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Sunday, March 29, 2015


Hard Reset OPPO Neo

First method:

  1. Switch on your device.
    Reset OPPO Neo
  2. Then navigate to Menu -> Settings -> General tab -> Backup & Reset -> Restore Factory Settings -> Reset phone.
  3. After that your device will reset to factory settings, and reboots.

Second method:

  1. Turn off your phone.
    Reset OPPO Neo
  2. Press and hold together Volume Down + Power button, or Volume Up + Power button.
    Reset OPPO Neo
  3. If you see menu of Recovery mode, then release holded keys.
  4. Select form the menu "wipe data/factory reset" using Volume buttons to browse to options, and Power button to accept.
  5. Next choose "Yes -- delete all user data".
  6. In the end confirm operation "reboot system now".
  7. Good job!


So if your device is refusing to reboot the old fashioned way  try this option  to soft reset. Due to this method you won`t lose any data.
  1. Press and hold the “Volume Up” key and the “Power” key, and count to five.
  2. Wait for your device to vibrate.
  3. As soon as you feel the vibration, release the keys.
  4. Your device should reboot as normal.
Another method to try is the following but be careful, this will remove all data on the phone so you may need to perform a backup:
  1. From the home screen, press “Menu”.
  2. Than go to “Backup and reset”.
  3. Scroll and press “Factory data reset”.
  4. Next, press “Reset phone”.
  5. Than select “Erase everything” and your phone is back to factory settings.
If the phone is totally unresponsive, even after a reboot, then try the following method:
  1. While the phone is turned off, press and hold the “Volume Down” button.
  2. Then, while holding the Volume key down, press and then release the “Power” button.
  3. A menu should appear. Use the “Volume down” key to go to Clear Storage.
  4. Use the “Power” button to select the option.
  5. Then when asked to confirm, press “Volume Up” for Yes.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sony Xperia SP / Android 4.1.1 (Jellybean) hard reset/wipe data factory

Android 4.1.1 (Jellybean)
Phone: Sony Xperia SP 
Factory OS: Android 4.1.1 (Jellybean)

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Hard reset / factory reset

Warning: This will remove ALL data on the phone (but not the MicroSD card).

To perform a hard reset, or factory reset, then there are a number of methods to try:

1) From the home screen, press Menu - Backup and reset - Factory data reset - Reset phone. It may ask for a password. Then select Erase everything

If the phone is totally unresponsive, even after a reboot, then try the following methods.

2) While the phone is turned off, press and hold the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons together. Then, while holding these, press and release the Power button (keep holding the volume buttons). The phone should turn on and a menu will appear. Press the Volume down button to navigate to the Recovery option. Press the Volume Up to select (if that doesn't work, use the Power button to select). A yellow triangle and an Android logo will appear. Press the Volume Down and Volume Up button together and a recovery menu should appear. Use the Volume buttons to move to the Wipe data/Factory reset option and then press Power to select. Again, use the Volume Down key to choose Yes and press the Power button again to select.

3) While the phone is turned off, press and hold the Volume Down button. Then, while holding, press and release the Power button. A menu should appear. Use the Volume down key to go to Clear Storage. Use the Power button to select the option. Then when asked to confirm, press Volume Up for Yes.

4) While the phone is off, press and hold down Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time. Then release the buttons when you see the Logo. Use the Volume Down button to go down and the Home or Power key to select. Choose the Wipe data/Factory reset option. Then Select Yes to delete all user data. Then choose to reboot the phone.

5) A final method is to enter the code into your phone's dialer: *2767*3855# This method will not give you an option to reverse the process, so be careful! This method will only work if you can boot into your phone.

Xperia S reset via MENU LT26i / SONY XPERIA S hard reset

Sony Xperia S hard reset

Xperia S reset via MENU LT26i

Your device freezes or has fatal errors
Press and hold Camera key + volume up key+ power button together.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings → Privacy → Factory data reset → Reset phone → Erase everything.
Clear storage : Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password
Set an unlock pattern lt26i xperia s
Once you set a screen lock, your device will require an unlock code each time you turn it on or unlock the touch screen
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → Pattern
If you forget your PIN or password, bring your • device to a Sony Service Centre to reset it.
Set an unlock PIN code "Sony Ericsson lt26i"
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → PIN
Set an unlock password Sony Ericsson Xperia S
Settings → Location and security → Set screen lock → Password.

