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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Old Venue 8 tablet. Missing keypad

My daughter thought it would be cool to put a Russian keyboard on the Venue tablet. She didn't uninstall it correctly and now no keypad shows up. We cannot unlock it. I have tried going to GooglePlay ...
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Android tablet 4.4 KitKat

My daughter has locked my admin profile on my our tablet and theres only her user profile open but i can't reset from there. tried the volume up button and power on to reset my tablet but nothing ...
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Rebooting or Recovering While Phone is Locked

So my phone has a broken power button, but a few days ago my phone starting having major problems. Essentially many apps started acting up or not working, including my volume power app. After the ...
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shut down of xolo era x automatically when phone is in not in use (inactive)

I bought xolo era x 15 days back but few days ago, it began to turn itself off when phone is in not in use (inactive mode). I did factory reset 2 times but problem still persists.
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What will I do if my phone won't turn on and can't charge

I have an MT6572 Device, It won't turn on and even won't charge. I can't access to recovery, but whenever I plug it into my PC, some sort of sounds goes in my PC, just like a sound when you are ...
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How to factory reset a Yxtel G928?

The information I could find online about how to wipe all user data from a Yxtel G928 was confusing and not easy to find, in long confusingly written forum threads like this one, so I'm writing it up ...
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Android Decrypt SD Card after Factory Reset

I have a Galaxy Note2 device, Android 4.4.2, in which I have my extCard encrypted using the settings option, for a force majore I had to reset factory settings. now i can't access my important files ...
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Lenovo Yoga 8 stuck on erase screen after hard reboot

Lenovo Yoga 8 is stuck on the Erase screen after Format and cache clearing by hard reboot. My Lenovo Yoga8 tablet is automatically switch off, when I try to switch on its stuck in booting just ...
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I just reset my android phone, how do I recover my Chrome bookmarks?

I just reset my Moto G, hoping that the Chrome bookmarks would be synced to my account but they haven't and I lost them all. They were extremely valuable and I want all of them back. Please let me ...
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Is is enough to do this as to hide data?

I had an optimus vu(sold) and i wanted to encrypt data but found no such option on it. I directly resetted it then started filling it up then resetted (did this process 3 times). Is it enough to make ...
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Phone stuck on “Sign in with a google account that was previously synced on this device”

My Motorola Moto G3 was stolen yesterday (a man on a moped grabbed it from my hand). When I got home I changed my google account password and then went to Android Device Manager and requested that the ...
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Is all data lost after factory reset?

I had an LG Optimus I phone (LG E410f) with Android (can't remember the exact version now, but I believe it was 4.1.2) -- and I had OI Notepad pp installed (app home is here). There were some very ...
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Using a mouse during initial setup

My phone is an Alcatel onetouch 3. The screen is cracked and completely unusable and the phone has been factory reset. Is there a way to use a mouse during the initial setup so I can use it to ...
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Factory reset on mako with broken digitizer and TWRP installed

I want to factory reset a mako with a broken screen and digitizer so I can sell it. The device is rooted and there is TWRP recovery and Cyanogenmod installed. As the screen and digitizer are broken I ...
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Phone hard-resetting after battery died once. Is it bricked?

While factory-resetting my Micromax A120, my phone battery died. I charged it up and switched it on. I see the Android bot has come up again with the nut rotating, indicating it is still resetting. ...
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How to factory reset a android sunrise

My Phone is an Lg Sunrise and it wont let me factory rest nor is the volume down and lock button working so what else could I do
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Hard Reset Fail on huawei mediapad

When i tryed to Hard reset my Huawei Mediapad the Android logo apears but when it gets to the loading on 10% Big red FAIL apears and small yellow text says Update Failed Press the Power key for 10 ...
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Sony M4 Aqua hard reset

My Sony Xperia M4 aqua seems to be corrupted. It does boot but settings, internet, network, contacts doesn't work. I tried to use the factory reset method ( volume + power) but it doesn't seem to work....
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remove Gmail Account on Pre-Owned Galaxy s GT-I9000 used to activate mobile [duplicate]

Hard Factory Reset on Galaxy S GT-I9000 firmware version 2.3.3 Build Gingerbread doesn't delete or remove previous owners Gmail Account on my Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. All Apps have ...
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htc816g “no command” problem

i tried updating my htc 816 g it got stuck in the middle of the update saying "no command"? i even tried the factory reset but nothing is working. Please help as soon as possible.
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Make sure my app is on after factory reset

I'm making an app that I intend to put onto a bunch of tablets before giving them away in a give away. However obviously the people who get the tablet will use there google accounts, so is there ...
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RCA TABLET RCT6773W22 frozen screen

Its frozen on the RCA screen with the 2 white dogs.. It the tablet doesn't have volume button on it how can reset it or what can be done
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Wipe Android phone before selling [duplicate]

What is the smartest way, before selling a mobile phone, to be sure that no one will be able to access my data? In my case we are talking about an LG G4.
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Phone Factory Reset without carrier apps

I am trying to reset my phone (Samsung Galaxy X Cover 3) to factory defaults, using "Settings->Backup and Reset->Factory data reset". However, there is a step that the carrieer (Orange) has added, it ...
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How do I export Telegram contacts to my phone?

I'm new here. My little brother accidentally touched the "reset factory" button in settings, and now I don't have my contacts on my phone! I have 1500 (almost 400 business) contacts with more than ...
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How to factory-reset a tab that has no volume keys?

I forget the unlock password of my tablet. I try to factory reset but it doesn't have a volume key it have only the power button. So how do I reset my device?
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Complete copy of phone's root folder include sms messaging database?

