Hard Reset the Motorola DEFY+ to Factory Software

The topic of our article today is going to be focused on how to perform a hard reset on the Motorola DEFY Plus smartphone. Launched in September 2011, this is one of the older models from the brand and is well-known for its great display and the long-lasting battery. The positive reviews coming from customers confirm it is one of the most affordable choices when it comes to quality Android devices.

Refreshing the phone’s software is recommended whenever you forgot the Security Password, the device is running slow, you’re experiencing many software issues, or you’d simply like to sell it as brand new. It is important to understand how this procedure is going to affect the phone – by restoring it to original settings, it solves all problems quickly, but it also erases all the data on its memory.


To get used to the way the Motorola DEFY+ works, here are a few of its most relevant features. First of all, it comes with a 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor, 512 GB RAM and a 1700 mAh battery. Equipped with a 5 MP camera attached with image stabilization and ge-tagging, the phone can serve for taking pictures and recording videos. When it comes to connectivity, there is a Bluetooth v2.1 and a Wi-Fi hotspot, while apps such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter are included in the menu.

How to Restore the Motorola DEFY+

Before jumping into any of the necessary instructions, we remind you that the files and folders saved on the internal memory of the Motorola DEFY+ will be deleted by the end of the operation. To create a backup, please use the Phone Copy app for Android that will show you exactly how to do so. Alternatively, the data can be saved on a cloud or an external device, using the USB cable.

Now that you’re done saving everything, the next important move to make will be the data reset itself, which can be performed as follows:

  1. From the Home Screen, slide the Applications tray open and go to Settings.
  2. Within this folder, scroll down to Privacy and tap Factory Data Reset.
  3. Select Data Reset to confirm and if prompted, tap Reset Phone to continue.
  4. The phone should now be rebooting and erasing all the user information.

Motorola-Defy-Plus-keysSince the previous method only works on a functional device, we also have an option for those whose phone is completely frozen, or unresponsive. The second method follows the steps below:

  1. Turn the phone off and make sure the battery is charged up to minimum 80%.
  2. While the device is off, press and hold together the following hard reset keys: Volume Down and Power.
  3. Wait for the Android Screen to pop up and release the keys then tap the right corner of the touchscreen to activate the menu.
  4. Scroll down to Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Volume Up and Down keys then press Power to select it.
  5. Similarly, choose Reboot System Now and press Power to select OK.
  6. Allow your phone to restart and finish the procedure.