Is your Oppo phone behaving obnoxiously? Do you want to hard reset it? Oh! But Oppo hard reset is not working? No worries. In the following sections, you will learn three easy ways to fix the issue.
Hard resetting your Oppo phone, or any other smartphone for that matter, allows you to use it as a new device where you first need to set it up from scratch, and then customize it according to your preferences. However, if you are unable to hard reset your smart device, this could be due to some security barriers that you must pass before the phone permits you to do that.
How to Fix “Oppo Hard Reset Not Working”
If you tried to fix the errors with your Oppo phone but the hard reset is not working, the following solutions may help you eliminate the error, including the one related to hard reset so that you can use your device normally.
Solution 1: Hard Reset Oppo Phone from the Settings App
The simplest way to hard reset an Oppo phone is from the ‘Settings’ app. However, for this method to work, you must have access to your smartphone. If the device is protected with the lock screen password and you forgot it, you must first reset it, and then proceed towards hard resetting.
To reset the lock screen password, you must ensure that your Oppo phone is more than 25% charged. Once this is done, you can do the following:
- On the lock screen, tap the Emergency call option from the bottom-left.
- On the Emergency calls only screen, dial *#08564789#. Note: This code may change when the company releases new security patches or version updates.
- Tap the Call button.
- Tap OK on the Call failed box.
- Call the same number and hit OK at least four more times. (At least five calls in total. You can even do this six to seven times, but it should not be less than five times.)
- Once done, delete the number and dial *#899# instead.
- On the EngineerMode screen, tap manual test.
- When the next window appears, swipe the screen to the left to get to the Others page.
- Check and confirm that the Main Board version is at least V1.1. Note: This method may not work if the Main Board version is lower than V1.1.
- While still on the Others page, tap Reading reset complete indicator.
- Ensure that PASS appears on the top of the next screen.
- Swipe the screen to the left again.
- Back on the Others page, tap Key Status.
- On the Key Status window, note and confirm that the statuses of all the security measures are set to PASS.
- Next, swipe your screen up to access your Oppo phone’s home screen.
If you didn’t set a lock screen password but the phone still prompts you for it, try entering 0000 or 000000 and see if it works.
Once the smartphone is unlocked, you can follow the instructions given below to hard reset it:
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Additional settings.
- Tap Back up and reset.
- Tap Erase all data (factory reset) from the DATA ERASURE section.
- Tap Erase all data from the next screen.
- Tap Erase data on the box that pops up at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap Erase data on the confirmation box that pops up next.
- Wait while your Oppo phone is hard reset.
- Once the smartphone restarts, set it up as a new device and continue using it normally.
Solution 2: Hard Reset Oppo Phone Through Recovery Mode
If your Oppo hard reset is not working even after trying the above solution, you can perform the task through ‘Recovery Mode’. You can follow the step-by-step instructions given below to get the job done:
- Long-press the Power button on your phone.
- When the action bar appears on the right, swipe down to the Power off option to turn off your Oppo smartphone.
- Once turned off, long-press the Volume Down and Power buttons together.
- When the Oppo logo appears, release the Power button but continue holding down Volume Down.
- Tap to choose your preferred language on the Select Language screen.
- On the RECOVERY screen, tap Wipe data.
- Tap Format data on the Wipe data screen.
- On the Format data window, use the virtual keypad to enter the randomly generated number that appears on the screen.
- Tap Format on the next window.
- Wait while your Oppo phone is formatted, all its data is removed, and the phone restarts afresh for you to set it up as a new device.
Solution 3: Use a Tool to Hard Reset Oppo
If Oppo hard reset is not working after you’ve tried all the above solutions, you can try an efficient third-party tool. A good application can get the job done in merely a few mouse clicks, and you don’t have to go through those lengthy and complex steps of pressing and holding buttons several times.
One program that is considered the best for all these tasks is Dr.Fone – Data Eraser (Android) by Wondershare. Being an organization of repute, Dr.Fone – Data Eraser (Android) can be trusted for its integrity and efficiency.
Wondershare Dr.Fone – Data Eraser (Android) is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems, and you can download its instance compatible with your PC from the official website.
Once you download and install Dr.Fone – Data Eraser (Android) on your computer, you can follow the instructions given below to hard reset your Oppo phone:
- Launch Dr.Fone – Data Eraser (Android).
- Click Data Eraser from the main window.
- When the next screen appears, use the original Oppo USB cable to connect your smartphone to the PC.
- On the Erase All Data window, click Start.
- Enter the number shown on the screen in the input field.
- Click Erase Now.
- Wait while Dr.Fone – Data Eraser (Android) erases all the data from your Oppo phone.
- After the process completes, tap Erase All Data or Factory Data Reset on your smartphone.
- Wait while your Oppo phone is reset to factory settings.
- Once done and the phone restarts, disconnect it from the PC and continue setting it up as a new device.
It is always a good idea to use company-suggested methods to troubleshoot the issues that your devices encounter. However, when you notice that your Oppo hard reset is not working, and things get too technical for you, or you don’t want to go through complex processes, you can always use a third-party app to simplify your tasks.