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Samsung Galaxy S III mini hard reset

Learn how to remove password unlock pattern on Galaxy S3 mini or force Reset the device if it hangs or frozen (press and hold POWER button for 8-10 seconds)

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sgs3 mini hard reset  or reset Galaxy S3 mini: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME UP + Home Button + Power

  1. Turn the phone off. (Remove battery and reinsert it.)
  2. Press and hold VOLUME UP and Home(center) button
  3. Press Power until the phone vibrate
  4. Wait until you see the Android logo then release all the buttons.
  5. Select Wipe data/Factory reset with VOLUME DOWN, press Power (right hand-side)
  6. Select YES -- delete all user data with VOLUME DOWN and then press Power
  7. After format, press Power again to reboot phone. (select reboot system now)

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If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold Samsung Galaxy S3 hard reset for 8-10 seconds. The device will reboot automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select
Settings → Back up and reset→ Factory data reset → Reset device→ Delete all.

or Factory format entering sgs3 mini format code

Use this method to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S III mini: Enter *2767*3855#. Warning! All your data including contacts, messages etc. will be lost! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup to your PC before full reset! Take out SIM card before full reset.

Note: If you reset your device to the factory defaults with SD card encryption setting enabled, the device will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the device.

sgs3 firmware flash download mode / ODIN mode: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME down + Home Button + Power on
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General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.