A factory reset results in a full reset of an Android device to the original settings of the currently-installed ROM.

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How to set Android Device Manager to ALWAYS reset password?

I recently had my phone stolen at gunpoint and they asked me for my password. Naturally, I had no choice but to give it to them. I'm trying to protect my new phone. I have been trying to test the ...
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When exactly does the Android ID change?

Depending on the source, I read difference answers to this question so it would be good to know all options. As far as I know: By a tool when the device is rooted Factory reset Other situations? ...
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How to speed up phone without Factory Reset?

My phone has been acting a little slow lately. Mostly it is okay but one app it particularly slow. In Storage menu it says I have total space of 24.12Gb 649Mb available 6.63Gb for apps 1.65Gb of ...
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Micromax A63 Factory Reset Error

I tried to factory reset my device which was stuck on boot loop. But now it's stuck on an animated android logo. When I try to enter recovery mode it's showing same image. That image sometimes show an ...
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factory reset. philips w337 phone

I can not access My philips w337 after i failed to enter the right patten to unlock the screen.I also forget my google account details like password etc...I have already tried the factory reset ...
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Not option to reset the pattern

I have an Lenovo A7-30 A3300 3G tablet. I could not remember the pattern. It have no option to reset the pattern or using Gmail to login. Is there any way to login without resetting phone memory? Or ...
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Galaxy S5 keeps restarting

I have recently gifted a Samsung Galaxy S5 and every time I turn it on I face with message: check battery cover Something similar to this one But my main problem is that it restarts randomly ...
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what will happen to built in apps in galaxy note 1 n7000 after hard reset such as s pen?

my gt n7000 is getting slow, sometimes it restarts by itself and some application close by itself. i presumed the low device memory was behind all f this.i want to ask if hard reset will solve my ...
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Factory reset: will home screen order, file, and folder layout, and account usernames and passwords be restored after adding Google account back?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII device. I would like to know: if I configure a Samsung account and factory-reset my device, then when I add the Samsung account back will I get my Android home screens, ...
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It won't let me reset my password [duplicate]

I have an HTC One E8 and I forgot my password, and for some reason it doesn't have a "Forgot password?" option. I need to know how to reset my password. P.S. I do have a Google account. Thanks
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Factory reset not working in Samsung Tab 2

I want to factory reset my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. I have tried to factory reset it through Settings and through hard reset but it again reboots with same account and applications. I have also tried to ...
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Recovering photos after factory reset

So, I made a mistake. My LG G3 was Android Lollipop and I used a new method to root it (the video is on YouTube, a guy doing it on G Flex 2). Then I wanted to test something with CyanogenMod, so I ...
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How to change Device ID without Root?

So, there is an app, 9chat. I was using it for a while, then out of nowhere, the app started to give me error: "Invalid user ID and Token!" I have LG G3 D855. I tried everything to log in to app ...
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How can I reset my device without losing images on it?

I know I can backup and restore. But I just don't want the images to be deleted (either phone memory or sd card). Meaning, have the folder of the images remain, so that Gallery can read all the images ...
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How to factory reset CyanogenMod?

We bought a used smartphone (samsung galaxy ace), and was suprised that it had a version name: cm7-democracy final edition 2012 (2.3.7 android) We wanted to reset it in the "Backup / reset" menu ...
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does my android have some type of ware, or virus, or something?

Accidently downloaded Android System ( not sure what kind of file this is but it saved in my applications and tells me it's a built in app ), to my LGL34C Android 4.4........ since then my phone has ...
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Shutting down resets the device

My android tab resets the device each time I shut it down, which means it never shuts down. Whenever I press shut down, it resets and restarts . Pls help
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Navigating rescue menu on Lenovo Caiphone S18

I've got a Lenovo Caiphone S18 (or "fake iPhone 5S"). The thing is that I've removed an APK called "Theme Manager", and now after the intro video boot I only can see a black screen. But if I touch the ...
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DRM RESET function

what is the function of "DRM RESET" in backup & reset settings for android 4.2 smartphone Alcatel 7024w on T-Mobile. I know DRM is digital rights management, when would this option be utilized? ...
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I need to do a factory reset on my phone [duplicate]

I need to do a factory reset of my phone. I have the Alcatel one touch fierce 2 How and where do I back up my apps and data.
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factory reset dopo tablets lost pass word and no email

How to factory reset 7" dopo tablet lost pass word and no email tried holding power on down along with volume up can't get into my tablet
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Can I safely do a factory reset without losing root?

Sadly my quesiton isn't that simple. To make sure everyone unerstands I will explain as short but specific as possible: Initial: stock state, not rooted, nothing special I updated my HTC One M8 to ...
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My Samsung Magnet has a password set for messages only, how can i get it taken off without knowing the password?

There has to be a way to reset my password to open my messages on my Samsung Magnet phone...please help! Giving this phone to my mom to use but its useless for her if she cant use the messaging.
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Error after hard reset: “Control GI Camera has stopped”

I recently did a factory reset on my Kyocera Hydro Edge (Boost Mobile) C5215 (rooted using Framaroot 1.9.3). Upon rebooting, I got the following error message: "Unfortunately, Control GI Camera has ...
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hard reset on my Alcatel 5035e does not work. what can I do?

