HOWTO: Hard Reset

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sama

Senior Member
Dec 13, 2005
109
15
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.
 

BigRD

Senior Member
May 9, 2007
117
1
Stirling
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.
 

animefans

Senior Member
Apr 16, 2008
186
47
San Francisco Bay Area
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?
 

mr64fixit

Senior Member
Apr 28, 2006
72
8
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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