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Samsung Mesmerize i500 Android hard reset

1. Turn the phone off. If the i500 frozen, take out the battery and reinsert it.

2. Press and hold the Volume Down + VOLUME UP + Power buttons.

3. Release the Power button at SAMSUNG logo but keep pressing both VOLUME UP/DOWN.

4. Select Clear Storage using the VOLUME DOWN button.

5. Press the Power or HOME button to confirm hard reset.

Select VOL UP or
6. Select RESTART with VOLUME UP/DOWN, then HOME to Samsung i500.

All data will be deleted!
Personal Data
Factory data reset
Use Factory data reset to return your phone to its factory defaults. This setting erases all data from your phone, including
your Google or other email account settings, system and application data and settings, and downloaded applications. It
will not erase current system software and bundled applications, or files stored on an optional installed memory card, such as
music or photos.
1. From the Home screen, touch Menu ➔ Settings ➔ Privacy.
2. Touch Factory data reset, then follow the prompts to perform the reset.

Use this method to hard reset your Samsung Mesmerize i500 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.

You can restart your phone if it's frozen. Take out battery then reinsert it.
Samsung Mezmerize i500 hard reset

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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.