how can I reset my galaxy s I9000?
created on Jan 11, 2011 3:59:50 AM
created on Jan 11, 2011 6:40:24 AM
— modified on Jan 11, 2011 6:41:31 AM
Try taking the battery out of the phone for about 2 minutes then put it back in and start it up. Were you trying to root, or install a custom rom when all this happened? If taking the battery out doesn't work, I would try returning it to the store you bought it from. But if you have rooted or installed a custom rom, most likely you may have voided your warranty. If you don't know what rooting is, just disregard and take it back for repairs or replacement.
created on Jan 11, 2011 2:39:57 PM
— modified on Jan 11, 2011 2:40:33 PM
At the beginning, I was thinking the same thing as Jeremiah, but then I did some more looking and I found one way that might work for you. This page has instructions on how to do a factory reset if you can't get the phone to start Android:
1. Turn the power off. If your Samsung Galaxy S is frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it
2. Hold the Volume Down button
3. Press and release the Power button
4. You are now presented with a menu that allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
5. Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
6. Press and release the Power button
7. Now simply confirm your decision: Volume Up for YES and Volume Down for NO
If you selected YES, all data including third-party applications will be deleted from the Samsung Galaxy S. Once the wipe is complete, the phone will reboot to its factory fresh state.
I haven't tried it myself, but it may work. I don't think you have anything to lose at this point, so it might be worth it to give it a try.