How to Factory/Hard Reset EVERY Metro PCS Phone – A Curated List

If your forgot your password, or your phone is unresponsive, then it may be necessary to perform a master reset to get the phone to working conditions. A master reset restores a phone to its original out-of-the box factory settings. Keep in mind that a master reset often deletes any personal data on the internal storage portion of the phone, such as downloaded content, ringtones, images, apps, and contacts.  Data on any external device, such as the SIM card, or the SD card, however, is usually not deleted . Even so, it is still important to backup any data, when applicable.

There are two types of ways to Reset a phone:
  • Through the Menu Settings
  • Through the Hardware Key
If the device menus are frozen, unresponsive, or you cannot access your menu because of a password, then you can elect to perform a master reset using hardware keys.  The following lists contains instructions on how to reset many of the smartphones offered by Metro PCS. Choose a Metro PCS Phone from the drop-down list below to gain instructions on how to factory/hard reset it.

Select a Phone to Reset

If Possible, Backup the Phone First

If you have access to the settings of the phone, it is possible to backup the contacts and/or any of the content of the phone.  If the metro pcs phone is not listed, please use the comments form below to request the instructions for the factory/hard reset to be included.

Alcatel Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset an Alcatel Onetouch Evolve:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. From any Home screen, tap the All Apps all apps.png icon.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll down to ‘PERSONAL,’ then tap Backup and reset.
  5. Scroll down to ‘Personal data,’ then tap Factory data reset.
  6. Tap Reset phone.
Note: If the handset is locked, frozen, or unresponsive, you can perform a master reset using the hardware keys instead of the menu.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Turn Off the Phone
  3. Press and hold down the Volume up key and the Power button at the same time until a menu screen appears.
  4. Use the Volume up button to navigate to the Recovery option.
  5. Then use the Volume down button to select the Recovery option.
  6. Use the Volume down key to navigate to wipe data/factory reset.
  7. Press the Power button to select this option.
  8. Press Volume down to select “Yes — delete all user data”.
  9. Press Power button to select.
  10. The phone will reset.

How to Factory/Hard reset an Alcatel Onetouch Fierce:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. From the Home screen, tap the Recent Apps key All Aps.png to bring up the Menu.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll down to ‘PERSONAL,’ then tap Backup and reset.
  5. Scroll down to ‘Personal data,’ then tap Factory data reset.
  6. Tap Reset phone.
  7. Tap Erase everything.
Note: If the handset is locked, frozen, or unresponsive, you can perform a master reset using the hardware keys instead of the menu.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold down the Volume up key and the Power button at the same time until a menu screen appears.
  4. Press the Volume down button to select Recovery.
  5. Press the Power button to select the language you would prefer.
  6. Use the Volume down key to navigate to wipe data/factory reset.
  7. Press the Power button to select this option.
  8. Press Volume down to select “Yes — delete all user data”.
  9. Press Power button to select.
  10. Select reboot system now.
  11. The phone will reset.

Blackberry Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a Blackberry Curve 8330:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Press the Main Menu button on the BlackBerry. The Main Menu button is located to the immediate left of the trackball.
  2. Select the “Settings” icon on the Main Menu screen and press the trackball to click.
  3. Click the “Options” icon on the Settings page.
  4. Click “Security Options” on the Options screen.
  5. Click “General Settings” on the Security Options screen.
  6. Press the Main Menu button. The context menu will appear.
  7. Select the “Wipe Handheld” option on the context menu and click with the trackball. The device will present a prompt for the user to type the word “BlackBerry” to confirm the operation.
  8. Type “BlackBerry” without quotes into the text input box and click OK.
  9. The device will reset to the default factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Blackberry Curve 8530:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Press the BlackBerry “Menu” button and scroll to “Options.”
  2. Select “Security Options.” Choose “General Settings,” then press the “Menu” key.
  3. Choose “Wipe Handheld.” (Select the check box next to “Include third party applications” if you wish to delete downloaded applications.) Choose “Continue.
  4. Type the word “blackberry” to confirm.
  5. The device will reboot — this can take several moments, especially if you have a large amount of stored data.

