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Monday, September 10, 2007

RAZR V3 – Master Reset How to Guide

Depending on how many modifications, hacks, or customizations that you perform on your Motorola RAZR V3 phone, there may be situations where the phone becomes unusable or completely locks up. I have had visitors to the site report not being able to delete ring tones, text messages, or have other strange behaviors with their Motorola RAZR V3 phone.

If this is you situation, then you may be interested in performing a master reset (or “hard reset”) on your phone. The master reset will effectively restore your phone back to the factory condition, inclusive of all settings. Be warned, any data that you have not backed up, photos you have not transferred, calendar settings, or messages you have not saved will be lost! Make sure you do this first, if possible!

Here is how you perform a Master Reset on the Motorola RAZR V3:
1. Open your phone up and go to “Settings”
2. Next go to the selection for “Initial Setup”
3. Next go to the selection for “Master Clear”
4. Then select to confirm the option.
5. Now enter the security code which should be “000000”
6. Finally press select or ok and the phone will reset itself to the factory condition

Congratulation you have performed a “hard reset”, “hard reboot”, or “master reset” on your Motorola V3 RAZR and it should return to normal operating mode!

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42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have been downloading some applications from getjar.com to my v3, and after I downloaded the compass app. all my buttons stopped working. Only the 'end' button works. I've tried restarting it and taking the battery out. Nothing works. What can I do?

Anonymous said...

That will work for anyone who hasn't had a software update since 2005. Anyone know how to do this with the current version of software for the V3m?

Anonymous said...

What if the person had the razr before you and forgot the security code?how would i reset it now?

Anonymous said...

wow.. tnx for the advice..
my phone works after i've done this master reset..:D

Anonymous said...

sorry.... bs on the '000000' code

Ken Hanscom said...

bs on the '000000' code means what? That it did not work? It has worked great for hundreds of visitors to the site. If it did not work for you, please post your carrier and phone model so the community can help locate your master reset code should it be different than the standard default.

Let's all help each other out.

-Ken

Anonymous said...

i just recently replace the buttons part on my v3 razr i turned it on started up just fine and when i turned it off after that and tried turning it back on the screen wouldnt light up only the keys and thats all it does is there any solution for this?

Megan said...

The Razr V3m from Verizon does not have an "initial setup" option under settings... is there a different way to do a master memory clear on this phone?

Anonymous said...

Yeah...what if my display is not working...I can remember how to get to settings and sorta to initial setup but beyond that I have no memory, so if you had pictures I could try to do it. Otherwise I have to go into the office and get it fixed again. I hate this phone, it's retarded, I don't know why I got a motorola they never carry games. I'm getting a kyocera next time.

Anonymous said...

um i cant do the resets. i dunno wat i did wrong but something messed up from the seem editing thing. my fone freezes up and the screen turns white for a long time. only way 2 restart it den is 2 take da battery pak out. can u help?

Anonymous said...

000000 did not work on my phone. It is a razr v3 on the Telus network

Anonymous said...

IF you're on Telus, try entering 183729 in master reset and master clear. This code was in my user manual, worked for me....
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

i am trying to do a master reset on a motorola razr v3 but it doesnt have the settings option... how can i do it now?

JimBob said...

Thanks, worked perfectly.

Mark Bowman said...

I was putting ringtones on my phone when all of a sudden the menu button stopped working on my phone, so I turned it off and now it won't get past the hellomoto screen. How can I hard reset from there?

Anonymous said...

I also can't get 000000 to work. or the telus to work, I am with bell in canada. if ya have a clue that would be great.

I am just waiting out my contract at the end of July then off to something different. I have these messages in my OUT folder that don't let me see them and have X besides them and won't let me delete them, they are taking up space.. so I want to purge the phone. I am on a mac.

Any codes for Bell? you know of.. to reset?
thanks
D

Anonymous said...

thanks!
ive been looking for this
especially the security code bit

i did a hard reset on my maxx v6

John said...

It "worked" on my Verizon v3m (I have the "initial setup" option), but all it did was reset settings. All the data is still there, making the phone drag ass.

--Christine said...

it worked great for me, thank you!

Shadus said...

Works great for my razr on Verizon.

The only thing it didn't clear out was old ring tones.

Scotty87 said...

For Bell canada the code is 236197 ... It worked for me.

Mike said...

Thanks for this blog post! I upgraded my phone and was looking for a way to clear out the data on the old phone.

Anonymous said...

i did the master reset and then my phone turned itself off and i can't turn it back on no matter what i do? help??

