ZTE OPEN hard reset

ZTE Open hard reset

1. Turn off your ZTE Open firefox mobile.
2. Press and hold the Volume UP key and the POWER key to get into the Firefox OS recovery mode.
3. Highlight the wipe data / Factory reset with Volume down key.
4. Press POWER key to select.
5. Delete All user data and after hard reset choose reboot system now. All data will be lost!
zte open hard reset

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You can reset your ZTE OPEN firefox mobile device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
or factory settings via menu - in the menu Go ot Settings – Device – Device Information

ZTE V889M hard reset

ZTE V889M hard reset

You can reset your ZTE V889 device's forgotten password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. Select Erase Everything. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
or from menu

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

ZTE Warp Sequent hard reset

ZTE Warp Sequent hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

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ZTE Grand S hard reset

ZTE Grand S hard reset

All data will be lost!

You can reset your ZTE Grand S device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
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Reset Your Grand S Phone from menu
The Factory data reset option erases all data on your phone and restores it to original factory settings. The data removed from the phone includes your Google Account, all system and app data and settings, and all downloaded apps.

1. Touch HOME > APPS > Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset.
2. Touch Reset phone.
If you want to remove all data saved to an installed microSD card, tick the Erase SD card check box before touching Reset phone.
3. Touch Erase everything and then follow the prompts to confirm the reset
To reset the ZTE Grand S device from time to time for optimum performance, power off the device and remove the battery. Reinsert it and turn on your Andorid phone.

ZTE Avid hard reset

ZTE Avid 4G hard reset

Turn off your ZTE Flash. Press Volume UP + POWER ON.
All data will be lost! If the recovery menu does not appear unlock ZTE Avid password using emergency dial-up pad and input Password reset code:

You can reset your ZTE Avid device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.

Reset Your ZTE N9120 Phone from menu
The Factory data reset option erases all data on your phone and restores it to original factory settings. The data removed from the phone includes your Google Account, all system and app data and settings, and all downloaded apps.

1. Touch HOME > APPS > Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset.
2. Touch Reset phone.
If you want to remove all data saved to an installed microSD card, tick the Erase SD card check box before touching Reset phone.
3. Touch Erase everything and then follow the prompts to confirm the reset
After a reset you have to set up your phone again, follow the onscreen instructions to set it up.
To reset the ZTE Avid device from time to time for optimum performance, power off the device and remove the battery. Reinsert it and turn on your Andorid phone.

ZTE Origin V768 hard reset

ZTE Origin hard reset

Master Clear/Reset Cricket Origin reset ZTE V768 ,

1. Make sure your phone has been powered off.
2. Hold down Volume up key and press Power key at same time until the screen lights up.
3. Press Home Key to access Android System Recovery screen.
4. Press Volume up\down key to locate wipe data/factory reset, then press Menu key to access factory data reset menu.
5. Select Yes-delete all user data, then press Menu key to confirm wiping data from the phone.
6. When finished, select reboot system now, then press Menu key to restart your phone.
Every data will be erased!

or You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.

or from the menu
Privacy: Reset to Factory Settings
1. Touch the Home Key > Apps icon > Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone.
2. Enter six zeros on the screen and touch Erase everything.
WARNING! All your personal information and downloaded applications on your phone will be erased after the factory reset.

ZTE Origin V768 Phone Password

A password can protect your phone and help prevent unauthorized use. When the phone is password protected, it will ask for the password every time the phone is turned on. Password protection is disabled by default, and the default password is 000000 (six zeros).

ZTE Z431 hard reset

ZTE Z431 hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
or
Master Clear/Reset
ZTE Z431 unlock password master clear

From the home screen, select Main Menu > Settings > Security Settings > Master Clear

The Master Clear function will clear all user data and reset the phone to factory default settings. The Master Reset function will only reset the phone to factory default settings.
If your ZTE 431 phone is frozen
Remove the back cover.
Lift the end of the battery near the bottom of the phone to remove it. Reinsert and switch on the phone.

ZTE Groove hard reset

ZTE Groove hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password after power on: input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. Select Erase everything. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
Turn off your ZTE Cricket Groove. Press Volume UP + POWER ON.
All data will be deleted!

