Android Reset Directions:

Reset your phone to increase storage space and speed it up:

The easy way:
Settings > SDCard > Format
Settings > Privacy > Factory Reset

The hard way:
Do a hard reset and format your phones. You will have to re-download your apps and settings.
1. HOLD power button and shut down the phone.
2. Hold HOME and RED POWER down for 25 seconds until you see a triangle with an exclamation mark in it. Keep holding it down even though the G1 logo shows up.
3. Now you can do 4 things.
Home+Back reboot system now – (Soft Reboot)
Alt+L – Toggle log text display – (Toggles between the exclamation and menu options)
Alt+S – apply sdcard:update.zip
Alt+W – Wipe data/factory reset – (Out of Box reset need to re-register.)

In case you forgot your pattern lock, you don’t have to reset your phone. Just follow these steps.

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47 comments on “Android Reset Directions:
  1. doudohow says:

    thanks man really helped

  2. Yogesh says:

    but why we dont have alt button in mobile phone..

  3. ayra says:

    where is the alt button on my phone?

  4. Danielle says:

    All well and good, but which button is the “red power”? I only have one power button and when I tryed this it just turned back on and then prompted me with the shut down menu.

  5. Marks says:

    its for all android version ?

  6. Anisa says:

    How do you get to settings

  7. Claire says:

    thank you for the tip.
    helped me to reset my phone after i forgot my pattern lock combination.

  8. Amber says:

    Mines is getting stuck on the screen with the triangle .

  9. angel says:

    i dont remember my pin number for my samsung admire android phone. no matter how many times i try it just keeps asking for the pin. i dont know what to do! ive tried everything

  10. Thomas says:

    thanks a mill i work in a phone shop – helped me sort out a customer :)

  11. Rene says:

    when i try to hard reset my phone by pushing POWER BUTTON+CENTER HOME BUTTON+VOL DOWN than it says :

    Warning !! A custom OS can ause critical problems in your phone and installed applications.

    if you want to download a custom OS, press volume Up key.Otherwise, press the volume Down key to cancel.
    And then there’s a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it at bottom .. what should I do ? plz help !

  12. renay says:

    but mine isnt the pattern one its the one with words and numbers just like your keyboard i changed mt password yesturday and now i forgot do you think if i go to my company they will have my password on their computer or do i have to buy a new phone.

  13. danish says:

    i forgot my lock pattern and my email is seem to be invalid what should i do ?? plzz help me… above tips are not working …

  14. danish says:

    i forgot my lock pattern and my email is seem to be invalid what should i do ?? plzz help me…

  15. farhanqadeer says:

    i forgot my lock pattern and my email is seem to be invalid what should i do ?? plzz help me

  16. robert says:

    too many pattern locks and cant remember my password or google account, i have a sony ericsson x10 and tried to do a download on my pc but cant scroll down to mount usb for reboot pls help!

  17. Y3 says:

    mine is moto defy.
    i get upto the triangle i stuck after that can u help

  18. Y3 says:

    mine mobile is moto defy and it got stuck at triangle with exlametary mark. need help

  19. anne says:

    when i try to hard reset my phone by pushing POWER BUTTON+CENTER HOME BUTTON+VOL DOWN than it says :

    Warning !! A custom OS can ause critical problems in your phone and installed applications.

    if you want to download a custom OS, press volume Up key.Otherwise, press the volume Down key to cancel.
    And then there’s a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it at bottom .. what should I do ? plz help !

    (same with me )

  20. Zen says:

    I don’t no the google account that we set and I’ve it’s asking for that to open up the android

  21. Mittal says:

    Sir, when i try to hard rest my phone by puhing power + home + volume button , i got a message that is warning!! A custom os can cause critical problem in your phone and installed applications.if you want to download a custom OS, press the vol up key. Otherwise, press the volume down key to cancel
    sir what i should do? Pls help… Sir

  22. Mittal says:

    Where is the alt button?

  23. nann wai wai hlaing says:

    How to crack unlock pattern for HTC Magic

  24. Dan says:

    what the is “red power down”?

  25. Dan says:

    what the hell is “red power down”?

  26. ephye says:

    Hi author, am using an ideos ascend y100 n i can seem to locate the red power button. Would you mind posting the tutorial for that as well. thank you.

  27. ruth says:

    Hi, my phone locked out. i forgot my gmail account logins. it’s giving me an error “too many pattern attempts”. how to do a hard reset? pls help me. send me an email. pls give the instructions.

  28. welshy says:

    I have forgot my pattern on my htc sense. had too many guesses, an now it is asking for my gmail or google account. as i cant remember even setting it up. i don’t know any of the info it is asking for. If i do a reset, will i lose all my photos an vids?

  29. nayem says:

    i forgot my pattern on my htc explorer. it is asking for email but i can not get access

  30. veronica primer says:

    unlock my phone

  31. ivan says:

    forgot unlock pattern and cant seem to remember ma google account phone is locked help me,its samsung galaxy tab

  32. jagat singh rawat says:

    I have forgot my pattern on my karbonn android A3. had too many guesses, and now it is asking for my gmail or google account. as i cant remember even setting it up. i don’t know any of the info it is asking for.pls mail me with the solution as soon as possible.

  33. charity says:

    I had locked my phone with a pattern lock my husband tried many times to open it till he blocked it now it wants my user name or email, when l put the one l know with the password its not rensponding,,,,,,,,pliz help

  34. charity says:

    the phone l am using is a sumsung smart pocket GTS5300

  35. Peter says:

    What if your phone has no hard keys?

  36. Alem says:

    I rememeber my gmail account!! but it aint working

  37. Kenny Gamini says:

    Hi, can you update me with the master restart combos for phones locked with wrong codes and patterns. Thanks.

  38. Ritesh says:

    Plz can you tell me how to run recovery mod in Intex Ibuddy Connect! It just got a Power key and volume keys! I seached a lot for it! But didnt found anything usefull!

  39. gwen says:

    thanks this help me a lot

  40. vishal says:

    in intex tablet is patten lock he is removed

  41. vishal says:

    pattern lock removed

  42. Mavula says:

    Very helpful

    Thnx

  43. herp a derp says:

    can u put teh hard way in harder words its supposed to be the hard way ^-^ just a suggestion

  44. ANKESH says:

    sir how can i reset my mob celkon a9+ plz help

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