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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LeChuck451, May 14, 2012.

  1. LeChuck451

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    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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    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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    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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