Panasonic Eluga DL1 Hard Reset Instructions

The Panasonic Eluga DL1 is a sleek, handsome and rugged touchscreen smart phone released in April 2012. It’s been certified as water and dust-resistant, with numerous tests showing fine performance in its resistance to damage. Despite the reliability of the external components, this phone, like any other, is susceptible to software errors and other internal problems over time.

When these begin to interfere with normal use of the phone, it can mean that it’s time to hard reset the Panasonic Eluga DL1. There are two methods to reset the Panasonic Eluga DL1 to factory settings, and this article will cover the details of each.

Panasonic Eluga DL1 was built primarily for ruggedness and stability in the face of adverse conditions, water and dust being the primary target. It has no certification for shock-resistance, and lost the favor of more than a few reviewers due to its battery life, which is quite short. It has no MicroSD card slot, and only two external moving parts on the front. The lack of a MicroSD card slot means that you’ll have to make a backup of your data either through USB or wireless through Google’s servers.

How to Hard Reset the Eluga DL1

Making a backup of your data before beginning the factory reset procedure is critically important. This process will delete all of your user data, including contacts, messages, and third-party applications. Only after the reset is entirely complete will you be able to restore all of your data and continue using the phone like normal. If you’ve made this backup already then you’re ready to begin with one of two methods. The first described here uses the home screen menu:

  1. From your home screen Menu enter the Settings folder.
  2. Enter Backup & Reset then Factory Data Reset, you may be prompted to enter your passcode.
  3. Tap on Erase Everything, confirm and let the phone restart.

If the phone does not respond and you’re unable to navigate the home screen menu, there is another method available designed for exactly this case. When file corruption becomes a serious enough problem to make this necessary, you can use the phone’s firmware to restart the phone and re-install the operating system:

  1. With the phone off, hold the Volume up, Volume down, and Power buttons.
  2. You may be prompted to input your password to unlock the Recovery menu.
  3. Once the menu appears, select Factory Reset, then Wipe data.
  4. Press the power key to confirm and the phone will restart.