How to Reset Droid X


The DROID X by Motorola is an Android 2.1 platform phone designed with three reset options -- quick reset, factory data reset and manual reset. The quick reset helps to repair the phone when it or an application crashes or freezes. Factory data reset erases saved settings and other data and returns the phone to its original factory settings. Manual reset makes it possible for you to factory data reset the phone when you can't access the Settings menu.

Quick Reset

  • Turn off your DROID X.

  • Open the battery compartment by placing your fingertips on the curved area of the battery compartment cover on the back of the phone, and sliding the cover away from the camera lens to unlock it from its position. Remove the back cover, set it aside, remove the battery and set it aside. Wait a minute.

  • Re-insert the battery. Slide the cover back onto the phone. Turn on your DROID X to see if the issue is resolved.

Factory Data Reset

  • Turn on your DROID X.

  • Press the "Menu" key.

  • Tap "Settings," "Privacy," "Factory Data Reset" and then "Reset Phone" to clear the phone's internal memory. Wait between five and 45 minutes for the reset process to finish and the Android welcome screen to appear.

Manual Reset

  • Turn off your DROID X phone.

  • Press the "Power/Lock" key and the "Home" key at the same time, until the phone turns on and you see an exclamation point inside a triangle on the screen.

  • Open the Android Recovery menu by pushing the "Search" key. The Recovery menu features several phone recovery options. Press the Volume keys to highlight the "wipe data/factory reset" option and then push the "Menu" or "Camera" key to select the option.

  • Confirm that you want to wipe the user data by highlighting "Yes -- delete all user data" and then pushing the "Menu" or "Camera" key.

  • Wait five to 20 minutes for the data to delete. When the phone asks you to reboot, push the "Menu" or "Camera" key. Wait for the red or green graphic that appears during the reboot to disappear indicating that the reboot has finished and then set up the phone again by following the same steps that you took when you initially set it up right after acquiring it.

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