How to Hard Reset the Galaxy Tab 3

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Oct 3, 2015 5:21:34 PM via Website

I've using this method to rest my daughter's tablet I know it works because I've done on my own tablet, but it won't work on hers. I've tried every method. All it does is power up. Any suggestions

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Oct 11, 2015 6:03:09 PM via Website

I do exactly power button,volume up button and home button until on screen is appear but,since then is screen flashing 3 second black(off) and for 3 second on with name and this is switching all the time on off,on off.On 3rd attempt I can switch it off complete but if I try again hard reset again do it same.Also if is off and I will put it on charge or on computer start do it same and never stop.can anybody help if is there any other way how to restart it?I tried power button,volume down and home button but it appear only question to download something but i dont have internet connection also because in meantime I had to change provider so i cant use wifi even if I join with hotspot on phone is seen is not I can there any other way how to do it reset it put into working order?or any suggestion?

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Nov 21, 2015 10:08:46 PM via Website

Hi, Yes, I have this problem but found that actually it is scrolling one at a time but highlighting only every other line. count your button presses before pressing the power button and you will have the selection you need. If your not sure jut press in the direction you were going one more time so the highlighted text jumps two then push the opposite way once to get back to where you should be. Confused yet? 'cos I was

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Dec 4, 2015 8:13:15 PM via Website

Having spent the entire day looking for a fix for this problem, and slowly loosing heart, till i came across Jaison's post, the man has saved the day. Those words .."hold the Power/Volume Up/and Home Button, until the first logo appears for a second, and then release the power button while continuing to hold the Volume Up/Home Buttons

saved the day.

Cheers buddy, yer a star! ;)

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Dec 13, 2015 2:28:09 PM via Website

Thanks so much for this. Had to scrolls way too far for this solution. Made my day!!!

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Dec 13, 2015 7:15:00 PM via Website

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Jan 15, 2016 4:07:45 PM via Website

Was at my wits end after my tablet started acting up, not downloading or installing Apps, kept freezing. Factory Reset on tablet wouldn't work (nothing happened), tried your hard reset solution and it worked! Took a couple of tries but it has worked...thank you!

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Jan 16, 2016 1:18:55 PM via Website

hi, i've had my tablet for about 3 years and i have used it alot. it has recently been saying to me that every thing has stopped responding. so i followed the steps you have given and know my tablet works perfectly, just like its just brand new.

thank you

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Jan 19, 2016 11:14:17 PM via Website

If the above did not work for you then you need to hold all 3 buttons in & a message in blue will come up at top of screen in blue (it will be small lettering & it will be quick) once you see that reboot message take your finger off of the power button while still holding the home & volume button.... You will then see the Android discribed above & you ca then follow above instructions.

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Feb 16, 2016 2:33:24 PM via Website

My son got his galaxy tab 3 kids on kids mode, but I don't know the password. I have tried holding the power +volume up +home button, but have been unsuccessful, any other recommendations?

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Mar 9, 2016 5:53:09 PM via Website

I tried the hard reset and now when I try and turn it on it stays on the screen where it says " Samsung Galaxy Tab3". It won't move from there. I have attached a photo. I remember one of the times I tried rebooting it, it gave me a warning about not having an OS. I am not very tech savvy, so I'm not sure what a lot of these terms mean. Need some help. Thanksimage

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Mar 19, 2016 12:16:33 AM via Website

When i try to to perform the factory reset i get an error.
e:format_volume: make_extf4fs failed on /dev/block/mmcblk0p15.
what can i do??

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May 26, 2016 11:13:38 PM via Website

Hi i have done all things for hard reset but screen still only shows samsung galaxy tab 3 screen....whats next please?

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Jun 10, 2016 6:33:31 PM via Website

Hi there.... thank you for your help... but it seems I'm still having trouble resetting my tab 3 8.0.
My tab wasn't charging or turning on.... so what I did was opening the cover, taking the battery out for 20 seconds and plugging it back in.... after that, the only thing that shows is the title page where the "Samsung tab 3" shows... but it stays there...

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Jun 25, 2016 2:34:09 AM via Website

I have tried to root my samsung galaxy tab 3 by the odin application, and when I rebooted it then the phone it got stuck in the boot loop and I can not even recover it as you are saying so I just can format it from pc. So if you can help me with this. I will be very happy. So tell me how to format it from pc.

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Jun 29, 2016 4:04:57 PM via Website

Hi There

Tab is in infinite boot loop.
When i try to enter diagnostic mode (power+vol up+home), when the Android on his back appears, it sais no command) and sticks there.

Alternative - trying to flash with odin. i am in the download menu.
Odin gives me Fail.

Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
File analysis..
Complete(Write) operation failed.
All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

Any advice?


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Jul 27, 2016 6:02:39 AM via Website

After following the steps you listed, my tablet is still stuck on the screen with the word SAMSUNG on it. Is there something else I can do? Thanks in advance for your help.