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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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 do I regain access if there is no recovery partition?

I have an android tablet which has no recovery partition, as I have been told in the place where I bought it. When I hold the buttons for the recovery mode, the image of the robot with the front open ...
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what will happen to built in apps in galaxy note 1 n7000 after hard reset such as s pen?

my gt n7000 is getting slow, sometimes it restarts by itself and some application close by itself. i presumed the low device memory was behind all f this.i want to ask if hard reset will solve my ...
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Recovering photos after factory reset

So, I made a mistake. My LG G3 was Android Lollipop and I used a new method to root it (the video is on YouTube, a guy doing it on G Flex 2). Then I wanted to test something with CyanogenMod, so I ...
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Device manager / Erase wrong device

I went in to device manager and there were two devices that looked the same so I pinged them both one worked and the other came back inactive. I did and erase on it and then got an email saying my ...
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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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How can I reset my device without losing images on it?

I know I can backup and restore. But I just don't want the images to be deleted (either phone memory or sd card). Meaning, have the folder of the images remain, so that Gallery can read all the images ...
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Navigating rescue menu on Lenovo Caiphone S18

I've got a Lenovo Caiphone S18 (or "fake iPhone 5S"). The thing is that I've removed an APK called "Theme Manager", and now after the intro video boot I only can see a black screen. But if I touch the ...
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How to factory reset CyanogenMod?

We bought a used smartphone (samsung galaxy ace), and was suprised that it had a version name: cm7-democracy final edition 2012 (2.3.7 android) We wanted to reset it in the "Backup / reset" menu ...
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Cannot Factory Reset after Encrypting

I encrypted my phone but now want it not encrypted so have to factory reset. However, if I try to do this from the CWM Recovery it says -- Wiping data... Formatting /data... Error mounting /data! ...
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Shutting down resets the device

My android tab resets the device each time I shut it down, which means it never shuts down. Whenever I press shut down, it resets and restarts . Pls help
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I need to do a factory reset on my phone [duplicate]

I need to do a factory reset of my phone. I have the Alcatel one touch fierce 2 How and where do I back up my apps and data.
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DRM RESET function

what is the function of "DRM RESET" in backup & reset settings for android 4.2 smartphone Alcatel 7024w on T-Mobile. I know DRM is digital rights management, when would this option be utilized? ...
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factory reset dopo tablets lost pass word and no email

How to factory reset 7" dopo tablet lost pass word and no email tried holding power on down along with volume up can't get into my tablet
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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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My Samsung Magnet has a password set for messages only, how can i get it taken off without knowing the password?

There has to be a way to reset my password to open my messages on my Samsung Magnet phone...please help! Giving this phone to my mom to use but its useless for her if she cant use the messaging.
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Can't login with Gmail App/Play Store on tablet; Username/Password OK on desktop web browser

I've spent the last 15 or 30 minutes trying to login to the Gmail app and the Play Store on an ASUS TF-101 tablet. During the same time, I've visited a desktop computer, logged out, re-entered the ...
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Error after hard reset: “Control GI Camera has stopped”

I recently did a factory reset on my Kyocera Hydro Edge (Boost Mobile) C5215 (rooted using Framaroot 1.9.3). Upon rebooting, I got the following error message: "Unfortunately, Control GI Camera has ...
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Backup contacts, photos, apps, remove google account, and replace with dummy account

I want to unlink my main Google account from my phone and use a dummy account instead. I don't really use any of Google's services on my phone like gmail, voice, etc. For security, loss reasons and to ...
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hard reset on my Alcatel 5035e does not work. what can I do?

The phone encounters continuous force closes of android acore, launcher and many other apps. I've done several factory resets And wipes but when I reboot the accounts and apps are still there. I tried ...
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Why does hard rest not work? errors and apps still there

My Alcatel 5035e is encountering so many consecutive errors and force closes of many different proceesses., the most common is android core and launcher Why is it that when i do wipe/ hard reset it ...
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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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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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How to reinstall Playstore?

