HTC Desire X Hard Reset to Factory Settings

HTC Desire X was announced back in August 2012 and it was available for sale in October the same year. It was meant to be an affordable smartphone, having also some great features. The device comes with Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and it has a Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor. As any such modern device, it performs really smoothly at the beginning, but, as time flows by, it may start to work slower than usual and, oftentimes, to freeze whenever some applications are opened. For this reason, any HTC Desire X owner should consider performing a hard reset to factory settings.


Another great feature of this device is its 480 x 800 pixel, 4.0 inches Super LCD capacitive touchscreen. Furthermore, you should know that this smartphone has an internal memory of 4 GB, but it also features a memory card slot of up to 32 GB. Another aspect that most people are interested in is its camera. This device has a 5 MP camera with a 2592 х 1944 pixel resolution. Autofocus and LED flash are also available for use.

Resetting the HTC Desire X

If you own such a device and notice that it started to work slower than normal, you could try to perform a soft reset. Before you start this process, you must take into consideration the fact that all your personal data, including your contacts, you accounts, your pictures and your music will be erased. This is why it is strongly recommended to perform a backup before you begin this process.

There are two available methods. The first can be done using the menu of your phone:HTC Desire X

  1. Make sure your battery is charged and then go to the Settings menu.
  2. Select Backup & Reset.
  3. Tap “Reset phone”.
  4. When the screen with the above-mentioned expression appears, select the “Reset phone” option.
  5. You will be asked whether or not you want to erase every data on your phone and, therefore, you need to select “OK”.

The second method can be performed when your phone freezes and when the Android system is no longer functional, the standard menu being impossible to open:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press the Power button and the Volume Down key for a couple of seconds and you will be able to access the Android Recovery Menu.
  3. Use the Volume keys to navigate through the menu and the Power button to select “Factory Reset”.