Samsung Focus: Hard Reset Using Hardware Keys

You could perform a factory reset on your Samsung Focus using the Windows Phone 7 software, but what do you do if the phone is frozen and won’t respond when you go to do a hard reset? Luckily, you can perform a hard reset using the hardware keys.

Frozen Device

If your device is frozen, you can try to reset it by holding down the “Power” button for about 15 to 20 seconds until the screen goes dim.

Factory Hard Reset

Note: These steps will wipe all data from the phone and set it back to factory default settings. Be sure to backup your data on the phone before performing these steps.

  1. Press and hold the “Camera“, “Volume Down“, and “Power” buttons simultaneously.
  2. Release “Power” when the phone vibrates, but continue to hold down “Camera” and “Volume Down“.
  3. Release “Camera” and “Volume Down” when the “Format” prompt is displayed on screen.
  4. Press WP7 Windows button.
  5. Press WP7 Windows button again to confirm the hard reset.

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