Released in April 2011, the Motorola ATRIX is a very good Android smartphone that is known to function well. Operating on Froyo with the possibility of upgrading to Gingerbread, the device has a reputation for performance. However, all smartphones can sometimes be infected by bugs and experience software problems that will interfere with your user experience. If that’s your case, we’d like to suggest performing a hard reset on the Motorola ATRIX.
The master reset procedure is a highly effective one that will solve all these problems very quickly, but it’s important for you to know how this is going to affect the device. To explain shortly, this will revert all of the phone’s settings back to factory default, which means that the operating system will be renewed and all personal data will be permanently erased. For this reason, we recommend saving everything important before getting started.
To get familiarized to the Motorola ATRIX, you should know that it comes with a TFT capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. Featuring 1 GB of RAM, the phone comes with an amazing dual-core 1 GHz processor and a chipset Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H. The phone’s main 5 MP camera, as well as the rear VGA one are very good for taking pictures and making videos. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone is equipped with a 2G and 3G network, Bluetooth v2.1 and Wi-Fi 802 hotspot.
RESTORING THE MOTOROLA ATRIX
We mentioned before that by resetting the Motorola, all the files and folders on its memory will be deleted. Given this situation, you should save everything on to an external device. Our suggestion is to use the USB cable you have to connect the phone to a PC and transfer everything into a separate folder. If you prefer using an app, the Phone Copy application can also help you synchronize the data so you can easily recover it afterwards.
No matter what’s your favorite way of copying the media files, contacts, apps and other information stored on the phone, once you’re done doing that, you’re ready to move on to the next step. This one is the procedure itself, which can be performed via two main methods, as illustrated below.
USING THE HARD RESET BUTTONS:
- Power the phone off and completely charge its battery.
- While the device is off, press and hold the following keys: Volume Up and Power.
- When the Android Recovery Menu appears, use the Volume Down key to select Wipe Data and confirm with the Power key.
- Select Yes with the Volume buttons and press Power once again to continue.
- Wait for the phone to be restored and follow any additional on-screen instructions.
USING THE PHONE’S MAIN MENU:
- From the phone’s menu, go to Settings and under the Personal section, scroll down to Privacy.
- Tap Factory Data Reset from the available options and read the warning as it pops up.
- Confirm by selecting Reset Phone and Erase Everything on the next screen.