Coming with a 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Grand i9080 has been launched in April 2013. It is well known for being a great smartphone to play games on – thanks to its 5-inch display with a great resolution, it makes gaming so much fun. We experienced with a few action games and some of the more complex adventure ones, and all there is to say is that it is impressive how good it feels to play on this phone.
However, not everything is pink and pretty when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy. After owning it for a year or more, the device can sometimes be attacked by viruses and be slower to respond to commands. This is when we recommend doing a hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy Grand i9080, which is a very simple procedure to handle. In the second part of today’s article, we will explain exactly how to do this, but for a start, you should know that this operation will also erase all of the files stored on the internal memory of the phone.
Before we move on to the reset itself, you should know that it has multitouch TouchWiz UI and comes with a slot for inserting micro SD cards. These ones will be able to store a maximum of 64 GB of files apart from what you’ve been saving onto your phone’s memory. The Wi-Fi 802 hotspot and Bluetooth v4.0 make it a great phone to use when you want to stay connected with the others at all times.
For those who like taking photos and shooting videos, the 8 MP rear camera, as well as the frontal 2 MP one will be interesting to play with. The first one is also equipped with geo-tagging, autofocus, as well as face and smile detecting, and it can record stereo sound and 1080@30fps video. Thanks to the stereo FM and many apps that are automatically installed when you buy the Samsung Galaxy Grand, you will have lots of fun with the device.
How to restore the Samsung Galaxy Grand
Stepping back to our previous point, when it comes to restoring the device back to its original settings, there are two options that you can use. As it happens in the case of most similar smartphones, you can either use the phone’s external keys or take advantage of the settings within the main menu. Either way, there is one more step to take before moving further.
The main and most important step in this case is to save everything you wouldn’t want to lose before you get started. Considering that you will lose all data that has only been saved on the internal RAM, you should transfer files to a cloud or save them on another device – an external hard drive, an USB stick, a tablet, laptop or PC, etc. This backup will allow you to copy all the files back onto the phone after having done the reset.
To proceed with the hard reset by using the settings menu, please do the following:
- Open the Main Menu and go to the Settings folder.
- Select Backup & Reset and scroll down to Factory Data Reset.
- Choose Reset Device and press Delete All to confirm.
This will force the smartphone to automatically begin the reboot, and it won’t take more than 5 minutes for it to be complete. Please avoid interrupting the procedure, as it might block the Samsung completely. If you don’t have access to your menu and can’t open the settings folder, we recommend doing the following things:
- Switch the phone off and remove all of the cables.
- Press and hold the Power key, Home button and Volume Up.
- When the Android logo appears, release all keys & select Wipe Data.
- Use Volume Down to scroll down and Power to select each one of the options.
- Choose Yes to confirm and press Power for the phone to start rebooting.