April 16, 2024


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Samsung – Reset Android – Part 4

The following reset Android tutorial will help you regain control of your Samsung Galaxy S3 mini in the event that you forgot the pattern lock password or because your phone goes slow or erratic and requires a “clean state”.

This tutorial will focus on two simple methods to restore the phone into its original factory settings.

The first method will even effectively clear the lock pattern and regain your control of the phone.

The second method is more suitable if your are finding your Samsung Galaxy S3 mini slow or erratic on its use and you want to regain original speed and usability.

Reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Both methods will perform a hard reset on this device and reach the same result: Restore the phone to factory settings. These methods only differ on their mode of application.

A quick advice: If you are able to do so , you may need to backup your data before you begin: You can backup all your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini information through one of the many backup and restore applications available on Google Play.

First method to unlock Android on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with buttons:

This first method will teach you how to reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini via buttons, ideal for those cases in which the Android operating system has been damaged beyond usability or you have forgotten the unlock pattern and are left out of your phone. The steps are these :

  1. Turn off the phone and wait 10 seconds before going to the next point
  2. While holding down both VOLUME UP and HOME buttons, we press the POWER button until the phone vibrates: When it does, let go all buttons
  3. We will see an android with blue gear on the screen that confirms that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has entered recovery mode
  4. When you reach the Android recovery mode menu , we seek the ” Wipe Data / Factory Reset” with the volume UP and DOWN buttons and confirm with the POWER button
  5. In the next window, select the option ” Yes – Delete all user data” and the restore process will start automatically
  6. To finish the process, find the option to ” Reboot system now ” and select it for the phone to reboot as new, with factory settings .


If you still have access to your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini operative system, then this process is even more simple: You just get into the factory reset opti on on your phone.

Starting from your Android homescreen, you go to Settings > Backup and Restore > Restore Data factory > Reset phone > Erase everything.

This simple method also allows us to reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini quickly and easily.

This tutorial will instruct you on how to hard reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy Mini 2;  a phone that was launched with great success.

This is a device that has proven to be a surviver, still being present over time and in the flea market, it is still a good alternative to buy.

So today I teach you to do a hard reset and also manage to unlock Android -in the event that you lost your blocking pattern password- on Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 with a few simple steps.

Remember that these methods will erase the data from our Samsung Galaxy 2 Mini completely and if this is your case, you can make a backup of your data complete with apps like Titanium Backup, among others within Google Play.

Hard reset Android on Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 through buttons

This process can be used when we have no access to the device’ operative system and thus we need to restore our phone to its original factory settings through an external method.

Pleae use the following steps:

  1. Turn your phone off completely, just be sure not to turn off the screen only.
  2. Press both the volume less and plus, Power ON / OFF and Home buttons at the same time for more than 5 seconds
  3. Wait until you see the image of an Android.
  4. In the recovery menu, use the volume buttons to select “Wipe data / Factory Reset” and press the power button to accept.
  5. Wait for the system to perform the hard reset process and now select “Reboot System”

Hopefully, this should leave your Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 on factory default status.

Another method to Hard reset  Android on your Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

As always, there is an alternative method to hard reset Android, not only on the  Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, but on any Android Device:  this can be activated from Settings> Backup and Restore> Factory data reset> Reset phone. With this option we can turn to our convenience automatic deletion of internal storage.

With these methods you can hard reset Android on Samsung Galaxy Mini 2.

In this tutorial we learn how to hard reset Android on a Samsung device, namely the Samsung Galaxy Mega.

Samsung Galaxy Mega with Android 4.1 is a device with a 6.3-inch screen. The Samsung Galaxy Mega peeks into the world of tablet, a.k.a “phablet”, a niche therm which comes from merging the words Phone and tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Mega includes a dual-core processor running at 1.7GHz.

The following process will perform a hard reset into your Phone. It will work for the two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Mega, the 6.3-inch screen and 5.5:  There is no difference in the reset Android methods. Both will help you regain a factory default phone, even making it to dismiss the unlock pattern you may have entered and forgotten.

Hard Reset your Samsung Galaxy Mega with buttons combination

In this method we use a combination of buttons that will go into recovery mode to make a general restoration of the device, ie, erase data and settings to leave it as if for the first time on the steps to follow are:

  1. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  2. When you see the Android logo release the buttons and wait for the recovery options
  3. With the volume keys move down to the “Wipe data / Factory Reset” and press the power button to confirm.
  4. On the next screen, you select “Yes – Delete All User Data”, press the power button again to confirm

When finished you will have the option “Reboot System Now” right in the menu’s upper place: Just press the power button again to confirm and the phone will reboot normally with all original factory settings.

Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Mega through menu

To fulfill  this process while having access to the Samsung Galaxy Mega Android OS, you should only go to Settings> Backup and Restore> Factory data reset> Reset phone

With these steps we will also get the same result as in the previous procedure: A factory default Samsung Galaxy Mega ready to be used, all your personal data, apps, games, messages deleted.