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 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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Injoo Fire Plus 3G : How hard reset (what are the keys to press )?

I have Injoo fireplus 3G. and I have tried a lot of options (keys) to hard reset/factory reset. I have tried following combination after R and D on web but failed. My android have kitkat version of ...
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What are the different ways to initiate an android phone erase

This morning I woke up without my alarm. My alarm hadn't gone off because my phone wasn't working. On the screen I had a message "Erasing...". The screen looked similar to this (source: ...
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Can you bypass the FRP on a Huawei Mate 8?

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 and I can't set it up due to the Google account verification in the setup process. I've messaged the seller asking for the account details but he doesn't know. I don't ...
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Can I bypass the Google Verification on my Huawei Mate 8? [duplicate]

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 and I can't set it up due to the Google account verification in the setup process. I've messaged the seller asking for the account details but he doesn't know. I don't ...
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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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Asus zenfone 5 : needed to reset my phone to factory version

I am new on this site, and I am redirected from stackoverflow.com today, for my below question. I searched certain websites about how to reset the phone to the older version. The factory reset ...
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Can I wipe my phone even if I use it for 2-step verification?

I fear that if I reset my phone to factory defaults I'll never be able to access my Google Account again, since I use the Google Authentication app on it to provide the 2nd step of the verification. ...
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Contacts not synced after factory reset

I factory reset my Moto G (Android 5.1) yesterday. After restart my some contacts were not synced in the phone. I checked at Gmail. Those missing contacts are not even showing in Gmail. I also tried ...
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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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Upon setup, cannot establish a reliable connection

My GoClever Orion 785 (Jellybean) tablet froze and wouldn't proceed past the initial boot screen. I had to perform a hard reset via the power and vol+ buttons and prepared myself to reconfigure the ...
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Many bugs appearing on factory reset

I have a Lava Iris X8 device running Android 4.4 Kitkat. One day it showed a error "Unfortunately com.android.phone has stopped. " It wasn't detecting the SIM card too. I looked up this problem on ...
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Nexus 5 failed recovery due to /data partition

I got a nexus 5 off of eBay, the seller said he had tried to root it and failed so I thought I would have a crack at it. I thought it would be an easy restore but I ran into a few problems: Phone ...
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Kindle Fire HD Stuck - Recovery broken and cant acess fastboot

Ive had my Kindle Fire HD for quite a while now. I rooted it about 9 months ago and its been working fine. I now want to do a system reset and a bit more hacking on it. When i go to factory-reset my ...
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Factory reset is disabled by kill switch on LG L16C

I cannot do a factory reset on a LGL16c, it comes up with screen to confirm reset and agreeing to wipe data, I say yes to both. Then it comes up with a screen that says Factory reset is disabled ...
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How to bypass “Verify your account” on a samsung galaxy j2 [Solved]

Hello i am unable to bypass "Verify your account" After installing and opening this "RootJunky APK" from this answer What opened settings then i did a factory reset -> Back up and Reset -> Factory ...
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WiFi won't stay on after factory reset

I have PendoPad 7" tablet (PNDP5M7BLK) on Android 5.0.2. My wife reset it using factory reset, and the WiFi won't stay on so I can't connect to internet. Any ideas?
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Recover encrypted photos

I had recently recovered my stolen lg l16c and had to factory reset to unlock How do I decrypt my SD card photos
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Tablet not responding after restart

Here is my problem, I was trying to use screen mirroring with my Xperia tablet, not working with the tablet but working with my phone.... all of that to say I restarted the tablet to try to get it to ...
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What is the right way to backup my whole phone?

I did a factory reset last night, and I'd like to try to mod my G1 but I want to make sure I have a good, complete recovery image. Preferably one that will restore things like my K9 mail settings, in ...
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Android boot loop after fresh install

Phone: Nexus 4 with the latest android 5.1.1. Accidentally I broke my screen and turned off my phone. After a month my screen was replaced and then I got stuck in the boot loop at the start. I've ...
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android won't factory reset

so, i've been having trouble with my phone lately so i decided to back up my data and factory reset, but every time i wan't to do it the ''reset phone'' button does not work, i can't even press it, i ...
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Tablet stuck in erasing loop after failed factory reset

This will probably be obvious stupid question for you but im hopeless. I tried to do factory reset on my Lenovo Yoga tablet but I turned it off while it was erasing.....i know it was super stupid but ...
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Is a factory reset from recovery different from one started in the OS?

Galaxy S4 I9505 on 5.1 Stock Handset has stability issues and I can't find a clear answer if a factory reset started in the OS runs the same process as one started via recovery?
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Would factory reset revert the Android update? [duplicate]

I have upgraded the software to Android Marshmallow and want to format my phone. After formatting, would I be having Marshmallow or inbuilt one (i.e., Lollipop)?
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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 can I reset my rca viking pro 10 inch

I need to know how to reset my RCA Viking Pro 10.1 tablet running Android 5.0. It is asking for a lockscreen password after installing a VPN for Northwestern University but we cannot remember what ...
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Smart phone factory reset, but forgot google account — bricked now? [duplicate]

Motorola Moto E LTE XT1528 (Verizon) running Android 5.1 I bought this phone in Aug, 2015. I have the box, the receipts and a copy of the transaction from Best Buy via ebay. (EDIT: the boatloader ...
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Desire 626 asking for previous gmail account after factory reset

I have bought a secondhand HTC Desire 626 and when I turned it on it was asking for the previous user's gmail details. I then loaded up the boot menu/dos menu by holding the volume - and power for 5 ...
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What is hard reset and what is factory reset?

