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How to Hard Reset the Asus Zenfone 4

Getting pass through different problems can be done easily by making a hard reset. The very same operation can be applied if you just want to initiate a fresh start on your Asus Zenfone 4. However, why you might need to factory reset your device is not important at this point. What matters is the actual operation, which will be explained and detailed during the following guidelines.

The hard reset is a built-in feature that can be anytime initiated on your Asus Zenfone 4. It’s one of the most important basic Android procedures, as you can smartly manage different problems and tasks. And, of course, it can be successfully completed without problems and without using third party apps or programs. Making the hard reset is an official process supported or backed up by your OEM which means that you have nothing to worry about.

The hard reset, or the factory reset as you prefer, is a wiping process. Basically, this operation will restore your handset back to its initial state and you can therefore obtain a fresh start. Shortly, everything that’s not there from day one will be erased – I’m talking mostly about personal files, data, info and accounts. Overall, after the hard reset you will be left only with built-in features and apps and only with the start-up programs – everything else will be wiped out.

Well, this aspect can be used in your advantage. You can free up some space, you can bump speeds if you noticed that your Zenfone 4 is running slow and you can even fix soft related problems – a full wipe will remove unresponsive programs, will delete malware along with any other inappropriate tool or malicious app. So, as a general idea, with the hard reset you will be able to fix the most common Android soft related issues such as boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating situations, signal strength problems and even total blackouts.

Anyway, one thing is clear: your data will be erased. Thus, you are going to lose your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, IMEI / NVRAM data, calendar info and so on. Now, for securing your files you need to make a backup before doing anything else. On the Asus Zenfone 4 you can easily backup your data by syncing everything you need with your Google Account, by using cloud storage platforms that are already installed on your phone or by using backup and restore platforms available on Google Play.

You can use the steps from below for making a hard reset on the Asus Zenfone 4 even if you tweaked your device. Therefore, you can use this tutorial even if your smartphone is currently rooted, running on a custom ROM firmware, powered by an unlocked bootloader or installed with a custom recovery image.

Before starting the factory reset operation you need to verify the power that’s left on your Asus Zenfone 4. You should plug in the charger if the power is too low – lower than 50% for example. You don’t want to see how your phone gets turned off during the wiping process; if that occurs you can experience different malfunctions when using the Android system. So, be careful and try not to mess things up.

How to Hard Reset the Asus Zenfone 4

Method 1

  1. This first solution will work if you power off your smartphone.
  2. Thus, press and hold the Power button until the switch off process is completed; or press the Power key once and select “power off”.
  3. Now, press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons for a few seconds.
  4. When the Android logo is displayed on your Asus Zenfone 4 release the keys.
  5. From the menu that will be displayed press Volume Down in order to highlight the Factory reset option.
  6. Press the Power button to confirm.
  7. That should be all; the hard reset operation will be automatically completed.
  8. Reboot your handset in the end.

Method 2

  1. This second solution will work if you can use built-in settings.
  2. So, power on your smartphone.
  3. Next, tap on Menu and go to Settings.
  4. From settings, find the Backup & Reset entry.
  5. Access it; then navigate towards Factory Data Reset.
  6. From there, choose Reset phone.
  7. If asked, entry the safety code and then tap on Erase Everything.
  8. Agree with the alerts.
  9. Wait while the factory reset is initiated and completed.
  10. Reboot your Asus Zenfone 4 in the end.
  11. Done.


Good work; now you should know how to make a hard reset on the Asus Zenfone 4. This process can help you complete different troubleshooting solutions but it can also support you during tweaking initiatives (such as installing a custom ROM software like Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android). Also, do note that if you cannot fix a certain Android issue with the hard reset, you should now try to reinstall the stock Android firmware. If you need further info on that matter, don’t hesitate and contact us – you can get in touch with our team easily by using the comments field from below; don’t forget, we are here to help you out no matter what you are trying to apply on your Android based device.