Hard Reset the Alcatel One Touch Evo 7 to Factory

The Alcatel One Touch Evo 7 is another smartphone from Alcatel that was released in January 2013. Using a smartphone you will sometimes encounter a few errors and freezes, and it is recommended you check and improve the performance of the phone. To do so, it’s useful to delete all the content and renew the operating system of your Alcatel One Touch Evo 7 and this can be done by performing a hard reset.

While it is indicated to restore your phone to factory settings, as it is one sure way to solve software issues quickly, this action will erase all data and apps from your phone. Therefore, make sure you first make a backup of your data to prevent any loss. This article is going to guide you through the process of a master reset, as well as making the necessary backup.

Running on Android OS, the phone has a dual-core 1.6GHz processor and a memory of 4GB internal storage. The One Touch Evo 7 is equipped with 3MP primary camera, as well as a secondary VGA camera – these allow both taking photos and making videos.

Restoring the Alcatel One Touch Evo 7


Before proceeding, make sure that you’ve completed the backup and that the phone itself has enough battery – usually, above 60%. Also, it’s not advised to interrupt the process once started. In order to make a backup you will need to download the SDK Installer for Android, which will guide you through the steps. Here is what you need to do once you installed the application:

  1. In your Search option on your computer enter “cmd” to open the Command Prompt.
  2. To change the directory in Command Prompt, enter “C: “.
  3. On your Command Prompt type “CD sdk/platform-tools/”.
  4. Connect your phone to the computer.
  5. Type “adb services” in command prompt to check if your phone was properly detected.
  6. Type “adb backup-apk-shared-all-f on D:backup.ab” to create the backup.


Once your data is saved, you’re safe to start the hard reset procedure. This will require following the steps below:

  1. Turn your phone OFF before starting the procedure.
  2. Press the Volume Up, Home and Power keys simultaneously, until the Android screen appears.
  3. Using the Volume buttons to navigate, scroll to Wipe out data/Factory Reset and confirm the option by pressing the Power button.
  4. Navigate once more using the Volume keys to Yes – delete all data and confirm the choice using the Power button.
  5. Scroll down using the Volume buttons to Reboot System Now and confirm.
  6. When the process is completed, press the Power button to restart your phone.

At this moment, you have a fresh smartphone with the memory drives empty and a brand new operating system. All you have to do now is to restore the data from the backup you have made. To do so, you should follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Command Prompt on your computer again by searching “cmd”.
  2. Type “C: ” to change the directory into C.
  3. On your command prompt, type “CD sdk/platform-tools/”.
  4. Connect your phone to the computer.
  5. Check it is detected, by typing “adb devices”.
  6. Type “adb restore D:backup:ab” to restore the data.
  7. Disconnect the phone and check that all your data is intact.