This article which is titled Steps to hard reset Lumia 520 and other Lumia phones is written to help you solve some of the problems encountered by Lumia phone users.
Do you easily forget your lumia phone password? Or is your lumia phone freezing? If yes! Relax. In this post, you will learn step by step procedures on how to hard reset Lumia 520, Lumia 510, Lumia 710, Lumia 720 and so on.
To hard reset Lumia phone also known as factory reset / master reset is the total restoration of any phone to the state it was when it left the factory. Which mean all the settings, data added and all applications added by the user are removed.
NOTE: Before you hard reset/ master reset any phone to factory settings, make sure you back up any valuable files you have on it in order to avoid loosing your important files and Apps. Because once you master reset / hard reset Lumia 520 or any of the aforementioned Lumia phones, all files and applications installed or downloaded by the user will automatically be removed.
Steps to hard reset lumia 520 and other Lumia phones
Make sure that the Lumia Phone you want to hard reset or master reset is fully charged
==> Remove your Sim-card and memory card if there is any
==> Power off the Lumia Phone using the POWER KEY or POWER BUTTON
==> Wait for one minute, then press and hold the POWER BUTTON and release the POWER BUTTON as soon as the phone vibrates
==> As soon as you release the power button when the phone vibrate, press and hold VOLUME DOWN BUTTON
==> When the Lumia Phone show EXCLAMTION MARK release the volume down button
==> Then use the following sequence of buttons in these orders: VOLUME UP – VOLUME DOWN – POWER – AND VOLUME DOWN.
==> Your Lumia phone will begin the process of restoring back to factory settings, these may take a while relax.
Congratulation!!! Lumia 520, Lumia 510, Lumia 610, Lumia 710, Lumia 720 or any kind of Lumia phone that you may be using has finally been hard reset to the original factory settings. Hard or Factory reset is mostly done when you notice some funny behaviors, which include virus or malware attack and unsuccessful rooting or settings of the device.