firmware update with PC companion software

Download PC companion and install
PC Companion software S firmware update
Install PC companion on your PC computer. Follow instruction. For firmware update you need a micro USB cable. When the pc recognizing your XPERIA S it will install the necessary driver files.
After yourXPERIA S connected press Start / in Support Zone
Xperia X10 firmware update
You can also use Sony update service tool
X1 update service tool
PC Suite is out of date use PC companion software instead


Making a hard reset in the Sony Xperia Z1 can be an easy task to perform especially since Sony developed a dedicated hardware button that can be used on this purpose. Yes, this key exists on your Xperia Z1 and can be used for making a hard reset, or factory reset automatically and without using the classic method. Anyway, if you can’t use this dedicated hard reset method, I will also teach you how to factory reset your Xperia Z1 by following other compatible methods, so for a proper step by step tutorial, check the guidelines from below.
A hard reset is a basic operation that each Android user should know how to perform on its own Android smartphone or tablet. Each handset can be factory reset differently so that’s why you need to find a compatible method with your Sony Xperia Z1. Thus, this tutorial will turn out to be more than helpful for you. Anyway, do note that the hard reset operation is official and does not require root access or custom apps that can brick or damage your phone. In fact the hard reset process is often used when trying to fix a bricked Android device.
Now, learning how to hard reset your Xperia Z1 is recommended due to same reasons. First of all, it is important to know how to factory reset the Xperia Z1 in case you want to sell your phone or if you are buying one from your friend or from a stranger. Then, since when using an Android smartphone implies in performing various unofficial operations, the hard reset method will be required for resolving numerous problems and issues. Basically, you can damage or brick the Xperia Z1 when trying to gain root access, unlock the bootloader, install a custom recovery image, flash a custom ROM firmware, install a custom kernel and so on.
The problems can be quite numerous; for example your Xperia Z1 might run with lags, there might be bugs on its system, the battery might drain fast, the screen might freeze, you can get force close errors or worst you might not be able to reboot your phone at all. All these issues can be resolved with a hard reset, so as you can already see, learning how to hard reset your Sony Xperia Z1 is not really an option for you. But, since Sony developed a dedicated hardware button that can be used on this purpose, your job will get much easier. Anyway, in order to properly help you out, during the lines from below I will show you more factory reset methods that can be safely applied on your Android smartphone.
But first you should know what a hard reset implies; basically by applying a factory reset, all of your Xperia Z1 data will be erased or wiped out. I’m talking about the data which is saved on the internal storage memory. So, if on your phone there is something that isn’t working properly, now the issue will be removed. Because of that you need to make a backup before going any further – do the backup only if you can still use the menu of your Xperia Z1. By making a backup you can save your personal data, info and accounts before making the wipe – so use compatible backup and restore apps from Google Play and save your contacts list, call logs, market apps, internet settings and everything else you might need afterwards.
Finally, before heading to the guidelines from below, remember that this step by step guide is compatible only for the Sony Xperia Z1 and for no other Android based handset. The steps from below have been tested and worked perfectly on the mentioned device, and probably the same methods will not work on a different or similar Android smartphone or tablet, so be careful and try not to mess things up.

How to Hard Reset Xperia Z1 in a minute

Make a Software Hard Reset

  1. On your phone, go to settings.
  2. Tap the “backup and restore” option.
  3. Choose “factory data reset”.
  4. Up next press on “erase phone” and tap on “erase everything” in order to confirm.

Make a hard reset using the dedicated factory reset key

  1. The Xperia Z1 is coming with an un-removable battery which means that the hard reset button is located somewhere it can be easily accessed.
  2. In that matter open the cover of the SD card slot.
  3. There should be located a small red button.
  4. That is the hard reset key.
  5. Now press and hold that small red button for about 3 or 5 seconds.
  6. Your Xperia Z1 will be factory reset automatically.

Make a hard reset using Volume Up and Down buttons

  1. First off all, turn off your Xperia Z1.
  2. You can do this by pressing power button and choosing “power off” or by holding the power key for about 15 seconds.
  3. Now reboot by pressing the power button; when the LED notification light turns Pink (or any other color in that matter) press volume up or volume down button for a couple of times.
  4. Recovery mode will be entered on your Xperia Z1.
  5. From there select “wipe data factory reset”.
  6. Also, you can choose “wipe cache partition”.
  7. In the end from main menu of recovery select “reboot system now”.
There you have it; these are the best hard reset / factory reset methods that can be used on your Sony Xperia Z1. 


