The Galaxy On5 is not the most powerful Android based device which you can currently buy from the market, but it is still a great choice for those who are on a budget. However, there are a few tricks through which you can still make the best out of your smartphone. But unleashing the full potential of your Galaxy On5 will imply in performing tweaking procedures which might also issue some software problems. Thus, right from the start you should learn how to smartly deal with all these problems in order to ensure a stable and a smooth Android system all the time.
Well, in that matter I am here for you. That’s why, today I will teach you how to hard reset the Samsung Galaxy On5. This will be the first operation to apply when noticing that something isn’t working as expected. Moreover, the hard reset process will be required while you will try to perform certain custom operations, which means that this tutorial might help you during your tweaking initiative.
The best is that making a hard reset on the Samsung Galaxy On5 is an official process which is supported by Google and by your OEM. Performing all the steps from down below won’t require complex and risky programs / third party tools so you have nothing to worry about; your device will be in safe hands all the time: and no, the warranty of your Galaxy On5 won’t get void while you apply the hard reset.
The hard reset is dubbed as a factory reset and basically performs a wipe on your Android device: during the hard reset everything that’s not there by default will be removed. I am talking about your personal data, info, accounts and files along with market apps and other third party data. When done, on your Galaxy On5 you will be able to use only built-in programs, features and apps – thus, only the bloatware. From this point of view, during this step by step guide you will manage to restore your smartphone back to its default / initial state.
So, what can you obtain by performing the steps from below? First, you can manually troubleshoot your Galaxy On5. Since everything will be wiped out, during the hard reset operation you will get rid of malware, malicious apps, unresponsive programs, inappropriate tools and any other software bug. That’s why after taking care of the guidelines from below you will be able to easily address software related issues such as boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating issues, signal strength, total blackouts, screen freeze and so on.
As mentioned, the hard reset will also be required when applying certain custom operations for tweaking your Galaxy On5. For example you must complete this process before flashing a custom ROM firmware such as CyanogenMod, AOKP or Paranoid Android – the ROM can’t run unless the internal storage system is wiped out.
Another example of situation during which the hard reset might be required: your Galaxy On5 is running slower than it used to – in that case you should erase everything in order to speed things up (due to the huge amount of data your phone will get slower by each day).
Don’t forget that protecting your data in the best way is by deleting everything. Yes, that’s right; if you want to sell your Samsung Galaxy On5 the best will be to erase your personal data, info and accounts. Of course, before doing the wipe you should first backup what’s important and what you might have to use afterwards. I am talking about your contacts, call logs, text messages, internet settings, EFS folder, market apps, IMEI / NVRAM data, calendar info, saved passwords, images, videos, audio files and so on – you can store your data with ease: sync it with your own account, use built-in cloud storage platforms or manage compatible and free distributed backup and restore apps from Google Play.
Plug in the charger. This is a must if the power that’s left on your Galaxy On5 is currently lower than 50%. In that case your phone can get turned off – out of nothing – during the hard reset operation and if that happens your Android device might get bricked.
How to Hard Reset the Samsung Galaxy On5
Use the recovery environment
The first way in which you can make the hard reset is by using the recovery environment. Here is what you have to do:
- Start by powering off your smartphone – press and hold the power key for a few seconds or press the power key once and select “power off”.
- After the shut down process is completed press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons at the same time.
- The recovery mode menu will now be displayed on your Galaxy On5.
- From recovery mode select “wipe data factory reset”.
- Wait while the system is wiped out.
- Optional: clear app data cache by choosing “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
- When done, go back to main menu of recovery.
- Select “reboot system now”.
Use built-in settings
- Another way in which the factory reset can be performed is by using built-in settings.
- So, power on your Galaxy On5.
- Tap on Menu and go to Settings.
- Scroll down until you find the Backup & Reset Option – tap on it.
- Select Reset Device followed by Erase Everything.
- Agree with the alerts and just wait while the factory reset is being automatically initiated and completed.
- Reboot your phone in the end.
Good; there you have it: that’s how you can easily and safely hard reset the Samsung Galaxy On5. Enjoy and stay close for further step by step guides; if you have questions or if you want to share something with us don’t hesitate and use the comments field from down below.