Maybe you may need to send your Samsung Galaxy Nexus into a service or repair shop, or time has come to depart from it, as you may have sold your Nexus or even might give it away. In any of these situations you may want to factory default your Samsung Galaxy Nexus, getting rid of all your personal data, including contacts, messages, installed apps and games. Even -God forbid!- you might have ended up with a freezed unresponsive phone, or eventually slugish enough as not to be happy enough with it, maybe due to over installing stuff and over-customizing it’s settings. In these situations, your Samsung Galaxy Nexus will also benefit with the revival procedure of hard resetting Android.
Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Nexus from inside Android
If you still got access to your Android operative system inside your Samsung Galaxy Nexus, then you can invoke the hard reset Android procedure from the settings menu. Please follow these steps:
- From your home screen, press the Apps button.
- When the Apps tab is open, select Settings button.
- From Settings menu, in Personal Section, please select Backup & Reset option
- You need to decide if you want to backup your data and after your Samsung Galaxy Nexus is factory defaulted, get everyhing back, or not.
- Press into the Factory Data Reset option.
- A final warning text will appear, explaining what will happen, and below it you will find a confirmation button.
- Confirm your hard reset.
Android’s hard reset procedure will take several minutes to run. When finished, your Samsung Galaxy Nexus will reboot and preset itself as if it just got out of its factory.
If your phone is unresponsive, or you don’t care to start it up into Android, or even you do not need to backup your data, as it turns out you only want to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Nexus in a fool-proof’s forceful way, then you can follow these steps:Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the forceful way
- Start with your phone powered off (if it is freezed, just take off the battery, wait some seconds and put it back in).
- Press and Hold both Volume UP and DOWN buttons and press and hold the power button.
- Keep them pressed until your Samsung Galaxy Nexus starts up into bootloader mode (an Android will appear with a door opened into it’s innards)
- You will use your volume buttons to navigate into the different options and the power butto to choose: Select “Recovery Mode”
- Your phone will reboot into “Recovery Mode”
- Press and hold the Power Button and then press the volume UP button.
- From the menu, select the “Wipe Data / Factory Reset” option
- Confirm it by selecting YES and wait for several minutes.
- Back into the menu, select “Reboot System Now”
Congratulations: You just done a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus and now your phone is back into factory default.
The definitive way of erasing all your stuff from inside your Samsung Galaxy ACE is by doing a hard reset: When you reset Android, the process will erase all your contacts, messages, installed applications and games, leaving your Samsung Galaxy ACE as if it just had got out of Samsung factory. This is why this process is also called “to factory default” your Android phone. Please follow these instructions to accomplish it:
- With the phone powered off, press and hod the following buttons, at the same time: Volume Up, Center / Enter button and Power button.
- Your Samsung Galaxy ACE will boot into a factory menu. You can move between options from the menu with the Volume Down / Volume Up buttons.
- You need to get into this RESTORE Menu and from there you need to select Wipe Data / Factory Reset
- Select YES with the Select / Enter Button: phone will be factory restored.
- After finishing, confirm the option REBOOT NOW to restart your Android phone
- Wait some minutes (your Android phone needs to work a bit) and Voilá
Another way to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy ACE
If you still have acces to the settings menu inside your Android OS inside your Samsung galaxy ACE, then you can follow the instructions depicted in this following video, which are also explained in our earlier post about hard reset android “the easy way”:
You may need to perform a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy Ace if you want to sell or give your phone away and you do not want your personal data to be left inside it when turning it over to the new owner.
This tutorial will describe different ways to hard reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy S2. Why would you like to reset Android on your phone ? As an example, you may want to sell it, or even give it away, but you don’t want your data to be in there. It may also happen that you just installed too much applications -or even the wrong ones, as it may also be the case- and your Samsung Galaxy S2 is unresponsive, acting up.
In any case, you may want first to backup everything inside your Samsung Galaxy S2 -provided that the phone’s health is up to it-. Once your data is secure somewhere else, you may proceed to hard reset Android and bring your Samsung Galaxy s2 back into factory default mode.
How to reset Android on Samsung Galaxy S2
This is the best way to reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy S2:
- Turn OFF your Samsung galaxy S2 phone (if the phone is unresponsive, please take out the battery, wait a couple of seconds and reinsert it).
- Press the Volume Down Button, and keep it pressed
- While keeping pressed the Volume Down Button, press and release the power button.
- Wait some seconds while the phone comes back to life, and from the hidden menu that will appear, select the “Clear Storage” option by using the Volume Down Button.
- Press and release the Power Button to execute the “Clear Storage” option.
- Your Samsung Galaxy S2 will ask your confirmation for the hard reset procedure: You confim it by pressing the Volume Up Button.
Voilá … your Samsung Galaxy S2 will be hard reset, cleaning up all your data. If by any chance, following these instructions is not possible, or the results are not OK, then we present you with an alternative procedure to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S2:
Alternative procedure to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S2
- Turn the power off (or take out your phone’s battery, wait a couple of seconds and reinsert it).
- Press the Volume Up, Home and Power Buttons simultaneously
- Wait until a Samsung Logo appears and release the Power Button.
- A “Boot Menu” will appear: Use the Volume Up / Down Buttons to highlight your choice and then press the Home Button to select it, performing a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy S2 phone.