How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Performing factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will ease you from severe lag, hang, frozen issues. If you want to make your device in a re-fresh condition then factory reset may solve it all. This may also useful if you need to wipe all data and restore the device to its original default settings. One downside of doing factory reset is that you need to make a back-up copy of all important files you have saved on it, for it will all be deleted once the process done. If your Galaxy Note is rooted, then its been easy for you to make a back-up all of it via CWM recovery. For unrooted devices you can use any back-up apps like Samsung Kies that sync all your data and saved it to the computer.

Factory Reset via Settings

From Home screen tap on "Settings" Tap on "Select Back up and Reset" Choose "Factory Data Reset" Reset all settings and delete all data on device. Enter "Reset Device". Then, select "Erase Everything".

Factory Wipe Data/Factory Reset via Recovery Mode

Turn the Power off. Gently press and hold down Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously. Release all keys once the Logo appears. You will then prompted in a Android System Recovery options. Now, scroll down using Volume keys, and choose "Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset" Enter your selection using the "Power" button Select Yes — "Delete All User Data". Then, select "Reboot System Now".

Wait until the device will then completely reboots. You can repeat this process if you need to restore back your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to its original default settings.

Download Samsung Galaxy S3/S III GT-I9300 User Manual

Here's the Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300 User manual which may help you out in navigating your device through its full features and capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered with the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS and browsing through it's system is quietly different  from those older Android devices that runs with Gingerbread OS. This brand new Samsung flagship smartphone was sold in astonishing record - best selling in 2012 since it's released. So, you might be one of those millions user's worlwide probably looking for this manual.
Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300
Here' it is! download it from Samsung's official website , everything you need to know about your newly owned Samsung Galaxy S3 is on it. Enjoy!
Samsung Galaxy S3 S III GT-I9300 User Manual
More useful hints about your Samsung Galaxy S3 like the following:
- Recording a Call on the Galaxy SIII handset
- How to remove the Memory Card on the Samsung Galaxy SIII
- Issue with the 'S Voice' feature on the Galaxy S III handset
- How long does the Warranty period on the new Galaxy S III handset last for?
- Viewing Phone images under Gallery, on the Galaxy S III
Can be found via Samsung Support for GT-I9300 page.

How to take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy Note Upgraded with ICS Android Ice Cream Sandwich

This is now exactly how it works to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note that already upgraded and running with Android Ice Cream Sandwich ICS 4.0.3 OS. Once you already updated your Galaxy Note to ICS, the screen capture hotkey combination is now change to Volume Down and Power buttons (originally [Home] + [power] when it was in 2.3.6). This function was the same on Samsung Galaxy S2 that also updated with ICS 4 OS and probably will work on other Samsung android devices that already runs with said Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

You'll just then simply press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time for about a second. You’ll see a flash and the screen will be framed which shows the screenshot was taken. A new notification in the notification bar saying "Saving Screenshot" and once it’s done there’ll be a "Screenshot captured"” notification in the pull down menu which will take you directly the screenshot in the Gallery.

The screenshot will be saved on your phones internal SD card - in a folder /Pictures/Screenshots. That's it, enjoy!

HTC One X Factory Reset: Fix Bugs and Problem Issues

If you have a  HTC One X at hand and notice some bugs and issues regarding your device and wanted to fix it accordingly the only solution for now is by doing a factory reset. This is only a temporary option just for now until your device will get a new OTA firmware updates. I hope for those who plans on buying the the HTC One X, please don't get disappointed, this is only some minor glitches from the software and also happens on some other Android devices. As I already mentioned, this can be easily fix by another software update sooner, but until there is no update yet, this is the simplest solution.

Here's a known bugs and issues that have reported by HTC One X users that have been brought together   from XDA-Developer forum. Thank's to H-Cim for starting the thread and all the HTC One X users who participated and came up with some known bugs and issues altogether.

