Samsung Galaxy S3 Performance Boost With Factory Reset
The factory reset option is useful for any smartphone owner that wants to make his device run faster and smoother. It will also take care of any app residue that might be stuck in your phone’s system, or any minor glitches in the last updated firmware. It is an overall great option. Especially after the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S3 and even S4, users will be happy to know that even though they might not have the funds for a new S5, they can always improve their S3 experience and make it run faster. Check below to see how you can do a factory reset for the Galaxy S3 and even the S4.
You need to decide just how hard do you want this reset to hit your phone, and if you want a reinstall of just your data and applications, or the full system. There are a few ways you can perform the reset. The most common way is by going into your phone’s settings and choosing the factory reset option from there. It’s that much to it. Another method, which in fact gives you more data wiping options for your cache and partitions, is by using your phone’s hardware buttons to get into Recovery Mode, and selecting the reset from there.
Don’t forget to backup
It is probably one of the most important steps in the whole process, because you can’t undo the damage if by mistake you delete something important. Take a bit of your precious time to backup all your important files and apps, your data and your system overall. You can decide to what extent you will backup your device. You can use one of the various options for this, like Titanium Backup, or whatever you like. You can also copy the backup file into your computer as an extra measure of precaution.
This option is quick and only requires you to make a quick trip through your phone’s settings screen You have to choose Backup and Reset from your settings, and then go for Factory Data Reset, Reset Data, and then finally Delete All. You might not know, but there is also a way of doing this through your phone’s dialer app. You can go to the dialer and dial the Android code *2767*3855#. If you feel a bit paranoid, like a lot of Android users out there do, you can take out your SIM and micro SD card out of the phone while you undergo this process, even though it has no business in affecting your SIM card.
The difference between the Factory Reset and this option is that by using this one through your hardware buttons, you get access to more options on deleting your partitions and cache. This may be useful or unnecessary for you, depending on how often you reset your phone. For example, if you plan on changing custom ROMs often, this is the way to go. You also have the possibility of just doing a regular Factory Reset and settle for that. Or you can go crazy with the resetting like some people do, and wipe your caches and partitions, then do a factory reset, then wipe those again. More or less necessary, some people just need to be sure. If you get stuck in a bootloop after doing a hard reset, wipe the cache partitions and the Dalvik cache to get back on your feet. On the Galaxy S3, you can get to your Recovery Mode by holding down the Volume Up, Power and Home buttons at the same time. Once the Galaxy screen appears, let go of the Power button while still holding the other ones, and also let go of those once it shows the Android recovery screen. Use your volume keys to scroll and the Power button to select. You need to select wipe data/factory reset and then delete all user data. Now you can reboot your phone, and once it wakes up again, you should feel the speed and performance improvement. Also keep in mind that deleting apps you don’t need and always updating the one you do use does a lot of help with the performance of your device.