Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hard Reset to Factory Settings (N8000 model)

You probably know the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 as a high quality tablet launched in August 2012. You might also be familiar with it running on Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich and being upgradable to the Jelly Bean version. What not so many of you know, though, is the fact that this device can also have problems, the same as most similar tablets.

Whether you started noticing errors and frozen apps, the software is failing to load or takes too long to do so, you forgot the PIN code or you’d simply like to restore the device to original settings, this article will be your guide. Our recommended solution is performing a hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy 10.1, and there are 3 reknown ways of doing so. We’re going to discuss all of them further on; for now, let’s learn a bit more about this tablet.


Coming with both a 2G and a 3G network, being equipped with a PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen and having 2 GB of RAM, the list of impressive features doesn’t stop here. If you love taking pictures, you might be pleased to learn that there is a 5 MP camera in the back, while a secondary 1.9 MP one is also available. The Wi-Fi 802 hotspot makes web surfing possible, and many of the most popular applications are already included for free.


When it comes to master resetting this tablet, all three options are very easy to use. What you should bear in mind, though, is that two of them can only be used on a working device. The third solution is suitable if your Samsung is frozen or you don’t remember the passcode. Please make sure you save everything before moving any further – all data files will be erased.

To transfer your documents, you can use the micro SD card that is able to store a maximum of 64 GB, while it is also possible to use a cloud, a computer or another tablet. If you love using applications, the Phone Copy one might be just what you need. This is a simple-to-use app that works on most Android devices and comes with a set of simple instructions.

For the first method, we’re going to relay on the Main Menu for the procedure:

  1. Go to the Home Screen and tap Menu to see more options.
  2. Select the Settings icon and go to Backup & Reset.
  3. Choose Factory Data Reset and tap Reset Device.
  4. On the next screen, read the warning and tap Delete All.

If you’d like to use a simpler solution, you can also press the green button for making phone calls and enter the hard reset code. Follow the indications shown in the videos above and enter: *2767*3855#. If the tablet is not responding to any of these commands, continue reading and move on to the third method:

  1. Switch the device off and press Volume + and
  2. Wait for the menu to pop up and select Wipe Data/Factory Reset with Volume Down.
  3. Press Power to confirm it and scroll down to Yes on the next screen.
  4. Similarly to what you did before, use Power to select the option.
  5. After a few seconds, press Power once again to chose Reboot System Now.

After a few minutes, the tablet itself should be refreshed. Just follow the on-screen steps to import all of your settings.

  • Adriane Rivera

    Sir.. My Note 10.1 wont turn on completely, It always freeze at the “SAMSUNG” part. And even if I follow the Button Combination step, It won’t . Please Help me. email