HTC One Hard Reset to Factory Soft

The HTC M8 or HTC One, as some tend to know it, is a cool-looking device that entered the market in 2013. Being much faster, bigger, stronger and generally better than its predecessors, this smartphone has a lot to offer, but it also requires quite a bit of care from its users. While it works perfectly as long as you treat it right, it can become slow and laggy when many files, apps and infected documents have been downloaded off the internet. This is where a hard reset for the HTC One comes in, and here is how to do it.

The first thing that you should know about this procedure is that it’s a fast way to solve persistent problems. The factory or master restore will erase all of the files on your phone’s storage, which includes all apps you’ve installed, music and videos, photos and files you’ve created, as well as your own accounts and system settings. For this reason, please be sure to save your documents into an updated backup – you’re free to use a device of your choice or a cloud.

Performing a master reset on the HTC One is definitely a little trickier than it is with similar devices. The main issue here is that there is a large amount of space on the internal memory – either 32 or 64 GB depending on the option you went for, and there is no slot for a microSD card. This being said, it means that you will have loads of data to transfer, and the only options you’ll have will be external. Thankfully, the phone is running on Android version 4.1.2, so you will be able to use Google Cloud.


Speaking of the smartphone’s specifications, you should probably know that this HTC device comes with a Quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset. Its GPU being an Adreno 320, the cell phone also has a 4MP camera and a secondary 2.1MP one, the last one being on the front side. You can record videos using both of them while the integrated stereo speakers will guarantee a great experience for music lovers.


Now that we’re done rambling about the HTC M8’s technical features, it is time to make the important decisions. One of them would be whether or not you’re done with your back-up and ready to initiate the reset. Whenever this decision is made, you should also check if the keyboard can still be used and see which one of the methods below is best for you.

The first solution we recommend for phones with a functional keyboard is:

  1. Go to the Home Screen and click
  2. Scroll down and open Backup & Reset.
  3. Tap on the Reset Phone option and click OK.
  4. This will initiate the reset, and you should wait.

Another method to go for is the one where you’ll use the hard reset keys:

  1. Turn the phone off and press Volume Down + Power.
  2. Hold the keys and wait for the menu to pop up.
  3. Use Volume Down to choose Factory Reset and press Power.
  4. Press OK and follow any other steps indicated on the display.