If you are wondering how to Factory Reset Or Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Nexus to go back to the original base setting, this step by step tutorial will show you how to wipe all data in Samsung Galaxy Nexus and restore default settings to the factory Data.
Data reset or resetting your Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android Phone may be needed for various reasons such as:
- If you notice your Samsung Galaxy Nexus device has become extremely slow,
- Performance has gone down significantly,
- Started getting hang now and then,
- Samsung Phone Memory has become full,
- You need to bypass screen lock,
- Over even you have forgotten the Password.
- Or you want to Wipe all data and restore back to the factory version before selling or giving away your phone to someone else that no one can access your personal information, and your privacy remains intact.
This step-by-step tutorial shows three alternative methods to wipe data and format the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to reset the device to complete the factory data reset.
Method #1: Restore from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Setting Options:-
Step 1: To start the process to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Nexus access the settings option (cogwheel icon) from the top right corner of your device.
Step 2: Start scrolling till you see the “System” option, which would be located at the bottom. Tap on it to continue to the next step.
Step 3: Once you navigated to the next options, there you will see “Advanced.” Click on it, and it will display all available advance setting options of Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Step 4: From the option menu, navigate to “Reset options,” and this section gives us the option to reset and restore network options (WIFI, Mobile & Bluetooth), applications preference, or reset the Samsung Galaxy Nexus completely to go back the brand factory settings.
Step 5: In this section, we need to click on the “Erase all data (factory reset)” or “Factory data reset” option to reach the penultimate section of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus hard reset process.
Step 6: A confirmation message will appear on the screen, reminding you that all the internal storage data will be deleted from the device. Google account, system & App data, Downloaded apps, music, photos, and other user data will not be available after the factory reset has been performed. Data you have taken backups or uploaded in Could Drives will not be affected, though, and they will remain intact. Now click on “Reset Phone.”
Step 7: A final warning notification will appear notifying all personal information, and downloaded apps are going to get deleted from Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the process can not be undone to revert them. Confirm the action by pressing “Erase Everything.”
Step 8: If you have Password or Pin enabled for sensitive actions, enter the Password or Pin to proceed.
Final Step: Your device will restart and take several minutes to perform the factory reset action by wiping out all the data. Once it is finished, there you have your device back to the factory version.
Result: Congratulations! You have successfully performed Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Nexus device.
Method #2: Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Options:-
First Step: To start the process, long-press the Power key button for a few seconds to restart the device.
Step 2: When the device restarts and the Samsung Logo Pops up on the screen, press the Volume Up + Power key till the recovery mode appears.
Step 3: Once the Recovery Mode pops up, release the buttons to move to the next step.
Step 4: In this section, you will see there is a list of options that have been displayed on the screen. Using the Volume keys, scroll down to the “wipe data/factory reset” option, and press the Power button to confirm the action.
Step 5: To confirm the wipe data action choose ” Yes” by pressing the Power button.
6: To perform the final step, select the “reboot system now” by using the Power button, and the system starts wiping out all the data to restore the Samsung Galaxy Nexus factory Version. Once it is finished, the Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Nexus process will be successfully done.
Method #3 Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Code:
You can perform the Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Nexus by entering codes also. Dial either of the following codes on your mobile device to set them back to the factory version.
*#*#7780#*#* – This Code wipes system storage data of Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
*2767*3855# – This alternative code also performs the same action and resets Samsung Galaxy Nexus Mobile.