How to Easily Master Format NOKIA C3 with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix NOKIA C3 problems. This is cheap smartphone from Nokia which already use Android 10.0 as factory default operating system. We can get 32 GB internal memory with 3 GB RAM. One key that can make NOKIA C3 price is not expensive comes from processor. This phone does not use Qualcomm, it is use Unisoc SC9863A processor.

What is Unisoc SC9863A Processor ?

Unisoc is Chinese processor manufacture for support smartphone like NOKIA C3. This phone use Unisoc 64 bit processor SC9863A with ARM cotex-A55 1.6 Ghz + 1.2 Ghz for running applications. It has dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit) IMG8322 for 3D graphic acceleration.

NOKIA C3 use 5.99 inches processor with HD resolution at 720 x 1440 pixels. At top of the screen, we can find 5 megapixel front camera at phone border. We can use MicroSD / MicroSDXC for extend the storage with its own dedicated external memory slot. Some users get issue when using NOKIA C3 software and hardware. We will try to give more solutions, reviews and information about how to solve NOKIA C3 troubles at community.

What are Advantages of NOKIA C3 Specifications & Features:

  • GSM 3G HSDPA & 4G LTE single or dual simcard
  • LCD 5.99 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Internal memory 32 GB
  • RAM 3 GB
  • Main Camera 8 MP f/2.0
  • Main Camera Features LED flash
  • Front Camera 5 MP for selfie photography and video conference
  • Processor Octa-core 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A55
  • Operating system Android 10.0
  • Battery Li-Po 3040 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery NOKIA C3 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

NOKIA C3 has 32 GB internal storage. Please note, we will not get full free 32 GB internal memory when the first time use this phone, because some storage already has been use for operating system and some factory default applications. However, we still have some free capacity for install some applications from Google Play Store.

Because the limited of internal storage, we are not suggest to install too many apps. Especially new or not famous applications. Because some of them may contain viruses or malware that can make troubles at our NOKIA C3 such as become slowly or hang or stuck or bricks or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch. Always try to take some time to read user reviews before install any applications. Google will not give Verified by Play Protect icon for these kind of applications.

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 C3 can boot again, then please try to download one good antivirus application from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, please install only one antivirus. The antivirus will try to scan all installed applications and give recommendation setting for our phone.

If the problems still happen, then next step 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 C3. For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because they are very easy to make our phone getting trouble.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart NOKIA C3 ?

3 GB RAM is ready to run some multitasking applications. But some installed apps may crash or corrupt that can make troubles at our NOKIA C3 or become stuck or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. We have to remove temporary files and caches to fix this troubles.

Please press and hold POWER button until NOKIA C3 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 C3 ?

We can backup important data to external memory if we already insert external memory at MicroSD slot. We can transfer some files to external memory manually using File Manager inside this phone or we can download from Google Play Store.

If our NOKIA C3 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, How to Hard Reset NOKIA C3 (Android) with software menu:

  1. Turn on this phone
  2. Please Make sure NOKIA C3 (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 C3 (Android) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default

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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset NOKIA C3 with Hardware key button:

  1. Turn off NOKIA C3
  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 C3 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 C3 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

This phone will keep many important data after use several months. The data comes from installed applications such as email or chatting, also may come from other activity such as photos videos from main camera. We need to secure all private data from unauthorized people when NOKIA C3 away from us or lost or stolen.

We can use fingerprint which located at back side body. It will ask to activate when the first time setup. After register our fingerprint, we need to choose secondary protection for backup. Because fingerprint will not work after finish restart or reboot. We can choose screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone or forgot protection password or pattern or fingerprint can not work. 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. But because this Nokia phone already use latest Android version, then it have FRP (factory reset protections) to protect from stolen or lost. We have to hard reset our phone using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above.

After finish reformat, NOKIA C3 screen will show Verify your account page to make sure this phone is belong to us. We need to sign in with previous Google Account that was previously synced on this device. Therefore we have to remember carefully our Google / Gmail username and password.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format NOKIA C3 ?

There is no secret hidden code for NOKIA C3 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at NOKIA C3 ?

If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of NOKIA C3 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 C3 (Android) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

NOKIA C3 use standard battery at 3040 mAh. the battery is removable, therefore we can have battery backup if we are away from power charger. However, if we want to make NOKIA C3 battery work more longer, then please do some adjustment like make LCD screen brightness not too bright and disable all not use connections like GPS or Bluetooth or Wifi. For keep NOKIA C3 price cheaper, NFC is not available at this phone.

3 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format NOKIA C3 with Safety Hard Reset?”

  1. My C3 will not hard reset at all!
    Iv tried volume up plus power, volume down plus power iv tried different times to let go and different let go combinations, all I get is safe mode and the usual screen that says swipe to unlock. (I can not). I have even payed a shop to hard reset and it could not,
    So if there is a bloody code, could you please share it?
    So far this phone has been the biggest android failure, and waist of money! Iv never even gotten a phone call on it due to this problem. 🙁🙁

    • Hi, it seems that you and some other professional service center have been done to process the hard reset, but nothing works. At this time we can not give better solutions except to contact Nokia authorized service center for further help.


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