Monday, October 29, 2012

How to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S III

The following is a guide to wipe out all data on the samsung galaxy S III (T999, I747, I535) and reset it to factory settings. I've tried it personally and it worked for me.

  • Power off the phone
  • Press and hold VOLUME UP and HOME button
  • Press power button to power on the phone. Release the Power button once the phone vibrates.
  • Release all other buttons once you see the andriod logo.
  • Select Wipe data/Factory reset with VOLUME DOWN button. Press Power button to confirm.
  • Select Yes - delete all user data with VOLUME DOWN button. Press Power button to confirm.
  • Select Reboot system now to reboot the phone after the process is done.
  • Congratulations, you now have factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Did it work for you? Please leave a comment on how it worked out for you.

Monday, October 22, 2012

How to hard reset Motorola Atrix 4G

The following is a guide to hard reset or factory reset your Motorola Atrix 4G from AT&T (MB860). It will wipe out everything on the device and reset it to out of factory status. I've tried it personally and verified that it worked for me.

  1. Power off the Motorola Atrix 4G
  2. Hold Volume down key and press the power button for the phone to boot up. Release volume key when you see fast boot on top of screen
  3. Press volume down Key several times until you see Android Recovery in the menu. 
  4. Press Volume Up key to select the option
  5. You will see the Android icon. Press both volume up+down keys to bring up a hidden menu.
  6. Select wipe data/factory reset and press the power button to acknowledge.
  7. Phone will reset it self and reboot after it is completed.
  8. Congratulations, you now have successfully resetted your Motorola Atrix 4G!


Did it work for you? Please leave a comment on whether this works or not.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How to officially unlock AT&T iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G

AT&T now provides a way to unlock AT&T branded iPhones for free. There are several ways to do so such as calling AT&T customer care, emailing AT&T customer service. But I found the method below is most convenient to do so.

  • Find out the imei of the iphone in General -> Settings -> About.
  • Go to the AT&T link and fill out the unlock request form. You do not necessarily need to be AT&T customer. unless you are current or previous customer of AT&T, you will need to email AT&T a copy of the purchase receipt.
  • AT&T will email you instructions to unlock the form in several days.
  • Check the lock status of the iPhone here or here to verify that the phone is unlocked.

Sometimes AT&T will send you an email indicating the phone cannot be unlocked, it is because that the iphone may have been reported lost or stolen. AT&T no longer requires the contract commitments on the phone to be fulfilled, however. 

Were you able to unlock your phone successfully? Please leave a comment about your experience.