Oppo N1 Mini

This tutorial will show you two very easy ways to reset Android on your Oppo N1 Mini device. In a really short time you will have your phone running as if it just left the factory.

Oppo N1 MiniOne of the methods that we will explain requires that you have access to the Applications Menu, therefore your Oppo N1 Mini needs to be functioning and unlocked.

If that is not the case, you will go ahead and use the second method, which uses a combination of buttons to reset Android.

Before starting with any of the two methods, please make sure that your battery is charged to at least 80%.

Reset Android on Oppo N1 Mini by software

To reset android you will have to open the applications menu of your Oppo N1 Mini device and then follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Backup & Reset
  • Click on Restore Factory Settings
  • Select Reset Phone and then Erase all.

Your Oppo N1 Mini will now start the reset android process and will then restart itself.

Reset Android on Oppo N1 Mini by hardware

To reset android using hardware you will need to make sure your Oppo N1 Mini is turned off completely. A good way to do this is to remove the battery for a few seconds and then reinsert it, leaving the device turned OFF.

  • One you have made sure that your Oppo N1 Mini is turned off, press the Volume Down button, and while keeping it pressed, press and let go of the Power button.
  • A menu will show up for you to select the language. Select “English” by moving up and down with the volume buttons, and using the power button to select
  • Using the same buttons to move and to select, select “Wipe data and cache
  • Once you have confirmed the operation, the process will start automatically, and your phone will restart in a few minutes.

When your Oppo N1 Mini restarts, it will have factory settings, and will be ready to be customized as it was out of the box, and you will have succeeded and reset Android on the device.

Sony Xperia M

If you have reached this tutorial, it probably means that you need to reset android on a Sony Xperia M device, to return it to it’s out of the box state, and with this get rid of errors or lock patterns, that prevent a good use of the device.

We will teach you two very easy ways to reset Android on Sony Xperia M. Sony Xperia M

If you have total access to the Applications Menu, then it will be easier to use the first method which involves a soft reset of android.

If you don’t have access to your phone, maybe because you forgot the lock pattern, you will need to use the second method, which involves doing a hard reset of Android on the Sony Xperia M. Both methods will result in your Sony Xperia M being in it’s out of the box state, returning to it’s factory settings.

It’s very important that you check that the battery of your device is charged at at least 80% capacity to avoid any surprise shut-downs.

Reset Android on Sony Xperia M using the Applications Menu

To reset android using this method you need to be able to access the applications menu of your Sony Xperia M. If you don’t, go to method #2. Follow these steps to go through the procedure:

  1. Go to the Applications Menu of your Sony Xperia M device.
  2. Go to Settings -> Backup and Reset
  3. Tap on Factory data reset -> reset phone
  4. If you wish to delete all the information on your phone click on Erase all data. IF you’re going to do this, make a backup of your data just in case.

The process will start automatically, and once your Sony Xperia M restarts, it’ll have gone back to its factory settings.

Reset Android on Sony Xperia M, using a combination of buttons

If you have lost access to your Sony Xperia M, this is the method you will use to reset android, and return it to factory settings.

  1. Make sure your Sony Xperia M is turned off. You can do this by removing the battery, wait a few seconds, and then reinsert the battery.
  2. Press both the volume up and the power button at the same time, for about 10 seconds.
  3. A screen will appear with a menu, select the Factory Reset option, using the volume buttons to navigate through the options and the power button to select.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen and once you’re done, the Sony Xperia M will reset itself and return restored to it’s out of the box state.

If you have followed the instructions for any of the two methods correctly, you should now have reset android on the Sony Xperia M, thus returning it to it’s factory settings.

Samsung Galaxy Prevail

In this tutorial we are going to reset android on a Samsung Galaxy Prevail device, using two different methods.

Samsung Galaxy PrevailWe will bring your Samsung Galaxy Prevail to it’s out of the box state.

If you can access the applications menu on your device, you can use any of the two methods to reset android that we will explain.

If the Android OS is failing, or you forgot the lock pattern and can therefore not access the Samsung Galaxy Prevail you will use the second method described, which uses a combination of hardware buttons to reset android on the mobile phone.

Before you start with any of the two methods, please make sure your battery is fully charged, to avoid any inconvenience in the middle of the process.

