HTC Wildfire S Hard Reset Guide – back to Factory Settings

Every device, including the HTC Wildfire S, finds a time in which it can no longer handle the strain put on its internal memory. A hard reset procedure might be the answer – bringing you handset to factory settings erases all data from your phone, all customization and most likely all applications you have downloaded or installed.

Keep in mind that hard resetting either via the software settings or by using the hardware buttons asks that you back-up your data, otherwise it’s all lost and erased. This, however, does not apply to the SIM card, unless you specifically ask to.

How to Hard Reset the HTC Wildfire S

Since knowledge is power, the HTC Wildfire S displays its software on a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen ever since its release in May of 2011. Offering a strong grip, this device weighs 105 grams and is 12.4 mm thick. Housing a 2 GB storage room, 512 MB RAM and a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, this phone comes with a 5 megapixel camera that captures high resolution pictures thanks to its auto-focus feature.

Other than that, the HTC Wildfire S comes out of the box with a 2.3 Gingerbread Android OS and with the much admired HTC Sense 2.1 user interface. It packs a loud speaker, a 3.5 mm jack port and, under the hood, we can find a 1230 mAh Li-Ion battery.

HTC Wildfire S

Instructions from the Android UI

Resetting your data from the Settings Menu is easy and convenient. This is best used when the HTC Wildfire S still functions but you simply want to delete everything on the phone, before a sale or lending the device to someone else.

  1. From the Home Screen press the Menu Button.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Now go to the SD & phone storage section.
  4. Here, press the Factory data reset button.
  5. Now tap on Reset phone.
  6. Touch Erase everything to confirm this process.

Reverting to Factory Settings from Recovery menu

If your HTC Wildfire S won’t turn on, resetting using the hardware buttons is the second best way and don’t worry – it is quite an easy process. This works best when the phone is stuck and cannot boot Android into a proper state, so booting into recovery becomes the only way to fix the error.

HTC Wildfire S buttons for hard reset

  1. Remove the battery and reinsert it after a few moments.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time and continue holding until an image with three Android figures appears on the display.
  3. In the newly appeared menu, use the Volume buttons to navigate and the Power button to select. Doing this scroll down to Factory Reset.
  4. Now press the Power button to select it and wait for the process to finish.