  • Screen stops turning orientation, even in settings menu G-sensor no longer moves. - POSSIBLE FIX : Go to taskmanager and kill all tasks - All credit and thanks go to casca
  • Calendar widget crashes if more then 20 appointments - TIP : Just remove the widget since it will keep crashing until you remove it...
  • Other HTC widgets seem to be causing lag too.
  • GPU Rendering can't be forced.
  • Live wallpaper stops on switching between screens
  • GPS issues - Possible fix : Download gps status on the market and clear the a-gps data - if this works all credit and thanks go to matmar
  • Screen starts "jumping"
  • When browsing/camera/other Sense 4.0 related tasks -> It looks like there is "noise" on the screen. Like this
  • SIM card stops working/restarts/no connection
  • The three dot menu button appears in some ICS native apps, like the YouTube app for example. - Fix for this in Dev section (requires unlock)
  • Tegra 3 games (and some others) lag, this is probably connect to some video driver bug. (Hardware is fast enouf to play it without lag)
  • Screen reactivating after using the lock-button (only 1 click ofc)
  • When opening the Clock app (just by pressing the clock on your homescreen), and moving to the Timer-tab (the one on the far right) it always adds one hour, one minute and one second to whatever time you set it to.
  • Lag in Multi-Tasking window and other elements - TIP : Go to Dev Settings - disable animations. This improved the speed a lot for me (even thou most animations keep on running, only the excessive ones get turned off) [This lag is clearly a software issue, other launchers are lag-free; should be fixed soon]
  • A lot of people are reporting signal problems. (No clue what's causing it)
  • Yellow spots on the screen
Here's how to Factory Reset the HTC One X.

If you’re passing HTC One X on to someone else or HTC One X has a persistent problem that cannot be solved, you can perform a factory reset (also called a hard reset).

Warning: Factory reset will permanently delete all your data and customized settings, and will remove any applications you’ve downloaded and installed. Be sure to back up any data and files you want to keep before you do a factory reset.

Performing a factory reset from settings

   1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap .
   2. Tap Storage > Factory data reset.
   3. Tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.

Performing a factory reset using hardware buttons

If you can’t turn HTC One X on or access settings, you can still perform a factory reset by using the hardware buttons on HTC One X.

   1. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then press and hold the POWER button.
   2. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the POWER and VOLUME DOWN buttons.
   3. Press VOLUME DOWN to select FACTORY RESET, and then press the POWER button.

If the problem still persist after performing hard reset, you might need to wait the new OTA software update from HTC. A software update fro HTC devs will only fix all known bugs and issues mentioned above for your HTC One X.

Dealing with AudioOut_1 Partial Wakelock on Samsung Galaxy S2 that runs in Ice Cream Sandwich (Fix battery fast drain issue)

Recently, most Samsung Galaxy S2 users who are already upgraded to the latest Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) talking about the problem of a wakelocks as caused by the Audioout_1. This has been noticed by using Better Battery Stats on the new ICS firmware with the Galaxy Nexus, causing the battery draining fast, while when listening Audio like Google Music, the Sirius/XM app or perhaps just happens when doing nothing at all. So, if you'll also newly upgraded your Galaxy S2 to the newest Ice Cream Sandwich firmware and experience this kind of issues too, this might help you to solve that problem. This reportedly occured on firmware with build number I9100XWLP2, I9100XXLPQ and I9100XXLP7, other carrier branded version like T-Mobile and Vodafone with firmware build I9100BOLPD  and I9100BULPC and on later version were not already been tested.

According to some users experience that the AudioOut_1 Partial Wakelock appears to be connected to the Touch Sounds and Screen Lock Sounds options in the phone's Sound Settings. So, to disable or shutting down the Touch Sounds & Screen Lock Sounds in Settings will fix the the battery draining problem.

What is AudioOut_1 basically?

"AudioOut_1" is a Wakelock that is basically a kernel process that funnels data from audio apps to the audio hardware. It's what processes audio from say, Pandora or Slacker Radio, and passes it to the phone's audio hardware. (from

Here's how to fix the AudioOut_1 Partial Wakelock problem:

Go to > Settings > Sound
Uncheck this options:
"Touch sounds"
"Screen lock sound"

how to fix AudioOut_1 Partial Wakelock on Samsung Galaxy S2 running with Android Ice Cream OS
I just left the "Ring and Screen Tap" vibra option" on mine.
I tried it and it happens that my Galaxy S2 went in an hour losing only 1% of the battery and the results the WakeLock percentage for AudioOut_1 goes down as I check back into BetterBatteryStats. Unlike before that I have about 10%-15% battery drain even when my Galaxy S2 is on idle mode. So, just try it out. Enjoy!