Hard Reset - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 SCH-I905
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Hard Reset - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 SCH-I905

Note 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.
Note Pictures, Videos and Music are also removed. It is recommended to backup this data.
 
Note 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.

Note 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.

Preferred Method
Alternate Method

  

Preferred Method

  1. From a home screen, select Apps (located in the upper right).
    Home screen
  2. From the All tab, select Settings.
    Settings
  3. Select Privacy.
    Privacy
  4. Select Factory data reset.
    Factory data reset
  5. Select Reset tablet.
    Reset tablet
  6. Select Erase everything.
    Erase everything
  7. 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.

 

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Alternate Method

  1. Power the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and then briefly press the Power key to power on the device.
    Volume and power keys
  3. Release the Volume Up key and the Power key when the Samsung logo displays on the screen.
  4. Use the Volume Up key to select the small android with an arrow icon.
  5. Press the Volume down key.
  6. Use the Volume keys to select Recovery Console then press the Power key.
  7. From the Recovery Console screen, use the Volume keys to select Wipe Data / Factory Reset then press the Power key.
  8. Use the Volume keys to select Yes then press the Power key.
  9. Once the Wipe Data / Factory Reset has completed, use the Volume keys to select Reboot System Now then press the Power key.
  10. 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.

 

 

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Last Modified: June 5, 2013
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