Guide: How to reset the Samsung Galaxy Note back to factory settings

User guides 14:53, 19 Dec 2011

We show you how to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Note

Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note is a high-tech piece of kit, there will be times when you need to factory reset it. At this point, here's our guide to performing the task.

We've included two methods as you might not have much luck navigating to the menu reset if the phone isn't responding.

Factory resetting your phone

Method 1

  1. From the homescreen press the 'Menu' button.
  2. Press 'Settings'.
  3. Scroll down and tap 'Privacy'.
  4. Press 'Factory Data Reset'.

Check the 'Erase Internal Storage' option if you want to erase all the data on the phone's internal storage such as applications, music, movies or photos.

Press 'Reset Phone'.

Method 2

  1. Press and hold the Power/Lock/Reset for 10 to 15 seconds.
  2. The device will enumerate with different boot options
  3. Use the Volume Down button to scroll and the Volume Up button to select.
  4. Select 'Recovery'
  5. The phone will start up with the Motorola logo and power up to a little Android man logo with an exclamation mark.
  6. Press the Volume Up button and Volume Down button together at this screen.
  7. The device will display blue text on a black background.
  8. Use the Volume Down button to scroll down and the Power button to select.
  9. Select 'Wipe Data'/'Factory Reset' and press the Power key to confirm the selection.
  10. Use the Volume Down button again to select 'Yes' - delete all user data - and press the Volume Down button again to confirm
  11. The device will then start performing the Factory Data Reset
  12. Once the formatting is complete , press the Power button to confirm a reboot
  13. The message 'Rebooting' will be display
  14. The device will reboot and start the normal power up sequence

Sponsored Links