Asus FonePad hard reset

    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.!


    ASUS Fonepad reset


    Soft reset ASUS Fonepad  if frozen. If Fonepad becomes unresponsive,
    press and hold the POWER button for 6 seconds to force it to shut down ASUS Fonepad tablet.

    It is strongly recommend that important data be backed up regularly. Force shut down may result to data loss.

    Another method to force reboot your Android tablet is to push inside the RESET HOLE using a paper clip or similar tool. It may result data loss of your unsaved data. You have to pull down the back cover.

    ASUS Fonepad force reset hole
    App Backup allows you to back up and password-protect your installed apps and data on your Fonepad's internal or external storage space. This app also allows you to restore the apps and data that you previously deleted from your Fonepad, after updating the device's firmware, or after resetting the device to its default settings.
    To launch App Backup, tap Apps icon on the Home Screen then tap App Backup icon.
    IMPORTANT! App Backup cannot restore apps that require an account authentication. Before updating your device's firmware or restoring it to default settings, ensure that you have backed up your apps and data to a microSD card.
    NOTE: You need to key in your password to restore your apps and data.

    ASUS Fonepad Firmware: Update method FOTA Firmware over the air
    When a system update appeare on the notification area, just tap the notification and follow the instructions.

    ASUS Fonepad recovery menu

    1. Turn the ASUS Fonepad device off.

    2. Keep holding the "power key " and "volume down key " simultaneously until you will see ASUS logo and the device will then go to recovery menu mode.

    3. Select Factory reset / wipe data with Volume down key.

    Press Power for execute. All data will be lost!

    ASUS Fonepad download mode

    1. Turn the ASUS Fonepad device off.

    2. Keep holding the "power key " and " volume up key " simultaneously for 5-10 seconds. You will see ASUS logo and the device will then go to download mode.
    3. Hold the "volume down key" first, and then press "volume up key" for a few second. You will see a menu on the screen.

    ASUS Fonepad manual Update:

    Download (from ASUS) the firmware that corresponding to your ASUS Fonepad and unzip it to your internal storage's root directory.
    Be sure to download the correct firmware and the correct language firmware.

    Download "All Image" by SD Card Fonpad
    Step 1.Unzip file and copy "ME371MG_all_XXXX.raw" to the root path of SD card.
    (Please do not put more than one "ME371MG_all_XXXX.raw" file in the SD card.)
    Step 2. Insert the SD card to the Device.
    Step 3. Turn the ASUS Fonepad device off.
    Step 4. Keep holding the "power key " and " volume up key " simultaneously for 5-10 seconds. You will see ASUS logo and the device will then go to download mode as below.
    Step 5. Hold the "volume down key" first, and then press "volume up key" for a few second. You will see a menu on the screen.
    Step 6. Select "SD download" (use volume keys to move in menu)->Use "power key" for execute. The Device will process update and then reboot automatically.
    Do not interrupt the update process!