How to Hard Reset Android Smartphone?

Under some certain conditions, you may need to reset your Android phones. By restore the phone to factory mode, all your data, customized settings and any applications you’ve downloaded and installed will be deleted.  So this is also a quick way to drop all your files from you Android phone.

NOTE: Make sure you have back up any data and files you want to keep before you do a factory reset.

There are two ways to do factory reset.

Performing from settings

  1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap ‘setting’.
  2. Tap Storage > Factory data reset.
  3. Tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.

Using hardware buttons

  1.  Power off the phone
  2.  Hold down both the “power button” and “volume down” button together until you see 3 Android mascots appear on screen (if you can’t get it, try to press and hold down “volume down” button first then only followed by “power button”)
  3. Use the “volume down” button to move selection bar down to highlight “FACTORY RESET” and then press “power button” to confirm selection:

Using hardware button to access android HBoot option

The picture above shows the screenshot of the HBoot screen. You can take actions from recovery, factory reset, check barcode, verify image CRC checksum, simlock, etc.

Surely, you can also reflash your Android phone with a new firmware.

After resetting your phone, you’ll need to re-enter the same information requested when you first set up your phone. If you’ve been backing up your data to a Google account, an option during the setup process allows you to restore it.