April 23, 2024

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Reset Android – Part 23

You probably are quite happy with your Kindle Fire. But it may be necessary to hard reset android on your Kindle Fire, if it starts behaving erratically or freeze up on you. Since your Kindle Fire is based on a special version of Android OS, tailored specifically for Amazon, it does not include the usual menu access that other Android OS based devices may have available to the user. This means that you will not be able to hard reset your Kindle Fire from inside Android.

But do not despair, there is an alternative -hardware based- method to reset your Kindle Fire, which is bulletproof and will get you back into a factory default status in no time with your reading Tablet.

Performing a Hard reset on your Kindle Fire

First you need to plug your Kindle Fire into its battery charger. Then you just need to press and hold for 30 seconds the power switch.  When time is up, you release it, and then press it once more for the Kindle Fire to turn on as a blank slate, in factory default state. You will need to download your books and magazines back into your Kindle Fire.

If performing a hard reset on your Kindle Fire does not solve your issues, then perhaps it is time to give Amazon a phone call and ask for a replacement. Their Kindle Fire support phone is 1-877-453-4512. Amazon might change your Kindle Fire provided you still are covered by their warranty.

As in all Android phones, if you need to perform a hard reset on your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, then you have two choices. The first one can be fulfilled from inside Android itself. The second way may be invoked if your Android OS is too sluggish or clogged to respond. Both methods will allow you to erase all your personal data and installed apps,  leaving your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini in a factory default state -as if you had just bought it-.

Hard reset your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini from Android

  1. In your Home screen, tap the menu button.
  2. Select “Settings”
  3. From the “Settings” menu tap on “Privacy” option.
  4. On the “Privacy” screen, tap “Factory Data Reset”
  5. Tap over “Reset Phone” option.
  6. The phone may ask you your password, please enter it.
  7. Confirm the procedure by tapping over “Erase Everything”.

Hard reset  Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini from the phone itself

Assuming that your Android OS is way too damaged or sluggish to respond to the above instructions, you can perform a hard reset from the phone itself. You need to start with your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini in a powered off state. If your phone right now is freezed, and you cannot turn it off, then please remove its battery, wait for some seconds, and reinsert it, to effectively turn your phone off.

  1. Make sure your phone is powered off
  2. Press the Left and Right buttons beneath the display and hold them.
  3. Press and release the Power button.
  4. You will get on-screen instructions to hard reset your Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini

Maybe you want to sell or give away your LG Optimus 2x but  you don’t want all your personal data, installed apps and games, contacts, etc.  to go with it. Or maybe your phone is acting too sluggish or -worse yet- it has just freezed on you and you want to factory reset it to get a fresh restart. Whatever are your needs, you may hard reset Android in your LG Optimus 2X and get it back to it’s factory default state.

You can perform a hard reset  right from inside Android OS. This approach can be seen as an easy -hassle free- way of doing it, with the only caveat that you need access to the phone’s settings menu, which means your LG Optimus 2X needs to be in working condition:

  1. From your Home screen, tap the “MENU” button
  2. Select “SETTINGS”
  3. Select “PRIVACY” from the settings menu
  4. Select “RESET PHONE” from the Privacy screen that appears.
  5. If required, enter your password as confirmation

This easy menu driven way of hard resetting your LG Optimus 2X may not work if your phone is acting erratically, slugish or is even in a freezed state. If such is the case, you may try the following method:

Hard Reset your LG Optimus 2X the bulletproof way

  1.  Start with your LG Optimus 2X Powered off. If it is powered on but in freezed or too slugish condition to perform a correct power off, then pull out its battery, wait a couple of seconds and reinsert it.
  2. Hold the “HOME” and “VOLUME DOWN” buttons pressed at the same time
  3. Press and hold the “POWER” button until your phone starts up
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to do a hard reset on your LG Optimus 2X

You have two ways of performing a hard reset on your Motorola Droid Razr (or Razr Maxx). The first wayis quite easy, as it is done from Android OS itself, so you only need to select the correct option from the phone’s settings menu and it’s done. The second way of performing a hard reset on your Motorola Droid Razr is a bit more complicated but bulletproof. It’s fulfilled by invoking the hard reset mechanism on a lower, basic level, pressing certain buttons while turning it on, in certain sequence. Both methods of hard reset will end up with your Motorola Droid Razr (or Razr Maxx) in a factory default state, just as if you just bought it. Consider before going any further that this includes deleting all your information, including contacts, messages, apps and games.

