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25 Apr 12 How to Hard Reset Samsung 10.1 Tablet

I have the developer version of the tablet given to the attendees of GoogleIO 2011, if you have a comercial version of the tablet these instructions probably do not apply. The model number I’m working with is GT-P7510.

In order to reset the table you will need to download the android sdk; be sure to include the optional platform tools package. The platform package will install the fastboot utility we will use later on.

Step 1 – Place the Tablet into fastboot mode

  1. Power off the tablet
  2. Hold down the power and volume down (left) buttons
  3. When the USB and Download icons appear, choose the USB icon. Volume down button will toogle selection and the volume up will activate the mode.

Your tablet will now be in the fastboot mode.

Step 2 – Factory Reset

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Change directory to android sdk installation folder/platform-tools
  3. Execute fastboot -w

Should only take a few seconds and you’re done.

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