Garmin-Asus Nuvifone A10 hard reset (restore factory settings)

The Garmin-Asus Nuvifone A10, a kind of legacy device in this age and time, is still curiously used by many. As a great and classic phone, users might encounter small issues along the way, the gadget performing slowly or even jamming. Well, in case you’re one of them, a simple answer would be to hard reset the Garmin-Asus A10, bringing it back to factory state settings (or a Master Clear, as manufacturers like to call it).

While this process is meant to recover the integrity of the phone, resetting also helps when you wish to sell it, mainly because it will wipe every bit of private information from the internal memory. This includes contacts, pictures, videos, music and other multimedia file types as well. So, before proceeding, make sure that you have created a back-up to restore files at the end. Before we jump into the ‘how-to’, here are a few advantages and disadvantages of your handset of which you might be willing to take note for your future experience:

Launched in July 2010, the Garmin-Asus Nuvifone A10 carries a mini-SIM and a TFT capacitive touchscreen of merely 3.2 inches in size with multitouch capabilities. Its microSD card slot can support up to 32 GB, offering quite the storage room alongside its 4 GB internal storage for which 512 MB of RAM, in some instances, might not be enough. Even though equipped with a 5 megapixel high-definition autofocus camera, it can only record in a QVGA, at 30 FPS, quality. You might be interested in updating your OS (operating system) having in mind that it comes out of the box with a 2.1 Eclair Android.

The device comes with a much needed 1500 mAh Lithium battery, offering to as many as 700 minutes of talking time and proper energy supplies to feed this Google friendly handset. As far as built-in utilities go, the ASUS Garmin A10 will automatically recharge when mounted into the car mount, switching automatically to hands-free mode so that you can comfortably drive while talking on the phone thanks to its built-in speaker amplifier.

Garmin-Asus A10 – restoring to factory settings

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You can hard reset the ASUS Garmin A10 by following these simple steps:

  1. With the Asus A10 in a working state, press the menu key and then tap on Settings.
  2. Choose the Privacy sub-menu.
  3. Now from the Personal Data section, tap on Master Reset and wait for several minutes until the process is complete.

When the device is unresponsive

Sometimes, the phone operating platform malfunctions and you cannot access the Home menu, nor the Settings part to perform a clean and easy restoration. In that case, you will have to dig deep and start the process from the Recovery menu, which can be accessed as follows. Not many phones have this function, with the Alcatel One Touch 903 being the first to come in mind, so we can consider ourselves lucky here.

  1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up button while pressing and holding the Power Button.
  3. Keep holding the previous mentioned buttons until ‘Clear User Data’ is displayed on the device’s screen.
  4. Now press it and wait for the phone to reboot.
  • sufaz76

    I have try for your methode but fail,,, my phone just stuck in android logo…do you know…how to flash this phone

    • Alex Serban

      Hey there,

      Which of the methods explained above have you tried? The first or the second?

      • sufaz76

        thanks for your answer, sorry i am late to answer cause i just open the email. I try the second methode and i am waiting for so long until 4 hour but nothing happend, and I can not try your second methode, cause my phone can not boot to menu just stuck in android logo, do you any option,,,,???

        • Alex Serban

          It sounds like you may have a bricked device. Was the phone working before you started the steps or it already had problems?

          • sufaz76

            Yes. I think my phone was needs to flush. May be there is some file in the system is missing…so your methode is fail to recover my phone. Do you have any more option… thanks for the next answer

            • Alex Serban

              Well, actually, the method presented above is just used to hard reset phones that have a trouble going through Android and it’s only a small shot when you’re phone is bricked.

              The best thing you can do now is to flash a stock version of Android or a custom ROM like CyanogenMode, but this is not the subject of our topic.

              Try searching on XDA, someone there should help.

              • sufaz76

                Ok. Thanks for your information…I will try to search to xda…

                • Azeddine Alam

                  hello sufaz76, my garmin asus a10 is bricked like your phone, i ask u if you find a solution to unbrick it. thanks