If you are a newbie, and if you are using an Android smartphone for the first time, then you need to learn the basic operations that you might have to perform at some point. For the HTC One Max users I will try to bring helpful tutorials in order to explain these procedures, thus during the following lines and guidelines we will be checking on how to easily hard reset or factory reset your HTC One Max. This operation is quite important and as you will see, learning how to apply the same is not really an option for you. Anyway, for further info on that matter, don’t hesitate and check the lines from below.

But what is a hard reset and when it is recommended? The hard reset represents an official operation that can be applied with ease on any Android based device. Now, each phone or tablet can be factory reset in different ways, so that’s why it’s important to use a compatible method for your HTC One Max. Now, when making a hard reset you will actually erase everything from your smartphone. In that matter we can say that you will bring your HTC One Max to its initial state, thus personal data, info, accounts and everything else it is saved on the internal storage memory of your phone will now be wiped out.

Why do you need to make a hard reset? Well, as you can already tell, by performing this operation you will be able to fix your bricked HTC One Max or to resolve persistent problems. These problems are usually the result of other procedures, which are mostly unofficial ones – such as gaining root access, installing a custom recovery image, unlocking the bootloader, gaining S-Off, updating with a custom ROM firmware and so on. Well, as you know, when applying an unofficial operation the warranty of your device will get void. So, if you manage to brick your HTC One Max, you will have to learn how to fix it without taking your device back to service – the technical assistance can be really expensive.

If you want to follow a dedicated troubleshooting solution, don’t hesitate and learn how to unbrick HTC One Max. Anyway, as already mentioned, by making a hard reset you will be able to resolve various problems including: bugs, lags, boot loops and other similar problems. Also, the factory reset represents the first step to make when noticing that there is something wrong with your HTC One Max. Therefore, learning how to perform this operation is not an option for you, especially if you want to avoid unpleasant situations like the ones already described during this tutorial.

As I have already pointed out, by making a hard reset you will basically erase everything from your phone. Because of that, if it’s possible, before doing anything else, you should apply a backup. In this way you can save your personal data, info, accounts, market apps, contacts list, call logs, internet settings and basically everything else you might need afterwards. Don’t worry, the backup can be easily completed as you can use various dedicated apps from Google Play. If you can’t use your phone’s menu than making a backup isn’t possible so you have no other solution in that matter.

Another thing you should do, before applying the steps from below is to charge your HTC One Max. There should be at least 60% power left, so the best will be to plug in the charger as you don’t want to mess things up even more. Finally, don’t forget that this step by step guide is compatible only with the HTC One Max, so use the steps from below only for making a hard reset on the mentioned Android smartphone; else you will not manage to fix your bricked device.

How to Hard Reset HTC One Max

Hard reset using your HTC One Max settings

  1. If you can still use your phone, then you can apply the factory reset by using the settings options.
  2. In that matter go to settings and tap on backup and reset.
  3. From there also pick erase all data.
  4. Agree and perform the hard reset.
  5. Perfect, you are done.

Hard reset HTC One Max by using hardware buttons

  1. First of all, turn off your phone.
  2. You can do it by pressing power button and by selecting power off.
  3. Also, you can hold power button for about 15 seconds in order to shut down your One Max.
  4. Then, press and hold volume down and power buttons together.
  5. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear and release the keys.
  6. Scroll down and highlight factory reset and press power button to select.
  7. Done.

So, that was all; as you can see making a hard reset on HTC One Max is easy and you don’t need to be an advanced Android user in order to safely complete this operation. Anyway, stay close as further useful tips and tricks will be posted here for your HTC One Max during the following days. Also, don’t forget about us and share your problems and your experience by using the comments field from below.

joe · 5 years ago

tried like hundred times!
it doesn't work at all!!

Rich Price · 5 years ago

Tried the hard reset using the volume down and power button. It doesn't work

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