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.
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.
2. Tap your Home button to bring the “Recovery mode Menu“
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”
Hope this solved some issues you might be facing with your Tecno Q1 or other Android 4.0 smartphone.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org , thanks .
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.
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.
I did d whole steps but still not booting
Wow,dis was helpful indeed
Gr8 and Thanks
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
You can try this out. It is the best method i have ever tried and it helped
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.
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
Tanks man my Q1 h˅
Being giving me some problem nd I dnt no hw 2 reset it bro tank very much
When plugged in, it should bring up an Android robot asking you to enter Mass Storage Mode.
Try another usb cable
Remove and reinsert your battery… then enter recovery mode again
Just remove your battery, reinsert it and enter into recovery mode again
Pls is there any way to change Q1 applications from displaying in an horizontal manner.
please,any idea on how to unbrick tecno m3.I'd be glad if you can help.It's an emergency
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.
Please i have been trying to do the reset and it jst stays on that android system logo.wat wld i do?
Pls is there any way to change Q1 applications from displaying in an horizontal manner.tried ma best but it's not working
plx ix there any way to destroy a lost p3 techno phone
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
that Reset work fine, it solved same problem my friend had. Switch off the phone and follow the steps above carefully.
Can dis work tecno m3? My m3 got stuck on a boot loop
Yes, it should work, since they come from same manufacturers
pls my browser tecno Q1 is not working, help me
If your Default browser doesn't work, check your network Access point Settings, Or try some Browser like Opera or UCweb for Android
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This a very informative post.i like this post.you show how to easily android mobilehardreset solution.thanks
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?
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
how to i solve the problem of my hanging tecno Q1
Am equally facing the same problem.Someone please help!
If your Tecno Q1 is hanging then we suggest you remove the Memory card and perform a Hard reset. Hope that helps
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