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Old May 14th, 2012, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question reset android phone without touchscreen

Hello everybody,

a while ago the touchscreen of my SE xperia mini pro with android 2.3 suddenly stopped working. Fortunately the keyboard and display are still working fine - so I have still limited control over the phone.
Now I need to bring it back to the shop to have it repaired/replaced. I'd like to at least reset it to factory settings (or better wipe it) though, because I don't like to give away all my personal data with the phone.(Am I too paranoid?^^) I can access the settings menu by keyboard but cannot confirm the reset without touchscreen.
Debugging is enabled (unfortunately no root).
So my question:
Is it somehow possible to do the reset through adb-shell or any other remote method? Maybe by any other app, that's controllable via the keyboard?

Would be very thankful for any help.

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LeChuck

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Old May 15th, 2012, 07:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried booting into recovery mode? It's generally, power+Volume down. It will give you the option of a factory reset. In order to select it, use the volume keys to choose, and the power button to select.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply, but it doesn't work with the volume buttons (tried both).
I think the hard reset on the xperia phones only works with the back button and that's a soft-key on the new minis.
Any other suggestion?
Maybe an (trustworthy) app that wipes/resets the OS?
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LeChuck, I'll move your thread to the Xperia Mini Pro forum. You'll be able to get better help there.
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Try to install Sony Update Service software (SUS), you can reflash the ROM when the phone is off and it can repair your phone.
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