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Introduction

If you perform a hard reset, you will lose all your data including photos, documents, etc.

Only perform a hard reset if you are having operating system problems, you forgot your password, PIN, or pattern lock, or if you want to erase all the data stored on your device.

This procedure is compatible with the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (model numbers SM-T211, SM-T215, SM-T215), Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 (model number SM-T110), Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 3G (model number SM-T111) and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 WiFi (model numbers P3210, SM-T210).

If your tablet is connected to the Internet and you have a Google account on it, you may be able to bypass the security with Android Device manager using this YouTube video guide. Using this method will save your personal data.

If you have a problem with navigation in the Android System Recovery menu, you can see an explanation of how to fix it in the ‘Problem with navigation in the Android System Recovery menu’ guide.

Video Overview

  1. Power off the tablet by pressing and holding the Power Lock button. The Tablet Options menu will appear. Select the ‘Power Off’ option.
    • Power off the tablet by pressing and holding the Power Lock button. The Tablet Options menu will appear.

    • Select the ‘Power Off’ option.

    • Touch ‘OK’ and the tablet will power off.

  2. Press and hold the Home button, the Volume Up bottom, and the Power button simultaneously. When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 logo appears, release only the Power button, keeping the Home button and Volume Up button pressed. You are now viewing the Android Recovery Menu. When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 logo appears, release only the Power button, keeping the Home button and Volume Up button pressed. You are now viewing the Android Recovery Menu.
    • Press and hold the Home button, the Volume Up bottom, and the Power button simultaneously.

    • When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 logo appears, release only the Power button, keeping the Home button and Volume Up button pressed. You are now viewing the Android Recovery Menu.

  3. Use the Volume Up/Volume Down buttons to scroll through the Recovery Menu and the Power button to select options. Select ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’ Select ‘Yes - erase all user data.’
    • Use the Volume Up/Volume Down buttons to scroll through the Recovery Menu and the Power button to select options.

    • Select ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’

    • Select ‘Yes - erase all user data.’

    • Select ‘reboot system now.’

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thank you so much i have been locked out of my tablet for months now

zeidi - Reply

Il existe de nombreuses raisons pour mot de passe oublié tablette samsung, ainsi que de nombreuses méthodes différentes, mais vous voudrez peut-être qu'un tiers déverrouille votre téléphone, car il s'agit du moyen le plus simple, le plus rapide et le plus simple pour faire le travail. .

Jakcoaio -

for ALL that come here READ this: scroll up to under the video and click “video source”. This takes you to original on youtube. Good. Now scroll down below the vid to the description. Click on “show more”. READ. It explains very specifically near the end. I was not having success until I read and did, Viola!! It worked. I personally screen shot it to save to my other info for this device. Thought I would come back here to tell others that come here one day in the future what i found and can get it and not end up being frustrated. Good luck to all. The original poster here should have mentioned to seek out the original video. Bogus!!! “Fixit” did a terrible job.

Barb Smith -

Hi - I have tried this but it won't let me highlight the wipe data / factory reset line. It skips from the one above to the one below ... help??

Sandra - Reply

Then you select the factory reset line with volume button, you press smoothly the power on button .

Kannan -

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