How to hard reset a Tornado based Smart Phone (Cingular 2125 or TMobile SDA)

These are the steps to do a hard reset of your HTC tornado/Faraday based Smartphone.  When you do this all custom data on the phone will be removed and the default setup will be put in place

You have 2 options on doing this.  The first way requires you to be able to boot the phone and get to the start menu.  The second is if you cannot do this (ie forgot PIN or will not boot all the way).

First way:

Start -> Accessories -> Clear Storage

Second way:

  1. Remove Battery

  2. Replace battery

  3. Hold down right and left soft keys

  4. Press Power button for ~1.45 seconds then release Power button only

  5. Confirm prompt to reset


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