Hard Reset the Motorola RAZR M XT905 to Factory Soft

If you’re looking for a high quality smartphone with great features, but not a very large screen, the Motorola RAZR M XT905 might be the best option for you. With a 4.3 inch screen as well as 4G speeds, this device has a reputation for performance. One of the main carriers selling this phone is Verizon, but the unlocked Motorola can also be used for other carriers, except AT&T.

If you are the proud owner of this phone and software-related issues like errors and hangs have been turning your user experience into an unpleasant one, your phone’s software might be infected. In such situations, we recommend performing a hard reset on the Motorola RAZR M XT905. The procedure will help solve all such problems and the phone will feel like brand new: blank memory, renewed operating system, etc.


Running on Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the device can have its OS upgraded to v4.1 (Jelly Bean). Featuring a 2000 mAh battery, this is one of the amazing smartphones that last long without recharging them. In terms of photography, there is a main 8 MP camera, as well as a rear one, both of them taking great pictures and videos. The Wi-Fi 802 hotspot and included apps such as Youtube and Picasa, make web browsing a lot more fun, while you’re taking advantage of the 3G and 4G networks available.

How to Restore the Motorola RAZR M

You might have spotted the words ‘blank memory’ in the first paragraphs of the article. It is true that one of the biggest downsides of a master reset is the fact that you’ll be losing all data. We have two solutions to make this easier – the first one is a soft restore and the second one involved creating a backup.

Beginning with the first solution, you can always try to do a warm reset first, by turning the phone off and removing its battery. This will allow it to cool for a couple of seconds or one full minute. Once this is done you can re-insert the battery and power the device on to check if anything improved. In case this didn’t work too well, it might be necessary to move on to a factory reset.

In this case, the most important aspect you should know is that a backup of the data is simple to do and can help you save time. To do so, simply connect the phone to any external device and transfer the files into a separate folder. The same can be done by copying the documents into a cloud, since this is one of the most modern ways to save data.

motorola-razr-mxt905-resetTo move on with the next steps, you should follow the instructions below once you’re done with the backup:

  1. From the Home Screen of the device, touch Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and scroll to Backup and Reset or Factory Data Reset.
  3. If prompted, choose Reset Phone to confirm and allow the phone to reboot.
  4. Follow any additional instructions on the screen and wait for up to 4 minutes for the procedure to be finalized.

The Motorola RAZR M XT905 should now have been restored to factory soft which means it will feel exactly the way it did when you just bought it. You can now sell it as brand new, restore the data to use it yourself or start downloading new apps to take advantage of its amazing features.