Sony Xperia SP Hard Reset to Factory Settings

Sony Xperia SP is the kind of device that offers high definition entertainment in a premium quality design. It has been announced in March 2013 and released one month later. Despite the fact that it may seem like the ideal phone, it can bring you a lot of dissatisfaction should it work at a slower rate. However, you do not have to worry, as you can hard reset your Sony Xperia SP to factory settings, the same as you would with a laptop or computer. The master reset process is ideal to get rid of infections, software errors or simply delete any important data before a resell. Read this guide to get all the instructions you may need.


This device has a 4.60-inch 720×1280 display powered by 1.7GHz processor alongside an Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which can be upgraded to v4.3 (Jelly Bean). It also comes with 1GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory (5.8 GB available for the user) and 8-megapixel rear camera, with a lot of interesting features, including geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, sweep panorama, autofocus or touch focus. It is important to note that this phone is considered to be one of the most powerful and efficient, however, after a while, it can work slower, lag or fail to respond to the user’s demands. This is why you must appeal to the ingenious and efficient software refresh process.

How to restore the Xperia SP

In order to bring back your device back to its initial settings, it is important to firstly keep in mind that the battery ought to be of at least 60% and that all files will be erased from the hard drive, including your music, your contacts, your pictures or any personal documents you might have. However, this will not impact you much, as you can do a backup beforehand to make sure everything you will need will be saved. Here are the steps you need to take to restore your device:

The first method to soft reset the Xperia SP is by using its software menu:

  1. Turn on the device and go to the Settings menu.
  2. Tap on ‘Backup and reset’, then choose ‘Factory data reset’.
  3. Click on ‘Reset phone’ and choose ‘Erase everything’.
  4. Wait for the phone to reboot.

how to 2The second method to hard reset your phone is by using its external buttons:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold together the Power key and the Volume Up button for a few seconds.
  3. Navigate through the menu by using the Volume Down button and the Volume Up one.
  4. Choose the Recovery option wait for Android logo to appear.
  5. Select the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and confirm using the Power key.
  6. Choose the ‘Yes- delete all user data’ option and accept ‘reboot system now’.

The third method will allow you to master reset your device by dialing a special code.

  1. Check if your phone is on.
  2. Press the phone’s dialer and tap the following code: *2767*3855#.
  3. Confirm all the information on the screen.