Huawei Ascend G301 U8816 hard reset using buttons

1. Turn off your Huawei G301 Android smartphone.

2. Press and hold Volume UP and POWER on the phone. Keep pressing these two buttons until recovery screen appears.

3. Select Factory reset /wipe data. (scroll down with VOL down.)

4. Select with power.

5. Scroll down to Yes -- delete all user data. Press power to confirm.

After all is done press power to reboot system now.

After data wipe has completed you are done.

Huawei Ascend G301 U8816 hard reset using SD card and frimware update

Download dload folder and file from Huawei official website and copy it to the root directory of the micro SD memory card.

Make sure your phone is power off. Insert the MICRO SD card into the handset. Pressing and holding both the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN key and then press the POWER key to power on the phone and enter the Software Upgrade Mode.

The phone will automatically unpack and install the new Huawe U8816 G301 firmware. After the successfull update the phone will restart. If not, then you have to remove and reinsert battery and continue with the Upgrade mode.

Do not forget to check the version in the menu by pressing  Settings ->About phone->Build number

Huawei U8816 Ascend G301 firmware upgrade

reset HUAWEI U8816 Android using menu option

If your phone is responding to screen input, then open Settings from the Applications menu. Tap Backup & reset > Factory data reset; click Reset phone and then Erase everything to format your phone.
older Android firmware
1. On the Settings screen, touch Privacy > Factory data reset.
2. When prompted, touch Reset phone, and then touch Erase everything. The
mobile phone resets the settings to the original factory settings, and then restarts.

Unlocking Your Mobile Phone If You Forget the Screen Lock Pattern
If you have already created a Google account, you can unlock your mobile phone
using the following methods.
• After you have entered the wrong sequence five times, a Forgot pattern? button will appear. Touch this button to enter the Google account interface. After you have entered your Google account password, you will be able to reset the unlock pattern.
• After you have entered the wrong pattern twenty times, you will be taken directly to the Google account interface. After you have entered your Google account password, you will be able to reset the unlock pattern.

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.