Micromax A110 – how to troubleshoot and hard reset with hardware buttons

The Micromax A110 is an amazing handset for the price. Some of the users who are facing minor issues can go through this post which will help them solve most of their problems. In case of hardware lockout like screen freezing up on the superfone logo or users forgetting their pin / pattern lock this method can be used.

How to enter into recovery mode using the hardware buttons on Micromax A110
The process is pretty simple and it should work on other smartphones too.

  • Shut down the phone. In case you are not able to – using the power button, you can remove the battery and insert it again.
  • You need to press 3 buttons Volume (+), Volume (-) and the power button, simultaneously, and keep pressing them until you get two options on the screen.

That’s it, if pressed simultaneously you will get the Recovery mode and Factory mode options. To enter into recovery mode you need to press the volume (+) button and for factory mode press the volume (-) button.

Micromax A110 hard reset

Recovery mode
Once you press the power up button after sometime press the home button. You will then get a list of options. The recovery mode can be used to hard reset the A110 smartphone. There is the Wipe data / factory reset option for that. You need to use the volume buttons to navigate to the options and the menu button (the left dedicated button) for confirmation.

In recovery mode you will also see several other options like backup user data / restore user data, apply updates etc.

Factory mode
Press volume down to enter the Factory mode option and then navigate using the volume +/- buttons and for confirmation use the dedicated menu button.

The factory mode can be used to run diagnostic checks on your handset. You can run full test or selected item test, phone test, GPS and even signalling test.

In both Recovery and Factory mode screen you will find the reboot option that you need to use to restart the system kind of exiting the mode screen.

So the next time you any issues with your handset you can either do a factory reset or run the system diagnostics to check for any issues with the hardware.

Check out the video on how to enter the recovery and factory mode