Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini hard reset via software update

    Update Xperia X10 mini firmware with PC companion software

    Force a restart of the phone if the phone hangs and can't be restarted normally.
    Update your phone. Even if you have the latest software, updating your phone can improve
    software stability and solve other problems.

    Resetting the phone
    Resetting the phone deletes all data, including downloaded applications, and resets the
    phone back to its initial state, the state before you turned on the phone for the first time.
    Make sure to back up important data you have on the phone before you reset the phone.
    To reset the phone
    1 From the Home screen, drag upwards.
    2 Find and tap Settings > SD card, USB Mass Storage & phone storage > Factory
    data reset > Reset phone.
    3 Enter your screen unlock pattern.
    4 Tap Erase everything.

    There is also a RESET button on the back side of the device (under the IMEI sticker in the lower left corner) under the battery cover.

    Download PC companion and install

    PC Companion software X10 firmware update

    Install PC companion on your PC computer. Follow instruction. For firmware update you need a micro USB cable. On  the Xperia X10 mini turned off press and hold the BACK key and plug USB cable in while you hold down the back key. When the pc recognizing your X10 mini it will install the necessary driver files. Release Back key.

    After your X10 mini connected press Start / in Support Zone

    Xperia X10 mini firmware update

    You can also use Sony Ericsson update service tool

    X10 update service tool


    PC Suite is out of date use PC companion software

    If nothing works: As last resort do a Sony Ericsson phone repaire with PC Suite. Use this method to hard reset


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    Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.!