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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Factory reset generic android device

I have a cheap generic Android tablet (a Groupon special) that won't boot. My theory is that the storage is full because this happened to two different tablets after installing apps. update: I learned ...
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How to delete everything?

My phone is either infected or simply has an error in one of my apps and gives me the com.android.phone stopped error (plus the one like 44 01 21, don't remember exactly). I took phone to the ...
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Galaxy S2 - Unable to perform a hard reset

My S2 froze, I took out the battery and restarted it but it kept freezing on the pin screen. I have tried both soft and hard resets but still cannot get the phone to work. When performing the hard ...
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Can the disk digger app restore a file even after factory reset

I recently read about how disk digger app works for android, I wanted to know if the app could search the memory and find the deleted files even after doing factory reset?
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Is it possible to wipe Samsung S5 finger print scanner data from recovery

I heard Samsung S5 has finger print scanner to unlock screen. How reliable is this? If I perform a data wipe or factory reset via recovery will the finger print lock still works?
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Android 4.1.2 Settings Subcategory missing

I have a japanese phone (Fujitsu F-02e) and recently I did a factory reset. After the factory reset I found out that the Accounts subcategory is missing. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back? ...
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Tab 2 recovering data from hung device

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 stuck on logo screen during reboot. I did go through several threads on this and other sites, and pretty much all of them suggested a factory reset, and not a single one said it ...
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Where is the factory reset button on Android 4.0.3?

I would like to do a factory reset of my Android phone. All guides on the internet I read show a factory reset button under the Privacy tab in Settings. However I don't have this button. Where is it ...
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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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Andriod device rebooting constantly

Because of processes stoped working and fixing them was taking too long with 0 rezults I tryed to reset it to factory settings but that didn't work so I also wiped the cache and media patitions and ...
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How can I get the first boot Android welcome screen again without doing a factory reset?

Is it possible to get the welcome screen again after going through it without having to wipe the device? I mean the screen where you pick language, configure your Wi-Fi, log into a Google account, ...
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On system restore, will I lose my software updates?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and have it updated to 4.1.2 from ICS. If I restore my phone to factory settings (either by going to settings or by rooting), will I lose my updates? If so, is there any ...
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Account sync interrupted, can't start it again

So after reinstalling the OS I went to sync using my google account but the device restarted (don't know why, its perfectly stable now) and after trying again the account would show as synced but 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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Semi-dead Tablet - Is this a touch screen trouble or just a software glich?

My tablet is HKC P077A with 8GB ROM, 512 RAM and a 7'' Touch screen (Android 4.0.3). I am having 2 problems When I switch on the tab, first "HKC" logo comes to screen and then disappears to show ...
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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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Did Custom Recovery flash my SD? Need help

So I was about to install a camera mod on my LG G2 (D802) via TWRP. I am no expert but I have used similar mods on my Android phones before without any problem. So I made a backup via Nandroid and ...
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GNex factory reset apparently doesn't write anything and I'm not able to update

my gnex (maguro) started rebooting frequently (like every 30 seconds). I hope is not an hardware fault and now I'm trying to restore a factory image so I can rule out any custom rom-derived problems. ...
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Dban on android

I am unable to use my phone it will not hold charge and dies quickly. I will be receiving a new phone tomorrow however I want to wipe my phone for my personal benefit. I have two questions; first will ...
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Spontaneous reset with complete loss of all personal data and settings

Yesterday my LG G2, running Android 4.2.2, spontaneously rebooted, and it showed the welcome wizard applications that you use when activating your phone for the first time. After skipping most of the ...
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factory reset of a Huawei Ascend H881C

My google play store is not working. Every time I go to download an app, it says no connectivity. I was told that I would have to reset my phone, but I'm scared that it will delete everything. I can't ...
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Files left after formatting

I factory reset my android phone. When I saw the log after formatting(yet no app installed), I was getting Processing Container com.mapswithme.maps.pro Container com.mapswithme.maps.pro-1 slate .. .. ...
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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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How do I factory reset when my Sprint LG phone that won't boot?

I have a Sprint LG model# LS670. When turning on the power it just displays the Android logo in a loop. How do I factory reset it?
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Wifi and Google Play access after factory reset for off contract Sprint HTC Evo 4G

I no longer use my old HTC Evo 4G I got from Sprint. I want to give it to my toddler so he can play games. Currently, since it is off contract it can't access the mobile network but it still can ...
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Not responding network

I installed a new system to my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 with android version 4.3. But unfortunately it didn't work well and the network once appeared and once disappeared. So I factory-reset system ...
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Which factory reset should I use?

I have the motorola droid 3 and it can be factory reset from either the settings menu or the recovery menu. What is the difference between the two?
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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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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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Unable to find any wifi connections

I am currently using an HTC One. Three weeks ago, I updated my phone to Android 4.3 and HTC Sense 5.5. Just three days ago, my HTC One can't find any Wi-Fi connections even if I am just sitting ...
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Bad LCD, Reset to Factory

I have a galaxy sII (i9200m) updated to the latest firmware and would like to do a factory reset. I have no idea how as the LCD is completely shot (solid black). Hope you can help. Thank you
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Why does my tablet reset every time I reboot?

I bought a tablet a few days ago. I was playing around with a wireless mouse and a USB OTG cable and decided to restart the tablet for some reason (I don't remember why). After that, when the device ...
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Factory reset after purchase

After purchasing a phone from the store should a factory reset be done to erase anything that the store or someone might have put in?
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New owner of phone and I need to get admin access!

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII that I got from work. When I got it it was on a vodafone plan and linked to the work gmail account. I left the company but bought the phone off them, returning the sim ...
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How to factory reset LG optimus L3 E405 from pc

I hav flashed a CWM recovery on my phone.... it shows this CWM recovery menu repeatedly,without booting into the system... please tell me to factory reset it through pc as the factory reset option in ...
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after a factory reset of galaxy s2 usb storage has disappeared

-I have Samsung Galaxy S-2 mobile, I was using its internal memory very well, I made a factory reset for my mobile and now i can't see the folder named USB storage in my files and when i tried to move ...
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Stuck in Boot Loop

I have an Android Jelly Bean, DOPO m7088, and its stuck in a boot loop. I did the hard resetting, wipe my data and everything and its still stuck. I've been searching the internet for weeks 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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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 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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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.