Performing a Full (Hard) Reset on a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

A full reset is sometimes called a hard reset. Perform a full reset when you want to clear all settings, programs and data from RAM (Random Access Memory).

Caution if you perform a full reset, your Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 returns to its default settings and looses all information that is not recorded in ROM (Read Only Memory) including Contacts, Messages etc..

Note: It is advisable to back up your phone before attempting a hard reset.

Via Settings:

  1. From a Home screen, press the Menu Button then Settings and then Privacy.
  2. Touch Factory data reset.
  3. Finally touch Reset Phone then Erase everything to reset the device.

Via Hardware buttons:

  1. Turn off the phone.
  2. Press and hold the Power/Lock Button, Home Button and Volume Up Button at the same time.
  3. When the menu appears, press the Volume Up Button to select wipe data / factory reset and press the Power Button to confirm.
  4. Follow the rest of the instructions to finish the hard reset.

Alternatively:

  • Dial *2767*3855# on the keypad.

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Page last modified on February 04, 2013, at 12:57 PM