Most devices have multiple ways to complete what is known as a 'hard reset' or a ‘Factory data reset’ reset on them. This erases tall of the data and setting that have been changes since the device was first used.
Below is a list of how to complete this process using only the hardware keys on the phone. This reset is typically used for instances such as when you lock yourself out of your phone or if your phone is having issues locking up making the internal menus inaccessible.
***PLEASE NOTE: COMPLETING THIS PROCESS WILL DELETE ALL INFORMATION FROM YOUR PHONE***
|Platform||Model||Hard Reset||Selection key|
|Android *** Note: Phone needs to have battery removed and put back in for button combinations to work***||HTC EVO||Volume Down + Power Button||Power Button|
|HTC Hero||Home + Menu + Power Button||Trackball|
|HTC EVO Shift||Volume Down + Power Button||Power Button|
|HTC EVO 3D||Volume Down + Power Button||Power Button|
|LG Optimus||Home + Volume Down + Power Button||Menu Key|
|Motorola i1||Volume Down+ Volume Up + Green Key + Red Key + Center Round Key||Not needed|
|Motorola XPRT||R key+ M key+Power Button Until Triangle shows up. Then press @||Enter Key|
|Samsung Epic||Volume Down + Camera button + Power Button||Home Key|
|Samsung Replenish||U key + Power Button (release power after screen turns on)||Enter Key|
|Samsung Intercept||Volume Down + Send Key + Power Button||Menu key|
|Samsung Moment||Volume Down + Send Key + Power Button (CL14 or Higher Only)||Trackpad|
|Samsung Nexus S||Volume up + Power Button--> choose recovery--> Power key+volume up||Power Button then Volume up|
|Samsung Tablet||Volume up + Power Button||Home Key|
|Samsung Transform||Volume down + Voice Dial button+ Power button||Voice Dial Button|
|Sanyo Zio||Volume Down + End key||Trackball|
|Kyocera Echo||Not available at this time|
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