How to Soft and Hard Reset HTC Rhyme

You may need to learn how to soft and hard reset the Verizon HTC Rhyme smartphone if you are experiencing problems with the device. A soft reset will just restart the device, while a hard reset will erase all data from the device and set it back to factory default settings.

Soft Reset

If your HTC Rhyme is frozen, try a soft reset. Press and hold the Power button for about 10 seconds. This will force the device off. The screen should eventually go black and power off. Wait a couple of seconds, then press and hold the Power button to try to turn the device back on.

HTC Rhyme soft reset


Hard Reset

If your HTC Rhyme is malfunctioning and you just can’t seem to figure out why, you may want to try a hard reset. There are two ways you can perform a hard reset.

Option 1 – Using the OS menus

Select Settings > Storage > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything.


Option 2 – Using the hardware buttons before boot

1. With the device off, press and hold the Volume Down button while turning the device on.

2. Continue to hold the Volume Down button until you see 3 Android logos.

3. Use the Volume Down button to toggle the selection on the screen to Factory Reset. Press Power to make the selection.


  1. SA says

    is it necessary that fast boot is disabled for it to unlock? that’s what it said on the htc website. i have tried to to the hardware reset but it wont work. i have exceeded my limit for unlocking with the pattern code and i dont have a google account added on my phone. is there any other way for me to unlock my phone?

  2. teerath says

    I have problem with my new htc rhyme , audio is not coming on phone on both incoming and outgoing . I have tried call with and without Hand free but no audio and also there is no audio of song.

    It feel like there is some software problem because both hand free and (mike and speaker of phone) cant go out of order at same time.

    Please help me

  3. Ahmed says

    i put a PIN on my HTC one, but it won’t log in or enter
    it says “Enter PIN to unlock” after i enter the PIN there is no enter button or anthying, there is only a GO button that after i press makes an entry ” * ” as part of the PIN !!!

    what can i do to unlock it ??

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