Also known as the Samsung GT-S7710, the Galaxy Xcover 2 was released in March 2013. Since its launch and until nowadays, this strong smartphone gained the appreciation of a great number of clients. Some of its more impressive features are the dual-core 1 GHz processor and the Android’s Jelly Bean operating system. Because you most probably want to keep taking advantage of its efficacy, today’s article is going to show you how to perform a hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2.
As you might already know, this procedure is safe and suitable for varied situations. Whether you don’t remember the PIN code, you think the phone might be infected by a virus, you’d like to erase all data fast so you can re-sell the device, a factory restore could be the best solution. However, you should also be aware of the negative side: by the end of the process, all of the files stored on the internal memory will be deleted. To avoid losing them, you should create a backup on a PC, tablet, cloud, etc.
Equipped with 4 GB storage capacity, the GT-S7710 also supports the use of a micro SD card that allows you to save up to 32 GB more. It comes with a TFT capacitive touchscreen made of scratch-resistant glass protected with TouchWiz 5.0. You can take pictures and record 720p videos with one of its cameras: the main 5 MP one or the secondary VGA one. In terms of connectivity, you can enjoy a Wi-Fi 802 hotspot and Bluetooth v4.0, while Youtube, Picasa, Gmail and many other apps are included for free.
HOW TO RESTORE THE SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 2
Because we previously discussed about the importance of a backup, you should know that this one is very easy to make. As mentioned before, thanks to your USB cable you can connect the device to absolutely anything – another phone, a tablet, a desktop computer or a netbook. Once connected, you will be able to transfer all documents into a folder. Apart from this option, you can also use the micro SD card or store everything on a cloud.
Before jumping into the instructions for the master reset, it is important to make the difference between serious issues and minor failures of the software. It sometimes happen that some apps freeze, the device becomes slower or you can’t select an icon. These aren’t severe problems, and they can be solves using a soft or warm restore. To use this method, you can press Power to switch the Samsung off, and then take the battery out of its slot for a couple of seconds. Place it back in and try to turn the phone on.
If this solution didn’t work for your Galaxy Xcover 2 or you’re dealing with fatal errors, hangs and other unpleasant software problems, you should follow the indications for the second method. This one is going to restore the device to original settings, as shown in the Youtube video below:
- Switch the phone off and make sure you fully charged its battery.
- At the same time, press the Volume Up, Home and Power keys and hold until the Samsung logo pops on the screen.
- Scroll up and down with the Volume keys and select the Wipe Data option.
- Press Power to confirm the selection and wait for the next screen to appear.
- Select Yes in the same way and tap Power to continue.
- Similarly, choose Reboot System Now, and then press the Power key one last time.
- Wait until the reboot is over and allow your Samsung to restart.