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How to hard reset or recover, if Nokia X, Nokia XL & Nokia X2 get unresponsive or stuck

In case your Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL or Nokia X2 becomes unresponsive or gets stuck or worst gets bricked, here are your options. Though in many cases you may ultimately need to send it to Nokia Care.

Hard Reset or recover using Keys:

If you can’t do reset via settings, here is how to hard reset your device using phone keys.

Step 1. Switch off your phone
Step 2. Press together volume up and power button
Step 3. When Nokia logo appears on screen, release your finger from the power button but keep pressing volume up. You will reach to recovery screen as seen in the screenshot below.
Step 4. Select with volume keys “wipe data/factory reset” and press power key to confirm

Nokia X reboot
Step 5. Select “yes” and press power to confirm
Step 6. Press power key to confirm “reboot”
Step 7. Wait until the phone restarts

This will delete all the data, so use with caution. If this doesn’t work for Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL , you may ultimately need to contact Nokia care.

Nokia Software recovery tool:

If you are not able to hard reset and recover Nokia X2 using above method, you can still try Nokia Software recovery tool (NSRT). Here is how you can use Nokia Software recovery tool for Nokia X2.

In case your device is not responding and is not being recognized by NSRT, press together volume up and power button and see whether it is now identified.

Step 1. Download and install Nokia Software Recovery Tool to your computer. If possible, make sure that your phone is fully charged.

Step 2. Start Nokia Software Recovery Tool, and connect your phone to your computer with a compatible USB cable. If prompted, select the correct USB mode on your phone: Nokia Suite or Modem.

  • Note! Using Nokia Software Recovery Tool erases all personal content on your phone. If possible, create a backup of your phone’s content before starting the installation. You will find the instructions on how to backup and restore your data in your phone’s user guide.

Step 3. Follow the instructions shown on the tool. The latest version of your phone software will be installed, and your phone will restored back to the factory settings. This process may take some time depending on your internet connection, and you cannot use your phone during the installation.

If your phone is not starting or appears to be stuck, you can also recover your phone with My phone does not start up or respond option.

Try and do let us know, if this helps, in case your device gets unresponsive.

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]