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.

LG Optimus L4 II

If you have a LG Optimus L4 II device and want to reset android, this tutorial will give you two excellent ways to do this.

LG Optimus L4 IIThere are many reasons to wanting to reset Android on LG Optimus L4 II. Maybe it is giving some errors, or lagging. maybe you lost the lock pattern. Or maybe you just want to give or sell your LG Optimus L4 II for someone else to use, and don’t want all your personal data to go with the mobile.

Both methods will achieve the same result, but depending on the state of your device, you will use one or the other.

One of these methods is more simple than the other, and you can use it if you still have access to the applications menu of your device. The other will use hardware buttons, making it unnecessary for you to need to have access to your phone, for example if you forgot the lock pattern.

Before starting any of the two methods presented in this tutorial, make sure your battery is charged at least to 80% of it’s capacity, and backup your data, whenever possible.

Reset Android on LG Optimus L4 II using the applications menu

To reset android on your LT Optimus L4 II device you need to follow these steps:

  • Go to the applications Menu
  • Enter Settings
  • Enter Privacy
  • Tap on Factory data reset
  • tap on Reset Phone
  • Tap on Erase everything.

The LG Optimus L4 II will start the process of returning android to it’s out of the box state.

Use hardware buttons to reset Android on LG Optimus L4 II

If you do not have access to the applications menu of your device, you will have to use this method to hard reset Android. To do this follow these steps:

Turn your LG Optimus L4 II  completely off. To do this turn off the phone, and then remove the battery, wait for 20 seconds and then reinsert it

Press the Volume Down button, and while keeping it pressed, press the Power button.

When you see the Android icon on your screen, let go of both buttons.

The phone will start it’s process of returning to it’s out of the box state, and then restart showing the welcome screen.

And we’re done! By now your LG Optimus L4 II should be as good as new and your reset Android was a success!

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.

LG Volt

If you need to Reset Android on your LG Volt device, in this tutorial we will explain how.

Reset Android on LG VoltMaybe you just forgot the lock pattern, or your LG Volt have started to present performance issues. Maybe you want to sell it or give it away, and therefor you need to have it wiped.

There are two very simple methods to achieve this. These methods will give you a clean Android operative system, and return the LG Volt to it’s out of the box condition.

To use the first method to reset android you will need to have access to the Applications menu of the LG Volt. If you don’t have access to your mobile, use the second method to reset android.

Before using any of the two methods that we will explain to reset android, please check that the battery of your LG Volt is at least 80% charged. It is also convenient to do a backup of your data, if possible.

Soft Reset Android on LG Volt using the Applications Menu

To reset Android on your LG Volt by software, go to the Applications Menu on your phone and follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Applications Menu -> System Settings -> Backup & reset
  2. Tap on Factory Data Reset
  3. Tap on Reset Phone -> Erase everything and OK to confirm.

Hard Reset Android on LG Volt using hardware buttons

  1. Make sure your phone is turned off
  2. Press the following buttons, holding them down at the same time: Volume Down button + Power button
  3. When the Factory reset processing screen is shown, let go of the buttons at the same time.
  4. With the volume buttons navigate to the Wipe data/Factory reset option. Select this option by pressing the Power button
  5. Navigate to Yes – delete all user data and press the Power button to accept.
  6. The phone will now start the Factory reset process.

By now you should have been able to reset android on your LG Volt, using either of the methods described.

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!