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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Can't “Wipe data/Factory reset” due to broken power button

Alright, so a little background: lately my Epic 4G touch has been acting up (restarting when it feels like it, power button won't work, going from 100% power to 20%, etc) and I decided to take ...
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Factory reset (including USB storage) prompts for password after I already typed it in

I went into Settings->Privacy->Factory reset and checked "Format USB Storage". Then I pressed the button to continue and it prompted for my PIN (just numbers) as usual. Then it said it was formatting ...
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apps on my tab are not connected on the internet but the browser does

I am using an android tablet and apple iPad2. I just noticed this morning That my apps on my tablet aren't working but my browser does. Now I'm using my iPad and everything is working fine, they are ...
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Unable to factory reset Moto G

I have a first prepaid gen Moto G that has stopped working. I've never done anything to this phone (no root, custom images or unlocked bootloader). When the phone boots up, as soon as I unlock the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tablet

My SIM card was working fine until I did a factory reset. I took the card out before the reset. Now, my phone gives me an error message that it does not detect a SIM card, although it is in there. Can ...
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Is it possible to do a factory reset without losing application data? [duplicate]

I need to do factory reset of my phone, but don't want my applications to lose data. Is it possible to somehow move the apps to SD card and, later, back to the phone?
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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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Wipe data/ factory reset problem

I tried to wipe data/factory reset my techno p5, but I a list of no, no, no, no, options.... I didn't see a yes option to selected to Finnaly reset my device
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is still “display version”, how can I change it?

Last Friday I switched carriers to Sprint and one of the things I got was a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. According to the people at the store the way they're able to give it for free is that it used to ...
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How do I properly unlink a device from Google if I no longer intend to use it?

I'm on my second Android phone and for both of the phones, there have been aspects where I was unsatisfied. These issues seemed to not happen on iPhone and I am thinking of making the switch. If I go ...
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Quick Memo Retrieve

I did a Factory Data Reset by mistake on my phone the other day. I have one REALLY important memo and is there ANY way to retrieve it? I have LG L70 D320n if it helps. My android is 4.4.2. Anyone?
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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 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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Download notification not showing after factory reset

I have an Asus Zenfone 5. Usually when I am downloading a file, my mobile will show the download in the notification pane. After performing a factory reset on the device it is not showing the ...
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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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Can I recover my data after accidental factory reset? [duplicate]

My phone just managed to do a factory reset, all on its own. Can I somehow retrieve at least the portion of the lost data? On computer for both linux and windows there are programs that can recover ...
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GS3 won't allow me to factory reset

Today when I went to grab my phone, it was on the Samsung logo screen and wouldn't load. I tried force powering it down and restarting it. It then got to the Samsung Galaxy S III logo but wouldn't ...
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How can I tell whether usrdata.img is important

I have an MPIE707 phone running Android 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 got ...
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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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Even after a factory reset the nexus 7 won´t work!

I´ve tried the latest Android update into my Nexus 7 (1º gen) tablet. Something went wrong in the middle of the process (it was something to do with the software, because the battery was full and the ...
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How can I disable or password protect my device's 'factory reset' function?

Is there any way to prevent a factory reset, like password protection? I would basically like to protect my phone from resetting if it gets stolen.
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Phone is Stuck in Boot Loop With Recovery Not Accessible

I have a Tecno P5 and wanted to flash ClockworkMod Recovery onto it. I used Recovery-Tools to do this with the file TECNO-P5_130916__recovery_140106-193223.img. The process completed and I was ...
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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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Hard Reset on a Locked S4 with a Broken Screen?

My Galaxy S4 LCD is broken and I'm sending it in for a new phone. I'd like to hard reset it to wipe it, but my screen does not show anything, and Kies will not allow me access to it because it is ...
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Doing a clean install of Android on a Nexus phone or tablet

Recently I had a problem where my Nexus S phone would not upgrade to Jelly Bean. During the upgrade process I was getting an error message saying one of the files on my current system is corrupted, so ...
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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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How can you do a factory reset?

