[Simply Solved] How to Reprogram Android Phone

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Our smartphones have replaced many things as we use our phones to stream movies, play games, and put reminders, alarms and much more. Life becomes easier with more and more features coming in future generation phones. But as we keep using our phone, it becomes vulnerable to software bugs and glitches.

At the beginning the issues would be small, for instance, photos taking time to load, apps keep crashing, volume changes automatically, etc. When these things become consistent throughout the day, it becomes important to reprogram the phone.

Now you would wonder how to reprogram the Android phone and most of you do not know how to reprogram the phone. So in this article, we will provide some simple steps for reprogramming your Android phone.

Part 1. What Does "Reprogram Android Phone" Mean?

We have come across many users who want to reprogram their Android phones as they have encountered some issues. But they get confused because of their limited knowledge about Android technology. These people don't even have the faintest idea of where to begin. Reprogramming an Android phone is very simple. It is all about swapping the SIM cards of your device.

If you are using a GSM SIM card then it has to be programmed. For the CDMA phone, you need to program in your device's memory.

Part 2. Reasons Why You Need to Reprogram Your Android

In the later part, we will tell you how to reprogram the Android phone, but before that, you may want to know the reasons for reprogramming your Android phone.

As we said earlier, on regular usage of the smartphone, the software glitches and bugs become common in them. The symptoms may be limited at the beginning, but in the future, the issues become severe. You might not be able to send text messages to your contacts or there would be no sound during incoming calls. If you want to fix all these issues on your Android phone, you have to reprogram your device.

Part 3. How to Reprogram GSM Androids

Now we will show you how to reprogram the Android phone. The methods for GSM and CDMA phones are little different, so you need to follow the steps carefully depending on the type of your device. You must be aware that in the US if the phones are from AT&T and T-Mobile, they are GSM phones. Phones from other carriers are CDMA phones.

The GSM devices have a SIM card that can be used for storing contacts and network information.

Step 1: Press and hold the Power button and then select Power off for turning off the phone.

Step 2: Now remove the back cover and the battery if the phone has a removable battery.

Step 3: Remove the old SIM card from your device and insert a new SIM with a new number.

Step 4: Put the battery and back cover again.

Step 5: Next turn on your device. After the phone turns on, it will read the new number from the inserted SIM card. Your GSM phone will get reprogrammed after following the above steps.


Part 4. How to Reprogram CDMA Androids

As we stated, the steps for reprogramming CDMA phones are different than GSM phones. The CDMA phones store the programming information in the internal memory of the Android phone. So you need to dial a special number for programming the phone.

Step 1: Open the phone dialer screen and dial "*228" and tap the call button.

Step 2: A voice message will be played. Listen to it carefully.

Step 3: Now you need to choose an option for reprogramming the device.

Step 4: Music will be played for some time and then you will hear a message the programming was successful. Don't hang up the phone until you hear the confirmation message. After the confirmation, your CDMA Android phone will get reprogrammed.

Tip. How to Reformat Android Phone

We have given the steps for reprogramming the GSM as well as CDMA Android phones and the steps are different. So you need to choose carefully the method based on the phone you use.

Once you have encountered some software glitches and bugs, you may prefer to format your Android phone. Then all the problematic contents of your device will be erased and all the settings will be set to default. It would become like a new phone with original factory settings for you to use again.

For now, there are two effective ways for you to do this. You can format the phone either using the Recovery mode of your device or specialized Android OS repair tool.

Way 1. Reformat Android Phone with Specialized Software

The reformatting can also be done using specialized software if you don't want to make it in a short time. Fixppo for Android is an advanced tool from iMyFone that is designed to fix all Android software issues on smartphones and tablets, including formatting error, phone stuck on recovery mode, boot loop, black or white screen, touch not working, buttons not working, the app keeps crashing and much more. All the issues related to software will get fixed by following some simple steps.

  • It is developed using the latest technology so that all Android software issues can be fixed easily within a few seconds.

  • The user needn't have any technical knowledge about Android technology.

  • It has the 100% success rate for Android OS repair, which means all the Android software issues will be solved by this tool.

  • Fixppo for Android is compatible with thousands of Android phones and tablets.

  • It also has the fastest repairing rate among competitors.

  • It has already been trusted by many professional websites around the world.



Way 2. Reformat Android Phone in Recovery Mode

Here is another way to reformat your Android device manually in recovery mode. Actually, this is a little bit complex for most users.

Step 1: Press and hold the Home, Power, and Volume down buttons together to enter Recovery mode on your device.  

Step 2: Among the various options displayed, go to Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Volume keys and choose via the Power button.

Step 3: Now select Yes-Erase all data using the device's power button. The device will automatically reset to the default settings.



Now you learn how to reprogram Android phone using some simple steps. From now onwards, if you notice that your phone has started giving problems, you can refer to the methods given in this article and reprogram your device. Leave your comments below and tell us what you think about this issue on Android devices. Do share this post with your friends and family if it is helpful to you.


By  Robert Moore , to Android Issues

Posted on Jul 24, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )

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