This post was last updated on May 23rd, 2020 at 09:27 am
As most of you already know, there is a uniform code that you can use to format or hard reset any Nokia Symbian phones that has a keypad. This code will work as long as the phone in question is still powering on. And the code is *#7370#. However if this code fails to work it means you cant even have access to press any number on your phone and this means you may need to do a hard reset of your phone. In this tutorial, i will be teaching you how yo format most Nokia phones manually using button combination especially when the above code fails to work:
How to Hard reset Nokia Symbian^3 Phones Such as Nokia N8, C7, X7, C6-01, and other symbian^3 touch screen phones
If you’re unlucky enough to encounter a problem on your Nokia N8, a hard reset may be what you need to do. This wipes the entire phone memory and settings fresh to how it was (or should be) from the factory.
It’s also useful if you have any need to send away your Nokia N8 for repair or exchange, or maybe in the future you plan to sell it and don’t want your information/details/media stored on your device to be accessible by someone else.
Hopefully unlike the N97, the N8 will not encounter hard-reset bugs where we constantly have to hard reset.
Now to To hard reset the Nokia N8
- First off, Turn off your phone
- Hold “Volume Down + Camera Key + Menu Key” and press the power button until your phone vibrates.
- Wait until the screen show properly… and welcome back!!
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- Press & hold these keys: Red (end) + Green(dial) + PhotoCamera buttons and
SWITCH on the phone.
How to: Hard reset your Nokia N97
The traditional method won’t work as the N97 doesn’t have the old keypad. After you’ve backed up your data onto a memory card/pc/OVI, turn your phone off, and simultaneously press these four buttons circled in red shown in the picture above.
- Caps shift
- Space bar
- Delete button
- Power-On button
You’ll know it’s worked when you see the initial set up screen, asking country of origin.
- The above method will wipe the phone memory but will not touch the mass memory (you’ll
have to format that separately via File Manager) – got 61 MB back.
- Applications installed onto the memory card is still present Fixed voice dialing, but after
restoration from memory card, voice dialing was disabled again -_- Hasn’t Fixed broken GPS.
- Refuses to get a GPS fix.
- Restoring from memory card doesn’t put back widget/applications from phone memory
you will need to restore your backup from your memory card – e.g. Facebook/Nokia Messaging/N-Gage is gone.
- Restoring from memory card does not restore the menu to how you may have reconfigured it (extremely annoying).
- I’m not sure if the *#7370# code (enter code in dialler) has the
the same effect of wiping everything on the N97 – I’m not
going to try and find out.
- From my previous experiences with other Nokia devices, the button method has the advantage of being able to reset your phone if your device refuses to turn on.
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This works specifically if your device is still powering on. If your phone is misbehaving but not yet dead you can restore to factory settings on it by going to settings>>restore>> restore factory settings
HOW TO HARD RESET/FORMAT A NOKIA S60 PHONE:
If It happens that a program corrupts the C: drive of your phone. In such a case, some data can be lost of course but, more annoying, some applications may not work or work only partially… On a Series 60 based phone, two key sequences will allow restoring your phone to a cleaner state:
*#7780#: Restores any files from rom but preserves user data (photos, 3rd party apps etc)
*#7370#: This reformats completely the C: drive. All applications and files stored on this drive will be lost
and clean default files will be rewritten. In both cases, the phone will ask you a confirmation and you will
have to enter a security code (12345 by default). Files and applications stored on E: The drive is not to be affected by these sequences. If you encounter a situation like the ones below on your s60 or s60v3 :
- Blank screen phone or phone unable to reboot.
- Install some program but not able to uninstall it after that.
- Unable to delete unwanted files on C drive.
Do a Full phone formatting on your s60 and S60v3 as steps below:
- Make sure you have at least a 3/4 charge of battery power left.
- Backup your contacts list and personal files to the MMC memory card.
- Switch-off your phone and REMOVE UR MMC!.
- Press and hold 3 keys : Green dial key, * Star key, no. 3 key on keypad and then press the power
on/off to switch on your phone. Remember, do not let go the 3 press and hold keys until you see two hands shaking