Hard Reset - Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0)
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Hard Reset - Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0)

Warning 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.

Warning Pictures, Videos and Music are also removed. It is recommended to backup this data.
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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 If the preferred method is not available, use the alternate method.

Preferred Method

  1. From a home screen, select Apps Apps icon.
    Note Located at the bottom when viewed in portrait or at the right in landscape.
  2. From the Apps tab, select Settings.
  3. Select Back up and reset.
  4. Select Factory data reset.
  5. To reset the device select Reset device.
  6. If presented, enter password/PIN then select Continue.
  7. Select Delete all.
  8. Perform Initial Activation and Setup.

 

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Alternate Method

  1. Power the device off.
    1. Press and hold the Power key.
    2. Select Power off.
    3. Select OK.
    Note If the screen doesn't respond to input, press and hold the Power button for 10-15 seconds.
  2. Press and hold the Volume up key then press and hold the Power key.
    Note USB cable must be disconnected.
  3. When the Samsung logo appears, release the Volume up key and Power key.
  4. From the Android system recovery screen, press the Volume keys to select wipe data / factory reset then press the Power key.
  5. Press the Volume keys to select Yes -- delete all user data then press the Power key.
  6. Press the Volume keys to select reboot system now then press the Power key.
  7. Perform Initial Activation and Setup.

 

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Last Modified: June 6, 2013
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