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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Will factory resetting make my rooted device unbootable?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Core 3 Plus running Android 4.3 with Kingoroot and now I want to factory reset it. Is it safe to do that? I am using the stock ROM.
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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?
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How to backup 'Favorite tracks' playlist

Have a Samsung Galaxy 4S (SPH-L720) running Android 5.0.1. Ever since upgrading Android, phone hangs or reboots randomly at least once or twice a day. I would like to try restoring to factory ...
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Rooting catch 22

I have a Nexus 5 phone purchased from Google, running Marshmallow (MMB29S). Recently it started misbehaving. When I try to open the "Data Usage" settings, they hang. So I asked on some forums and ...
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Lost then re-found phone

I lost my android, and while it was lost I did the factory reset from the device manager through google. Since then, the phone has been found. In the off chance that the factory reset did not go ...
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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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Factory reset a rooted 4.4.4 and lost the keyboard

I factory-reset my Android 4.4.4 phone and lost my Swiftkey keyboard, which upon installing originally, I erased the standard Samsung keypad. Now only only voice is available, and I cannot get into ...
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Failed upgrade, now stuck in recovery mode(Myphone model:my27)

My phone is now stuck and when I turn it on, it says NO COMMAND/Error it happen when i update my system, because it always updates. I leave my phone at my room but when I came back, my phone says ...
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Nexus 5 (kitkat) does not boot into Bootloader mode - also cannot factory reset from ADM

I have an old Nexus 5 which I'm trying to use again because I dropped my current phone. This Nexus 5 was on 5.0 (the one with the swirling circles right?) and it boots up but I can't get into it. I ...
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ADB command to wipe data the phone?

I have 200 Russian Phones to flash with UK Firmware. Now when i flash the UK firmware through Odin, it works fine but Russian firmware is still on it, however it does become UK if i factory reset the ...
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Locked out of Mikona tablet, How to restore firmware

I have a Mikona MHTMID B1005DC-B 10.1 Android tablet. How do I hard reset this tablet? It has no volume buttons and is stuck on my password when booted up. Can I install an OS on SDcard and install ...
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Retrieve private mode pictures from Samsung device after factory reset

I got a Galaxy S6 recently and none of my private mode pictures were transferred from my Galaxy S5 when Sprint transferred everything to my new phone. My normal pictures appeared when I entered my ...
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Reformat / reset an unrooted phone and wipe /system

I'd like to reformat / reset my verizon Samsung S4 (SCH-I545, baseband **OF1, Android 5.0.1). After doing a number of tests and experimentation, I believe that there is a malicious binary sitting in /...
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Can't reboot to recovery mode

I have a galaxy grand prime.when i try to reboot into recovery mode with 3 button combo, clock mode dosn't start. it booted normally.how to solve this.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stuck in a Boot Loop

My phone is a SM-n910g absolutely no idea why its on a boot loop. and i cant even go to recovery mode by holding VOL Up + Home + Power it was constantly restarting even when it showed a blue warning ...
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Can I fix the issues I'm experiencing with applications by factory resetting the device?

I have LG Prada 3.0 P940 running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. I am experiencing a growing number of problems with apps, including system apps. For example, I used to use the ROM Toolbox app without any ...
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How bypass ZTE factory reset protection [duplicate]

I did a factory data reset on phone and it still wants the last synced Google account. I found phone and would like to bypass factory reset protection, how do I do it?
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Need direction on best course of action with an lg16c with Kitkat

I have recently started teaching myself Android systems, and I'm not sure if I bricked or what happened. Now I could seriously use some direction as to the best course of action. Somewhere in the ...
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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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The game that was previously working says 'it is not compatible with my device' after factory reset

I factory reset my Acer Liquid z160 Android phone because it was getting laggy and can't open some apps. Now it is fixed. But I now have a new problem. This game I was playing for months on this phone,...
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Uninstalled app reappears after boot

I have a problematic LG P715 which keeps randomly rebooting every few seconds after boot, and I'd like to remove some sensitive data before sending it to a random technician. I cannot factory erase ...
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Restore galaxy s5 stuck on setup wizard due to abnormal factory reset

I bought a used Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 online that the previous owner did a hard (factory) reset on. Now it is stuck on the setup wizard due to abnormal factory reset, that is linked to previous ...
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Can preloaded apps be restored when Factory reset-ed

I have deleted some preloaded apps. If I restore mobile (Factory reset) Will the preloaded apps be restored? Will my device remain rooted or will I lose root? Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (GT ...
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how to set two different passwords for screen lock and factory reset

I want to set up my android phone such that it should not have any screen lock but it should ask for a password when i try to factory reset it. I have tried so many websites for this trick but could ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 not powering on and unable to do factory reset

What happened is my tablet froze. I tried to restart the tablet by holding the power button, however it stayed on the Samsung screen and did not proceed to the home screen. Eventually I was able to ...
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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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Hard Reset and Factory Reset is not working anymore

When I am trying to do factory reset, my phone only restart. And I cant perform Hard reset because if I want to go to recovery mode, it will restart only. I seems like the recovery mode is destroyed. ...
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If I do a factory reset on my Android, will I lose my Tracfone talk, text, and data minutes?

I recently added talk, text, and data minutes from a Tracfone card and want to reset my phone without losing my service.
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Resetting Nexus 6 requires previous account

Same wifi previous person registered on the phone left I reset the phone after language selection (and wifi selection), I get the problem Device says This device was reset. To continue, sign in ...
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I have custom rom installed but I have a problem

i installed a custom rom. now I want to open recovery but when I open it says "do you want to start factory reset (it will delete everything in phone)" I don't want everything to be deleted I just ...
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How to unroot and remove a custom kernal on android

I have had my Samsung s5 mini (G800F) for some time now and am looking to sell it. I rooted the phone and used a custom kernal that allowed OTG support for the phone. How do I remove the root and the ...
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Need to reset/reformat the Mikona MHTMID-B718DC8-B tablet

I need to reset my Mikona tablet to factory settings, except unlike in the advice I've found in and around, this tablet doesn't have volume keys, so that rules that out. It also doesn't have an ...
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How to do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4?

I decided to try encryption on my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 wifi version just for fun. But during encryption process (somewhere at the end) it turned off the screen and hung. Anyway my tablet was ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 will not factory reset - data partition corrupted

I have a galaxy s3 and it was working seemingly fine (other than I needed to delete some things soon because I was running out of storage space.) It was sitting down untouched and restarted and booted ...