Reset your Galaxy Nexus to factory settings

To reset your Galaxy Nexus to factory settings, please follow these steps:

Note: By performing a factory data reset, all data will be wiped from the device. While any data stored in your Google Account will be restored, all apps and their associated data will be uninstalled.
  1. Go to Settings > Backup & reset.
  2. Touch Factory data reset.
  3. Touch Reset phone.
  4. If your phone is password protected, you'll be prompted to enter your Pattern, PIN, or Password.
  5. Touch Erase everything to confirm.