Dell Streak 7: Steps to Hard Reset

If you’re having problems with your Dell Streak 7 tablet and nothing else seems to work, or if you just want clear off the data before you sell it, you may want to do a factory hard reset to return the phone to its original factory state.

Note: These steps clear data from the device. Information on your SD card like photos and music are not erased unless you choose to format the SD card.

Software Hard Reset

If the device is still functional, then follow these steps first to hard reset your Dell Streak 7.

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu button and tap Settings, or tap Settings from the Application Slider.

2. Select Privacy.

3. Select Factory Data Reset.

4. A confirmation screen comes up, press the Reset Tablet button.

5. Enter your password if you have one setup, and press Erase Everything to perform the hard reset.

Hardware Hard Reset

If the device isn’t functioning at all, try these steps to hard reset the Dell Streak 7.

1. Open the slot cover that houses your SIM and memory cards.

2. Next to the SIM card slot, look for a small pin sized hole.

3. Stick a paper clip into this hole, and then press until you feel the reset button click slightly.

Comments

  1. Henrock says

    Pls my dell streak 7 is password protected and some how i forgot it pls help i want to hardreset it what do i do?

  2. Amer says

    must bt full charge

    1. Press and HOLD the + volume key and the power button at the same time
    2. Next to the SIM card slot, look for a small pin sized hole. press
    3. – press factory rest all date dele

  3. Marc V.Oscar says

    My dell streak 7 repeaply shows the dell logo,never go to the home screen,please help me to make a hard reset.

  4. James Navales says

    My dell streak 7 is stuck in the boot up stage, it just keeps repeating the dell logo with the color pattern that fallows it. i have pressed the reset button but all it does is turn it off,, anybody can help my problem? thanks..

  5. Chris says

    My dell streak 7 wont let me do a hard reset. When i delete an app and restart the apps are back. I have tryed every reset that i know of. Please help

  6. Josey says

    Hi, my Dell Streak 7 android 3.2 Honeycomb, is stuck on the Dell logo with the colours. I have tried the steps above without success. Could you please advise what else I can try. Thanks.

  7. Darren says

    Steps to hard reset DELL STREAK 7:

    Make sure power off (Hold power button and select off).

    To do a Hard reset the Dell must have the power cable plugged in
    (else it does not work).

    1. Press and HOLD the + volume key and the power button at the same time.
    2. Wait until the menu comes up and press the volume + or – button to select option.
    3. Press the POWER button to select option
    4. when prompted to confirm press the power button

  8. Timika D Laljie says

    Hello, need urgent help. my dell streak 7 tablet is stuck at the dell logo, nothing else would happen afterwards. i left it like that until the battery drained, then recharge it and still it wouldnt go beyond the dell logo at start up. i tried re setting it from the very tiny button found besides the Micro SD card slot, but all it dose is turn it off, when restarted dose not go beyond the dell logo. Any suggestion. I didnt buy mine from the dell company, but a local electronic dealer from my community, and am not sure if my warrant covers this kind of device failure. any help…comments, advice…

    Thanks

  9. Mehul Patel says

    My dell streak 7 is stuck in the boot up stage, it just keeps repeating the dell logo with the color pattern that fallows it. i have pressed the reset button but all it does is turn it off. i would like to reformat the device to factory but none of your suggestions posted work as i can not turn the device on fully. since i didn’t buy the device from dell they will not help me at all. what can i do to reformat the device?

  10. Rashad says

    My dell streak 7 is stuck in the boot up stage, it just keeps repeating the dell logo with the color pattern that fallows it. i have pressed the reset button but all it does is turn it off. i would like to reformat the device to factory but none of your suggestions posted work as i can not turn the device on fully. since i didn’t buy the device from dell they will not help me at all. what can i do to reformat the device?

  11. terrance says

    Hey my dell streak 7 will not start for nothing, tried all the above suggestion,
    When i try the hardware hard reset it just turns off the dicive,
    when i try the factory reset i keep getting the Dell logo and that’s it.
    Is there any other thing i can try? please help.

  12. rick says

    My dell streak 7 is stuck in the boot up stage, it just keeps repeating the dell logo with the color pattern that fallows it. i have pressed the reset button but all it does is turn it off. i would like to reformat the device to factory but none of your suggestions posted work as i can not turn the device on fully. since i didn’t buy the device from dell they will not help me at all. what can i do to reformat the device?

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