Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before 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.!


    1.st method our device freezes or has fatal errors
    Installed applications may cause errors. In this case, enter Safe mode and then delete the latest
    applications you have installed. To enter Safe mode, press and hold [MENU ] until “Safe Mode” will appear
    while the device is booting.
    If this does not solve the problem, perform hard reset in one of the following ways:
    • From the Home screen, open the application list and select Settings → Privacy → Factory data
    reset → Reset phone → Erase everything.
    • When the device is turned off, simultaneously press the Volume key down and [CALL], and then
    press [END]. When the “Recovery MODE....”
    message appears, press [MENU] to reboot.

    2nd method PRESS  VOLUME DOWN + CALL + DOWN ( OK DOWN ) + POWER ON (pls try other methods too if this is not working, and feel free to leave comment)

    or 3rd method PRESS  VOLUME DOWN + CALL +END keys together.

     

    Samsung i5700 Spica / Eclair hard reset

    Your device freezes or has fatal errors
    Installed applications may cause errors. In this case, enter Safe mode and then delete the latest
    applications you have installed. To enter Safe mode, press and hold [MENU] until “Safe Mode” will appear
    while the device is booting.
    If this does not solve the problem, perform hard reset in one of the following ways:
    From the Home screen, open the application list and select Settings → SD card & phone storage →
    Factory data reset → Reset phone.
    Hard reset removes all installed applications and data stored in your device and resets all
    settings back to factory preconfigured settings. But this will not reset the selected
    language.

    Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica hard reset

    4th method Use this method to hard reset your Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica Android phone: 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.

    or

    5th method PRESS both CALL + OK + END keys / buttons together for 10 sec.

    Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica hard reset

    If you have the too many incorrect patterns issue, try to block gmail account then type NULL for password. It works on older SW versions.

    Other trick on locked phone if you call your locked phone then (back key ) go into Menu> security settings to take off the lock pattern.

    All comments are welcome! :)