The Oppo Find 5 is a powerful quad-core phone released in December 2012. With a full set of modern features, it’s well suited to any user interested in games and other high-powered applications. While the Oppo Find 5 has more than enough processor speed and RAM for most programs, you can be surprised to find it beginning to behave erratically, such as by hanging or freezing on otherwise normal tasks. In this case, a hard reset can often eliminate these software problems by reinstalling the operating system and resetting the phone to its factory settings. If you’re experiencing these kinds of problems and nothing else has helped, it may be time to perform a factory reset.
The Oppo Find 5 has up to 32 GB of internal storage and a 13 MP camera, which means that any regular user of this device is going to have a great deal of data saved over the time they’ve been using this phone. Filling your phone with pictures, data, and applications is not a major problem, but if you decide to perform a hard reset, you must be aware that all of this data will be completely erased. You must prepare a backup of your personal information either using your computer or Google Play’s network backup capability before moving any further.
Factory reset instructions
There are two different ways to perform a factory reset on the Oppo Find 5. The first method we’ll cover is easily accessed through the software menu available from the home screen. The second method is for when the phone’s software is too badly damaged or corrupted and you can’t access the menu or touchscreen. As a general rule, the first one is rather simpler.
This is how you hard reset your Oppo Find 5 through the home screen software menu:
- Turn the Oppo Find 5 ON, plugged into a power source or with full battery.
- Go to Menu -> Settings.
- Choose the General tab.
- Select Backup & Reset, then Restore Factory Settings.
- Avoid checking any of the available options unless you really know what you’re doing.
- Select Reset Phone and wait. The phone will restart with a freshly wiped drive, ready for your backup.
If the touch screen is not working or you have serious internal problems that navigating is not possible, you can reset the phone through its Android firmware, starting with the phone off:
- Press and hold both the Volume Down & Power buttons.
- A different logo will appear and you will enter a new menu. This is the phone’s recovery mode.
- Use the Volume buttons to navigate towards Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Use the Power button to select the desired choice.
- Wait several minutes and let your Oppo Find 5 reset itself to factory settings.
After this is done, you are free to restore all your data to the phone’s now-empty internal drive. Any corrupted software that was present in the phone before should now be gone, along with all your problems. After this, the phone is again in a like-new state.