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

To reset the ZTE X501 device from time to time for optimum performance, power off the device and remove the battery. Reinsert it and turn on your Andorid phone.

ZTE Chorus hard reset

ZTE Chorus hard reset

Turn off your ZTE Cricket Chorus. Press Volume UP + POWER ON.

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You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
or
All data will be deleted!
1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

To reset the ZTE D930 Chorus device from time to time for optimum performance, power off the device and remove the battery. Reinsert it and turn on your Andorid phone.

ZTE Flash hard reset

ZTE Flash hard reset

Turn off your ZTE Flash. Press Volume UP + POWER ON.
All data will be lost!

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
or
Reset Your Phone from menu
The Factory data reset option erases all data on your phone and restores it to original factory settings. The data removed from the phone includes your Google Account, all system and app data and settings, and all downloaded apps.
ZTE Flash reset
1. Touch HOME > APPS > Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset.
2. Touch Reset phone.
If you want to remove all data saved to an installed microSD card, tick the Erase SD card check box before touching Reset phone.
3. Touch Erase everything and then follow the prompts to confirm the reset
To reset the ZTE Sprint Flash device from time to time for optimum performance, power off the device and remove the battery. Reinsert it and turn on your Andorid phone.

ZTE X500 hard reset

ZTE X500 hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password after power on: input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. Select Erase everything. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
Turn off your ZTE X500 android: Press and hold both VOLUME DOWN + Camera + POWER ON ZTE x500, then press MENU to get into recovery menu. All data will be lost!
Select with 'camera' button and 'volume' buttons for navigating in recovery menu.
ZTE X500 hard reset
WARNING: All your personal information and downloaded applications on your phone will be erased after the resetting.
1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.
If your phone is not respondig, simply take out battery and reinsert it. Turn on your phone.
Hard reset possible with flasing a new ROM / hr from recovery menu
Always create a backup of data you want to keep, such as contacts and calendar notes.
To reset the device from time to time for optimum performance, power off the device and
remove the battery.

ZTE Kis Plus hard reset

ZTE Kis Plus hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
ZTE Kis Plus Andorid recovery menu
hard reset using keys: Turn ZTE KIS off. Press and hold volume up + power on and choose wipe data/factory reset with Volume key (power to confirm).
After done select reboot system now. Everything will be lost!
Reset T-mobile Kis plus android phone.
Unlock your ZTE KIS Plus Android phone using keys

ZTE KIS PLUS hard reset
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1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything. All data will be lost!

ZTE KIS Plus hard reset using menu option

ZTE Blade 3 III hard reset

1. Turn the phone off.
2. Hold Volume down key and Power key to enter into recovery mode.
3. Select Factory reset / wipe data.
4. Confirm Home key.
5. Reboot system now. Everything will be lost!

ZTE Blade3 III firmware upgrade

1. Hold Volume down key and Power key to enter into recovery mode.
(Download update.zip from ZTE website and copy to your sd card root folder)
2. Press Home key to enter into option list. Press Volume down key to choose apply sdcard: update.zip
3. Select update.zip and press Menu key to start upgrade.
4. The upgrade is completed after 1-2 minutes, then the mobile phone automatically reboots.

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
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If your Blade 3 Android 4.0 phone is responding to screen input, then open Settings from the Applications menu. Tap Backup & reset > Factory data reset, click Reset phone and then Erase everything to format your phone.

All data will be lost!
ZTE Blade 3 hard reset

ZTE Anthem 4G hard reset

While Phone powered ON... tap "Emergency call" and dial *983*987#. Tap "Erase Everything".
Once the reset is complete, the phone will power cycle.

Reset to Factory Settings Android 2.3.5
Touch Home Key > Menu Key > Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything.
WARNING: All your personal information and downloaded applications on your phone will be erased after the resetting.

If your phone is responding to screen input, then open Settings from the Applications menu. Tap Backup & reset > Factory data reset click Reset phone and then Erase everything to format your phone.

ZTE Anthem N910 Software upgrade.
You can download update.zip from MetroPCS website. Copy to SD card and go to MENU-->Settings-->About phone-->System updates-->Storage card updates. Click OK and the N910 phone will automatically restart and update its software.

