Before you give your handset to repair shop or buy new handset, please try the following procedure to repair your device. First charge your battery more then 70%, backup your important data like phone-book, message, email, images and settings and in most cases take out SIM card and SD card. After doing hard reset not possible to recover your data, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on a external device, hard drive, raid system media or SD card.
How to Hard Reset HTC Elf
Use the stylus to press the Reset button found at the bottom of your device. Your device restarts and displays the Today screen.
Reset Via menu
- Tap Start > Settings > System tab > Clear Storage.
- Enter 1234 then tap Yes
- Turn off your device.
- Press and hold the Talk and End buttons, and at the same time, use the stylus to press the Reset button at the bottom of your device.
- Release the stylus, but continue pressing the Talk and End buttons until you see the following message on the screen: This operation will delete all your personal data, and reset all settings to manufacturer default. Press Action to restore manufacturer default, or press other keys to cancel.
- Release the Talk and End buttons, and then press Enter on your device.