How to Easily Master Format NOKIA LUMIA 525 with Safety Hard Reset ?

Tips and solutions for NOKIA LUMIA 525 problems. Nokia Lumia is the smartphone brand from Nokia which have Microsoft Windows Phone operating system. If you ever know about the fantastic product from Nokia Lumia 520, then NOKIA LUMIA 525 is the successor with almost same specifications but improve in memory RAM as know NOKIA LUMIA 525 have 1GB RAM for doing more job with multitasking applications.

Main Advantage NOKIA LUMIA 525 Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA Broadband
LCD 4 inches IPS touchscreen
PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display
Internal Memory 8 GB storage
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm
GPU Adreno 305
Operating system Microsoft Windows Phone Black
Battery Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J)

What to do to Fix Problem or Recovery NOKIA LUMIA 525 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

There is not many improvement between previously Nokia Lumia 520 vs NOKIA LUMIA 525, the main improvement is at NOKIA LUMIA 525 1GB RAM. Microsoft Windows Phone seriously take good advantage for 512MB RAM, by using more RAM as 1GB will make the ability of NOKIA LUMIA 525 will increase to run more applications together or multitasking. Therefor, some user have bad experience using NOKIA LUMIA 525 which have problem like hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responding when doing some applications. When we get this problem, we need to do soft reset or restart or reboot to make it start from beginning then remove some temporary files and cache. If the problem can not solved, then we need to do hard reset to clean all error from applications which make the functions of NOKIA LUMIA 525 not working well.

How to Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart NOKIA LUMIA 525 ?

Do not panic when our NOKIA LUMIA 525 stuck in some applications and the lcd touch screen can not response for our finger touch, we can force restart or reboot or soft reset easily by open the back cover, and unplug the battery to remove from NOKIA LUMIA 525 body. Please wait about 5 seconds, after that we can put the battery again in the right positions for NOKIA LUMIA 525, continue with Press POWER BUTTON to turn it on again. Other step to force shutdown or force off NOKIA LUMIA 525 without opening the battery by press and hold POWER BUTTON for several second until the phone shutdown by itself, if you see ‘slide down to power of‘, do slide the phone then it will turn off. We need to press Power button again to turn on NOKIA LUMIA 525 on again.

How to Master Reset NOKIA LUMIA 525 to Factory Default ?

After doing soft reset, maybe our smartphone still have problem or act not normal. Some problem can make the operating system damage and need to be fix by doing hard reset or master format. Please follow this several option step bellow:

#Option 1, How to Hard Reset NOKIA LUMIA 525 with Setting Menu:

Please remember to backup your important data before doing the hard reset to factory default, because all data and installed applications will be erased.

  1. Turn on the NOKIA LUMIA 525
  2. Make sure the battery is fully charge or not empty
  3. Go to menu:Setting > About > Reset Your Phone
  4. The process of formatting NOKIA LUMIA 525 will do by it self

#Option 2, How to Hard Reset NOKIA LUMIA 525 with Hardware Button Key:

Now we have other option to hard reset or format NOKIA LUMIA 525 with hardware key button especially when the phone stuck or can not access to menu :


  1. Please remember, we have to do two BIG STEP, do it step by step
  2. Turn off the NOKIA LUMIA 525
  3. BIG STEP ONE (a). Press and Hold thePower Button, do not release until the phone vibrate (if you feel the vibrate in NOKIA LUMIA 525 then release thePower Button)
  4. BIG STEP ONE (b). Press and Hold theVolume Down Button, do not release until the LCD show the exclamation mark (if you see the exclamation mark in LCD, then release theVolume Down Button)

B. BIG STEP TWO(this can be done after all BIG STEP ONE finish)

  1. To continue reset, you have to do the last step bellow
  2. PressVolume Up Button Keyand release
  3. PressVolume Down Button Keyand release
  4. PressPower Button Keyand release
  5. PressVolume Down Button Keyand release
  6. The NOKIA LUMIA 525 will do the hard reset format, wait about three until five minutes. While waiting you will see the gear appear until it finish.

Please remember, you have to follow the step From BIG STEP A until BIG STEP B by sequence.

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Windows Phone 8 operating system / firmware at NOKIA LUMIA 525 ?

The file source of clean factory default Microsoft Windows Black already saved inside NOKIA LUMIA 525 ROM, so we do not need to connect anything when we want to reinstall or restore the clean and factory default setting Windows Phone operating system at NOKIA LUMIA 525. When we should doing reinstall Windows Phone ? This is depend on how bad or how damage the NOKIA LUMIA 525 operating system. Some applications could make our NOKIA LUMIA 525 operating system become corrupt or running not smooth, or problem at sound system, or camera can not capture good picture or something like that. Doing reinstall or restore the operating system or firmware is similar step with doing hard reset or master format with above step. Please remember to backup all important data before doing reinstall, because all important data can be deleted or wipe from NOKIA LUMIA 525.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for NOKIA LUMIA 525 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

We always suggest user to always give more security protections for our NOKIA LUMIA 525, giving password pin is recommended. The problem happen when we forget about security answer. Until now we still do not have alternative step to bypass NOKIA LUMIA 525 security protections, the only step that we can do when forgotten our security password protection have to reinstall or hard reset the NOKIA LUMIA 525.