ZTE Anthem hard reset


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ZTE V6000 hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password after power on: input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. Select Erase everything. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
WARNING: All your personal information and downloaded applications on your phone will be erased after the resetting.
1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.
If your phone is not respondig, simply take out battery and reinsert it. Turn on your phone.
ZTE V6000 soft reset
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ZTE V9S hard reset

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset tablet.
6 Touch Erase everything.

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ZTE Skate Acqua hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
(Please note, that this is not tested yet, any feedback is appreciated)
1. Power off the phone
2. Press and keep pressed UP and HOME and press Power for about 2-3 seconds, keep pressing when you see green droid.
3. Use Volume key to move to "WIPE DATA / FACTORY RESET"
4. Confirm option with BACK button
5. Scroll down to "Yes --delete all data" and confirm using BACK button
6. After operation press Back button once again to restart phone.

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

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ZTE Style Q hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

ZTE V875 hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.


Privacy: Reset to Factory Settings
Touch Home Key > Apps > Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything.
WARNING: All your personal information and downloaded applications on your phone will be erased after the resetting

Cannot recall your screen unlock pattern?
You have up to five attempts to unlock your phone. If you still cannot recall the screen unlock pattern, you can touch Forgotten pattern? and enter your Google account user name and password to reset the screen unlock pattern.
IMPORTANT: You must sign in or create a Google account on your phone before using the above method to reset the pattern.

ZTE Blade II hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

Reset Blade 2
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ZTE Kis hard reset

You can reset your ZTE device's password: Turn off your phone, then turn it on. Select emergency dial. Input *983*987# in emergency dial-up pad. It will restore factory settings and your personal data will be erased.
or hard reset using keys: Turn ZTE KIS off. Press and hold volume up + power on and choose wipe data/factory reset (home to confirm).
Reset Dublin

ZTE Kis hard reset
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1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

Lenovo K800 hard reset

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

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Lenovo K800 hard reset

Lenovo K800 hard reset

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

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Lenovo A750 hard reset

save everything. Back up your data.
Press and hold Camera + POWER buttons to get into factory mode.
Lenovo A750 reset code 1234. Be very careful!!! Some say that after reset they can't connect to any network.
You must save both of your IMEI number! Both IMEI 1st and 2nd too.
the soft way:
1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

Lenovo A60 hard reset

Power off your Lenovo A60 phone.
Press  Volume UP + Power on the phone. In the recovery menu use Volume buttons to select
Wipe data/Factory reset and use power to confirm.
You can also select wipe cache partion to Reset your A60 phone.
Press Power and choose recovery.
Press and hold Camera + POWER buttons to get into download mode.
Lenovo A60 firmware upgrade download mode
You must save both of your IMEI number! Both IMEI for 1st and 2nd SIM slot too.
the soft way:
1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Key and touch Settings.
2 Touch the Privacy
4 Touch Factory data reset.
5 Touch Reset phone.
6 Touch Erase everything.

Lenovo ET980 Cold boot

Hold the ON/OFF key and the RESET key together for at least 5 seconds and then release these two keys simultaneously.
Any exchanging of the main battery should be finished within 20 minutes. Otherwise the backup battery may fail to support features such as the system clock, which may lead to power-on failure.


Attention: The cold boot operation will lead to the loss of system clock settings. If the fault doesn’t disappear after cold boot, choose "Restore factory settings".
Note: The steps of "Restore factory settings": Press the RECORD key and the roller’s Down key simultaneously, and then click the RESET key with the touchpen. In the middle of the screen displayed, choose OK item continuously with the Roller key, and then press the Roller Confirm key.
Lenovo ET980

Lenovo ET980 Software Updating

Software updating for ET980 consists of Eboot updating, IPL updating and system updating. This section describes the updating operations. A complete updating procedure should follow the order given below:

Eboot updating ==> IPL updating ==> system updating

Hold the RECORD key. Click and release the Reset key, and the system enters the Eboot mode. Release the RECORD key. Now the Eboot version number is displayed at the bottom of the screen, as shown in the picture given below.

