How to reset your Samsung SPH-i500 smartphone to factory defaults

Warning: Do not perform factory reset if you haven’t backed up all your data!

Why should I factory reset my smartphone you ask? There are a number of reasons to do so, the occasional freezes, the sluggish behaviour when you change screens, you are seeing frequent “Force closes” of apps. If you’ve come across one of the reasons above, you should follow the instructions below.

In order to reset your smartphone you first have to enter recovery mode.

How to factory reset Samsung SPH-i500:

  • Power off the phone
  • Power on the phone holding the Home, Power and Volume Up buttons until recovery booting appears in upper left corner
  • Using the Volume down button navigate to “Wipe data/factory reset” and select it using the power button
  • Use the volume down key to highlight “Wipe data/factory reset”
  • Press the power key to select

How to enter the recovery mode on Samsung SPH-i500

  • Power off the phone
  • Power on the phone holding the Home, Power and Volume Up buttons until recovery booting appears in upper left corner
  • Using the Volume down button navigate to “Recovery” and select it using the power button