Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (II) GT N7100 Factory Reset, S Pen, Insert SIM microSD Card

What make this a special smartphone and gain a lot of fans is the combination between smartphone and  "note" ability with its S Pen stylus: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100. It seems to have a larger screen that the Note GT N7000, it also has powerful quad core 1.6GHz with latest Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Operating System.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 Pebble Blue Case Color
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 Pebble Blue Case Color

But before you are able to play with this beautiful tablet-phone (combination between tablet and phone), there are some basic steps that you must do. It including how you can make the network provider of your carrier works, to how you can expand your Galaxy Note 2 storage.

The tutorial below can also be applied on others version of Galaxy Note II, such as:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II SCH-I605 for Verizon,
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II SCH-R950 for US Cellular,
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317 for AT&T,
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-T889 for T-Mobile,
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II SPH-L900 for Sprint.

Open Back Cover, Insert SIM on SGN2 N7100


The title of this post doesn't include the way on how to open back cover casing of Samsung Galaxy Note 2, nor the way to assemble / remove battery. But, due to there is no way you can inserting and installing both SIM and micro SD card without opening back cover and remove its battery, therefore we have to include these tutorial.

Open Back Cover Case Insert micro SIM Card Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100
Open Back Cover Case Insert micro SIM Card Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100

Removing the back cover is very simple, just use your finger nail on the "opening side" like it shown on the figure above, then lift it gently and slowly. The package of your Galaxy Note is placed the battery uninstalled, therefore you can directly inserted the SIM card to its card slot. Make sure before you inserted to it card slot, the gold colored is facing downwards and the cutting edge of the card is on the left top side. (see the image).

Remove Battery, Remove SIM Card on Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100


Remove Battery Pull Out SIM Card Galaxy Note 2 N7100
Remove Battery Pull Out SIM Card Galaxy Note 2 N7100

In case you already assemble the battery, you can remove the battery by pulling out the battery using your finger from the "side tiny hole" at the right bottom of the battery compartment (pictured). If you wanna remove the SIM card, just push the SIM until it "can be catch" with your finger the pull it out.

Assemble Battery, Insert Memory Card, Attach Cover on Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100


Insert microSD memory Card, Assemble Battery, Replace Cover Galaxy Note 2
Insert microSD memory Card, Assemble Battery, Replace Cover Galaxy Note 2

To install the microSD external memory card, all you had to do just insert the gold colored contacts facing downward then push the card into the slot. Make sure it locked properly. Then the final steps: Assemble the battery and replace the cover back to its position.

Using S Pen Stylus of Samsung Galaxy Note 2


S Pen button tip pull it out  slot Samsung Galaxy Note II GT N7100
S Pen button and tip pull it out from slot Samsung Galaxy Note II GT N7100

To user the S Pen that already included on the phone, you can just pull out the S Pen from the slot and then you can do some basic gesture: Opening the menu, undoing the last action, capture screen shot, launching S Note and more.

 S Pen on Open Menu Undo Capture Screenshot Lauch S Note Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100
Tutorial to use S Pen on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100

  1. Open a menu: Just draw ^ on the screen to open list of screen available options
  2. Undo: Draw < (see the image)
  3. Capture Screenshot: Press S Pen button, though the screen for a while until you hear a click.
  4. Launch S Note: Press S Pen button, double tap the screen.

Hard Reset / Factory Data Reset Samsung Galaxy Note II (2) GT-N7100


What the best reason that you have to do Factory Reset / Master Reset on Galaxy Note 2? One of the best answer is that after you use the Note 2 and you somehow don't wanna have it again and sell or you like to give it to someone you need to erase all the personal data and make it like the first time you have it. In other words, make it as a factory default condition. Some other answer may be because too much trouble on the touchscreen which commonly stop responding or freeze.

And here are the things that you have to do to perform Master Reset on SGN2: Go to applications setting or notifications screen > tap Settings > Back up and reset > Factory data reset > Reset device > Erase everything.

Be wise. If you have any important data that you should save, don't forge to make the copy that would give you the backup.

Source: Samsung.Com

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