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ZTE Blade hard reset

Remove SIM card. Power on the phone. Press "Emergency call" and dial / type in the following hard reset code for ZTE Blade *983*987#

Try this: HOME + VOLUME UP + POWER ON ZTE Blade for hard reset recovery menu.

Hard reset possible with flasing a new ROM / hr from recovery menu

e.g ClockWorkMod recovery menu: Wipe /Factory reset

Note: FTM mode will not do anything. This is for ZTE Blade firmware update. You need to download latest firmware and update software from your wireless provider e.g. T-mobile, etc. ...

ZTE Blade (ZTE San Francisco) FTM mode (aka Field Test Mode) With the phone turned off, press VOLUME DOWN + POWER key


Method 2.

1. Take out battery.

2. Press and hold the Volume Down button and while you hold Connect ZTE Blade to PC via USB cable.

3. FTM will appeare on the screen.

4. Release Volume key.

5. Start the downloaded ROM upgrade application.

ZTE Blade hard reset

ZTE Blade 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.