how to hard reset factory restore Galaxy S4

Here is a video Tutorial and instructions included below on how to factory reset the Galaxy S4. Restoring your Galaxy S4 is important if you experience major issues with your device that requires a restore.


This works for all Galaxy S4 variants like the Verizon/Spring/ Galaxy S4 Active.


  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time:
    • Volume Up  key
    • Home  key
    • Power  key
  3. When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  5. Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  6. Press the Power key to select. The phone will automatically restart after the cache is wiped.