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ASUS PadFone 2 hard reset / update mode

If your kid locked you out of your phone or you have forgotten your password or lock pattern you can reset your phone using your phone's buttons.

1. Turn off your phone.
2. Press and hold Volume DOWN and power on the phone.
3. In recovery mode you should see a menu with different options.
4. Using Volume down key highlight Wipe data / Factory reset and press power.
5. Highlight again Yes -- delete all user data and confirm using the power key.
6. Your phone will be reset completely and all data will be deleted. Make backup first!
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ASUS PadFone 2 reset

Soft reset ASUS PadFone 2  if frozen
Press the POWER button for 10 seconds to restart ASUS PadFone 2.

It is recommend that important data be backed up regularly.

Unlock Device App: Unlock ASUS PadFone 2 boot loader using official ASUS utility. Only suitable for Andriod 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich & Jelly Bean OS versions. Can be download at ASUS support website

ASUS PadFone 2 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.

Steps of

ASUS PadFone 2 manual Update:

Download (from ASUS) the firmware that corresponding to your ASUS PadFone 2 and unzip it to your internal storage's root directory. Tap the exclamation mark sign on the notification area and select and tap System update file detected. Follow instructions on the screen.
Be sure to download the correct firmware and the correct language firmware.

1. Check SW version of your PadFone2*
2. Download PadFone2 Firmware: V10.4.9.6 Only for WWE SKU and Update version of SOP (From “Manual” Item)

※Firmware update cannot do *SKU conversion* and downgrade version.
Wrong SKU may cause update failure, You can only update your SW version on the Same SKU
*How to check SW version of your PadFone2?
Path: [Settings]-->[About PadFone]-->Build number
Example: You should be able to see the build number CHT_PadFone-9.X.X.X, where “CHT” means SKU.

General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing 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.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.