How to master reset ZTE Merit

In this tutorial we will guide you on how to master reset ZTE Merit and restore it back to the factory default. Just follow the simple steps given below

Android Smartphone are an excellent way to take all your private and important files, images, data, and all other imperative data with you. Thus we can declare that it is one of the finest gadgets in our pocket which has plenty of information regarding you. But in some cases when the ZTE Merit gets frozen due to many reasons, we have just one solution in our hand to turn it into working condition. Since we have Android OS benefits in our hand, therefore, we can do this by doing the hard reset of ZTE Merit.

Master Reset or Hard reset or Factory reset just restores your Android device back to the factory settings. Master Reset or Hard Reset wipes out all the information, each and every data stored on your Android device such as, all the downloaded Android apps, pictures, videos, etc.

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ZTE Merit is featured with 600 MHz Qualcomm Processor, a RAM of 512 MB and an internal memory of 512 MB. Like the previous ZTE’s Android devices, it has also created a large user base or fan base. With an affordable price range, they also have provided some really good features with an elegant design and stunning look.

So in this tutorial we will be showing you how to perform hard/factory/master reset of your ZTE Merit. Just follow the simple steps given below:


This tutorial will definitely work when using ZTE Merit. While working of it on others is not yet confirmed. On applying the process given in this article to any another model or device may give an unwanted result. While applying this update we will not be responsible if anything occurs to your device, so continue at your own risk.


  1. You must take a back-up of all your personnel items and other impotent data, such as Call Logs, SMS, Contacts, Audios, Images, Videos, APN (Access Point Names) settings, Bookmarks, MMS settings, of your ZTE Merit.
  2. For successful completion of this process charge your Android device with up to a minimum of 25% – 30% battery.
  3. It is desirable that you must take out the SIM as well as external memory card from your ZTE Merit.

Steps for performing the hard reset on ZTE Merit

Method 1

If your ZTE Merit is properly responding to its display screen then attempt this method. This method is much preferred.

Step 1

Firstly go the Home screen of your ZTE Merit, and there select the ‘Menu’ icon.

Step 2

In the ‘Menu’ option, select the ‘Settings’ icon.

Step 3

Next, in the ‘Settings’ option, select the ‘Privacy’ icon.

Step 4

Now, under the above selected option, touch the ‘Factory Data Reset’ icon.

Step 5

There select the ‘Reset Phone’ option.

Step 6

Finally, touch and select the ‘Erase Everything’ option to wipe off all of the data and all the information from your phone memory.

Step 7

After the completion of this process, ZTE Merit will reboot to finish the above procedure.

Method 2

If your ZTE Merit get some fatal error or it just freezes, then perform the following the method.

Step 1

Firstly, shut down or power down your ZTE Merit.

Step 2

When it gets completely OFF, first take out the battery and then again put it in the phone.

Step 3

Now, press the Up Volume & Home buttons simultaneously, and while pressing these buttons press down your Power button at the same time. Press and hold down these buttons for around 4-6 seconds.

Step 4

Release these buttons only when your ZTE Merit gets an Android icon on its screen.

Step 5

Since you are now in the Recovery Mode, select the “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option using Down Volume button and then press down the Back button to wipe off all of the data and all the information from your phone memory.

Step 6

Next, by using the Back Volume button select the ‘Yes – Delete all user data’ option on the screen to execute the above selected option’s function.

Step 7

After the completion of this formatting process, again press down the Back button to reboot the phone.

Step 8

Finally after this, you’ll have your ZTE Merit hard reset and restored back to the factory settings.


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