How do I factory reset my HTC Desire?

How do I completely wipe my HTC Desire before selling it on?

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 11:14

Remove sim and memory card. Then in settings under Security (I think) look for factory reset. (sorry, no Android at hand)

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 11:30

This is what it is on my Samsung, I think it's the same for all android handsets.

Menu > Settings > Privacy > Factory Data Reset.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 11:38

Ah, you're right. Under "privacy" ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 12:05

It took me a while to find, to be fair. The Android menu system isn't quite as idiot proof as some other OS' haha :p.

mrew42  Oct. 25, 2011 at 13:16

On the HTC Desire it's
Menu -> Settings -> SD & Phone Storage -> Factory data reset

Nothing like a common experience to join us Android users together eh?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 13:59

On WP7 it's the envy-green don't-touch-me tile, right?

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 14:22

Cheers mrew, I thought (wrongly), that, that specific part of the menu system was the same across all 'droid devices, evidently not :p.

Jan, that's every tile on WP7 ;).

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 14:31

It is... at least until Nokia announce their Android-killer*** tomorrow :p ***unlikely

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 14:40

I want to love WP7, it'd work brilliantly with my Windows 8 computers...I just can't bring myself to like that awful UI though :(.

The Nokia WP7 will be the best one so far, without a doubt. It won't be an "Android/iOS Killer", but it'll be the best WP7 device, I reckon.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 14:53

Will see... The Ace maybe. Still, I won't buy another phone without mass-storage function. And even with Nokia's special position, I doubt Microshaft will allow them (us) acces to the filesystem ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 15:10

What's an/the Ace??

I would buy a phone without an SD card slot, though not without USB Mass Storage. I can access the 16gb internal memory on my S2 as if it was a memory card, the fact WP7 doesn't allow this is very Apple-esque, IMO.

mrew42  Oct. 25, 2011 at 15:17

The really annoying thing with most WP7 phones is that the 'fixed' storage is simply a micro sd card (amd slot) that's not accessible without removing the cover.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 15:21

To quote a Jan word, what do you expect from Microshaft?

Though, to be fair to them, Windows 8 is blazingly fast and has never crashed on me, even being a developer preview. For that, I take my hat off to MS for making a truly awesome OS, roll on mid-2012 for proper release, eh :)?


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