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Friday, April 14, 2017

How to Hard Reset the FLOW or Digicel Huawei Y3 Series smartphones

So you purchased a Huawei Y3 smartphone and it decided to freeze on you or viruses have decided to take up residence. Worse, if you forgot your password lock code.

Fret not, you have a couple options.

You can always root the smartphone mount it like a harddrive using a portable antivirus as listed in my MICO Wars blog article entitled “13 Portable Antivirus to remove any Virus or Malware on Laptops, smartphones or Tablets”. 

An alternative is to simply do a hard reset and wipe the phone clean as in the case of the Alcatel OneTouch Pop C2 smartphone as detailed in my blog article entitled “How to Hard Reset the FLOW or Digicel Alcatel OneTouch Pop C2 smartphone”.

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This reset the phone back to factory settings......so if you unlocked the phone, you’ll have to pay to do that all over again!

At this point, before you do a Hard Reset, it would be good if you backed up your Google Android contacts and data i.e. images, files, music and videos as explained in my MICO Wars blog article entitled “How to backup and export Google Android contacts before you lose your smartphone”.

Otherwise you may have to recover the data form you wiped SD Card as noted in my MICO Wars blog article entitled “How to recover deleted Data from internal memory of an Android Smartphone or Tablet”. 

How to do a Hard Reset on a Huawei Y3 Series smartphone - Great for removing Pattern lock

The steps are simple and easy:

Power down the phone using the Power button. Then press and hold Power button and then the Volume Up + for about 3 seconds

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The use the following steps:

1.      Release the keys held as soon as the Huawei logo 
2.      Choose wipe data/factory reset using Volume buttons option to scroll up and down
3.      Confirm using the Power button
4.      Select Yes--delete all user data using Power button to select
5.      Select reboot system now to restart the phone 

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At this point the Huawei Y3 Series smartphone is unlocked. Not only that, but the password lock is also removed as pointed out in the video below.


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