Hard Reset SONY ERICSSON Xperia Play R800i SO-01D

First method:

  1. Make sure, that your phone is on.
  2. Then from the home screen, select the Apps tab (located at the bottom of the display) -> Settings -> Privacy.
  3. Next from the Personal data section, select Factory Data Reset.
  4. Now please select Reset phone.
    * If presented, enter the current passcode or draw the unlock pattern.
  5. Afterwards choose Erase everything.

Second method:

  1. Power off the phone.
    HardReset SONY ERICSSON Xperia Play R800i SO-01D
  2. Now select and hold Power button until the device vibrates then release it.
    HardReset SONY ERICSSON Xperia Play R800i SO-01D
  3. When Sony Ericsson logo appears, then select and hold the Power button and the Back key.
    Hard Reset SONY ERICSSON Xperia Play R800i SO-01D
  4. Next you will see information "Initialization mode", then choose option Reset phone.
  5. Confirm operation, click OK.

Third method:

  1. First you should download PC Companion, in example from here: http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/pc-companion/
  2. Install it and run.
  3. Next you will see window with 4 options.
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  4. Choose option "Support Zone New!", and click "Start".
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  5. Wait for the program to install the appropriate add-on.
  6. After that you will see next window with 3 options.
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  7. Goto option "Phone / Tablet Software Update", and click "Start".
  8. Select "repair my phone / tablet".
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  9. Now follow the instructions and accept all informations. 
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    Permanently delete data from SONY ERICSSON Xperia Play R800i SO-01D
  10. Please be patient and wait until preparing computer for software update is complete.
    Hard Reset SONY ERICSSON Xperia Play R800i SO-01D
  11. Afterwards choose your phone / tablet model.
    HardReset SONY ERICSSON Xperia Play R800i SO-01D
  12. If you see this window, then connect your device into your PC.
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  13. Done!

WARNING !
Hard Reset will erase all of your data
All described operations you are doing at your own risk.

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