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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Is it possible to preserve the Device ID while doing a factory reset?

Does factory reset restore the Device ID or create a new one? I have a rooted device that I would like to restore but want to keep the ID so that I won't have the issue of creating new accounts on ...
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Android remote factory settings restore

My friend has asked me about the possibility of do a remote "factory settings restore" in his android devices. He works with android tablets and needs to do an automatic factory-reset every day. Do ...
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Can thief unlock stolen phone that was locked by Android Device Manager?

My phone was recently stolen. Luckily, I enabled Android Device Manager awhile ago. So, I locked the phone via the web app of Android Device Manager. Can the thief unlock my phone? I'm not asking ...
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How to factory reset S3 with screen not working but phone working?

My phone turns on, I hear notifications when I receive SMS (as sound works) but the screen is damaged. Nothing displays at any time and I cannot interact with touch. I have replaced my damaged phone ...
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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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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 ...
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Mediacom 932i in loop at start. Chances Of Data Recovery before Factory resetting?

my tablet Mediacom 932i got bricked (at the start Mediacom Logo in loop forever) A simple request: Is Factory Reset the onlY way to make it start again? (no problem, I can do it) But I would love not ...
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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 ...
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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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Everything Disappears After Reboot

I used my tablet as usual and shut it down. The next evening I turned it on, audio sonic came on screen then Android but then this repeated several times, when it did start up I had no little icons ...
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How to do a full factory reset and clean the phone completely?

I've been flashing my LG Optimus L7 numerous times with various Custom ROMs and now I'd like to return to the official firmware. I've factory reset my phone, flashed the v20D official firmware with ...
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Whatsapp, Wechat not supporting on Samsung Galaxy Y after factory reset

Today i reset my phone samsung galaxy y. Then i go to google play to download whatsapp & wechat but they show your device isnt compatable with this version. now not supporting after factory ...
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I'm trying to factory reset my phone but…?

...when it reaches the point where it asks to confirm my PIN, an error message saying "Unfortunately, Android keyboard (AOSP) has stopped". So i'm unable to type my pin in. Any suggestions?
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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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How to revert phone to state before last-but-one factory reset?

Two days ago I found my non-rooted Nexus 5 in my pocket asking me which language I like. It looks like it has been factory-reset, and I suppose that one of my corporate accounts has reacted on ...
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htc wildfire s android 2.3 broken volume key AND pin locked impossible to recover?

debugging mode disabled volume keys broken pin locked STOCK ROM pin locked and no option to reset via google despite multiple attempts of failed pin entry Can't hard reset with no volume buttons ...
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How to recover apps from a factory reset?

I have some apps installed on my device and I want to perform a factory reset. Is there a simpler way to re-install my applications after the reset (with the least possible number of user ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 not working after FACTORY RESET & HARD RESET

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Everything was just fine a week ago, untill it started freezing like 10 times a day. I deleted the apps i recently installed but the phone kept on freezing. yesterday i ...
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My phone got factory reset and all data wipes, can I find out how?

Today morning after a long taxi ride (I am travelling this week, persobal vacation), I took my phone from my pocket and it seemed to be turned off. I switched it on and the phone started up as it was ...
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Is it possible to install Nexus factory reset images on other Android devices [duplicate]

The device I want to install Nexus onto is the Onda VI10 tablet. I found some Nexus factory images here, and I would like to install them. Is this possible?
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How to factory reset android (4.1) tablet without boot menu?

My 8-year old son have a Denver TAC-76001, he loves testing settings etc. After setting a pin-code password he cannot recall the code. Since we cannot start the tablet I have tried make a factory ...
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Factory reset upon unlocking

For security reasons, I want to be able to specify two lock passwords (or patterns) as follows : One for normal unlocking the device. Another one if entered, the device will factory reset itself ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) cannot wipe data/factory reset [duplicate]

I'm trying to factory reset nexus 7. But smth went wrong (see screenshots). Why all this errors can occur? What can I do to bring my tablet to live? Could it be hardware issue? Recovery mode ...
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Downgrade Nexus 4 from 4.4 to 4.2 [duplicate]

I have recently updated my Nexus from 4.3 to 4.4 . But having an immediate requirement i would like to downgrade back to 4.2 . I originally bought it with 4.2. Any step by step to downgrade back ...
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Can “find my phone” still track my Samsung Galaxy s4 after factory reset?

