Originally Posted by jakson0100
Motorola Milestone Hard reset
To reset your phone to factory settings it will erase all
Data on your phone like image contact sms video and application so make sure to delete your data or you may backup your date by pc after that do the following step
, touch Menu > Settings
> Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone.
Warning: All data on your phone will be deleted.
Motorola Milestone Hard reset with keys
Power off device. Press camera key + power key for about 10-12 sec (even 15 sec) (You will see Motorola logo then a
Yellow exclamation point in a white triangle.)
push both (1st) Volume UP + (then) camera key in this order for Android System Recovery menu.
Select Wipe / Factory reset with Volume down key (or with D pad) then push POWER key (or CENTER D Pad) to hard reset.
read about Crash recovery – Restarting Motorola Milestone here motoask.com/motorola-droid-general-discussion-f31/how-to-hard-reset-of-motorola-milestone-t3059.html
Hi I have a similar problem...sort of...
I wish to reset the phone to sell, I'm not fussed if it is stock rom or not, but still need to do a factory reset of sorts.
Now the difficult bit...the backlight has gone (new screen is around Ģ15 but don't have time to mess around with it). However without the backlight it is difficult to see what is happening on screen (you can just see the menus but the problem is the recovery menu it is too small to read).
Similar to the poster above, the factory reset from within android settings does nothing, so recovery menu is probably my only option.
Therefore, can someone tell me button sequence to perform a factory reset (i.e. which menu item in recovery is "Wipe / Factory reset" and what confirmations follow it - I can see which line is selected but can't read anything).
Alternatively, since I can access via ADB and remotely view the screen, what is the fix to the factory reset within Android. Using HO!NO!CM7.2.0RC0 ROM.
Ok, two menu position down...is the answer, I think.
EDIT: Nope, that didn't work...still have background image etc still present.
Will I need the update.zip in order to perform a full reset too?