Tips and tricks for solving problems at SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F). This phone have 4.5 inches LCD screen with 4G LTE Internet data connections, can make this phone more easy to bring at any conditions, at free air or in the water. Why we can bring SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) in the water, because this phone have ability for water resistant up to 1 meter at 30 minutes. To make this phone can work more time, then SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) have 2200 mAh battery capacity.


What is Advantage of SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) 4G LTE Specifications?

Network GSM 3G HSDPA + 4G LTE
LCD 4.5 inches
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Memory Internal 8 GB storage
RAM 1.5 GB
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 2 MP for video conference
Operating System Android v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Battery Li-Ion 2200 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

With 8 GB internal memory, this phone will use less than 2 GB to store operating system and factory default applications, but we still can install several applications from Google Play Store like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, WeChat, Line Messenger, Blackberry Messenger (BBM), Path, Pinterest, Skype, Viber and several other. However, we have to becareful to choose safe applications, because some apps from Google Play Store may contain some viruses or malware, the processor chipset Marvell Armada PXA1908 also can make this phone not compatible with several applications. If we install this kind of apps, then our SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) can become trouble or hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responding with out finger touch. In this case we have to force soft reset or force shutdown or force reboot to clean temporary files and caches. If this problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove any important data, please backup all important data first as we can.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) ?

When we get trouble with this phone or hang or SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) LCD touch screen not responsive in the middle of running applications, then we need to force shutdown or force soft reset or reboot to restart all running applications from beginning. Soft reset also will clean temporary files and caches. Please press and hold POWER button until this phone turn off automatically. After we sure the phone completely off, then press POWER button again to turn ON. This process will finish soft reset procedure. Doing soft reset or reboot will not remove any important data, so we can do this process anytime we want. We also can force soft reset or reboot when our SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) still work normally. When this phone at ON state, please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.


#Option 1, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) with software menu:

  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. Choose Erase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default



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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) charge properly
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F)
  3. Press and hold together : Power Button + Volume Up + Home Button 
  4. If the button at number 3 not work, we can try with press and hold together Power Button + Volume Up Button
  5. If we see the menu at LCD screen, choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset with Volume Button to select and use Power Button to ok or enter.
  6. The SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) will doing the process of restoring to factory default.


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) (Reformat) ?

What is factory default operating system at SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F). This phone use Android Kitkat when the first time release in the market. Sometime after install many applications, the operating system can become damage or corrupt, this problem can make our SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) become not normal or act strange or boot logo loop. We have to reformat or reinstall with factory default operating system. First we have to know, that clean factory default Android operating system file source already saved safely inside SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) ROM or internal memory. Please follow steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default Android operating system will be reinstall or reformat by itself.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

It is important to give more security protections to keep our important data secure from unauthorized users or when SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) lost or stolen. There are several options that we can choose, but we recommended to use screen lock pattern, because this is more fast to open. Some users also like to use password pin protections. How to unlock or bypass security protections at SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) when we forgot the answer? We can use Google account to bypass. Please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until phone locked or freeze 30 seconds. Please find Forgot Password / Pattern button to give our Gmail username and password that we have signed-in before. If we can not acccess our Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key.




This is kind of help for unlock or bypass forgotten security protection at SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F). Although we are sure about our security protection, but sometime we can forget about it. When we give the security protection at our SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F), it also give step to put our own PIN as BACKUP 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.


How to Improve Performance SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) to make run more faster?

This phone have Quad Core processor with 1.5 GB RAM. If we get slowly problems at SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F), usually because of applications trouble. We have to know that some applications from Google Play Store will keep run in the background to wait data update. If we install too many applications and some of them run in the background, then the RAM and processor resources will be insufficient. This phone will try to force close some old applications in the RAM, this process will make our SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) become slow to response or stuck several times. Therefore we have to uninstall some not use applications. If we want to make our SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) performance run faster again, then please consider doing hard reset or master format.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) ?

We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) is *2767*3855#. But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) will doing hard reset and remove all data and installed applications.


How to Upgrade SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) to Android Lollipop Official Update? 

The first time SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) release in the market, the factory default Android operating system using Android Kitkat. However, Samsung already confirm that the official update Android Lollipop for SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 (SM-G388F) will be release soon. Therefore we better wait for official one, because if we install some custom ROM Android Lollipop, then some features will be not work normally and the warranty will be avoid.


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[Q] I want to install a memory card as more system memory. How can i acheive this. I have read that some os will allow a card to be formatted it thus way. Do i need to change the os ?
[A] Hi, unfortunately you can not add more internal storage using any option for your Samsung Galaxy XCover, because it is use old Android version. For latest / newer version of Android, you can make the external memory microsd become default installed applications from Google Play Store. Like this link Android: Make MicroSD act like Internal Memory

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