Samsung i9000 Galaxy S hard reset

    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.


    Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S hard reset with buttons

    (I tried and it works) ClockWorkMod recovery i9000 (in short: Vol UP + HOME + power ON i9000)

    If not working, charge your battery fully before doing a hard reset! (and Backup :) )

    PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME UP + Home Button (or VOLUME UP + DOWN)
    Keep pressing these 2 buttons + press Power button for 2-3 Seconds

    Release only power button, but KEEP pressing Volume up + Home Buttons (or VOL UP + DOWN)

    Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S hard reset

    With Volume down select wipe data/factory reset (3rd) > Press Power (or HOME)

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    Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S hard reset

    Some say in US hardware/phone with EU firnmware version has changed VOLUME UP to VOLUME DOWN key. Try that trick too and leave comment below.

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    (VOLUME UP + HOME + POWER buttons) or (VOL UP + DOWN + POWER)

    OR

    Your Samsung i9000 device freezes or has fatal errors


    If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain functionality. If your
    device is frozen and unresponsive, press and holdSamsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S 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 > Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything.

    OR


    1. Turn off the i9000 phone or take out the battery and reinsert it.

    Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S hard reset
    2. Hold the Volume Down button
    3. Press and release the Power button
    4. Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
    5. Press and release the Power button
    6. Press Volume Up to confirm i9000 master reset

    Note: If you see "Downloading" on the screen with an Android shoveling you pressed the wrong Volume key. Remove and reinsert the battery and try again.

    Download mode (This is not the hard reset method)

    This is for firmware flash, i9000 software upgrade, phone must be connected to PC:

    You will see "Downloading" on the screen with an Android shoveling.

    Press VOLUME DOWN + HOME + POWER

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