Samsung Galaxy S I9000 Hard Reset to Factory Soft

Being announced in March 2010 and released in June the same year, the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 is a fine device which became the first in Samsung’s series of Android smartphones to be certified for DivX HD. It has a simplistic, yet elegant design and a great deal of smart features. However, as nice as it may sound, it can act like the rest of smartphones after a while, namely show signs of unresponsiveness, work at a less desirable rate or even catch viruses. Nevertheless, you should not worry about these issues, as you can always hard reset your  Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to factory soft. Follow this guide to get your phone up and running in no time!


Being the thinnest smartphone at 9.9mm, the Galaxy S is produced in over two dozen variations. It ought to be mentioned  that the international ‘GT-I9000’ reference version features an Android 2.1 Eclair operating system that can be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a 1 GHz ARM “Hummingbird” processor.

Furthermore, this device comes with a 4 in (10 cm) 480×800 pixel Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, Wi-Fi connectivity, 8 or 16 GB of internal flash memory, a 5-megapixel primary camera (2592 x 1944 pixels) and a 0.3 MP VGA front-facing camera.

It has a lot of features, including photo/video editor, document editor, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, accelormeter and proximity sensors and so on and so forth. However, whenever you notice it freezing or peforming at a slower rate, you should opt for an ingenious process called a soft reset.

The works

You should note that a master restore to factory soft can get rid of all your device’s infections or software issues in a couple of minutes. Before beginning, you ought to do a phone backup, as all your files, accounts, documents or any personal data will be lost.  Here is what you need to do in order to bring back your device to a working state:

You can restore the factory default settings using the menu of your phone:

  1. Go to Applications and press Settings.
  2. Tap on Privacy, then on the „Factory data reset” option.
  3. Press „Reset phone” and then tap on „Erase everything”.
  4. Wait while the device restores the factory default settings and follow the instructions to configure it.


The second method to master reset your phone is by using its external keys. Follow the next steps:

  1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Press and hold the Volume up button and the Home button (or the Volume up key and the Volume down key).
  3. Keep pressing these two keys and then press the Power button for a few seconds.
  4. Release only the Power button, but keep pressing the other two keys.
  5. With the Volume down button, select the „wipe data/factory reset” option, then press the Power button (or the Home key).
  6. Select „Yes -delete all user data” and press either the Home button or Power button.