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Restore Aspen M1i phone to factory default settings

Restoring your phone can be useful if you lend out the phone or just want to restore your phone to factory default settings and delete all user data, such as contacts, messages, and downloaded games. Remember to backup Encrypted files before you use Master Reset, or update the ROM system
software, to be able to access the encrypted files on the storage card afterwards.

To reset the phone to factory default settings:

1. Remove the battery cover and the stylus. Locate the small hole (see picture).

2. Press and hold the stylus into the slot below the battery to the right.

Insert a thin object into the hole and press down briefly.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Aspen M1i master reset

3. The phone restarts.
The content of your phone will not be deleted.

To reset the phone to factory settings and delete all phone content, such as contacts, messages and downloaded games:

1. Tap the Start icon > Settings > System > Master reset.
2. Enter the code.
3. The phone restarts.

Note: When resetting the phone to factory settings, you may lose content that was in the phone when you purchased it.

If nothing works: As last resort do a Sony Ericsson phone repaire with PC Suite. Use this method to hard reset AFTER INSTALLATION----> TOOLS > PHONE REPAIR
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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.