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How to factory reset Samsung Galaxy Note

by Prashant SharmaMay 24, 2013

In this tutorial we will guide you step-by-step on how to factory reset Samsung Galaxy Note and restore it back to the factory default. Just follow the simple steps given below:

Android Smartphone are an excellent way to take all your private and important files, images, data, and all other imperative data with you. Thus we can declare that it is one of the finest gadgets in our pocket which has plenty of information regarding you. But in some cases when your Samsung Galaxy Note gets frozen due to many reasons, we have just one solution in our hand to turn it into working condition. Since we have Android OS benefits in our hand, therefore, we can do this by doing the hard reset of Samsung Galaxy Note.

Master Reset or Hard reset just restores your Android device back to the factory settings. Master Reset or Hard Reset wipes out all the information, each and every data stored on your Android device such as, all the downloaded Android apps, pictures, videos, etc.

Samsung Galaxy Note is featured with 1 GHz Cortex-A5 Processor, an Internal Memory of 4 GB, and a RAM of just 768 MB. Like the previous Samsung’s Android devices, it has also created a large user base or fan base. With an affordable price range, they also have provided some really good features with an elegant design and stunning look. Samsung Galaxy Note

So in this tutorial we will be showing you how to perform hard reset of your Samsung Galaxy Note. Just follow the simple steps given below:


This tutorial will definitely work when using Samsung Galaxy Note. While working of it on others is not yet confirmed. On applying the process given in this article to any another model or device may give an unwanted result. While applying this update we will not be responsible if anything occurs to your device, so continue at your own risk.


  1. You must take a back-up of all your personnel items and other impotent data, such as Call Logs, SMS, Contacts, Audios, Images, Videos, APN (Access Point Names) settings, Bookmarks, MMS settings, of your Samsung Galaxy Note.
  2. For successful completion of this process charge your Android device with up to a minimum of 25% – 30% battery.
  3. It is desirable that you must take out the SIM as well as external memory card from your Samsung Galaxy Note.

Note: This tutorial will perfectly work on performing:

  • Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note AT&T I717
  • Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note T Mobile T879
  • Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note N7000
  • Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note I9220

Steps for performing the hard reset on Samsung Galaxy Note

Step 1

First of all enter into the Recovery mode of Samsung Galaxy Note. For this, just press and hold down the Power or Lock or Reset button for almost about 10 – 15 seconds.

Step 2

After this, your Samsung Galaxy Note will show you different options to boot.

Step 3

Use the Down Volume button for scrolling purpose and through Up Volume button you can select the desired option.

Step 4

Now, in the options as shown on the recovery screen, select the ‘Recovery’ option. After this you’ll get yourself in the Recovery mode.

Step 5

Now just press the Down Volume and Up Volume buttons simultaneously.

Step 6

After this Use the Down Volume button for scrolling purpose and through Power button you can select the desired option.

Step 7

Since you are now in the Recovery Mode, select the “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option and then press down the Power button to wipe off all of the data and all the information from your phone memory.

Step 8

Next, through using the Down Volume button select the ‘Yes’ option on the screen to select and execute the above selected option’s function.

Step 9

After the completion of this formatting process, press down the Power button to reboot it in the Normal Mode.

Step 10

Finally after this, you’ll have your Samsung Galaxy Note hard reset and restored back to the factory settings.


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Prashant Sharma
Prashant Sharma is a Delhi based Entrepreneur who spent most of his college days polishing his marketing skills and went for his first business venture at 19. Having tasted failure in his entrepreneurial debut, he turned a Tech-enthusiast, specializing in web technologies later. Today, he heads Accu-rate Media, a Digital Marketing and Publishing firm and writes at AndroidNectar as well. Join him on Google Plus

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