Lenovo ET980 update

IPL Updating
Hold the RECORD key (Reset key) and the screen illustrated by (1) will be displayed. Choose the sixth option ("update ipl image"), and the screen shown by (2) appears.
Lenovo ET980 updateLenovo ET980 update
Connect the mobile phone and the PC with a USB cable. On the PC end, open the updating program file.

Browse the PC to find the file IPL.nb0. Click "Start updating". When the IPL updating is finished.
Hold the RECORD key (Reset key) and the screen illustrated by left figure given below will be displayed. Choose the forth option ("update eboot image").
Connect the mobile phone and the PC with a USB cable. On the PC end, open the updating program file and choose the file for Eboot updating.
Click "Start updating". When the Eboot updating is finished.
System Updating
Hold the RECORD key (reset key) and the screen illustrated by left figure given below will be displayed. Choose the fifth option ("update system image").
Connect the mobile phone and the PC with a USB cable. On the PC end, open the updating program file and choose the file for system updating.
Click "Start updating". When the system updating is finished.
Notes:

1. After the updating program is started on the PC, when browsing for the updating file to be used, "All Files (*.*)" should be chosen for the file type. Otherwise the updating file will not be shown.

2. The chosen updating file should be matched with the selected updating option. If an option is mistakenly chosen, press and hold the RECORD key (Reset key) to choose again. The steps are simple, but operations should be performed with caution. If the updating is done with an unmatched file, the JTAG tool has to be used to format the mobile phone.

Samsung Admire R720 hard reset

Samsung Admire R720 hard reset

Factory data reset
Use Factory data reset to return your phone to its factory defaults. This setting erases all data from your phone, including your Google or other email account settings, system and
application data and settings, and downloaded applications. It will not erase current system software and bundled applications, or files stored on an optional installed memory card, such as
music or photos.
1. From the Settings menu, touch Privacy.
2. Touch Factory data reset, then follow the prompts to perform the reset.
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Use this method to hard reset your Samsung Admire sch-R720 phone: Key in *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.

Samsung Admire R720 soft reset

Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs
Pull out the battery. Reinsert it.
Samsung Admire R720 soft reset
Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold [Power] for 8-10 seconds. The device will reboot automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings → Privacy → Factory data reset → Reset phone → Erase everything.
Clear storage
Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password
Set an unlock pattern
Once you set a screen lock, your device will require an unlock code each time you turn it on or unlock the touch screen
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → Pattern
If you forget your PIN or password, bring your • device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
Set an unlock PIN code
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → PIN
Set an unlock password
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → Password.
You can hard reset software firmware update your Samsung Admire phone:  Connect with Samsung Kies

Samsung GT-S5570i Galaxy Next Turbo hard reset

Samsung GT-S5570i Galaxy Next Turbo hard reset

Turn off S5570i Galaxy pop plus. Press and hold POWER + ENTER button for reset menu. Volume Up + Down + Home
Select Factory reset with Volume Down button and press Power to reset. All data will be lost!
1. Pull out the battery. Reinsert it.
2. After a 20-30 seconds
3. Hold Vol Up, Home, Power simultaneously
4. When the logo appears, release the Power button
5. In the Recovery Menu, release the home and then the Volume Up button.
6. Select wipe data / factory reset in the factory recovery menu (Volume Up + Down + Home)
7. Select reboot system now.
All data will be wiped out!
Samsung S5570i hard reset
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Use this method to hard reset your Samsung GT-S5570i Galaxy next turbo phone: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.
Samsung GT-S5570i Galaxy turbo download mode if you want to install eg. Gingerbread
Press and hold Volume DOWN + HOME + POWER ON S5570i
Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs
Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold [Power] for 8-10 seconds. The device will reboot automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings → Privacy → Factory data reset → Reset phone → Erase everything.
Clear storage
• : Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password
Set an unlock pattern
Once you set a screen lock, your device will require an unlock code each time you turn it on or unlock the touch screen
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → Pattern
If you forget your PIN or password, bring your • device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
Set an unlock PIN code
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → PIN
Set an unlock password
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → Password.
You can hard reset software firmware update your Samsung GT-S5570i Galaxy turbo phone:  Connect with Samsung Kies
S5570i firmware upgrade Android. You need this key combination if you are going to upgrade your S5570i android firmware.
Press and hold Volume DOWN + HOME + POWER ON S5570i This is NOT the hard reset. See reset procedure above.
Note: If you see  "Downloading" on the screen with an Android shoveling you pressed the wrong Volume key. Remove and reinsert the battery and try again.
Samsung Galaxy next turbo s5570i firmware upgrade download mode

Samsung ATIV Tab hard reset

Samsung ATIV TAB hard reset Windows 8 recovery

You can restore the computer using the system recovery function provided by Windows.

