How to reset or restore a Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE

How to reset or restore a Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE

If your Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE smartphone is running very slowly, hanging, you want to bypass the screen lock, or you have a full memory and want to erase everything, or you want to sell or give it away and want to ensure that nobody can access your files and passwords, you can do a factory reset to restore it to its original state like the first day.

In the following steps we explain how to format the Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE to erase all your information and make it totally clean as it came out of the store.

Before doing a factory reset, we recommend deleting 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 I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE. This will avoid problems for the new user, as some newer devices include a functionality called FRP (Factory Reset Protection) that requires the same Google account or PIN code with which the Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE was initially configured when factory resetting a device.

Keep in mind that a reset or return to the factory state on a mobile/cell phone deletes all its content, so make a backup of your data before doing it if you don't want to lose everything.

In case you do not want to erase the data from the device, you can try to restart the Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE..

There are two ways to do a reset on a Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE one through the mobile options and another more complete from the recovery mode.

Table of Contents:

Restore from the options of Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE

If you want to make a reset using the device options to return to the factory state a Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE you have to follow these simple steps:

Estimated time: 5 minutes.

1- First step:

Access the settings menu of your Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE, 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 I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE settings until you find the section called “General management”, press to access those settings and continue.

General management

3- Third step:

If a section called “Advanced” appears, click to display the advanced options of the Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE. Otherwise, scroll down until you see “Reset” and click on that option to continue.

Reset button

4- Fourth step:

Several options will appear to reset the Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE, 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 I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE 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 I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE 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 I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE 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 I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE 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 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).

Android is starting

If you cannot turn on the Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE and therefore you cannot perform the factory restore from the device settings, this method does not work for you and you should consult the tutorial to hard reset Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE.

Video instructions

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About the device:

Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE is a mobile/cell phone with dimensions of 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm (4.79 x 2.48 x 0.39 in), a weight of 112 grams, , a screen resolution of 4.0 inches (~59.4% screen-to-body ratio).

It has a processor 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9, a RAM memory 1 GB RAM and an internal memory of 8/16 GB.

The Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III mini VE comes from the factory with the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.

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