You can hard reset the Samsung SM-T560NU tablet to wipe all data at once and reset it to its factory settings. Hard resetting is also a requirement for those currently on stock Android who plan on installing custom firmware.
Since you have to unlock the bootloader and install a custom recovery image before installing custom firmware, most people hard reset using the custom recovery. However, you can hard reset from the stock recovery partition if you plan to flash custom firmware and have not yet installed the custom recovery image.
This tutorial demonstrates how to hard reset the Samsung SM-T560NU tablet using the Settings app, stock recovery partition, and custom recovery partition.
Method One: Hard Reset Samsung SM-T560NU Using Settings
You can hard reset the Samsung SM-T560NU tablet using the Settings app or Recovery Mode. We recommend using the Settings app unless you have a specific reason for using Recovery Mode such as software bugs resulting in an unresponsive Settings app. So here is how to hard reset using the Settings app first:
- With the Samsung SM-T560NU turned on, tap Settings > Backup & Reset.
- Tap Factory data reset > Reset device.
- Tap Erase everything > OK.
The device will be factory reset and returned to factory settings.
Method Two: Hard Reset Samsung SM-T560NU Using Recovery Mode
You can also hard reset from Recovery Mode. There are two recovery partitions an Android user can have: a stock recovery and a custom recovery. Most people have the stock recovery unless they have chosen to install a custom one. So here is how to how hard reset via stock recovery first:
Note: When in stock recovery, use the Volume buttons to navigate and the Power button to confirm your actions.
- With the Samsung SM-T560NU turned off, press and hold the Power + Home + Volume Up buttons simultaneously until you see Recovery Mode.
- From the Android System Recovery menu, press Wipe data/factory reset.
- Press Yes — delete all user data.
- Press Reboot system now.
The tablet will leave the recovery partition and restart the Android operating system.
Method Three: Hard Reset Samsung SM-T560NU Using Custom Recovery
You can also hard reset from the custom recovery partition. If you have a custom recovery installed and wish to hard reset in Recovery Mode, here is how to do it:
Note: TWRP, the current custom recovery you should use, has a touch-based interface, meaning you can tap the display to make your selections.
- With the Samsung SM-T560NU turned off, boot to the custom recovery using Power + Home + Volume Up.
- From the TWRP main menu, tap Wipe.
- Select all caching options and wipe them. Wipe the data as well.
- Tap Reboot from the main menu.
The tablet will leave the custom recovery and restart the Android operating system.