HTC Evo 4G LTE Hard Reset to Master Factory

Specifically designed for Sprint users, the HTC Evo 4G LTE can be hard reset by using a couple of simple methods. These ones are fully detailed within the second section of our article and are suitable for everyone owning this type of phone. If you are currently struggling with lags, blue screens, various errors and unwanted restarts/shut-downs, the following procedure can be a life-saver for your smartphone.

Before we get started with the operation itself, let us explain why this is such a useful method to use on a failing device. The easiest way to summarize it would be that the Evo 4G from HTC Mobile will be brought back to initial software, as well as settings while the data will be erased in order to remove all possible bugs. This means that your internal memory will be wiped clean as a result, so make sure that you copy your data.

As you probably know it already, the HTC Evo 4G comes with an astounding design and great battery life. It is generally appreciated and loved for its ease of use, as well as the quality of its 8 MP camera. While this one is equipped with geo-tagging and serves users in recording videos, too, the one on the front can only be used for taking selfies and for video-chat purposes.


Using Éclair as its operating system, the device lets users upgrade to Gingerbread, and the CPU used on the phone is a 1 GHz Scorpion type. Coming in black and white, you can enjoy this phone while surfing on the web via its Wi-Fi hotspot or sharing files between devices via the BT version 2.1.


Since this is one of the very few smartphones from HTC that do not support a battery-pull method, you won’t be able to perform a soft reset on it. This is a pity, because it is one of the quickest ways to sort minor problems on your phone without having to fully restore all settings. As you might have seen on other models from this mobile company, this is the initial procedure we recommend to perform.

However, you won’t be able to remove the battery on the Evo 4G, which is why we will take you through two other simple ways to do the same thing. These ones are more aggressive, though, so don’t forget to back up the files you need. Follow the instructions below and feel free to contact us for additional details:

  1. Go to Notifications & select Settings.
  2. Tap Backup&Reset and choose Reset Phone.
  3. Select Erase All Data and tap Reset Phone once more.
  4. Read everything, and then click OK.

Alternatively, you can do as shown in the video above and use the hard reset buttons in order to initialize the same procedure. The backup is necessary in this case too, as all photos, apps, videos and other media files are going to be removed;

  1. Turn off the phone and charge it.
  2. Press the Volume Down/Power key-combo and hold.
  3. Wait for the Recovery Menu to load and the logos to appear.
  4. Use Volume to go to the Reset option and tap Power.