Coolpad Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a Coolpad Quattro 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Coolpad Quattro 4G will reboot to its original data.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Hold the Volume Up and Volume Down button at the same time.
  3. Then press and release the Power button.
  4. Wait a minute, the menu appears that allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock. Release the Volume Buttons.
  5. Ok, press the Volume Down button to choose “Wipe data/Factory reset“.
  6. Next,press and release the Power button,Wait for the Coolpad Quattro 4G to restart.
  7. You will see the two options: Volume Up for YES and Volume Down for NO.
  8. If you choose YES, all data will be deleted from your Coolpad Quattro 4G, including any third-party applications.
  9. The Coolpad Quattro 4G will reboot to its original data.
  10. This time you can restore your backed up data to your phone.

HTC Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a HTC Wildfire S:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD & phone storage > Factory data reset.
  4. Tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.
  5. The HTC Wildfire S will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefly press the POWER button.
  3. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button.
  4. Wait until the Android recover screen appears, and then release the POWER button.
  5. Press the VOLUME DOWN to select FACTORY RESET, and then press the POWER button.
  6. The HTC Wildfire S will reset to its original factory settings.

Huawei Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a Huawei Activa 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Huawei Activa 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Select Emergency Call
  2. Dial *#*#2846579*#*
  3. Select Factory Reset
  4. The Huawei Activa 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Huawei Ascend:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Huawei Ascend will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Hold the Volume Up, Call Button, and the Power button at the same time until the phone vibrates.
  3. Wait until the Android Recover settings appear.
  4. Use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to navigate through the settings.
  5. Select the “Wipe data/Factory reset“, using the Trackball Button.
  6. Scroll down and select “Yes – Delete all user data
  7. The Huawei Ascend will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Huawei M735:

Reset Password using the Menu Settings

To reset the password, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Emergency Dialer:
  2. Dial ##626*
  3. Enter 587846
  4. Enter all zeros for the MDN and the MIN
  5. Enter 4 zeros for the SSID.
  6. Click Save or Submit and let the phone restart.
  7. The password should reset to 0000

There is no Hard Reset instructions as of yet.


How to Factory/Hard reset a Huawei M750:

Reset Password using the Menu Settings

To reset the password, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Emergency Dialer:
  2. Dial ##626*
  3. Enter 587846
  4. Enter all zeros for the MDN and the MIN
  5. Enter 4 zeros for the SSID.
  6. Click Save or Submit and let the phone restart.
  7. The password should reset to 0000

There is no Hard Reset instructions as of yet.


How to Factory/Hard reset a Huawei M835:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Huawei M835 will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Hold the Send Button, Volume Up, and the Power button at the same time.
  3. Wait until the Android Recover settings appear, then release the buttons.
  4. Use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to navigate through the settings.
  5. Select the “Wipe data/Factory reset“, using the Power Button or the Home Button.
  6. Scroll down and select “Yes – Delete all user data
  7. The Huawei M835 will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Huawei Premia 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Backup and Reset
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Huawei Premia 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Hold the Volum Up, Volume Down, and the Power button at the same time.
  3. Once the Huawei logo appears, release ONLY Volume keys, keep holding down the Power key.
  4. Wait until the Android Recover settings appear, then release the Power button.
  5. Use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to navigate through the settings.
  6. Select the “Wipe data/Factory reset“, using the Power Button or the Home Button.
  7. Scroll down and select “Yes – Delete all user data
  8. The Huawei Premia 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Huawei Valiant:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Huawei Valiant will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Hold the Volume Up, and the Power button at the same time.
  3. Wait until the Android Recover logo appear, then release the buttons.
  4. Use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to navigate through the settings.
  5. Select the “Wipe data/Factory reset“, using the Power Button.
  6. Scroll down and select “Yes – Delete all user data
  7. The Huawei Valiant will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Huawei Vitria:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Huawei Vitria will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Hold the Volume Up, and the Power button at the same time.
  3. Wait until the Android Recover logo appear, then release the buttons.
  4. Use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to navigate through the settings.
  5. Select the “Wipe data/Factory reset“, using the Power Button.
  6. Scroll down and select “Yes – Delete all user data
  7. The Huawei Vitria will reset to its original factory settings.

