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Resetting Your HTC HD mini Phone

If you are having a system problem with your phone, you can perform a factory reset. After a factory reset, the phone is restored to its default settings—the way it was when you first purchased it and turned it on. You will lose any programs you installed, data you entered, and settings you customized on your phone, and only Windows Mobile software and other pre-installed programs will remain.
There are two ways to do a factory reset. One way is to perform a clear storage process through the phone settings. The other way is to perform a hard reset by pressing certain buttons on your phone, in cases when you are unable to start up your phone and enter the phone settings.

Your phone will be set back to factory default settings. Make sure that any additional installed programs and important data on your phone have been backed up before you perform a factory reset.

If Encrypt files when placed on a storage card is enabled, back up all files from the storage card before performing a factory reset (Clear Storage or hard reset) or updating the operating system. Otherwise, you will no longer be able to access the encrypted files on the storage card. Use ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center to transfer files between your storage card and computer. After the procedure, copy your files back to the storage card.

To perform a clear storage
1. On the Home screen, slide to the Settings tab and then tap Security > Factory reset.
2. Enter “1234” and then tap Yes.

HTC HD mini hard reset

To perform a HTC HD mini hard reset

HTC HD mini Photon hard reset


1. With the phone turned off, press and hold the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons, then press the POWER button shortly and release it. You will then see a message on the screen warning you that the operation will delete all your personal data and reset all settings to manufacturer defaults.
2. Release the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons.
3. Press the VOLUME UP button to perform the hard reset, or press any other button to cancel the reset.

HTC HD mini Photon hard reset

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With HTC HD mini powered off, Press and hold VOLUME DOWN + POWER ON the device. To quit HTC Mini BOOTLOADER take out battery, then reinsert it.

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HTC HD mini hard reset