Anonymous said...

Thanks SO much for the Bell Canada code, Scotty87. I've been wracking my brain for days trying to get this master reset so I can flog this Razr on Craigslist. I was so frustrated I started to delete the contacts one by one. Google rocks!!!

Anonymous said...

I forgot securyty code on my Motorola V3.I wanna reset all my phone. Can anyone help me ?

Anonymous said...

This was a very helpful website! I finally got my phone reset!

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Hi, I have been downloading some applications from getjar.com to my v3, and after I downloaded the compass app. all my buttons stopped working. Only the 'end' button works. I've tried restarting it and taking the battery out. Nothing works. What can I do?"

I am having the exact same problem. My key pad does not work at all except for the end key. The buttons on the side do not work. The only thing I can do is turn on\off the phone using the end key, exit(using the end key) a screen that pops up any time I press a button besides the End key, and recieve calls(only by opening the phone during an incoming call). I can talk to and hear from the caller, and then end the call. Nothing else works. Does anyone have any ideas? (And for the reccord, I am unable to preform the phone reset inside the software)

Anonymous said...

Worked Great for me...
Thanks all.

great Blog

Anonymous said...

Thanks worked fine on my phone

Anonymous said...

hav a razer v3xx at&t 000000 dont work.any ideas?

Anonymous said...

I have a Razr V3a on verizon (formerly alltel) and 000000 doesn't work. I suspect my daughter my have changed it. Is there a way to retrieve/reset it?

Anonymous said...

Thank you, it is so nice to have a direct simple answer, I am so tired of these so called "help" blogs that tell you "google it" Once again thank you thank you.

Anonymous said...

รจ possibile cambiare il software del motorola V3i? ho un V3i settato Germania e vorrei caricare software Italia....

Anonymous said...

I have tried all the codes and it is not working for me. I think the person that gave it to me changed it and forgot what it was. So if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. Because I really need to reset everything. HELP PLEASE!

Cindy said...

I have a Verizon V3m Razr, and I'd like to do a master reset. In the settings menu, I don't have an option for internal setup or initial setup. The Verizon store thought it would be in the "phone settings > security" menu, but there is nothing there.

Help?!

Other info: I just flashed to Cricket last week (just partial flash--I don't use data/internet on my phone). Right after the flash, the phone started acting up, the main problem being that text messages aren't going through (says message sending failed) and when i try to text, sometimes the phone freezes.

Cindy said...

I need to correct the question I just submitted...

I actually have a Motoral V3C phone with Verizon menus. I'd like to do a master reset. In the settings menu, I don't have an option for internal setup or initial setup. The Verizon store thought it would be in the "phone settings > security" menu, but there is nothing there.

Help?!

Other info: I just flashed to Cricket last week (just partial flash--I don't use data/internet on my phone). Right after the flash, the phone started acting up, the main problem being that text messages aren't going through (says message sending failed) and when i try to text, sometimes the phone freezes.

My model # is MOTV3cBATS A-1-1 manufactured 2006-09-01

Cindy said...

I'm sorry...third time is a charm! Here is the correct phone info:

I have a Motorola V3m with Verizon Menus:

I'd like to do a master reset. In the settings menu, I don't have an option for internal setup or initial setup. The Verizon store thought it would be in the "phone settings > security" menu, but there is nothing there.

Help?!

Other info: I just flashed to Cricket last week (just partial flash--I don't use data/internet on my phone). Right after the flash, the phone started acting up, the main problem being that text messages aren't going through (says message sending failed) and when i try to text, sometimes the phone freezes.

Phone info:
FCC ID:1HDT56FT1
IC:1090-FT1
SJUG4019BC G1 1584G1BA
DEC:268435456214726445 v3m H/W O
MSN:G175JG2WRS G17 GORVSTOBHI
pESN:8001AD3C
MEID:A0000002E0B52D 2

Anonymous said...

how about on fido? 000000 code is not working, any suggestions? tnx

Anonymous said...

Hi, the other day my razor was working fine and the next time i check my phone it seemed to turn off. when i try and turn it on the welcome screen (or what ever u call it) would pop-up and just freeze. every time. is there anyway to restart it when its off???

Anonymous said...

i tried the wrong code to unlock my v3xx too many times and now it says contact operator. i now have the correct code how do i get back to the area so i can unlock my phone to use any sim card

Anonymous said...

Can Somebody help me.. My moto raz v3 always hangup when i'm in message. I did the master reset but it dont fix the problem. please help thanks

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR THE CODE!!!!!!!!!!