HTC One Mini Hard Reset to Factory Soft

Being announced in July 2013 and becoming available for release one month later, the HTC One Mini represents a wonderful device with Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen (of 4.3 inches and 16M colors), 122 g weight and 16GB memory (1 GB or RAM). Despite the fact that it can be a generally great performing phone, this device can get stuck in some applications or freeze, thus bringing you a lot of dissatisfaction. However, you should note that you can always appeal to an ingenious and extremely practical process which can ‘fix’ your phone. This procedure is called a factory reset and can be done in the comfort of your own home. So, sit back and relax, while documenting yourself with respect to the steps you need to take in order to keep your HTC One Mini functional and as great as it is now.


It is important to note that this device has an Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, upgradeable to v4.4.2 (KitKat) and planned for a v5.0 (Lolipop) upgrade. It also runs on a Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait 200 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It comes with a 720 x 1280 pixels display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. In case your phone experience is unsatisfactory, you can fix all the issues which irritate you by appealing to a great process called a software refresh.

Hard resetting the One Mini to Factory Soft

When talking about master factory reset, it is important to note the fact that this is a process similar to a hard drive format on a conventional computer. Whilst all the important files (including your music, your accounts, your videos or documents) are deleted, the device will be brought back to a working state in a few minutes. This is the best way to remove and prevent all software errors, infections or simply delete any important data before a resell. Nevertheless, in order to restore everything back to default, you will have to save everything from the memory of your phone and copy to an external hard drive all important files you don’t want to get lost.

Here is the first method to restore your device to its initial settings (using the external buttons)

  1. Turn your HTC One Mini off and press and hold the following key sequence: Volume Down button + Power key.
  2. Wait for the three Android images to appear, then release all buttons.
  3. Press the Volume Down key in order to select the ‘Factory reset’ option, then press the Power buton.
  4. Wait for the device to reboot.

The second option involves accessing the Settings menu and entails the following:

  1. Make sure your device has enough battery.
  2. Click on ‘Reset phone’ and select the ‘Erase all data’ option.
  3. Tap ‘OK’ and wait for the device to be brought to its initial settings.