Hard Reset the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to Factory Soft

Those who are familiar with Samsung mobile phones probably know the Galaxy Ace 2 that entered the market at the end of spring 2012. Remarkable due to its dual-core 800 MHz processor and the Kies Air system that makes it easy to manage all sorts of data, this device is ideal for playing games, listening to music, keeping social, but also getting work done. If you’re one of the happy owners of this phone and want to hard reset the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160, you should carefully follow the guide in this article.

If you ended up here by mistake or are still wondering whether or not you should go through with the reset procedure, we’re here to guide you, as well. To simplify the operation, it is best to understand that a factory reset is going to reset all settings, including the operating system on your mobile device. This is what makes it particularly good to use when you want to erase the password, delete a huge amount of files, get rid of bugs and fix various software problems.

With 4 GB of total memory space, this is the kind of phone that can satisfy even some of the most demanding types of usage. The great power of the Li-ion 1500 mAh battery together with the RAM, make it possible for users to transfer and watch large movies on their Galaxy Ace. Running on Gingerbread from Android, this one allows an upgrade to the well-known Jelly Bean OS.

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While NFC is optional on the phone, you can use the radio, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi hotspot without having to worry a second about the performance. The Mali-400 GPU and NovaThor U8500 chipset are probably part of what makes the Ace 2 so powerful. If you know it as the Ace II X S7560M and use Bell Canada’s services, this article is also for you.


First things first, you should back up all the important data before following any instructions. Do so using any software or applications specifically designed to work on Android phones or another device and connect the Galay Ace 2 to this one via the USB cable.

If you want to go for a soft reset option, you should know that this will not erase files, so you can easily prompt the procedure without having to make a backup. There are two main ways to get this done – by removing and reinserting the battery from its slot and turning the phone on, but also by doing as follows:

  1. Turn the device on and open the dial pad.
  2. Enter the reset code: *2767*3855# and press Call.
  3. Wait for the phone to restart and use it as before.

A good alternative for more complicated situations is the master or factory restore which will completely wipe off the memory and force the smartphone to reboot. After having saved your data, please do as seen in the video:

  1. Turn phone off and hold three keys: Home, Power & Volume Up.
  2. Wait for the menu to be loaded and release all of them.
  3. Choose Wipe Data using Volume keys and Power.
  4. Similarly, select Yes and wait for the following options to load.
  5. Press Power to confirm the Reboot and wait for the restart.