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Jun 18, 2014, 12:40:05 PM via Website
Jun 18, 2014 12:40:05 PM via Website
Here is a guide for performing a hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)
A hard reset is a good way to fix some software related problems. This should however be one of your last resorts, there are often less intense methods to fix many of your Android problems. Try turning your phone off for a while and then restart it, or take the battery out. Sometimes the easiest solutions are the best.
Before attempting a hard reset, ensure that you have backed up all of your data beforehand. There are a number of good apps that can do this, such as Titanium Backup, Carbon Backup and Helium.
Alternatively you can use the back up and restore app ready installed on your handset, like this:
From any Home screen, select the applications icon (located in the upper right).
Select Back up and reset
From the Backup & restore section, ensure the appropriate account is selected from the Backup account field then configure the following:
(Enabled is when a check mark is present.)
Back up my data:
Personal data such as WiFi passwords, Browser bookmarks, User dictionary, a list of installed Market application and other customized settings are backed up to Google's servers.
Data and settings are restored to applications utilizing the backup service upon reinstallation.
Note that if data back up is disabled, existing backups are deleted from Google's servers.
Also, disable Automatic Restore prior to performing a hard reset when attempting to determine whether a third-party app is the cause of an operating system or app issue.
To hard reset the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)
From a home screen, select Apps (Located at the bottom when viewed in portrait or at the upper right in landscape.)
From the Apps tab, select Settings.
Select Back up and reset.
Select Factory data reset.
To reset the device select Reset device (enter password/PIN if prompted). Select Continue and then delete all.
Press and hold the Power button until the Device options screen appears.
Select Power off.
Press and hold the Volume up button then press and hold the Power button.
When the Samsung logo appears, release all.
Select wipe data/factory reset. (Use the Volume buttons to highlight and the Power button to select.)
Select Yes -- delete all user data.
Select reboot system now.
Allow several minutes for the reboot process to complete.
There you have it. Let us know if you have any problems
— modified on Jun 23, 2014, 3:57:20 PM