If your Samsung Galaxy Y has fatal errors, hang-ups, or freezes, you may need to perform a factory data reset. Here I’d like to share three simple methods to format or hard reset Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to its original factory default settings.

Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy Y to Restore Factory Settings

Method I: Formatting Using the Code

When the mobile device hangs-up or just frozen, the most often method is to remove the battery out after a couple of seconds and then put it back. To format Samsung Galaxy Y, just dial this code *2767*3855#, this will reset Galaxy Y automatically.

Method II: Formatting Using Settings Menu

You can format or hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Y using its setting menu.
Step 1: Open “Settings” and go to “Privacy”.
Step 2: Select “Factory Data Reset” then “Reset Phone”.
Step 3: Finally, select “Erase Everything”.

Another Way to Hard Reset Galaxy Y S5360:

Step 1: Power off the phone.
Step 2: Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power on button at the same time.
Step 3: Wait for a while, the Android System Recovery menu appear. You will see the four options: Reboot system now, apply update from sdcar, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition.
Step 4: Select “wipe data/factory reset”. Then confirm to perform factory reset.

Format Samsung Galaxy Y to Factory Settings

Factory reset your Galaxy Y S5360 will wipe and delete all data stored on your Samsung Galaxy Y Android phone, so ensure to make a backup copy of all of the important files you have on the device and take the SD card out. Here I’d like to recommend a professional data backup tool, Jihosoft Android SMS Backup. By using it, you can easily transfer your Samsung Galaxy Y SMS to PC for backup. Read on to see how it works.

Step 1: Backup Samsung Galaxy Y SMS to SD Card
Download and install Android SMS Backup into your Samsung Galaxy Y phone. Run it, click the “Backup SMS” to backup your Galaxy Y SMS to SD card in .db file.

Format Samsung Galaxy Y to Factory Settings

Step 2: Transfer SMS from Samsung Galaxy Y to PC
Connect your Samsung Galaxy Y to computer via USB cable. Find out the SMS backup file, copy and transfer it to any folder of your computer for backup.