How to Hard Reset HTC Desire Z to Factory Settings

The HTC Desire Z is a smartphone from the same family as the HTC Desire and the HTC Desire HD, which comes with a QWERTY keyboard. Released in Europe and Canada in November 2010, this phone is among the first ones to get the newest version of Sense. Like any other phone, with time you will notice different kinds of functional problems, such as longer loading times, error messages or unresponsive applications. This means it’s time to hard reset the HTC Desire Z and bring it back to factory settings.

The software refresh procedure helps you restore the smartphone to factory data and is the easiest way to solve many of the problems it may appear. In this article we present two methods of doing this procedure.

Along with its QWERTY keyboard, the HTC Desire Z comes with a 5MP camera which can record HD video and an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor. It also features an 800 X 480 3.7 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen and runs on Android OS.

HTC Desire Z

How to factory reset HTC Desire Z

Before you begin a master reset procedure, is vital to back up your data, because otherwise it will be lost and all your data and customized settings will be permanently erased. Be warned, as the information found on the microSD card may also be lost. After you take care of your data and files stored on HTC Desire Z, you can follow the next steps:

  1. Press menu from the Home Screen and then select Settings.
  2. After that select SD & Phone storage and then select Factory data reset.
  3. Choose Reset phone and then select Erase everything.

HTC Desire Z hard reset

Another way to perform a recovery process includes the usage of the phone’s buttons. The steps are as follow:

  1. Turn off your phone and then press and hold the Volume Down button.
  2. After that slowly press the Power Button, wait until the Android image appears on the screen and release the Volume down button.
  3. Now use the  Volume down  button to scroll until you see Factory Reset, and then press the Power key to select the option.