What is hard reset?
Before we discuss hard reset, we have to understand what is Reset. Reset in android is a process by which you choose an option or use combination buttons to wipe the android phone.
This wipe will remove all the settings the user applied, all the applications the user installed and more especially delete/format the storage contents.
We have two types of Reset Soft Reset and Hard Reset.
Soft Reset us when you format and android phone by going through Menu>>Settings>>Backup & Restore>>Format phone. When you perform soft reset, is likely if you automatic backup button is on, that you will recover all your files and data after erase. This type of reset only returns screen to the default user settings. There may be no lost of applications.
Hard Reset is just like soft reset but the difference is that it is being performed with combination buttons. The use of combination buttons to format phone started with Nokia Symbian phones.
Here, when you perform Hard Reset you are not only going to loose all the applications but the phone internal memory will be wiped out. In some cases the phone can brick if there is some virus or bug.
Difference phones have different ways you can perform hard reset, it has bricked many phones. There are two ways you can perform hard rest apart from phones that erase directly.
a) Wipe User Data
b) Wipe Cache
When you select wipe user data, chances is there that you can recover some things inside the phone after format.