It is mentioned at XDA Developers that one should do Factory reset or hard reset. I'm a bit confused about what is hard reset? Factory reset I suppose is using the option in settings to reset phone ...
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4.1.2 Factory Reset Fail — mkdir /data/app fail. err is -1

So, I have a rooted (may have reverted by now, cannot be sure, will explain why below) 4.1.2 Android, Kruger&Matz LIVE 1. Full story is this: Went to bed at about 19 (really tired after working) ...
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Pattern lock/factory reset

My daughter put a pattern lock on my phone and now I can't unlock it. What can I do? Have tried the master resets but just reset the phone. Is anything else? HTC desire 510
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How to factory reset my phone without using the screen?

So I have a phone that my friend jacked with. He said he could get the phone to play an app it isn't compatible with by replacing the build.prop for my Pantech Flex with the build.prop for a Samsung ...
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How to reset a Nikon COOLPIX S800c camera?

I have a Nikon S800c. I forgot my unlock pattern and now the camera asks for my Google account. I'm facing two problems: I can not set up Wi-Fi since the device is blocked. Being a camera, it has no ...
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I have a RCA tablet (Model: RCT6203W46) that is stuck on the password screen

I have tried all the different resets and none of them worked. I get almost no touch response except for when I tap it really fast but even then it doesn't do much. I know the calibration is off for ...
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Cyanogenmod: Encryption unsuccessful

I encrypted my phone. That worked fine. Then I installed another version of Cyanogenmod. This cannot decrypt the data (which is OK: There is no important data on the phone). It tells me to perform a ...
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Htc desire 626s

I want to factory reset an htc desire 626s that has a pin in which I no longer have access to. When I try the basic hard reset by holding power & vol down, I get to the bootloader menu but theres ...
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Reformatting tablet from ZIP file

I am trying to reformat a tablet for a friend which seems to have some virus on it. Doing a hard reset has had no effect; there are still strange apps and behaviour on the device. It's a generic ...
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Please help ASAP Android zte [duplicate]

How to bypass startup email screen after restart Android zte? I have soft reset phone, now it wants a email tht has already been logged into phone before... Please help
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Phone is locked and Volume Keys don't work

I have HTC Wildfire s, It is locked and asks for google account because of many pattern tries however I have seen that there are two methods to reset it, one is by settings and other is by volume ...
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How to restore Sony Xperia M when asking for password to decrypt storage?

My sister came up with her phone asking for password to decrypt storage and she said she didn't set any password. I can't put the phone on USB Debugging cause i don't have access to phone settings. I ...
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PLEASE HELP Hp 10 plus keeps reseting after i restart it

My HP 10 plus tablet seems to reset every time I boot it ,it started when I used King root then unrooted then tried wiping data and cache I need. Help because this is my only tablet and I use it a lot ...
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Unlocking a broken-screen nexus 6

I have a pretty stock nexus 6. It has whole-disk encryption turned on, AFAIK (I didn't change any settings from when I first got it, and requires the PIN to boot up). I dropped it yesterday, during ...
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Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S5 from another Region

I plan to factory reset my Samsung Galaxy S5. This device is region-locked to the Middle East. With help from the device's accompanying documents, I unlocked the device by making at least five minutes ...
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How to Factory Reset Lenevo S998 Smart Phone

Need to Factory reset my Lenevo S998 phone because I can not access my phone due to wrong password. Already I tried to reset with Vol Up + Vol Down + Power . I also tried Vol Up and Power ...
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How to fix “Invalid IMEI ” after Factory reset?

The question is simple "How to fix "Invalid IMEI " after Factory reset?" After factory reset my phone starts showing "Invalid IMEI" on both SIM slots and I can't call or to being called. The phone is ...
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Factory reset on htc one mini 2 doesn't work

I'm trying to do a factory reset on my HTC one mini 2 following the instructions on HTCs website here: http://www.htc.com/uk/support/htc-one-mini-2/howto/511217.html I can't access settings (it dumps ...
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How to reset a device to factory settings when it is stuck at boot animation

I have a Lava Iris X1 running Android KitKat 4.4. The device remains stuck on boot animation during boot. I have several questions: Can I perform a factory reset to fix this issue? If so, how? ...
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Android System problem - Unable to share files, do factory reset

I am using a Micromax P362 tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly bean (rooted). This problem occurred a month ago. The app named "Android System" appeared in the 'Downloaded' section of apps. Yet it is not ...
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How to reset my password on my Mikona MHTMID-B733QC16X-P Tablet? [closed]

How do I reset my password on my Mikona tablet MHTMID-B733QC16XP as there's no volume buttons?