Samsung is one of the world greatest smartphone manufacturer with a portfolio of massive line of devices. Galaxy S was my first Android smartphone and since then I have owned almost all Samsung flagship phones. Different people have different views about Samsung, there might be some reasons to hate Samsung, but the reasons to love Galaxy devices are many. Finding firmware of Samsung devices is always easy and installing it by using a simple tool called Odin is even easier. Being popular, Samsung devices allow a lot of custom development activities.
If you are a Galaxy user then you might have also flashed official firmware a number of times, or at least once. Most of the users flash the official firmware when any new official build or OS updates are released and their devices do not get them instantly. Most of us use Odin tool to restore our device to stock firmware and sometimes to resolve issues.
In most cases stock firmware installation goes successful but sometimes the process ends up in a bootloop, with the device stuck at the point where you can only see infinite loop of Samsung logo animation.
Even if you do not face problems like bootloop after flashing a firmware, you might encounter issues like overheating of device, battery drain issue, lagging performance or some other minor issues with cellular network or WiFi connectivity. That’s why, it’s recommended to perform a data factory reset after installing a new firmware. In this tutorial we have covered steps to wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition on Samsung Galaxy devices to make it easy for those who are new to such things.
How to Perform Data Factory Reset
- Power-off your Samsung Galaxy device.
- If device stuck into a bootloop then just remove the back cover and pull the battery out.
- Insert the battery again after 30 seconds.
- If your phone or tablet battery is non-removable and your device is stuck on the Samsung logo then press and hold the Power key until your device turns off.
- Now press and hold the Volume-Up+Home+Power buttons at the same time until the initial boot screen turns up.
- If your device does not have center (home) button then try Volume-Up+Power button combo instead.
- When you see the Samsung logo, release the Power button but keep pressed the Volume-Up+Home keys until you see the recovery screen.
- Use Volume-Up and Volume-Down keys for navigation and Power button for selection.
- By using the navigation keys go to wipe data/factory reset option and then select it using the Power key.
- On next screen select Yes.
- Wait for a few seconds until the process complete.
- Simply perform wipe cache only, if bootloop occurred due to some app.
- Just go to the wipe cache partition option and confirm your choice by selecting it.
- Try data/factory reset, if wiping the cache does not work.
- Select +++Goback+++ option to return back to main menu.
- Finally, select reboot system now.
After applying all the steps given above, your device should boot normally. Even the issues after installing a firmware should have gone too. Enjoy! Feel free to share your experience with us!