Kyocera Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a Kyocera Hydro XTRM:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Back up all necessary data that is on the internal memory.
  3. From any Home screen, tap the All apps icon.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Scroll to ‘PERSONAL,’ then tap Backup & reset.
  6. Tap Factory data reset.
  7. If your phone is password protected, you’ll be prompted to enter your Pattern, PIN, or Password.
  8. Tap Erase everything.
  9. The Kyocera Hydro XTRM will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  3. Press and hold the Volume Down key.
  4. Continue to hold the Volume Down and press and hold the Power key.
  5. Release only the Power key after the phone has vibrated and the first Kyocera screen appears.
  6. Continue to hold the Volume Down key through an additional Kyocera screen until the Android system recovery screen appears.
  7. Release the Volume Down key.
  8. Use the Volume keys to scroll to wipe data/factory reset and press the Power key to select.
  9. Use the Volume keys to scroll down to Yes – erase all user data and press the Power key to select.
  10. Use the Volume keys to scroll down to reboot system now and press the Power key to select.
  11. The phone will restart.
  12. The Kyocera Hydro XTRM will reset to its original factory settings.

HTC Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a HTC Wildfire S:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The HTC Wildfire S will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Hold the Volume Down button
  3. Press and release the Power button
  4. You are now presented with a menu that allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
  5. Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
  6. Press and release the Power button
  7. Now simply confirm your decision: Volume Up for YES and Volume Down for NO
  8. If you selected YES, all data including third-party applications will be deleted from the HTC Wildfire.
  9. The HTC Wildfire S will reset to its original factory settings.

LG Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Banter Touch:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

  1. Touch Menu (Four Dots Icon)
  2. Touch Settings (Hexagon Icon with circle in the middle).
  3. Touch Phone Settings and Security.
  4. Enter the four-digit lock code. (the default lock code is commonly the last 4 digits of your phone number.)
  5. Touch (choose one of the following options):
    • Reset Default.
    • Master Clear. (all user data will be erased from the device)
  6. Touch OK. A message will pop up that says “All settings will revert to factory default.”
  7. Touch Revert or Cancel.
  8. Enter the four-digit lock code.
  9. The LG Banter Touch will return to the default configuration.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Beacon:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

  1. Touch Menu (Four Dots Icon)
  2. Touch Settings (Hexagon Icon with circle in the middle).
  3. Touch Phone Settings and Security.
  4. Enter the four-digit lock code. (the default lock code is commonly the last 4 digits of your phone number.)
  5. Touch (choose one of the following options):
    • Reset Default.
    • Master Clear. (all user data will be erased from the device)
  6. Touch OK. A message will pop up that says “All settings will revert to factory default.”
  7. Touch Revert or Cancel.
  8. Enter the four-digit lock code.
  9. The LG Beacon will return to the default configuration.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

There are currently no instructions on how to hard reset the LG Beacon.  Use the comment system below to add in working instructions.


