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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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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How does back up data works in doing a restore factory in android device?

Im planning to do a restore factory in my android device but I'm quite curious about this back-up data thing. How does it work? Does back up data means it will automatically restore my apps and other ...
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Is there anyway to upgrade to jelly bean while internal memory and resetting

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with ICS. I want to upgrade my phone to Jelly Bean OS, but I don't have a good enough WiFi connection or enough knowledge, so I want to take the phone to a phone repair ...
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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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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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How to boot an encrypted S2 after Wipe without being asked for the encryption password which is no longer accepted?

On my encrypted S2, I started to install CM following these instructions. Rooting the phone worked fine. But after I wiped it from the Volume-up/home/power-key console, I was not able to locate the ...
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Will the ''wipe data/factory reset'' in ClockworkMod also remove my backups I have done?

I currently have CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2.1) on my Galaxy SIII. I used ClockworkMod to flash the ROM. Now, after using the ROM for a while, I want to try some other ROMs, so I made a backup of ...
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How do I factory reset my HTC Desire?

I got an old HTC Desire (the first model) which I need to reset. I've tried to hard reset my phone using the instructions here: ...
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How to do Factory Reset

I know the topic has been covered here. But this is something different. I got a Tablet in my workplace to work with. It has a primary email Id for which I don't know the password. So to remove this, ...
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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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I factory-formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos

One month ago I accidentally formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos. I have tried so many programs like Dr.phone, recuva and so on – but i got nothing, or it required the phone to be rooted (I ...
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Stuck in recovery while doing factory reset

Having had problems in the past with battery draining too fast, I was advised to return it to factory settings. On doing this, it worked for a while. Now the same problem has started occurring ...
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Acer Iconia A500 factory reset won't restart

My Acer A500 froze, with a blank screen ( complaining of low memory at that time), so I did a factory reset. Now the screen comes up with the ACER logo but doesn't do anything else within hours; I've ...
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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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I have reset my phone samsung galaxy fit through factory data reset… Now my contacts are deleted

How can I recover my contacts? (They were stored on phone memory.) I have also saved all my sd card data.
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Blocking hard and master reset or internet access permanently on Samsung Galaxy phone

I have a porn problem and I want to either disable the ability to do hard or master resets on the Samsung Galaxy phone (the only way to get by certain site blockers of which I have setup an ...
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How do I hard/factory/whatever reset a 1.6 tablet that will not boot?

I have one of those cheap 7" China jobs which I use as an eBook reader and not much more. Suddenly it won't start, by which I mean that I see the "BIOS screen" with the green Android robot and the ...
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Factory reset an LG P500h

I just managed to prevent my LG P500h android phone from booting by uninstalling the home screen. I'm not a very smart man. Now, my phone can only get to the android logo, and is totally unusable. ...
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Samsung Galaxy encryption failed

I updated my GT-19100 Phone to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean from the previous version. For this venture it was necessary to decrypt my phone first. After the update I started again an encryption. The process ...
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Alternative way to perform factory reset

My friend's daughter was playing with the unlocking screen and of course she used up all the attempts and locked the device for good. Since this tablet was bought some time ago just for her amusement, ...
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Is doing a clean-flash the same as doing a factory reset?

My device running CM 10.2 has been giving me a lot of trouble especially with freezing randomly. I thought I'd do a clean flash using CWM Recovery but I was wondering if its the same thing as simply ...
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Can't download apps after factory resetting Samsung Galaxy S Duos

I recently factory reset my Samsung Galaxy S Duos and now i cannot download any apps from market. It says downloading and an error occurs. Help me.
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Nexus 7 won't do anything!

My Son had a problem with his Nexus 7, it wouldn't turn off or turn on. It just hung with the Nexus cross on the screen. I followed information regarding the re-seting by holding down the power ...
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Can I reset the Kindle Fire HD and power off without going to setup?

I just got a Kindle Fire HD which Im planning to give away as a gift to a friend. But I need to boot it and write a review on my website before giving it. So, how can I make it look like I never ...
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How do I factory reset my chinese tablet?

I have a Chinese tablet that I've tried to reset many times now. It doesn't work, so what can I do? I've tried factory reset it, but it still doesn't reboot. It gets stuck on the startup animation ...
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Strange Issue(Auto Touch) with Touch on HTC Desire X. Has anyone experienced this?

I have got a HTC Desire X about 3 months ago. I've quite enjoyed the features it comes with. For the past week or so, I have been facing with this strange issue. The touch screen acts as if it is ...
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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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What happens to my google account if I factory reset?

