As usual with any hard reset, all your data will be erased from your LG Optimus S. This might come handy if your are planning to sell your trusty LG phone, or eventually if you are experiencing glitches or slowdowns or even freeze ups on your Android OS. You will effectively revert your LG Optimus S into factory default state, not only eliminating all your contacts, messages, apps and games, but also regaining all your storage space and get Android responsiveness at full speed back again.
If you still got access into your LG Optimus S android OS, then you can invoke the hard reset function from the “SETTINGS” menu, inside the “PRIVACY” option, where you will be able to start the “FACTORY DATA RESET” routine which will accomplish what you want without any further hassle. But maybe your phone’s clogged – malfunctioning state is such that you don’t have access to it’s Android menues. If such is your case, then you can try the following methods:
Hard Reset LG Optimus S
This is the ultimate method to perform a hard reset on your LG Optimus S:
- Turn your phone off (if the phone is freezed on, then remove it’s battery, wait a couple of seconds and put it back).
- Press and hold the “VOLUME DOWN” + “HOME” + ” POWER” buttons. When power turns on, you may release these buttons.
- You need to enter your PIN / unlock pattern or gmail password
- Follow onscreen instructions
Alternative solution to hard reset your LG Optimus S
You may download and use the “LG MOBLE SUPPORT TOOL” for LG Optimus S (downloadable from LG’s Website), install it, and choose the “Recovery Phone” option from the Customer Support menu.
As usual, you can perform a factory default reset (also known as hard reset) on your LG Optimus V by using the appropriate option inside your Android settings menu. This might prove easy and simple provided that your LG Optimus V is still in normal working condition and you have access to it (i.e. you didn´t loose your password, and your LG Optimus V phone is working ok).
- On your Home Screen, get into the Settings Menu
- Select PRIVACY option
- Inside PRIVACY option choose the FACTORY DATA RESET
- Read and confirm each data are that will be deleted.
- Press over RESET PHONE
Hard Reset LG Optimus V without access to Android
This second scenario is assuming that you cannot access your Android OS thus you cannot follow the above procedure. In order to start these steps, you need to have your LG Optimus V powered off. If your phone is turned on but freezed and you cannot power it off, please take off the phone’s battery, wait for some seconds and place it back again.
- Press and hold the “DOWN VOLUME” + “HOME” + “POWER” keys for at least 5 seconds
- When the power turns on, relese those keys
- Follow the onscreen instructions to reset your LG Optimus V
Hard reset Android on Huawei U8860
You may need to perform a hard reset on your Huawei U8860. Maybe you forgot your lock code, or just want to sell your trusty Huawei U8860 to someone else (or just give it away, for that case). You may want to factory default it so all your personal data -including eventually your lock code- will be erased from your Huawei phone
As usual, you can follow two different paths to achieve a hard reset on your Android phone. The first path is the bulletproof hard reset way, wich will perform a factory default even if you lost your lock code. You need to follow these steps:
- Start with your Huawei U8860 in powered off state. If you cannot power it off, because it has just freezed up on you, then please take off it’s battery, wait a couple of seconds and reinsert it.
- Press and Hold “Volume UP” and the power buttons
- Wait unto a boot recovery screen appears
- Depress the “Volume UP” and power key.
- Choose the Hard reset / Factory default procedure using the Volume up and down buttons
Hard reset your Huawei U8860 phone from Android itself
If you want an easier way to achieve a factory default state on your Huawei U8860 and you still have working access into its Android OS, then you can follow these steps:
- On your Android Home screen, choose “Settings” menu
- Choose “Privacy” option on the Settings menu.
- Inside the Privacy screen, choose “Factory Data Reset”
- When prompted, confirm the hard reset and select “Erase Everything”
Wait about a minute or so until your Huawei U8860 finishes erasing all your stuff from its memory and voilá!
Maybe you are looking forward to give your trusty reading tablet away, or selling it. Maybe you fell your Nook Color is acting up, slugish, or it is hopelessly filled up with installed apps and games.
The following instructions will guide you into performing a hard reset on your Nook Color. A Hard reset on your reading tablet will turn it into it’s factory default state. This will de-register you as the owner and account holder of your nook color, along with every other personalized information including downloaded books, magazines, Apps and games.
Hard Reset your Nook Color
- You need to start this procedure with your Nook Color turned off.
- Press and hold the “n” button (located below the screen, in centered position), press and hold the “Volume Up” button and press and hold the “Power” button.
- Wait while the Nook Color boots up in its service factory reset menu. Depress the three buttons.
- When presented with the factory reset option, select it by pressing the “n” button
- When asked for confirmation, press again the “n” button.
- A “Clear al data” screen will show up
- It will take some seconds for your Nook Color to erase all your data.
Here you will learn how to reset your Android battery algorithm. This task is fulfilled by clearing up the statistical information used by the charge / discharge algorithm inside your Android device to show you the nice battery stats icon and also to determine when your battery is in critical condition and your Android device needs to shutdown.
If your Android battery data is corrupted (its charging / discharging times and voltages are badly sampled) then your visual battery indicator and battery usage behavior on your Android device will act based on it, and thus you may end with a lower battery life, as your Android may either determine that a full charge (or discharge!) is achieved “at any moment”.
If your suspicions are high on such behavior then it is time to perform a reset of Android Battery data. Be warned that this method will not fix the actual juice in an old or bad battery: It will only reset the statistical data that Android got on it’s usage.
Performing a Reset of your Android battery data
Android battery data is saved on a file inside your Android device. In order to successfully reset the statistical Android battery data, you will need to simply erase such file. This file location is /data/system/batterystats.bin and sadly enough you will need to have root access (or superuser access) to traverse such path. You will also need to have a Terminal App installed in your Android device from which we will type and issue the following commands into your operative system:
- rm /data/system/batterystats.bin
First step is to type “su” and hit Enter to gain SuperUser permissions. If you don’t have your Android device rooted, then this first command will fail. On the other hand, if you got it rooted, then it will ask for confirmation on the superuser access request: Confirm it. Second step is the rm command (remove) which will delete or remove the file located at /data/system named batterystats.bin, thus effectively resetting your Android battery data.