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Nokia Lumia 520 soft reset

If your phone is unresponsive, frozen, press and hold both the Volume down and the Power keys for 15 seconds. All data will be lost!

If nothing helps as a last resort you can reset clear your Nokia Lumia 520 RM-914 forgotten password by using hardware reset:

This tutorial can be also applied to the following devices:

Microsoft Lumia 430, Microsoft Lumia 435, Microsoft Lumia 525, Microsoft Lumia 530, Microsoft Lumia 532, Microsoft Lumia 535, Microsoft Lumia 540, Microsoft Lumia 635, Microsoft Lumia 640, Microsoft Lumia 730, Microsoft Lumia 735, Microsoft Lumia 830, Microsoft Lumia 930, Microsoft Lumia 2520,

Nokia Lumia 520 hard reset Windows Phone 7

1. Turn off your Lumia 520 phone.
2. Press and hold the Volume down and Camera keys.
3. Press and hold the Power key.
4. When you feel the phone vibrates, release the power key, but keep pressing the volume down and camera keys, until the phone reboots. All data will be lost!
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Nokia Lumia 520 hard reset Windows Phone 8

1. Turn the power Off.
2. Press and hold the Volume down and connect the charger or the USB cable with PC, for about 8 seconds, you will see an exclamation mark (!) on the screen. Note: If you do not press any of the following keys, then the phone wp8 will starts boot normally.

Then press the keys in this exact order:
1. Volume up
2. Volume down
3. Power
4. Volume down

nokia lumia 520 hard reset exclamatian mark
The phone will reset and restart. Please note this may take a few minutes.

All data will be lost!

Factory Reset Nokia Lumia 520 from the menu

On the start screen Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Tap the arrow icon.

  1. On the Start screen, tap wp phone arrow.
  2. Tap Settings > about phone.
  3. Tap reset your phone, and then tap yes and again yes.

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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.