How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S II (Epic 4G)

hey guys Kevin here from kg my net I got the Samsung Galaxy s2 from Sprint here it's a really sweet phone just want to show you real quick how to do a factory reset without going through the OS you might need to do this if you you know you set a lock code on your on your phone and you forget what it is so you can't get in or something like that so we'll get started here first we're going to go ahead and shut it down shut the phone down and get that started all right and I'm also going to pull the SD card it shouldn't really be necessary you shouldn't lose any data but I'm reckon thing take any chances so I've backed up my contacts and so up so on the SD card I'm just open the back and one nice thing about the galaxy s2 here is that the SD card is easily accessible without taking the battery out my previous phone an Evo required you to take the battery and everything out so it was kind of annoying in that way just pop out the SD card to set it aside and ready to go so now what we're going to do is hold the volume up and the power buttons hold them both down simultaneously and continue holding them until the logo appears when the logo appears then I'll let off with the power button and continue to hold the power of the volume up button so here we go both the volume up in the power are pressed there's the galaxy logo release the power button and now we're coming up to the Android recovery menu and I'm going to arrow down to wipe data/factory reset' and i'll touch the home button to select that and then i'll roll down to yes and delete all user data and touch the home button again and there goes so I'm going to take just a couple of seconds here to go through everything wipe it clean and we are at a fresh fresh phone now we just need to reboot it and it'll be just like it was out of the box now we'll take a little bit of extra time to boot up tix has to go through its you know first time in this initialization whatever that entails but just give it a couple of minutes here and see what we get that sequence once again was holding down the power button and the volume up button simultaneously until you see the galaxy logo and at that time you'd let go of the power button continue holding the volume button and that'll get you to the Android recovery recovery menu while we're waiting I guess I can go and put the SD card back in you don't have to power off it can be inserted or removed hot wild phones running and put the cover back on okay there we are just like came on the box it's scanning the SD card we're good to go so if you have any further questions I'd love to make some more videos on this phone it's like I said I'm really enjoying this phone but just if you have questions just post them here or on my website Android cagey money net and we'll we'll see you that

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Looks like Samsung overtook Nokia in Phone handset sales!

For its first time looks like Samsung probably has over taken Nokia in Phone Handset Sales reported Jun Yang in Seoul on Bloomberg today reprinted below…

Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), Asia’s largest electronics maker, probably overtook Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) as the top handset seller for the first time, helped by the popularity of the Galaxy smartphones, according to analyst estimates.

The South Korean company may have shipped about 92 million mobile phones, including basic types, in the first quarter, according to the median of five estimates in a Bloomberg News survey. Nokia sold 83 million units, with 12 million smartphones and 71 million low-end models, during the three-month period, the Espoo, Finland-based company said yesterday.

Samsung Probably Overtook Nokia in Phone Sales
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A Samsung Nexus smartphone on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

A Samsung Nexus smartphone on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The gap could end Nokia’s 14-year reign in the global mobile-phone market. While Samsung has been benefitting from the popularity of Galaxy phones running Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android operating system, Nokia has been losing market share as consumers choose the iPhone from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Android devices over products using its Symbian software.

“Samsung is displacing Nokia fast,” Lee Sun Tae, a Seoul-based analyst at NH Investment & Securities Co., said by phone.“Nokia, with no competitiveness in smartphones, will keep losing ground.”

James Chung, a Seoul-based spokesman for Samsung, declined to comment on the numbers, citing company policy not to disclose handset shipment figures. Doug Dawson, a spokesman for Nokia, also declined to comment on the analysts’ estimates.
Samsung Profit

Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, last week reported first-quarter operating profit that exceeded estimates.

Nokia is allying with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to adopt the U.S. company’s mobile-phone operating system, instead of joining Samsung, HTC Corp. (2498) and other companies in using Android, to recover market share.

Nokia reported an operating loss for its mobile-phone division yesterday, while forecasting earnings won’t recover this quarter as emerging market handset sales slumped and margins on smartphones shrank.

Nokia declined as much as 7.8 percent to 3.01 euros in Helsinki, the lowest intraday price since April 1997, and traded down 7.5 percent as of 12:33 p.m. local time. The stock slumped 14 percent yesterday.

“Nokia is slower than expected in responding to the smartphone market, whereas Samsung is doing better with models like the Galaxy Note,” said Kim Young Chan, a Seoul-based analyst at Shinhan Investment Corp. “The net result is Samsung edging out Nokia faster than expected.”

Samsung fell 2.9 percent to 1,273,000 won at the close of trading in Seoul. The stock has climbed 20 percent this year, outperforming the benchmark Kospi index’s 8.8 percent advance. Nokia has declined 20 percent in the period.
Galaxy Phones

Kim said he had forecast Samsung’s overall handset shipments would surpass Nokia’s from the second half this year.

Samsung probably sold 44 million smartphones in the first quarter, more than tripling from a year earlier, Matt Evans, a Seoul-based analyst at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, said in an April 2 report.

Samsung, which plans to introduce a successor to the Galaxy S II by June, is still facing competition from Apple.

“The S III is going to come just before the iPhone 5 launches,” Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Gartner Inc. said.“Although Samsung seems to be doing no wrong in the Android camp, I think with the Galaxy S III it is going to struggle to get the same success as the S II had.”

Well, I’m still anxious to see that Galaxy S III when it comes out this summer!