Performing a HTC Desire x hard reset Desire X factory reset

Performing a htc PM66100 desire x factory reset using phone buttons

To hard reset HTC Desire X first power off device, or if the screen doesn't responding remove the battery.

Everything will be lost!
If you cannot turn on your phone or access the phone settings, you can still perform a factory reset by using the buttons on the phone.

Performing a factory reset using hardware buttons
If you can’t turn HTC Desire X on or access settings, you can still perform a factory
reset by using the hardware buttons on HTC Desire X.
1. Turn your Desire X off.
2. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then press and hold the POWER button.
3. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the POWER and VOLUME DOWN buttons.
4. Press VOLUME DOWN to select FACTORY RESET, and then press the POWER button.

HTC Desire X hard reset htc desire x pm66100 factory reset
You can return your phone to its original state, as it was when it left the factory. This is also called a hard reset. You might want to do this if you are giving your phone to a friend or relative and you want to remove all your data first, or if your phone has a persistent problem
that is not solved by powering off the phone and then powering it on again.

A factory reset will permanently erase all your personal data and customized settings, and also removes any programs you have installed. Make sure that you have backed up the information and files you want to keep.

If your phone hangs or freezes, we recommend that you do a “soft” reset instead of a hard/factory reset. To perform a soft reset, remove the battery, wait for a few seconds, and then re-install it. After re-installing the battery, turn on the phone.

Performing a Desire X factory reset via settings

The most convenient way to do a factory reset is via the phone settings.

1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap Settings icon.
2. Tap Storage > Factory data reset.
3. Tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.

Warning! Always turn off your device before installing/replacing the battery and SIM card.

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.