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[Q] Factory reset on PC?

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9th January 2015, 06:03 PM   |  #1  
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Hi All

I have a cracked unresponsive screen on my Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and as a result I cannot do a factory reset before selling it on for parts or keep and repair even though the screens are very expensive. I have heard of resetting by using the volume keys and power keys but that didn't work when I tried it.

I'm now wondering if there is any way to factory reset when the phone is plugged into a pc?

I can't think of any other way so hopefully this might be an option if anybody can help with this problem????

If I could remove all traces of email accounts, photos, notes, and all documents this would definitely be of a help to me.

Many thanks in advance

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9th January 2015, 07:10 PM   |  #2  
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I can't think of any other way so hopefully this might be an option if anybody can help with this problem????

Flash a stock ftf with the flashtool or use PC Companion to repair, see the stickys for help with that.
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10th January 2015, 01:21 AM   |  #3  
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Many thanks for your reply

I have never done something like that with a phone but would consider trying if I had step by step instructions

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10th January 2015, 09:40 AM   |  #4  
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Many thanks for your reply

I have never done something like that with a phone but would consider trying if I had step by step instructions

Cheers

If you flash a ftf file on your z1 compact it will not erase internal storage. So i suggest you to repair it with pc companion.
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Pcc will also wont do that at last it shouldnt

Wysłane z mojego C2105 przy użyciu Tapatalka
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Pcc will also wont do that at last it shouldnt

Wysłane z mojego C2105 przy użyciu Tapatalka

If you go to repair it, you will see that there is note it will erase internal storage.
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IT never did on any phone i ve had this may refeal to the storagewwhere ur installing aps

Wysłane z mojego D5503 przy użyciu Tapatalka
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IT never did on any phone i ve had this may refeal to the storagewwhere ur installing aps

Wysłane z mojego D5503 przy użyciu Tapatalka

Screenshot will help you to see that they format internal storage with repair on pc companion.
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