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[GUIDE] How to reset/unbrick your SmartWatch 3 if it's totally stuck?

Master
Posts: 3,090
Registered: ‎2015-03-25

[GUIDE] How to reset/unbrick your SmartWatch 3 if it's totally stuck?

What if your SmartWatch 3 is totally frozen or stuck and you can't access the Settings menu to Factory Reset it? You have 2 options:

 

  • Perform a Software Repair via PC Companion:

- Press and hold the power button on your watch until it vibrates 3 times and switches off.

- Put your watch on charger for 30 minutes to ensure enough charge in it.

- Remove the USB cable from your watch, and make sure it's still switched off.

- Start PC Companion -> Support Zone -> Accessories software update -> SmartWatch 3 -> Follow instructions on screen and don't connect your watch unless you're prompted to.

 

  • Enter the Recovery Mode:

- Press and hold the power button on your watch until it vibrates 3 times and switches off.

- Put your watch on charger for 30 minutes to ensure enough charge in it.

- Remove the USB cable from your watch, and make sure it's still switched off.

- Press and hold the power button (keep pressing after Sony logo appears) until you see a blue screen appears showing "Insert USB" - DO NOT insert any USB at this step.

- Double press the power button, a black screen should appear showing "Fastboot".

- Press the power button once to move to next available option, keep pressing until you reach "Factory reset" (should be Fastboot -> Recovery -> Normal boot -> Factory reset -> Start over again).

- When you reach the screen with "Factory reset", double tap to choose this option, then double tap again to confirm.

- Your watch should reset now to factory settings and boot to welcome screen.

 

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Phy
Forum Legend
Posts: 5,418
Registered: ‎2014-11-07

Re: [GUIDE] How to reset/unbrick your SmartWatch 3 if it's totally stuck?

Pretty cool. Good to know.