Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S hard reset using buttons

(I tried and it works) ClockWorkMod recovery i9000 (in short: Vol UP + HOME + power ON i9000) On stock based ROMs the Android recovery menu looks almost the same.

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

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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Highlight Yes -- delete all user data and press home or Power. All data will be lost!

Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S hard reset

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

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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.

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.


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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.