Nokia Lumia 520 is Nokia smartphone family with Windows Phone 8 operating system. For everyone who love to use or try to taste the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 os will like to use this Nokia Lumia 520.


The main Advantage specifications of Nokia Lumia 520:

LCD 4 inchi
Processor Dual Core 1Ghz
Memory Internal 8GB ROM with 512 RAM
External memory slot MicroSD upto 64GB
Camera 5 MP,  autofocus,
Operating System Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Battery Li-Ion 1430 mAh



How to Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart Nokia Lumia 520 ?

There are two choices when our Nokia Lumia 520 get problem and the phone become hang or frozen. How to force shutdown or soft reset or restart Nokia Lumia 520? The very easy way to do is remove the battery from Nokia Lumia 520 after open the back case. Wait about 5 seconds and we can put the battery again in the right positions. After that we can turn on again by pressing power button. The second to force soft reset when nothing can be touch in the LCD touch screen by press and hold POWER BUTTON for several second, 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 520 on again.


How to Master Reset Nokia Lumia 520 to Factory Default ?

Nokia Lumia 520 use Microsoft Windows Phone 8 as the operating system. With this OS we can do many feature in Nokia Lumia 520 also we can add more applications to fit what we need. But sometime the Nokia Lumia 520 get hang or stuck or freezing or brick or not responding when we use to do something. The other problem is LCD is not responsive while touch the applications or menu. We are recommended to do soft reset by turning off the Nokia Lumia 520 with the power button to remove the cache or temporary files which can make the Nokia Lumia 520 not run properly. If the problem still appear, then we can try to do the hard reset with easy step in bellow:


#Option 1, How to Hard Reset Nokia Lumia 520 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 520
  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 520 will do by it self


#Option 2, How to Hard Reset Nokia Lumia 520 with Hardware Button Key:

If we can not access the menu or stuck or not responding, then we can try format Nokia Lumia 520 with hardware key:


  1. Please remember, we have to do two BIG STEP
  2. BIG STEP ONE (a). Press and Hold the Power Button, do not release until the phone vibrate (if you feel the vibrate in Nokia Lumia 520 then release the Power Button)
  3. BIG STEP ONE (b). Press and Hold the Volume Down Button, do not release until the LCD show the exclamation mark (if you see the exclamation mark in LCD, then release the Volume Down Button)

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

  1. To continue reset, you have to do the last step bellow
  2. Press Volume Up Button Key and release
  3. Press Volume Down Button Key and release
  4. Press Power Button Key and release
  5. Press Volume Down Button Key and release
  6. The the Nokia Lumia 520 will do the hard reset format



FAQ Nokia Lumia 520:


What to do if I forget Security Key Password Code Nokia Lumia 520 (To Unlock or Bypass the Lost Password) ?

If you forgot Nokia Lumia 520 pin password code, you have to do the hard reset with the step above. Please keep in good place your password of Nokia Lumia 520


What is the Secret Code Key for Hard Reset Nokia Lumia 520 ?

Until this tutorial created, it does not have secret code for hard reset Nokia Lumia 520, please tell us if you have this information, we will update it soon. But the most easy way to hard reset Nokia Lumia 520 is by doing the steps above.


How to Reinstall or Restore Microsoft Windows Phone Operating System at Nokia Lumia 520 (reformat)?

The default operating system of Nokia Lumia 520 is Microsoft Windows Phone 8. We should have to know that the clean factory default OS file source already saved inside this phone ROM. The installed operating system usually will run normally and not easy to be broken unless we use special unusual steps that not recommended to everyone. But in some situations the installed application can get trouble and impact to the process of operating system. Therefore, when we need to reinstall or restore clean operating system than the processes are same with hard reset or master reset above. Just follow the steps above then the clean factory default OS will be reinstall automatically. Please note, this steps are similar with reformat Nokia Lumia 520 which can make all important data removed or wipe from this phone, therefore do not forget to do backup.


Hard reset Nokai Lumia 520 is easy to do if you have problem with this phone, by doing the simple step above, you can restore the Nokai Lumia 520 to factory reset.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] My lumia 520 is swithed off while doing factory resetting .Now it is not showing charging even i cannot swith on after recahrging there any way to trouble shoot my phone
[A] Hi, maybe you need to do hard reset one more time using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above to reformat your Nokia Lumia 520. However, if this phone always off by itself, perhaps the battery lifetime has been reached and it can not work for longer time. We suggest to bring your phone to nearest Nokia authorized service center or if your city does not have Nokia care, then please ask for some professional service center to check whether the battery still can be use or not.

[Q] my lumia 520 is failing to reboot it writes failure to find rebootable solution press any key to exit but if try the above method it does not work.
[A] Hi, the process to hard reset using hardware button combination key for Nokia Lumai 520 is working for many devices using steps at #option 2 above, unless there are some other hardware failure. Better to bring your phone to Nokia authorized service center for further check.

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