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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Resetting Nexus 6 requires previous account

Same wifi previous person registered on the phone left I reset the phone after language selection (and wifi selection), I get the problem Device says This device was reset. To continue, sign in ...
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How can I reset a ViewSonic Viewpad 7 - “recovery mode” isn't working

A friend is getting rid of all his old geek stuff before emigrating, and he's given me a second-hand ViewSonic Viewpad 7 (Model VS13761). Problem is, it's locked and he can't remember the unlock ...
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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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Inconsistent UIDS and wiping a data partition

I've inherited my wife's Android phone (GT540) when she got a newer, shining one :-) We think to have factory reset it (via the privacy option), and in fact it has finally stopped to refer to her ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Nexus 5 failed recovery due to /data partition

I got a nexus 5 off of eBay, the seller said he had tried to root it and failed so I thought I would have a crack at it. I thought it would be an easy restore but I ran into a few problems: Phone ...
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Kindle Fire HD Stuck - Recovery broken and cant acess fastboot

Ive had my Kindle Fire HD for quite a while now. I rooted it about 9 months ago and its been working fine. I now want to do a system reset and a bit more hacking on it. When i go to factory-reset my ...
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Factory reset is disabled by kill switch on LG L16C

I cannot do a factory reset on a LGL16c, it comes up with screen to confirm reset and agreeing to wipe data, I say yes to both. Then it comes up with a screen that says Factory reset is disabled ...
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How to bypass “Verify your account” on a samsung galaxy j2 [Solved]

Hello i am unable to bypass "Verify your account" After installing and opening this "RootJunky APK" from this answer What opened settings then i did a factory reset -> Back up and Reset -> Factory ...
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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
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Tablet not responding after restart

Here is my problem, I was trying to use screen mirroring with my Xperia tablet, not working with the tablet but working with my phone.... all of that to say I restarted the tablet to try to get it to ...
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What is the right way to backup my whole phone?

I did a factory reset last night, and I'd like to try to mod my G1 but I want to make sure I have a good, complete recovery image. Preferably one that will restore things like my K9 mail settings, in ...
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Android boot loop after fresh install

Phone: Nexus 4 with the latest android 5.1.1. Accidentally I broke my screen and turned off my phone. After a month my screen was replaced and then I got stuck in the boot loop at the start. I've ...
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android won't factory reset

so, i've been having trouble with my phone lately so i decided to back up my data and factory reset, but every time i wan't to do it the ''reset phone'' button does not work, i can't even press it, i ...
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Tablet stuck in erasing loop after failed factory reset

This will probably be obvious stupid question for you but im hopeless. I tried to do factory reset on my Lenovo Yoga tablet but I turned it off while it was erasing.....i know it was super stupid but ...
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Is a factory reset from recovery different from one started in the OS?

Galaxy S4 I9505 on 5.1 Stock Handset has stability issues and I can't find a clear answer if a factory reset started in the OS runs the same process as one started via recovery?
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Would factory reset revert the Android update? [duplicate]

I have upgraded the software to Android Marshmallow and want to format my phone. After formatting, would I be having Marshmallow or inbuilt one (i.e., Lollipop)?
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How to restore ColorNote notes after factory reset?

I forgot to backup my notes before factory reset and now apparently I have lost them all. Before doing factory reset though, Back up my data option in Settings >> Backup & Restore was checked but ...
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How can I reset my rca viking pro 10 inch

I need to know how to reset my RCA Viking Pro 10.1 tablet running Android 5.0. It is asking for a lockscreen password after installing a VPN for Northwestern University but we cannot remember what ...