Just lost my samsung Galaxy s4 this weekend. If the thief has removed the sim card and reset to factory mode, does the "find my phone" app still work or does it also get removed. Been trying to track ...
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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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How do I factory reset/wipe Galaxy Note 2 with no screen?

My phone's LCD is broken but the rest of the phone works 100%. I can't do the normal steps to erase the phone because I can't interact with the menu on the screen to do so. I would like to erase ...
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How do I reset the input language to English when I can't read the current language?

I have a Nexus 4 with the latest OS. I accidentally set the input to Arabic. Now I don't know how to reset to English. I tried re-booting but it did not revert to English. I would like to avoid a ...
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Google Authenticator and Switching or Resetting your Phone

My phone isn't working so well, so I'd like to factory reset it. However, I use Google Authenticator for a number of different websites. How can I resume using it after I rest my phone? Can I wipe ...
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How do I do remove a lock pattern from samsung gt-i5800?

I have a samsung gt-i5800 and I forgot the pattern, and after too many tries, it puts me on a screen on which it asks me to login with a google account, which I've tried but nothing has worked. I ...
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Factory reset: prestigio multipad 7.0 ultra plus tablet pc pmp 36 70b

How to factory reset prestigio multipad 7.0 ultra plus tablet pc pmp 36 70b? It boots to gmail sign in page, then it says wrong password, though it's not connected to the internet, it doesn't even ...
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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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how to survive a program from factory reset

I want to that a program / software like facebook/gmail/ or any game will survive after factory reset with its configuration as before reset means email id password automatically configured after ...
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How to prevent Motorola Cliq from factory reset upon startup?

I have a Cliq (MB200) which I successfully rooted. I would like to permanently disable the Motoblur application which always appears at startup. Until now I've been using the "#eebluroff" code to ...
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How to hard reset a Samsung Galaxy GT-i5800?

My Samsung Galaxy GT-i5800 has had the wrong pass entered too many times, and now it's not opening up. So how do I do a factory reset on it, since all the workarounds I've tried (phoning it, mashing ...
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t-mobile zte v768 concord factory reset [duplicate]

I have a t-mobile concord it was locked to a specific carrier after receiving the phone I had to unlock it for my present carrier, I'm considering a factory reset and I want to know if after the reset ...
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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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How to use Titanium Backup to keep stuff through factory reset?

I'm looking to factory reset my Nexus 4, which is currently running CyanogenMod 11 M7, because of an issue inside the ROM that requires a reset (Themes Provider crashing on every launch). I have ...
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Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? [duplicate]

Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? Does it vary by ROM - I'm on CyanogenMod 11 M7 Nexus 4, will it?
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Problem with resetting Simply Tabletz tablet, no reset or volume buttons

I have a tablet that was marketed by simply tablets, I have had it for about a year and it has worked great, until two days ago, then all of a sudden I get the start screen that says simply tablets ...
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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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Galaxy Nexus restarts non-stop before completely booting

I'm aware of the suddenly restarts of the Galaxy Nexus, but in my case it restarts before managing to boot completely and it does that in a non-stop loop. It happened while my phone was on a stand by ...
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How to clear/wipe an Android phone before selling it?

I have two phones, the LG GT540 optimus and Samsung GT-i5800, both using Android 2.1, and I intend to sell them in the near future. Before selling (just like before selling a HDD), I want to wipe all ...
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Reinstall Samsung Stock Apps

A few months earlier, I got a Samsung Galaxy S4. Immediately I rooted it and used NoBloat to unistall some stock apps. One of those apps was Gear Manager, since I didn't plan to get one at the time, ...
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turn off mobile after some time when done factory reset

I lost my data from android device manager app from web. I have mistakenly click erase button in web. I have wipe data factory reset in samsung s2 i9100 using ClockworkMod Recovery (Process). Done, ...
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Will resetting my unlocked phone to factory settings lock it again?

I have an unlocked G1 that is freaking out on me in various ways. If I "restore factory settings" am I going to wind up locking it?
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Will a Factory Reset on an unlocked Samsung S2 4G T989 from T-Mobile relock the phone?

I have a Samsung S2 4G T989 from T-Mobile which is unlocked. It is currently using ion Indian carrier. I want to Factory Reset it. Will it be locked again after performing a reset? I don't have any ...