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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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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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 ...
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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 OS....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...