Tablet Recovery Function in Samsung ATIV Tab Windows 8
If a problem occurs with your computer, the recovery program allows you to restore your computer to the default settings.
For models where the SSD is less than 64GB, use the Windows System Restore function instead of the Recovery program.
1. Click the Charms menu > Settings > Change PC Settings > General.
2. Click the Start button for Refresh.... or Remove..... (Reset)
Refresh....
If your PC does not work properly, you can restore your PC while keeping your media files such as your photo, video and music
files, etc. as well as your personal documents.
Remove….
If you want to return your PC to the default settings, or start from scratch, you can reset your PC to the factory default.

You should back up the files in the following folders before using the PC Recovery function since these files are not kept.
\Windows, \Program files, \Program files(x86), \ProgramData, OEM Folder (ex) c:\samsung), \User\<user name>\AppData
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with the recovery process.
If the recovery is complete, you can use your computer normally.
You can restore required Samsung software programs through All Apps > SW Update.

What is a recovery image?
This refers to the computer status (including operating system, specific driver(s), software(s), etc.) which is converted to a data image. It is required to recover your computer and is embedded in the computer's hard disk. However, this is not provided for storage devices where the capacity is less than 64 GB due to the small capacity.
What is a Recovery Area?
Samsung computers have an additional partition to recover computers or save backup files. (Only for models with the Recovery.)
This partition is called a Recovery Area and it includes a recovery image that comprises of the OS and application programs.

Reinstalling Windows (Optional)
You can reinstall Windows using the SYSTEM RECOVERY MEDIA for Windows when Windows is no longer working properly.
(For models supplied with a SYSTEM RECOVERY MEDIA.)
These descriptions are for Windows 7/8 and Windows Vista and for supported models only.
•• A SYSTEM RECOVERY MEDIA may not be supplied depending on your computer model.
•• If you cannot start Windows, or if you want to delete all existing data and reinstall Windows, install Windows
according to the descriptions in [Reinstalling when Windows does not start].
•• Some pictures may differ from actual product.
•• These descriptions may differ depending on the operating system.
•• Reinstalling Windows may delete data (files and programs) saved on the hard disk drive.
•• Make sure to backup all important data. 

Reinstalling in Windows
1 Insert the SYSTEM RECOVERY MEDIA into the DVD drive.
2 If the Select Windows Installation window appears, click Install Now. When the Select Update window appears, click
on the relevant item.
•• If you select Go online to get the latest updates for installation in the Select Update window, the latest
updates are installed and Step 4 follows. At this time, the computer must be connected to the Internet.
•• For Windows 7/8, the screen asking for the operating system to be installed may appear depending on the
version. If you click the Next button, the screen of Step 3appears.
3 If the User Agreement screen appears, select I accept the license terms and then click Next.
For Windows 7/8, this screen may not appear depending on the version.

4 The following window appears, select an installation option.
If you click Custom, the procedures from Step 5 continue sequentially.
If you click Upgrade, the procedures from Step 6 continue sequentially.
•• For Windows 7/8, this screen may not appear depending on the version.
•• Custom
Select this option to Reinstall Windows. You have to reinstall all necessary device drivers and programs after the Custom installation. In addition, unnecessary folders and files may remain on the hard disk drives after the installation (e.g. C:\ Windows.old, etc.).
•• Upgrade
Select this option to Upgrade Windows while maintaining current files, configurations and programs. Although you therefore do not need to reinstall the device drivers and programs, some programs may not work properly after the upgrade.
5 When a window appears asking for the location to install the operating system to, select a disk drive partition and click the Next button.
Drive D includes an area to save the backup image used by Recovery program. Installing Windows to drive C is recommended.
When previous Windows installation files are in the selected partition, a message appears informing you that the files and
folders will be moved to the Windows. old folder. Click the OK button.
6 The Windows installation continues.
The computer will restart 3 times during the installation. If the Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... message
appears after a restart, do not press any button.
7 Register a user according to the instructions on the Windows screen.
8 When the registration is complete, the Windows Desktop screen appears.
For a smooth computer operation, installing the necessary software installation is recommended.

