How to hard reset the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

User guides 16:18, 22 Feb 2011

We show you how to hard reset the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the first Xperia Play to hit the market.

The Xperia Play runs on Android 2.3 so it works like other Sony Ericsson Android phone.

Here, we show you how to hard reset the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with step by step instructions.

Please note that all data will be deleted from the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play as a result of this procedure. This process may or may not delete data stored on the microSD card. We recommend backing up all of your personal data before proceeding.

First, try this:

  1. From the main home screen, tap menu
  2. Tap Settings, then Privacy
  3. Tap Factory data reset
  4. Tap Reset phone
  5. Enter your password if required, then tap Erase everything to confirm

If that doesn't work, or if your phone is frozen:

  1. Turn the power off. If your Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it
  2. Hold the Left and right buttons located beneath the display
  3. Press and release the Power button
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to hard reset your Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

All data including third-party applications will be deleted from the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Once the wipe is complete, the phone will reboot to its factory fresh state.

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what left and right buttons ??? be more specific.....

you have an xperia wright there are only to buttons behindt the screen L R

xperia play has 4 buttons below the screen and a left and right trigger on the back as well as the PlayStation buttons on the pad.

so which buttons, the left and right , under screen whihc are back button and search button do not do a thing.

i smell **** here, know you facts please before you post rubbish.

Yeah, but the tutorial says BENEATH. Get YOUR facts straight...

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