How To Reset Samsung Galaxy S3

Whenever you face a situation where your galaxy s3 slows down or performs choppily, you are supposed to reset the device.but the problem You face that if you reset the  device you will lost all the Data. today This post will show You how to reset samsung galaxy s3.

Reset Samsung Galaxy S3


Now there are two types of resets viz. a soft reset and a hard reset. A soft reset is just when you power down your phone and then restart it whereas in a hard reset you reset samsung galaxy s3 to factory settings and all your data and installed apps are lost.we will see in this post that how to hard reset samsung galaxy s3 without loosing data. 


How to reset Samsung Galaxy s3

First of all you need to install the ClockworkMOD recovery on your device so that you may create a backup of your present ROM including all your installed apps and personalized settings. The method to install the CWM to your device using ODIN utility is mentioned at the link provided below. You need to directly flash this utility to your phone as explained in the following link:

Now here is the entire procedure for you.

Backing up all your data in the form of a ROM using CWM:

  • Power down your phone.
  • Now press and hold the power button, the volume up button and home button until you are not able to see the Samsung Galaxy S3 logo.
  • When you see the logo, release the buttons and you will be booted into the CWM recovery mode.
  • Now using your volume rocker, go to the ‘backup and restore’ option.
  • Select the ‘backup’ option.
  • Confirm the process and a backup will be created. The process might take some time so please be patient and let the process to be completed successfully.
  • Reboot your phone and your backup is ready.

Backing up all your data in the form of a ROM using CWM:

  • Power down your phone.
  • Again boot into the recovery mode using the volume up, power and home buttons in the same way you did earlier.
  • Select the ‘wipe data / factory reset’ option in the main recovery menu.
  • Confirm the process and your phone will reset to its factory settings.
  • Reboot your phone.
  • Though, CWM should still be installed to your phone, but if it is erased as well, reinstall it.

Recovering your phone data after reset:

  • Power down your phone.
  • Reboot it into the recovery mode the same way as you did earlier using the power, home and the volume up buttons.
  • In the main recovery menu, select the ‘backup and restore’ option.
  • Now select the ‘restore’ option.
  • Then you will be asked to choose a recovery image. Select the one that you had recently created so that you may recover all your data.
  • Select ‘yes’ to start restoring your phone’s data.
  • Now, the restore process will be started. Be patient and let the process to be completed. It might even take several minutes for the process to be completed.
  • Once the process is completed, go back to the main recovery menu.
  • Select the ‘reboot system now’ option and your phone will be rebooted.


Now you would see all your apps and data in your phone memory as it is the way it was before you reset samsung galaxy s3 So now you have an option to preserve all your settings even when you hard reset your device to factory settings. This is the closest restore option that is available to reset samsung galaxy s3 without loosing data.


Note: Although there should not be any complications when you reset your device to factory settings or restore all your data on your device but still, if something goes wrong, you will be solely responsible for the consequences. So please have a thought before you go on with the entire procedure  to reset samsung galaxy s3.


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