ZTE Blade

Hard reset Android on your ZTE Blade

In this tutorial we will show you two simple ways of performing a hard reset Android on a  ZTE Blade phone. Maybe it is working too slow, clogged with applications, or maybe you forgot your lock pattern password.

ZTE Blade

Maybe you need to give it as a gift, or even sold it; but before you probably want to get every personal data wiped out for good. You can solve all this by performing a hard reset on the Android Operative system of your ZTE BLADE. This device can be unlocked with the two most popular methods:

  1. A combination of buttons that allows us to access the Android operating system recovery routine inside the ZTE Blade
  2. Dialing a special code through the emergency call option.

Both methods erase every bit of personal data from the ZTE Blade.

First method to unlock Android on the ZTE Blade, with a call

The first method to reset Android on the ZTE Blade phone involves entering  a special code and restore the phone to its factory version. This method works great for users who have forgotten the unlock pattern, the steps are:

  1. Turn off your phone and remove the SIM card, then turn it back turn
  2. Select emergency call
  3. Key in * 983 * 987 #
  4. You see on your screen the “Erase everything”, select this option
  5. Wait for the device will reboot and be factory refurbished


This second method to reset Android on the ZTE Blade may be fine for any of you with a damaged operating system:

The steps are:

  1. With the phone turned off, press the volume keys, and power together until you see the Android recovery menu.
  2. Use the volume buttons to select “Wipe Data, Factory Reset” and confirm with the power button.
  3. In the next window performing the above step to select “Yes – Delete all user data” and expects
  4. When you  see the words “Done” on the screen, select “Reboot System Now” and restart the phone as new.

ZTE V971

If you want to reset Android on your ZTE V971 phone then here you will find the necessary help.

This tutorial will explain you how to restore your ZTE V971 phone into its original factory settings. This procedure will help you to unlock Android due to a forgotten lock pattern or a corrupt Android operating system.

ZTE V971Be advised: The two methods that we will try today will delete all personal data from your ZTE V971 Android phone, including messages, apps, games, contacts -everything- and leave it only with the initial factory settings.

Therefore, if it is your case that you still have access into your Android OS then consider making a backup of your apps through any backup application that you may easily find on Google Play Store.

Reset Android on the ZTE V971

If you do not have access to the Android operating system or forgot the unlock pattern on your ZTE V971 phone this method will solve it for you. Please follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the phone and wait 10 seconds
  2. Press the volume and power buttons toghether
  3. The phone vibrates and you will see the Android logo: You can release the buttons
  4. After a few seconds you will see the image of an android with an exclamation mark: this means the ZTE V971 is entering into recovery mode
  5. Press the Start button to display the recovery options
  6. With the volume keys navigate thru the menu looking for the option named “Wipe Data / Factory Reset” and press the menu key to accept
  7. On the next screen select ” Yes – Delete all user data” and press menu key to accept
  8. Wait for the system to perform its automatic process. When finished will see the words ” Wipe data complete”
  9. Press the menu key again to restart the phone

The  phone lights up as if it were its first time , now we got a factory defaulted ZTE V971, ready for use.

Reset ANDROID on your ZTE V971, SECOND METHOD (settings MENU)

If you have access to the ZTE V971 Android operating system, this method is convenient for you.

From it’s main screen, go to Settings> Backup and Restore > Reset phone > Erase everything.

The phone will reboot into setup mode and perform the hard reset on its Android OS. If you have any questions, you can place them in the comments section right below this article.

ZTE Racer II

How to hard reset your ZTE Racer II

ZTE Racer II

The ZTE Racer II is powered by the Android operating system version 2.2, called Froyo. There is no official Android update available for this device, therefore we will see how to hard reset Android on this version.

A note of caution: The hard reset process will erase all data and settings from the ZTE Racer II. If you intend to perform the hard reset while still having access into the phone functionality, then maybe it is a good idea to create a backup with one of the suitable  apps, available in the Google Play Store.

There are several ways to reset Android on the ZTE Racer II, but in this tutorial will learn the two most common methods to do this.

These two methods will bring you a suitable solution: The first one will try to hard reset your ZTE Racer II even if you have no access into the Android OS, and the second one will be easier, by using your Settings menu inside Android OS, provided that you still have working access into your phone.

