This support article will explain how to return your Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE to factory defaults which is commonly known as a "hard reset." Don't forget to BACK UP anything that you don't want to lose!
*Personal data such as WiFi passwords, Browser bookmarks, User dictionary, a list of installed Market applications and other customized settings can be backed up to and restored from Google's servers.
There are 2 options, first the easy way:
- From the main home screen, select Apps.
- Go to Settings, > Backup & reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone.
- You may need to enter your password, and then touch Erase everything to confirm.
If that doesn't work, or if your phone will not boot, try this:
- Turn the power off. If your Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE is hung or frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it.
- Press and hold the Volume Up and Down keys + Power button at the same time until bootloader mode (image of an Android with Start) appears then release the keys.
- Select Recovery mode and use the volume keys to move through the available options and the Power button to select. The device will restart in Recovery mode.
- From the Recovery mode screen, press and hold the Power button then press the Volume up (+) key.
- Select wipe data/factory reset.
- Select Yes -- delete all user data. - The reset to factory data will take a couple of minutes to complete.
- Select reboot system now. - The reboot will take another minute or two.
- Walk through the initial activate and setup steps to setup your [like] new phone!