Hard Reset the Galaxy S4 Zoom to Factory Default Soft

Being announced in June 2013 and released just one month later, The Galaxy S4 Zoom is without a shade of doubt an interesting device, a phone-camera hybrid with plenty of great features. As unique as it may seem, it can bring you dissatisfactions should it freeze or get viruses. Nevertheless, you can always make the functionality of your phone return to normal with a simple and efficient process. You should note that hard resetting your Galaxy S4 Zoom to factory default soft will work for you like a charm and will solve all software issues or any problems related to unresponsiveness. Read this tutorial to make sure you get everything right.


Having an Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system and running on a 1.5 GHz dualcore CPU processor, this device has a truly special design with a 10x optical zoom (24-240mm) primary camera. It is viewed by specialists as a bridge camera or low/mid end point-and-shoot camera kind of phone.

The S4 Zoom also comes with plenty of fantastic features, including geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, sensor size, HDR, panorama and so on. It is extremely appreciated by the vast majority of users. Yet, like any other smartphone, this device can become unresponsive, get stuck in applications and even catch viruses.

However, you should not worry at all, as by initializing the simple master reset process, your phone will be like new and run at an optimal level.

Galaxy S4 Zoom soft reset

It is important to note that this process can delete all your data stored in your phone’s memory, including your music, videos, photos, documents, accounts or any type of files. There are two methods to master reset your S4 Zoom.

The first method to is performed by using the phone menu. Here is what you need to do:

  1. From the Home Screen, go to the Settings menu and tap “Accounts”.
  2. Tap “Back up and reset” and then click on the “factory data reset” option.
  3. Click on “reset advice” and choose “delete all”.
  4. Wait for the device to reboot.

The second method is performed by using the phone’s external buttons:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume up key and the Power button at the same time until a Samsung logo appears.
  3. Release the Power key, but keep pressing the Volume up button until the Android system recovery screen appears.
  4. Navigate using the Volume buttons and select the “wipe data / factory reset” option by pressing the Power key.
  5. Tap the Home button to confirm.
  6. Select “Yes — delete all data” and tap on the “reboot system now” option from the menu.
  7. Confirm by pressing the Home button and wait for your phone to reboot.