It was released in May 2012 and it is not a GSM device which is why it won’t work on any GSM network around the world. The phone we’re going to focus on is the HTC Evo 4G LTE – a good smartphone that can sometimes be affected by viruses. Possible side effects include a slow software and frozen apps, unfunctional menu and many others.
If these ones sound familiar to you, it is possible to regain functionality of the phone, if you hard reset the HTC Evo 4G LTE to factory data software. It is crucial, though, to be aware that this procedure will wipe all the data off and bring everything back to the original settings. For this reason, this article is going to guide you through the process of the reset, as well as making the necessary backup.
Running on Android OS v4.0.3, the phone comes with a super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen attached with Gorilla Glass protection. Its internal storage capacity is of 16 GB and it is attached with a micro SD card that can store even more files. The phone has a Wi-Fi 802 hotspot and can be used to take pictures / make videos. This is possible thanks to its two cameras: a 8 MP main one and a 1.3 MP secondary camera.
Resetting the HTC Evo 4G LTE
Before proceeding to master reset the phone, you may want to give soft reboot a try.In order to do this, you will have to use the soft reset key which is the Power button. Please press and hold the Power key for around 10 seconds. Release it afterwards and turn the phone back on. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you can move on to plan B – performing a hard reset.
Do this using the first option, as shown in the video below:
- From the phone’s Home Screen, slide the Notifications panels open and go to Settings.
- Tap the Backup and Reset option and choose to Reset Phone..
- Confirm by selecting Erase all data and tap Reset Phone.
- To confirm press OK and wait for the procedure to begin.
- The phone will now be rebooting; don’t interrupt the procedure at any given time.
- Switch the phone off, remove the battery and re-insert it.
- Press and hold Volume – and Power at the same time until the Recovery Menu pops up.
- Using the Volume keys, scroll down and select the Clear Storage/Factory Reset option then press Power to confirm.
- Select Yes using the Volume – key and confirm with the Power key.