How to Easily Master Format SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE problems. For anyone who would like to use smaller size of smartphone which still easy hold with one hand, then this phone entry level phone is other alternative to consider. The screen size is 5 inches with 16:9 aspect ratio using Samsung own manufacture processor Exynos 7870 Octa with 8 GB or 16 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM.

Yes this phone have small specifications but do not worry because SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) already use Android 8.0 Oreo Go Editions. Why? Because using Android Go Edition will make this phone can work with some low storage applications like Map Go, Youtube Go, and some other more. Find more review and information about how to solve some trouble of SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) at

What are Advantages of SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA with 4G LTE, Dual Simcard
LCD 5.0 inches with 16:9 aspect ratio
Internal memory 8 GB or 16 GB
Main Camera 5 MP f/1.9 autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 5 MP for video conference & selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
Operating system Android Oreo version 8.0 (Android Go)
Battery Li-Ion 2600 mAh

Solutions to Fix Camera Issues On SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

This is Android Go version, it means the performance is not too high as entry level smartphone and of course the prices is cheap. The minimum internal memory is 8 GB but we can buy another more expensive 16 GB, however both type have same 1 GB RAM. There are some Android Go which available from this smartphone like Map Go, Youtube Go, Gmail Go, Assistant Go and some other more. If we have some free storage, we still can install some apps from Google Play Store, but please read as many users review as possible because some new or not famous applications may contain viruses or malware that can make troubles at our SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) like hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responding. They will not get Verified by Play Protect icon when we are in downloading progress.

We have to try remove temporary files and caches by doing soft reset or reboot. When this phone can work again or can boot properly, then please try to download one good free Antivirus from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON. This antivirus will scan all installed apps and give recommendation setting for safety usage. If the problems still happen, then please do hard reset or master format like steps above. Hard reset will remove all important files, therefore we have to backup all data before performing hard reset. All account like Samsung account and Google account will also wipe or remove from SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) after finish hard reset. Please do not install any APK files from unknown resource, because it is very easy to make our phone get some troubles.

Solutions For Fix Slow Gaming or Some Applications On SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) ?

If some applications crash or corrupt, then our SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) will run not normal or hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with finger touch. We have to remove temporary files and caches inside SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) to make it work normally again. Please press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) shutdown or turn off by itself. You may also try press and hold POWER + VOLUME DOWN button to shut it down. After it is totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.

How To Fix Internal Memory Full Issues On SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE ?

How to backup data or Contact at SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.

More Complete Solutions To Backup & Restore Photos / Data On SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE

#Option 1, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) with software menu:

  1. Turn on this phone
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu:Setting >General tab> Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. ChooseErase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default

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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) charge properly or battery have more then 50% capacity
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G)
  3. Press and hold together :Power Button + Volume Upuntil Logo appear, then release all button
  4. Please wait until we see the menu at LCD screen, chooseWipe Data/Factory ResetwithVolume Buttonto select and usePower Buttonto ok or enter.
  5. The SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) will do the process of restoring to factory default without any password or passcode (hard reset).

Solution To Fix Overheat Temperature On SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

This is entry level smartphone, but it is already have sufficient camera to take many good moment at our life, SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) have 5 megapixel with big aperture number f/1.9. We have to secure all data from unauthorized people especially when SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) away from us or lost or stolen. SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) does not have fingerprint because the price is cheap. However, we still can use screen lock or password pin protections. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer, what should we do?

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) use registered Google account. But please note, we have to remember our Google account username and password, because new Samsung smartphone with latest Android version already implement FRP (Factory Reset Protection). FRP is important to secure our phone when it is stolen or lost. Android will ask for previous same Google account username and password after finish performing hard reset. Therefore we have to remember carefully our Google / Gmail username and password. We also recommended to activate or create SAMSUNG ACCOUNT at SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G), because it can help us to bypass forgotten security protections.


When SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) turn ON but the screen locked then follow this steps:

  1. Mare sure the battery is not empty or more then 50%
  2. When Screen ON but locked, please press and hold POWER BUTTON + VOLUME DOWN button about 5 seconds until the screen off
  3. When the screen off, please directly continue press POWER BUTTON + VOLUME UP button about 4 seconds and release all button
  4. Then you will go to recovery button, choose Wipe data / Factory Reset, then all data will be wipe or the operating system will be reformat to factory default
  5. Please note, this process need us to use previous Google account for authentication after hard reset finish

Please note, some update version of Android will not run with Google account for unlock. Therefore we suggest to activate or sign in Samsung Account at this phone to restore forgotten protections when we can not remember the answer.


This is the way to help for unlock or bypass forgotten security protection at SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G). Although we are sure about our security protection, but sometime we may forget about the right answer. Please note, when we give security protection at our SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G), it also give step to put our own PIN / PASSWORD as BACKUP PASSWORD / PIN. This backup PIN use to bypass or unlock forgotten security code later. Use above steps to unlock forgot password or screen lock pattern security protection using Google account or Gmail username and password.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) ?

We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) is *2767*3855#. But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) will do hard reset and remove all data also installed applications.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) ?

There are two phone memory type at SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G), one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.

How to Make Battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

Please remember that this phone use 2600 mAh, therefore some users maybe need to use bigger battery. But because SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) battery is not removable, therefore we can not replace with bigger battery. We need to do some adjustment to make this phone can work logger. First, please disable all not use connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth. We also have to reduce LCD brightness as low as possible because more brightness LCD we set then more battery power will use. This phone also do not have NFC.

2 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format SAMSUNG GALAXY A2 CORE (SM-A260F/SM-A260G) with Safety Hard Reset?”

    • Hi, as long as your Samsung Galaxy A2 Core still use official ROM without any custom tweak, then please follow steps at #option 2 above to hard reset/reformat your Samsung Galaxy A2 Core to factory default using hardware button combination key.


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