Samsung galaxy S III mini GT-I8190 factory data reset

Performing a hard reset Samsung galaxy S III mini GT-I8190.  Before you do a hard reset you should try first to do a soft reset. If you have to do a soft reset and did not resolve the problem , you can do a hard reset.

Some of the reasons to do a hard reset, your equipment does not work properly even if you have to do a soft reset. You are strongly encouraged to do a hard reset if you are going to sell or give your equipment to other people, to protect your personal data.

You need to remember that doing a hard reset will erase all your data including internal data and external ( memory card). Make sure before doing a hard reset to back up your data, do a hard reset after the data can not be taken back because the data is permanently erased.

Hard reset can be done in several ways, through the Settings menu, via hardware in case you can not access the Settings menu and the third way to enter code code, this means including the extreme way in which you have a code to enter the code and execute it, it will not no confirmation and choice at all .


Performing soft reset

If your phone hangs or does not responding, try to Press and hold power key about 10 seconds.  It will rebooting automatically.  Or try to remove and re insert the battery and SIM Card.

Performing a hard reset

Warning! All data will be erased from device memory, including system and application data, settings and downloaded applications. Back up your important data.  The device will restore to factory settings.

  1. Press Home Key
  2. select Applications
  3. select Settings
  4. select Backup and reset
  5. select Factory data reset
  6. select Reset device
  7. select Erase everything.

2 Responses to “Samsung galaxy S III mini GT-I8190 factory data reset”

  • Danny says:

    How do you do factory reset if I cannot get past the password screen?

    I started using this Samsung Galaxy S III Mini in February 2013. Everything worked fine. However, after I set my password, I could not get past the password entry screen. I keep getting “Password incorrect” error message.

    It is not the case that I have forgotten my password, so could it be that my password was stored incorrectly or corrupted?

    This leads to my main question: How do I reset/clear the password so I can use the phone again? I live in the U.S. so l cannot bring it to your store in U.K. When I called Samsung in the U.S. they told me that this phone is from U.K. and they could not help me.

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