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Motorola Milestone Soft reset

Crash recovery - Restarting Motorola Milestone XT720

If your phone stops responding to touches and key presses, try a quick reset. Remove the back cover and battery, then replace and switch your phone on


left Shift+right Alt+Delete = restart Motorola Milestone

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Motorola Milestone Hard reset

To reset your phone to factory settings and erase all
the data on your phone, touch Motorola Milestone Hard reset Menu > Settings
> Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone.
Warning: All data on your phone will be deleted.

Motorola Milestone Hard reset using keys

Power off device. Press kamera key + power key for about 10-12 sec (even 15 sec) (You will see Motorola logo then a yellow exclamation point in a white triangle.)

Press both (1st) Volume UP + (then) camera key in this order for Android System Recovery menu

Motorola Milestone hard reset

Select Wipe / Factory reset with Volume down key (or with D pad) then press POWER key (or CENTER D Pad) to hard reset  Motorola Milestone.

Motorola Milestone Hard reset


Motorola Milestone Hard reset

BONUS: Motorola Milestone bootloader
Device off: D-PAD + POWER key

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.