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How to Format / Hard Reset HTC One V

Updated on September 19, 2013

The HTC One V can be formatted in two different ways. You can do it via Phone Settings. Another way is of hard resetting the phone can be done with hardware buttons. Formatting or Hard Resetting or Factory Setting is a great tool to solve many problems.

Sometimes, wrong operations, virus and other harmful apps make the phone sluggish and unresponsive. Installing and uninstalling a lot of apps also can make the phone slower. Many changes saved by day to day operation kills the speed. If you format or hard reset the phone then it will become fast and responsive again.

Formatting erased everything from the phone memory. It sweeps away all the junks. Even virus will also be deleted. After that, the system reinstalls the fresh Android system with all the preinstalled apps. The Android system is inside the phone on a ROM chip which can be corrupted by any virus. It would be better to format your phone in such cases.

By hard resetting your HTC One V mobile phone you can get rid of many issues.
By hard resetting your HTC One V mobile phone you can get rid of many issues.

Preparations Before Formatting

Formatting will destroy all data from the phone memory. If you have saved photos or videos on phone’s internal memory, then be prepared to back those things up somewhere. All the contacts and messages will also be deleted. If you have any custom ROM installed, it will also be uninstalled. Above all, the apps and games will be erased too.

You can backup everything using apps like “Titanium Backup” or “MyBackup”. There are cloud backup options too. The apps, contacts, calendars, emails and settings can be synced with Google. If you use the Google + app then you can also save the photos using the “Instant Upload” feature. There are also special apps for backing up your installed apps.

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HTC One V Specs

This mobile phone was released in April, 2012. The phone has a 3.7 inches capacitive Super LCD screen. The screen resolution is 800 x 600. The phone is powered by a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. There is an Adreno 205 graphics processor. The internal memory is 4GB but only 1 GB of it is free. There is a 512 MB RAM. You can extend its memory by inserting a MicroSD card (up to 32 GB).There is a 5 mega pixels autofocus camera with LED flash. It is capable of recording 720p videos. The phone has no secondary camera.

Method 1

This method is the easiest one. To do this you need to follow the steps:

1) At first, open the Settings menu.

2) After that, tap “Storage”.

3) Now, touch the “Factory Data Reset” button.

4) Finally, tap “Reset phone”.

After that, your phone will be formatted. Everything will be erased from the phone memory.

Method 2

If your phone’s condition is not good, then you will not be able to access the “Settings” menu. For example, a virus affected phone is difficult to operate. So, you need to format it by hardware buttons. Follow the steps and your phone would be all right.

1) At first, you need to press and hold the “Volume Down” button.

2) Now, press and hold the power button, too.

3) Wait for the screen to be alive.

4) Now, use the VOL Down to select the “Factory Reset” option.

5) After that, press the power button to start the formatting. Remember, the touch will not work on it.

Tutorial Video

So, is it not pretty simple? Go for it and you will get many issues on your HTC One V solved. There is almost no risk of your phone damage. I used the word "almost" because it is impossible to tell when a modern digital device will just stop working. It is a very complex thing.


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