Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 Hard Reset to Factory Soft

Galaxy Nexus i9250 , also known as Galaxy Nexus 3, is a top smartphone developed by Samsung and Google and it was released in November  2011 as the third model of Nexus series. After a long time of use, Android smartphones may need hard reset to factory soft. This will help you use the phone at its maximum potential. As time goes on and the smartphone is used, you can encounter lags , freezes, errors,  or even viruses. You may want  to reset it to original software, to get rid of those problems.

Other models are Nexus One , Nexus S, Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.This model comes with a 16 GB internal memory , 1 GB RAM,  and a dual-core processor  with 1.2 GHz.  It has also a pretty nice 4.65 inch Super AMOLED capacitive screen.  Galaxy Nexus has a 5MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus and a 1.3 MP secondary camera .

When it comes about  connectivity and internet, the Galaxy Nexus has  Wi-Fi, 3G and there is also a 4G version. The smartphone runs on Android  4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and can be upgraded to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. However,  the Nexus 3 has no slot card slot for external memory, so you have to use its internal memory wisely.


Restoring the Galaxy Nexus to Factory Soft

When the Galaxy Nexus is restored to factory settings, all of your data, including accounts, apps or media content will be erased. So before you  proceed to reset, you will need to backup all personal information and charge the battery, at least up to 70%. You can also do an online backup, or using an external memory device. Now here’s how to do it:


  1. Turn off the phone and then press and hold the Volume keys and the Power button at the same time, until the Android picture appears and then release. In this menu you can cycle up and down with the volume keys.
  2. While being in the Recovery mode, press and hold the Power key and Volume UP button until a blue menu appears.
  3. Now select Wipe data/factory reset and then select Yes-delete all user data, all of these using the Power button to confirm.
  4. After the process is complete, chose to reboot the system.

There is an easier method to reset your smartphone from the Android menu itself. This is best used when the phone can actually use the operating system and has no major faults.

  1. From the Applications scree, go to settings menu.
  2. Under the Personal menu, select Backup & Reset, then Factory data reset.
  3. Now chose Reset phone, and finally  tap on Erase everything. If asked for, enter your personal password to confirm or draw the lock screen pattern.
  4. Now wait a couple of minutes for the process to complete and reboot your phone.

Your phone is now reset to factory soft.  Also, use the provided methods at your own risk. We do not bear any responsibilities for any data loss, or harm your phone may suffer.

  • Nana Asare

    I try this procedures but it didn’t work on my phone. My phone is constantly rebooting itself. So please i need your help

    • Alex Serban

      In this case you did something that forced the phone into a rebooting loop. This usually happens when you apply a custom ROM (firmware) or try to root. Please seek further advice with the loop as we don’t handle problems as those for the moment.

      • Nana Asare


  • Dennis Asante

    i try this procedures and is 100% working , thanks so much guys