I've been using this Android phone for just over a year, but I'm worried about my Gmail and Google account which is connected to my phone. I want to change the email address on my Android because it's ...
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How do I delete all data from my Android phone?

My phone has got some error and I am returning it to the service center. As my phone contains my personal data, images and videos I would like to erase them so that they can never be recovered (even ...
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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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Factory reset without accessing phone settings

I have a Micromax A35 Android(2.3.5) phone which has been locked by repeated wrong attempts of the pattern lock. Now the display screen asks me to enter my Google account username and password, but ...
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How to factory reset Micromax A35 H/W ver v2.0 S/W v8_0_9

I tried all of above ideas but there is no display. Factory reset + and power button hold is shows various type of test about phone and i also tried fast mode solution device not detected with ...
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After phone reset - how to download all my apps from google play store?

In the web front end all my apps are still there and I added the google account in my phone. Now how do I get the apps down to the phone?
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Can't use storage after Factory Reset

My Mom sent me a Droid she didn't want. It was full of her stuff, so I did a factory reset on it. Now the phone won't let me use space for Dropbox. There is no SD card in the back by the battery, but ...
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How to properly factory-reset a Samsung Galaxy S2?

I did a factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy S2 like this: switch off phone hold down buttons Volume Up, Home and Power until phone boots into "Android System Recovery" mode select wipe/factory reset ...
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will i lose my pictures during a factory reset?

I accidentally deleted my app store and cant figure out how to get it back or open it again. I've read that I should do a factory reset. What will I lose if I do that? Im worried about my pictures.
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How to reset settings on Lava E-Tab Z7C

I rooted my Lava E-Tab Connect Z7C a few weeks ago. Then I tried some commands in a terminal emulator and ran some scripts in smanager to install a custom recovery. But it didn't work. Instead, ...
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What happens with my messages and contacts after factory reset

Lately i'm having some problems with my HTC EVO 3D. It freezes all of a sudden, sometimes the screen doesn't respond well to touch etc, and i have to do a hard reset. Since i believe it is due to a ...
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Samsung galaxy Y does not factory reset

Lately my samsung galaxy Y has been switching off at random times, and does not switch on again. Well it switches on, and the samsung logo appears, but then it just switches off again. I have tried ...
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how you can lose / keep IMEI over after factory reset?

Here it says as a solution for a type of a phone. There are other question ( upvoted) but closed by somebody marked as to localized. Of course it is localisez for each type... why don't want to allow ...
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I did factory reset without taking backup of messages. can i recover those messages?

I have did factory reset my phone with out taking backup of messages... its all important messages.. can i recover those messages back. if so, please guide me. Phone : HTC Explorer
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Unable to connect to network after factory reset

Today I did a factory reset on my phone (Galaxy y GT-S5360T) to attempt to free up some space (it worked, thankfully) and now I can't seem to connect to any wifi network. I am currently running the ...
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Safely “unmounting” USB for Galaxy?

I wanted to delete all of the music (not pictures or apps) off my phone, and I read that you should just plug it into the computer and delete them from there. I plugged it in, and though my phone is ...
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How to reset my phone without deleting the game data?

I need to know please how can i reset my android 4.1.2 symphony xplorer without deleting it's game data
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number of pattern matching attempt in android 2.3(Maxx msd7)

When i start my phone(Maxx msd7),i am getting "number of invalid pattern matching attempts" error in android 2.3.I am trying to perform factory reset at starup. I got the recovery menu at startup by ...
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HTC Cha Cha hard reset - stored phone numbers

My HTC Cha Cha won't turn on, so I want to hard reset it to factory settings. Is there a possibility of losing contacts stored on the phone? (They are very important to me).
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem? And another question too!

After factory reset my pictures, videos, and other media remained. Is it an indication of infection? Prior to the factory reset. Can you explain why my media wasn't deleted? It was supposed to wipe ...
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HTC explorer in boot loop after factory reset

I have an htc explorer. It is not rooted. Some time ago I performed a factory reset through settings. But since then, the phone is stuck in a boot loop. I have tried going through recovery mode and ...
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Invalid IMEI after factory reset

After factory reset my phone starts showing "Invalid IMEI" on both sim slots and I can't call or be called. What might be the problem? Android version; 2.2.1 , model: A601
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How to Install Android OS on mobile

I bought Android phone called KUBAO (Chinese phones model) Its says that it has Android Version 4.1.1 But its in Chinese Language in menu & when I change it to English language then its shows ...