Sometimes people need to hard reset their Android smartphones. If you want to wipe all data at once and reset a device to its factory settings, you can do that with a hard reset. Additionally, Android users who install custom firmware often need to hard reset before flashing new ROMs. This guide is suitable for those who run stock and custom firmware.
This tutorial demonstrates how to hard reset the Samsung SM-A515U1 smartphone.
Hard resetting wipes all data, meaning you need to create a backup before hard resetting or else you cannot restore the data again. If you are using Recovery Mode and a custom recovery image, you can take a NANDroid backup from the custom recovery. Moreover, after a hard reset, you need to sign in to your Google account. You can check if you know how to sign in to your Google account by trying to sign in at Google.com from any computer. You can also reset your password from Google.com as well.
How to Hard Reset Samsung SM-A515U1
You can hard reset the Samsung SM-A515U1 smartphone from the Settings app and Recovery Mode. We recommend using the Settings app unless you are unable to use the software. Here is how to hard reset from the Settings app first:
- With the Samsung SM-A515U1 turned on, tap Settings > General Management.
- Tap Reset > Factory data reset.
- Tap Reset > Delete all.
Once the Android operating system restarts, the device has been hard reset and you can sign in to your Google account and use Android again.
You can also hard reset via Recovery Mode. Many Android smartphones can run a stock or custom recovery. You can hard reset from either. And you use the same button combination to boot into them. Here is how to hard reset from stock recovery first:
Note: When in Recovery, you need to navigate through menus with the Volume buttons and confirm options with the Power button.
- With the Samsung SM-A515U1 turned off, press and hold the Power + Volume Up buttons simultaneously until it boots into the recovery partition.
- From the Android Recovery menu, press Wipe data/factory reset.
- Press Factory data reset.
- Press Reboot system now.
The smartphone will leave the recovery partition and restart the Android operating system where you can sign in to your Google account and start using Android.
If you install custom firmware, you probably have a custom recovery called TWRP installed. Here is how to hard reset from TWRP:
- With the Samsung SM-A515U1 turned off, boot into Recovery with Power + Volume Up buttons simultaneously.
- Tap Wipe and then choose to wipe the data and cache.
In conclusion, that is how to hard reset the Samsung SM-A515U1 smartphone and reset it to factory settings.