How To Perform Factory Reset and Wipe Cache on Samsung Galaxy Devices


Here see how to do data factory reset and wipe cache on Samsung Galaxy devices by following a set of instructions in a step-by-step guide below. Samsung’s ship may have been rocking and reeling of late due to the Note 7 explosion incident and subsequent call back of the entire Note 7 lineup from the around the world, costing the company billions of dollars. However, apart from the Note 7, rest of the Galaxy device from Samsung are outclass, and considered among the very best that any Android manufacturer has on offer. Samsung holds the distinction of having the biggest line of mobile devices in the world, ranging from low-end devices all the way to the medium-tier mobiles and tablet, and high-end flagships devices.

I also use a Samsung Galaxy phone. I’ve been a loyal Samsung users for quite sometime now, however, down the road Samsung started to disappoint me with tepid build quality of its devices mainly on lower to mid range level. But Samsung continues to deliver spectacular high-end Galaxy phones that remain a benchmark in terms of hardware and build quality for other Android manufacturers. Samsung users may love or hate their Galaxy device for one reason or the other, but you cannot deny the fact that Samsung’s Galaxy devices offer great customization features and firmware update possibilities that you can only dream of on other devices. This also makes Samsung Galaxy devices a target of plenty of updates and developments throughout the year.

One of the best features of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets is they allow you to update your device to the latest stock or custom firmware to try out great new features as and when they come along. Many use the manual flashing firmware process to update their Galaxy device when the latest firmware version is released but for some reason doesn’t become available for download via OTA update in your region or country, or your device may get listed back in the line of devices to get the firmware update first.

Why Perform Factory Reset and Wipe Cache

You can use tools such as Odin flashing tool to re/install the stock firmware on your device to fix some issue with it, or if something goes wrong with the device. Although, installing stock firmware on Galaxy devices works without any error, but sometimes, due to user mistakes or some other reason, the stock firmware flashing may cause the device to enter in a bootloop. When your device enters into a bootloop error, it remains stuck on the Samsung logo indefinitely.

Note: Bootloop on Android device is common when flashing a custom ROM. Here’s how to fix bootloop in such cases.

There could be some other factors that might prompt you to perform data factory reset and wipe cache on Samsung Galaxy devices. Your device may be facing problems such as running slow, getting overheated, problems with WiFi and mobile network connection, battery draining faster than ever, and many other issues. In all such situations, best way to restore the device back to normal working condition is to reset factory data and wipe cache. Its best that you do a data factory reset and wipe data cache every time you flash a new firmware on your device. See the guide below to learn how to wipe factory data reset and clean cache on Samsung Galaxy devices.

How To Perform Data Factory Reset and Wipe Cache on Samsung Galaxy Devices – Easy Way

Step 1 – Turn OFF your Samsung Galaxy device.

Step 2 – If the device is experiencing a bootloop error, remove the battery, wait for some 30 seconds and reinsert it. If your Galaxy device has a non-removable battery, press and hold the Power button to turn OFF the device.

Step 3 – Next, press and hold the Volume UP + Power + Home buttons simultaneously, keep pressing until the device display comes back on. On device without any home button, press and hole Volume UP + Power keys together.

Step 4 – When you see the Samsung logo with the device name (or model number), release the Power key but keep the Home and Volume UP keys pressed until the recovery screen shows up.


Step 5 – In the stock recovery menu, you’ll need to use physical keys on your device to navigate through the menu. Use the Volume UP and Volume Down keys to navigate and highlight options, and use the Power button to make the selection.

Step 6 – Now, highlight wipe data/factory reset option and select it using the Power key on your device.

Step 7 – Select YES when asked to confirm your choice.

Step 8 – Wait for the reset process to complete.

Step 9 – If any app is behind the bootloop error, you can fix the error by just wiping out the cache only. For that, select wipe cache partition option and confirm it by pressing the Power button. If wiping the device cache fails to remove the bootloop error, try again with the factor data reset option.

Step 10 – Now, go back on the main recovery menu by selecting +++Go back+++ option.

Step 11 – Reboot the device back to the normal system firmware by selecting the reboot system now option on the recovery menu.

That’s all. Your device should reboot as normal. It should fix any issues that your device has been experiencing after firmware installation. How has the above process worked for you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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