The meaning of hard reset here is to wipe out everything on your android smartphone and back to factory setting. They are several reasons why you need to reset your android phone, to me, I would like to have a very clean factory setting on my Nexus S and start applying some custom ROM and tweaking. Another reason to reset the android phone is to clean up those unnecessary registries in the phones, the phones will work smoother ,flawlessly and without any crashing. Resetting my Nexus S now… Let’s go.
Step By Step
The reset process here is based on my Nexus S, Android 2.3.4.
1. Goto setting –> Privacy
2. Goto setting –> Privacy –> Factory data reset
3. Check on the “Erase USB Sotrage” and press “Reset Phone” button. (Clean everything in your USB storage)
4. Press “Erase everything” to wipe out every everything.
5. Your phone will be “power-off” and automatically reset. It may take only 1 minute.
6. To make sure you have a clean installation, do not check on the backup and restore setting. So, the previous setting and apps will not restore into your fresh reset smartphone.
7. Oh yea, my Nexus S has been factory reset. How about yours? FYI, your OS still remain in android 2.3.4 after factory reset.