I have a ZTE grand x max+. It seem like I can never get out of ftm mode. On this phone. So can someone help me?
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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After Factory Reset, how do you unlock phone when it is not connected to wifi?

I can't use my Samsung i9000 (Galaxy S1) for a number of years because I tried the screen lock incorrectly too many times. I no longer get that option, it just says "Too many pattern attempts" and ...
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I did a factory reset to sell my phone, and my photos are still there according to the new owner…

I need help in this strange situation! I did a factory reset and cleared everything in my HTC One X, erased all files and photos, removed all accounts, and sold the phone. Now all my photos (2150!) ...
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Is it possible to pull data using Android Debug Bridge on an N7 while soft bricked

I've tried countless fixes for my N7 being softbricked (No idea how it was done). I've resorted to using Android Debug Bridge, however I cannot get access to the device (device not recognized from CMD ...
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Can I wipe my phone even if I use it for 2-step verification?

I fear that if I reset my phone to factory defaults I'll never be able to access my Google Account again, since I use the Google Authentication app on it to provide the 2nd step of the verification. ...
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Does retrieving backup from SD card retrieve malware & virus, too?

I think I read in other questions here that you can reset your phone to factory setting to get rid of most bad stuff ordinary people can secretly put on your phone such as spy apps, malware, virus ...
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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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How can I successfully reset my tablet in Factory Mode?

I was struggling into the rootview of my Teclast P78S tablet trying to change the initlogo.rle image. I was going to replace it with a image of my own, when I accidentally deleted the original ...
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HTC One x Not responding to hard reset

I am using HTC one X and it turned off itself and its not turning on i tried hard reset , still nothing is happening , not even charging LED is glowing .Help me out please
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How to fix “Invalid IMEI ” after Factory reset?

The question is simple "How to fix "Invalid IMEI " after Factory reset?" After factory reset my phone starts showing "Invalid IMEI" on both SIM slots and I can't call or to being called. The phone is ...
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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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There is anyway to completely remove “Factory Reset” recover option?

After have been stolen 3 phones, with root and anti-thief apps installed as system and all and still i could not track then i just decided its time to go to extremes to make sure NOBODY could just do ...
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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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How to reset your Android system folder

I've done some messing around with root and I want to just restore my galaxy s4 to how it was when I first got it. I've done "factory resets" but all it does is wipe data. I need to restore my system ...
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Orkia PP555 Tablet: How to Factory-Reset

Tablet Has Keys: Reset Power Menu Esc USB Does not Respond How to go into Recovery Mode or Factory-Reset (Not Hard Rest)? Tablet has locked due to too many wrong patterns.
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How to know if your phone has been rooted? [duplicate]

Rooting is like jailbraking for iPhones, right... Does factory-resetting let the user know if it was/is ever rooted by someone?
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Why isn't my SIM card working after factory reset?

After doing a factory reset on my Micromax Ninja A89(dual sim), I am unable to register on my service provider. Though my sim was working fine on the same device before the reset, but it is not ...
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Setting up a 2nd tablet to look like the 1st before resetting (and returning) the 1st?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and browsed the net and installed some apps on it - fortunately not many as it was basically getting a "test drive" and I had a feeling it wasn't being kept. I was ...
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Reinstall Android 5 phone: how to backup + restore Google Authenticator entries? [duplicate]

I'm about to factory reset my Android 5 phone. Amongst other things I have a whole bunch of Google Authenticator entries that I wish to backup before resetting, so that I can import them back later. ...
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Locked out of Straight Talk xt830c, factory reset not working

When I set up my Straight Talk Moto E XT830C Prepaid Android Smartphone, I did not enter a PIN. Now, I am locked out of my phone, and I can't bypass the "Enter PIN" screen. I tried selecting a factory ...
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Its taking too much time to setup first time after factory reset

My Android 5.1 is taking too much time to checking connection after factory resetting. what should i do? (and SKIP button is not working) it is connecting with a working wifi connection, but still ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) will not reboot or go into download mode

How do I get my Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) into download mode when it doesn't reboot? When booting, it just freezes on the "4G LTE" screen. When I boot into recovery mode, heimdall detect throws ...