How to Factory Reset Android via Recovery Mode?


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Whenever you want to delete all the content from your Android’s internal storage or you forgot your smartphone’s pattern, Hard Reset through Recovery Mode is the best possibility to bypass Screen Lock and erase all the internal storage. You can enter Recovery Mode via hardware keys, so it’s often the last possibility of troubleshooting a device once the smartphone is unresponsive.

If you would like to expand your knowledge regarding Hard Reset– what is actually mean, what is the point and what it follows – check out What Does Factory Reset Mean. Before the detailed instruction on how to perform such reset, let’s find out what actually Recovery Mode is.

What Recovery Mode is?

Recovery Mode is hidden, independent Android mode which is included in a separate partition from the main Android operating system. It allows a user to perform various of truly important and extremely useful operation, such as:

  • Wipe Cache Partition,
  • Apply Updates from ADB or SD Card,
  • Factory Data Reset,
  • Reboot to Bootloader
  • Mount/ System
  • View recovery logs
  • Run Graphics test

Hard Reset

How to Hard Reset Android via Recovery Mode?

Let’s come along with this process, so you can smoothly perform Factory Reset whenever you need to.

  1. At the very beginning, switch off your smartphone by tapping on Power key, and selecting Power Off option.
  2. Secondly, press and hold the Power key and the Volume down key altogether. You should see a bunch of information about your device. Within a short while, you will be redirected to Recovery Mode.
    In Recovery Mode you can navigate by using the Volume up and Volume down keys. To make a selection, tap on the Power key.
    Recovery Mode
  3. Locate and pick wipe data/ factory reset feature.
    Factory Reset icon
  4. Confirm your decision by picking Yes tab.
    Delete all user data
  5. Finally, pick Reboot System Now and wait until your device is fully reset to set it up as a new one.
    Reboot System Now

If you would rather a video tutorial, than a written one, visit HardReset.Info Youtube Channel and come along with the instruction for a particular smartphone model. Even though Recovery Mode is almost the same for all Android devices, yet in accordance to the version you may find there some differences. That is why we truly suggest to check out the video tutorials, which will make the whole process easier for you. 

Once you have no difficulties with your screen - it is neither blocked nor frozen, then you can use another way of deleting all user data. Hard Reset through the Settings has been described here, so simply come along with the tutorial and perform it.  

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