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

   Posted September 6, 2010 by David Kirk in Android

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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.


About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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