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 get back photo gallery pictures after factory resetting LG phone?

How can you get back erased photo gallery pictures after factory resetting (by Setup Wizard) LG phone ?
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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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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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I just reset my android phone, how do I recover my Chrome bookmarks?

I just reset my Moto G, hoping that the Chrome bookmarks would be synced to my account but they haven't and I lost them all. They were extremely valuable and I want all of them back. Please let me ...
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Asus Zenfone 5 phone not turning on after factory reset

I received an error message on my phone Unfortunately, the process.android.process.acore has stopped. So I have tried to factory reset it. Now it doesn't turn on at all. It just shows the Intel ...
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Unable to factory reset gt-s5830i

I'm in a big trouble let me explain. I have a GT-s5830i where I installed MIUI, I have also CWM Recovery 5.0.2.8. Now for many reasons I would like to factory reset my device to it's original ROM, ...
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Is is enough to do this as to hide data?

I had an optimus vu(sold) and i wanted to encrypt data but found no such option on it. I directly resetted it then started filling it up then resetted (did this process 3 times). Is it enough to make ...
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Is all data lost after factory reset?

I had an LG Optimus I phone (LG E410f) with Android (can't remember the exact version now, but I believe it was 4.1.2) -- and I had OI Notepad pp installed (app home is here). There were some very ...
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Using a mouse during initial setup

My phone is an Alcatel onetouch 3. The screen is cracked and completely unusable and the phone has been factory reset. Is there a way to use a mouse during the initial setup so I can use it to ...
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Factory reset on mako with broken digitizer and TWRP installed

I want to factory reset a mako with a broken screen and digitizer so I can sell it. The device is rooted and there is TWRP recovery and Cyanogenmod installed. As the screen and digitizer are broken I ...
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Phone hard-resetting after battery died once. Is it bricked?

While factory-resetting my Micromax A120, my phone battery died. I charged it up and switched it on. I see the Android bot has come up again with the nut rotating, indicating it is still resetting. ...
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How to factory reset a android sunrise

My Phone is an Lg Sunrise and it wont let me factory rest nor is the volume down and lock button working so what else could I do
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Hard Reset Fail on huawei mediapad

When i tryed to Hard reset my Huawei Mediapad the Android logo apears but when it gets to the loading on 10% Big red FAIL apears and small yellow text says Update Failed Press the Power key for 10 ...
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does factory reset delete my gmail contacts, drive files, google plus photos e.t.c?

I have a Note 4 and this is my first smartphone ever. So I'm illiterate about all these sync, backup, restore, reset stuff on smartphones. I setup the phone to sync all my contacts, google drive, ...
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Sony M4 Aqua hard reset

My Sony Xperia M4 aqua seems to be corrupted. It does boot but settings, internet, network, contacts doesn't work. I tried to use the factory reset method ( volume + power) but it doesn't seem to work....
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htc816g “no command” problem

i tried updating my htc 816 g it got stuck in the middle of the update saying "no command"? i even tried the factory reset but nothing is working. Please help as soon as possible.
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How long should a factory reset take?

I did a factory reset on my LG Optimus L70, and it showed a screen that said "Erasing..." Shortly after, it showed the MetroPCS splash screen, and it's been stuck on this screen for over 2 hours. How ...
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remove Gmail Account on Pre-Owned Galaxy s GT-I9000 used to activate mobile [duplicate]

Hard Factory Reset on Galaxy S GT-I9000 firmware version 2.3.3 Build Gingerbread doesn't delete or remove previous owners Gmail Account on my Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. All Apps have ...
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Make sure my app is on after factory reset

I'm making an app that I intend to put onto a bunch of tablets before giving them away in a give away. However obviously the people who get the tablet will use there google accounts, so is there ...
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How do I export Telegram contacts to my phone?

I'm new here. My little brother accidentally touched the "reset factory" button in settings, and now I don't have my contacts on my phone! I have 1500 (almost 400 business) contacts with more than ...
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Wipe Android phone before selling [duplicate]

What is the smartest way, before selling a mobile phone, to be sure that no one will be able to access my data? In my case we are talking about an LG G4.
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RCA TABLET RCT6773W22 frozen screen

Its frozen on the RCA screen with the 2 white dogs.. It the tablet doesn't have volume button on it how can reset it or what can be done
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Phone Factory Reset without carrier apps

I am trying to reset my phone (Samsung Galaxy X Cover 3) to factory defaults, using "Settings->Backup and Reset->Factory data reset". However, there is a step that the carrieer (Orange) has added, it ...
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How to factory-reset a tab that has no volume keys?

I forget the unlock password of my tablet. I try to factory reset but it doesn't have a volume key it have only the power button. So how do I reset my device?
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Why does my phone show “Android is upgrading…” dialogue whenever I switch it on?

I am using Infocus m260 (running Android 5.0.2) from the last month. I don't know what happened, but sometimes when I am using the device, it gets switched off automatically and shows this dialogue: ...
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Complete copy of phone's root folder include sms messaging database?

Today, my lame-o ZTE Obsidian on the T-Mobile network tried to update its system software and is now stuck in a boot-loop. Tried numerous fixes to no avail. I have no problem with a factory reset, but ...
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Generic Chinese Tablet Stuck On “Erasing” Screen During Factory Reset

My generic Yuntab Q88 chinese tablet is stuck on the "Erasing" screen during factory reset. I don't know what to do because, I am a complete N00B at this. :/ What can I do? I can fix the Windows OS, ...
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Sony Xperia Z locked screen, no internet connection, does not connect to computer

I have a bit of an issue with my old Sony Xperia Z phone. A couple of months ago I lent it to a friend (now ex friend) who decided she would change the pattern lock. When she returned the phone she ...
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After doing a hard reset, there's no Play Store

I had some problems with Play Store and Play Services so I did a hard reset but there's no Play Store when I reboot it. I tried to manually install it along with Play Services but it won't work, it ...
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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 ...