Huawei Ascend P2 Hard Reset to Factory Default State

Believe it or not, this is one of the world’s fastest smartphones. Released in April 2013, this device has support for 150 MB/second download speed that can basically be reached at any time, assuming that your carrier has also been carefully chosen. If you bought this phone and have begun to experience software issues, such as lags, hangs and fatal errors, it might be the best time for you to read this article.

In case you wonder why this particular few paragraphs, let me tell you what we’re going to do for you today. First of all, we will take a look at some of this phone’s most important characteristics, while making sure that you understand well how to functions. Secondly, we’ll also dive through some of the typical methods to get rid of your problems. One of our main focuses, though, will be on doing a hard reset on this Huawei Ascend P2. The latter is a quick and efficient procedure that will restore your phone to factory software.

To begin with, a quad-core processor of 1.5 GHz is powering the device, and on its back we have a 13 MP camera with autofocus. This one is one of the best cameras you’ve probably encountered on a smartphone before, but the good news is that it doesn’t make your phone look big or have a bump on its chassis. The camera is softly placed under a plastic protection foil and can barely be seen by an inexperienced eye. Apart from this one, a 1.3 MP camera can also be found in the front.

Huawei_P2_fullThanks to the minimalistic approach that Huawei went for when designing the Ascend P2, we can take advantage of a pretty great design. This explains why the smartphone looks leek, elegant and professional while its Jelly Bean OS makes sure it’s not only physically attractive. A strong and impressive device, this one features 16 GB of total storage capacity, and the Li-Ion 2420 mAh battery is a removable one that can help you when soft resetting the phone.


You probably learned how to restore other similar models to their original settings, but you’ll have to be careful about the small differences when it comes to this one. The Ascend P2 can be unfrozen using the soft restore procedure – by simply using the ON/OFF key that will shut it off, you will be able to take the battery and SIM card out for a minute. Once this is all done, you can place them back in and turn the phone on.

Please use the USB cable and any device you wish in order to make a backup. It is important to know that the master reset will erase all the user data including apps, user details and media files you stored on the phone. Don’t forget to update the backup you have, in case you made an older one.

huawei-ascend-p2-keysOnce you’re ready, use the below instructions for the reboot:

  1. With the phone off, press Volume Up, Send and Power.
  2. Wait for the Recovery Screen, and then select Factory Reset using Volume Down.
  3. Go to YES – delete all user data, and then wait for the next warning to appear.
  4. Select Wipe Cache Partition and tap Wipe Cache to confirm your option.

If you already knew about this method, and you’re looking for an alternative that might work better on your phone, we have the solution for you. All there needs to be done is go to the Home Screen and do the following:

  1. Open the Applications tray and tap Backup & Reset.
  2. Choose Factory Data Reset and click on Reset Phone.
  3. Select Erase All and the device will begin to format.