The phone encounters continuous force closes of android acore, launcher and many other apps. I've done several factory resets And wipes but when I reboot the accounts and apps are still there. I tried ...
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Why does hard rest not work? errors and apps still there

My Alcatel 5035e is encountering so many consecutive errors and force closes of many different proceesses., the most common is android core and launcher Why is it that when i do wipe/ hard reset it ...
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SMS Recovery For Android (o+ 8.37)

how do i recover my messages? i accidentally factory reset my phone and it flushed all the stuffs in my internal memory and along those stuffs are important messages. please i really need help on how ...
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Factory data reset not working after root attempt

I tried to root my HTC rhyme but could not do it properly. I have unlocked bootloader though. Everything was fine for a long time after that but my mobile has gone very slow now and i wanted to ...
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How to reinstall Playstore?

Do you have any Idea to reinstall Playstore? Do I need to Flash it? Do I need to reset factory? Do I need to download apk? Can you help me? Please? Device:Cloudfone 700d tv I don't know how to ...
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Uninstall Opera Mini

I have a preinstalled Opera Mini on my android phone. I rooted the device and uninstalled many preinstalled bloatware applications, including Opera Mini, using Titanium Backup. After some time, I did ...
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New Samsung Galaxy S4 mini failed to update firmware

I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and started updating the firmware OTA. For some reason the firmware upgrade failed and now I can not start the phone. I have done a hard reset, but instead ...
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Setup Motorola Moto G 2nd gen without sim card

Can I reset and resetup my Motorola Moto G 2nd gen [XT1068] smoothly without having a sim card inserted? I don't want the setup system to want my sim card because every setup it auto enables the ...
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Galaxy S3 Restored itself unexpectedly and lost all contacts

I was changing my phone´s battery to a newly charged one. when the phone was starting it showed as if the phone was brand new. it seems the phone restored itself to factory settings and I cannot find ...
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Device manager / Erase wrong device

I went in to device manager and there were two devices that looked the same so I pinged them both one worked and the other came back inactive. I did and erase on it and then got an email saying my ...
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I absolutely cannot factory rest my Huawei H881C tracfone

Every function on my Huawei H881C tracfone have "unfortunately stopped". I've tried many times to factory reset my phone but it WILL NOT do it. Please help i'm out of options!
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Will a factory reset wipe the apps that i have installed?

If I factory reset my device will it wipe all my apps and music like Clash of Clans? I want to know before I do this to my device.
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Unlocking from kids mode back to factory settings

My grandkids installed and lock kids mode on my galaxy tab4. I however don't know the password. How can I unlock this back to factory setting??
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How do I regain access if there is no recovery partition?

I have an android tablet which has no recovery partition, as I have been told in the place where I bought it. When I hold the buttons for the recovery mode, the image of the robot with the front open ...
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bsnl is709c android tablet is not booting up [duplicate]

My BSNL penta IS709C tablet got locked after too many unlock attempts. After that I tried to hard reset by pressing BACK + HOME + MENU buttons together with the power button but in vain. Tablet ...
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What happens if I factory reset the phone after upgrading to Lollipop? [duplicate]

I have updated the OS from Kitkat to Lollipop using system update. Now I want to factory reset. Does anyone know that after the factory reset Lollipop OS remains or it reverts to Kitkat?
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“no external storage available” After Phone ReSet

I have Xperia V i rooted it and i have 5.0.2 CM Rom After While Of Using it ihave no problem but i get bored and factory reset my phone after that every thing work Fine My Sd card work ok BUT My ...
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Overmax Basecore 10 ii (reset/firmware reset/recover)

There’s an overmax basecore 10 ii tablet which is in need of repair or updating. So I thought that a factory reset will be enough, but it seems there is a little hitch, no volume button on the device ...
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Can I virtualize existing Android device? [duplicate]

Is there any way to convert existing Android device into virtual machine? I'm going to do factory reset and pretty sure that some valuable passwords etc. will be lost after it. That's why it would be ...
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Is there a way to Factory reset my HTC One M7?

Is there a way to Factory reset my HTC One M7? I want to completely wipe it and restore it to how it was when I first turned it on. So all apps, pictures, phone numbers, music, everything gone. ...
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How to restore expired Whatsapp chat history?

How do I retrieve my whatsapp conversations after it has expired? My phone's internal memory is full so I'm planning to reset my entire phone in order to update my whatsapp, however I want to keep my ...
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Will full disk encryption prevent apps to loading on boot?

I had an device that had full disk encryption and an anti-thief app installed as system and root and i should be able to send SMS to whatever SIM card an thief could put it( i would receive an sms ...
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Can't find some apps in play store while others don't work

After I factory reset my s4 some apps was reinstalled easily, while others didn't work as it used and some can't be found in play store(youtube downloader). All music downloader won't work. I had ...
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Prevent factory reset after 10 wrong password attempts on LG G3

My LG G3 does a factory reset every time you get the password wrong 10 times. It has happened twice and I have lost everything that wasn't backed up along with at least half an hour to redo ...
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Can't wipe my Nexus 7

I have a Nexus 7 (2012, Wifi) running Kitkat 4.4.2 that I'd like to perform a factory reset. I've tried the Factory data reset from settings menu but when the device restarts it is unchanged. I've ...
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App not compatible anymore

I recently had to factory reset my phone, a Samsung GT-S5302 with Android 2.3.6. Now I'm trying to reinstall apps from Google Play store, but one of them says "your device is not compatible with this ...