Samsung Galaxy S2 is an Android device that even after being for about a couple of years on the market at the time of this writing, it is still in the taste of people, being used all around the globe.
Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S2
Warning! Before starting the Android reset process on your Samsung Galaxy S2, please know that your data, including contacts, messages and installed apps, will be deleted.
If you still have working access into the Android operating system in your Samsung Galaxy S2 and want to make a backup, we recommend you to use G Cloud , a free application available on the Google Play Store to create a copy of your files in the cloud.
First method to reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S2
This method requires access into your Android OS, so it may prove useful if your Samsung Galaxy S2 is still in working condition.
From your phone’s main screen, Access the Settings> Backup and Restore > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything , wait until the process completes and the phone reboots as new.
SECOND METHOD TO RESET ANDROID IN SAMSUNG GALAXY S2
If you are being locked off from your Samsung Galaxy S2, then you will use the secondary method of restoration, ideal if you missed the pattern lock on your Samsung Galaxy S2:
- Turn off the phone and wait 10 seconds to continue
- Press and Hold the VOLUME DOWN button
- While holding the VOLUME DOWN button, press and release the POWER button.
- In the menu that follows select the ” Clear Storage” by using the VOLUME DOWN button.
- Execute the “clear Storage” by confirming it with the POWER button.
- Again confirm the “clear storage” procedure with the VOLUME UP button (or cancel it with the VOLUME DOWN button.
- Wait for the process to finish so your Samsung Galaxy S2 will return to factory default settings.
Your Samsung Galaxy S3 may be quite powerful, but after some months of use and abuse -we know, you’ve been installing tons of apps and games- it may turn a bit unresponsive, or even start to freeze and / or give some errors on you. Maybe you are not having any trouble with it, but after some months of use, you may want to sell your Samsung Galaxy S3.
Actually it doesn’t matter why, but truth is that at some point of your Samsung Galaxy S3 life you will need to hard reset it turning into a factory default state. This means that it will be completely cleaned from your stuff: all your messages, contacts, installed games and apps … everything will be wiped out. Your phone will return into a “just bought” state.
Hard reset instrucctions for your Samsung Galaxy S3
You can invoke the hard reset routine in your Samsung Galaxy S3 from inside Android OS itself:
- From your home screen, select your Settings menu
- From your Settings Menu select BACKUP AND RESET
- Select Factory Data Reset and confirm the process.
If your Android OS is unresponsive, don’t panic! You can start the hard reset process on your Samsung Galaxy S3 by pressing a combination of keys upon power up:
- Turn off your Samsung phone.
- Press and Hold your Volume UP, Power and Home buttons
- When the phone logo appears, release the buttons.
- Select Wipe Data / Factory Reset from the menu that will appear (you can navigate it with Volume UP / Volume Down buttons and select with Power button)
- Confirm your Factory Reset procedure
By any of both methods you will end up with your Samsung Galaxy S3 completely clean and devoid of any data you may have stored before on it.