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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Anti-theft software that can survive a factory reset?

One of my close friends s4 Mini got stolen, and she had no tracking software on it. To make sure this doesn't happen again, I'm looking for advanced anti-theft software that can possibly survive a ...
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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 ...
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factory reset a device having no volume keys

I got a device that I have to reset to factory settings because the owner of the device has forgotten its password. I checked Debugging is not enabled. I have seen various suggestions on how to reset ...
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Restore Factory Setting

I had done Restore Factory Settings in android phone. After restoring, coverage is not found. Any one can please explain me the reason for this and provide the appropriate solution for this problem. ...
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jellybean android phone bricked after installing xposed installer and a custom font

my o+ 8.91 android phone just have been bricked after installing fonter and xposed installer and when after rebooting, my phone just flashes its logo. my phone is rooted for so long and this is the ...
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Bypassing passcode with emergency call code

I have forgotten my passcode to my HTC Wildfire S and I have been doing some research and the only way I have come up with for getting back into it is through a factory reset. It does not give me an ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 verizon stuck in bootloop

This is my device info: What forums refer to my phone as: JFLTEVZW Name that comes on box: Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon SCH-I545 Carrier: Verizon Unlocked: Yes Root: When my phone was working, Yes I ...
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can't save phone number after reset factory

I recently rooted my cellphone after reset factory , but unfortunately I can't add phone number to contacts , How I can fix it? sony xperia J 4.1.2
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How can I tell whether usrdata.img is important

I have an MPIE707 phone that says it's running 4.3.0. Sometime last summer it overheated and said "take out the battery right now!", and I did without even shutting it down. Following that, the system ...
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will i lose my photos, voice recordings, videos and notes if i reset my samsung galaxy s1

If I reset my Samsung Galaxy S1 to factory reset mode will i lose my photos my voice recordings and my notes? Because i really need those, but its been so long since i've used this phone and i forgot ...
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Prestigio Multipad 8.0 HD Tablet Stuck On Installing Update

I have been attempting to fix this tablet for like 3 hours. I have managed to get into recovery after 1 hour. The volume buttons were messed up. Now I am flashing the official firmware from the SD ...
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Can't do factory reset on Galaxy Tab 2

I can't reset my Galaxy Tab 2 to factory settings. I know that you can when turning it on but the problem is that I installed a sort of ios onto the device and have forgotten the password and it won't ...
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Chinese tablet does not boot

I have a Chinese Tablet that was working till last night. I did a factory reset and now it is stuck in small Android logo. I have tried all key combinations to enter into recovery with no success. ...
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My Android phone is completely reset, whats the best way to recover the deleted data?

A person at a phone store reset all the contents of my Motorola Moto G Android phone, and I did not give them permission to do so. I had many important pictures and videos, but the even more important ...
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How do I enable “Factory Reset Protection” in Lollipop

I keep reading that Android 5.0 has "Factory Reset Protection", the so-called "Kill Switch" soon to be mandated in California, but that it's opt-in. How do I opt in? I've looked thru settings, ...
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Factory Resetting My Device

I'm planning to factory reset my device soon. So I wanted to know how do I transfer my notes to the SD Card. I don't want to lose them. Can someone please provide a meaningful tutorial on the matter. ...
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Nexus 4 and Android 5

I had my nexus 4 rooted , i have heard that rooted phone would not get updated over WIFI so i Factory Reset my phone , will it now get the update or not? no signe of update notification yet
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Nexus 7 crashed and not restarting after factory reset

Nexus 7 tablet had crashed and didn't turn on beyond the loading screen, which just replays over and over. Tried a factory reset which fixed the problem temporarily, but after turning it off and back ...
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Data still in storage after factory reset

I am trying to sell my Note 3 and performed a factory reset both from the Home + Power + Volume Up menu, as well as the settings -> Factory reset menu. Both approaches seem successful at resetting ...
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Unable to factory reset gt-s5830i

