Hard Reset the ZTE Blade 3 Pro to Factory Soft

The ZTE Blade 3 Pro is a high quality touchscreen smartphone launched in May 2013. It comes with all the features that we appreciate in a modern mobile phone, such as great internal storage, a dual-core processor and a long-lasting battery. Although not the latest and trendiest model from this brand, it definitely delivers well on a couple of important factors.

In case you purchased this phone and started to notice an increasing number of fatal errors, hangs, slow or unresponsive apps, it could be that your ZTE was attacked by a virus. Our recommendation in such situations is to do a hard reset on the ZTE Blade 3 Pro. There are two methods of doing this, and today’s article will outline the most representative details for each one of them. Before stepping any further, though, there are a few features that you should know about.

ZTE_Blade_3_fullFirst of all, the Blade III Pro is powered by the Jelly Bean version of the Android operating system – v4.1 to be more exact. Secondly, it also comes with 4 GB storage capacity and a slot for micro SD card that card save up to 32 GB more. In addition to that, the chipset it uses is a Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon while its CPU is a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5. If you’re interested in internet, you will be happy to know that there is a Wi-Fi 802 hotspot available, while Youtube, Gmail, Google Talk and others are included for free.


When it comes to restoring a smartphone to its default settings, a key aspect is to understand how this procedure works. Although a highly efficient and very quick way to get rid of all software bugs and refresh the OS, the data stored on the phone will also be deleted by the end of it. For this reason, we’d like to suggest saving your files ahead of time.

To have a recent backup on a different device, you should connect the phone to that specific device – be in another smartphone, a tablet, a PC or anything else – with the USB cable. Once you’re connected, you can easily transfer all documents into a separate folder. If you prefer using an application, another solution is to download and install the PhoneCopy app which will guide you through the steps.

Now that your photos, music, videos, contacts and all other data is safe, you should move on to the first option for the master reset:

  1. Open the Main Menu of the phone and click on the Settings icon.
  2. Scroll down to Backup & Reset and select it.
  3. Choose Factory Data Reset, and then click on Reset Phone.
  4. Tap Erase everything in order to format the device and wait for the reboot to be done.

Similarly to what happens with many other devices, this one could also be frozen and entirely unresponsive at times. If that’s the case or if it simply doesn’t power anymore, you forgot the password or can’t access the menu, the second method might be the best one for you. Follow the instructions below to use the hard reset keys:

  1. Szte-blade-3-keyswitch the phone off and make sure you fully charged its battery.
  2. Press and Hold the Volume Up key together with the Power button and wait for a vibration.
  3. When you’ve entered into Recovery Mode, press Home to see the options and Volume to scroll up and down.
  4. Select Wipe Data with Volume Down and confirm with Home key.
  5. At the end, select Reboot System Now, and then confirm it the same as before.