How do I Hard Reset Aquos Phone ISW16HS?

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  1. iSean97

    iSean97 New Member This Topic's Starter

    Mar 7, 2013
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    My friend's mom picked up a dropped Japanese-Tourist's Smartphone.
    Asked me to system restore it. But I can't hard reset since there's no Main Menu or Back physical buttons. Tried power and volume up/down still can't bring me back to Recovery Settings. Please help.

    The Phone has no WiFi or Data turned on.


  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Jun 12, 2010
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    That's tough one.

    From what I can see that model is made for the Japanese market by Sharp, but it might use similar key combinations for other Sony phones.

    Personally, if it's a lost phone, I'd try and return it if possible. I know I'd be incredibly grateful if I lost my phone and someone returned it to me. :D

    I realize it's in Japanese and the screen is locked, but you could take the sim card out, put it in another phone and see if it connects. If the owner hasn't deactivated the account, it should be able to connect to their network and you could contact them. They'd be able to identify the owner by the IMEI on the phone.

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