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How to hard reset Samsung Galaxy S4 using code, button combination and from settings menu?

This tutorial will help you to hard reset (format) your Samsung Galaxy S4. Here we are providing all three methods to hard reset Galaxy S4.

Hard reset Samsung Galaxy S4 using menu buttons

Hard reset Samsung Galaxy S4 from settings menu

Hard reset Samsung Galaxy S4 using code.

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Please make sure that you took a complete backup of all your apps, contacts, notes etc. before resetting your Galaxy S4 as this process deletes all the data in your phone memory.

How to take backup of your Samsung Galaxy S4?

Step 1

Follow this path: Settings->Account->Backup and Reset

Step 2

Alternately you can back up all your app data by installing this dedicated backup app; "App Backup & Restore" from play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.appbackup&hl=en

Now we can turn to our real topic, resetting your Samsung S4

 

First Method:

1. Hard Resetting Samsung Galaxy S4 using Hard Buttons

First switch of your phone, while your s4 is in the power down state press and hold Volume up + Home button and press "Power" button. Hold the buttons until the phone vibrates, now you will see a screen with android logo, now please release all buttons. After this you will get a menu with the option, "Wipe data/Factory reset". You can toggle through the menu using Volume Down button, and you can use "Power" button to select an option. Now select the option and press power button.

Your phone will reboot after successful hard reset, if it's not rebooted then try the option "reboot system now".

2. Hard Resetting Samsung Galaxy S4 from settings menu

Follow this path: Settings->Account->Back up and Reset->Factory Data Reset->Erase Everything.

3. Hard Resetting Samsung Galaxy S4 using code

 Enter *2767*3855#

Note: Please don't forget to backup your Samsung Galaxy S4 data before resetting it.

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#13 Thomass 2015-05-19 16:08
Quoting sunday:
My wifi and blue tooth not working it show faded green light and stop .have done factory settings severally it didn't help .Please am not enjoying the phone without wifi and blue tooth not working

If you have done the hard reset then try installing stock rom using Odin.
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#12 sunday 2015-05-19 13:22
My wifi and blue tooth not working it show faded green light and stop .have done factory settings severally it didn't help .Please am not enjoying the phone without wifi and blue tooth not working
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#11 Thomass 2015-05-01 18:29
Quoting Divine:
I can't reset my Samsung Galaxy S4 4.4.2 because it needs to confirmed with PIN. Though i don't know its PIN code. How will I know the PIN?

You must remember it. Did you set any recovery email while setting it. Try this if so, http://www.samsungsfour.com/tutorials/how-to-reset-your-samsung-galaxy-smartphone-pattern-lock.html
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