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How to Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is available for purchase and now it is the best time for use to release a tutorial on how you can easily factory reset its storage.

A Factory Reset is usually very helpful for those devices that are showing errors or any other problems. Also, you can use a factory reset if you wish to give away your device and you don’t want no one to view all your private files and data.

Before starting the Galaxy S5 Factory Reset you will need to have in mind the following things: move all important files to a safe device on your computer, so that you won’t lose any important files. It would be best for you to remove the external SDcard, do that no data stored on it is affected. The battery charge level of your device has to be over 50%.

Now that you know all of the above you can continue to the next part of this post and learn how to successfully factory reset the smartphone.

Factory Reset for Galaxy S5 can also be used in case your device doesn’t work anymore or it doesn’t boot in normal mode and, in a way, you might consider this to be an un-bricking process. However, in case your device is bricked, then you cannot say for sure that it will be repaired with a single factory reset.

If your device is responsive and it boots in normal mode, then you might want to create backups for the installed applications data using the Helium tool for Android here.

If you want to sync Contacts info or People details, then you can follow our info here.

How to Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy S5:

This tutorial works with any model of Samsung Galaxy S5, so you should be safe using it with US carrier variants and all the other devices.

  1. First thing that you need to do is open the Settings menu.
  2. Go to ‘User and Backup’.
  3. Tap on the ‘Backup and Reset’ section.
  4. Press ‘Factory data reset’.
  5. Confirm that you wish to Factory Reset your smartphone.
  6. Enter the alternative password for your device.

Now you need to wait for your Galaxy S5 to complete the factory reset process.

In case you don’t want to wipe the device with the steps above, then you should follow the instructions below how to delete data using the Android Recovery Mode.

How to factory reset Galaxy S5 with Android Recovery Mode:

This tutorial will teach you how to successfully wipe all data from your device using either custom or stock Recovery Mode.

  1. Power off your device now completely.
  2. Boot the device in Recovery Mode now.
    – if you can’t boot recovery, then you can learn here.
  3. When you’re at the main Samsung Galaxy S5 Recovery Mode screen you should select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
  4. Confirm the process.
  5. Now you need to wait several minutes for the Galaxy S5 to be wiped.

These were all the steps that you had to take in order to successfully factory reset your smartphone.

In case you need to any extra help with the tutorials you can ask for more help in comments.

Note that after wiping all data from your device you will need to re-enter your default Google account info.

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