Xperia Z Ultra has a physical hard reset button

by XB on 16th August 2013

in Tips & Tricks, Xperia Z Ultra

XZU Hard ResetNot many Sony Xperia devices have a physical button to hard reset the handset in case it freezes, but Sony is starting to include them. The Xperia ZL has one and so does the Xperia SP. Well it looks like Sony has also included one in the Xperia Z Ultra. A small red button is included in the microSD flap in which you should use a pencil to reset the phone by holding it down for 5 to 10 seconds. Make sure you don’t use anything too sharp to press the button otherwise you will damage the button, trust us, we talk from experience with the Xperia SP. The picture below shows exactly where you’ll find the button.

Xperia Z Ultra Hard Reset_2

Via Sony Mobile HK Facebook.

Thanks @poke612!

  • @atWidget

    So thz XZ have not the camera button, not the waterproof jack 3.5, not the beautiful screen, and now… not the reset button… CRAP! :p

  • Felipe Pimenta

    Power Button + Volume Up for about 3 to 5 seconds… IMO, it’s easier if you don’t have any sharp points close by…

  • DrKrFfXx

    Although I’d really like the waterproof headphone jack.

  • afzal

    Xz do have the reset button hidden at the bottom part on the right side.

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    A pic or your statement is false.

  • Thanh S?n

    haha for what?

  • Quark Gluon

    Nice try! LOL

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  • ZRDaftPunkPS4

    This Good

  • Xperia Z Ultra: the REAL(-ish) “best of Sony in a phone”
    If it has led flash then it would probably be the best one out there

  • FracRowland

    Then the honami will be the “best of Sony in a smartphone” LOL

  • Bikki

    will u listen via headphone in water??? how?

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  • 3rdflyleaf

    You will have to dry that hole after making it wet before you can stick a jack.

  • FermentedDischarge

    Seriously, what is that thing for?

  • Genius Thoughts Maker

    Am I the only one who understood and got this well ?
    Sony doesn’t trust its products that it put emergency button inside them
    Sony knows well that phones/semi-tablet/tablets are going to lag after a while of usage.

  • Genius Thoughts Maker

    “Sony knows well that ITS phones/semi-tablet/tablets are going to lag after a while of using.

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  • Rob

    That sounded dirty as hell man! :)

  • afzal

    Lol…. The main mic were located below the main frame. Does you bever read device overview? :-)

  • afzal

    See the picture. Before you laughing on yourself dude….

  • DrKrFfXx

    Waterproof headphone jack means it is not covered by a flap, like the Z. Opening the flap to plug the headphones is a hassle.

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  • Correction
    “Sony knows that there a bunch of noob rom/kernal flashers out there and they are going to NEED a hard reset button.”

  • Babylonbwoy

    Power + Vol+ are restart/power off options (5sec restart, 10sec turn off), nothing to do with hard reset.

  • Babylonbwoy

    or use SBH50/52 or any BT headset.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Come on it’s technology, every new device is better than previous one, we have to realize how much they were overwhelmed a few years ago

  • Babylonbwoy

    And the next after Honami will be the best at that moment…

  • Babylonbwoy

    Total Genius, wonder how it was possible to live without your genius considerations! The world will be a better place now.

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  • Alok

    Ah, yes it is. That 5 second restart is the hard reset, you talk about. Go try it.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Already tied it on all my xperia devices. Are we talking about the same thing ? I wonder if I do not confuse with Factory Reset which is the same for me (until now) as Hard Reset! For me restart or reboot is different from a reset.
    Nevermind, english isn’t my primary langage so…

  • Alok

    Ah. No no. A hard reset is basically rebooting the phone when it freezes. It’s not a factory reset ;)

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    Check this

  • xperian

    Read things properly bitch ! Got it from the same website…. Dont end up poking ur microphone

  • Babylonbwoy

    Ok, I learn thing everyday.
    “Hard” is short for “Hardware” I presume…

  • 3rdflyleaf

    I know! I was laughing while typing it! (Not my native language and was having a hard time finding the right words xD )

  • Ajimaru Sylar

    what will happen to my xperia z if i choose to reset my phone in the option using *#*#7378432#*#* ?

  • Amber

    Oh yes, power + vol up is working on Sony Xperia Z, thanks for help :D

  • Forth Sadler

    My Z Ultra froze, power + vol+ didn’t work. This saved me! Thanks.

  • Chan

    will all data inside the phone, like images and contacts, lost when i push the restart (reboot) button at the bottom of the phone? thanks!

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  • kachan64

    some time I just forgot to cover the hole with flap and water sometime goes in.

  • Imam Riyadi

    I’ve got a same issue, I tried to find the reset button, yeah I found on a little top of simcard slot with red colour, just press it around 3-4 second. Your device will turn off directly, Note : Ensure you recharge if the battery is low, don’t force it to make it ON when batt. low because it will make hung due booting in progress.

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