How To: Reset 25 Popular Phones

Samsung Galaxy S II

The Galaxy S II has a few different names depending on which carrier you’re with. AT&T and T-Mobile call it the Galaxy S II, and Sprint calls it the Epic 4G Touch.

Soft Reset:

To force a soft reset, simultaneously hold down the Volume Up button and Power button for about five seconds. Alternatively, you could also remove and reinsert the battery.

Factory Reset:

As with most Android devices, you can restore factory defaults from within the settings menu. From your home screen, press the Menu button and go to Settings>Privacy and select Factory Data Reset. The next screen will give you the option to format your USB storage as well.

A factory reset can also be done through the recovery menu. Access it by holding Volume Down while powering on the phone. Use the volume rockers to navigate the menu and the power button to make selections.

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  • mkrijt
    You can also do a hard reset of your nokia N8 doing the following (This wipes the entire phone memory and settings fresh to how it was (or should be) when you bought it):
    -Turn off your phone
    -Hold “Volume Down + Camera Key + Menu Key” and press power button until your phone vibrates.
    -Wait until screen show properly… and welcome back!!

    This can however lead to other problems, so be carefull....
  • Memnarchon
    The only problem that leads is the loss of the Qt libraries. It supposed to be solved in the Symbian Anna update but the loss of the Qt libraries still happens. People at nokia (and other) forums asking how to retrieve them back. Simple. Just install an application from Nokia Ovi Suite that requires Qt libraries and it will automatically download it.
  • Memnarchon
    Also you can hard reset by pressing the following *#7370#. This is the hard reset. The soft reset is *#7780#.
  • Anonymous
    Thank You very much.. Its worth.