HTC Amaze 4G hard reset

Performing a factory reset using hardware buttons
If you can’t turn HTC Amaze 4G on or access settings, you can still perform a factory reset by using the hardware buttons on HTC Amaze 4G.
1. Remove the battery, wait for a few seconds, then reinsert the battery.
2. Press and hold the Volume Down button, and then briefly press the Power button.
3. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the Volume Down button.
4. Press Volume Down to select FACTORY RESET, and then press the Power button.

HTC Amaze 4G hard reset

Resetting HTC Amaze 4G

Do a factory reset to return HTC Amaze 4G to its original state before the first time
you turned it on.
If you’re passing HTC Amaze 4G on to someone else or HTC Amaze 4G has a persistent problem that cannot be solved, you can perform a factory reset (also called a hard reset). Factory reset is not a step to be taken lightly. It’ll permanently delete all
your data and customized settings, and will remove any applications you’ve downloaded and installed. Be sure to back up any data and files you want to keep before you do a factory reset.
Performing a factory reset via settings
The most convenient way to do a factory reset is via the settings.
1. From the Home screen, press Apps icon, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap SD & phone storage > Factory data reset.
3. Tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.

Restarting HTC Amaze 4G
If HTC Amaze 4G is running slower than normal, an application is not performing
properly, or HTC Amaze 4G becomes unresponsive, try restarting HTC Amaze 4G and
see if that helps solve the problem.
1. If the display is off, press the Power button to turn it back on.
2. Unlock the display.
3. Press and hold the Power button, and then tap Restart.
4. When asked to confirm, tap Restart.
If these steps don't work, you can remove and replace the battery, and then turn HTC Amaze 4G on to restart it.

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.