How to Easily Master Format HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) & 601 DUAL with Safety Hard Reset?

Important solutions for HTC DESIRE 601 or HTC ZARA problems. As we know HTC always bring elegant design for their smartphone and now HTC DESIRE 601 become option for user who would like to use elegant smartphone with mid-price, because HTC DESIRE 601 have good design and quality, although the HTC DESIRE 601 body does not use Aluminium like other HTC smartphone, but the phone looks strong and comfort to hold for daily use. Not like other Android smartphone which usually have 3 button in the front body, the HTC DESIRE 601 only have 2 button in front of it, Home and Back button. We can press for long time that HOME button to see last previous applications we use before. Overall the LCD screen width is the same between HTC Desire 601 vs HTC Desire 600.There are also the same product but use dual simcard which standby and ON together, it name HTC Desire 601 DUAL SIM.

Main Advantage of HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) Specifications:

LCD 4.5 inch
Processor Dual-core 1.4 GHz
GPU Adreno 305
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera for Video Conference
Operating system Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Internal Memory 8GB
External microSD slot up to 64GB
Battery Li-Po 2100 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

We can use HTC DESIRE 601 to run many applications together for multitasking without worry getting problem, because this smartphone have 1GB RAM and totally have 8GB internal memory. There are many applications that we can download from Google Play Store, but we have to know that not all applications can work nicely at HTC DESIRE 601. Maybe at fist time some applications can work without problem, but after use several time or after install another applications, then the normal apps can work with problem like hang or stuck or blank or frozen or brick or LCD touch screen not responding with our finger touch. This problem can be happen because some applications are not compatible 100% with HTC DESIRE 601, or some applications can crash with previous installed apps at our smartphone. If this problem happen, we can try to force restart or force soft reset HTC DESIRE 601 to delete temporary files or cache. If the problem still happen at our smartphone, then we have to hard reset our HTC DESIRE 601.

How to force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) ?

If the HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) are stuck or frozen in the middle of running applications, usually the phone become not responsive and we can not do anything. We can force to soft reset or force restart HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) with remove the back case and unplug the battery from its positions. Wait about 5 seconds for fully remove the power from the smartphone, and then we can put the battery again at the right positions and press POWER BUTTON until the phone powered on. If the phone is not hang or not stuck, we can press and hold POWER BUTTON for several seconds and we will see popup menu. Choose restart/reboot for soft reset HTC DESIRE 601 will do the soft reset or reboot. We do not need to worry about our data, because all data will not removed while doing soft reset or reboot.

#Option 1, Hard Reset HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) with menu setting:

This is the option that we can do if HTC DESIRE 601 still can access the menu setting, then try to reset HTC DESIRE 601 with this step:

  1. Turn on the HTC DESIRE 601
  2. We suggest to charge the battery full
  3. Make sure you already backup all important data, because it will deleted from HTC DESIRE 601
  4. Go toMenu Setting > Storage > Factory Data Reset
  5. ChooseReset Phone, continue withErase Everything
  6. The HTC DESIRE 601 will do the master reset until it finish

#Option 2, Hard Reset HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) with hardware button key:

In some situations, the LCD of HTC DESIRE 601 is not responding, so nothing happen when we navigate or touch the HTC DESIRE 601, in this step try to hard reset with hardware key by this step:

  1. Make sure you have fully charge the HTC DESIRE 601 battery
  2. Backup all important data as you can, because all data will be erased
  3. You can do this at any conditions phone On or Off
  4. Press togetherPower Button + Volume Downtogether for several second until the white menu appear
  5. Navigate menu withVolumebutton to go toFactory Reset, to choose or enter pressPOWER Button
  6. The HTC DESIRE 601 will do the master reset for several minutes, just wait until it finish.

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA)?

Sometime our smartphone operating system need to reinstall or restore with clean and factory default Android operating system. Usually we need to reinstall the OS if the HTC DESIRE 601 have problem or hang or work not normal. Sometime stuck or not working smooth. We can do reformat or restore the clean Android operating system or firmware without need to connect HTC DESIRE 601 to other device, because the clean factory default Android operating system file source already saved safely inside HTC DESIRE 601 ROM. So that files source can not removed or delete when we format it. Just follow the hard reset or master format step above to reinstall or restore clean Android operating system from this smartphone ROM automatically. Please backup all necessary data before doing hard reset, because all important data will be wipe or removed from this smartphone.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA)forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

There are several way to give protections for HTC DESIRE 601. We are strongly recommended to use screen lock pattern or password pin protections. But in our experience, using screen lock pattern is more faster to open then using password pin protections. What should we do if we forget the answer of security pattern or password protections? Android have solutions for user who forgot the security protection answer. Please follow this step, do several time wrong answer for that security protections for several time until the phone frozen or locked for several seconds. After that we will find Forget Password / Pattern button, when we press this button, we can unlock our forgotten password or pattern using Google account or Gmail username and password which already saved inside this phone. If we can not access that account, then we should do hard reset or master format.

