I cannot login to my Samsung Galaxy Tab S anymore and want to perform a hard reset. Googling the question yields to many answers which follow the scheme:

  • when switched off press Home + Volume Up + Power
  • when the Android system recovery menu appears scroll down to wipe

The problem I have is that after pressing Home + Volume Up + Power I get a different screen:

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When choosing Volume Up I get to the ODIN download screen.

How can I hard reset my tab in such a case?


To get into recovery mode for this Samsung device. The correct button combination to push is

Power button + Home button + volume Down button at the same time

The same combination but with volume up instead. Will take you into Odin/Download mode.

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