How to Easily Master Format ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) problems. This is Android smartphone which have 6 inches LCD screen, Full HD resolutions at 1080p, and already use Android Nougat for factory default operating system. The internal memory inside this phone us 32 GB with 2 GB RAM for multitasking. Beautiful pictures can be take from ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) main camera which use dual camera 16 megapixel for telephoto and 2 megapixel for wide angle. Selfie camera at front body use 8 megapixel. Find more information about how to solve ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) troubles at community.

What is Advantage of ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) Specifications:

LCD 6 inches
Internal memory 32 GB with 2 GB RAM
Main Camera Dual 16 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front camera 8 MP for selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505
Operating system Android Nougat version 7
Battery Li-Ion 4080 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) comes with 32 GB internal memory, but it is only have limited 2 GB RAM for multitasking. It is suppose to have more RAM for better multitasking. When the first time we use this phone, the operating system already installed with some factory default applications, therefore the storage left is not full 32 GB free. But the free internal memory capacity at ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) still enough for install several important applications from Google Play Store like WeChat, Whatsapp, Skype, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, Line Messenger, Snapchat, Viber, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and some other more. Please read some users review because some apps from Google Play Store may contain viruses or malware that can make our ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) become stuck or hang or bricks or hang or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch. 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 ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) 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 ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982). 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 ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) ?

Smartphone can not run properly without good applications. But we have to know that some apps also can become crash make this phone run not normal or or hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. Please press and hold POWER button until ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) 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. If our ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) 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 ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) ?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) 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 ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) with software menu

  1. Turn on the ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982)
  2. Please make sure battery capacity more then 50% or better fully charge
  3. Backup important data at ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) because all data and applications will be erase or delete
  4. Go to Menu : Setting > General Setting > Backup and Reset > Factory Data Reset
  5. Choose :Reset Device > Delete all
  6. The ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) will do the hard reset or master format to factory default process.

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#Option 2, Hard Reset ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) with Hardware Button Key to Recovery Mode

  1. Turn Off ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982)
  2. Make sure the battery is fully charge
  3. Press and holdPOWER BUTTON + VOLUME UP BUTTONkey until ZTE logo appear, then release all button
  4. After Release all button we will see LCD show Android Laying Down. If you see this, then continue press and holdPOWER BUTTON + VOLUME UP BUTTONkey to go recovery menu (we can skip this step if ZTE already go to recovery menu)
  5. UserVolume Buttonto select the option and pressPOWER Buttonto Ok or Confirm or Choose. Please choose Wipe all data to finish the Hard Reset or Master Format Steps
  6. Wait until ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) finish the process and then phone will start again like new

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

This phone have dual main camera and single front camera. We will have many important pictures, video recording or important files which not necessary to see by unauthorized people when ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) away from us or stolen or lost. Please activate security protections. The fingerprint is available at back side of body, but we need to activate this sensor from menu Setting together with register our fingerprint several time to unlock this phone. Some users maybe do not like to use fingerprint, then please use some other options like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will start happen when we can not unlock this phone or forgot security answer or fingerprint sensor can not open with our finger-hand. 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 to unlock it. Please turn on this phone, when it ask for security answer, then please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) locked or freezing about 30 seconds. At this situations we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Press this button, to give our Gmail username and password account that we have already signed-in before. If we still can not access Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key above.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) ?

There is no secret hidden code for ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) ?

There are two phone memory type at ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982), 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 ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) 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 ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain?

The users of ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) will happy to use for full day without worry for battery drain, because it use 4080 mAh battery capacity. This phone have fast charging technology which can do quick charge when the battery empty. The problems maybe still happen with some heavy users which have many social media group chat or watch full movie or playing games for several hours, they still need more bigger battery. But we have to know that ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) battery is not removable, therefore we can not replace with bigger capacity. However, we still can do some adjustment to make ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) battery work longer. Please make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. Please disable all not use connections like Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth. If some apps need to use GPS, then please try activate GPS battery saving mode from menu Setting > Location.

6 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format ZTE BLADE Z MAX (Z982) with Safety Hard Reset?”

    • Hi, do not worry, actually you email still available at Gmail server. You can access from other devices or Internet browser at However, you can try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key to reformat your ZTE Blade Z Max operating system to factory default.

    • Hi, as far as you know the Gmail username and password from previous user, you still can do hard reset or reformat to factory default if something happen with this phone.

  1. My ZTE Z982 shows options for 4G LTE but is fixed to 2G such that all network is inaccessible if 2G is disabled. I would like to be able to use 4G internet kindly help me.

    • Hi, fist of all you need to make sure that your simcard slots already support for 4G LTE. You can try to discuss with your GSM network provider.


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