I'm in a big trouble let me explain. I have a GT-s5830i where I installed MIUI, I have also CWM Recovery 5.0.2.8. Now for many reasons I would like to factory reset my device to it's original ROM, ...
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Xperia tipo restart-loop

So I made a custom ROM, I did factory reset (in settings), but, then it started rebooting every 2 mins, no matter where, recovery, charging screen, system. Only thing I still can get working is ...
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How to backup/restore specific apps for factory reset?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and now with Android 5.0 I would like to get rid of all the try and error I made with my first tablet through a factory reset. I want to backup and restore most of my apps but ...
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How do I reset a Shinco MID-7000B tablet?

It does not have any volume up or down buttons. The touch screen won't work either. I guess a factory reset would help restore the settings including the sensitivity of the gadget.
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Samsung Galaxy s3 mini continuously rebooting

I woke up to find My Samsung Galaxy s3 mini asking me to select a language and time and sign into my Samsung account, like it was a brand new phone. As I tried to do this it kept rebooting. eventually ...
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Does Factory Reset reset Xposed Modifications, especially on Note 3 SM-N900 Exynos?

or I need other steps to RESTORE Xposed and everything back to like I first receive it without the need to Flash with Odin. Because I either hard or softbricked my device using it! I am scared of it ...
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Power and volume down menu… What kind of trouble am I getting into?

Model ZTE N9500 Carrier: Sprint Messing around with various button combinations I found this one and up popped a very interesting menu my question is. What are the respective purposes / consequences ...
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Screen smashed and need to delete/wipe/reset everything [duplicate]

My screen is smashed and the screen does not work at all on my Samsung Galaxy phone, so I was wondering how reset the phone (delete all the pictures mainly) by not using the way where you have to ...
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Can I recover Android for Galaxy S4 after installing other operation system?

I want to try to use ubuntu on my Galaxy S4 Active. Is there possible to recover Android from Samsung for Galaxy S4 after my using Ubuntu?
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Maintaing a list of “must install” apps for new Android phones

Is there a option to maintain a list of must have apps which would always install on my phone when I loggin with that accounts email. For example when you factory reset a phone or by a new one, it is ...
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My phone enters in a boot-loop and I can't do anything, please help!

I have a problem, i've changed boot animation with de apk from playstore and now my phone enters in a bootloop and I can't do anything to make it work... The only thing I could do was to press power ...
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Nexus 4 factory reset, does it wipe/erase all the content?

Does factory reset erase/wipe the entire 'important data' on the phone? Such as password, sms, pictures, apps etc? I used encase to check the internet storage and as it seems it's filled with zeros ...
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How can I factory reset my Android TV?

Is there any way to do a factory reset somehow from the welcome screen as I can go through to do anything? After prompting me to choose the language it keeps returning to the Welcome page to start ...
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Recover media after factory reset (One Plus One)

I've recently done a factory reset on my OPO. I though I didn't need anything on it anymore but now I do actually need some pictures who were on it before the reset. I'm trying to get those pictures ...
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Unable to enter recovery mode & download mode

I was formatting my Alcatel OT 918N from recovery mode. After deleting cache partition and wiping data from recovery mode I restarted my phone but then it went in an infinite boot loop i.e. it starts ...
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how to really permanently delete everything on samsung s4 active?

I will give my phone to technical service due to a problem on battery. I am a little paranoid about technical service employee and don't trust them in terms of personal privacy. I read that factory ...
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A10 chinese tablet- CloudNine Neuropad2

My tablet would not boot up after leaving it trying for ages. Tried to get into the system to do a factory reset but when I did get into a menu with about 15 options they were all in Chinese - took a ...
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What really happens during a factory reset? Does it securely erase all data?

When you "factory reset" an android phone, are you formatting the phone storage by securely erasing all data and writing over them with zeroes, or are you simply deleting the files by hiding them from ...