Our topic today will be the Nokia 301 Dual-SIM phone that was released in April 2013, as well as the problems its users are most often confronted with. If you own this device and issues like errors messages and hangs sound familiar to you, you’ve come to the right place. The method we recommend in order to get rid of all possible viruses is to do a hard reset on the Nokia 301.
This phone is not impressive, but it satisfies the basic needs of all users, and it has been reported to work well. The only reason why it could be running slow it’s either its age – if you own the phone for more than 2 years, that might be the case – or a virus that infected it. With the second situation in mind, the factory restore is going to erase all data where the bug could be hiding, which means that you should make a backup before we move further.
Running on the Nokia Series 40 UI operating system, this device comes with both a 2G and a 3G network. Its only camera is the rear 3.15 MP one with a 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. The removable Li-Ion 1100 mAh battery can support up to 880 hours without recharging in 2G, while a maximum of 936 hours are supported in 3G. There is a Bluetooth version 2.1 available on the Nokia 301, and many of the most desired social apps are already integrated.
HOW TO RESTORE THE NOKIA 301
The phonebook’s memory is able to store up to 1000 contacts and although the internal memory is only of 256 MB, you probably have some data in there that you want to keep. If that is your case, we advise you to move everything you need from the phone’s memory on to any other device you have in store. An example will be the PC that you can connect your phone to – use the USB cable to do this, and then create a folder with all the files.
To master reset the Nokia 301 using the special code, do the following:
- Power the phone on and charge its battery up to at least 80%.
- Open the Phone Call option and type *#7370# on the keyboard.
- If that fails to work, use *#7380# instead and wait for more instructions.
- Enter the security code – if you didn’t change it, it should be: 12345.
- Allow the process to begin and wait for the phone to restart.
The same as most similar Nokia devices, this one can also be restoring using various methods. If the hard reset code solution didn’t work well for you, we suggest doing this:
- Leaving the phone turned on, go to the Home Screen.
- Open the Main Menu and select the Settings icon.
- Go to Factory Restore and check Settings or All depending on what you want to reset.
- Type in the security password if needed, and wait for the operation to be complete.