Hard Reset the HTC Legend to Factory Software

The HTC Legend is a modern and extremely sophisticated device which appeared in February 2010, being revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and going on sale in March the same year. It is built from one block of aluminum and has an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 16M colors.

Despite the fact that this phone has gathered a lot of media coverage, as well as attention from the general population, it can become useless if it ceases to function at an optimal level. Whenever you notice your smartphone performing at an undesirable level or not responding, you might want to hard reset the HTC Legend to factory settings in order to make sure all hardware, software, or wireless network related issues are gone, as well as avoid seeing your device frozen.


The HTC Legend has a removable battery, that can be pulled out from a compartment at the bottom of the device, and plenty of smart features, including proximity and ambient light sensors, GPS, camera autofocus, geo-tagging or voice memo. It has an Android 2.1 Éclair operating system which can be upgradable to 2.2 Froyo and a Qualcomm MSM 7227 600 MHz processor. When it comes to storage, it features a microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible), as well as a microSD slot which supports up to 32 GB.

Restoring the HTC Legend

You ought to keep in mind that a software refresh can wipe out all your personal data, including your accounts, your music, videos, photos and so on and so forth. Since it is impossible to recover your personal data, before beginning a reset to factory settings, it is important to do a backup (using Google Backup or any third party software). You can even do that using an external device, raid system or hard drive.

In order to reset your phone using the Settings Menu, you must follow the next steps:

  1. Press Home, then Menu and tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down the screen and tap SD card& phone storage.
  3. Click on Factory data reset.
  4. Tap Reset phone and then click on the ‘Erase everything’ option.


A second method that can be used in order to soft reset your phone is by using its buttons:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down key and then briefly the Power button.
  3. Wait for three Android pictures to appear on the screen and release the Volume Down key.
  4. Press Volume Down to select Clear Storage and then press the Power button.
  5. When asked to confirm, press the Volume Up key.