Hey, all. To get right to the point, I have an old Samsung Gravity 2 (model SGH-T469) that I no longer use, so I offered to give it away to someone who can make use of the phone. I, of course, want to make sure everything that was ever put on it comes off it before the device leaves my hands for good. One major snag popped up, though – I lost the Master Reset password.
After trying no less than 40 possible combinations, I put my old pal, Google, to the task. In general, those Fixya and Wiki Answers pages seem to be little more than hugely unorganized data aggregate sites. They’re like those reverse phonebook pages that have EVERY SINGLE NUMBER COMBINATION listed so the search results will lead you to their page…. only those “how-to” sites just list all possible model numbers, whether they even have any useful info for those devices or not.
After searching numerous sites, I finally found a random page that was a huge help. I’ve since closed out of it so, without proper attribution, I’d like to say a big “thank you” to whoever you are.
It turns out that, from the main screen, you can put in a keypad combination to reset the phone – with or without that Master Reset password. Admittedly, I cringed a little when I hit the “OK” key because, well, it’s a little scary trusting that some code found on a random website ISN’T going to turn the phone into some sort of drone device or brick or whatever.
So, after removing the SIM card, this is what I keyed in from the main/home screen:
Upon hitting “OK,” BAM! This message popped up: “Please wait as the phone will automatically restart after full reset is performed”
So there you have it – a simple solution for a lost Master Reset password on a Samsung Gravity 2, model SGH-T469.
Written by Justin Kilmer
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