Motorola ATRIX HD MB886 Hard Reset to Factory Soft

Launched in July 2012, the Motorola ATRIX HD MB886 is one of the first smartphones in the US to benefit from a 720p display. The phone comes with a great design and is famous for its long-lasting battery and performance when it comes to loading apps, animations and multitasking. However, owning such a smartphone also means a little effort to keep it working well, and performing a hard reset on the Motorola ATRIX HD MB886 is one sure way of doing this.

Also known as a master reset, this is a procedure that allows users to restore the device to factory software, which means the OS will be renewed, all data will be erased, and as a result, the general efficiency of the phone will be improved. Although a very quick way to get rid of any viruses and software bugs, it’s important to bear in mind that a backup of your information is necessary before getting started.

Motorola ATRIX HD MB886

To familiarize you a little more with this Motorola phone, you should know that it comes with Ice Cream Sandwich OS installed, and can be upgraded to Jelly Bean (version 4.1 of Android). Coming with a non-removable 1780 mAh battery and a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, the device is also equipped with 8 GB storage and 1 GB of RAM. Being very good for taking pictures, it comes with an 8 MP frontal camera with auto-focus and image stabilization, as well as a secondary 1.3 MP camera on the back. Also very useful for browsing the web, the Motorola ATRIX HD has a Wi-Fi 802 hotspot and gives access to most well-known applications.


Before moving any further with the instructions, we have to remind you that by performing a factory reset on this phone you will be losing all data stored on its internal memory. Therefore, we recommend saving everything on an external device – for example, you can use a micro SD card, or an external hard drive. Similarly, you can connect the phone to a PC via the USB cable, and transfer all apps and media files on to the computer. Once you’re done with the reset, you can freely copy all the documents back on to the phone.

Now that you finished making the backup, you’re safe to get started with the procedure itself, which can be done either via settings, or using the hard reset button keys. Starting with the first option, you will need to have a functional phone to use this one, which means the keyboard and display must be responding to all commands. Please follow the steps below:

  1. From the Home Screen open the Applications Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Backup and Reset and tap Factory Data Reset.
  3. To confirm the selection tap Reset Phone and wait for a few minutes without interrupting.

motorola-atrix-hd-mb886 keysIf this method didn’t work or you couldn’t use it because the device was frozen, there’s no need to panic. The second option allows you to reset the phone while it’s turned off, by simply following the instructions:

  1. Turn the device off and make sure the battery is fully charged.
  2. Press and hold the Power (1) and Volume Down (2) keys and wait for Fastboot to appear.
  3. Use the Volume Down button (2) to scroll down and select Android Recovery then press Volume Up to confirm.
  4. When the Android screen pops up tap the bottom right corner of the screen to see the menu and select Wipe Data with the Volume keys (2).
  5. Tap OK to continue and then Yes to confirm.
  6. Tap OK once again to accept the Reboot System Now option then allow the phone to begin the process.