If you are having a problem with the HTC MyTouch 3G Slide then you could perform a hard reset. By executing a hard reset your phone will reset back to the default manufacturer settings. This will means that all your data and setting on the device will be lost. If you have previously downloaded any softwares or ringtones this will also be lost. So before you do a hard reset make sure you back up your valuable data.

Note: data on SIM and memory card and will be preserved and will not be lost from a hard reset.

Note: if you phone is frozen and not responding just pull out the battery and put it back in after a few seconds.

Using the software menu method:

1. Press on the Menu key from the Home screen.

2. Next tap on Settings.

3. Next use your finger and slide the menu up.

4. Next select SD card & phone storage.

5. Then select Factory data reset.

6. Now select Reset phone. You may be asked to supply your password, put in the password when prompt.

7. Lastly choose Erase everything.

Now wait for MyTouch 3G Slide clean it self up.

Alternatively Try (from comments below):

1. Click the menu button.

2. click settings.

3. Go to Privacy.

4. Factory Reset.

Now wait for the reset.

 

Using the hardware key method:

1. First turn of the phone. Remove the battery and put it back if the phone does not response to your command. When pulling out the battery out wait for a couple of seconds before putting it back.

2. Next touch and hold on the Home + End key for around 30 seconds. When you see the Startup screen continue to hold down the key.

3. Let go of all the keys when you see a warning sign appears.

4. Next Press on Home key, then Power key.

5. Wait until the system start again and select Wipe data/factory reset.

6. Lastly, choose Reboot system now.

 

Your device should now go back to factory default setting.

 
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Hydrophatt wrote:
My screen has turned black. It is backlit so I know that is powering on, but can\'t see anything. This happened after my alarm went off and I tried to turn it off.
I tried the hard reset to no avail. I tried the reset button next to the USB also to no avail. Does this mean it\'s completely done for?
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I saw this mentioned a couple of time with no answer. Is there a workaround for the hard reset if the trackball wont select when you press it?
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Every time i try to? click on (WIPE SYSTEM/FACTORY RESET) it doesn\'t work i can scroll to it but, when i click on it... it doesn\'t work!

CAN ANYONE HELP ME, THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY PHONE HAS A PASSWORD... PLZ HELP M!!!!
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so i just got this t-mobile htc 3G slide phone and it wont let me inbecause i dont have a google account on there yet can anyone help me do that
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i\'ve been told several ways (all listed above) how to factory reset my mytouch 3G, EXCEPT for going to menu then settings then privacy.
i\'ve spent hours looking up what the issue could be, and i\'ve been on the phone with HTC support AND repair lines, none of which were able to tell me to go through settings and wipe it using the privacy section.
thank you so much!! i don\'t get why HTC repair of all places couldn\'t help me reset my phone, but then again, they wanted to charge me $95 to $325 to repair this piece of crap, out of warranty phone.
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This article is novel, I really love it.
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:D First of all I want to thank the founder of the website you gave me much help my slide tuch my 3g works perfectly I ended up in all there is always a solution I found mine :D
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[size=large][/size] :D First of all I want to thank the founder of the website you gave me much help my slide tuch 3g works perfectly I ended up in all there is always a solution I found mine thank\'s
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My screen has turned black. It is backlit so I know that is powering on, but can\'t see anything. This happened after my alarm went off and I tried to turn it off.
I tried the hard reset to no avail. I tried the reset button next to the USB also to no avail. Does this mean it\'s completely done for?
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Didn\'t have the wipe option to reset to te factory settings from the sd/storage... And the starting up holding the two keys had my trackball not working.... GO TO SETTINGS, PRIVACY AND THEN SELECT THE FACTORY RESET. IT\'LL ERASE EVERYTHING FOR YOU. :D
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