enter *2767*3855# at sg note

    But no response

    Any idea?

    Use 4.1.1

    • Newer Samsung firmware disabled Phone Keypad Shortcut. Try other method instead.

  • jay loon

    Hi doctor 🙂
    My note2’s battery is draining faster than usual.
    Normally I reach home and batt life still had more than 50%
    Now it barely last until I get home.

    Any advice?

    I used to had this problem with apple too.

    • Check battery usage. See which one is using the most.

      • jay loon

        Nothing unusual.
        Not many application is running in fact.

        • Is your 3G data connection being throttled now?

  • bob

    kies is very bad program, just lost all contacts and data…