May 28, 2024


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Samsung – Reset Android – Part 2

If you’re the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S5 you want to reset Android on, this is the tutorial for you.

We will show you a way to return your Samsung Galaxy S5 to it’s factory settings, which will come in very handy if, for example, you forget the lock pattern you set for it.

Before starting with any of the methods that we will explain to reset Android, pleas make sure the battery of your Samsung Galaxy S5 is charged to at least 80%, to avoid any complications.

Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S5 through the Applications Menu

To use this method to reset Android you will need to be able to access the Android OS  and the Applications menu of your Samsung Galaxy S5. Starting on the Main screen, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings -> Backup & reset
  • Select the option Factory data reset
  • Confirm to start the process.

Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S5 using hardware buttons

If you got locked out of your Samsung Galaxy S5 by forgetting the lock pattern or for any other reason, this is the method you will use to reset Android

  • Make sure your device is completely turned off.  To be 100% sure, turn it off, remove the battery and wait 5 seconds before reinserting it.
  • Press the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons all at the same time
  • When you see the Android logo on the screen, let go of all the buttons and wait for a menu to show up.
  • Navigate through the options using the volume buttons until you reach the Wipe data/Factory reset option and press the Power button to confirm the selection.
  • Do the same process to select Yes – delete all user data and wait for the procedure to finish.
  • Once the main menu shows up again, press the power button to reset the Samsung Galaxy S5

You have now successfully reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy S5 returning it to it’s out of the box state.

In this tutorial we will teach you how to reset Android on the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE.

We will show you two methods to accomplish this, even if you have forgotten your lock pattern and it’s active. If this is your case, you should use method number two, which involves using the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE hardware buttons.

If your Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE is giving you some bugs or it’s lagging, you can reset Android and delete these bugs and lagging problems, using the first method, if you have access to the Applications Menu and Settings.

Before starting with any of the two procedures to reset Android, make sure the battery of you Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE is charged to at least 80%.

First method to reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE

If you’re going to use this method to reset Android, it’s indispensable that you have access to the Applications Menu of your Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE. If that is the case, follow these very simple steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Backup & Reset in the Accounts tab
  • Select Factory data reset
  • Tap on Reset Device and then tap on Continue
  • Tap on Delete All to start the reset android process.

Second method to reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE using hardware buttons

If you have lost the lock pattern of your Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, or for another reason you don’t have access to the Android OS of your device, this is the method you will use to reset Android:

  • Make sure the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE is completely turned off.
  • Press the Power button, the Volume Up button and the Home button, all at the same time. This will reboot your device into recovery mode.
  • When you see the Samsung logo on the screen, let go of the power button, but keep pressing the Volume up and Home buttons.
  • When you see a menu on the screen, let go of all buttons.
  • Using the volume buttons, go to the Wipe data / Factory reset option, and confirm the option using the Power button.
  • Select “Yes – Delete all user data” and confirm, and the reset Android will start.
  • Once it’s finished, it will return to the main menu. At this point restart your Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE and when it comes back it will be as good as out of the box, having returned to its factory settings.

And now you have successfully reset Android on a Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE device!

In this tutorial we are going to reset android on a Samsung Galaxy Prevail device, using two different methods.

We will bring your Samsung Galaxy Prevail to it’s out of the box state.

If you can access the applications menu on your device, you can use any of the two methods to reset android that we will explain.

If the Android OS is failing, or you forgot the lock pattern and can therefore not access the Samsung Galaxy Prevail you will use the second method described, which uses a combination of hardware buttons to reset android on the mobile phone.

Before you start with any of the two methods, please make sure your battery is fully charged, to avoid any inconvenience in the middle of the process.

Soft reset android on Samsung Galaxy Prevail from the Applications Menu

For this way of doing a reset android on Samsung Galaxy Prevail, we will do it from the applications menu. Follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings and then select Privacy
  • Select Factory data Reset 
  • Select Reset Phone
  • Select Erase everything, and this will restore the phone to factory settings.

Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy Prevail using hardware buttons

  • Make sure your phone is turned off. One way of doing this is removing the battery for 5 seconds and then putting it back in place.
  • Press and hold at the same time the Volume Up Button and the Power button.
  • When you see the Samsung logo let go of the Power button while still pressing the Volume Up button.
  • Release the Volume Up button when you see the recovery menu on the screen.
  • Using the Volume up/down buttons and the camera button navigate to and select Factory Reset
  • Then select yes, and the reset of your Samsung Galaxy Prevail will begin.

At this point you should have succeeded to reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy Prevail, but if you had any issues please let us and others know through the comments, and maybe we can help.