Huawei P8 was announced in April 2015 and the phone was available for sale from the moment it was announced. It features a 5.2 inches IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. The resolution of the display is 1080 x 1920(~ 424 pixel density). The processor of the smartphone is a Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53; HiSilicon Kirin 930/935, while the graphic processor is Mali-T628 MP4. The phone has internal memory of 16/64 GB and 3 GB of RAM . The smartphone comes with Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), v5.0.2 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow).
If the phone ever gets too slow or in case it stops working as it used to and shows error messages on the screen, it might help a lot to do a reset. While reinstalling the operating system, the reset will also solve all software issues causes by viruses, as it restores settings to the original ones and removes everything from the internal memory. Before commencing, you should make sure that the device has sufficient battery (above 60 per cent) and backup everything important. You can do this on a hard drive or any other external accessory.
Here is the first method for performing a hard reset:
- From the main screen, you have to select Settings.
- From the Settings menu, you will have to choose the ‘Back up & Reset’ icon.
- Click on ‘Factory data reset’.
- Choose Ok and wait for the device to reboot.
Here is the alternative method for bringing your phone back to its initial settings.
- Turn off your device.
- Press and hold the Volume Up key, the Home button and the Power button.
- Your phone will reboot in Recovery mode. Use the Volume buttons to navigate in the menu and the Power button to select an option.
- Using the Volume button, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and select it using the Power key.
- The process will end with the message ‘Data Wipe Complete’.
- Wait for your phone to reboot.