Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Apr 2, 2014, 3:55:00 PM via Website

Hey dudes!

Before you proceed with a hard reset, ensure that you have backed up all of your data, like contacts, messages, pictures, app settings, game progress etc, because all of this will be 100% wiped with a hard reset. Some good backup apps for Android that are free are G Cloud Backup, Super Backup, App Backup & Restore....

Hard reset
Hard reset wipes everything including the contents of your internal SDCard, you punch this into the dialpad to initiate it: *2767*3855#. Whatever firmware you last flashed to will be the firmware you get back but everything will be wiped!

Factory reset
Factory reset can be done either in settings or via recovery menu. It wipes all user data and firmware settings but leaved the contents of your internal SDCard intact.

  • Power off Galaxy Note 3 N9000
  • Press and hold Volume UP + Home + Power buttons.
  • In the recovery menu, navigate to ‘’wipe data factory reset’’ with the volume buttons.
  • Press power button to confirm.
  • After the hard reset is done, select reboot system now.
  • All your data is now gone from the phone

If your phone freezes or has fatal errors, the troubleshoot for this is by pressing and holding the power button for 7 seconds or more.

If you phone keeps on freezing and hangs, close programs. If it is frozen and unresponsive, then press the power button for 10 to 15 seconds, at which point the device will reboot on its own. If you are still having problems with your phone, you can perform a factory rest of your Note 3, explained in another forum tutorial.

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Feb 24, 2015, 1:36:47 PM via Website

The way to Hard / Factory Reset Galaxy Take note 3:
Don’t switch off the system, open the App Drawer menu.
Available Settings.
Go to Accounts menu.
Media the ‘Backup and restore’ option.
– it is possible to optionally un-check the ‘Automatic Restore’ and also ‘Back up my data’ option bins.
Press the ‘Factory Data Reset’ alternative.
Then confirm by tapping on ‘Reset Device’.
– if you utilize a PIN or Pattern lock to your device, then you will have to enter so that you can continue with the wiping process.
Press ‘Delete all’ option and wait before the process is complete.

How to Tough / Factory Reset Galaxy Note coming from Stock or Custom Recovery Mode:
Power over Note 3 completely by removing the battery.
– re-insert its battery after several seconds have passed.
Boot the system in Recovery Mode.
From the principal Recovery screen select ‘wipe data/ manufacturing facility reset’ option.
– if you hold the TWRP Recovery installed, then you must tap on ‘Wipe’ button.
Confirm the complete process with the ‘Yes — erase all user data’ option. Press Power to start the process.
Reboot your Note 3 if the Factory Reset process is complete.
Which is it, you’ve managed to successfully apply a Factory Reset to your Galaxy Note 3 phone