How To Hard Reset Tecno Q1 and Other Android 4.0.x Phones

Finally, I decided to move to the top trending smartphone OS in the world right now, Android, so I got an Android smartphone for the first time, a Tecno Q1 running Android 4.0, Ice-cream Sandwich.
Everything about the phone had been cool with me, except the battery performance which I would best describe as “not very reliable”.
Any ways, if you own same Tecno Q1 just like me, or some similar Android 4 smartphone, after some time, issues are likely to come up, because

  • Your Cache would be increasing, consuming space in the phone
  • Your Android Phone may be unable to boot up
  • or you could be seeing some strange Apps, and Files which are irrelevant and stubborn to Uninstall.

The Best and Safest way solution to this is to perform a factory reset on your Android phone (recovery mode), this will wipe everything and restore your device to its factory state.
This method works on many Android 4.0 phones, but I specifically used the below method on my Tecno Q1 Android 4 phone and it was reset perfectly.

There are Two method used in Hard Reset, depending on the problem the phone has.

  • Hard reset method 1: used When your phone is Unable to boot up
  • Hard reset method 2: used When the phone can boot up.

NOTE: Hard reset would wipe off all your Data, including all Google Authenticator credentials, so Make sure you do a Back up of all your Important files/folders before performing the Hard Reset.

Hard Reset method 1:

So if the phone wouldn’t boot up, Let’s Get it Fixed!

1. Hold your Volume Up + Power Button, you’re gonna get something like the screenshot below.

recovery menu

After this display on my Tecno Q1, I got confused, all buttons used on other Android phones to bring out the Recovery menu didn’t work. Till I realised it’s the Home key I had to use.

Hard Reset on Tecno Q1 Android

2. Tap your Home button to bring the “Recovery mode Menu

system recovery Tecno Q1 Android

Use the Volume Up and Down key to scroll up and down,
3. Scroll down and Select wipe data / factory reset
To select this, Again, Tap your Home button

Hard Reset is now Activated, Select – Yes erase all user data with the volume buttons and tap the Home button.

It would take few seconds to wipe off all the Data, Reboot the phone, and bring it back to it’s Factory state.

Hard reset method 2:

If the phone is able to boot on and operate, You can do a Hard Reset right from your Screen
Goto Settings >> Backup & Reset >> Scroll down to Factory Data reset and Confirm this by Clicking “RESET PHONE”

hard reset tecno Q1

Hope this solved some issues you might be facing with your Tecno Q1 or other Android 4.0 smartphone.
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  2. Pls help, I want to change my Q1 language to english, help me with an image of the display since I don't understand the language it is on . Or email me at , thanks .

  3. I do not know what language your Q1 changed so I can help you with the screenshots to change it back to English.
    In that case, use Google Translate to understand your menu.
    Or follow these Steps
    * Press your Menu key, you should know your Settings options by its Icon (picture of engine), click it.
    * Scroll down to where you find another small Red icon with a Letter "A" in a box.
    * The first option is list of languages.
    There you can Select English.

  4. Thank you so much guy its really help me bcos i'm using ur article to unlock my tecno Q1,thank u so much and keep it up.

  5. Is there a back button for it, cos I mistakenly entered into "apply update for adb" now I can't get back to the main menu again

  6. You can try this out. It is the best method i have ever tried and it helped

  7. sorry can this procedure also work for Techno L3 Phones. I tried your method 1, but with luck. Please is there any possible solution you can suggest. I will appreciate your comment on this. Thanks.

  8. i cant connect my Q1 with my PC….but the phone does charged when it is plugged….pls do u knw what could possibly be the problem

  9. When plugged in, it should bring up an Android robot asking you to enter Mass Storage Mode.
    Try another usb cable

  10. My techno Q1 kips showing "unfortunately android. process.acore has stopped working.. And it always interrupts me anytym i try to type anytin on d fon.. Pls,kindly help me… How do i stop dat msg frm showin on ma screen everytym.

  11. Pls is there any way to change Q1 applications from displaying in an horizontal manner.tried ma best but it's not working

  12. pls i tried my Q1 lock pattern so many times, now, the phone is telling me to log on with my google account. but with my google account, i cannot log on because the phone is not connected on internet and it could not allow me. pla what do i do? the reset doesnt work pls

  13. that Reset work fine, it solved same problem my friend had. Switch off the phone and follow the steps above carefully.

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  16. My fone is showing only tecno sign and am trying to wipe data, and it is showing Mount/data error. Please what do i do?

  17. You didn't state the Tecno model you are using, if it's the Tecno Q1, you possibly may have picked the wrong option to Hard reset it, remove the battery and Re-insert then follow the Above Steps again

  18. Did you use the Volume Buttons? Remove the battery and re-insnert it and try again, Press and Hold the Volume up and Power Buttons for some seconds, even when the Android logo shows, keep holding the buttons till the Menu comes up

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