How to reset your Samsung SPH-m520 smartphone to factory defaults

Important: Always backup all your data before performing a factory reset. It WILL wipe all your personal data including photos, contacts and apps.

If your phone is sluggish, and occasionally freezing it might be time for the so call factory reset. Think of it as a reinstalling your Windows OS, the factory reset will wipe all your data and reset your smartphone OS to its original state, no leftover garbage from deleted apps, just a blank slate. Lets cut to the chase.

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

How to factory reset Samsung SPH-m520:

  • 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-m520

  • 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