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Reset Nokia : How to Reset Your Nokia Mobile Phone?

Updated on July 17, 2011

Most people use Nokia phone. Sometimes your Nokia mobile phone doesn't work properly or your mobile is not responding quickly or your mobile phone hangs very often. You can easily solve this type of problem. Most of the cases, by resetting your Nokia phone, you can easily solve those kinds of problem. There are two ways to reset your Nokia phone either hard resetting or soft resetting. This page tell you everything related to reset your Nokia phone.

Precautions before resetting your Nokia mobile phone

  • Back up the necessary documents of your mobile. For example, make a back up of your mobile phone's contact, messages, memos, short notes etc.
  • Always try to reset by soft reset. If you fail soft reset, then apply hard reset method.

Reset your Nokia mobile by Soft Reset

Soft Reset allows you to bring an initial state of your mobile phone by restoring factory settings. This resetting helps you to clear all types of pending errors. After resetting (by soft reset) your mobile phone will be the initial state which is called the factory setting. To do soft reset, use the shortcut *#7380#. This technique works on almost all types of Nokia phones.

Reset your Nokia mobile by Hard Reset

Firstly, try to reset your Nokia mobile phone by soft resetting techniques. If all the problems or some of the problems are still existed or if the errors are still existed then use this technique i.e. use hard resetting technique to solve the problems of your Nokia mobile phone. It helps your mobile phone state to factory setting state. To do this, enter the code *#7370# and press Yes to confirm initialization. Very soon you will finished hard resetting of your Nokia mobile phone.


Sometimes, after resetting (by applying Hard Reset techniques), your mobile phone may not willing to turn on. But don't be afraid. Just press the following three buttons simultaneously and wait. Those keys are "on/off" key+ " * " key + " 3 " key. Very soon your mobile phone will be turned on.

By following any of steps, you can easily reset your Nokia mobile phone and can solve all types of problems. One thing, always try to reset by soft reset (firstly) and if you fail then apply hard reset technique.

© Written by rancidTaste


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      dharani 2 years ago

      on starting up the phone its asking for security code...what to do ,i forgot ma security codend how do u enter any numbr when it is locked???

      model is nokia 206....hope u can help

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      jaine Evans 3 years ago

      I want to reset my Microsoft password not my whole phone

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      1280 3 years ago

      nokia 1280 hard reset

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      chanmarie 3 years ago

      I've got the new windows 8 Nokia Lumia how do I get normal social media also its not saving my passwords or email accounts only Nokia acc an google what's wrong with it plez help mi I jus got second hand n its mi favorite phone

    • profile image 3 years ago

      Nokia c2.00 imei 357415040134644 .357415040134651

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      amol jadhav 4 years ago

      its rely good I used that

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      devender 4 years ago

      my cell phone model is 1280 and my IME no is '352831254204971'

      my phone has locked so please send me unlock code of its

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      bharat 4 years ago

      how to flash nokia x2-02

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      John Mico Tenido 4 years ago

      How to Format my Nokia 2730 classic

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      daxeljhon 4 years ago

      my c.p is at abnormal how to reinitializing my cp 6300 ?

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      zeeshan khan 4 years ago

      how to format nokia c202 through data cable

    • profile image 4 years ago

      on starting up the phone its asking for security code...what to do ,i forgot ma security codend how do u enter any numbr when it is locked???

      model is nokia 206....hope u can help

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      Kevin 4 years ago

      hello admin please help me

      i have a nokia C2-00 i downloaded the latest firmware and i don't remember the version

      when i tried to install it my phone suddenly got turned off and some kind of loading started

      the software was not being installed so i just took the battery off and when i tried to turn it on it said 'contact service' written in white before a black background its not even starting now i can't understand what to do

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      taani shaikh 4 years ago

      nokia c2-00 mobile back up note done, process start and after some time mobile hang no process go ahead, plese give me a solution

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      shobana 4 years ago

      My Nokia X2-02 contact file not opening.

      Please tell solutions

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      faisal 4 years ago

      nokia c2-00 mobile backup not done, process start and after some time mobile hang no process go ahead, please solution..

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      atul 4 years ago


      it's security code is not working in my phone,

      so plz tell me what to do next.

      as when i purchased ,it was used phone.

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      raju 4 years ago

      will you help

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      PAUL 5 years ago


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      Anne 5 years ago

      hi I need information hope you will help me, I plan to Use tmobile prepaid.. You think Nokia n70 n80 unlocked will work? Hope I can hear from you guys. Thanks

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      Suraj magar 5 years ago

      ...Really thanks......

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      Adeleke sanyaolu 5 years ago

      I love nokia product

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      praveshkeshri 5 years ago

      this is really fantastic

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      sam 6 years ago

      dose it work for nokia bl-5ct????

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      joeypainter 6 years ago

      the main code is 12345 worked 4 me

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      andyew 6 years ago

      it don't work on my nokia c2-01 and my network is not working

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      godwin 6 years ago

      I did the hard reset by holding the answer and reject button plus the camera at the same time, this did work but now am afraid because my phone was unlocked prior to this, my fear now is this:Is my phone still unlocked after this .

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      muhammad aif iqbal 6 years ago


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      farez 6 years ago

      is it can be use for nokia c6-00?

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      sukhdev meghwal  7 years ago

      hi i want to know reset code for all types of mobile please send me my i-mail id is

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      michael 7 years ago

      Thanks for your help..

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      mayuresh n waradkar 7 years ago

      i forgot my kingstone 2 gb memory card password. How to unlock the memory card password. Whenever i go for unlock the memory card password that operation fail was showing there. so please help me out.

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      james 7 years ago

      ok i jus bought this phone off ebay and the phone has a lock code that the owner cant remember. when i turn it on it asks for the code so do i enter the code above to reset?

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      @ jarvnia 7 years ago

      The lock code will be 12345.

      Also, the phone needs to be on since you'll be dialing the info in.

      Hope this helps anybody else who's interested.

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      Don 7 years ago

      Thanks for the info

      When doing a soft-reset, what data will be lost from the phone?


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      Nokia 5800 Applications 7 years ago

      Thanks @rancidTaste for sharing such a useful and important info. Before reading this hub i was unaware of the key, which is used to reset the phone.

      Thanks a lots!

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      jarvnia 7 years ago

      I'm sorry, but does anyone know how to fix a forgotten lock code. I can't get into my N96 and I wish to avoid flashing it because I do not wish the phone to stay at a strage place over night. Thank everyone! Oh, and for the *#

      7370# Does the phone have to be on or off? Thanks.

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      earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      What a useful hub, thank you rancid taste I have a Nokia N70 and an N95

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      rancidTaste 8 years ago

      I solved my phone problem by following that way. Hope your mobile phone problem will also be solved...

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      men are dorks 8 years ago from Namibia

      Good news tx, i had trouble with my shait phone, i'll try it