Samsung Galaxy J2

Samsung Galaxy J2

How to reset or hard reset a Samsung Galaxy J2

If your smartphone Samsung Galaxy J2 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 J2 to erase all your information and make it totally clean as it came out of the store.

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 J2 one through the mobile options and another more complete from the recovery mode.

Restore from the options of Samsung Galaxy J2

If you want to make a reset using the device options to return to the factory state an Samsung Galaxy J2 you have to follow these simple steps:

Estimated time: 5 minutes.

1- First step:

Access the settings menu of your Samsung SM-J200G, SM-J250Y, SM-J200F, SM-J200H, SM-J200BT, SM-J200M, 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.

Settings icon Android

2- Second step:

Scroll down the Samsung Galaxy J2 settings all the way to the bottom where you will see the section called “About phone”, press to continue.

System icon Android

3- Third step:

If you see a section called “Advanced” click to display the advanced options of the Samsung Galaxy J2. Otherwise, scroll down until you see “Looking for something else?” and click on Reset

Reset button

4- Fourth step:

Several options will appear to reset the Samsung Galaxy J2, 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 J2 completely is “Factory data reset” click on this option to continue.

Factory data reset button

5- Fifth step:

A list of all the data that will be removed from the Samsung Galaxy J2 and the applications that will be uninstalled will appear. Scroll down until you find the “Reset” button and press to continue with the process.

Reset button

6- Sixth step:

If necessary, draw the screen unlock pattern or enter the screen unlock password or PIN to continue.

Insert pin

7- Seventh step:

A second confirmation message will appear indicating that all information stored on the Samsung Galaxy J2 and all downloaded applications will be erased and reminding that this action cannot be undone. If you agree, click on “Delete all”.

Delete all button

8- Eighth step:

Your device Galaxy J2 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 5.1.1 (Lollipop).

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Restore with hard reset or Recovery mode Samsung Galaxy J2

Restore with hard reset or Recovery mode your Samsung Galaxy J2 can solve problems that have not been solved with a normal factory reset.

1- First turn off your Samsung Galaxy J2 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 J2, 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 5.1.1 (Lollipop).

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About the device:

Samsung Galaxy J2 is a device with 136.5 x 69 x 8.4 mm (5.37 x 2.72 x 0.33 in), a weight of 129 grams, a screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (~234 ppi pixel density).

It has a processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, a graphics card Mali-T720, a RAM memory 1 GB RAM and an internal memory of 8 GB.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 it comes from the factory with the operating system Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)

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