Reinstalling when Windows does not start
When Windows does not start, boot up with the SYSTEM RECOVERY MEDIA and from there you can reinstall Windows.
1 Insert the SYSTEM RECOVERY MEDIA into the DVD drive and restart the computer.
2 If the Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... message appears while booting, press any key on the keyboard.
3 After a while, the Options windows such as Language, Time, Keyboard, etc. appear. Confirm the settings and click the
Next button.
4 If the Select Windows Installation window appears, click Install Now.
For Windows 7/8, the screen asking for the operating system to be installed may appear depending on the version. If you
click the Next button, the screen of Step 5 appears.
5 If the User Agreement screen appears, select I accept the license terms and then click Next.
For Windows 7/8, this screen may not appear depending on the version.
6 When the window asking for the installation type appears, click Custom.
For Windows 7/8, this screen may not appear depending on the version.
7 When a window appears asking for the location to install the operating system to, select the partition of the disk drive and
then click the Next button.
Drive D includes an area to save the backup image used by Recovery program. Installing Windows to drive C is
recommended.
•• A If you click Drive Options (Advanced), you can delete, format, create or expand a partition. Click on a function
and proceed according to the instructions on the screen.
•• When previous Windows installation files are in the selected partition, a message appears informing you that
the files and folders will be moved to the Windows.old folder. Click the OK button.
8 The subsequent steps are the same as those from Step 7 of Installing in Windows.

If you want to remove the pre-installed Windows 8 operating system and install a different OS.
If you want to install a different operating system on your PC, you need to change the BIOS settings first.

Samsung A997 Rugby III hard reset

Reset Samsung A997 Phone

Use this method to hard reset your Samsung A997 Rugby III phone: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.
or
You can easily reset your phone to its default settings. To reset
your phone:
1. From Idle mode, touch MENU ➔ Settings ➔ Phone ➔ Reset Phone.
2. At the All settings reset to factory defaults. Continue? prompt, touch Yes to reset or No to cancel.
3. Enter your phone password, if prompted, and touch Confirm.
4. After the phone settings have been reset, the Reset done confirmation displays.
Once your phone resets to its default settings for those selected options, it automatically restarts in order to
incorporate the new settings.
Note: User Data, such as contacts, messages, pictures, videos, and music, is not deleted.

Samsung Galaxy Premier i9260 hard reset

Samsung Galaxy Premier i9260 hard reset

force reset Reset the device (press and hold POWER button for 8-10 seconds)
Unlock Galaxy Premier using hard reset
Samsung GT-i9260 hard reset  or reset Galaxy Premier: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME UP + Home Button + Power
Turn the phone off.
Press and hold VOLUME UP and Home(center) button
Press Power until the phone vibrate
Wait until you see the Android logo then release all the buttons.
Select Wipe data/Factory reset with VOLUME DOWN, press Power (right hand-side)
Select YES -- delete all user data with VOLUME DOWN and then press Power
After format, press Power again to reboot phone. (select reboot system now)

or
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold Samsung Galaxy S3 hard reset for 8-10 seconds. The device will reboot automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select
Settings → Back up and reset→ Factory data reset → Reset device→ Delete all.
or Factory format entering Galaxy Premier i9260 format code
Use this method to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Premier i9260: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.
Note: If you reset your device to the factory defaults with SD card encryption setting enabled, the device will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the device.
Galaxy Premier i9260 firmware flash download mode: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME down + Home Button + Power on
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Samsung Galaxy Stellar 4G i200 hard reset

Reset you Samsung Galaxy Stellar 4G i200 Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain functionality. If your
device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key for 10-15 seconds. The device will reboot automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select
Settings → Privacy → Factory data reset → Reset phone → Erase everything.
On ICS Andorid 4.0
Select Settings → Back up and reset→ Factory data reset → Reset device→ Delete all.

