How to Perform a Factory Reset for the Huawei Ascend 5W While Powered Off

Objective

  • To reset the phone to a factory state while powered off

Environment

  • Huawei Ascend 5W
  • Powered off

Procedure

NOTE: This reset will erase all data from the phone. See additional notes to backup data prior to the reset.

  1. Power off the phone and unplug any USB or power cables from the phone
    • Note: If the phone cannot be turned off, let the battery drain until the phone turns off, then charge the phone for 30 minutes and unplug any USB or power cables from the phone
  2. Press and hold both the VOL UP and POWER buttons at the same time until the Huawei logo appears
  3. Tap Wipe data/factory reset
  4. Tap Wipe data/factory reset again to confirm
  5. Once formatting is complete, tap Reboot system now

Additional Notes

If you had a screen lock set up (pin, pattern or password) prior to performing a factory reset, you'll be asked to enter the Google email address and password associated with your phone during the setup process

An external factory reset will reset your phone to a cleared state - apps, internal memory, contacts, photos/videos, or other personal info will not be backed up or synced automatically. Any firmware updates you have installed will still be on your phone. To ensure your personal information is backed up, please refer to How to Backup Contacts, Photos, Videos, Apps, Music, Messages, or Other Miscellaneous Files

You must have the correct Google account login information before resetting the device. Resetting without this information puts you at risk of permanently being locked out of your device.

  • Note: Do not change your Google account password for 72 hours before or after your factory reset, as it may lock you out of your phone for an additional 72 hours for security purposes.

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