How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Connect 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The LG Connect 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold Volume Down button then Press and hold Power button until the “Android system recovery” menu appear.
  3. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the Reset
  4. (Use the Volume button to scroll up and down and use the Camera button to select (click on).)
  5. (Scroll down to “Wipe data/factory reset” and click on it.)
  6. (Scroll down to “Yes — delete all user data” and click on it.)
  7. (After “Data wipe complete” click on “reboot system now”)
  8. The LG Connect 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Esteem 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The LG Esteem 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. While simultaneously holding the Volume UP and Down key, press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the LG logo appears, release the Power key (continue holding the volume keys).
  4. After a few seconds, “Permanently Erase User Data & Reset Settings? “ Release buttons.
  5. To start the master reset process, press the Power key. To cancel, press the Volume Up/Down key.
  6. After pressing the Power key, Are you sure you want to continue with erase? Press Power.
  7. The LG Esteem 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Motion 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The LG Motion 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and holding both the Volume Down key and the Power key at the same time.
  3. Once the phone vibrates let go off the Power button and Volume Down button and start tapping the Back soft touch key and the home soft touch at the same time.
  4. After a few seconds, the LG Motion 4G will automatically reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Optimus M:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The LG Optimus M will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the Volume down key, Home Key and the Power key at the same time.
  3. After the handset powers up, release the keys.
  4. Follow the on screen instructions to reset the phone.
  5. The LG Optimus M will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Optimus M+:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The LG Optimus M will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. While holding the Volume down key, briefly press the Power key.
  3. When the touch keys light up, press and hold Home key.
  4. Continue holding down Volume down and Home keys until Android unpacking logo appears
  5. The phone will wipe the user data and reset.
  6. The LG Optimus M+ will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Optimus L9:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Select Personal
  4. Choose the Backup and Reset
  5. Press Factory data reset.
  6. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  7. Last, press Erase everything.
  8. The LG Optimus L9 will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. At the same time, press and hold the following keys for 8 seconds:
  3. Power key, Home key, and Volume down key.
  4. After 8 seconds or when the Android displays, release the keys.
  5. The Master Reset will automatically start.
  6. The LG Optimus L9 will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Optimus F3:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Select Personal
  4. Choose the Backup and Reset
  5. Press Factory data reset.
  6. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  7. Last, press Erase everything.
  8. The LG Optimus F3 will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. At the same time, press and hold the following keys for 8 seconds:
    • Power key
    • Home key
    • Volume down key
  3. When the ‘FACTORY HARD RESET‘ screen displays, release the keys.
  4. Press the Power key to confirm the reset. The master reset will automatically start.
  5. The LG Optimus F3 will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Optimus F6:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Select Personal
  4. Choose the Backup and Reset
  5. Press Factory data reset.
  6. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  7. Last, press Erase everything.
  8. The LG Optimus F6 will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. At the same time, press and hold the following keys for 8 seconds:
    • Power key
    • Home key
    • Volume down key
  3. When the ‘FACTORY HARD RESET‘ screen displays, release the keys.
  4. Press the Power key to confirm the reset. The master reset will automatically start.
  5. The LG Optimus F6 will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Optimus L70:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Select System Settings
  4. Select General
  5. Choose the Backup and Reset
  6. Press Factory data reset.
  7. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  8. Last, press Erase everything.
  9. The LG Optimus L70 will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the volume down button, and the power button.  When the LG logo appears, continue holding the volume down button but release and quickly press and hold the power button again.
  3. When the ‘Factory data reset‘ screen displays, release all the keys.
  4. Use the Volume buttons to navigate the menu
  5. Scroll down to Yes and press the power button.
  6. The master reset will automatically start.
  7. The LG Optimus L70 will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a LG Spirit 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Backup and Reset
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The LG Spirit 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the volume up, volume down, the power button at the same time.
  3. A message will pop up to factory reset the phone.
  4. Press the power button to confirm.
  5. The LG Spirit 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Nokia Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a Nokia Lumia 521:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap about.
  4. Scroll down and tap reset your phone.
  5. Read the warning about your personal content being erased.
  6. Tap yes.
  7. Tap yes again to confirm.
  8. The Nokia Lumia 521 will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the Power key to turn the phone on.
  3. Release the Power key and immediately press and hold the Volume Down key. An exclamation mark (“!”) will appear on the display.
  4. Connect the phone to the wall charger for the remainder of the reset process.
  5. Press the following keys in order:  Note: Nothing will change on the screen while entering the sequence of buttons.  Press the Volume Up key. Press the Volume Down key. Press the Power key. Press the Volume Down key.
  6. The phone will automatically reset.
  7. During the reset, there will be two gears rotating on the display for up to 5 minutes, after which the display will go blank for about 30 seconds.
  8. The Nokia Lumia 521 will reset to its original factory settings.
  9. Note: Resetting the phone will erase all user data, including Nokia Maps. You will have to reinstall the Nokia Maps via Wi-Fi.

