Factory Data Reset (Powered Off) - The all new HTC One® (M8)

A factory data reset may help with a blank or frozen screen, apps crashing or freezing, keypad/touchscreen problems, can't hear, device making noises, can't make or receive calls, and device won't sync.

Caution Perform a factory data reset only if absolutely necessary as it removes all data including:

  • Google account
  • System and app data
  • App settings
  • Downloaded apps
  • Media (Music, pictures and videos, etc.)


Note An alternate reset method is available if the device can be powered on and is responsive.

  1. Ensure device is powered off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down button (located on the upper-right edge of the device) then press and hold the Power button (located on the top-right edge).
  3. Wait for the screen with three Android images on skateboards to appear (approximately 3 seconds) then release all buttons.
  4. Select FACTORY RESET.
    Note Utilize the Volume Up/Down buttons to navigate between options and the Power button to select.
    Note Allow up to 10 minutes for the factory data reset and reboot processes to complete.
    Note If applicable, set up your device.


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