Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: How to Perform a Soft, Hard, or Factory Reset

   Posted by David Kirk in Android

Recently several of us have been testing the Xperia X10 devices. We have all been wondering how to perform a Soft or Hard Reset on this device without losing data. How do I reboot the X10? This is what we have finally discovered.

Soft Reset

First of all, Sony Ericsson has informed us that you cannot perform a soft reset on the Xperia X10 series of devices. It is just not a function that is included.

Hard Reset vs Factory Reset

In contrast to the terminology used by many mobile phone companies, most Android devices consider a Hard Reset and Factory Reset to be the same thing. If you are looking for a way to reboot your X10 without losing your data, you can pull your battery out and re-power the phone to force the OS to restart.

how to lift the x10 battery cover

Factory Reset or Device Wipe

We have separate directions for doing a complete factory reset and device wipe. By doing a factory reset you will lose all the information on your device.

 

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3 Responses to “Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: How to Perform a Soft, Hard, or Factory Reset”

  1. April 07, 2012 at 9:38 am, stephanie durga said:

    if i reboot and update my xperia x10 and still freezes what to do guys?

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  2. January 08, 2013 at 9:05 am, Mobile Point said:

    Wow great trick, i was search many time for reset X10 but no result, but here is a great article know how can do it. Thanks

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  3. January 13, 2014 at 2:13 am, Risto said:

    i have a problem with my xperia x10i and i have been trying to hand reset it it does repond to it the procedure you upload on youtube. what else can i do

    Reply

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