How to Easily Master Format & Tips SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 (NEXUS 3/GALAXY X) with Safe Hard Reset?

Discussion about SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 with the tips and tricks. Google have teamed up with some brand to produce smartphone with Google Nexus brand. This is the third generation have been produced from Google Nexus brand. In some location or country this smartphone all with Samsung Galaxy Nexus 3 or Samsung Galaxy X.It have 4.65 inches LCD screen with high resolution at 720 x 1280 pixels Super AMOLED for fantastic display when used to view movies or doing work.

Main Advantage of SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 :

LCD 4.65 inches Super AMOLED
Processor Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX540
Internal Memory 16 GB storage
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Operating System Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Battery Li-Ion 1750 mAh

How to fix and solve solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 Problem like hang or not responding or malfunctions or hang or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 have big memory RAM and powered with Dual Core Processor, of course it have a great performance to run a lot of applications. As 1GB RAM mean than SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 can do more multitasking. There are a lot of applications at Google Play Store, but some applications is not fully compatible with SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250, when we already installed that applications, it will hurt SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 and make it slow or not responsive while running, in some case it can make SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 hang or stuck or freezing or bricked. First step we suggest to do soft reset or reboot or restart the SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 to removed temporary files or cache, if the problem still appear at SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 then we think better to do the master format to factory default with hard reset steps.

How to Restart or Reboot or Soft Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 ?

Press POWER BUTTON for several seconds until the LCD appear menu to restart or turn of SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250, then choose restart/reboot. Do not worry this step is safe because it will not delete any important data and installed applications at SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250.

How to Master Format SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 with Hard Reset ?

This is some steps for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 if we already try the first step to restart or soft reset but the result still not good.

#Option 1, Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 with Software Menu:

  2. Make sure all important data already backup because it will wipe and deleted
  3. Make sure the battery has beed already charged
  4. Go to Menu: Setting > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone
  5. Choose: Erase everything
  6. Then the SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 will do the format to factory default by itself until finish

#Option 2, Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 with Hardware Button Key:

  1. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250
  2. Make sure you already backup all important data
  3. Make sure the battery alrady charged properly
  4. Press and hold together: POWER BUTTON + VOLUME DOWN BUTTON + VOLUME UP BUTTON for several seconds until menu appear at SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 LCD
  5. Alternative if no.4 is not work, try to press and hold: VOLUME UP BUTTON + POWER BUTTON for several seconds until recovery menu appear.
  6. If you see the Menu at LCD then release all button key
  7. Choose menu Recovery Mode
  8. At Recovery Mode, press and hold together: Power Button + Volume Up Button to go to the menu
  9. Choose wipe data / factory reset with Volume button keys for nagivation and press Power Button Key for Ok or Enter or Select.
  10. Then the SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 will do format to factory default after several confirmations process

How to Restore or Reinstall Clean Android Operating system at SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 (Reformat)?

SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 use Android as the operating system. If you need to reinstall the clean operating system the you just easily do hard reset or master format above, because the default clean Android operating system for SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 already installed and saved at internal ROM. Do not worry becase it will deleted or erase when you do the format or wipe everything.

How to Unlock or Bypass SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 forgot security password code or screen lock pattern or pin?

It is already recommended to safe and give security for our SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250, we can choose give the screen pattern or security password pin. If we forget the security password or screen lock pattern then we will need to restore or unlock with Forget Password button to unlock the forgot security with entering username and password which already installed at SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250. If we can not access the Google account or forgot the username and password then we have to to the master format with hard reset step above.

How to Improve Performance SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 to make run more faster?

We always suggest to install only important applications because it will avoid a lot off background process. If the SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 already not responsive or slow we need to refresh and reinstall the default operating system and settings to make it run more faster.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 ?

There is no secret hidden code for SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Upgrade SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 operating system to Android Lollipop or Android Marshmallow Update ?

Officially Google and Samsung never release official firmware upgrade of Android Lollipop or Android Marshmallow, but at some community like XDA Developers have some topic which discuss about how to upgrade SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 operating system to latest update, but please remember that steps is not for everyone. We suggest to ask for professional to do all steps unless you know what to do, because some wrong steps can make your SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 become trouble and can not use anymore.

Please remember to always backup your important data before doing the format to factory default / restore with master reset, because all data and installed applications will be removed or erase from SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250. Tips and Trick to do the hard reset already described with simple step above.

