You may wish to hard reset the Alcatel 1X Evolve smartphone if you are installing custom firmware or if you want to wipe all data and reset the device to its factory settings. Resetting the factory settings and wiping all data means you are returning the smartphone to its default factory state, which is common for those handing over a smartphone to someone else or troubleshooting the software. If you are trying to troubleshoot software problems and the hard reset doesn’t resolve them, check for software updates from the Settings app which can update the firmware. Often a newer firmware version will remove the bugs. If software problems persist, send the smartphone to Alcatel for a service.
This tutorial demonstrates how to hard reset the Alcatel 1X Evolve smartphone.
How to hard Reset Alcatel 1X Evolve
You can hard reset the Alcatel 1X Evolve smartphone in two ways; the most common method, and the one recommended by the manufacturers in general, is available in the Settings app and the other is via Recovery Mode. Here is the method via the Settings app first:
1. With the Alcatel 1X Evolve turned on, tap Settings > System > Reset options.
2. Tap Erase all data > Reset phone.
3. Tap Erase everything.
Wait for the Android operating system to restart and when it does sign in to your Google account. You need to know your Google account email/username and password. You should hopefully know your email. if you have forgotten your password, it can be reset via Google.com on any other desktop computer. Visit the Google.com website, click on the Sign in button in the top right corner, and then click the link to reset the password if you need to create a new one. This Google account is the same one you sign in to your Android smartphone with since Google owns Android.
As mentioned, there is a secondary method for hard resetting the Alcatel 1X Evolve smartphone available in Recovery Mode. To find it you need to boot the smartphone to Recovery Mode first. Here is how to hard reset the Alcatel 1X Evolve via Recovery Mode:
1. With the Alcatel 1X Evolve turned off, press and hold the Power + Volume Up buttons simultaneously.
2. Let go of the buttons when you see the Alcatel logo.
3. In Recovery, select Wipe data/factory reset.
4. Select Yes.
5. Select Reboot system now.
When the factory settings have been reset and the data has been wiped, the Android operating system will then restart and you will be able to sign in to your Google account with the email/username and password you set up previously. As with the method via the Settings app, if you are unable to remember your Google account password, you can reset it from the Google.com website on any desktop computer.
In conclusion, that is how to hard reset the Alcatel 1X Evolve smartphone.