How to Hard Reset the Galaxy Tab 3

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May 7, 2014 1:50:16 PM via Website

Doing a hard reset on a device might be necessary when a simple factory reset via the Settings menu hasn't worked, or hen your screen won't turn or or device won't even boot up so you can access the settings menu.

Performing a Hard Reset via hardware buttons also gives you a little more control over the reset.

Note: Please make sure you have backed up all of your important data and apps before performing a reset.

  • Turn your Galaxy Tab 3 off.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up, Power and Home buttons together until you see an Android lying on its back. This is the - stock recovery screen.
  • Use the volume keys to scroll down to Wipe Data/Factory Reset and use the Power button to confirm.
  • Scroll down to Yes, Delete All User Data and hit Power to confirm.
  • Back on the first screen, scroll down to Wipe Cache Partition and select with power button.
  • Hit Reboot System Now to restart your Galaxy Tab 3 with factory settings restored.

Let us know if you have any problems.

— modified on May 7, 2014 1:56:46 PM

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Oct 13, 2014 6:13:34 AM via Website

Hello, I have my mom's Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, I tried performing the factory reset in the exact manner you have stated (and in other ways I've been told) and none of them actually work. Every time it simply starts the tablet and does nothing more. I'm trying to get past the lock screen because my mom forgot her password and can't remember it. I've tried holding the volume up and power: does nothing. I've tried holding volume up, power, and home: does nothing. I've tried plugging it into the computer USB port: does nothing because I can't access the settings to hook up to the USB rather than simply charge. I'm at a loss for what to do.

Oct 13, 2014 2:58:54 PM via Website

Levi Norman

Hello, I have my mom's Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, I tried performing the factory reset in the exact manner you have stated (and in other ways I've been told) and none of them actually work. Every time it simply starts the tablet and does nothing more. I'm trying to get past the lock screen because my mom forgot her password and can't remember it. I've tried holding the volume up and power: does nothing. I've tried holding volume up, power, and home: does nothing. I've tried plugging it into the computer USB port: does nothing because I can't access the settings to hook up to the USB rather than simply charge. I'm at a loss for what to do.

Download the latest firmware from sammobile then Re-flash it with ODIN. simple!

— modified on Oct 13, 2014 2:59:15 PM

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