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Gigabyte GSmart Simba SX1 hard reset

In this tutorial you can learn how you delete your forgotten password, remove unlock pattern or update firmware on your Simba SX1 Andorid phone. Learn how to use Gigabyte Android recovery menu using the phone's buttons.
  1. Fully charge the battery.
  2. Turn ON the device by pressing and holding the VOLUME UP key and the power key together.
  3. When Android system recovery menu appears, release VOLUME key.
  4. Highlight wipe data/Factory reset using volume key.
  5. Confirm with Power or Cancel using BACK key.
  6. After hard reset is done, highlight reboot system now and confirm your selection.
Note! All data will be deleted!
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Resetting Your Gigabyte GSmart Simba SX1 Android Phone using menu option

With Clean Boot, you can reset your phone to its factory defaults. When you reset your phone, the data stored in your phone may be erased.
1. Tap Application Drawer > APPS tab > Settings > Backup & reset.
2. Tap Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything to reset the phone

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Reset Gigabyte GSmart Simba SX1 using firmware update / ROM upgrade Pin unlock password

Before you upgrade or reinstall your phone's firmware, download the latest software for your phone Gigabyte GSmart Simba SX1
Download "update.zip" and configure from Gigabyte official website and copy the zipped file and the configure file to SD card's root directory.
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GSmart Simba SX1 Firmware Update
Note: User data will be erased after ROM update. Make sure to back up all of your data beforehand. Read the detailed instructions on how to update or upgrade Gigabyte Simba SX1 firmware

  1. Copy "update.zip" and "configure" to microSD card root directory.
  2. Fully charge the battery. Insert SD card and turn off the device.
  3. Turn on the device while holding volume up key. Release volume up key after Android icon shows on the screen.
  4. The device will automatically update the ROM.
  5. The screen will show the process status. Do not perform any operations while updating the ROM.
  6. The device will re-boot automatically after finish re-flashing.
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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.