How to Factory Reset or Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy SII ( GT-i9100)

Note: Performing these steps you will loose all your contacts, messages, all application settings and all installed applications.
If you have trouble with phone software and you want to reset the phone to factory state, you can try factory reset using below steps:
1. Go to System Settings and then select Privacy.
5. If the password is required,enter it. Then confirm by selecting ERASE EVERYTHING. 

If you’re unable to access the settings menu of your Galaxy S II, to Hard Reset the try this method:

1. Turn phone POWER OFF, or pull the battery out and put it back again.
2. Press the Volume UP + Home Button.
3. Keep pressing these 2 buttons + press POWER button for 2-3 seconds.
4. Release only power button but keep pressing Volume Up, Home button.
5. A Boot Menu will then show, Use the volume up/down to choose and home to select.
6. Select Wipe data/factory reset option and press Power button.
7. Now select Yes - delete all user data and Press Power button.
8. Once Wipe Completes, select reboot the system now.

This reset method is especially useful if your phone continually freezes or fails to respond or you’ve forgotten the security locks you’ve set up to access the phone.


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    1. Hi,
      will this procedure help me to get rid of ROOTED version as my stucks some times when ram is busy

  2. Hi All,

    Hard reset does not helps in flushing the rooted version..your OS will remain the same it only helps you to get locked phone unlocked and removing viruses and going back with the default app. I have personally tried Hard rest that this may change my phone from rooted to stock but noting happens


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