How to Hard Reset the Xolo Q800 to Factory Defaults

Also known as Lava Q800, this Xolo smartphone was released in February 2013 to become one of the most appreciate models in terms of performance. It comes with a long-lasting 2100 mAh battery, as well as a Quad-Core 1.2 GHz CPU and many other impressive features. Apart from introducing you to the most relevant characteristics on this device, today’s article will also show you how to hard reset the Xolo Q800.

Whether you don’t remember the passcode, you have problems with certain apps, the software is taking a long time to load or you’re dealing with errors and hangs, the factory restore procedure is going to help a lot. This is one sure way to get rid of all software-related issues, since it removes all files that could possible store a virus. This being said, you should not forget to make a backup before moving further.

The Xolo Q800 runs on Android OS v4.1.2 – Jelly Bean – which is one of the latest and most powerful versions of this operating system. Equipped with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, this phone comes with four special sensors: accelerometer, proximity, gyro and compass. It can also take great photos, as it has two cameras: a 8 MP one with geo-tagging and a rear 1 MP one. This is also a popular option for those who lose entertainment, as it comes with Radio FM, accepts most media types and its general speed it around 6 Mbps.


You might have noticed that this model comes with a battery that can be easily removed. This means that before moving on with the procedure, you might want to try performing a soft reset first. This could be the best solution for apps that froze and a slow-working phone. However, if you’ve experienced errors and severe problems, you should move on to the second method.

The soft or warm version of the reset can be done by turning the device off. You should then remove its battery and wait for a minute or two before re-inserting it. Turn the phone back on using the Power key and wait for it to restart.

xolo-q800-keysThe second option will use the hard reset keys and is especially suitable for a phone that does not respond to any commands – a frozen display and no reaction to most keys on the keyboard are a clear sign of this. Please do the following in this situation:

  1. Power the phone off and repeat the same steps as before – take the battery out and place it back in.
  2. Press the Power and Volume Up keys and hold until you see the Recovery Menu.
  3. Use the Volume Down button to select Wipe Data or Factory Data Reset and press the Power key to move on.
  4. Select Yes in the same way, and then tap the Power button to get started.

Please make sure you follow additional instructions on the screen and read all warnings that might pop up. Also, bear in mind that this will erase all user data, which is why it is solely your responsibility to save it beforehand.