How to Improve Performance NOKIA LUMIA 525 to make run more faster?

Always install important applications for our NOKIA LUMIA 525, the user should aware that doing install many application can make NOKIA LUMIA 525 will suffer hard work, especially if the applications run in the background together. This problem could make NOKIA LUMIA 525 run slowly and sometime battery also faster to drain. If we need to make our NOKIA LUMIA 525 run faster then we need to reduce the installed applications especially who run in the background. If we need to make the performance of NOKIA LUMIA 525 run faster again like new, then we should consider to do hard reset or reinstall the operating system.

What is the Secret Code Key for Hard Reset NOKIA LUMIA 525 ?

There is no secret code for doing hard reset or master format NOKIA LUMIA 525. Just follow the step above to hard reset is the easy way to do.

21 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format NOKIA LUMIA 525 with Safety Hard Reset ?”

  1. the flight mode on my nokia lumia 512 froze, I tried turning it off but went back on, and now the phone is off and no calls. what should I do to turn it back on

    • Hi, if you can not disable flight mode at Nokia Lumia 512, then maybe your Windows Phone OS get trouble and need to reformat or reinstall using factory default operating system, please consider to reformat it using menu setting above because your Nokia Lumia 512 still can boot properly.

    • Hi, unfortunately you can not bypass or unlock forgotten security protections at Nokia Lumia 525. The only steps that you can do is doing hard reset or reformat your Nokia Lumia 525 using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above.

    • Hi, you can do hard reset steps like #option 1 to reformat your Nokia Lumia 525 when your phone still can boot properly. Otherwise, you have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above.

  2. I tried a lot to hard reset my nokia lumia 525 but it is not getting reset, the exclamation mark also appears and i did the process of buttons power up button – power down button – lock button – power down button but phone does not do any process it restarts as it is

    • Hi, the reformat steps for your Nokia Lumia 525 when it can not boot is using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. Please follow steps by steps carefully start with BIG STEP A until BIG STEP B. If you can not reformat it, maybe your sequences are not correct. Please try again several time. If you still get some trouble with reformatting, then please consult with nearest Nokia authorize service center.

  3. Hey guys my phone NOKIA LUMIA 525 doesnt works
    whn i switch on it<
    it smply displays NOKIA and it shows
    "ERROR: Unable to find a bootable option. Press any key to shut down."
    pls guys say me the solution.

    • Hi, please try to follow steps at #option 2 above. Start from BIG STEP A and start with your Nokia Lumia 525 power off.

      • I have the same problem showing ERR rebooting problem.I have tried to hard reset but no exclamatory sign coming. Not getting off. I stared by removing battery to make it off. First when I pressed strt button it vibrated I released it started showing NOKIA as like it is When pressed volume down it shows rebooting problem. It get off till I remove battery.

        • Hi, unfortunately we do not have good answer for rooting problems, because there are many non standard possibilities happen. If you still get the problems, then we suggest to bring your Nokia Lumia 525 to Nokia authorized service center.

    • Hi, if you can not unlock your Nokia Lumia 525 with known password, then you have to do hard reset to restore your Nokia 525 operating system to factory default without lock protection. Please follow steps at #option 2 above carefully to reformat using hardware button combination key.

  4. My nokia lumia 525 has gone to airplanemode and its not getting off so i am not able to receive calls. Even after hard reset its not coming out of flight mode so plz help me !!! Reply as soon as possible

    • Hi, usually after finish hard reset, your Nokia Lumia 525 will reformat the operating system to factory default. It will act like new, including without no airplane mode. However, please make sure you have do hard reset or reformat to factory default process. Otherwise, you may discuss with Nokia authorize service center for further help.

  5. There is something wrong with my Nokia Lumia 525 display. Lockscreen appears but after unlocking by code, NOTHING on the display. What should I do?

    • Hi, if you can not do anything. Then we suggest to do hard reset to reformat your Nokia Lumia 525 operating system to factory default. Please follow steps at #option 2 above carefully.

  6. Hi, my Nokia Lumia 525 Camera’s dont work.

    It wont open.

    I had try most of the step above, and yet, it still cannot be open.

    I had do, factory setting, hard reset.

    Not to forget, changing region.

    How to solve this problem? Is it because of it camera hardware?

    • Hi, if your phone have already finished performing hard reset but the problems still happen, then we suspect the problems comes from the hardware, please consult with Nokia authorized service center for further test of your Nokia Lumia 525.


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