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How to Hard reset Samsung Galaxy.

In case you’re in trouble (too many unlock pattern locked your phone, or somebody “locked” your phone) you can do hard reset, which will put phone in to factory status and also WIPE EVERYTHING from the phone !!!

  1. Turn of your mobile phone and reinsert the battery.
  2. Continuously hold the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and release the power button.
  4. You will see options like Fastbook, Recovery, Simlock and clear storage. Release the Volume Down button.
  5. Select the Clear Storage by pressing download the Volume Down button.
  6. Press and release the power button.
  7. Now confirm your decision: Volume Up for Yes and Volume Down for No.
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Simply hit home button and then the power key while holding onto home to take a screenshot. You can then see them in the Gallery.

Thankfully Samsung let this option available. Just tap the application icon then hit the menu button and click edit.
Drag the desired application you want to use down to the dock and it’ll replace the one that is currently there.

Do it at your own risk!!! Read complete guide once and then apply , if you skip any step then it can cause of bricked phone.
Follow this Guide on your risk and if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process, I am not responsible. Please follow steps carefully

Requirements

  1. CF root modified kernel for XXKI3 firmware – Mirrors | Multiupload link
  2. Download ODIN3-v1.85 from here  [use only this version otherwise it can bring serious problems]

Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II running Android 2.3.5 XXKI3 Firmware

  1. Unzip CF Root kernel file and you will see a .tar file, it is possible that your pc shows .tar file as extractable archive but don’t extract it further. save this .tar file on safe place like desktopCf-root-.tar-file-after-extracting
  2. Unzip Odin too and you will see two files first is .exe and second .ini Odin_tool
  3. Right click on Odin3 v1.85.exe and run it as adminRun-Odin
  4. Check Auto Reboot , F.Reset Time and leave Re-partition unchecked.
  5. Now click on PDA button and select CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KI3-v4.1-CWM4.tar Selecting-.tar-file
  6. After this, put your Samsung Galaxy S 2 in download mode.
  7. To do that Switch off your phone
  8. and press and hold volume down and middle key ,while holding both keys press power on key (don’t leave until it boots in download mode)
    if your phone is unable to boot in download mode don’t proceed to next step ,please try again until it boot in download mode
  9. Once your phone is in download mode, you can connect your phone to the computer via USB.
  10. Just after connecting you will ID COM box in Odin will turn yellow and in message box ADDED appears
  11. Click on the Start button and wait for the kernel flashing process to complete.
  12. During this process don’t stop Odin and don’t turn off phone.
  13. Once the process is over, your phone will reboot automatically

How to remove yellow warning triangle

  1. Download Stock kernel of XXKI3 | Password: intratech@XDA
  2. Extract it by double clicking on it ,you will get .tar file
  3. Now flash this .tar file on your phone , flashing procedure is same as above. you have to use kernel .tar file instead of cf root .tar file
(Big thanks to Kuldeep singh for this tutorial and as always XDA-DEVELOPERS.COM)
I AM NOT TAKING CREDIT OR DONATIONS  OR ANY OTHER BIT OF THE GREAT PRO BONO WORK DONE ON A REGULAR BASIS BY XDA DEVS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THIS POST.

Flashing Firmware Samsung Galaxy S 2 GT i9100

Do it at your own risk!!! Read complete guide once and then apply , if you skip any step then it can cause of bricked phone.
Follow this Guide on your risk and if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process, I am not responsible. Please follow steps carefully

If ready then let’s get do it :
1. Go to Settings – Applications – Development and enable usb debugging
2. If you have rooted phone or using any custom ROM then you will have to clear cache and wipe data which can done by booting your phone in recovery mode and select Wipe data/factory reset and also select wipe cache partition
3. Download ODIN3 V1.83 ( I used v.1.85 and its fine) – it is a tool that is used to flash firmware on your phone
Drivers – Download and install drivers that are required to detect your phone by pc
Download Firmware for your phone from http://www.Samfirmware.com
Download .PIT File
4. Installing Firmware
If you have KIES installed skip next step
Extract SAMSUNG_USB.rar and install drivers on pc
Extract Firmware files on safe place, you will get some .tar file so please don’t extract .tar files [Password= samfirmware.com]
Run Odin3 v1.83.exe by right click and select run as admin

After extracting Firmware – VERY IMPORTANT

* If you got three or more files then Select Re-Partition , Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time

* If you got only single file then select Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time

Select .tar files from firmware folder,

* If you got three or more files then
Click on PIT and Select .pit file
Click on PDA and Select .tar file with CODE / PDA in the name
Click on PHONE and Select .tar file with MODEM in the name
Click on CSC and Select .tar file csc / csc-multi in the name
(See Image below carefully to understand which files to select)

* If you got only single files , then

Click on PDA and select single .tar file

Switch off your phone
Now boot it in download mode (press & hold volume down and middle key and while holding both press power on key)

When entered in download mode connect your phone to pc with usb cable
You will see ID:COM section turn yellow and in message boxes “ADDED” appears, that means your phone is ready to start flashing process

Now Click on “START” Button

Do not disconnect the cable or turn off the device, it will reboot when it finishes.
Congratulations you have successfully installed firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S 2, Now last step left is clearing cache data.
Boot your phone in recovery mode (press and hold VOLUME UP and MIDDLE KEY ,while holding both press POWER ON)
In recovery mode touch screen will not work so use volume UP and Down navigate through options and MIDDLE KEY to confirm
choose “wipe cache partition” from menu
it will clear the cache data
now select reboot system now

(Big thanks to Kuldeep singh for this tutorial and as always XDA-DEVELOPERS.COM