howto hardreset (format) a HTC Desire

Warning : the following will erase everything on your phone, your settings, your data, etc!

The most convenient way to do a factory reset is via the phone settings.

  1. From the Home screen, press MENU and then tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down the screen and then tap Privacy > Factory data reset.
  3. On the Factory data reset screen, tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.

Performing a factory reset using phone buttons

If you cannot turn on your phone or access the phone settings, you can still perform a factory reset by using the buttons on the phone.

  1. With the phone turned off, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefly press the POWER button.
  2. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button..
  3. Press VOLUME DOWN to select CLEAR STORAGE, and then press POWER.
  4. Press VOLUME UP to start the factory reset.

more help can always be asked on the XDA desire forums


6 responses to “howto hardreset (format) a HTC Desire

  1. Thanks, saved me a lot of time 🙂

  2. Thanx useful post

  3. i want to remove android and put it again because i updated to 2.3 and i want back 2.2

  4. i try it but it not working ıs any another way ??

  5. I’ve tried to reset my phone to factory setting it does set but still there is a virgin logo and because of that it keep my international calls blocked. how can i remove this virgin logo from my phone? pls help

  6. thank you so much,

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