Nokia 6600 hard reset

There are 2 ways to do a factory reset on your Nokia 6600 phone. If you have forgotten the password, you should reset the phone using the hardware reset method.

Nokia 6600 hard reset

The first methode is a soft-format code for Series 60 phones is *#7370# . Enter this code in the dial phone screen.

It performs a format of the Internal drive - All data will be lost! You must use a valid SIM card to enter the phone dial screen. Make a back up before doing a full reset of your 6600 phone.

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Nokia 6600 hard reset using code

Nokia 6600 hard reset using keys / buttons. Little bit difficult, but it works!

Master reset Nokia 6600

The method of performing a hard-format, i.e resetting it completely to factory defaults and removing all data, is as follows:

1. Switch off the phone. Make sure the battery is fully charged!
2. Hold down the following three buttons: Green (call answer) button, * button, and '3' button
3. While holding these buttons, press the power button and switch on the phone
4. When the message 'Formatting' appears on the screen, release all of the buttons. It will take about 2-4 minutes! Phone will reboot! Do not power off your device until phone reboots. After hard reset is done you should see "Insert SIM card" message on screen or if you have inserted SIM and PIN code enabled, then the home screen will be displayed.

Note: There is no need to insert any SIM card to do this Nokia 6600 hard reset format using buttons.

Nokia 6600 hard reset

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.