Hard Reset the HTC Salsa C510 to Factory Soft

Released in June 2011, the HTC Salsa is also known as the C510 or HTC Weike. Although not a very new model, customer reviews prove that it is well-known for its efficiency and high-speed internet. If you own this smartphone for longer than 2 years, you might have started experiencing software issues like error messages and slow-loading apps. This is where a hard reset of the HTC Salsa C510 comes in.

Also famous under the name of a master reset, this procedure is going to reinitialize all main hardware components of the device, thus restarting its operating system. This means that all media files, contacts, apps and other data stored on the phone will be erased, which is why we recommend making a backup before moving any further.


Coming with a single-core 800 MHz processor, the HTC Salsa runs on Android v2.3 – Gingerbread OS. In terms of storage, the phone comes with 512 MB ROM and 512 MB RAM, while it lets users store up to 32 GB more on a micro SD card. It is also equipped with two cameras: a 5 MP one in the front that comes with face detection and geotagging, and a second VGA one on the back – both of them take pictures and record videos. Since it tends to be primarily used for surfing the internet, the device also has a Wi-Fi 802 hotspot and comes with a Facebook dedicated key, as well as many apps.


If you’d like to save any files on the phone before beginning with the reset operation, we suggest using an application that will guide you through all the steps. A good example is the Phone Copy app that was specially designed for Android devices and is very easy to use. Alternatively, you can just connect the phone to any device and transfer the documents into a folder.

In order to restore the phone to factory settings, you have two options that depend on the state of the HTC. If you happen to be able to use the keyboard, and the display is responsive, you could follow the steps below:

  1. From the Home Screen of the device, open the Settings folder.
  2. Choose SD & Phone Storage, and then select Factory Data Reset.
  3. Press Reset Phone and confirm with Erase Everything.

htc salsa keysThe second option is suited for a phone that is completely frozen, and fails to respond to any commands you previously try to give. In this case, the process will be started after having turned the HTC off. To begin, please do the following:

  1. Remove the battery from the phone, and then reinsert it after a few seconds.
  2. While the device is switched off, press and hold the Power key (1) and the Volume Down button (2).
  3. When the tree Android logos pop up, release the keys and scroll down with Volume (2) to select Clear Storage.
  4. Press Power to continue and wait for the next screen to appear.
  5. Select YES using the Volume Up key and press the Power button once more.

All the data stored on the internal memory, including user details and third-party apps will now be deleted from the HTC Weike. You should wait for the wipe to be complete and the device to restart, then use the backup to restore everything you need.