Android

Droid 2 Hard Reset

Droid 2 Hard Reset

I recently got a droid 2 to use as a test device as I begin experimenting in mobile application development.  I wanted to start with a fresh slate and eliminate all of junk applications and settings that were previously loaded on the device. Having gotten the device second hand, and not having any plans in the near term to change cellular service carriers, the last thing I wanted to do was to go to the local Verizon shop and deal with a sales person to get help in doing a hard reset. As I began searching the internet thinking there would be easy directions somewhere, I quickly realized how fragmented things were. After an exhaustive search, and hours and hours of experimentation, with the help of @brianjoho, we finally figured out how to do the hard reset and access the phone without the need for a service contract. Hoping to turn our pain into some useful insights for the next person, the following are step-by-step directions for anyone wishing to do a hard reset on their Droid 2.

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