Samsung Galaxy S3 Master Reset

Samsung Galaxy S3 Master Reset

Samsung Galaxy S3 represents a powerful phone which was first released on the 29th of May 2012. It is a slate-format smartphone designed, having multi-touch features, eye-tracking capacity, intelligent personal assistant (S Voice) capacity and increased storage. Its design is somehow reminiscent to the Galaxy Nexus, as Samsung Electronics wished to distance this model and the rest of the series from the rectangular shape of the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II. It is essential to note that, even though it was destined to function at a high speed, this device has proven to have some faults, especially when speaking about becoming unresponsive. Yet, you do not have to worry, as you can fix all smartphone problems with a simple process called a hard reset.


It is important to note that the S3 comes with Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), 4.3 (Jelly Bean) operating system and Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, backed by 16/32/64 GB internal memory. It has a wide range of cool features, including simultaneous HD image and video recording, touch focus, smile/face detection or geo-tagging. The Samsung Galaxy S3 also comes with smart stay eye tracking, photo/video editor, document viewer and active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

When it comes to catching viruses and not being able to respond fast to all your commands, you should note that you can solve these software related issues in a couple of minutes, without having to wait long hours in front of a GSM service. You can always appeal to a master restore process, which can be performed right in the comfort of your own home.

How to restore the S3

There are two known methods of soft resetting your smartphone. If you want to hard reset your device by using its external buttons, then you should keep in mind the following steps:

  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up button, as well as the Home (or center) key.
  3. Press the Power key until the phone vibrates.
  4. Release all buttons when the Android logo appears on the screen.
  5. Select the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ by using the Volume Down button and confirm by pressing the Power key.
  6. Select ‘Yes–delete all user data’ and wait for the phone to reboot.

If you want to appeal to the second method of hard resetting your device, then all you have to do is read the following steps:

  1. Go to the Settings menu and click on ‘Backup and reset’.
  2. Select ‘Factory data reset’, then tap on ‘Reset device’ and the ‘Delete all’ option.
  3. Wait for the device to reboot.