Released in March 2013, the Acer Liquid C1 is reknown as a great smartphone. Although it only has a single-core processor, its storage capacity of 4 GB makes it very suitable for surfing the internet, and using a great variety of applications at the same time. If you are the happy owner of this model and have been dealing with a few unpleasant software problems such as error messages and frozen apps, we recommend performing a hard reset on the Acer Liquid C1.
There are two main ways to regain functionality of the device – the first one involves what we call a soft reset or a warm one, whereas the second method is the hard reset itself. This article is going to take you through both of them, while explaining all the necessary steps to perform these operations correctly. In order for you to better understand how they work, you should know that the second one is very efficient in eliminating possible viruses, as it refreshes the OS and erases all user data from the phone.
The Acer Liquid C1 runs on Ice Cream Sandwich – Android OS v4.0, and it comes with a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. Having a 2G and a 3G network, as well as a Wi-Fi 802 hotspot, this phone allows you to use the included apps: Youtube, Gmail, Picasa, Google Talk, but also any of the ones you may like to install yourself. Being highly qualified for taking photos and recording videos, the Acer comes with two cameras: an 8 MP one with autofocus and geo-tagging and a rear VGA one.
RESTORING THE ACER LIQUID
We previously mentioned two possible ways of solving your current issues. Starting with the first one, a soft reset is a good solution in case you’re only dealing with minor problems – frozen apps, a slow start, etc. This one can be done pressing and holding the Power key for approximately 10 seconds. The phone will automatically reboot and be ready to use the same as before.
While the first procedure doesn’t remove any of the files stored on the internal memory of the Acer, the second one is called a factory reset because it restores the device back to its original settings. Doing so, all data will be deleted, which is why it’s important to make a backup. This can be done by transferring files on to the micro SD card, a computer or any external device you’d like to use.
Once you finished copying the important media files, contacts, apps and other documents you wanted to save, you’re safe to follow the indications:
- Open the Apps tray from the Main Menu and go to Settings.
- Select the Privacy folder and choose Backup and Reset.
- Tap Factory Data Reset then select Reset Phone as a confirmation.
- Press Erase Everything to begin the reset and wait for it to be done – it can take up to 5 minutes.
You might have encountered a more difficult problem – for example, the display could be frozen and the keyboard might be unresponsive. In this situation, you should use the following steps:
- Turn the phone off and try to power it up by pressing both Volume Keys (no. 7) and the Power button (no. 4) at the same time.
- You will see various Boot Options – use Volume Down (7) to select Recovery and press Volume Up (7) to select it.
- Wait for the Android logo and triangle to appear, then press both Volume Keys to see the menu.
- Scroll down to choose Wipe Data and press Power to confirm.
- Select Yes in a similar way then press the Power key once again.
- The reset will now begin and take a maximum of 4 minutes to be complete.