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Guide: Factory Data reset / Hard reset / FTM mode / Power CycleGeneral


  1. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    This is a guide on how to factory data reset/hard reset/ also getting into FTM mode



    Master Reset:
    1. Tap Home Key > > Settings > Privacy.
    2. Tap Factory data reset.
    3. Tap Reset phone. Check Erase SD card if you want to erase the memory card.
    4. Tap Erase everything.


    Hard Reset:
    1. Turn Phone off
    2. Press and hold Volume up button then Press and hold Power button till a menu will come out "Android system recovery"
    4. Use the Volume button to scroll up and down and use the Camera button to select (click on).
    5. Scroll down to "Wipe data/factory reset" and click on it.
    6. Scroll down to "Yes -- delete all user data" and click on it.
    7. After "Data wipe complete" click on "reboot system now"


    FTM mode:
    1. Turn Phone off
    2. Press and hold Volume down button then Press and hold Power button till a screen will come out and say "FTM"


    Power Cycle:

    1. Take out the back cover (Do not remove the battery)
    2. There is a small button right above the camera lens.
    3. Push the button, and that will power cycle your device without removing the battery.

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  2. Woodstock77

    Woodstock77 Well-Known Member

    Dial *983*57# for factory reset also.
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  3. HeroLau

    HeroLau Well-Known Member

    Take down the back cover, you can find a reset switch locate at the up right corner of camera lens. push it will reset your phone and no need unplug the battery. this reset switch just make warp powercycle if freeze happen like computer. not equal to factory reset, they are different according my testing on it.
  4. seanjoe

    seanjoe Well-Known Member

    What's the difference between a hard reset and master reset?
  5. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    it will only get it to the factory rest, which is step 3 in the guide, thanks for sharing though.
  6. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    yes that is power cycle, i will add that as well, thank you.
  7. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    with the master rest you can rest the device without wiping out your SD card
    with the hard rest it will rest the phone to where you just took it out of the box
    this is the simplest way to explain

    hope this helps

    thanks.
  8. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    im glad i can help "BoostBuddy"
  9. bk11222

    bk11222 Well-Known Member

    bit of advce..i just did a factory data reset and it went well. just take screen shots of your homescreens so when you retrieve your apps you can more easily return to where you were before this procedure. i'm anal about my screens and resetting them from memory is a pain.
  10. Corlygunnz

    Corlygunnz Well-Known Member

    This thread should be a sticked.... Nice guide.

    Edit: you should add that FTM mode cannot be accessed if you have CWM recovery installed.

    Sent from my N860 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-4
  11. MatthewSchenke

    MatthewSchenke New Member

    Hello,
    Thank you for this thread!

    I recently lost my password and need to do a factory reset on my Samsung Stratosphere.

    I know this sounds silly, but what/where is the "camera" button on the Stratosphere? I don't see it.

    Thank you again!
  12. primetech

    primetech Well-Known Member

    Remove your factory reset instructions and replace them with ones that utilize custom recovery, otherwise this thread could brick a lot of phones. Please.
  13. primetech

    primetech Well-Known Member

    Look elsewhere on this forum for instructions regarding the Stratosphere, these are for the ZTE Warp. The instructions for different offices are often quite different themselves.
  14. downthemachine

    downthemachine Developer Incognito VIP Member

    Custom recovery is for the all things root
  15. primetech

    primetech Well-Known Member

    Or even default recovery. Either way people run the risk of bricking their phones, a risk I don't think is worthwhile.
  16. kentuckybrett

    kentuckybrett New Member

    when phone turned on, it froze, took battery out(didnt know about reset button), turned phone back on, stuck in ftm mode. how do i get it out and back to normal? help me plzzzz someone!:eek:

    ZTE Avail at&t model if that helps
  17. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    i never had a problem with factory reset
  18. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    ive tested these more than once, never had a problem, not sure why you saying it will brick the phone?
  19. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    thanks, it should be sticked im sure it will help alot of people
  20. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    thats a good advice, homescreen ocd ;)
  21. renayxoxo

    renayxoxo New Member

    i've ben trying to hard reset my phone because I forgot my lock code but everytime I try to follow these steps it goes to FTM mode.
  22. smartmanvartan

    smartmanvartan Well-Known Member Contributor

    with the phone off, just press vol up and power until the phone is in recovery and select factory reset...
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  23. androidfreaks

    androidfreaks Member

    Hard Reset:
    1. Turn Phone off
    2. Press and hold Volume up button then Press and hold Power button till a menu will come out "Android system recovery"
    4. Use the Volume button to scroll up and down and use the Camera button to select (click on).
    5. Scroll down to "Wipe data/factory reset" and click on it.
    6. Scroll down to "Yes -- delete all user data" and click on it.
    7. After "Data wipe complete" click on "reboot system now"
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