1. baxxc's Avatar
    tried this:

    Press and hold VOLUME UP and Home(center) button
    Press Power until the phone vibrate
    Wait until you see the Android logo then release all the buttons.
    Select Wipe data/Factory reset with VOLUME DOWN, press Power (right hand-side)
    Select YES -- delete all user data with VOLUME DOWN and then press Power
    After format, press Power again to reboot phone. (select reboot system now)

    Could not get into hard reset mode. Volume down to get into the other mode with "downloading" screen worked however hard reset can't figure out. ?
    I was able to reset using the phone menus however would like to confirm i can do it with the buttons.

    Strange problem, whenever I would reset the phone then enter my gmail email so it would know which aps to install it would go into talkback mode for visually impaired and when you do good luck getting out of the mode or having you phone work correctly. Samsung so failed on this mode.
    11-24-2012 12:38 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Power off the phone...hold volume up+power on until you enter recovery. It should take you to a stock recovery with the option to factory reset.
    11-26-2012 01:26 AM
  3. baxxc's Avatar
    Did you actually do this? You own a mini? I have tried this countless times and never entered restore mode.
    12-05-2012 08:48 PM
  4. The Hustleman's Avatar
    This phone came out? I didn't even know it was out

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the galaxy S III unfortunately on T-Mobile
    12-05-2012 10:24 PM
  5. pengwanlong's Avatar
    i buy it from http://www.lowerpricebuy.com.i meet the same problem.wait anyone help.
    12-21-2012 02:26 AM
  6. Bee Salii's Avatar
    same here. NEVER went to screen to let me reset just kept restarting
    01-08-2014 12:47 AM

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