Select Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset: Reset your settings to the factory default values and delete all your data.

Press Application button, then Settings > Reset settings: Reset your settings to the factory default values.

While using your device, be sure to back up important data. When disposing of your device, back up all data and then reset your device
to prevent misuse of your personal information.

Use this method to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Stellar 4G I200: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.

amsung Galaxy Camera hard reset

Samsung Galaxy Camera hard reset


Quick RESET EK GC100: Press and hold for 6-8 seconds to reset the device if it has fatal errors or hang-ups, or freezes.

On the backsideof the Camera please select Settings → Back up and reset→ Factory data reset → Reset device→ Delete all.

Important!: Back up your important data before you perform a factory reset of the device.


While using your Android based camera device, be sure to back up important data. When disposing of your Android camera, back up all data and then reset your device to prevent misuse of your personal information.

Reset Andorid camera settings

Tap right arrow, then Settings icon to configure settings for Camera
Go to Reset: Reset the camera settings.

If the unlock code is forgotten, you have take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.

Samsung Galaxy S4 hard reset

force reset Reset the device: Press and hold for more than 7 seconds to reset the device if it has fatal errors or hang-ups, or freezes.
sgs4 hard reset  or reset Galaxy S4: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME UP + Home Button + Power. Keep holding HOME + Volume UP, but after vibrate release power.
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Unlock Galaxy S4 using hard reset

Turn the phone off.
Press and hold VOLUME UP and Home (middle) button
Press Power until the phone vibrate
Wait until you see the Android logo then release all the buttons.
Select Wipe data/Factory reset with VOLUME DOWN, press Power (right hand-side)
Select YES -- delete all user data with VOLUME DOWN and then press Power
After format, press Power again to reboot phone. (select reboot system now)
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or
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold Samsung Galaxy S3 hard reset for 7 seconds. The device will reboot automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select
Settings  - Accounts  -  Back up and reset→ Factory data reset → Reset device→ Erase everything.
or Factory format entering sgs4 format code
Use this method to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S 4: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.
Note: If you reset your device to the factory defaults with SD card encryption setting enabled, the device will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the device.
sgs4 firmware flash download mode: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME down + Home Button + Power on
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Samsung Galaxy S3 mini hard reset

force reset Reset the device (press and hold POWER button for 8-10 seconds)
Unlock Galaxy S3 mini using hard reset
sgs3 mini hard reset  or reset Galaxy S3 mini: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME UP + Home Button + Power
Turn the phone off.
Press and hold VOLUME UP and Home(center) button
Press Power until the phone vibrate
Wait until you see the Android logo then release all the buttons.
Select Wipe data/Factory reset with VOLUME DOWN, press Power (right hand-side)
Select YES -- delete all user data with VOLUME DOWN and then press Power
After format, press Power again to reboot phone. (select reboot system now)

or
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold Samsung Galaxy S3 hard reset for 8-10 seconds. The device will reboot automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select
Settings → Back up and reset→ Factory data reset → Reset device→ Delete all.
or Factory format entering sgs3 mini format code
Use this method to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S III mini: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.
Note: If you reset your device to the factory defaults with SD card encryption setting enabled, the device will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the device.
sgs3 firmware flash download mode: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME down + Home Button + Power on
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Samsung i577 Exhilarate hard reset

Android System Recovery is used for Google updates but the average user will never need to perform a system recovery. If you need to reset your Samsung i577 Exhilarate unlock pattern use hard reset.
Note: If you entered this menu by mistake, use the Volume Up/Down keys to select reboot system now, then press the Power key. Your phone will then continue to boot up.

1. With the phone turned off, press the Power key and Volume Up/Down keys at the same time until the phone switches on.
2. Once the Samsung logo appears, release the Power key while continuing to press the Volume Up/Down keys.
3. Continue to press the Volume Up/Down keys for at least 8 seconds, until Recovery mode is launched and the Android System Recovery screen is displayed.
4. Release the Volume Up/Down keys.
5. The following options are available:
- reboot system now: this option turns on your phone.
- apply update from sdcard: this option allows you to apply updates
from your memory card to your phone.
- wipe data/factory reset: deletes all data from the phone except pictures and videos.
• wipe cache partition: allows you to delete all cache data such as log files.
6. Use the Volume Up/Down keys to scroll up or down, then press HOME to make a selection.

