Factory Reset a Cisco SPA525G Phone Handset without a Password

27 Nov

I had a Cisco SPA525G handset that when I went to reset it, it asked for the password, which I did not know.

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Thankfully there is a workaround for this.

Reboot the handset, and after the Cisco logo has goneĀ and then the animation shows, press the speaker button 3 times.

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Press the speaker button 3 times when you see this:

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You will then see this hidden menu option:

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Select Recovery Reset and you’re done.

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Simple.