How to Factory Reset / Hard Reset your Motorola Moto X

Do you need to learn how to factory reset / hard reset your Motorola Moto X? If so, then you should follow this compatible tutorial, as during the guidelines from below I will teach you how to easily and safely use the stock recovery mode menu in order to restore your Moto X to its initial state. Don’t worry, this operation isn’t risky and you will not use custom apps in order to wipe the system and clear cache from your Android smartphone – do stick to the steps from below if you want to avoid the unpleasant situations though.

Usually, a factory reset, also known as hard reset or master reset, is recommended when you can’t manage to properly use your Moto X. For example, if your device gets stuck in a boot loop, or if you are experiencing force closes errors, or the displays freeze and you can’t use the touchscreen or anything else in order to reboot your phone, the factory reset is a must have. Thus, the factory reset helps you in fixing your bricked Motorola Moto X with ease.

What you should know is that when factory resetting your Android smartphone all of your data will be wiped out. Therefore, because of that the best will be to backup your data first – before doing anything else. You should save anything that’s important to you – only the data which is saved on the internal storage memory of your Moto X, including contacts list, call logs, market apps, text messages, personal info and accounts and so on.
The backup can be easily completed as you can choose from numerous backup and restore apps (free distributed tools by the way) from Google Play. So, you will be back on track in just a few minutes.

Now, as a general conclusion entering recovery mode and making a hard reset is recommended when you have problems with your Moto X. Thus, this operation can be used when trying to fix your bricked Moto X, or of course when trying to delete all the data from your phone – for example, if you want to sell your device, or if you have lot of un-useful data and apps installed and your device is slow and you want to bump its speeds without gaining root access or flashing a custom ROM firmware.

How to Factory Reset Motorola Moto X using Stock Recovery Image

  1. First of all learn how to enter your Moto X in recovery mode.
  2. Then, from the main menu of recovery, go and select “wipe data factory reset” by using Volume Down or Volume Up to scroll down / up. Select the mentioned option and enter it by pressing on Power button.
  3. Wait while the factory reset is being applied.
  4. Then, if your Moto X is running slow and with lags the best will be to also choose “wipe cache partition”; do that similar as before, by using the main menu of recovery.
  5. In the end just select “reboot system now” and you are done.

Perfect; you now know how to easily reset your Moto X to factory settings via stock recovery image. Do note that the stock recovery can be used only for official operations, like manually applying an OTA update or for installing an official firmware using ADB. If you want to perform other tasks, like updating with a custom ROM you will have to replace the stock recovery with a custom recovery image – like CWM or TWRP recovery, but we will see how to do that in another dedicated step by step guide as that was all for today.

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