Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T357T

October 31, 2017 | Filed in: Android.

How to enter Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T357T Recovery Mode, Hard reset, Soft reset, Download Mode and Remove forgotten unlock Pattern. We can do it with 2 ways by pressing combinations of external hardware keys ( hard reset ) and from Settings menu ( soft reset ). It comes with Android 7 Nougat.

Recovery Mode Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T357T

  1. Turn off the device
  2. Press and hold Volume UP key + Home Key, while pressing these keys then press and hold Power key for a while
  3. Release all key when Android or Samsung logo appears ( Android 7: you will see Android logo with “No command” text, wait a moment and you don’t need press any keys ) then you will see Android System Recovery
  4. Use Volume keys to select Menu
  5. Use Power key to Confirm

Download Mode or ODIN Mode


  1. Turn off the device
  2. Press and hold Volume Down key + Home Key, while pressing these keys then press and hold Power key for a while
  3. Release all key when you see ODIN Mode / Download Mode
  4. Use Volume Up key to continue
  5. Use Volume Down key to cancel ( Restart the device )

Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T357T using External Keys ( remove your forgotten pattern unlock )

  1. In Recovery Mode, use Volume keys to select wipe data / factory reset
  2. Press Power key to confirm
  3. Use Volume keys to select Yes — delete all user data
  4. Press power key to confirm
  5. Use Volume keys to select Reboot system now
  6. Press power key to confirm

Soft reset from Settings Menu

  1. Turn on the device
  2. Select Apps
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Backup and reset ( Android 7: General Management )
  5. Select Factory data reset ( Android 7: Reset )
  6. Select Reset device ( Android 7: Factory data reset )
  7. Select Erase Everything ( Android 7: Reset )

Warning! If you perform a hard reset, make sure to back up important data. The data can not be recovered after perform a hard reset. If you forgot your unlock pattern, It will remove your forgotten pattern unlock.



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