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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jamalsid, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Jamalsid

    Jamalsid Member
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    A potentially dumb question, but how do you perform a factory reset? Is it in the settings menus somehwere is is performed via the 3-button recovery menu. If its the 3-button recovery menu then I have a phone where that is disabled (Orange UK GT-I9000).

    Is there a way to enable the 3-button recovery and download modes that is completely safe, i.e. no risk of bricking?
     

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  2. andy-roid

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    you can do a factory reset in settings Or you can try *2767*3855#
     
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  3. rynlpin

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    Does anyone know why Samsung released a bunch of phones that had the 3 button recovery disabled. It doesn't make any sense.

    To the OP, you can also perform a factory reset by going to Settings
     
  4. Jamalsid

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    thanks guys, found it. I guess I just needed to open my eyes lol!

    No idea why the 3-button thing is missing on some handsets. I did find a guide on XDA forums somewhere for fixing it but it involves flashing using Odin but im not prepared to take the risk of bricking my phone.
     
  5. snapper.fishes

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  6. singsong

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    Try the fix on the following site:

    Fix 3-Button Combo Download & Recovery Mode In Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000


    I have applied this fix and it is now working very well.
    Volume Up+Home+Power for recovery mode and
    Volume Down+Home+Power for download mode

    This enabled function makes the rooting and updating to VooDoo so much easier. ^^



     

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