How to Reset Droid to Factory Settings

If your Motorola Droid is freezing and doing odd things then you can reset Droid to factory settings using a Android OS options or even if your device is not working and your are unable to turn it ON there is also another option to hard reset Droid phone. Lets see how to hard reset Droid to factory settings in both conditions.

Reset Motorola DroidNOTE: Everything that you have installed, added or imported in your device will be removed, so before performing Motorola Droid hard reset, backup your all device data. MicroSD data will not be affected by hard reset so don’t need to worry about it.

  1. Reset Droid
  2. Reset Droid (if Android OS is not loading)

1- Reset Droid


Press “Home” button, press “Menu” button and then tap on “Settings”.



Tap on “Privacy”


Tap on “Factory data reset”


Tap on “Reset Phone” button


Tap on “Erase Everything” button and your are done

2- Reset Droid (if Android OS is not loading)

If there is some major problem with your device and OS is even not loading then you can use this reset method to restore your droid.


Turn off your device.


Press and hold “Power key” + “x” until you get a warning sign


After this press and hold “Volume Up” + “Camera” buttons to show the recovery menu.


When recovery menu appears select “Wipe data/factory reset” option using directional keys next to the keyboad and press “Center” button to confirm.


Confirm the selection, wait for it to complete and reboot your device. You are done.

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15 comments… add one
abaidu May 31, 2010, 1:08 pm

Is this hard reset or soft reset?

Sid July 30, 2010, 7:52 pm

Both. Read the article.

Yousu June 3, 2010, 6:38 am

Write more on Droid

Droid June 6, 2010, 1:08 pm

I reset my Droid and now its working fine, thanks buddy.

DorkiePanda August 13, 2011, 1:28 am

just recently completely reset my phone to factory settings and even got a more accessible gmail account to use. my problem is that when i go into the android market to download some apps, the market gives me the ‘connection timed out’ error and none of my apps download. what’s up with that? it doesn’t even pick up my apps that i had saved on my SD card.

CJJJJJJJ November 8, 2011, 8:28 am

I don’t know who you are, but I freaking love whoever posted this up here. It works, and I got my droid back!!! Thanks again!!!!

ndar November 8, 2011, 4:13 pm

my camera button is not working, how can i get to the menu so that i factory reset my motorola milestone

sloeridre December 31, 2012, 4:38 am

thanx u saved the day, now if only someone could hook it up so i can use phone on verizon system(phone was set up from alltel, can get talk and text but no internet, was told IMPOSSIBLE,, again thanxalex

Serenity January 15, 2013, 10:55 pm

My homepage is gone. I was trying to change my wallpaper when it happened. It gives me the option of forceclose or wait. I can receive calls and texts. Take pictures. But the homepage options aren’t there and that includes settings which I would have to access through my apps I have followed all the direction I found online and nothing is working.

mackaus January 29, 2014, 12:28 am

It did reset my droid but now I do not have wifi and can’t get to any data on my SD card! What if anything can I do now?

TrickyWays January 30, 2014, 12:40 am

You mean you stuck on setting up device after resetting it, need an internet connection and don’t have WiFi.

If Yes, then instead of WiFi you can use Mobile Data connection, press the menu button on your Droid phone and see the related options. You can ask someone to share his mobile internet connection with your device this may work for you as well OR even you can share your internet connection from PC Windows 7 / Windows 8 or Mac.

Michelle Borin March 5, 2014, 12:08 am

I did a factory reset on my Motorola Xoom
How do I get back the basics,emails,app store ect.

TrickyWays March 6, 2014, 9:13 pm

This will restore all the default apps on your Motorola Xoom once you reset it to factory settings.

doris July 27, 2014, 10:33 am

My old DroidX is turned off and I have a potential buyer so I factory reset it to wipe all my info/ect. off of it and now it is asking for a phone number. Do I just need to tell them to go have it activated or what? I’m not sure what to do here…

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