Motorola Droid Razr, the easy hard reset

Provided that your Droid is turning on and working just fine, then you need to follow these steps:

  1. Go to your android home screen and select the Apps icon usually located on the lower right portion of your phone’s screen.
  2. From your Apps panel,  select “Settings” icon
  3. Once the settings menu pops up,  chooese the “Privacy” option.
  4. On the “Privacy” screen, choose “Factory Data Reset”

 Your Motorola Droid Razr may ask you your phone’s Password, or to draw the unlock pattern as a confirmation, and then it will proceed to reset itself. Allow it a couple of minutes to fulfill the task.

Hard reset your Motorola Droid Razr, the bulletproof way

This may be the only hard reset method that you got if your phone is too slugish to respond or your Droid Razr Maxx just freezes up when loading Android. Please follow these steps:

  1. Start with your phone in power off state. If it is freezed up and won’t turn off, take off its battery, wait for some seconds and place it back.
  2. Press and hold the Volume UP and Volume DOWN buttons and then press the Power Button.
  3. A menu will pop up asking you to select the Boot mode.
  4. Release all the buttons
  5. Press the Volume DOWN to scroll down in the recovery menu and select RECOVERY option by pressing Volume UP over it.
  6. Simultaneously press Volume UP and Volume DOWN buttons
  7. Select Wipe Data / Factory Reset and press the POWER button (note:  Deleting all your data will take some time).
  8. Select Reboot System and press the POWER button to restart your Motorola Droid Razr.

As you can see, when using the internal recovery menues, your volume DOWN button will allow you to navigate through its options.  When finished you will end up with a clean, ready to use, Motorola Droid Razr / Droid Razr Maxx phone.

Maybe you may need to send your Samsung Galaxy Nexus into a service or repair shop, or time has come to depart from it, as you may have sold your Nexus or even might give it away. In any of these situations you may want to factory default your Samsung Galaxy Nexus, getting rid of all your personal data, including contacts, messages, installed apps and games. Even -God forbid!- you might have ended up with a freezed unresponsive phone, or eventually slugish enough as not to be happy enough with it, maybe due to over installing stuff and over-customizing it’s settings. In these situations, your Samsung Galaxy Nexus will also benefit with the revival procedure of hard resetting Android.

Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Nexus from inside Android

If you still got access to your Android operative system inside your Samsung Galaxy Nexus, then you can invoke the hard reset Android procedure from the settings menu. Please follow these steps:

  1. From your home screen, press the Apps button.
  2. When the Apps tab is open, select Settings button.
  3. From Settings menu, in Personal Section, please select Backup & Reset option
  4. You need to decide if you want to backup your data and after your Samsung Galaxy Nexus is factory defaulted, get everyhing back, or not.
  5. Press into the Factory Data Reset option.
  6. A final warning text will appear, explaining what will happen, and below it you will find a confirmation button.
  7. Confirm your hard reset.

Android’s hard reset procedure will take several minutes to run. When finished, your Samsung Galaxy Nexus will reboot and preset itself as if it just got out of its factory.

Hard reset

If your phone is unresponsive, or you don’t care to start it up into Android, or even you do not need to backup your data, as it turns out you only want to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Nexus in a fool-proof’s forceful way, then you can follow these steps:Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the forceful way

  1. Start with your phone powered off (if it is freezed, just take off the battery, wait some seconds and put it back in).
  2. Press and Hold both Volume UP and DOWN buttons and press and hold the power button.
  3. Keep them pressed until your Samsung Galaxy Nexus starts up into bootloader mode (an Android will appear with a door opened into it’s innards)
  4. You will use your volume buttons to navigate into the different options and the power butto to choose: Select “Recovery Mode”
  5. Your phone will reboot into “Recovery Mode”
  6. Press and hold the Power Button and then press the volume UP button.
  7. From the menu, select the “Wipe Data / Factory Reset” option
  8. Confirm it by selecting YES and wait for several minutes.
  9. Back into the menu, select “Reboot System Now”

Congratulations: You just done a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus and now your phone is back into factory default.