Sony Xperia E3 was announced in September 2014 and the phone was available for sale soon after. As any smartphone, this phone works nice and smooth when you buy it but after a period of time, it starts to crash and freeze when you open some applications. For this reason it is recommended to perform a hard reset to the factory settings of the phone.
The above-mentioned phone features a 4.5 inches captive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. The resolution of the display is 480 x 854 (~ 218 ppi pixel density). It runs on a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8926-2 Snapdragon 400 processor, while the graphic one is Adreno 305. The phone has an internal memory of 4 GB and 1 GB of RAM. The operating system is Android OS, 4.4.2 (KitKat).
You might think that this is a difficult process and you have to go to a GSM Service and pay a huge amount of money for a hard resetting your phone, but you are able to do it by yourself if you follow a few steps. It is important to mention the fact that, if you decide to perform a hard reset on you Sony Xperia E3 you will lose any personal data on the phone, including your accounts, your passwords, your pictures, your music and you contacts. The reason why it is strongly recommended to perform a backup on your phone before you start the hard reset process. There are two methods to perform a hard reset.
First method is considered to be the easy one
- From the main Screen go to the Settings menu.
- From the Settings menu select the Backup and reset option.
- Select the Factory data reset option.
- Select Ok and the process will begin,
The second method requires access to the Android recovery menu:
- Turn off your smartphone.
- Press the Volume Up button, the Volume Down button and the Power Button.
- Your phone will enter the Android recovery mode.
- Using the Volume buttons navigate to the Factory reset.
- Select Factory reset using the power button.
- Your phone will reboot and will start with the factory settings.