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HTC Smart hard reset Factory Resetting

Need to start over? If you’re passing your phone on to someone else or just want a fresh start, you can factory reset your phone. It’s not a step to be taken lightly. Factory resetting your phone will delete all your data. It returns the phone to the state it was in before the first time you turned it on.
Important Be sure to back up data (contacts and files) that you want to keep before you factory reset your phone.

Performing a factory reset via settings

1. From the main Home screen, press MENU, and then tap
Settings > Security > Factory reset.
2. Enter “1234 ”, and then tap OK.

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

HTC Smart hard reset with buttons/keys Performing a factory reset while phone is turned off

HTC Smart Factory reset
Delete all data and restore the phone back to its initial state.

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1. Press and hold the VOLUME UP, VOLUME DOWN and
END CALL/POWER buttons. You will then see this message on screen:

HTC Smart hard reset

2. Press the VOLUME DOWN button to perform the factory reset, or press any other button to cancel the reset.
3. When prompted, press the VOLUME DOWN button to turn on the phone.
Tip If your phone hangs or freezes, remove the battery, wait for a few seconds, and then put it back in. After reinserting the battery, turn the phone back on.

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.