Nokia Lumia 920 Hard Reset to Factory Soft

Being announced on September 5, 2012 and released on the 2nd of November 2012, the Nokia Lumia 920 quickly became one of the most popular smartphones on the market. It has a colored unibody polycarbonate shell with glossy and matte finishes, being similar to its predecessors, namely the Lumia 800 and 900. Despite the fact that it might be considered a great performing phone, after a while, it can show signs of unresponsiveness. However, with a simple process called a hard reset, all your Lumia 920 problems should fade away.


Running on Windows Phone 8 operating system (upgradeable to v8.1) and having a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait CPU processor and a high-sensitivity capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors, the Nokia Lumia 920 supports the Qi inductive charging (meaning that it can be charged directly onto a special pad) and comes with 32 GB of internal storage. However, it has no expandable storage.

Furthermore, this modern device managed to impress its users with its 8.7-megapixel PureView camera with optical image stabilization for videos and still images. It also has a great selection of features, including PureView technology, geo-tagging, touch focus or check quality.

In spite of its interesting characteristics, it can be affected by viruses or work at a slower rate than normal. Luckily, with a smart method called a software refresh, all infections, software errors or problems related to unresponsiveness will be solved. Just read the next part of this guide in order to hard reset to factory soft your phone.

Lumia 920 factory restore

Before beginning this procedure to repair your device, it is recommended to perform a backup. This is important, as all your contacts, documents, music or video files will be lost. Also, you should keep in mind that there are four methods to soft reset your phone.

Here is the first:

  1. Power off your device.
  2. Press and hold together the Volume up button, the Camera key and the Power button.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power button.
  4. Wait for the phone to restart.

You can always appeal to the second method. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Go to the start screen and scroll down to tap arrow.
  2. Go to the Settings menu and click on About phone.
  3. Tap on the „Reset your phone” option and choose „Yes”.
  4. Wait for the handset to reset and reboot.

The third method is for Windows 8:

  1. Switch off your Nokia Lumia.
  2. Press the Volume Down button and connect the charger until you see the exclamation mark.
  3. Press the following sequence of keys: Volume Up -> Volume Down -> Power button -> Volume Down.
  4. Wait for your device to restart and reboot.

And here is the fourth method for Windows 7. Make sure you follow the next instructions:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press and hold together the Volume down key, Camera button, as well as your Power button until the phone vibrates.
  3. Release only the Power key and keep pressing the others for a few seconds until the phone reboots.