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By sama, Senior Member on 4th May 2009, 05:45 PM
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It took me ages to figure this one out! It doesn't tell you in the manual how to do when you've been locked out, and no one has put anything online that I can find yet, so I guess I'll be the first to report it:

1. Power on the device (has to be off first of course)

2. Press and hold the Home button

3. Wait until you see the exclamation mark and phone image

4. Press the Home + Power button together

5. Select factory reset from the menu that appears

that's it.
 
 
7th May 2009, 12:32 AM |#2  
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Thanks mate it will help when i get mines later on today.
16th May 2009, 05:29 AM |#3  
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can you please describe it detailed when i have to press home again

if i press home + back it flashes the screen...
17th May 2009, 04:34 AM |#4  
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is Home + Power button no the back.
17th May 2009, 06:23 PM |#5  
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Thumbs down hard reset
nothing happens
18th May 2009, 01:23 PM |#6  
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I'm not sure this is what you're looking for but there's a factory data reset in Menu -> Settings -> SD card & phone storage -> Factory data reset.
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19th May 2009, 03:08 PM |#7  
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with the phone off, it's better to hold the home key and then press and hold the home button.

Also, already discussed here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=503264
17th June 2009, 12:07 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRD

I'm not sure this is what you're looking for but there's a factory data reset in Menu -> Settings -> SD card & phone storage -> Factory data reset.

This worked for me.... thanks
20th July 2009, 01:48 PM |#9  
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Perfect. Thanks for the info.
20th July 2009, 08:00 PM |#10  
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Sorry if this is dumb question. I am still new to HTC Magic...

If you flashed a custom recovery image, wouldn't HOME + END/PWR give you a different screen, instead of the exclamation point?

Also, I think there are 3 modes?
- FastBoot
- Recovery
- HBOOT

What is HBOOT for?
23rd December 2009, 06:53 PM |#11  
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sapp100
this worked for me for my sapp100 android:
press home and back button then pwr on for 2 sec will ask you if you want to clear and reset just follow writing and 100% ok
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