How to hard reset the HTC DROID Incredible
We show you how to factory reset the HTC DROID Incredible to clear all data and restore its original settings
Published on Apr 15, 2010
The HTC DROID Incredible is highly customizable and you have been hard at work tweaking it to your liking, but now the fun is over and you want to return it to its factory settings again. Here, we show you how to hard reset the HTC DROID Incredible with step by step instructions.
Please note that all data will be deleted from the HTC DROID Incredible as a result of this procedure. This process does NOT delete data stored on the microSD card. We recommend backing up all of your personal data before proceeding.
Verizon just did a update to my phone, droid incredible.. it won’t start up now. Thanks Verizon.
Performing hard reset… can’t get into the
..Turn the power off. If your HTC DROID Incredible is frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it
Hold the Volume Down button
Hold the Power button until the display turns on
You are now presented with a menu that allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
Press and release the Power button to select
Now just confirm your decision: Volume Up for YES and Volume Down for NO
If you selected YES, all data including third-party applications will be deleted from the HTC DROID Incredible. Once the wipe is complete, the phone will reboot to its factory fresh state.
This is the error
FIX: “The Application HTC Sense (process com.htc.launcher) has stopped unexpectedly”
I couldn’t get into the settings to be able to clear just the HTC sense data… so a hard reset was the only way to get back in.