Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 to Factory Soft

As it has been proved by all customer reviews and we discovered ourselves, too, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 is a great smartphone to own. First of all, it comes with a Zippy dual-core processor, Intuitive UI, as well as pretty cool image editing. Its great price for what it has to offer is also one of the main reasons why users love it. Some have been complaining about echoes when calling and poor light management when using the camera. However, all in all, the device received 4.2 stars out of 5 on most popular websites.

Moving away from the general information that you should know about this phone, you’re probably here for a different reason. If you own this model from Samsung and have begun to experience unpleasant software failures, crashing apps and a device that shuts off by itself or fails to respond to your commands, it might be time to read further. The following article will instruct you on how to do a hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070. By following a few simple steps and remembering to always save important data before proceeding, the operation will always be a success.

To familiarize yourselves a bit with this model, you should know that it’s equipped with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and TouchWiz for its multitouch capabilities. You will be able to take advantage of its Wi-Fi hotspot and use the Bluetooth version 3.0 for connecting to other devices around the place. Using Gingerbread as its main OS, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance can be upgraded to run on Jelly Bean.


Since we mentioned its camera before, it’s time to learn that this Samsung model comes with two cameras – one on the back and another one on the front. The first one is its main 5 MP camera with autofocus and geo-tagging. You can also use the secondary 1.3 MP one but the quality of the photos will probably not be as good.

How to restore the Samsung Galaxy S Advance

If your smartphone starting to take longer than usual to load its operating system or you simply can’t open some apps anymore, you should know that this can happen because of several reasons. It can sometimes be because there’s too much data saved onto your memory, so it’s worth trying to delete some files. Some other times, though, it can be caused by a virus that affected the device.

If you trying turning the phone off and back on a couple of times, deleted unnecessary files, charged it to 100%, and it’s still not working properly, we recommend following the instructions here to bring it back to factory state. This means that all files will be deleted, so it’s useful to create a backup using another device.

galaxy_s_advance_hardOnce you’re done saving the files you wish, you can use the external keys to do the following:

  1. Turn the phone off and remove the charger.
  2. Press Volume Up + Home + Power and hold for a few seconds.
  3. Release keys when the logo pops up and read the menu.
  4. Use Volume keys to select Wipe Data and confirm with Home.
  5. Press the Home key once again to confirm and wait for the reboot.

Similarly, you can also perform this operation by using the phone’s menu, but you will need to make sure that you’re able to go into Settings and do the previous steps. If the previous didn’t work for some reason, you’re more that welcome to do this:

  1. Go to the Settings icon in the Menu and choose Privacy.
  2. Select Factory Data Reset from the options and press Reset Phone.
  3. To confirm, tap Erase Everything and wait until the phone formats.