Hard Reset the Nokia Lumia 925 to Master Factory

Released in June 2013, the Nokia Lumia 925 can be hard reset in a maximum of 5 minutes. Equipped with an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, this strong smartphone is powered by Microsoft Windows OS version 8.0. While these are just some of the cool features that the dual-core CPU device has to offer, there is no Superman hiding inside of its case. This being said, the Lumia 925 can also be attacked by viruses, the same as all other phones.

Whenever this happens, a quick and dirty way to get rid of the bug and solve the software problems is to do a master reset. This is a well-known procedure that can be performed on absolutely any device, including tablets, laptops and desktop computers. By reinstalling the default version of the OS and resetting the settings, the operation also deletes all data and makes the Lumia look like brand new.


You can take advantage of other devices or even use apps in order to make a backup. The latter is an important aspect to take into account when doing the factory reset, as all files will be lost. Given that the phone comes with either 16GB of space or 32GB available storage space, you might want to transfer those documents somewhere else.


A soft reset can be performed on the phone by turning it off when it’s blocked. You basically force it to switch off by pressing and holding the Power key for as long as necessary. It would normally not take more than a few seconds – up to a minute for this to happen, and you can then recharge the device and remove its battery and SIM card for a bit.

This is a great way to help the device cool down, and it only takes a few minutes to do it. The real magic, though, won’t happen unless you hard reset your Nokia Lumia. There are two different ways to do this, but the most important method is the one below:

  1. Turn the device on and ensure it’s charged.
  2. Go to Menu and open Settings.
  3. Click on the About section and tap Reset Phone.
  4. Once you confirm the option, the procedure is going to begin.

This is also the easiest way to do a master restore, as it will do all the work by itself without you having to worry much about the buttons you need to press and for how long. It can be a little difficult to use this one, though, in case your phone is not exactly functional and responsive.

For a phone that tends to restart by itself, get blocked or not respond to your commands, you can also use the method in the following list:

  1. Switch the phone off and press Power until it vibrates.
  2. Release the Power key, and then press and hold Volume Down.
  3. Wait until the exclamation mark appears and release the Volume key.
  4. Press Volume Up and release, and then press Volume Down and release.
  5. Press the Power key to confirm that you want to reset the phone.
  6. Read all instructions, and then press Volume Down and release.

Once you finish doing this, the phone will begin resetting, and it will then format all the data, bring settings back to original and reinstall the OS. This usually lasts for up to five minutes, after which the Nokia is going to restart.