Hard Reset Motorola Cliq

Q: How do you perform a hard reset on the Motorola Cliq?

A: These steps will wipe all data from the device.

1. Power off the phone. If the phone is frozen and won’t turn off using the Power button, pull the battery out.

2. With the device off, press and hold the Power and Camera buttons.

3. Release the Camera button when prompted to do so.

4. Press and hold the Volume Down button until a yellow exclamation mark appears on the screen.

5. Open the physical keyboard and press ALT + L, then press ALTW to complete the hard reset of the Cliq.

See also: Morotola Cliq: Master Reset & Hard Button Reset


  1. Anthony Perlas says

    Every once in a while I have to do this just like a Windows OS. Maybe the third time I’ll remember the steps without searching for this page and looking the steps. It always come to a point that the phone becomes weird after a month and unusable after another month.

  2. Jessie says

    ummm ive been holding the volume down button for like 20 minutes not doin anything ughhhhh i seriously hate this phone!!!!

  3. steph says

    works great! I had to get a new phone i absolutely hate the cliq so many problems but i have to sell it and this is exactly what i needed!

  4. Mel says

    It worked! However when the battery discharged I got the same thing happening again. This phone has pissed me off for the last time!

  5. jenna says

    when u have to push the menu and back button are u supposed to hold them?? now my screen is blue??

  6. Robert says

    Checked several sites, but thanks to this website and mitch and his android tips, all went well. Now I have my phone back at working status. 10 STARS from me =)

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