How To Do a Factory Reset on Stock Galaxy Note GT-N7000!

Here’s a quick video that show you how to do a factory reset on your stock Galaxy note GT-N7000.

If for some reason you get a lot of force-closes or your phone gets stuck in bootloop/soft-brick, you can do this to get your phone working again!

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45 Responses to How To Do a Factory Reset on Stock Galaxy Note GT-N7000!

  1. Vern says:

    Hi, there are a yellow triangle on your recovery.. The android was lying dead there.. Can you fix that? Last time i do data reset from CWM and my phone got bricked…

    • Max says:

      Yes that’s normal, I think you have to hit Volume Up and Power buttons together sometimes to get the menus or Volume Up and Down together.

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi,
    So I bought a rooted Galaxy Note GT-7000 with a lot of apps in it and I want to wipe out everything on the phone. Can I do it the way you showed in the video. I mean is it safe? Cause I read somewhere that you shouldn’t wipe out your phone once its rooted or something. Help Please.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Max says:

      Are you on stock ICS? You should be okay so long as you are on stock official. Or if you want, you can also install custom ICS ROM, that will start you on scratch also.

  3. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the reply.
    I don’t understand what you mean by “Are you on stock ICS?”.

  4. Sarah says:

    Ice Cream Sandwich

    • Max says:

      Hmmm… maybe don’t do this then, it might actually be better to do factory reset before you unroot using Abyss, just in case. Not that I’ve had any bricks though after unrooting and doing factory reset.

  5. Sarah says:

    Ice Cream Sandwich
    4.0.3

  6. Sarah says:

    Ok. Thanks so much.

  7. murad says:

    i need your help iv bricked my galaxy note gt n7000 can you show me how to unbrick please

  8. Zeon says:

    Can u please tell me if i can do a factory reset the way you showed after flashing ICS 4.0.4(from your how to unroot ICS 4.0.4 on galaxy note guide)? Or do i need to flash abyss kernel then go into clockword mod recovery then do the factory reset to be safe from the brick bug?
    I am very new at this so some feedback would be very much appreciated Thanks :)
    My phone is Galaxy Note GT-N7000

    • Max says:

      Yes flash Abyss kernel, wipe then unroot to be extra safe.

      • Zeon says:

        Thnaks for the reply but i am not sure i understand u properly though i am running stock gingerbread 2.3.6 now which is safe from the emmc bug i hear and i am planning to go to ics 4.0.4 using your unroot guide(so i dont need to flash abyss kernel to do that,i can directly flash the ics rom using odin)…so you are saying that after i unroot to ics 4.0.4 i should root(using ur root ics on galaxy note guide) my phone again (cause i would lose root coming from gingerbread) then run clockwork mod then flash abyss kernel and then factory reset the phone using the clockwork mod recovery not the stock recovery?or do you mean something else?
        I am sorry if seem noobish…but i just dont wanna take any chances with my phone just wanted to be sure
        Thanks again for the reply and for the awsome guides

  9. Taseen says:

    hey so i was flashing the unofficial JellyBean rom on my galaxy note and it had about 4% of battery life and in the middle of it the phone turned off and now it wont turn on. i think its bricked and it there a way to unbrick it? it wont charge and my computer wont recognize it either. i used my friends phone battery to see if it would turn on and no luck. im really worried and even the Galaxy Note GT-N7000 screen wont come up and neither will the recovery screen. btw i still have the warranty but i dont think that they will fix it knowing its a rooted phone. PLEASE HELP ME!

  10. Sami says:

    thank you so much,,i had problem with my galaxy,while upgrading my mobile to ICS via pc,,,i got error : unfortunately …. has stopped,like Tw Launcher or Calendar,,,,
    i searched and i see your page,,i did everything you said,,i want to say Thank you for the help,,i was very sad about my phone because i couldn’t use anything and i only got errors on my screen,now everything works fine,,
    thanks a lot,,

  11. Venus says:

    I tried rooting my phone through some youtube video but i think i failed! When I finished, I kept getting force-closes and I can’t open most of my apps, nothing works. Can I do the factory reset on it? I don’t even know if it’s actually rooted now or not :s If it is, will the factory reset unroot it?

  12. Anthony says:

    Hi, I have a major issue with my Galalxy Note N-7000. It doesn’t seem to receive calls every once and a while. I may miss several hours of calls. Everything else works great. I’m wondering if a factory reset would resolve this issue. I bought this phone unlocked and worried that resetting may make me lose my unlocked capabilities. What would you suggest.
    Thanks

    Anthony

  13. NEHAL says:

    Hi, I have Note GT700 – Few days back it went blank – complete dark. I tried all various methods of removing battery and re inserting sim and memory card etc. Is there any other way of hard reset of Note? I can’t follow your method as I don’t get any display at all.

  14. Abdul Muqeet says:

    Hey Max,
    Please help !!
    I’ve rooted my phone and i was running on ICS 4.0.3.
    Yesterday My phone got stuck at samsung logo, it does not reboot when i remove the battery and restart it again, it is still stuck at samsung logo. What should I do ?? Should I factory reset it? I didn’t unroot my phone yet and i don’t know how to know.
    Please help me ASAP.
    Thank you :)

  15. mostafa hesham says:

    hi max how are you thanks for ypir efforts in helping people
    i have a stock gingerbread galaxy note,
    stock kernel, and not rooted
    no modifications done to the phone
    if i am going to update to stock ics through ota and then wipe to restore factory defaults will my phone be bricked because i ran the app gotbrickbug and its saying that i can get bricked
    or its only for people who use cwm
    thanks in advance

    • Max says:

      The brick only should happen on CWM recovery yes, shouldn’t happen on stock official recovery. If it does, Samsung should replace it free of charge since it’s stock system.

  16. frost says:

    i was installing parandroid 2.52 …and the installation failed…nd i wasen able to flash roms either …..so ive used odin and tried to install the stock os of 2.3.6 it didnt complete it paused arnd 95% nd didnt move further …..so ive tried doin the same with 4.0.4 ics nd it paused arnd 90% and it didnt go further either……now my phone cant even go to cwm …i tried installing cwm even through odin ….i badly need your help…..

  17. ayben says:

    hi there… im try so many time to reset my note like what u did.. but the problem is still in the same before… the file,data picture,song… can not deleted.. juz help me to solv it…

  18. charlidino says:

    I installed CM10 to my Galaxy Note, and I thought that I as having problem with text messaging, so I installed LiquidSmoth, an I was having the same problem, I check my kernel and it was on from CM10, so I decided ast night to install a new kernel, I downloaded “franco.Kernel updater” I installed a new kernel (do not remember the name), it showed me a message letting me know that it was already installed, and I took the option to reboot, but my phone never rebooted, It does not started back, I removed the battery, put it back again, and nothing, no light, no vibration, nothing, any help???
    Thanks

  19. Manuel says:

    how do i return from i custom rom to de original one?

  20. dinesh says:

    hi my note got bricked,and i couldnt go to the download mode,since the battery is low ,and if i put the charging cable,it connecting and automatically disconnecting ,but the battery is not getting charged,it is still dry please help me

  21. hargen says:

    i tried to root my samsung note but sad to say that when it comes to a point where it gonna reboot, it keeps on coming back from loading the zip file (tegrak….FA09.zip. it will noll not start up.what will i do?

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