How to reset or restore a Huawei Ascend Q M5660

How to reset or restore a Huawei Ascend Q M5660

If your Huawei Ascend Q M5660 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 Huawei Ascend Q M5660 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 Ascend Q M5660. 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 Huawei Ascend Q M5660 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 Huawei Ascend Q M5660..

There are two ways to do a reset on a Huawei Ascend Q M5660 one through the mobile options and another more complete from the recovery mode.

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Restore from the options of Huawei Ascend Q M5660

If you want to make a reset using the device options to return to the factory state a Huawei Ascend Q M5660 you have to follow these simple steps:

Estimated time: 5 minutes.

1- First step:

To access the settings menu on your Huawei Ascend Q M5660, look for the icon that resembles a cogwheel. Click or tap on it to open the settings menu.

Settings icon Android

2- Second step:

Huawei devices have a layer of customization of the Android operating system called EMUI that makes the factory settings to be different from those of pure Android.
Scroll down the Huawei Ascend Q M5660 settings to the bottom where you will see the section called “System”, click or tap to continue.

System icon Android

3- Third step:

If you see a section called “Advanced” click to display the advanced options of the Huawei Ascend Q M5660.

System menu Android

4- Fourth step:

Click on “Reset options” from this section it will allow us to restore network options, applications or reset the Huawei Ascend Q M5660 completely.

Advanced options Android

5- Fifth step:

Click on the last option called “Erase all data (factory reset)” or simply “Factory data reset”.

Reset options Android

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”.

Reset phone confirmation

7- Seventh step:

A second confirmation message will appear indicating that all information stored on the Huawei Ascend Q M5660 and all downloaded applications will be erased and reminding that this action cannot be undone. If you agree, click on “Erase Everything”.

Erase Everything confirmation

8- Eighth step:

If necessary, draw the screen unlock pattern or enter the screen unlock password or PIN to continue.

Confirm your pattern Android

9- Ninth step:

Your device Ascend Q M5660 from Huawei 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 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Android is starting

If you cannot turn on the Huawei Ascend Q M5660 and therefore you cannot perform the factory restore from the device settings, this method does not work for you and you should consult the tutorial to hard reset Huawei Ascend Q M5660.

Video instructions

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About the device:

Huawei Ascend Q M5660 is a mobile/cell phone with dimensions of 121.9 x 58.4 x 12.7 mm (4.80 x 2.30 x 0.5 in), , a screen resolution of 320 x 480 pixels (~180 ppi pixel density).

It has a processor 800 MHz.

The Huawei Ascend Q M5660 comes from the factory with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system.

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