Samsung Galaxy J1 Hard Reset

Samsung Galaxy J1 was announced in January 2015 and the phone was available for sale starting with February the same year. Having a 4.3 inches capacitive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors and a display resolution of 480 x 800 (~ 217 ppi pixel density), the phone runs on an Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) operating system and is backed up by a Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Spreadtrum processor. Even if it was designed to work at an optimal level and to represent the best phone in terms of usability, affordability and smart features, the J1 starts to work slower than usual after a period of time and even to stop responding to commands. But, you don’t have to worry one bit, as you can always appeal to a wonderful process called a hard reset. Read the following guide to learn more about how to get your Galaxy up and running in no time.


When thinking about soft resetting a device, many people automatically assume that this is a very complicated process which consists of taking the phone to a specialized GSM store. However, what you ought to note is that restoring a smartphone is incredibly easy and takes merely 5-7 minutes. This method is very much alike to a hard drive format on a conventional computer. Whilst everything important is deleted, the smartphone will be brought back to a working state in an instant. You need to keep in mind that a backup is recommended before beginning this process. Here is the first method to bring back your device to a functional state and get it up and running without problems.

  1. From the main screen, select ‘Settings’.
  2. Touch on ‘User and Backup’ icon, then the Factory data reset.
  3. Select ‘Reset device’ (remember that you will lose any personal data on your phone)
  4. Choose ‘Ok’ and the process will begin. Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.
  5. Your phone will restart and it will start up with the factory settings.

Here are the steps that you need to take in order to perform the second method:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key, the Home button and the Power key.
  3. Your phone will reboot in Recovery mode. Use the Volume buttons to navigate in the menu and the Power button to select an option.
  4. Using the Volume buttons, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory’ reset option and select it using the Power key.
  5. The process will end with the message ‘Data Wipe Complete’.
  6. Your phone will reboot with the factory settings.