Acer Liquid Express E320 Hard Reset to Factory Data

Specially created for Orange, the Acer C6 Liquid Express became widely available in November 2011. Since its official launch and until nowadays, it became one of the most appreciated models for its capacitive touchscreen with a density of 210 ppi and the high-speed internet. If you’re ever dealing with freezes, sudden reboots, hangs and other issues, you may need to restore the phone to factory configurations.

This article will show you exactly how to do that by performing a hard reset on the Acer Liquid Express E320. Before you execute such a procedure, though, it’s important to make sure that the phone is locked and fully charged. Aside from that, another key step is making a recent backup that will allow you to restore all important files back onto the device once you’re done formatting it.

Running on Android’s well-known Gingerbread OS, the phone is equipped with 512 MB of ROM and another 512 MB of RAM. It comes with a 2G and a 3G network and uses a Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the web. The Liquid Express also has two important sensors: one for proximity and another one for acceleration. Coming with a Stereo FM with RDS, the phone is great for playing any type of music you like. Use the micro SD card to store even more of your favorite music!


The device uses an 800 MHz CPU and is powered by its Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The Li-Ion battery it comes with might not be very long-lasting, but it’s good enough for 8 hours of talking in 2G and 7 hours in 3G. Apart from that, you can use the phone in stand-by mode for about 400 hours in 2G and up to 480 in 3G. If you’d like to use it for work, the Acer C6 has a Document Viewer integrated – this one helps you view and edit Word documents, as well as Excel, PDF and PowerPoint files.


Before you take any further action, you might want to copy all of your important documents on a cloud or an external device. You can also use the Android apps available on Google Play for an easier process in case you need those. Once you’re ready, you can use the main menu to do the following:

  1. Open the Apps Menu and go to the Privacy folder.
  2. Select Factory Data Reset and wait for more options.
  3. Click on Reset Phone to confirm and read the warning.
  4. When you’re done, click on Erase All and wait for 5 minutes.

Alternatively to this, you can also use the hard reset buttons to do the exact same thing. This time, you will be using the keys placed on the phone’s chassis, so you won’t need a functional device. It can be an ideal method if you’re been having troubles with keeping the phone on. It sometimes can restart by itself or shut down while it could also get stuck on one screen or another. This operation will efficiently work even in such situations.

Please take a look at the Youtube video above and make sure you fully understand how to use this solution. The same steps are also listed below:

  1. Press and Hold Volume Down and Power after having switched the phone off.
  2. Release when the device vibrates and wait for the Android logo to come up.
  3. Use Volume Down to choose Reboot System Now and tap Power.
  4. Using the same volume key, select Yes  and press Power to format.