If your BlackBerry KEY2 smartphone is running very slowly, hanging, you want to bypass the screen lock, or you have a full memory and want to erase everything, or you want to sell or give it away and want to ensure that nobody can access your files and passwords, you can do a factory reset to restore it to its original state like the first day.
In the following steps we explain how to format the BlackBerry KEY2 to erase all your information and make it totally clean as it came out of the store.
Before doing a factory reset, we recommend deleting all the accounts on the device, specifically it is useful to unlink the Google account if you are going to sell, donate, or give away your KEY2. This will avoid problems for the new user, as some newer devices include a functionality called FRP (Factory Reset Protection) that requires the same Google account or PIN code with which the BlackBerry KEY2 was initially configured when factory resetting a device.
Keep in mind that a reset or return to the factory state on a mobile/cell phone deletes all its content, so make a backup of your data before doing it if you don't want to lose everything.
In case you do not want to erase the data from the device, you can try to restart the BlackBerry KEY2..
There are two ways to do a reset on a BlackBerry KEY2 one through the mobile options and another more complete from the recovery mode.
Table of Contents:
If you want to make a reset using the device options to return to the factory state a BlackBerry KEY2 you have to follow these simple steps:
Estimated time: 5 minutes.
1- First step:
To access the settings menu on your BlackBerry KEY2, look for the icon that resembles a cogwheel. Click or tap on it to open the settings menu.
2- Second step:
Scroll down the BlackBerry KEY2 settings to the bottom where you will see the section called “System”, click or tap to continue.
3- Third step:
If you see a section called “Advanced” click to display the advanced options of the BlackBerry KEY2.
4- Fourth step:
Click on “Reset options” from this section it will allow us to restore network options, applications or reset the BlackBerry KEY2 completely.
5- Fifth step:
Click on the last option called “Erase all data (factory reset)” or simply “Factory data reset”.
6- Sixth step:
A first confirmation message will appear reminding you that all your data will be deleted from this device, the data you have uploaded to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or backup copies that you have in the cloud, such as Google Drive, Dropbox or One Drive, will not be deleted. Press “Reset phone”.
7- Seventh step:
A second confirmation message will appear indicating that all information stored on the BlackBerry KEY2 and all downloaded applications will be erased and reminding that this action cannot be undone. If you agree, click on “Erase Everything”.
8- Eighth step:
If necessary, draw the screen unlock pattern or enter the screen unlock password or PIN to continue.
9- Ninth step:
Your device KEY2 from BlackBerry it will restart and take several minutes to start while restoring the device to its factory state and optimizing the applications pre-installed in the operative system Android 8.1 (Oreo).
About the device:
BlackBerry KEY2 is a mobile/cell phone with dimensions of 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm (5.96 x 2.83 x 0.33 in), a weight of 168 grams, , a screen resolution of 1080 x 1620 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~434 ppi density).
It has a processor Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260), a graphics card Adreno 512, a RAM memory 6 GB and an internal memory of 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM.
The BlackBerry KEY2 comes from the factory with the Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system.