Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: Factory Reset to Wipe the Phone Clean

   Posted by David Kirk in Android

If you would like to sale or return your Sony Ericsson X10 device, purging the device of your personal information is smart. A factor reset will erase your synced google information, application data, and downloaded applications. This process will return your device to its factor fresh state.

This process will really erase all your information from your phone. If you wish to use the device again, be sure to backup all your information before proceeding.

This process will NOT erase the information on your SD card such as much or photos.

1. Click Settings

2. Select SD card & phone storage

3. Select Factory data reset

select factory data reset

4. Hit the Reset phone button


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25 Responses to “Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: Factory Reset to Wipe the Phone Clean”

  1. October 03, 2010 at 5:39 pm, JMD said:

    After doing that the phone didn’t work.
    It says “Press (first button from left) to unlock” and nothing appens.

    Is there a default ‘trick’ or ‘unlock combination’ to put the phone working again?


    • January 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm, Bronz_14 said:

      same here im stuck also in this situation


  2. October 16, 2010 at 2:14 am, Iamdsafukinbest said:

    i did this by mistake is there any way of gettin all my info back thankz


  3. November 11, 2010 at 7:34 pm, Eric_menezes12 said:

    hey can u help me pls i did fatotry reset STILL my phone memory is showing 440 mb :S ….. reply asap Thx :(


  4. November 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm, Eric said:

    afta i reinstalling d firmare thru seus still its showing 440 mb left :/


  5. December 09, 2010 at 11:42 pm, Sammielouise05 said:

    it worked thanks x


  6. December 11, 2010 at 11:41 am, Okay_lol said:

    does it save my contacts?


  7. December 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm, Chit said:

    I’m with Rogers and my phone does not have that option please help


    • February 15, 2011 at 6:09 am, guest said:

      If you’re on 2.1, I found it under Settings > Privacy.


  8. December 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm, Badaoud said:

    I did factory reset and I lost everything, System does not start again.
    When I power on the phone nothing happen.
    Sony Ericsson come on screen and does not move.


  9. January 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm, Psytwo said:

    Worked for me, thanks. At first the unlock slider didn’t seem to work, after pressing a few buttons and trying to rotate the unlock slider it seemed to allow me to unlock the phone again. Back your stuff up first before doing this, I used MyBackUp. Good luck & make sure you do some research before doing this!


  10. January 19, 2011 at 9:44 pm, Shivakumargattu said:

    i had` recently updated my phone …but i was not satisfied with the new update look of xperia x10 ,,, i want to get it back to old look,,,hw to do it…can anyone plz suggest me…


  11. January 31, 2011 at 11:53 pm, Isah177 said:

    Thanks, its very nice i tried and it worked very good so thanks…………


  12. March 06, 2011 at 4:39 am, Mikecormier28 said:

    my factory data reset isnt there:S the phone is unlocked would that have anything to do with it? someone please help! i cant figure out how to do this… bought th phone used, he made is own theme i guess, and i want to reset evrything but cant figure out how without the factory data reset in thesd card and phone storage setting


  13. March 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm, Wheeldol said:

    Thanks worked for me but I did want everything deleting back to factory settings. Easy to follow instructions, great help thanks


  14. March 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm, Samm-xox said:

    i dont have the factory reset button:/


  15. March 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm, martin said:

    just reset my phone workin sweet


  16. July 19, 2011 at 7:28 am, Ilovereko said:

    hey how can i reset my fone when it says to many pattern


  17. April 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm, levi said:

    I don’t have the factory data reset button. I have the bit that says available space, but nothing underneath it saying factory data reset?


  18. July 02, 2012 at 12:26 pm, Alyssa said:

    Hi, I just bought a Sony Ericsson x10i of my friend but all their stuff is still on it. I tried reseting it but it’s the exact same as before. Is there a way I can get it to the same it is when you first buy it?


  19. August 02, 2012 at 11:38 am, yohannes said:

    my Sony Ericsson x10 mini isn’t totally working in an Ethiopian sim card. they said since the serial number starts with 01, it do not work outside its manufactured area. Is that true?????? please help………


  20. September 09, 2012 at 8:09 pm, veohish said:

    I have forgot my display code, how can i reboot it then? or remove the display code, can’t get in to the phone at all..


  21. February 03, 2013 at 5:46 am, danlong said:

    what if i cant get onto settings? it freezes before i get there


  22. January 03, 2014 at 11:27 pm, mohammed Abdul said:

    pls send factory reset pin nos to me sony erisson xperia x10i thks


  23. January 29, 2014 at 11:02 am, Paballo said:

    My sony is pattern blocked and doesn’t touch. What should I do


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