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Your device freezes or has fatal errors sgh i577

If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain functionality. If your
device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold [POWER] for 8-10 seconds, the device will reboot automatically or pull out the battery and then reinsert it. Replace the back cover and power on the device.

Samsung SGH-i577 Android phone Safe Mode

You can boot your phone into Safe Mode if you wish to troubleshoot whether or not added applications are causing problems with the device. Safe mode will only load basic system software.
1. Make sure your phone is turned off.
2. Press and hold the power key to boot up your device.
3. After the start-up animation begins to display, rapidly tap the MENU key until the Lock screen displays.
When the Lock screen is displayed, Safe mode is displayed in the lower left corner of the screen.
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If your device has fatal errors, hangs up, or freezes, you may need to reset the device to regain functionality.
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power/Lock Key for 8 to 10 seconds.

If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select
Settings → Privacy → Factory data reset → Reset phone → Erase everything.

Warning!: Performing a Factory data reset will erase all data from your phone and internal SD card, including your Google account, system and application data and settings, and downloaded applications. It will not erase current system software, bundled applications, and external SD card files such as music and photos unless you check the Format USB storage checkbox.

or Factory Format by entering i577 Exhilarate RESET CODE
Use this method to hard reset your Samsung i577 Exhilarate phone: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.

Samsung S5222 Star 3 hard reset

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GT-S5222 Test mode: Dial: *#0*#

or
Press MENU > Settings > Reset > Reset settings > Sellect All (or what you want) and select YES
or Press MENU > Settings > Reset > Master Reset and select YES.
Samsung Star III master reset
Samsung Star 3 GT-S5220 hard reset
or
Use this method to hard reset your Samsung S5222 Star 3 phone: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.

S5222 hard reset via flash

You need driver, MultiLoader v5.67 or later, and firmware file. All data will be deleted. S5222 Star 3 Download mode for firmware flash:

There are two methodes to put your GT-S5220 in download mode.
1. Turn off your Samsung Star 3. Press and hold Volume down + POWER
or
2. Turn off your Samsung Star 3. Press and hold Volume UP 3 + HOME + POWER
Download mode=(With the Phone turned off) VOLUME DOWN / or UP + menu + POWER (To QUIT press power off for 3-4 sec)

Samsung S5222 Star 3 hard reset

Factory data reset
Use Factory data reset to return your phone to its factory defaults. This setting erases all data from your phone, including your Google or other email account settings, system and
application data and settings, and downloaded applications. It will not erase current system software and bundled applications, or files stored on an optional installed memory card, such as
music or photos.
1. From the Settings menu, touch Privacy.
2. Touch Factory data reset, then follow the prompts to perform the reset.
or
Use this method to hard reset your Samsung Admire sch-R720 phone: Key in *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.

Samsung Admire R720 soft reset

Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs
Pull out the battery. Reinsert it.
Samsung Admire R720 soft reset
Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold [Power] for 8-10 seconds. The device will reboot automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings → Privacy → Factory data reset → Reset phone → Erase everything.
Clear storage
Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password
Set an unlock pattern
Once you set a screen lock, your device will require an unlock code each time you turn it on or unlock the touch screen
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → Pattern
If you forget your PIN or password, bring your • device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
Set an unlock PIN code
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → PIN
Set an unlock password
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → Password.
You can hard reset software firmware update your Samsung Admire phone:  Connect with Samsung Kies

Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 hard reset

If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain functionality. If your
device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold [POWER] for 8-10 seconds, the device will reboot automatically or pull out the battery and then reinsert it. Replace the back cover and power on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 battery reset


If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select
Settings → Privacy → Factory data reset → Reset phone → Erase everything.

or Factory Format by entering S5300 RESET CODE
Use this method to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 phone: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.
When disposing of your device, back up all data and then reset your device to prevent misuse of your personal information.
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