How to Easily Master Format ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) problems. This is 5.5 inches LCD screen smartphone with HD resolutions. When the first time release in the market, Android Oreo is the first version of operating system installed at this device comes together with Asus ZenUI 5.0. If we have more then one phone number, then ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL already have 2 simcard slot which can standby together waiting for phone call, but we only can use one simcard/phone number to make phone call, the other is standby. Find more information about how to solve ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL trouble at community.

What is Advantage of ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA with 4G LTE, dual sim
LCD 5.5 inches
Internal memory 32 GB with 3 GB RAM
Internal memory 16 GB with 2 GB RAM
External memory microSD maximum 256 GB
Main Camera Dual: 13 MP (f/2.0, 35mm) + 8 MP (17mm, no AF), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera Dual 8 MP for Video Conference or Selfie photography
Processor Quad-core/Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Operating system Android Oreo version 8.0
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

This phone comes with 16 GB or 32 GB internal memory. all applications will be use internal memory for default storage location. We will not get full free capacity, but still have enough space to install some interesting apps from Google Play Store like Telegram, Whatsapp, Skype, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram, Line Messenger, Snapchat, Viber, Blackberry Messenger (BBM). Please be careful when we want to install new or not famous apps, because sometime they may contain viruses or malware that can make trouble like stuck or bricks or hang or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch. This kind of apps usually will not get any Verified by Play Protect information. What have we do? First we have to try do soft reset or reboot or restart to remove temporary files or caches that can make some trouble at this phone. If our ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) can boot again, then please directly download one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, please choose only one we like. The antivirus will try to scan all installed applications and give recommendation setting to our phone. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove or erase all important data, therefore we have to backup all data first before doing master format. Doing hard reset will remove all Google account from ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1). For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL?

When some installed application get crash or corrupted, then it will make some trouble at this phone like crash or stuck or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. Please press and hold POWER button until ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) shutdown or turn off by itself. Please try to press POWER Button and Volume Down if not work. After this phone totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.

How to backup data or Contact at ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.

#Option 1, Hard Reset ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) with Software Menu :

  1. Make sure the battery is charge properly
  2. Turn on ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) smartphone
  3. Don’t forget to backup all important data
  4. Go to menu:Setting > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset> Reset Phone
  5. ChooseErase everythingto continue and confirm you ready to do the format ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1)
  6. The ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.

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#Option 2, Hard Reset ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) with Hardware Key Button:

  1. Make sure the battery fully charge
  2. Do not forget to backup all important data
  3. Turn off the ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1)
  4. Press and holdVolume Up button(do not release and continue to no.5)
  5. Press and holdPower button(no.4 still continue press and hold), so now we holdVolume Up Button + Power Buttontogether
  6. Wait until vibrate appear at ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1), then releasePower button(do not releaseVolume Upbutton)
  7. If we see Logo appear at LCD screen, then releaseVolume Up button(release all button now)
  8. Wait until FASTBOOT MODE appear
  9. At this text menu, useVolume Down Buttonto chooseRecovery Modeand continue with pressPower Buttonto confirm or OK
  10. Wait until the LCD of ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) will show the Android Logo with error text, continue press and holdPOWER button, after that continue press and release one timeVolume Up,then we will seeAndroid System Recovery Mode menu
  11. Follow the menu at LCD screen to continuewipe data/factory Resetfor hard reset ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1), useVolume UporVolume Downto navigate the Menu and pressPower Buttonto OK or Enter

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

As we know this phone have good dual camera at back side of body and also good result for selfie photography. We can choose to have 16 GB or 32 GB internal memory storage. After use several months, our phone will have some important files either from work or download or pictures videos. We have to secure all of private and confidential data when acc01, ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL away from us or lost or stolen. We can activate fingerprint sensor. This sensor located at back side of body. When the first time we use this phone and setup, it will ask us to activate this sensor or not. If we want to use this sensor later, then we can activate from menu Setting and register our fingerhand to make it recognize by ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL to unlock the screen lock. Some users maybe do not like to use fingerprint, then we can usescreen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone or forgot security answer or fingerprint scan can not open with our finger hand. What should we do?

Do not worry about this trouble, because Android already give solutions when we forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protections using Google account to unlock it. Please turn on this phone, when it ask for security answer, then please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) locked or freezing about 30 seconds. At this situations we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Press this button, to give our Gmail username and password account that we have already signed-in before. If we still can not access Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key above.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL?

There is no secret hidden code for ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL (Reformat)?

After use several month, there are many applications will be installed inside ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL, but sometime they may crash or corrupt that also can make the operating system become damage, sometime it will not work normally. We have to reinstall or restore with factory default operating system. Please note, ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL operating system file source already saved safely inside the internal memory, therefore we do not need to copy or download from other resource. Just follow steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default operating system will be reinstall automatically.

How to make ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL Run More Faster or Fix Slow Performance Problems ?

There are two options when we wanto to buy ZB555KL base by processor type. They are Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 and Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430. Both type can work some applications without problems. But we have to know that RAM is very important for Android smartphone. If we buy ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) with 2 GB RAM, then multitasking applications will be limited. Multitasking is important to keep applications in the background to wait data update or some command. If there are many applications run in the background, then our ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL RAM and processor resources will be insufficient and make it run slowly. We have to uninstall some not use applications. If we want to make ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL run faster again like new, then please consider to do hard reset or master format.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL?

There are two phone memory type at ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1), one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.

How to Upgrade ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL Android Version ?

Until we make this article, ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL still can not get upgrade to Android Pie, because this operating system still not release for public by Google. However, we still get several time OTA (over the air) upgrade to fix some bugs and improve some features.

How to Make Battery of ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

This phone actually have big enough battery, with 4000 mAh battery capacity, this phone can work full one day without need to recharge. But some users maybe need more bigger battery for watch movie several hours or playing games or have a lot of social media group chat. Unfortunately ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL battery is not removable, therefore we can not replace with bigger capacity. However, we still can do some adjustment to make battery life longer. First try to disable all not use connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth. If we want to use GPS to know our location for camera photo tag location or some other apps, then we can use GPS battery saving mode. Second, we also need to make LCD screen brightness as low as possible although it is work with auto brightness, because more bright will use more battery power.

2 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format ASUS ZENFONE MAX (M1) ZB555KL with Safety Hard Reset?”

    • Hi, if the problems comes from operating system than you have try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like step at #option 2 above. If we can not performing hard reset, than some hardware troubles maybe happen. Please consult with Asus authorized service center.


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