It was launched in April 2011, it has a 2G and a 3G antenna while its multitouch screen is known to work amazingly well. In case you didn’t guess what smartphone I’m talking about, this is the HTC DROID Incredible 2 – an impressive device that all of its users recommend through their reviews.
If owning this phone, you experienced a few software problems, we have some good news for you. There is one simple and efficient way to get rid of all errors, fails and hangs that might be bothering you! It’s popular under various names, and this article is going to take you through all the steps of doing a hard reset on the HTC DROID Incredible 2.
The HTC DROID Incredible 2 runs on Android OS v2.2, also known as Froyo. If you’re interested in more advanced features, this operating system can be upgraded to the Ice Cream Sandwich version for free. It is also great to use as a music player, as it comes with FM radio and supports most files from MP3 to AAC and WAV to WMA. However, this device isn’t great just for music! It can also be used to take pictures and capture videos: it has one 8 MP camera attached with face detection and one 1.3 MP secondary camera.
How to Restore the Droid Incredible 2
Please bear in mind that all data will be lost by the end of a master reset process! As we move further and show you how to restore the smartphone to original software, don’t forget about the importance of making a backup. Whether you have good music you wouldn’t want to lose, great pictures from your trips or applications you’d like to continue having, saving them is the best you can do.
To create a backup of the data on your phone, all you have to do is connect the HTC DROID Incredible to a computer via the USB cable and transfer all the files you need. Alternatively, you can download and install the Phone Copy application, designed for devices running on Android.
Now that you’re done saving the files, you can safely begin the procedure. This is a fairly simple thing to do by either using the menu or via hardware. Starting with the first option, you should follow the steps below:
- From your phone’s Main Menu, go to the Settings folder.
- Tap the SD & Phone Storage option then choose Factory Data Reset.
- Confirm by tapping Reset Phone and select Erase Everything to continue.
- The phone is now rebooting; don’t interrupt the procedure.
For a frozen or unresponsive smartphone, the second option is the best one to use. Take advantage of the hard reset keys on your device and do the following:
- Turn the phone off, remove and re-insert the battery.
- Press and hold the Volume Down and Power keys simultaneously until the Recovery Menu pops up.
- Scroll down to Factory Reset using the Volume keys and confirm with the Power button.
- The phone will be rebooting and ready to use in a couple of minutes.