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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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

What is smart to do before selling mobile phone? To be sure that no one will access my data. I my cace we talking about 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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Export Telegram Contacts To Phone

hello there im new here. accidentally my little bro touched the "reset factory" button in setting, and now i dont have my contacts on phone! i rooted my phone and used recovery tools in W7 ... but ...
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Factory reset Mikona 7" tablet

My 5 year old had Mikona 7" tablet (MHTMID-B718DC8-B) and 3 days after that, it's starting to give messages such as Unfortunately Launcher has stopped Unfortunately System UI has stopped He ...
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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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Is it safe to Factory Reset my tablet to improve performance? Will I lose the uninstallable apps?

I'm going to reset my Android tab because its internal memory is low. Is it safe to erase the system data of my android tablet (not rooted)? If I restore the factory setting of my Android, will the ...
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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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Hard reset Elephone Q

I purchased an Elephone Q for my daughter. It arrived with a pattern screen lock. I tried hard reset and when I got it to go into recovery mode, it only provides three options - none of which is "wipe ...
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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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Asus Zenfone 5 phone not turning on after factory reset

I received an error message on my phone Unfortunately, the process.android.process.acore has stopped. So I have tried to factory reset it. Now it doesn't turn on at all. It just shows the Intel ...
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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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Generic Chinese Tablet Stuck On “Erasing” Screen During Factory Reset

My generic Yuntab Q88 chinese tablet is stuck on the "Erasing" screen during factory reset. I don't know what to do because, I am a complete N00B at this. :/ What can I do? I can fix the Windows OS, ...
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Sony Xperia Z locked screen, no internet connection, does not connect to computer

I have a bit of an issue with my old Sony Xperia Z phone. A couple of months ago I lent it to a friend (now ex friend) who decided she would change the pattern lock. When she returned the phone she ...
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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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Should i do the factory reset? If yes, what will i lose?

My android ( htc desire s ) phone is working fine when i don't put my micro sd card in it ( this card was free with the phone ). But my phone keeps restarting every few minutes if i keep the memory ...
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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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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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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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In Explorer, after performing factory reset Google play store converted to Market place

I performed factory data reset of my another device "HTC Explorer". And before performing the reset Play store was there but now it disappears, and instead of play store now its Market place. So how ...
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Can't get back into android phone after factory reset

I returned my phone to factory reset after I had certain issues witht he device. The factory reset was successful, however I am now prompted to the configuration menu of the phone, as expected. The ...
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What will I lose if I reset my samsung Galaxy SI (GTi9000)?

I've had this phone for two years so all my photos are saved on the actual phone (not a micro SD card). I'm wondering if I reset it, will I lose all the photos saved on my phone? I'm not bothered ...
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Is it possible to factory reset Sony Xperia J when I forgot the pattern code?

So basically, my friend asked me if it's still possible to factory reset his phone in any way when the pattern code was entered 20 times and it locked itself. The only way to do it right now is to ...
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Fully Wipe Nexus Device

I have a Nexus 7 2013 WiFi-only (flo) device. I rooted it and just generally messed around with it. Now I want to put it back to complete stock everything (bootloader, recovery, ROM, etc) AND ...
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Factory reset Samsung Galaxy S3 without screen

The screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3 has bitten the dust, and is now remains completely black. The phone otherwise seems to be working, however (sounds play, the notification lights light, the touch ...
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Errors during factory reset on a device using encryption

Whenever factory reset is tried on device using encryption, the following error shows up: wiping data... formatting /data... E:failed to mount /data (Invalid argument) E:format_volume failed to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 factory-reset lead to boot-loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I factory-reset my phone from the Settings option, but it is taking too much time. It has been 24 hours already, but the device is only boot-looping. I've also tried to ...
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Can the disk digger app restore a file even after factory reset

I recently read about how disk digger app works for android, I wanted to know if the app could search the memory and find the deleted files even after doing factory reset?
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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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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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Helium (carbon) won't recognize backup files

Backed up to an sd card using Helium before factory resetting my galaxy s5 Helium could find my backups and gave the option to "restore" before factory reset - after, it's not. I've tried this ...
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Factory resetting my phone

I'm trying to find out if factory reset changes the registration date of your phone. I bought my phone in January but I see that it was registered in march. My husband reset my phone but is also ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 stucks at checking for updates after factory reset

My Samsung Galaxy S6 is stuck at checking for updates after factory reset. I tried rebooting and resetting it again, but it didn't work. I also don't know how to flash using Odin. How to fix it?
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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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Factory Reset NYX mobile Android 4.0

I have a Nyx Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, running Android 4.0. I need to do a factory reset, but I'm still not able to do it. How do I do it? I'm able to get the little android man with the red ...
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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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Factory reset a woo tablet

I tried to reset a woo tablet 7" without success: When pressing [Power button] + [Volume Up] I can see the android icon with the warning icon but nothing happens! pressing [Power button] + [Volume ...
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Android Factory Reset: My phone shows weird options when I enter recovery mode, and no button selects anything

I checked different tutorials to factory-reset my phone, and this one applies to my phone's model. I had once factory reset this phone successfully, but I have forgotten what had worked for me.. I ...
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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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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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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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How long should a factory reset take?

I did a factory reset on my LG Optimus L70, and it showed a screen that said "Erasing..." Shortly after, it showed the MetroPCS splash screen, and it's been stuck on this screen for over 2 hours. How ...
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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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How can I factory reset my Android Mini 7100 Phone?

I'm unable to go to recovery mode to factory reset (wipe my cache/data) my Android Mini 7100 Phone (Android GingerBread 2.3.x) because I forgot my phone lock combination. I tried resetting it using: ...
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How to bypass “Verify your account” (Factory Reset Protection)

I won a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, signed into it with my Google account, played around with it, wiped it, and sold it. Now the person can't get past setup because it's saying he must login with an ...
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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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Recovery is not working on Huawei MediaPad 7 lite

A friend of mine owns this tablet and has entered the password incorrectly too many times and now the device is locked asking for a Google account. Unfortunately the Google account password is ...
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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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Failed upgrade, now stuck in recovery mode(Myphone model:my27)

My phone is now stuck and when I turn it on, it says NO COMMAND/Error it happen when i update my system, because it always updates. I leave my phone at my room but when I came back, my phone says ...