how to get a Galaxy A5 back to life after doing a factory reset

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Someone threw a Galax A5 into my yard as part of an insurance scam ,I recharged it and found it ran OK despite being a little battered but it had so much offensive trash on it that I did a factory reset but cannot now get it back to life!.
No "apps" come up only a tinny voice talking to me that I can hardly hear being a little deaf.
I well understand PC,s but this is the first time I have touched a "smart phone".
PS I have downloaded an operating manual.
   
« Last Edit: 10/08/2016 10:19:13 by syhprum »
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There are plenty of articles on the internet telling you how to do it such as

http://www.geeksquad.co.uk/articles/factory-reset-galaxy-a5

but the secret seems to be that you must press three buttons simultaneously which take about ten attempts then a drop down menu appears on the screen.
You must register it with a password that Gmail approves of then you are in business.
You must do this in a location where there is a good WIFI signal which as my computers are all hard wired to the LAN that was not easy to find.
« Last Edit: 11/08/2016 19:13:42 by syhprum »
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