How to Improve Performance HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) to make run more faster?

Some user have problem with slowly speed after use HTC DESIRE 601 several months, as far as we know, usually this problem happen because that user installed many applications, and some of that applications run in the background as multitasking. Although the RAM of HTC DESIRE 601 is 1GB, but some factory default applications like HTC Sense and others need some RAM to run their process, so if we installed many applications in the background then the HTC DESIRE 601 can run more slowly or even hang. So, we need to removed or uninstall some not use applications to make RAM more free. If we need to make the HTC DESIRE 601 performance back faster like beginning again, then we should consider to hard reset or master format this phone.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA)?

There is no secret hidden code for HTC DESIRE 601 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Upgrade HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) to Kitkat ?

If we see the specifications, the HTC DESIRE 601 can run Android Kitkat without any problem, but unfortunately the factory default operating system is Android Jelly Bean with version 4.2.2. So, we need to wait until HTC release the official Android Kitkat for HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA). We can try to check the operating system update by using Menu Setting > About > System Update to find out the new operating system, please remember that maybe there are some official update for the same Android version, but fix some bug or performance.

Update info: Now HTC Desire 601 have already received the update Android Kitkat 4.4 from official HTC. The update can be find from Menu Settings > About > Software Updates and follow the steps to update with OTA, we suggest to use Internet Wifi connection because your operator network will charge for more data quota. There are some new features update at Android Kitkat 4.4 with new HTC Sense 5.5 User Interface.

12 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format HTC DESIRE 601 (ZARA) & 601 DUAL with Safety Hard Reset?”

  1. After the last update I’m facing a problem with battrey , it work for 4 hours only when phone not use and I need to charge it every 4 hours . How to fix the issue? Thanks

    • Hi, make sure there are no background applications run when your phone standby. You can try to see that from Menu Setting > Apps > Running. If you can not find which applications causes this problem, you need to do hard reset or master format.

        • Hi, it is very strange. The battery will last more than just 4 hours if you not use you HTC Desire 601 for any activity. Try to hard reset your phone, then do not install with any Google account, because in some case, some applications will automatically restore from Google cloud backup after we sign-in with Google account. That is why we try to make sure there are no applications running and count the time start from battery full to empty.

          HTC Desire 601 use 2100mAh battery capacity. Base on usual phone, if the battery full and standby without any applications running and no internet connection (do not play anything at this phone while testing), the phone will strongly ON for more than 24 hours, please try it again. At least we would like to know about the factory default phone condition.

  2. I have a problem with space on memory. some files occupied memory of my phone. Actually memory should be 8gb, but free space is going day-by-day down. what is the reason can be that?

    • Hi, the total internal memory of HTC Desire 601 is 8GB, but at the first time we use this phone, the internal memory already used by operating system and some default applications and HTC Sense launcher as well. If you install some applications from Google Play Store, most of that applications will installed the main applications at internal memory. Only some data will be installed at external memory. Therefore after several period use HTC Desire 601, the internal memory can become full. In this case you should try to remove or uninstall not use applications.

  3. i have done an update and my htc desire 601 is gone in 4.4.2 kit kat from 4.2.2 that was. is any way to turn it again in 4.4.2 ?

    • Hi, sorry we do not understand about your question, but if you already upgrade to Kitkat 4.4.2, then you can not restore it back again to lower version, unless you do some non official and not standard steps that not recommended to do because it may make our phone become trouble. If you mean need to upgrade again to newest version of Kitkat at your HTC Desire 601, then you better wait for official OTA update from HTC.

  4. I’m still on soft bricked … And i did everything on hboot but it’s not doing anything… It’s stuck on the logo screen… Help please

    • Hi, maybe you mean your already do S-Off for HTC Desire 601 Hboot. If you area follow from official, then the process will be fine as far as you follow the steps carefully. The problem maybe happen if your process is interrupt because of some problem or empty battery. The second options that can make your HTC become soft brick is the wrong process after do S-Off that can make trouble. Please try to boot at fastboot again, and check weather everything fine. Although we are not recommended, but if you are already s-off then you can ask help from someone specialist to install the recovery and you can try to install any appropriate custom rom.

  5. i have htc desire 601 and its google play store not sign in even through many different addresses sign in butt not

    • Hi, first you have to make sure that your Google / Gmail username or password are correct. You can try to login using computer browser to and try to login with your known Google account. At that webpage, you also can restore your Google account if you forgot the username or password with Google help. After you can login with that computer browser, than you will able to connect and sign-in to HTC Desire 601 Google account to make your phone can download many interesting applications at Google Play Store.


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