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    Factory Reseting your Samsung Galaxy S3
    Topic posted October 16, 2013 by will nguyen, tagged Wireless phones and devices 
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    Factory Reseting your Samsung Galaxy S3

    Factory Reset
    The 'lighter' of the two reset options. It can be done either in settings or via recovery menu. It wipes all user data and firmware settings but leaves the contents of your internal SD Card intact.

    Hard Reset

    Hard reset restores a smartphone to its basic factory settings, which erases all applications that were installed as well as all users data. Hard Reset wipes everything including the contents of your internal SD Card

    Remember to back up any data you want to keep first! In the Factory reset screen you have the option to Backup My Data and Auto Restore.If you reset your device to the factory default with SD card encryption setting enabled, the device will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the device.

    Factory reset:

    Settings > Personal > Back Up and Reset > Factory Data Reset > Reset Device > Delete All.

    As an alternate you can type in *2767*3855# on the key pad and that will do the same thing.




    • KSar

      When typing things into the phone keypad to make other things happen do I have to press call to get it started? I've tried things like this before but once you type the numbers into the keypad nothing seems to happen.

    • SaskTel Support

      Yes, you will need to press Call or Send depending on your device.

    • Iasnuter lassfe

      I don't think this is better way to wipe up Android phone ,some or all of you saved data on Android memory can not be deleted on Android permanently , 

      To completely wipe up Android phone, you can use a  eraser tool. which is designed for Android and iPhone user to wipe, erase, deleted everything on their telephone ,the eraser tool supports wipe up text messages, contacts, photos, videos, account info, password and other personal stuff.