G1 Google Phone: Hard Reset

If your T-Mobile G1 Google smartphone is not responding or is frozen, you may have to opt for a hard reset. Here’s how:

1. Turn the G1 off.  If it’s frozen on, take the battery out and put it back in the unit.

2. Hold the Home and Power keys down at same time for about 25 seconds. You will see a yellow triangle screen with exclamation point in the middle.

Now to wipe the device clean:

3. Press Alt+L.

4. Press Alt+W for a factory reset.

5. Press the Home and Back keys again for about 25 seconds.

The device should then reset again and the hard reset is complete.

Comments

  1. Samson Etienne says

    I do all the steps, but my htc still with the android logo. What can I do now to fix it?

  2. Lucky guy says

    For me it worked perfect! And all my data was still on the sim/datacard. Still love this phone…

  3. kyle says

    hey my g1 has lost service an i have tried everything an i cant get service back. what do i do to fix it?

  4. Kay says

    @the level of creating google account just press the menu button and select APN names.. there it will give you the list of APN you have but in your own case you dont have any so you’ll need to create meny again and select new APN. This is where you enter the apn and the configurations of your network provider then you go back to account creation stage you should be able to continue.. I just did my own now. Good luck

  5. arrie says

    hey i m facing this problem.my phone keep showing the same reset mark even if i reset it.after presing alt+w it restart again and shows the same window.i ve searched on internet but nothing is helpful.please help some one

  6. imaduddin says

    Hey, i restart my g1, but i got no signal, becouse i was in other coubtry, what should i do..?? can i signing in without signal..?? Please Help me..

  7. abde says

    hey.i did a hard reset,but after starting my g1 again,it cannot connect to google services and my phone stops at the level of creating google account.what should i do?

  8. omid says

    hey.i did a hard reset,but after starting my g1 again,it cannot connect to google services and my phone stops at the level of creating google account.what should i do?

  9. Mihnea says

    Hello I have a problem whith my G1 it don’t find wireless and i can’t activaded it you can help me

  10. HTC NEW OWNER says

    it dint work it came up with the orangy yellow triangle icon with the phone underneath but then froze i tried again and the same happend and i just bought this phone – ad it has apps GALOORRREEE!! and MILLIONS of contacts! so annoying!! what can i do apart from scream!? :L

  11. Randy says

    Liric yea wen u don’t have a data plan on your g1 is only about time before it locks on u so either unlock your g1 or get a data an I don’t meen put your password or code thingy unlock I meen unlock or jailbreak

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