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How To Hard Reset / Factory Reset Samsung SM-G730A Galaxy S3 Mini AT&T

Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:30 TSAR3000


In this Guide you will learn how to format (Hard Reset, Factory Reset, And Master Reset) your Samsung SM-G730A Galaxy S3 Mini by using your device external keys like Volume keys, Home, And power key, Use this method when you can't format your device by using the Factory Data Reset option (Inside Settings menu).


Keep in mind that formating your device will erase all your personal data like messages, Contacts, Photos, Installed applications, Notes...etc, Everything you saved on the device internal memory will be lost forever, So make sure to backup and save any wanted data to an external storage like external memory card, SIM card, Or PC.

The Hard Reset / Factory Reset operation can fix many software related errors and problems:
- After installing bad or unsupported application into your Samsung mobile phone, Which causes your phone to be frozen.
- Your Samsung mobile phone doesn't respond to any order after booting because of some software errors.
- Forgotten pattern lock in Samsung Android mobile phones.
- Forgotten user code.
- Forgotten phone code.
- Before or after installing a new firmware update into your device.
- Before selling the device, To Wipe all your saved personal data.

Before performing the Hard Reset:
- In case your Samsung mobile phone can connect to a computer then it is better to make a backup of your saved data using Samsung kies software, You can read this Guide to learn how.
- But in case that is not possible then you can check that your phone's battery has enough charging, Otherwise you should charge it.


Samsung SM-G730A Galaxy S3 Mini Hard Reset Steps:

- Turn your device off.

- Take out its battery, SIM-card and memory card too.

- After 10 seconds put the battery back into your phone, But do not turn it on.

- Press and hold the Volume Up key + the Home key then press the Power key.

- Keep pressing the above keys until Samsung logo appears,Then release all keys.

- You will get Factory reset / System Recovery menu on screen.

- Use the Volume Down key to select Wipe Data / Factory Reset option.

- Use the Power key to confirm the operation.

- You need to use the Volume Down key again to select "Yes -- delete all user data"

- Use the Power key to confirm.

- After performing the hard reset, Select Reboot System Now option, And confirm it using the Power key.

- Now the phone will reboots, Wait for it to be fully on and then you can start using it.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:04



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