reset android phone without touchscreenSupport


  1. LeChuck451

    LeChuck451 New Member

    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.

    Cheers,
    LeChuck

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    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.
  3. LeChuck451

    LeChuck451 New Member

    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?
  4. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    LeChuck, I'll move your thread to the Xperia Mini Pro forum. You'll be able to get better help there.
  5. hunfatal

    hunfatal Active Member

    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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