Hard Reset the Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 to Factory State

As its name suggests it, this is the kind of pocket phone that is easy to carry no matter where you go. Being so light weight and tiny, you can easily trick people into thinking that you have no mobile phone, in case the wrong person keeps insisting on getting your phone number. Jokes aside, this is a useful guide for those of you dealing with pretty annoying issues on their devices. In case you want to hard reset this Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300, you’re in the best place for it.

This is intended to be a very simple, yet very precise guide on how to initiate the master reset procedure. Before we get there, you should first know what this process is all about – to summarize, this is a quick and dirty way to bring your old settings and software back while you get rid of viruses which might be causing the soft issues you’re having. Please remember to make a backup of all your photos, movies, music, contacts and other files, as they will be erased.

This entry-level mobile device is powered by Gingerbread – version 2.3 of the Android OS and comes with a micro SIM card. The chic, but still compact design makes it quite a lovable phone, but don’t be tricked into thinking that this is not also a strong one. Allowing users to save up to 3GB on the internal memory, this phone also has a 2.8 inch display with touchscreen that comes in handy when playing games or watching movies.

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In terms of connectivity, it is one of the few phones from Samsung with an outstanding performance – it comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0, a microUSB 2.0, GPS and also Stereo FM radio. Other technical aspects you should be aware of are the 832 MHz ARM 11 processor, the 2 MP camera (its only one) and the 1200 mAh battery that seems to last forever.


One of the easiest ways to do a factory restore on the Galay Pocket is by following the first list of instructions below. First things first though, please bear in mind that all data will be lost, so it is your responsibility to save everything onto the cloud or another device before you get started:

  1. Simultaneously press Volume Down, Home and Power and wait for 20 secs.
  2. Wait for the logo to appear, and then hold for a few seconds more.
  3. When the menu pops up, release keys and use Volume Up & Down to scroll.
  4. Go down to the Wipe Data option and select it with Power.
  5. In the same way as before, choose Yes and Reboot System Now.

samsung-pocket-resetBefore you do a hard reset, it is important that you try a few simple tricks. For eample, one of my favorites is to pull the memory card out, as well as the SIM card and reinsert them after 30 seconds. You can also remove the battery when you do this – it is called a soft reset – and it will help you sort out minor problems. The first two cards should also be out of the phone while doing the master reset, as it helps you avoid losing more data.

If you’re looking for an easier alternative to the first option, you can also do this:

  1. Keep the phone on and make sure it is fully charged.
  2. Press Home to open the Menu and go to Settings.
  3. Enter the Privacy section and choose Factory Reset.
  4. Read carefully and select to Reset your Phone.
  5. Once ready, tap Erase All, and you’ll be done.

As you may have noticed with other smartphones, this one also has a reset code that you could use. It doesn’t always do such a good job as using the two methods above, but it can be a good way to solve the issues – at least temporarily. When the phone is on, use the keyboard to enter *2767*3855# and press the corresponding key to make a phone call. This will prompt the reboot and all data is going to be quickly erased, then the device will restart.