How to Hard Reset your Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S2, Ace etc)

Do you want to return to the original state of your phone same as it was when you purchased it? Do you want to sell your phone to somebody else? Do you want to remove unwanted applications and settings and return to the default state? If yes then you would consider to reset your phone to its purchased time state, this is called a hard reset. Here in this tutorial I will show you how you can hard reset your Android phone.

Hard Reset Android phone

Caution: The hard reset will erase all the data which relates with your personal information, Google accounts, system setting, synchornizations and running services (third party mostly). The data can’t be recovered after a hard reset so please take a backup before doing the hard reset.

Hard resetting steps-

Step 1: Tap on the ‘Menu’ butoon, then go to ‘Settings’.

Step 2: Tap on the ‘Privacy’ option.

Step 3: There will be an option named as ‘Factory Data Reset’, select that.

Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom and select the ‘Reset’ button from there.

Step 5: A warning will appear which will ask for confirmation to delete the all data (hard reset).

Step 6: As soon as you select the option ‘Erase everything’ from the warning dialog the data will start deleting and your Android phone will soon reach to its original state with all default settings.

That’s it. Leave comments if you are having any problem with ‘Hard reset’ on your Android phone.

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3 Responses to "How to Hard Reset your Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S2, Ace etc)"

  1. xlx says:

    Help please

    phone keeps restarting on the startup animation a fter i reset my phone to factory settings. I have no usb cables. what should I do?

  2. Mark 2 Tourey V says:

    This is not a hard reset. Is just a factory reset. Hard reset involves a combination of buttons when you are booting the phone.


  3. Jai Singh says:

    Absolutely correct, hard reset is indeed a panacea for thousands of issues occur on a phone. Lots of people have problem of hard format their android mobile. Formatting of android mobile is usually unknown to normal user. The following procedure you provide is good but sometime it didn’t work in galaxy s2 mobile. Let me share my experience when i had same sort of problem in with my galaxy s2 mobile. I always had the problem of format or hard reset my Samsung galaxy s2 mobile. I don’t have any procedure of formatting my s2 mobile then I start searching the remedy on internet and I found easy and simple ways to reboot and hard format galaxy S2 mobile at http://howmobile.net/samsung/2150-how-hard-reset-samsung-galaxy-s2.html. These processes are very easy to understand and apply. It just helps me like charm. Hope Would also for you guys.

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