I’m plan on keeping this precise and to the point without all the fluff…only some visuals to help you along the way…
1. From the home screen, select the Menu soft key (lower left).
2. Select Settings.
3. Select Backup and Reset.
4. Select Factory Data Reset. You have the option to choose to put a check mark next to the boxes titled Backup My Data and Automatic Restore. If I were in your shoes, I would for the sake of restoring your phone and making it just a tad easier, but that’s just me. You also should already have an account listed under Backup Account (Also known as your Google Account.
5. Select Reset Device.
6. Select Delete All.
At this point, your device will shut down, and the Android Recovery screen will be displayed for several seconds. It looks like this:
Please allow several minutes for the device to reset itself Once it is finished, it will restart and direct you through the setup and restore process.
ALTERNATE METHOD (When you are unable to get to factory reset screen)
1. Ensure that the device is powered off. To power off, press ad hold the power button and then select power off and then OK.
2. After the device is off, Simultaneously press and hold the Power button+Volume up key+Home key until the Samsung logo appears then release.
3. From the Android system recovery screen, select Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Use the Volume Up/Down keys to highlight and the Power button to select.
4. Choose Yes — delete all user data. The factory reset may take minute or so to complete.
5. Select Reboot System Now. Allow several minutes for the reboot process to complete.
ALL DONE!! Give yourself a High Five! Now just go through with the setup process.
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