How to Easily Master Format NOKIA 2.1 with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix problems at NOKIA 2.1. Nokia give more options for anyone which need cheap entry level smartphone. NOKIA 2.1 is Android Go project which design with minimum spec but already fit to run Android Go Oreo version 8.1. It will get direct firmware upgrade from Google. The LCD screen size is 5.5 inches with 16:9 aspect ratio, already protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. NOKIA 2.1 use Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 processor with Quad Core CPU. Find more review and information about how to solve problems of NOKIA 2.1 at community.

What is Advantage of NOKIA 2.1 (Android One) Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA single or dual simcard
4G LTE Broadband connections
LCD 5.5 inches
Internal memory 8 GB
External memory microSD maximum 128GB
Main Camera 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 5 MP for selfie photography
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Operating system Android Oreo version 8.1 / Android One
Battery Li-Ion 4000 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery NOKIA 2.1 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

This phone comes with small internal memory for these days applications. It have 8 GB total capacity, but we will get about half of it because some of them already use for install operating system and factory default applications. Several interesting apps still can installed from Google Play Store like Whatsapp, Facebook, Viber, Instagram, Snapchat, Skype, WeChat, Telegram, Line Messenger, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and some other more. We can not install all of them together, but we can choose only several of them, because our phone will get insufficient storage if we install all of them. Please read some user reviews carefully before download new or not famous applications, because some apps may contain viruses or malware that can make troubles at NOKIA 2.1 stuck or bricks or hang or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch.

That bad applications will not get Verified by Play Protect information. What should we do if this problem happen? 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 NOKIA 2.1 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 NOKIA 2.1. For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.

What Should We do When NOKIA 2.1 Internal Memory Insufficient and Can Not Installed Applications ?

Internal memory is very important because it is use to keep all downloaded applications. However, the internal memory of NOKIA 2.1 only 8 GB and we will not get full storage capacity because some of them already use for operating system and factory default applications. But thanks to Android Oreo which able to expand internal memory by using external microSD, please read how to do this steps at this information:

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart NOKIA 2.1 ?

Shutdown may need to do when our phone get some troubles. Usually problems happen because application crash or corrupt that make phone become hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. Please press and hold POWER button until NOKIA 2.1 shutdown or turn off by itself. After it 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.

How to backup data or Contact at NOKIA 2.1 ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our NOKIA 2.1 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.

Please note: These options bellow may not work for some devices because of firmware update version or hardware troubles or some other possibilities.

#Option 1, How to Hard Reset NOKIA 2.1 (Android) with software menu:

  1. Turn on this phone
  2. Please Make sure NOKIA 2.1 (Android) battery already charge properly or minimum have 50% capacity
  3. Go to menu:Setting > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. ChooseErase Everything
  5. NOKIA 2.1 (Android) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default

hard reset nokia 2.1 / android one

#Option 2, How to Hard Reset NOKIA 2.1 with Hardware key button:

  1. Turn off NOKIA 2.1
  2. We have to connect power charger to our phone right now
  3. Press and hold together :Power Button + Volume Up(about 10-20 seconds or more and the LCD while screen show Nokia Logo and command)
  4. Release All button once we see Android Recovery with several menus at our phone
  5. If we see the menu at LCD screen, chooseWipe Data/Factory ResetwithVolume Buttonto select and usePower Buttonto ok or enter.
  6. The NOKIA 2.1 will doing the process of restoring to factory default. And if we go back to Recovery menu, choose Reboot to start this phone from beginning.

#Option 3, How to Hard Reset NOKIA 2.1 with Computer (PC) using Fastboot Mode:

Some community users solved hard reset or reformat using personal computer (PC) with Android Fastboot mode.What is Android Fastboot? This is Android communication mode with computer PC for troubleshot some problems (Diagnostic Protocol)

  1. Please prepare personal computer and USB data cable.
  2. Download Fastboot software for computer base by operating system at official Android SDK platform Tools websiteand install at our computer.
  3. Turn off NOKIA 2.1
  4. Press Power Button + Volume Down Button together until NOKIA 2.1 screen display FASTBOOT menu
  5. Connect NOKIA 2.1 with USB cable with computer and wait until computer recognize our phone
  6. With PC terminal or command prompt, try test the connection by type:fastboot devices
  7. With PC terminal or command prompt, boot NOKIA 2.1 to recovery mode by type: fastboot reboot recovery
  8. If steps 7 work, then we will see at NOKIA 2.1 screen the green color Android robot with some text, then we can continue next step no.9. Otherwise, we should try to make sure computer USB driver can recognize our phone and repeat from first steps
  9. At Android Recovery Mode with green Android icon at NOKIA 2.1, then continue press and release together Power Button + Volume Up Button
  10. Then we will find Recovery Menu at NOKIA 2.1 display then chooseWipe Data/Factory ResetwithVolume Buttonto select and usePower Buttonto ok or enter.
  11. The NOKIA 2.1 will doing the process of restoring to factory default. And if we go back to Recovery menu, choose Reboot to start this phone from beginning.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for NOKIA 2.1 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

NOKIA 2.1 does not have fingerprint sensor for security protections. We need to secure our data when this phone away from us or lost or stolen. Camera at NOKIA 2.1 can take 8 megapixel at back body and front camera is 5 megapixel. We do not want any unauthorized people can see our private pictures or confidential data. Please activate screen lock pattern because it is fast and easy to access. We also can use other options like password pin protections. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone. What should we do?

Do not worry about security protections, because Android already give solutions when we forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protections using Google account to unlock it. This NOKIA 2.1 already use latest Android version which already implement FRP (Factory Reset Protection) to secure our phone when stolen or lost. Anyone who do not know previous Google account, can not use this phone although we do hard reset or reformat the operating system. Therefore we have to make sure keep our Gmail / Google account secure. To recovery forgotten protections or passcode, please do hard reset using hardware button combination key. After reformat finish, Verify your account with previous Google Account.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format NOKIA 2.1 ?

There is no secret hidden code for NOKIA 2.1 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at NOKIA 2.1 ?

There are two phone memory type at NOKIA 2.1, 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 NOKIA 2.1 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 Make Battery of NOKIA 2.1 (Android) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

The battery of NOKIA 2.1 use 4000 mAh. It is more then enough to make this phone run fully one day without need to recharge. Some users can work for two days. The battery drain going to be happen when we are heavy usage which use NOKIA 2.1 for watch full movie or playing games several hours. We can not replace with bigger battery because NOKIA 2.1 is not removable. We can do some adjustment like make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. Please disable all not use connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth.

5 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format NOKIA 2.1 with Safety Hard Reset?”

    • Hi, please try to do hard reset or reformat your Nokia 2.1 using hardware button like steps at #Option 2 above. It will restore your Nokia 2.1 operating system to factory default. Please note, after your phone start again, then you need to make sure this phone is belongs to you with bypass the FRP (factory reset protection) using sign-in with previous Google account username and password.

  1. the problem is that my phone was stolen so the person changed all my accounts so now the phone is requiring me to login with the previous account so now l dont know that to do

    • Hi, please try to reset your Google account from website. After that you have to follow steps to restore forgotten password. If you success to reset your password become new password, then you can sign-in again to your smartphone.


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