Hard Reset SONY Xperia E5

First method:

  1. In order to switch off the phone hold down the Power button for a short while. Hard Reset SONY Xperia E5
  2. Afterwards go to Settings and then to Backup & Reset.Remove Screen Lock SONY Xperia E5
  3. Then selec Factory Data Reset and tap Reset Phone. Permanently delete data from SONY Xperia E5
  4. Choose Erase Everything if you are sure you want to clear all your data. 
  5. In the next step select OK to confirm the whole operation.
  6. Congratulations! The hard reset has just been performed.

Second method:

  1. Start by downloading the PC Companion for example from here: http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/pc-companion/
  2. Afterwards install it and launch.
  3. Next you will see window with 4 options.
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  4. Then 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. Go to 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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  10. Please be patient and wait until preparing computer for software update is complete.
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  11. Afterwards choose your phone / tablet model.
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  12. If you see this window, then connect your device into your PC.
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  13. Great job! Your device is ready to use.

Third method:

  1. If the display is off, press the Power key to turn it back on.Hard Reset SONY Xperia E5
  2. In the next step open the phone's dialer and type in: *#*#7378423#*#*.Remove screen password SONY Xperia E5
  3. From the menu which should appear on the screen choose option Customization Settings and then Reset customization.
  4. Confirm information: "data will be cleared and factory data reset will perform".
  5. Accept by pressing Reset customization and reboot.
  6. Well done! You have just performed the hard reset operation

Fourth method:

  1. In the fist step download flashtool from Sony website: http://developer.sonymobile.com/services/flash-tool/
  2. Make sure, that you have installed appropriate drivers for your USB data cable.
  3. You have to power off your device.Hard Reset SONY Xperia E5
  4. Then press and hold Volume Down, and connect to USB cable.HardReset SONY Xperia E5
  5. Follow the instructions on your screen, and accept appropriate options.
  6. Success! The factory reset has just been performed.

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

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