How to Hard Reset the Samsung Galaxy Y Plus S5303

The Samsung Galaxy Y Plus S5303 is a high quality phone released in May 2013 by Samsung Mobile. Having an internal memory of 4GB storage with an additional micro SD card where up to 32GB can be stored, the phone runs on Android OS. If you own a Samsung Galaxy Y Plus S5303 and have experienced an increased number of fatal errors, freezes, hang-ups and other unpleasant software issues, it might be time to perform a hard reset to regain functionality.

When doing a factory reset on your Samsung, you must be aware of the fact that data loss will be produced. This means you will need to make a backup of all your important data and contacts you don’t want to lose. This article will guide you into performing a soft or factory restore, but before getting started, there are a few details about this Samsung that you should take note of.

Having a TFT capacitive touchscreen with 256K colors, the phone is equipped with an MP3 and MP4 player, as well as a WIFI hotspot that gives access to a variety of important applications, such as Google Maps, Youtube, Gmail, etc. The Samsung’s 2MP camera includes geo-tagging and allows for photo taking and video recording.

Restoring the Galaxy Y Plus

Samsung Galaxy Y Plus S5305While a master reset will cause the loss of all your data, it is important to know that such a procedure is extremely useful if used at the right time, as it’s a way to solve software-related issues that interfere with your user experience. In order to make sure you will be able to use your data once the phone is reset to factory settings, you should make a backup of all information you may want to save.

In order to make a backup of the data on your Samsung Galaxy Y Plus S5305 you should connect the phone to an external device, such as a computer, using the USB cable. Once connected, you will be able to copy all the information to the chosen device. Another option for backing up the data is to download the PhoneCopy application for Android – this one will guide your through saving all the information you need.

Samsung Galaxy Y Plus S5305 buttons

Once your data is safe and copied, you can get started with the process. This procedure is very easy to do by yourself and can be performed by following the steps below. Just make sure that the phone has sufficient battery juice (above 60%).

  1. Press and hold the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  2. Now simply the Power key and wait until the Android recovery menu appears.
  3. Using the Volume buttons, scroll down on the Factory Reset Menu and choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset, by pressing the Power button.
  4. Confirm the choice by pressing the Power Key.
  5. Scroll down to choose Yes – delete all user data.
  6. Confirm with the Power Key and you’re done.

After following the steps above, your Samsung Galaxy Y Plus S5305 will have been reset with an empty hard drive. Now you can go ahead and use the backup you made in order to restore all data and contacts, while you’re taking advantage of a brand new OS.