Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before 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.!


    HTC Dream Soft reset


    Soft reset
    A soft reset clears the device memory and closes running applications. Perform a soft reset when your device hangs or freezes, is running slower than normal, or an application is not performing properly. If a soft reset is performed when applications are running, unsaved information will be lost.
    To perform a soft reset
    1. Remove the back cover.
    2. Remove the battery for a few seconds.
    3. Re-install the battery, replace the back cover, then turn on the device

    To remove the back cover
    1. Make sure the device is turned off.
    2. Hold the device sideways with the control buttons on the right.
    3. Slide the screen panel up to reveal the keyboard and the back cover release tab.
    4. Gently push down the release tab with your finger until the back cover disengages from the device.
    5. Pull the back cover out then set it aside.
    HTC Dream hard reset

    HTC Dream hard reset

    HTC Dream Android hard reset


    1. The device must be powered OFF to Dream hard reset.
    Note: If the device is not responsive and does not turn off, remove the battery and re-insert it.
    2. Press and hold the Home button and the Power button at the same time.
    3. Keep holding Home and Power together for at least 25 seconds, even if the "Startup" screen appears.
    4. Release the keys when you see a black screen with a warning sign.
    5. Slide the keyboard open.
    6. As a shortcut, press ALT+W to factory reset the device. If this does not work, continue with the below steps.
    7. Press ALT+L.
    8. Press Alt+W for 'wipe data/factory reset'.
    9. Press the Home + Back key.
    Note: You can also remove the battery and re-insert it.


    Factory reset
    Performing a factory data reset deletes all data, including downloaded applications, and resets the device back to its initial state—the state before you turned on the device for the first time.
    Important Make sure to back up important data you have on the device before you perform a factory data reset.
    To perform a factory reset
    1. Press HOME > MENU, then touch Settings.
    2. Scroll down the screen, then touch SD card & phone storage.
    3. Navigate to the Internal phone storage section, then touch Factory data reset.
    4. When prompted, touch Reset phone. The phone resets and displays the Home screen.