Soft reset android on Samsung Galaxy Prevail from the Applications Menu

For this way of doing a reset android on Samsung Galaxy Prevail, we will do it from the applications menu. Follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings and then select Privacy
  • Select Factory data Reset 
  • Select Reset Phone
  • Select Erase everything, and this will restore the phone to factory settings.

Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy Prevail using hardware buttons

  • Make sure your phone is turned off. One way of doing this is removing the battery for 5 seconds and then putting it back in place.
  • Press and hold at the same time the Volume Up Button and the Power button.
  • When you see the Samsung logo let go of the Power button while still pressing the Volume Up button.
  • Release the Volume Up button when you see the recovery menu on the screen.
  • Using the Volume up/down buttons and the camera button navigate to and select Factory Reset
  • Then select yes, and the reset of your Samsung Galaxy Prevail will begin.

At this point you should have succeeded to reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy Prevail, but if you had any issues please let us and others know through the comments, and maybe we can help.

Google Nexus 7

There are two oficial ways to reset Android on Google Nexus 7, version 2013.

Google Nexus 7Any of those ways will ensure that your Android Tablet will go back to it’s factory settings. They only differentiate from each other in the steps you have to execute for each of them.

You will decide which one to use depending on the status of your Google Nexus 7.

If you have full access to it’s menues, you will use the method that uses software to reset Android on your tablet. If, on the other hand, you do not have access to your Google Nexus 7, for instance if you forgot your lock pattern, you will have to use the method that uses hardware to go through with the steps.

Independently of the method you will use, make sure the battery of your Google Nexus is charged at least at 70%, so that your device does not power off during the procedure.

Reset Android on Google Nexus 7 using software

To reset Android using this method you will ned to have access to the Settings menu of your Google Nexus 7. Follow these steps:

  • Go to “Settings
  • In personal, touch “Backup & Reset
  • In Personal data touch “Factory Data Reset
  • Touch “Reset Tablet
  • If your tablet is password or PIN protected, you will be asked to enter it at this point.
  • Touch “Erase Everything” to completely clean your Google Nexus 7 device.

Your device will reset itself and by the time it goes back on it will be as out of the box.

Reset Android on Google Nexus 7 using hardware

  • Turn off your tablet
  • Press and hold down the Volume Down and Power button at the same time until the word “Start” shows up on the screen
  • Use the Volumen Down button to move down through the menu until “Recovery mode
  • Press the Power button to select “Recovery mode“. At this point a red Android robot will show up on your screen.
  • Keep holding down the Power button and press the Volume Up button
  • Use the Volume Buttons to move up and down the menu to “Wipe data/Factory Reset” and use the Power button to select the option.
  • Use the Volume Buttons to scroll down to “Yes –  erase all user data” and select the option with the Power button.

If at any point your tablet becomes unresponsive, you can restart it by holding down the power button for a few seconds.

You’re done! You have now reset Android on your Google Nexus 7 tablet!

Samsung Galaxy Fresh

In this tutorial we will show you how to reset Android on the Samsung Galaxy Fresh, a device that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy FreshThere are two ways to hard reset Android on a Samsung Galaxy Fresh device. Which ever you decide to use will leave your mobile in the same state as it was out of the box, giving it a fresh start.

The method you will use to reset Android will depend on if you have access to the applications Menu of the Samsung Galaxy Fresh or not.  To use the first set of instructions we’ll provide the hard reset will be applied using options available in the Applications Menu, you will therefor need access to your mobile. If you don’t have access to your mobile, maybe because you forgot the lock pattern, you will need to use the second set of instructions.

Before starting with any of the two methods be sure that your battery is charged at least in 80%, to avoid any sudden powering off. It is also recommended that you do a backup of your data, if you have access to your Samsung Galaxy Fresh OS.

Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy Fresh, using software

To reset Android using software is really simple. You just have to access the following menu optons on your Samsung Galaxy Fresh:

  • Menu -> Settings -> User and Backup -> Factory Data Reset
  • Click on Reset Phone and then Erase everything

 Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy Fresh, using hardware buttons

  • Turn off your device
  • With the Samsung Galaxy Fresh being turned off, press the Volume Up , Home and Power button at the same time.
  • When a menu appears on the screeen, choose the option Wipe data / factory reset by moving up and down with the Volume buttons, and selecting with the Power button.
  • Confirm the operation by pressing the Power button.
  • Select Reboot

You have now reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy Fresh, and will have a phone in the same state as if out of the box.