Hard Reset the Motorola DROID X to Factory Data Settings

Today’s topic will be focused around the Motorola Droid X, a smartphone with great multimedia features, such as its camera with HD video capture, the DLNA support, and HDMI output. Launched in July 2010, the device that’s also known as DROID Shadow is one of the oldest modest, but also one of the best from this brand.

Although known for its performance and, having thousands of positive reviews, the Android device can sometimes experience a few software-related issues. If you started noticing errors and freezes that interfere with your user experience and you’re like to refresh the phone’s software, we suggest performing a hard reset on the Motorola DROID X. However, please bear in mind that this procedure is also going to wipe all the data stored on the phone.


This article will show you how to deal with such side effects, but before getting started with the necessary detail, you should be informed that this phone comes with 512 MB of RAM and a micro SD card that can store up to 32 GB. Apart from that, the Motorola DROID is amazing for listening to music – it comes with stereo FM radio and supports MP3/MP4/WAV/WMA, etc. – and taking pictures – it has an 8 MP camera with geo-tagging and face detection. Other relevant features are its 1540 mAh battery, the 1 GHz processor, as well as the Wi-Fi 802 hotspot and Bluetooth v2.1.


To make sure you won’t lose any of the important media files or apps on the device, it is important to create a backup on an external device. You can connect the phone to a PC using the USB cable, store the data on the micro SD card, or transfer everything on a cloud. Once this is done, you can safely move on to the data reset and choose one of the methods below.



  1. From the Home Screen tap the Menu key and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Privacy and select Factory Data Reset.
  3. Confirm the option by tapping Reset Phone and wait for the operation to begin.
  4. The phone will now start rebooting and be ready to use in a couple of minutes.


  1. Turn the device off and fully charge it.
  2. Press and hold the Home Key and Power button at the same time until the Android logo appears.
  3. Press the Search key to see the Menu and scroll down to Wipe Data with the Volume buttons.
  4. Tap the Menu key under OK to confirm then select Yes with the Volume keys.
  5. Press Menu once again to continue and allow the procedure to be initiated.