Hard Reset SONY Xperia J ST26i

First method:

  1. Switch off your cell phone.
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  2. Then navigate to Settings -> Backup & reset -> Factory Data Reset -> Reset Phone -> Erase everything.
  3. Now accept all informations.
  4. That's all.

Second method:

  1. Download and install program named flashtool from Sony website: http://developer.sonymobile.com/services/flash-tool/
  2. Make sure, that you have installed drivers for your USB data cable.
  3. Power off your device.
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  4. Press and hold Volume Down, and connect to USB cable.
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  5. Now accept all info.
  6. Finito!

Third method:

  1. Power off your device.
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  2. Press and hold simultaneously Power button + Volume Up for about few seconds, or until you see menu of your screen.
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  3. Follow the instructions on your screen, and confirm operations.

Fourth 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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  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. Done!

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

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