Samsung Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Admire:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Samsung Admire will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press the Volume down button, Back key, and the Power button until the “Android system recovery” menu appear.
  3. Use the Volume button to scroll up and down and use the Home button to select.
  4. Scroll down to “Wipe data/factory reset” and select on it.
  5. Scroll down to “Yes — delete all user data” and select on it.
  6. After the Data wipe is complete click on “reboot system now
  7. The Samsung Admire will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Admire 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Samsung Admire 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press the Volume down button, and the Power button until the “Android system recovery” menu appears.
  3. Use the Volume button to scroll up and down and use the Home button to select.
  4. Scroll down to “Wipe data/factory reset” and select on it.
  5. Then press the Volume Up to confirm. Your device will now hard reset.
  6. After the Data wipe is complete click on “reboot system now” using the Home key.
  7. The Samsung Admire 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Attain 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Samsung Attain 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press the Volume up button, Home key, and the Power button until the “Android system recovery” menu appears.
  3. Use the Volume button to scroll up and down and use the Home button to select.
  4. Scroll down to “Wipe data/factory reset” and select on it.
  5. Scroll down to “Yes — delete all user data” and select on it.
  6. After the Data wipe is complete click on “reboot system now
  7. The Samsung Attain 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Caliber:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

  1. Touch Menu
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Phone Settings and/or Security.
  4. Look for Factory Reset/Delete Content.
  5. When asked for a password, enter the four-digit lock code. (the default lock code is commonly the last 4 digits of your phone number).
  6. Select Confirm or OK to continue.
  7. The Samsung Caliber will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

There are currently no instructions on how to hard reset the Samsung Caliber.  Use the comment system below to add any working instructions.


How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Code:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Menu screen by pressing the left soft key ( The “-” sybmol).
  2. Go to “Settings,” and press the “OK” button
  3. Go to “More,” Select “Security” and then click on “Phone Reset” to open the Phone Reset Instructions.
  4. When asked for a password, enter the four-digit lock code. (the default lock code is commonly the last 4 digits of your phone number).  If that doesn’t work try, “0000” or “1234”.
  5. Click “OK” to confirm resetting the phone.
    Then press and hold the “End” button until the phone turns off.
  6. Then follow the on-screen instructions to set up your phone.
  7. The Samsung Code will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the “End” button until the screen turns on, and then hold the left soft key and the “Back” button at the same time untill the Samsung User Storage Format screen appers.  The “Back” button is the key with the left-facing arrow on it
  3. Select “Format and Reboot” to reset the phone.
  4. Select “OK” to confirm the reset. The phone will turn off and on.
  5. The Samsung Code will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Craft:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. From the home screen, Select Menu
  2. Navigate to Settings
  3. Select Phone Settings
  4. Select Security
  5. Select the grey box then enter the Lock code and select OK (the default lock code is commonly the last 4 digits of your phone number).
  6. Select Reset Phone
  7. Select Yes to confirm resetting the handset to the factory default settings
  8. The Samsung Code will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

There are currently no instructions on how to hard reset the Samsung Craft.  Use the comment system below to add any working instructions.


