Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos
If your smartphone Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos it works very slow, it hangs, you want to bypass screen lock, or you have a full memory, and you want to erase everything, or you want to sell it or give it away and you want nobody to be able to access your files and passwords you can do a factory reset so that it returns to be like the first day.
In the following steps we explain how to format the Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos to erase all your information and make it totally clean as it came out of the store.
Before doing a factory reset we recommend you delete all the accounts on the device, specifically it is useful to unlink the Google account if you are going to sell, donate or give away your Galaxy A3 Duos. In this way we will avoid problems for the new user since some More modern devices include a functionality called FRP or Factory Reset Protection that requests the same Google account or PIN code with which the Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos was initially configured when factory restoring a device.
You must bear in mind that a reset or return to the factory state in a mobile/cell phone deletes all its content, so you must make a backup of your data before doing it if you do not want to lose everything.
In case you do not want to erase the data from the device, you can try to restart the Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos.
You must bear in mind that a reset or return to the factory state in a mobile deletes all its content, so you must make a backup of your data before doing it if you do not want to lose everything.
There are two ways to do a reset on an Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos one through the mobile options and another more complete from the recovery mode.
If you want to make a reset using the device options to return to the factory state an Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos you have to follow these simple steps:
Estimated time: 5 minutes.
1- First step:
Access the settings menu of your Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos, it is the gear icon. If you don't see it on the home screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and make sure it's there.
2- Second step:
Scroll down the Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos settings until you find the section called "General management", press to access those settings and continue.
3- Third step:
If a section called "Advanced" appears, click to display the advanced options of the Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos. Otherwise, scroll down until you see "Reset" and click on that option to continue.
4- Fourth step:
Several options will appear to reset the Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos, the first called “Reset settings” resets the default settings, it is a simpler and less deep reset. The method to remove all the content from the Galaxy A3 Duos completely is “Factory data reset” click on this option to continue.
5- Fifth step:
A list of all the data that will be removed from the Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos and the applications that will be uninstalled will appear. Scroll down until you find the “Reset” button and press to continue with the process.
6- Sixth step:
If necessary, draw the screen unlock pattern or enter the screen unlock password or PIN to continue.
7- Seventh step:
A second confirmation message will appear indicating that all information stored on the Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos and all downloaded applications will be erased and reminding that this action cannot be undone. If you agree, click on “Delete all”.
8- Eighth step:
Your device Galaxy A3 Duos from Samsung it will restart and take several minutes to start while restoring the device to its factory state and optimizing the applications pre-installed in the operative system Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)| upgradable to 5.0.2 (Lollipop).
Restore with hard reset or Recovery mode your Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos can solve problems that have not been solved with a normal factory reset.
1- First turn off your Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos completely. If you can not unlock the screen, press and hold the power button for about 20 seconds and the phone will turn off.
2- Keep holding on volume down and power keys together for a few seconds. In some devices according to the Android version the combination can be the power key and the volume key up.
3- When the Samsung logo is displayed, release the buttons.
4- Move through the menu with the volume up and volume down keys until you reach the “Recovery Mode” option and press the power button to access.
If the device menu appears in Chinese characters, click here to see how to reset a mobile in Chinese
5- Use the volume up and volume down keys to select the “wipe cache partition” option and press the Power button to activate the option and clear the mobile cache.
6- After a few seconds you will return to the previous screen, with the volume buttons go to the option “wipe data / factory reset” and press the power button to enter. A screen with many NOes and a YES will appear, with the volume keys again go to the YES and press with the power key.
7- After finishing again with the volume keys, click on “reboot system now” and press the power key of your Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos, the device will reboot and take several minutes to start while restoring the device to its factory state and optimizing the applications pre-installed in the system Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)| upgradable to 5.0.2 (Lollipop).
About the device:
Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos is a device with 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm (5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 in), a weight of 110.3 grams, a screen resolution of 4.5 inches (~65.5% screen-to-body ratio).
It has a processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53, a graphics card Adreno 306, a RAM memory 1 GB RAM and an internal memory of 16 GB.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos comes from the factory with the Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)| upgradable to 5.0.2 (Lollipop) operating system.