Hard Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303

First method:

  1. Switch off the handset.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  2. Now navigate to Settings -> Backup & reset -> Factory Data Reset -> Reset Phone.
  3. Then choose option option "Erase everything", and confirm that.
  4. Success!

Second method:

  1. Power off the device.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  2. Next hold and press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power button until you see menu.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  3. In this menu choose option Recovery using Volume Down to navigate, and Volume Up.
    * If Volume Up doesn't work, then use Power button to select.
  4. Now you will see yellow triangle and Android logo.
  5. Then press Volume Down + Volume Up to see menu.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  6. Please use Volume buttons to browse option "wipe data / factory reset", and confirm that using Power button.
  7. Select option "Yes -- delete all user data".
  8. After that accept "reboot system now".

Third method:

  1. Turn off your cell phone.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  2. Now press and hold Volume Down.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  3. Then press and release Power button.
  4. Next you will see menu.
  5. Choose option Clear Storage using Volume Down to scroll, and Power button to confirm.
  6. Press Volume Up to confirm operation.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303

Fourth method:

  1. Back up your important files, and download PC Companion from here:
  2. After installation you will see window with 4 options.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  3. Now hover your mouse over the option "Support Zone Now!" and click "Start".
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  4. Next plese wait, until your program Install a suitable additive.
  5. Afterwards from the window with 3 options choose "Phone / Tablet Software Update", and click "Start".
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  6. Then click to "repair my phone / tablet".
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  7. Accept all informations.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  8. Now your program will run "preparing computer for software update".
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  9. Select your model.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  10. After that you will see window with informations.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  11. Follow the instructions, and connect your device into your Personal Computer.
  12. Success!

Fifth method:

  1. Make sure, that your phone is off.
  2. Press and hold Volume Up + Home key + Power button together.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  3. When you see logo of your phone, then release holded buttons.
  4. Now use Volume Down to go down, and Home key, or Power button to select.
  5. Select option "wipe data / factory reset".
  6. Next choose "Yes -- delete all user data".
  7. After that select "reboot system now".
  8. Success!

Sixth method:

  1. Check your device, that is it on.
  2. Now press the phone's dialer and tap this: *2767*3855#
  3. Then confirm all information on your screen.
  4. Done!

Seventh method:

  1. Power off your phone.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  2. Then turn it on until you see logo Sony.
  3. Now the Blue LED will light up and you phon will short vibrates.
  4. Next quickly keep tapping Volume Up until you see Recovery mode menu.
    Reset SONY Xperia SP C5303
  5. When you see this menu, then select option "wipe data/factory reset".
  6. After that confirm your choice pressing option "Yes -- delete all user data".
  7. In the end tap "reboot system now".
  8. Good job!

step by step procedure in doing FORMAT / HARD RESET OF cherry mobile FLARE

How to Format Cherry Mobile Flare Hard Reset

Cherry Mobile Flare format
One of the most affordable android smart phone on the market. Cherry Mobile Flare was released last year and I was amazed how “Pinoy” patronize the dual core Smartphone. Well aside from its specification and Dual Core function the phone is very affordable and runs on Android. I haven’t encountered major issues on Cherry Mobile Flare it’s just I’m curious on how to reformat the Flare. Good thing I have a friend who is working

with Cherry Mobile as a service technician and to him the steps you need to format the phone or hard Just Hold up the volume and power button at the same time then the screen goes into the color green, keep on holding the button until it turn into a red screen then release the hold. The hard reset option will show. I’m not pretty sure if the Hard reset button for Cherry Mobile Flare works since I don’t have any issue with my phone and beside it is running perfectly fine.
The CM Flare also releases a software update from the Cherry Mobile website. If you want to update the Cherry Mobile Flare software update you need to do this step. Download and save the file to the root folder. Turn the phone off and make sure that the battery is above 15%. Just like hard reset Press and hold power volume up to display a green screen then release the button once it turn onto red. It will show up Android system recovery. Select the update from the external card. Use volume keys to select and power key to confirm. Once update is done reboot the phone.

I will show u the step again on formatting the flare or hard reset.
Cherry Mobile Flare on and off
1. Make sure the phone is off
2. Hold up the volume and power button at the same time (Green Screen will show up)
hard reset green screen cm fllare
3. If the screen goes to red release it
hard reset red screen cm fllare
4. Recovery mode or screen will show up use the up and down button to select the RECOVERY OPTION.

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