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How to Format or Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Y Mobile Phone

Updated on April 23, 2014
Format Galaxy Y
Format Galaxy Y

Why Format Samsung Galaxy Y?

Samsung Galaxy Y is an Android phone. Like any other such phones it also tends to gather many junk documents and data in the phone’s internal memory. Every operation of the phone will write something on the phone’s log book or other files. As a result, the internal file system becomes complicated. Installing and uninstalling of apps has also similar effects. There are many malwares, adwares etc which damage the core operating system. The phone becomes slow, unresponsive, tends to work strangely and unpredictably. In such cases, you shall have to format or hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Y as soon as possible. It will clean the slate and your phone will be pious again, being freed from every sin.


If you want to do hard reset then you must be careful about certain facts:

Backup: Formatting will erase data. It will make the internal memory of your Galaxy Y clean from each and every file which you have stored. You shall lose your photos, movies, contacts, messages, emails if all of these are stored in the internal memory. So, you shall have to take back up of your data to protect.

Power: If,during the hard resetting, the battery dies for lack of juice, then you shall be ruined. It will brick your phone and you shall have to take to the Samsung Care. So, you need a fully charged phone. At least, 70% charge is required to be on the safe side.

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The author of this article or the website is no way responsible for any damage to your phone during the formatting. You shall proceed on your own risk.

Formatting Using the Code

All right, enough is enough. Now, I am going to tell you how to do the trick. It is very simple folks! You just need have to dial a code and the phone will be formatted.

This is the code *2767*3855#

Just dial it and see the magic.

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Formatting Using Settings Menu

You can format or hard reset the Galaxy Y suing its setting menu too. Follow the steps:

1) Open “Settings”

2) Go to “Privacy”

3) Find out “Factory Data Reset” and select it.

4) Inside that menu you shall have to select “Reset Phone”.

5) Now select “Erase Everything”

That’s it, so simple!

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Formatting : Another Option

This option is for emergency. What if, your phone freezes instantly after being switched on? Sometimes, it is seen, that when you switch it on, it restarts. In that time it would be impossible to find out the factory reset setting. It would be very difficult to type the code too. So, what to be done?

There is another way to do it.

1) Press the Volume Up and the Menu key at the same time. Menu key is the middle physical key.

2) Now, while pressing those two buttons, power on the phone.

3) You shall see the factory reset screen.

4) Select “Wipe data/factory reset”

5) Now confirm to perform the task.

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      VRUSHALI 2 months ago


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      fhd 11 months ago was useful to me

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      nansy 2 years ago

      for the hard reset i must take off the sim card first?

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      marsha 2 years ago

      not confirming deletion. a robot with a red triangle coming up instead.

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      ravi 2 years ago

      Up key, middle key and start key combi does not work and not rebooting, not working

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      manish dubey 2 years ago

      Very best mobiles

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      suraj 2 years ago

      many-2 thanx its working

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      sandeep sharma 3 years ago

      It is not working in my samsung glaxy grand neo

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      khabirboati 3 years ago

      format mobile

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      mary jean elechicon 3 years ago

      i need to copy the model number ,baseband version and etc in about phone?? in case that you have to fill in ...

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      Coleen Alquiza 3 years ago


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      khurshed shaikh 3 years ago


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      sungat 3 years ago


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      sid 3 years ago

      Have rebooted but now it shows installing and the installation has stopped to 44% and now its just showing installing......44%

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      shola 3 years ago


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      fahad 3 years ago

      How farmot samsung star i daild this code *2767*3855# but this id not working

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      samsung 3 years ago


    • profile image 3 years ago

      Mobile no formet

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      Carmi 3 years ago

      thanks a lot!

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      Rajesh Bhuin 3 years ago from India

      If you reset your phone there is no chance of the disappearance of the settings or gallery menu @jimmy shane.

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      brenda 4 years ago

      tnx so much...

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      Latecomer 4 years ago

      Flash official software from samsung via Odin. Then try to root it again. Hope that helped.

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      jimmy shane 4 years ago

      can i ask? if i reset my android, is the system file like settings,gallery etc will disappeared too?

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      saba 4 years ago

      hey I updated android 2.3.6 to android 4.0.6 AND IT CAN'T POWER ON HELP MEE PLEASEEE!!!!

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      shiv 4 years ago

      its worked....

      thnx a lot.....

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      khan 4 years ago

      thanks bro

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      jashinta88 4 years ago

      This guide is very useful thank you.

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      jahangir 4 years ago

      format samsung galaxy y

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      ahmed amr 4 years ago

      thanks man very useful

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      hannatots 4 years ago

      i have done this steps before and it worked out .. i have another problem .. i rooted my phone and i succefully did it by following steps on the internet .. but few weeks later it turned out the other way around .. the root works but my wifi had gone crazy .. i can't connect to a wifi network .. i unrooted my phone and a hard reset .. my phone went ok .. then i decided to root it again .. i installed universal gb root vers. 22 i guess.. it didn't work out fine , its not the same as the first time i tried to do it.. when i opened the root validator it says there that busybox cannot be found .. all columns turned red .. i don't know if where or what's the problem .. help me , i want to root my phone again :) thankyou .. my phone is samsung galaxy y s5360

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      amar 4 years ago

      i have do every thing and my phone is not reseted

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      Anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks man. Helped a lot.

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      Mrinal Saha 4 years ago from Jaipur,India

      I had this set once,, good for entry level phone but can't take load,,

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      dheckz 4 years ago

      This guide is very useful thank you.