Restore to default settings Dopod C500 Hard Reset


Restore to default settings will remove all settings such as contacts, tasks, calendar appointments, additionally installed programs, and setup values in the memory. The phone will be reset to factory default settings and then restarted. You can sync the data to your computer prior to restoring the default settings to avoid the loss of data. This will avoid loss of data. When your phone is not functioning properly due to improper operation, you can try to restore to factory default settings.
Restore to default will not erase the data in the memory card.

When the system is unable to startup, you can try to use hard reset to restore to default settings. We recommend that you contact our customer service representatives before using this function in order to avoid damage to your phone and data.
If you need to Hard Reset your phone, please register as a member at the Dopod website and download the C500 2577 software installation files to reinstall the following software:

  • Voice Commander
  • Cyberon Talking Dictionary
  • 3D menu (Availability varies by countries) and Dopod themes
  • RSS of Dopod International Corp.
Action: Using Restore to Default

1. Select Start

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2. Select Accessories, then press OK

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3. Select Restore to Default. Then press OK.

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4. Enter 1234 Then select Yes

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After confirmation, enter 1234 and select 1234 Yes. The phone will restart after resetting.

Please deactivate Encrypt files placed on storage cards before the Hard Reset, otherwise you will not able to access the data stored in the Storage Card!

Action: Encrypt the contents in the memory card

Select Encrypt files placed on storage cards.
Press Unlock

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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.