Note: This articles is talking about SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 and also the same with SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS 4G or SAMSUNG GALAXY 3 or SAMSUNG GALAXY X

22 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format & Tips SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS I9250 (NEXUS 3/GALAXY X) with Safe Hard Reset?”


    • Hi, the Nexus I9250 is not waterproof, so it might get problem when exposed by water or submerged in water. Of course you can try to dry that Nexus untill really dry, but better you bring that Nexus I9250 to service center if the problem not solved.

  2. Hi,i have nexus i9250. A few days ago, while using phone, phone hanged and switch off .then me strt again.and it is start and den again off. Nw continuosly it happen on off. Please give me sugestions for this. As in ludhiana service centre not chcking this phone.

    • Hi, maybe your Nexus i9250 operating system already damage or broken because of applications crash or something related to that. You should try to do hard reset or master format. If you still can access Menu Setting, then follow hard reset steps with menu setting. But if you phone can on because always restart, then you should do hard reset with hardware button key at steps options #2 above.

  3. Hi,

    My nexus turned off and I’m not able to turn it on again . Phone is working tough. It’s just power bottom is not longer working. Techs were not able to fix it. My question: Is there any way i can force my phone to turn on or least access all my photos and other data?

    Pls. help!

    • Hi, as far as we know, at standard conditions, you can not turn on or using any other hardware button at your Samsung Galaxy Nexus when the power button hardware has damaged. You should fix the power button at Samsung authorize service center.

  4. I am facing the same problem of restarting the phone cant even go through the menu and even hard reset is not working almost five people checked the phone but nobody comes out with a solution

    • Hi, we suggest to do hard reset using hardware button combination key. If this problems still happen, then maybe your Nexus 3 get hardware trouble and need to fix at Samsung authorize service center.

  5. hi..i have Samsung Google Nexus i9250 . its rooted & have 4.4.4 but now all the applications that i use on my mobile is getting crashed n phone also getting hanged..can you help me on how to solve this problem..

    • Hi, first we are not recommended to do root for your Samsung Galaxy Nexus or using custom rom, because there will be some not standard causes that can make your phone become trouble. However, if you get this problems, then you can try to do hard reset or master format.

  6. Hi, my nexus cannot be resetted/formatted after im using wipe data on hard reset.. its going well so far, but after i turning my phone on looks like nothing changed.. my phone is not reset, can you help me?

    • Hi, at normal official rom you can try to hard reset using hardware button combination key, however this steps will not work if your Samsung Galaxy Nexus has already installed custom rom or get other tweak or root. Please try to follow steps above carefully, otherwise you can bring to Samsung authorize service center.

  7. My Samsung google nexus will not let me do a hard factory reset…it just powers back on. Picked up one of those csis viruses now it just goes to a screen you’d get when trying internet when you have no data on or Wi-Fi on!

    • Hi, at this steps you have to do hard reset to factory default your Samsung Galaxy Nexus using hardware button combination key, because you can not reboot properly. But please make sure your Galaxy Nexus hardware button is not trouble or still working, because if one of the button not work, then you can not doing hard reset using hardware button combination key.

  8. My Samsung galaxy nexus i9250 is lagging with audio problem I have rooted my phone to 4.4.2 KitKat. But when I restart the phone the audio is working. After a few hours same problem the audio stop ….

    • Hi, unfortunately we can not give good advice for rooted or custom rom Samsung Galaxy Nexus, because there are several non standard possibilities happen, please contact other community like XDA to give alternative advice.

  9. My galaxy i9250 keeps rebooting I yried everything but its like the internal memory puts the board into safe mode. When I do the factory aipe my picture remains on the screen can you say whats wrong?

    • Hi, if you have already done hard reset or master format, then maybe something happen to your hardware, please consult with Samsung authorize service center.

  10. Hi, I tried the combination a couple of times and the menu doesn’t come up, it just starts booting normally. Is there any combination that might work? thanks!

    • Hi, this steps to hard reset using hardware button combination key can work with standard rom, but if your Samsung Galaxy Nexus has already tweaked using custom rom or other root method then maybe it can not work properly. Please also try turn off your Samsung Galaxy Nexus, then try to hard reset using Press and Hold VOLUME UP + POWER BUTTON.

  11. hi there. i have nexus but it doesn’t working because they say i need to reprogram my phone i dont know how to do it. what should i do?

    • Hi, maybe you can try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. It will reformat the operating system to factory default. But if your Nexus phone already use custom ROM or rooted or got other tweak, then maybe this standard procedure to reformat will not work. At this situation you have to consult with Samsung authorize service center for further help.


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