Hard Reset the Motorola DROID BIONIC XT875 to Factory Soft

The Motorola Droid Bionic XT875 supports a large 4.3” TFT capacitive touchscreen with Multitouch support, as well as Proximity sensor, Accelerometer sensor, and Compass sensor. Released by Motorola in September 2011, this is not a GSM device, which is why it may not work on any GSM network worldwide. If for some reason you’d like to sell the phone as brand new, or you’re having trouble with its software, a good solution is to hard reset the Motorola DROID BIONIC XT875.

Quick to solve all such problems, the master reset will act by refreshing the phone’s operating system, and cleaning the memory card off. This means that all media files, contacts and apps won’t be available on the device afterwards. To make sure you don’t lose any of the data stored on the internal memory, it’s recommended to make a backup.

Before moving on with the instructions, there are a few important details you should know about this Motorola phone. To begin with, it uses Android v2.3.4 (Gingerbread) as its OS, and it’s equipped with a dual-core 1 GHz processor that works with a PowerVR SGX540 CPU and 1 GB of RAM. For those who like surfing the net, there is a Wi-Fi 802 hotspot available, and apps such as Youtube, Gmail and Maps are already included. The phone also features two cameras that take good pictures and record high quality videos – the main one is an 8 MP camera located in the front, while the second one is a VGA rear camera.

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While it’s true that a cold reset will get you rid of all software-related issues very fast, it’s always useful to start with a warm reset – this is the soft version that will not erase anything on the device. To do so, we suggest making sure that the battery is fully charged. You can then power the phone off, remove the battery and place it back in. After a couple of seconds, you can turn the Motorola back on and check if that had any effect on it.

In case the first method didn’t work, you’re almost ready to move on to the second one – before following any of the steps indicated below, don’t forget to save the data! To create a backup, you can connect the device to a PC and transfer everything into a separate folder, or you can as well save all your documents on the micro SD card. Now you can safely consider your phone ready for the factory reset procedure, which is easy to do, as follows:

  1. From the Main Screen, select Apps and open the Settings folder.
  2. Tap Privacy and select the Factory Data Reset option.
  3. Choose Reset Phone and enter the password if prompted.
  4. To confirm select Erase Everything and allow a few minutes for the reboot to be complete.

As you may have noticed, this procedure requires a functional phone. If yours does not respond to such commands, it means that the keyboard and/or touchscreen may be frozen. However, there is no need to panic, as you can also reset the device using the external keys. Follow the instructions below for this option:

  1. With the phone turned off, press and hold the Volume Up and Power button for a few seconds.
  2. When the Fastboot Screen appears, scroll down with the Volume keys to select Android Recovery and press Volume Up to confirm.
  3. When the triangle pops up on the screen press both Volume buttons simultaneously for the Recovery Menu to come up.
  4. Select Wipe Data with the Volume Down key and confirm it with Power.
  5. Choose Yes to continue and press the Power button once again.
  6. If the Reboot System Now options pops up select it using the Power key.
  7. Don’t interrupt the procedure and wait for a maximum of 4 minutes for it to be done.