How to Reset a Motorola Droid

By Techwalla Contributor

Your Motorola Droid is a mini-computer and can crash just like your computer. There are two ways to reset your Motorola Droid: 1) Crash Recovery Reset, 2) Factory Reset. The first option resets your Droid if it freezes up and becomes inoperable; the second erases all of your data and restores your Droid to its factory settings -- a good option if you feel an app you downloaded is causing the freezing problem.

Crash Recovery Reset

Step 1

Remove your Motorola Droid's back cover.

Step 2

Remove the Droid's battery and wait for a moment or two.

Step 3

Replace the battery, ensuring it is seated into the phone properly.

Step 4

Replace the back cover and turn on the Droid to see if it is operational again.

Factory Reset

Step 1

Tap "Menu."

Step 2

Tap "Settings."

Step 3

Tap "Privacy."

Step 4

Tap "Factory Data Reset."

Step 5

Select "Reset phone."

Tips & Warnings

  • Backup any data you want to keep prior to performing a Factory Reset on your Motorola Droid.