Samsung SM-A315FIf you own the Samsung SM-A315F smartphone, there are various reasons you may wish to hard reset it. If you install custom firmware, you have no choice but to hard reset if you want a smooth installation when coming directly from stock Android. Most people installing custom firmware choose to hard reset from Recovery Mode because it also allows you to clear the cache. You may find it easier to clear the cache using a custom recovery image.

Others hard reset to clear the data all at once or to reset a device to its factory settings. If you are hard resetting to reset it to factory settings in the hope that solves a software issue and yet it persists, check the Settings app for software updates. A new software update will update the firmware and solve common bugs. Otherwise, you may need to send it to Samsung for a service.

This tutorial demonstrates how to hard reset the Samsung SM-A315F smartphone.

Hard resetting—either from the Settings app or Recovery Mode—wipes all data from the Samsung SM-A315F smartphone, meaning you need to back up the data for you to be able to restore it again once the reset is complete. You may also need to sign in to your Google account when setting up the device, which means you need to know your Google account password.

How to Hard Reset Samsung SM-A315F

You can hard reset the Samsung SM-A315F smartphone from the Settings app and Recovery Mode. You can hard reset from stock recover or a custom recovery. You use the same button combination for booting into the recovery partition for both. We recommend hard resetting using the Settings app for most people; if you do not install custom firmware, you only need to use Recovery Mode if the software is unresponsive.

Here is how to hard reset from the Settings app first:

  1. With the Samsung SM-A315F turned on, tap Settings > Additional settings.
  2. Tap General management.
  3. Tap Reset > Factory data reset.
  4. Tap Reset > Delete all.

If your software is unresponsive, you can also hard reset the Samsung SM-A315F in the recovery partition. Here is how:

  1. With the Samsung SM-A315F turned off, press and hold the Power + Volume Up buttons simultaneously until it is in Recovery Mode.
  2. From the Android Recovery menu, press Wipe data/factory reset.
  3. Press Factory data reset.
  4. Press Reboot system now.

If you have the TWRP custom recovery installed, follow these steps instead:

Note: If you are currently on stock Android and are about to flash custom firmware, you need to wipe the caches as well as format the data. Once you are on the custom firmware, you can update it to newer custom firmware of the same ROM without needing to format or wipe the cache.

  1. Boot into TWRP with Power + Volume Up buttons simultaneously.
  2. From the TWRP menu, tap Wipe and then wipe the data and cache.

Note: This exact caching options varies between TWRP versions. In general, wipe them all unless you have another reason not to.

In conclusion, that is how to hard reset the Samsung SM-A315F smartphone.