Samsung SGH-i917 Focus hard reset / unlock locked Focus phone

With the phone turned off, press and hold both CAMERA + VOLUME DOWN + POWER buttons together.

Samsung i917 Focus hard reset

When the device vibrates, release the Power key, but continue pressing the Camera and Volume down keys.
Once the device displays the Are you sure you want to format? screen, release the Camera and Volume down keys.

Samsung i917 Focus hard reset

Press WIN key button then press again WIN button to confirm FORMAT.

Warning!: Do not remove the battery while formatting your phone. Wait until the device turns on and displays the Home screen.
Note: Formatting / hard reset erases all user data stored on the device and on the microSD card.

Warning!: A hard reset resets your phone to its factory default settings and wipes all data (pictures, video, contacts, music, and so on) from
your phone.

Caution!: After resetting your phone, you must not remove the battery until rebooting is complete. Once you perform reset your phone, all settings and data is initialized.

Note: If the download mode screen displays, turn off i917 and try again.


or unlock i917 via menu

  1. Press Win key home middle button. On the Start screen, tap Samsung i917 Focus Black hard reset.
  2. Tap Settings > about phone.
  3. Tap reset your phone, and then tap yes when you see Warning message.

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.