Hard reset your Samsung galaxy ace

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If you are having problems with your phone's operating system, then you can try hard resetting it. If you happen to forget your phone's password, then the only way left for you to use it again is to Hard Reset it. Here, you can read about how to Hard Reset your Samsung Galaxy S5830.

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Resetting Your Device

  1. 1
    Turn off your phone.
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    After turning it off, press and hold the Power and Home keys for about five seconds, and then release them.
    Then the "Samsung" logo will appear.
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    At this time, you are now on the Restore menu.
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    Use the buttons Volume up to move up, Volume down to move down, and the Home key to select.
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    In the restore menu you will see the "Wipe data/Factory Reset" option.
    Select it.
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    Select "Yes" and your phone will be restored to default.
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    After performing those steps, choose "Reboot now." The rebooting may take a few minutes.
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Important

Resetting the phone back to factory settings will result in data loss in your internal storage, meaning it will be wiped out and your saved data and files cannot be retrieved by any manner. The only way you can access those files is if you have made a backup recently. Then you can restore it that way, using your Samsung Kies. Common reason for doing a Hard Reset:

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  1. 1
    When you have forgotten the password or pattern to unlock the screen.
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    When you encounter error messages.
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    To clear space in the internal storage.
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    When you have a corrupted operating system or files.
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You can restore some files in two ways, as you will see below:

Restoring Without Samsung Kies

These steps can only restore your photos, documents, music and videos, but not your applications and contacts.

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    Plug your mobile phone, with a USB cable, into your computer where you have made a backup recently.
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    Once your Samsung phone is connected to your computer go to "Start", and then "Computer".
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    Go to "Libraries", or the path where you made a copy of the said files.
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    Once you have found the files, just select them and copy.
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    After copying those, go to "My Computer" or "Computer" and open the removable E drive.
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    Open the folder, then go to DCIM and then right click and paste all the copied files to restore them back on your phone.
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Restoring with Samsung Kies

Using Samsung Kies will help you to restore applications, media files, documents, email accounts, the alarm, ringtones and any other files.

  1. 1
    Plug or connect your mobile phone to your computer.
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  2. 2
    Launch or open your Samsung Kies program to start the process.
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  3. 3
    On the connected device shows on the left hand side of the screen, click on your device.
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    Once you have selected your device, click the "Backup and restore" tab.
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    Now, click on "Restore data".
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    On the drop down menu, select any of the files you want to restore on your phone, or you could select them all at once to restore them.
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    Wait for the process to be done and then click on "Finish" to complete.
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Tidbit

All Samsung phones have the same steps on how to back up and restore data in your mobile phones. As long as you have an Android Operating System phone, you can follow these steps.

Hard reset your phone through your phone's settings.

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    Tap on the menu.
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    Select "Settings" and go to "Privacy".
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    Select "Factory data reset".
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Try resetting by dialing a number

Just dial *2767*3855#.

Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • If your phone doesn't reboot, just take out and then replace your battery, and then repeat the first step.
  • All the procedures above will reset your phone to its factory settings.
  • All your phone's data will be erased in a Hard Reset.
  • Back up your phone's files or data to your computer so that you can retrieve them after hard resetting your phone.
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Questions and Answers

How to Hard Reset S3 whose screen is blank?

My phones LCD has been broken from inside, screen is blank. phone turns on but doesn't displays anything. I want to gave it to repair but first want to wipe all my data. all the resetting tricks need to use screen. but my phones screen is blank. please help If the phone can stay powered on, you can try to use the ODIN software and flash a stock firmware to wipe your user data. Download and install Kies on your computer to get the latest Samsung USB mobile driver: Download KIES Next, you'll want to install the ODIN software on your computer. Get the latest version here: ODIN For the stock firmware image file, you will need to find one that matches your S3's carrier. There are many variants of the S3 out there and they don't all use the same image file. If you have a Verizon branded S3, then you'll need to download the matching stock firmware image for it. Flash through the ODIN software and it should wipe out your old firmware and all settings, data.

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I just reset my phone by going to the privacy setting and then click the Factory Reset. It turns off by itself and when it turns on, the Samsung logo appears again and again. Is that normal? How long should I wait? Thank you?

I just reset my phone by going to the privacy setting and then click the Factory Reset. It turns off by itself and when it turns on, the Samsung logo appears again and again. Is that normal? How long should I wait? Thank you! Usually, it takes a minute or 3 to boot but longer than that sounds like a boot loop. I suggest (especially if you are not rooted) that you send your phone to the nearest service center. If you are indeed rooted, simply reflash the custom ROM you used and it will fix the issue.

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What should I do to turn on a Samsung Ace that won't turn on at all?

My boyfriend's phone stopped working last night and now it won't take a charge or turn on. Anything I can do to get the phone working again?

  1. 1
    Make a call.
    Do you hear it vibrating or playing a ringtone? If you do, then bring the phone to the service center to fix the display.
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  2. 2
    Take the back cover off.
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  3. 3
    Remove the battery for 5 minutes.
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  4. 4
    Inspect the battery while it is out.
    It should have no bulges and should be flat.
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    Put the battery back and check if the battery contacts press into the phone contacts.
    If not, prop up the battery with a piece of an eraser or folded paper.
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  6. 6
    Close the cover and look for an original USB cable.
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    If you were using a USB port, then charge the phone off a power outlet.
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    If you were using a power outlet, use a USB port for charging.
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    Check the adapter of the charger.
    Replace it if necessary.
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    Finally, press and hold home and power buttons to see if the phone shows a recovery menu.
    If not, then press volume-up, volume-down, and power buttons to activate the download mode.
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    If you see a recovery menu, then you will need to erase your device.
    Select "wipe data/factory reset", "Yes -- delete all user data", and "reboot system now".
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    If you see the download mode, follow our tutorial on how to reflash your device.
    In the first step, type the model on the SamMobile.com web site to download the proper ROM file.
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    If the phone does not react to anything, then you will need to send it to the service center for repairs.
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Removing the Screen-Lock on my Samsung Ace?

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How can I turn on my phone when it is bricked?

I tried to use ODIN to install all the md5 files but my Samsung Galaxy Ace is not detected on my PC even if I have a driver. I installed a clockwork mod but it says it needs a super user so I decided to Factory Reset my phone and now it doesn't work anymore. VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

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My phone starts up as usual but remains on the Samsung loading screen and doesn't progress into the usual start up?

How do I get my phone to start up as usual?

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Just done a standard reset as I had no sound but hasn't helped, will a Hard Reset do it?

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I am having a problem to reconnect to my jabra drive device after doing a hard reset on my samusng ace?

I changed my password on Google via the computer and was signed out of my phone. For weeks I kept getting a constant message indicating that my sign in had failed. I googled and tried everything, nothing worked until I did a hard reset yesterday. However since the reset I am unable to pair with my Jabra Drive Bluetooth speaker. I have tried resetting the Jabra but my phone isn't picking up the Jabra when it scans for Bluetooth devices

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My phone constantly restarts with no sound?

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CyanogenMod 7 is doing by previous owner. When I push power button to start, the phone only goes around with sign : Android... CaynogenMod 7 ..and ROM DUMP in top left corner of the screen. I tried hard reset with all buttons, but it is the same. What can I do? except to pay service? P.S. nobody give a dam, that is not my fault! but I should pay and be cool about it!

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When I did the first step it just restarted, instead of taking me to the next step

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