Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old July 30th, 2010, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,613
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 83
Thanked 165 Times in 102 Posts
Default Hard Factory Reset? HOW ???

I need help

I own a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant.

I've tried everything to do a HARD factory reset, but the phone never goes into the boot up menue.

I've held the volume down button down while pressing on.
I've held the volume up button down while pressing on.
I've held up and down both down at the same time and pressed on.

Nothing, it never works.
any suggestions?

Advertisements
SamsungVibrant is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 30th, 2010, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 212
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

i had the same problem (also on a USA Tmobile Vibrant)

had to use the "secret code" on the dialer
punch in *#*#7780#*#* and it will take you to the reset option menu

if you do a search for secret codes, either here or on the xda forum, you'll find the thread listing all of them

not all the secret codes you'll find work on the Tmo Vibrant, USA version

larryccf is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to larryccf For This Useful Post:
SamsungVibrant (July 30th, 2010)
Old July 30th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 212
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

mods - pls delete

larryccf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 12:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,613
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 83
Thanked 165 Times in 102 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by larryccf View Post
mods - pls delete
whats your problem, I searched already and couldn't find any threads stating this. calm down, isn't this forum meant to help people, instead forum natzis like you ruin things. Someone should delete you, off the face of this planet.
SamsungVibrant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 12:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,613
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 83
Thanked 165 Times in 102 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by larryccf View Post
i had the same problem (also on a USA Tmobile Vibrant)

had to use the "secret code" on the dialer
punch in *#*#7780#*#* and it will take you to the reset option menu

if you do a search for secret codes, either here or on the xda forum, you'll find the thread listing all of them

not all the secret codes you'll find work on the Tmo Vibrant, USA version
Thank You!
SamsungVibrant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,613
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 83
Thanked 165 Times in 102 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by larryccf View Post
i had the same problem (also on a USA Tmobile Vibrant)

had to use the "secret code" on the dialer
punch in *#*#7780#*#* and it will take you to the reset option menu

if you do a search for secret codes, either here or on the xda forum, you'll find the thread listing all of them

not all the secret codes you'll find work on the Tmo Vibrant, USA version
Hey, do you happen to know any other secret codes to get into the phones volume level control, and some how set the max volume to something higher. I can barely hear my phone conversations sometimes, the earpiece speaker is too low even at max setting.
SamsungVibrant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 01:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 212
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

i don't have a problem - the "pls delete" posting was a request to the mods (moderators) to delete the post - somehow when i edited my response, it showed up as a new (duplicate) response

and like i said in my response, search this forum or xda developer's forum for the secret codes - they've been posted 2 or 3 times, i just don't remember which forum
larryccf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,613
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 83
Thanked 165 Times in 102 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by larryccf View Post
i don't have a problem - the "pls delete" posting was a request to the mods (moderators) to delete the post - somehow when i edited my response, it showed up as a new (duplicate) response

and like i said in my response, search this forum or xda developer's forum for the secret codes - they've been posted 2 or 3 times, i just don't remember which forum

Oh I aplogize, I called you a natzi and thanked you in the same thread, didn't realize you were the same person posting the helpful info. For some reason I thought you were someone else.

So I found a list of secret codes, but they don't look complete.

There has to be a way to to set the volume to something higher, don't you think?

Also, the secret code for the reset you gave me, I tried it, it worked...but it seems to be just another soft reset, not a full hard reset.

what do you think?
SamsungVibrant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 212
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

never saved the codes - i did save the reset one as i went back to find them and saved it figuring i'd need it again

when you hit that code, it should have taken you to a menu of 3 or 4 options, one of which (i forget the exact wording) was to reset & delete all user data, and when you select it, it still brings up a warning msg that all user data will be deleted and ask you to confirm

they might not have appeared to be different options - kind of looks like 4 lines of text, but you can scroll to each line, kind of like when you do a "safe mode" reboot on a PC

but it was a hard reset when i did it
larryccf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 03:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 29
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Else you can update your i9000 via Odin. I did that because the key combinations did not work for resetting.
Sparkle1975 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 30th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 112
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 12 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Other way to hard reset (one I used )was press VOLUME UP , HOME AND POWER together.
gerberman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 212
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

my exchange or new vibrant just came in, and stumbled on another reset path

menu > settings > privacy

there's a choice there described as "factory data reset" and also indicates it will delete all data
larryccf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 02:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 112
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 12 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Yes but with mine the phone froze in an endles FC loop with Launcher pro and I couldnt get into the phone to use any settings in cases like this the 3 button boot up is the only way
gerberman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 19
 
Device(s): Samsung Vibrant
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Edit:

Wrong section. Please delete this post.
Killing Hours is offline  
Last edited by Killing Hours; July 30th, 2010 at 03:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:16 AM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 252
 
Device(s): Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 41
Thanked 17 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamsungVibrant View Post
I need help

I own a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant.

I've tried everything to do a HARD factory reset, but the phone never goes into the boot up menue.

I've held the volume down button down while pressing on.
I've held the volume up button down while pressing on.
I've held up and down both down at the same time and pressed on.

Nothing, it never works.
any suggestions?
i just talked to customer service and they told me that u have to hold down volume up, down and power key at the same time and release it when u see vibrant logo and it actually worked for me!!! but remember u have to release all three button after u see the vibrant logo ah... never mind it's still asking for too many pattern attempts.. damn it went into the boot menu and i selected delete all user date and pressed yes delete all user data... it told me it was done and i pressed reboot system and when it restarted it was still asking for user name and password... strange!!! i already did it twice
deeoh1084 is offline  
Last edited by deeoh1084; August 2nd, 2010 at 10:22 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Samsung Galaxy S
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Samsung Galaxy S was announced in March of 2010 was a high-end feature packed phone during its day. This was the start of Samsung's global takeover and although this particular phone saw many iterations and variants here in the state and ov... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.