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How to Hard Reset the Huawei P9

Making a hard reset on the new Huawei P9 can help you smartly manage different tricky situations. That’s why it is important to learn how to complete this basic Android operation before completing any other custom or dedicated process. So, if you want to learn more about the hard reset procedure and if you want to learn how to hard reset the Huawei P9 don’t hesitate and check all the guidelines from below.

The most important thing that you can resolve with the hard reset is a soft brick. Yes, that’s right, by completing this tutorial you can manually unbrick your Huawei P9. In most situations the hard reset can address the problems that are related with the Android core such as boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating situations, total blackouts, screen freeze and similar other problems.

In other situations the hard reset will be just an additional process that must be completed if you want to tweak your Huawei P9 – for example when trying to install a custom ROM (such as CyanogenMod, AOKP or Paranoid Android) the hard reset will be a must as an unofficial update can’t run unless the system is first wiped out.

As you can already tell, the hard reset will wipe your Huawei P9. Also dubbed as factory reset this operation will remove / uninstall / delete all the third party apps and data from your smartphone. In the end on your P9 you will be left only with the pre-installed apps. All the other data will be erased: contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data, saved passwords and so on.

Basically that’s why you can fix all the problems in the first place – along with your data during the hard reset you can get rid of malicious apps, unresponsive programs, inappropriate tools and even malware.

However, fixing problems and completing tweaking operations are not the only reasons why you should check or bookmark this step by step guide. For example you can make a hard reset if you want to sell your Huawei P9 – in that situation the best is to erase everything or else your personal data, info and accounts might get in wrong hands.

Since everything will be wiped out before resuming the actual steps from below you first have to backup your Huawei P9. Only in this way you can save and afterwards restore what’s important for you. The backup can imply in syncing your data with your account, in managing other third party cloud storage platforms or in downloading and using dedicated backup and restore apps from Google Play. Either way what’s important is to place everything you might have to use afterwards in safe hands.

The methods from below will work in the same way all the time. Your P9 might be rooted, locked, running on stock or on custom recovery images, flashed with custom ROMs or with the stock Android OS, performing on a locked or unlocked bootloader and so on; it doesn’t matter – you will manage to make the hard reset without any problems.

Don’t forget to check the battery status bar before deciding to hard reset your Huawei P9. The process itself will be completed in seconds, but if your device will get turned off while the wipe is running software problems might be issued. Thus, if you are not careful enough you can end up in bricking your smartphone. So, as a precaution, charge your device – especially if the power left on your smartphone is lower than 50%.

How to Hard Reset the Huawei P9

The hardware method

  1. Power off your Huawei P9 – also wait while the shut down process is completed.
  2. Then, enter recovery mode on your device.
  3. Once in recovery use the Volume buttons in order to scroll up and down.
  4. Highlight the following option: “wipe data factory reset”.
  5. Press the Power key once in order to select.
  6. Wait while the hard reset operation is completed.
  7. When done, go back to main menu of recovery.
  8. From there select “reboot system now”.
  9. Enjoy.

The software solution

  1. Your smartphone must be powered on.
  2. Tap on Menu.
  3. Go to settings.
  4. Select the Backup & Reset option.
  5. Then choose Factory data reset.
  6. Tap on Reset Phone and choose Erase Everything.
  7. Agree with the alerts and wait while the factory reset operation is being automatically completed on your Huawei P9.

Your work is now completed. You know how to hard reset your Huawei P9. Enjoy, test the methods from above and share how things worked for you with us by using the comments field from down below.

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