How to Easily Master Format SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) problems. This is mid end smartphone which use Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor, it can work with Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53. We can choose to make 16 GB internal memory with 2 GB RAM or 32 GB internal memory with 3 GB RAM. The first release in the market, Android Nougat already installed inside this phone. For some country, dual simcard is very important, therefore SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) already provide with dual simcard slot for network provider.

Advantage of SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS)Specifications:

LCD Screen 5.2 inches
IPS touch screen LCD screen
Internal memory 16 GB with 2 GB
Internal memory 32 GB with 3 GB
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB
Main Camera 13 MP, predictive phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP for video conference and selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505
Operating system Android Nougat version 7.1
Battery Li-Ion 2620 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

The internal memory is very important to install many important applications from Google Play Store. This phone have two options 32 GB or 16 GB internal memory. We have to know that some amount of internal memory capacity has been use to install default operating system and factory default Sony apps. Therefore we will not get full that capacity. However, we still can install many interesting applications from Google Play Store like Whatsapp, Facebook, Telegram, WeChat, Line Messenger, Viber, Skype, Snapchat, Instagram, Blackberry Messenger (BBM). Please take some time to read several user review when we want to install new apps or not famous applications, because there are many bad apps from Google Play Store that can make our SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) hang or stuck or bricks or LCD touch screen not responsive or can not run with our finger touch. What we have to do when we get this trouble? Usually we still can fix the unresponsive problems by remove temporary files and cache. After our SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) can run again, then please try to download one good antivirus like NORTON or AVAST. It will scan all installed applications and give recommendation if there are some high-risk setting. 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 SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS). 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 SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) ?

When some trouble start happen at our SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS), because of application crash or corrupt, then it will become run not normal like hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. Please press and hold POWER button until SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) shutdown or turn off by itself. If it is not work, then try to press and hold POWER + VOLUME DOWN together until shutdown. 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. If our SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) 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 SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) 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 SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) with Software Menu:

  1. Make sure the battery is charge properly
  2. Turn on SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) 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 SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299)
  6. The SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.

#Option 2, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299)with Flashtool applications:

  1. Flashtool in the applications from Sony can be download from Sony website.
  2. Flashtool software need to installed in our computer and ready with USB data cable
  3. Make sure SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) battery is charge properly or full charge
  4. Power off SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299)
  5. Boot SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) to flashmode with using:Volume Down Buttonandconnect to USB cable at No.1 above
  6. Follow the menu at our computer display, it is easy to understand the steps.

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#Option 3, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) with Hardware Key Button:

  1. Make sure the battery fully charge
  2. Do not forget to backup all important data
  3. Turn off the SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299)
  4. Press and Hold together:Power Button + Volume UpButton for several seconds
  5. Follow the menu at LCD screen to continue the hard reset SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299)

#Option 4, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) with PC Companion Software from Computer (software repair)

  1. Please Make Sure the Battery not Empty
  2. PC Companionis default applications for Sony Smartphone which can be download from Sony Website
  3. After install at our computer, openPC CompanionApplications
  4. Before connect to phone, please choosePhone Updateand follow several step atPC Companion
  5. At some menu,PC Companionwill tell us how to connect the phone withPC Companionusing USB cable and press theVolume Downbutton
  6. Finish thePC Companionstep and until it doing Factory Reset to SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) to factory default Android operating system.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

The fingerprint is not available at this phone for security protections. But do not worry, because we still can secure our important data and photo videos from unauthorized people by give other security protections like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. This kind of protections has been installed by default, therefore we do not need to download or install from Google Play Store anymore. Some users maybe does not aware about how important to give security protections, but of course we do not want our important data can be access by anyone when our SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) away from us or stolen. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone or forgot security answer. What should we do?

Do not worry, because we can do hard reset or reformat using one of following steps above. SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) already use latest version of Android operating system. This version has improvement with FRP or Factory Reset Protections. What is the importance of using FRP? When our phone lost or stolen, the unauthorized people will try to do hard reset or master format. Once this phone force to hard reset or reformated, then we have to proved as the original owner, by Verify your account with previous Google Account. Therefore we have to keep carefully our Gmail username and password. Please use Forgot Email link if we can not access or forget our Google username and password.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) ?

There is no secret hidden code for SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) ?

There are two phone memory type at SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299), 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 SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) 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 SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

This phone have 2620 mAh battery capacity. In our opinion, this size is not too big. We expect at least this phone have 3000 mAh or bigger to make it work for full day without need to recharge. But we have to know, that SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) battery type is not removable, therefore we can not replace with bigger capacity battery. However, we still can try to do some adjustment to make SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) battery work more longer. First, please make LCD screen brightness as low as possible, it will safe to battery power. Second steps, if we not use some connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth, then please disable all of them. We can easily turn it on when we need to use it from drop down notification bar. If some applications need to know our locations like main camera apps or maps, then please use GPS battery saving mode from menu Setting.

2 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format SONY XPERIA R1 (PLUS) (G2199 / G2299) with Safety Hard Reset?”

    • Hi, if you can not use your Sony Xperia R1 because locked by pattern, then you have to do hard reset using PC Companion like steps at #Option 4 above. It will reformat your Sony Xperia R1 operating system to factory default. You have to download PC Companion application from Sony mobile website and install it at computer with Microsoft Windows operating system, after that please follow steps carefully from #option 4 above. Please note that your installed applications and all data will be wipe like new.


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