You can format your Nokia 5233 phone device by using the following key combination:
1. Turn your 5233 off.
2.Press and hold Call(green key) + End Call(red key) + Camera key at same time.
3. Now Press Power on.
Before the device is reset, you need to provide the lock code. The default lock code is 12345.
If it is not working try this code:
You can format your device by typing *#7370# in standby mode. Before the device is reset, you need to provide the lock code. The default lock code is 12345.
Some Nokia phone can be reset via this menu option
Press menu button or enter Menu > Settings > Phone > Phone management > Factory settings > Delete data and restore > YES
Formatting the device will permanently erase all user data and settings as well as add-on applications and operator specific settings.