Do you have any Idea to reinstall Playstore? Do I need to Flash it? Do I need to reset factory? Do I need to download apk? Can you help me? Please? Device:Cloudfone 700d tv I don't know how to ...
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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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SMS Recovery For Android (o+ 8.37)

how do i recover my messages? i accidentally factory reset my phone and it flushed all the stuffs in my internal memory and along those stuffs are important messages. please i really need help on how ...
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Factory data reset not working after root attempt

I tried to root my HTC rhyme but could not do it properly. I have unlocked bootloader though. Everything was fine for a long time after that but my mobile has gone very slow now and i wanted to ...
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New Samsung Galaxy S4 mini failed to update firmware

I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and started updating the firmware OTA. For some reason the firmware upgrade failed and now I can not start the phone. I have done a hard reset, but instead ...
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Setup Motorola Moto G 2nd gen without sim card

Can I reset and resetup my Motorola Moto G 2nd gen [XT1068] smoothly without having a sim card inserted? I don't want the setup system to want my sim card because every setup it auto enables the ...
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Galaxy S3 Restored itself unexpectedly and lost all contacts

I was changing my phone´s battery to a newly charged one. when the phone was starting it showed as if the phone was brand new. it seems the phone restored itself to factory settings and I cannot find ...
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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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Isn't Factory Reset exactly the same as wiping /data and /cache?

According to this article, /data ... Wiping this partition essentially performs a factory reset on your device, restoring it to the way it was when you first booted it, or the way it was after ...
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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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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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Will a factory reset wipe the apps that i have installed?

If I factory reset my device will it wipe all my apps and music like Clash of Clans? I want to know before I do this to my device.
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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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bsnl is709c android tablet is not booting up [duplicate]

My BSNL penta IS709C tablet got locked after too many unlock attempts. After that I tried to hard reset by pressing BACK + HOME + MENU buttons together with the power button but in vain. Tablet ...
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Unlocking from kids mode back to factory settings

My grandkids installed and lock kids mode on my galaxy tab4. I however don't know the password. How can I unlock this back to factory setting??
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What happens if I factory reset the phone after upgrading to Lollipop? [duplicate]

I have updated the OS from Kitkat to Lollipop using system update. Now I want to factory reset. Does anyone know that after the factory reset Lollipop OS remains or it reverts to Kitkat?
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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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“no external storage available” After Phone ReSet

I have Xperia V i rooted it and i have 5.0.2 CM Rom After While Of Using it ihave no problem but i get bored and factory reset my phone after that every thing work Fine My Sd card work ok BUT My ...
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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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Can I virtualize existing Android device? [duplicate]

Is there any way to convert existing Android device into virtual machine? I'm going to do factory reset and pretty sure that some valuable passwords etc. will be lost after it. That's why it would be ...
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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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Is there a way to Factory reset my HTC One M7?

Is there a way to Factory reset my HTC One M7? I want to completely wipe it and restore it to how it was when I first turned it on. So all apps, pictures, phone numbers, music, everything gone. ...
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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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Will full disk encryption prevent apps to loading on boot?

I had an device that had full disk encryption and an anti-thief app installed as system and root and i should be able to send SMS to whatever SIM card an thief could put it( i would receive an sms ...
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where is factory data reset option on Android 2.3.5?

Where is the Factory Data Reset option on an HTC ChaCha Android 2.3.5 phone? I haven't been able to find the option anywhere, and it is recommended to free up memory, which is short in this phone. ...
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Completely wiping all contents and storage in SmartQ T10 tablet. No Recovery, no CWM, no ADB

I wanna hard reset my SmartQ T10 so memory and internal storage become fully deleted, but my device does not have such option in Settings, nor there is ClockWorkMod Recovery released for it. I did ...
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Can't find some apps in play store while others don't work

After I factory reset my s4 some apps was reinstalled easily, while others didn't work as it used and some can't be found in play store(youtube downloader). All music downloader won't work. I had ...