How to Hard Reset the HTC One ST (Easy Guide)

Another one of the Ice Cream Sandwich phones from HTC is the One ST that became available towards the end of 2012. Although not as thin as the 7.8 mm S phone, this one has a pretty great design and measures 128 x 66.9 x 9.3 mm. Entirely made of metal, this device is definitely one that anybody would be proud of owning. In case you’re one of the happy owners, we’d like to dedicate this article to making sure that the HTC One ST stays as amazing as it is now.

In order to make this happen, we need to constantly take good care of the smartphone and avoid saving too much data on it. Whenever the phone start running slow, it’s indicated to erase unnecessary information from it, close all applications and restart it. If this doesn’t make a change, we will show you how to hard reset the HTC One ST in a few steps. For this reason, we call our article today an easy guide, as we will try to explain it in the simplest way possible.

Before you move on to checking out the instructions, you should be very well-informed about the device. Some of its key features is the Dual-Core 1 GHz processor, but the accelerometer and proximity sensors are also important to remember. Using a Wi-Fi hotspot for the internet and the v4.0 of Bluetooth for connecting to other devices, this HTC phone is the best you can get if you’re a social butterfly.


For those of you who love photography, it’s important to bear in mind that the 5 MP camera placed on the back comes with touch focus, face detection and geo-tagging. In addition to the previously-mentioned characteristics, it also features a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. If you tend to get lost from time to time, the One ST is here to help you – the GPS with A-GPS support is very good at identifying you location, and it can easily guide you towards the desired destination.


The master reset procedure, as you might already know, restores the phone to original settings, and it could delete all personal files on the internal memory. Recently downloaded data, ringtones, applications, images and contacts will all be gone. However, the documents saved on the SD or SIM card won’t be wiped off. To make sure you won’t lose any of the other ones, you can either transfer them onto the SIM card or an external micro card if there’s enough space, or copy everything on your PC.

To get started with the reboot, follow these instructions:

  1. Back up all of your files and go to the Home
  2. Open the Applications menu and choose Settings.
  3. Tap Backup & Restore, and then select Reset Phone.
  4. Check Erase all data and tap Reset Phone once more.

If the phone’s menus are all frozen, you can do the cold reset using hardware keys. These ones are placed on the chassis and the same as it happens with similar phones, they are the Volume buttons and the Power key. Take a look at the picture for a better understanding, and do the following:

  1. Save all data on the internal memory and turn the phone off.
  2. Press Power & Volume – and hold while waiting for a vibration.
  3. When the Android image appears, release keys and wait for the menu.
  4. Use Volume – to choose Factory Reset and any other key to cancel.
  5. Press Power and the reboot will immediately start.