Hard Reset SONY Xperia Z C6616

First method:

  1. Switch off the handset.
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  2. Now navigate to Settings -> Backup & reset -> Factory Data Reset -> Reset Phone.
  3. Then choose option option "Erase everything", and confirm that.
  4. Success!

Second method:

  1. Please download flashtool from Sony website: http://developer.sonymobile.com/services/flash-tool/
  2. Install drivers for your USB data cable.
  3. Then power off your device.
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  4. After that press and hold Volume Down, and connect to USB cable.
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  5. Now follow the instructions in your screen, and accept appropriate options.
  6. That's all.

Third method:

  1. Turn off your cell phone.
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  2. Hold and press Power button + Volume Up for about few seconds, or until you see menu of your screen.
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  3. After that follow the instructions on your screen.

Fourth method:

  1. You should first download and install program PC Companion.
    * In example from here: http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/pc-companion/
  2. If all went well, you will see window with 4 options.
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  3. Next click "Start" under the name "Support Zone New!".
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  4. Wait until the process of the installation is completed.
  5. Now you should see window with in example option "Phone / Tablet Software Update".
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  6. Accept this option -> click "start".
  7. Then click "repair my phone / tablet".
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  8. Please follow all instructions, and confirm that.
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  9. Read "Inportant information", and confirm.
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  10. Afterwards PC Companion is "preparing computer for software update".
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  11. Next select your phone / tablet model.
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  12. Follow steps, which you see in new window.
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  13. That's all!

Fifth method:

  1. Power on your device.
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  2. Now press Call button, and type: *#*#7378423#*#*
  3. Then you will see menu.
  4. From this menu choose option Customization Settings -> Reset customization.
  5. Confirm information: "data will be cleared and factory data reset will perform".
  6. Accept with pressing Reset customization and reboot.
  7. Please be patient -> your device will reset and reboots.

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All described operations you are doing at your own risk.

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