How-To Hard Reset Motorola Defy Mini

May 9th, 2014 by

Hard reset Motorola Defy Mini using this handy guide and you will return your Defy Mini back to its original factory settings. To hard reset Defy Mini, simply follow our simple steps below or follow along with this how-to video.

What will a hard reset do to my phone? Hard reset will restore your smartphone to its basic factory settings. It will:

  • Erase all user data
  • Erase all firmware settings
  • Erase all applications installed by user
  • Erase the content in internal storage

Reasons why you might need to hard reset Motorola Defy Mini?

  • Reset and disable Screen lock
  • Might resolve freezing issues
  • Might resolve slow problem with no or slow response of your phone
  • Might resolve unexpected Application crashes
  • Wipes personal data phone before you sell your phone or after you buy one – To receive regular video updates on hard resets, subscribe to ResetHard’s Youtube Channel

WARNING: Make sure to backup your Defy Mini phone before you proceed with a hard reset – it will erase all of the data on your phone.

Steps to hard reset your Motorola Defy Mini:

1. POWER OFF your Defy Mini phone
2. Remove and replace the battery
3. Press and hold the VOLUME UP, VOLUME DOWN and the POWER button together, release the POWER button and hold the VOLUME UP and the VOLUME DOWN buttons until you see the Recovery menu, then release the buttons
4. Press the VOLUME DOWN to reach RECOVERY and press the CAMERA button to confirm
5. Press the POWER button when the Android robot appears
6. Press the VOLUME DOWN to reach WIPE DATA/FACTORY RESET and press the CAMERA button to confirm
7. Again use the VOLUME DOWN button to reach the YES – DELETE ALL USER DATA and confirm with the CAMERA button
8. Press the VOLUME DOWN to reach WIPE CACHE PARTITION and press the CAMERA button to confirm
9. Then choose REBOOT SYSTEM NOW with the CAMERA button
10. Your Defy Mini phone has been completely reset to its original factory settings.

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