To begin we will see the official way to restore factory settings of our ZTE Racer II. As you will discover, the method is simple and we will only use simple steps.

First method to reset Android on the ZTE Racer II

You will accomplish the whole process by pushing your ZTE Racer II buttons in certain order.

  1. With the phone turned off, press together the volume LESS,  Home and Power Buttons
  2. The phone screen turn on and off quickly
  3. You will see an exclamation mark: press both volume buttons simultaneously.

Another similar method for the ZTE Racer II is:

  1. Press volume less and the power button
  2. When the phone displays the Android logo press both volume buttons
  3. This will lead to recovery mode
  4. From there we can do a restore to factory default.

Second method to unlock Android on the ZTE Racer II

This second method is by using the Settings menu from the main screen in your Android operating system. We will have to access and select the restore function in Settings> Privacy> Factory data reset> Reset phone> Erase everything.

With these methods  you will be able to reset Android on your ZTE Racer II and leave it in a factory default state, completely empty of personal data, messages, contacts, apps and games.

ZTE Vital

Hard reset tutorial to reset Android on ZTE Vital

As for many other phones, there are two methods by which we can reset Android on the ZTE Vital and we will go through both in this article.

ZTE VitalBefore starting , please remember that the process of reseting Android on any device will return your phone to its original factory settings, which means it will delete all files that are not important to the system.

Therefore, if you have information you need to save, you can make a backup of your information through one of the applications that exist on Google Play.

We also need the phone to have at least 50% of battery, to avoid the risk of  the process remaining incomplete and cause serious damage to the operating system


First method to reset Android on ZTE Vital

This method is applicable when you forget the unlock pattern or simply do not have access to the device menu.

For this method we will use emergency dialing provided to us when the phone is locked, follow the steps:

  1. Turn yourZ TE Vital pressing the power button for more than 10 seconds
  2. Remove the battery and after 5 seconds insert it again.
  3. Turn on the device and from the emergency dialer enter * 983 * 987 #.
  4. You will get a message of approval and the phone reboots a couple of times while performing the process
  5. When finished you will have a factory default phone.

Second method to reset Android ZTE Vital

The second method to reset android on ZTE Vital requires that we have access to the Android operating system menu, for that go to Settings> Backup and Restore> Factory data reset> Reset phone> Erase everything, wait for it to finish the process and and we will have a ZTE Vital ready for use as if it were the first time.

Reseting Android on the ZTE Vital was never easier,  in case of questions, please leave a comment.

ZTE Skate

Hard reset Android ZTE Skate tutorial

There are several ways to hard reset Android on the ZTE Skate. We will discuss the two most important: One which can be accomplished without access to the ZTE Skate Android OS , as stated as the official method of the company and then the usual method, through selecting the appropriate Android menu options.


Each method performs the same process in different steps. The only difference is, if you have access or not to the menu of the Android within the ZTE Skate.

To begin we will see the official way to restore factory settings of our ZTE Skate: this method is simple and will be useful in the event that you forgot your pattern password and thus cannot  gain access to your ZTE Skate Android menues.

Unlock the ZTE Skate Android through button combination

As said, we will only use a button combination that has been specially programmed to go into recovery mode. The steps are:

  1. With the phone off, press the start button and the volume key up
  2. Keep pressed while you press also off key (as seen in the picture) for a few seconds, this will show an android on the screen
  3. Now you can depress those buttons.
  4. With the volume keys scroll down to “Wipe Data / Factory Reset
  5. Confirm by pressing “Back”, we see that the options change and there is now an option called “Yes – Delete all user data”
  6. Select that option and return to confirm


After the process is done, again pressed the “Back” button and the phone restarts, this is how we have a factory default settings terminal.

Unlock the ZTE Skate Android through Menu

This method will hard reset Android on your ZTE skate with no fuss, ideal if you want to clear away your personal data in order to  give away or sell (or even throw away) your phone. It is even easier, we need only go to Settings> Privacy> Factory data reset> Reset phone> Erase everything and the phone will reboot to be with factory default settings.

With these two processes we can easily hard reset Android ZTE Skate, regardless of the version of Android operating system you have on your phone. Do not forget to leave your questions about the ZTE Skate in the comments to resolve them quickly.