Today, my lame-o ZTE Obsidian on the T-Mobile network tried to update its system software and is now stuck in a boot-loop. Tried numerous fixes to no avail. I have no problem with a factory reset, but ...
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Why does my phone show “Android is upgrading…” dialogue whenever I switch it on?

I am using Infocus m260 (running Android 5.0.2) from the last month. I don't know what happened, but sometimes when I am using the device, it gets switched off automatically and shows this dialogue: ...
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After doing a hard reset, there's no Play Store

I had some problems with Play Store and Play Services so I did a hard reset but there's no Play Store when I reboot it. I tried to manually install it along with Play Services but it won't work, it ...
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Google contacts [duplicate]

I'm using an android phone (Samsung core prime) and all of my contacts numbers saved in 'google contacts'. There are no contacts in my 'phone storage' or 'sim card'. Now, my question is, if I reset my ...
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Has all my data really been deleted from my HTC? [duplicate]

I recently sold my HTC One A9 to a mutual friend. It had been upgraded to Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 so I was using the HTC on that for a while. Before I sold it, I did around 3 factory resets to ...
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After factory reset Market keeps crashing on Galaxy S2 on ICS

My phone was stuck in a bootloop, so I had to factory reset it. Now a new problem has arisen, which is that the Play Store is gone, and I am back at Market but it won't open and keeps crashing. Please ...
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Android Nexus 5 “Reboot&Wipe loop with hang” — Can't flash system

My Nexus 5 recently "soft-bricked" itself on an update, and I can't seem to get traditional methods via adb/fastboot (windows pc) to work. My phone is unlocked, and I have the necessary files in the ...
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Navigate recovery menu on Maxa navigate recovery menu on NAXA bid-7014 tablet with no volume up and down buttons running Kitcat 4.4.2

I have a quad core tablet running kitkat 4.4.2. I have the FBI ransom were virus on it and there's only one button the virus overlay prevents any access to soft buttons for volume up down and so ...
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LG G4 factory reset data corruption?

I was factory reseting my LG G4 and my phone powered off. It wont boot up now. I know some versions of the LG G4 have a boot loop problem. I was wondering though if since it was shut off in the middle ...
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Malicious malware on phone. How can I make it like new again?

I have ran multiple anti-virus apps I have factory reset my phone. Probably gained root access. I know I will probably have to reinstall the OS. I have upgraded to android 6.0 (marshmellow) but ...
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Why is “unfortunately, ims service has stopped” still appearing after factory reset?

I just updated this morning. And, sadly I got the error. I tried so many solutions, from safe mode to adjusting message settings to factory reset. After factory reset and wiping the cache, IMS Service ...
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Should I format /sdcard and /data if I want to wipe all personal data with Cyanogenmod?

I'm trying to completely wipe all personal data from my Nexus 4 with CM installed. I've seen different advice on different sites for making sure all my data is gone: Just do 'Factory Reset'. Do '...
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Can a Nexus 6P be factory reset when screen cannot be used and phone off?

I broke my Nexus 6P screen, so am replacing it - usually I would factory the phone. However, I can't as the screen is completely black. I power cycled the phone, but I am unable to enter the pattern ...
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Reset huawei Ascend P7

I'm trying to reset my phone, but It doesn't work. When I try to reset it via android settings, it restarts, shows the Huawei logo and shutsdown. When I manually restart it its back to its original ...
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Injoo Fire Plus 3G : How hard reset (what are the keys to press )?

I have Injoo fireplus 3G. and I have tried a lot of options (keys) to hard reset/factory reset. I have tried following combination after R and D on web but failed. My android have kitkat version of OS....
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What are the different ways to initiate an android phone erase

This morning I woke up without my alarm. My alarm hadn't gone off because my phone wasn't working. On the screen I had a message "Erasing...". The screen looked similar to this (source: ...
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Can you bypass the FRP on a Huawei Mate 8?

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 and I can't set it up due to the Google account verification in the setup process. I've messaged the seller asking for the account details but he doesn't know. I don't ...
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Can I bypass the Google Verification on my Huawei Mate 8? [duplicate]

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 and I can't set it up due to the Google account verification in the setup process. I've messaged the seller asking for the account details but he doesn't know. I don't ...
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Asus zenfone 5 : needed to reset my phone to factory version

I am new on this site, and I am redirected from stackoverflow.com today, for my below question. I searched certain websites about how to reset the phone to the older version. The factory reset ...
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Contacts not synced after factory reset

I factory reset my Moto G (Android 5.1) yesterday. After restart my some contacts were not synced in the phone. I checked at Gmail. Those missing contacts are not even showing in Gmail. I also tried ...
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Upon setup, cannot establish a reliable connection

My GoClever Orion 785 (Jellybean) tablet froze and wouldn't proceed past the initial boot screen. I had to perform a hard reset via the power and vol+ buttons and prepared myself to reconfigure the ...
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Many bugs appearing on factory reset

I have a Lava Iris X8 device running Android 4.4 Kitkat. One day it showed a error "Unfortunately com.android.phone has stopped. " It wasn't detecting the SIM card too. I looked up this problem on ...
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WiFi won't stay on after factory reset

I have PendoPad 7" tablet (PNDP5M7BLK) on Android 5.0.2. My wife reset it using factory reset, and the WiFi won't stay on so I can't connect to internet. Any ideas?
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Recover encrypted photos

I had recently recovered my stolen lg l16c and had to factory reset to unlock How do I decrypt my SD card photos