Hard Reset - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 SCH-I905
Performing a hard reset removes all data including the Google account, system data, app data, app settings, and downloaded apps. Only perform a hard reset if absolutely necessary.
Pictures, Videos and Music are also removed. It is recommended to backup this data.
Personal data such as Wi-Fi passwords, Browser bookmarks, User dictionary, a list of installed Google Play apps and other customized settings can be backed up to and restored from Google's servers.
Disable Automatic Restore prior to performing a hard (factory) reset when attempting to determine whether a 3rd party app is the cause of an Operating System / App issue.
- From a home screen, select Apps (located in the upper right).
- From the All tab, select Settings.
- Select Privacy.
- Select Factory data reset.
- Select Reset tablet.
- Select Erase everything.
- After a hard reset has been performed, the device needs to go back through the activation and setup process. Refer to Initial Activation and Setup for assistance.
- Power the device off.
- Press and hold the Volume Up key and then briefly press the Power key to power on the device.
- Release the Volume Up key and the Power key when the Samsung logo displays on the screen.
- Use the Volume Up key to select the small android with an arrow icon.
- Press the Volume down key.
- Use the Volume keys to select Recovery Console then press the Power key.
- From the Recovery Console screen, use the Volume keys to select Wipe Data / Factory Reset then press the Power key.
- Use the Volume keys to select Yes then press the Power key.
- Once the Wipe Data / Factory Reset has completed, use the Volume keys to select Reboot System Now then press the Power key.
- After a Wipe Data / Factory Reset has been performed, the device needs to go back through the activation and setup process. Refer to Initial Activation and Setup for assistance.
Last Modified: June 5, 2013