How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Finesse:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

  1. To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  2. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  3. From the standby screen, press Menu
  4. Press Settings
  5. Press Phone Settings (6)
  6. Press Security (5)
  7. Enter the lock code, default password is the last 4 digits of cell phone number, then press OK
  8. Press Reset Phone (4)
  9. Press Yes to confirm resetting the handset to factory default settings.
  10. The Samsung Finesse will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

There are currently no instructions on how to hard reset the Samsung Finesse.  Use the comment system below to add any working instructions.


How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Indulge:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase Everything.
  7. The Samsung Indulge will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it
  2. Slide out the keyboard
  3. Power the phone while holding the ‘R‘ Key
  4. The Android system recovery will appear.
  5. Use the Volume Buttons to scroll up and down
  6. Use the Power Button To make a selection.
  7. Follow the onscreen instruction to reset the phone.
  8. The Samsung Indulge will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Scroll down and select Privacy
  5. Press Factory data reset.
  6. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  7. The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. With the device powered off, hold the Volume UP + Home +Power key.
    • Note: Do NOT press both the Volume UP, Volume Down + Power key. The phone will load to RAM Dump Mode. To escape the RAM Dump Mode you will need to pull the battery and complete the Master Reset with hardware keys.
  3. When the word Samsung appears on the screen, quickly release only the Power key.
  4. Continue holding the Volume UP and the Home key through the Exhibit II splash screen until the Android software download screen appears.
  5. Release the Volume UP key.
  6. Press the Menu key.
    • Note:  The screen will dim slightly. Approx 2 seconds later the Android reset menu will appear.
  7. Use the Volume Down key to highlight wipe data/factory reset.
  8. Press the Home key to select.
  9. Use the Volume Down key to highlight Yes — delete all user data.
  10. Press the Menu key to select.
  11. The phone will display the dump, once complete it bring you back to the Android Recovery Screen.
  12. Highlight Reboot system now.
  13. Press the Home key to select.
  14. The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Galaxy Mega:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Accounts
  4. Select Backup and Reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything or Reset.
  7. The Samsung Galaxy Mega will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press the Volume up button, and the Power button until the Samsung Logo appears.
  3. Use the Volume buttons to scroll up and down and use the Power button to select.
  4. Scroll down to “Wipe data/factory reset” and select on it.
  5. Then press the Power Button to confirm. Your device will now hard reset.
  6. After the Data wipe is complete click on “reboot system now” using the Home key.
  7. The Samsung Galaxy Mega will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Galaxy S Lightray:

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main Home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase everything.
  7. The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up Button, Home Button, and  the Power Key at the same time.
  3. When the first boot screen appears, release just the Power Button.
  4. Then when the Android system recovery menu displays, release both the Volume Up Button and the Home Button.
  5. Using the Volume Button, scroll to wipe data/factory reset and press the Home Key.
  6. Press the Volume Up Button to confirm and continue.
  7. While the reboot system now is selected, press the Home Key to reboot the phone.
  8. The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SIII):

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select the Accounts tab.
  5. Select Back up and reset.
  6. If desired, tap Automatic restore to clear the check box.
  7. If desired, tap Back up my data to clear the check box.
  8. Select Factory data reset.
  9. Select Reset device.
  10. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your PIN or password. Tap Continue.
  11. Select Delete all.
  12. The Samsung Galaxy S3 will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time:
    • Volume Up key
    • Home key
    • Power key.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  5. Press the Volume down key to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset.’
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key to highlight ‘delete all user data.’
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to turn the restart the device.
  10. The Samsung Galaxy S3 will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Galaxy S4 (SIV):

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select the Accounts tab.
  5. Select Back up and reset.
  6. If desired, tap Automatic restore to clear the check box.
  7. If desired, tap Back up my data to clear the check box.
  8. Select Factory data reset.
  9. Select Reset device.
  10. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your PIN or password. Tap Continue.
  11. Select Delete all.
  12. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time:
    • Volume Up key
    • Home key
    • Power key.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  5. Press the Volume down key to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset.’
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key to highlight ‘delete all user data.’
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to turn the restart the device.
  10. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SV):

