How to Hard Reset the Acer Liquid E Ferrari (S100)

Also known under the name of Acer Liquid E Ferrari, the Acer E S100 is easy to hard reset. This article is going to take you through the main methods and steps to follow whenever your phone is unresponsive, or you think you’re dealing with software bugs. This one is also a useful procedure to use when the phone takes a long time to power on, or you forgot the PIN code.

Before moving any further with the instructions, you should be aware of the effects of the master reset on your phone. As you might already know, this will bring the device back to factory state, which means that all data stored on its memory will be erased. This is done in order to make sure that all viruses have been eliminated, but it is, however, important that you save all files before proceeding.

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To get familiar with this type of Acer, you should know that it runs of Android, as most similar phones – what is interesting, though, is that it uses v2.1 (Éclair), which can be easily upgraded to v2.2 (Froyo). The phone is equipped with a Li-Ion 1350 mAh battery, 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. If you’re interesting in storing extra data on the device, there is a card slot that can be used to insert a micro SD card that would let you save up to 32 GB of additional documents. In terms of connectivity, there is a Wi-Fi 802 hotspot, as well as a Bluetooth v2.0.


As previously mentioned, before getting started with the reset, you should transfer all data onto the computer, by connecting the phone to it with an USB cable. The same thing can also be done using the PhoneCopy app that suits all Android devices, and guides you through all the necessary steps. The next important move you might want to make is to soft reset the Acer, by removing the battery for a minute and placing it back in.

In order to restore the Acer to factory settings, you should do the following:

  1. Open Configurations from the Applications Tab on the Home Screen and go to Privacy.
  2. Tap Factory Data Reset and press Reset Phone to continue.
  3. Select Erase Everything and wait for the device to format.

AcerLiquidEresetSimilarly, you can refresh the phone’s OS by doing this:

  1. Turn it off and make sure the battery is completely charged.
  2. Press the Power key as you do when you normally turn it on and wait for the phone to vibrate.
  3. When the Acer logo comes up, press and hold the two Volume Buttons (10) at the same time.
  4. Select Clear Boot: YES with the Volume Down key and press the Camera button (11) to confirm.

At this stage, the Acer Liquid S100 should begin to reboot by itself – whatever additional moves might need to be made, the device will guide you via on-screen warnings and information. Once the operation is finished, don’t forget the recover the data using the backup you made.