The hard reset Sony Xperia ZL phone is for all versions including the C6503, C6502 and C6506 versions of the mobile phone. The factory reset and hard reset for the Xperia range of mobile phones are all the same. You can find the reset options below as it can be reset by code as well as by software or by manually pushing the buttons in the correct order.
You should download the Xperia Companion to connect your phone to your computer. The software will allow you to reset your phone but also allow you to reset the phone. You will note that when you do a reset the settings such as your internet settings will also be removed and deleted. You cannot undelete or recover the settings or data once the phone has been wiped clean.
Hard Reset will erase all of your data
All described operations you are doing at your own risk.
Soft Reset Sony Xperia ZL
- Make sure the battery is fully charged;
- Open the cover of the micro sim card slot
- Use a small tip of a pen or similar device to press and hold on that Yellow button for 3-5 seconds.
- You will see your Sony Xperia ZL will shut down and starts the soft reset itself.
Hard Reset Sony Xperia ZL
- Switch off your Sony Xperia ZL
- Now hold down the Volume Up and Volume Down button for a couple of seconds.
- While holding these buttons press the Power button for a moment.
- Release all keys when you see an Android Logo on screen.
- Then press the Camera button to enter Recovery Mode.
- Choose “wipe data/factory reset” by using Volume Down to navigate and Power button to confirm.
- Select “Yes–delete all user data“. Use Volume buttons button to scroll and Power key to select.
- To restart the phone, select “reboot system now“.
- The hard reset is done!
Hard Reset Sony Xperia ZL with the Menu
- Turn on your Sony Xperia ZL;
- Make sure Sony Xperia ZL battery is full;
- Go to menu: Setting > Backup and reset > Factory Data Reset > Reset Device
- Choose Erase Everything
- Sony Xperia ZL will reset to factory default.
Hard Reset Sony Xperia ZL by Code
- Make sure the battery fully charged
- Backup all your important data with Xperia Companion;
- Power on Your Sony Xperia ZL
- On dialer enter this code: *#*#7378423#*#*
- On the screen Select -> Customization Settings
- Then select -> Reset customization and confirm.
- Sony Xperia ZL will start the reset process.
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