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll to ‘USER AND BACKUP,’ then tap Backup and reset.
  5. If desired, tap Automatic restore to clear the check box.
  6. If desired, tap Back up my data to clear the check box.
  7. Tap Factory data reset.
  8. Tap Reset device.
  9. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your PIN or password.
  10. Tap Continue.
  11. Tap Delete all
  12. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time:
    • Volume Up key
    • Home key
    • Power key.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  5. Press the Volume down key until it highlights ‘wipe data / factory reset.’
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key to highlight ‘delete all user data.’
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to turn the restart the device.
  10. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will reset to its original factory settings.

ZTE Phones


How to Factory/Hard reset a ZTE Anthem:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase Everything.
  7. The ZTE Anthem will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Emergency Call (if you forgot your password)

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. While the phone is turned on, select the Emergency Call and dial; *983*987#
  2. Once the Reset Menu appears, Select “Erase Everything”.
  3. The phone will reboot.
  4. The ZTE Anthem will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

There are currently no instructions on how to hard reset the Zte Anthem using the hardware keys only.  Use the comment system below to add any working instructions.


How to Factory/Hard reset a ZTE Avid 4G:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the Menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase Everything.
  7. The ZTE Avid 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Power key at the same time.
  3. Once the phone vibrates, release ONLY the Power key, keep holding down the Volume Up key.
  4. Wait until the Android Recover settings appears, then release the Power button.
  5. Use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to navigate through the settings.
  6. Scroll down to “Wipe data/Factory reset“, use the Power Button to confirm.
  7. Scroll down and select “Yes – Delete all user data
  8. Use the Power Button to select “Reboot” to restart the device.
  9. The ZTE Avid 4G will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a ZTE Concord II:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the Menu button.
  3. Choose the System Settings
  4. Press Backup and Reset reset.
  5. Press Factory data reset.
  6. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  7. Last, press Erase Everything.
  8. The ZTE Concord II will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key, Home, and the Power key at the same time.
  3. Wait until the Android Recover settings appears, then release all the buttons.
  4. Use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to navigate through the settings.
  5. Scroll down to “Wipe data/Factory reset“, use the Power Button to confirm.
  6. Scroll down and select “Yes – Delete all user data
  7. Use the Power Button to select “Reboot” to restart the device.
  8. The ZTE Concord II will reset to its original factory settings.

How to Factory/Hard reset a ZTE Score M:

Master Reset using Menu Settings

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Go to main home screen, press the Menu button.
  3. Choose the Privacy
  4. Press Factory data reset.
  5. Read the disclaimer, then Press Reset.
  6. Last, press Erase Everything.
  7. The ZTE Score M will reset to its original factory settings.

Master Reset using Hardware Keys

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the power off, or pull the battery out and reinsert it.
  2. Press and hold the Volume down key and the Power key.
  3. Release the keys when the Android with an exclamation point displays, .
  4. Tap the Home Key to view the menu.
  5. Use the Volume Up/Down keys to scroll to wipe data/factory reset.
  6. To select highlighted reset option, press the Camera key. 
  7. Using the Volume Up/Down key, highlight Yes – delete all user data, press Camera key.
  8. The phone will wipe the user data. Reboot system now is highlighted.
  9. To reboot the phone, press the Camera key.
  10. The phone will wipe the user data and reset.
  11. The ZTE Score M will reset to its original factory settings.
This page was created to make a one-stop location for all the factory/hard reset instructions for most of the Metro PCS phones. Some of the reset instructions were take directly from the official t-mobile support website (support.t-mobile.com)
  • stacy ryden

    I just want to advise that the “master reset using hardware keys” for the LG connect instructions are not correct. The correct way is to press & hold the DOWN volume & power buttons together until the factory hard reset screen appears. then just follow the instructions from that screen.

  • Metro Rumors

    Thanks Stacy. The instructions have been updated.