Fixing a bricked HTC One is not that hard even though there are many ways in which you can repair a damaged Android device. Even though it is not a properly fixing matter, making a hard reset can resolve most of the problems you have on your HTC One – don’t worry as I will detail these aspects during the guidelines from below. So, if you want to learn how to easily apply a factory or hard reset on your HTC One, read this guide and in the end apply the steps from below.

The most common issues that you might have on your HTC One might be the following ones: your Android smartphone runs slower than usually, you notice various lags and bugs, the battery drain fast, your device gets stuck in a boot loop, your phone gets freeze and you can’t turn it off, the handset keeps booting in recovery mode by itself and so on. Well, if you are experiencing one of these problems, then the solution might consist in making a hard reset. Of course you should try this though the results might not always be the ones you expect. In that case you should use a more detailed “how to fix” tutorial, which will be developed soon by our team, so stay close.

The problems from above are usually the result of an unofficial operation that you have applied on your Android device. Thus, in most cases you can experience issues after gaining root access, installing a custom recovery image, flashing a custom ROM firmware, removing bloatware or in built programs, installing a custom kernel and so on. Because of that I strongly recommending you to use only tested tutorials that are compatible with the model of your Android device, because else you can end up in bricking your phone; not to mention that when applying such operations the warranty of your phone will get void – because the binary flash of your device will be modified.

Now a hard reset does not represent a custom or risky operation. This feature is preinstalled on any Android device and you can also perform it in two ways: by using your phone menu or by using a combination of volume up / down and power buttons – I will explain both methods to you in a minute. So, you will not use custom apps in order to hard reset your HTC One. Don’t worry as the process is quite easy and as you will see the same can be applied even by a newbie.

Since a hard reset implies in wiping the internal system of your HTC One, the best will be to make a backup before doing anything else. Of course apply the backup only if you can still use your phone; else skip this part as there is nothing you can do in that matter. I recommend you to save everything that’s there on the internal storage memory of your device, including text messages, call logs, market apps, contacts list, internet settings and personal info, data and accounts. Don’t worry as the backup can be easily completed especially if you use dedicated and free distributed apps from Google Play.

Good; we are almost done. So, just remember that this tutorial is compatible only with the HTC One. Thus, don’t use the steps from below for making a hard or factory reset on a similar or different Android based device. Moreover, this procedure has been tested on the HTC One, so you can be sure that the steps from below will work properly.

How to Hard Reset HTC One

Hard reset using fastboot mode

  1. Take your phone (you can turn it off or you can use it while is still running) and press volume down and home buttons at the same time.
  2. Press these buttons until the screen goes black.
  3. When that happens, release the power button but don’t release the volume down key.
  4. Keep pressing the Volume down button until fastboot mode is being displayed.
  5. In fastboot use volume up and down buttons in order to scroll up or down.
  6. Enter recovery mode.
  7. Choose “factory reset” option and press power button to select.
  8. Agree and perform the hard reset operation.

Factory reset using your phone’s menu – if possible

  1. Take your HTC One and tap on menu.
  2. Then hit settings.
  3. Go to general and choose “backup and factory reset”.
  4. Pick “factory reset”.
  5. Agree and wait while the hard is being completed.
  6. Done.

Perfect; you have completed the step by step guide which means that now you know how to easily perform a hard reset on your HTC One. We are done for now, so don’t hesitate and use the comments field from below for sharing your thoughts on this subject with our team and with the other users who might want to use this step by step guide.

Giang, Bui Phu · 4 years ago

Please help me, I had been pick the "Power down" option and my phone can not walkup with hard reset. Thanks for your advice to solve this issue

Raquel Zander · 4 years ago

I got my htc one from a friend and it wont reset anything no matter how I do it, when I try it says entering recovery at the top, and when I try to use that stupid menu thing "swipe and wipe" it fails ever time, whats wrong with this phone ??? HELP

LexDeus · 4 years ago

This article is not helpful -- it's the same stock advice that every article posts, but if you read all the problems people are having, you'll readily see that when the boot loop happens, the recovery menu doesn't function -- one can get into it by following your instructions, but the scrolling feature won't work to get to the factory reset item in the menu before the phone reboots yet again. That's why it's called a boot loop. When the boot loop is happening, you cannot do the hard reset, making this the most useless advice ever published, as you can see from the numerous concurring comments below.

KUVUKI · 4 years ago

My phone keeps rebooting when i press the power button plus vol dwn key what can i do. Plz help

Jan · 4 years ago

When I do this reset all my data is lost?, Everything I have in my phone?

john · 5 years ago

ive done factory reset and was not able to open since then, i connected to the computer and says it should have installed a software, what should i do

Alf · 5 years ago

Chuck it in the bin

Alf · 5 years ago

It's rubbbbbish phone anyway. Save you the hassle!

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