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 hard reset a Samsung Galaxy GT-i5800?

My Samsung Galaxy GT-i5800 has had the wrong pass entered too many times, and now it's not opening up. So how do I do a factory reset on it, since all the workarounds I've tried (phoning it, mashing ...
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Locked out of Android Vortex MID *permission denied with ADB

Here's the back story: I bought an used Android tablet. The guy said the power connector was broken so the tablet wont be charged. I took it apart and figured out the battery was dead. I have an ...
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How does an android factory reset work? [duplicate]

When performing a factory reset, does Android remove all the added applications and user data or does it completely reflash an image of the OS I am running on jelly bean 4.3 stock
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Isn't Factory Reset exactly the same as wiping /data and /cache?

According to this article, /data ... Wiping this partition essentially performs a factory reset on your device, restoring it to the way it was when you first booted it, or the way it was after ...
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Personal data (contacts, sms, phone logs, settings, etc) gone after moving apps to a new microSD

I've just bought a 16gb Sandisk microSD and I moved some apps to that by using the functionality available under Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. I went through the list and I ...
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Nexus 4 factory reset [duplicate]

My nexus 4 originally came with android 4.2 JB. Since then I have gotten the 4.3 update. If i perform a factory reset sometime in the future will it go back to 4.2 or will the update be still in ...
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Can I restore downloaded paid apps after a factory reset?

I need to factory reset my phone. However, I need to know whether I will be able to download the applications I paid for on Google Play once I do the reset, and download them onto my phone at no ...
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If I factory reset my phone, will the uninstallable apps be deleted? [duplicate]

I'm planning to do a factory reset on my phone, but I'm worried that the uninstallable apps like the iReader and Youku will be deleted. :(
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Samsung Galaxy S2(Format or restore factory setting through pc?)

I accidentally sat on my Samsung Galaxy S2 and it has resulted in screen crack. I am planning of repairing it instead of buying a new one. The phone with the cracked screen works (except the screen) ...
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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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Remove Sensitive Data From Work Phone

I've moved on from a previous job, and as part of the process I need to return my work provided phone. I have factory reset the phone, as well as electing to erase the SD card. There was some ...
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Samsung GT-S5830M keeps restarting even after factory reset

I downloaded a game from Google Play some sort of Pac Man game. It alerted me that it was a large file game and recommended to download with wifi, which I did. After it installed I tried the game but ...
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How can I completely reset android samsung galaxy s 4g?

My phone has gotten extremely slow, and the GPS no longer seems to function which is the main reason I got the phone. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile. Is it possible to reset it ...
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Reset only the settings for HTC One

I have an HTC One (4.2.2) & I need to reset my settings ONLY, just the settings. Is there any way not to lose my data, without making a backup? I mean I want a factory settings for the settings ...
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What does FTM mean on my phone?

I recently factory resetted my phone and then turned my phone off. Now that I've turned it back on The only thing it says is 'FTM'. I can't do anything to the screen not even turn it off again. How ...
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Is there a way to find the 'the last factory reset time'?

Is there a way to find the 'the last factory reset time' ? any logs or any other stuff like that? Please reply.
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Get rid of virus that downloads apk

My android tablet, a zoom, has started to download apk's at random without any initiation on my part. I have the don't allow foreign apk's to be installed thing checked so they can't get on to the ...
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Restore my android factory setting [duplicate]

When I purchased my phone it had Android 2.2 then I got it upgrade to Android 2.3 now I want to restore my phone's factory settings. My question is that after restoration, will version of Android my ...
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When I turn the power on, the screen is stuck on the “samsung galaxy s4” logo

Ok so what happened it that I had rooted my phone like 2 days agos. Just yesterday I Installed this app called "multi-window panel manager" which lets you add apps to the multi window panel. I had add ...
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How do i recover my data on a Galaxy Tab after a factory reset?

I forgot my password to unlock my Samsung Galaxy Tab, so I did a factory reset to get into it. Now I would like to recover as much of my previous data that I can. Is this possible? If so, how do I go ...
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How to do a full factory reset and clean the phone completely?

I've been flashing my LG Optimus L7 numerous times with various Custom ROMs and now I'd like to return to the official firmware. I've factory reset my phone, flashed the v20D official firmware with ...
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Cannot Factory Reset after Encrypting

I encrypted my phone but now want it not encrypted so have to factory reset. However, if I try to do this from the CWM Recovery it says -- Wiping data... Formatting /data... Error mounting /data! ...
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Update to Android 4.2 disappeared after factory reset

My Galaxy SII recently updated to Android 4.2. I then had to reset to factory settings and the update has disappeared. If I search for updates, a message comes up saying the latest updates have ...
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Device not booting after factory reset

My problems is my phone keep showing 'ANDROID' after I'm resetting it. I tried to restart but it keep showing the same. What can I do?
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Factory reset a device - settings app does not work

How can I factory reset my Arnova GBOOK tablet/e-reader? It runs android, and now everything force closes when the device boots, inluding the settings and launcher applications. I need to use my ...
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How to restore internal flash storage after reformatting?

I have an HOTT MD500 MID. Previously, when I plugged this into my computer, Thunar found two storage spaces, the first being the microSD card, the second, another storage space inside the device. ...
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Android Market auto restore apps not working

After some problems I had to restore my phone. Before doing it I had enabled the option of google's security copy. Now I've linked my google account and market does nothing, it doesn't restore apps. ...
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unable to wipe data/factory reset

I am unable to wipe data/factory reset after my mobile locked after too many patterns.I am trying to wipe data after vol up power home it show option to wipe data but not do any thing after that
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I cant sign-in to my gmail account after a factory reset

So after resetting my phone and trying to sign-in to my google account, I always get this response (connected to WiFi) "CAN'T ESTABLISH A RELIABLE DATA CONNECTION TO THE SERVER." So using my laptop I ...
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com.phone.android keeps crashing immediatelly after factory reset

I am having the very-well known problem where com.android.phone keeps crashing all the time. I have done a factory reset and the problem had immediate effect just after the 1st reboot. So, we can ...
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What will I lose when I do a factory reset? [duplicate]

I have Locked myself out of my phone because I entered too many pattern attempts. I can't sign into my Google account because my wi-fi isn't turned on. So I need to factory reset it. I'm just ...
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Is doing a factory reset via System Settings the same as a factory reset via recovery?

Is doing a factory reset via System Settings the same as a factory reset via Recovery? Via System Settings in Samsung Galaxy S4: System settings > Accounts > Backup and reset > Personal ...
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What's the most complete way to erase all the data from my phone so it cannot be recovered?

I just got my replacement Droid and will be sending my current Droid back to Motorola. I'm sure they are going to refurbish it and resell it. I've backed up everything and I'm going to be keeping my ...
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Backup Wifi SSID and password on SGSII

I updated my sgs2 [I9100] to JB, I want it to format or wipe that clean and stable install. I can backup everything except wifi keys. I guess kies seems have it, but it was not work before. How can I ...
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How can I restore IMEI code after factory reset?

The phone is a Hero H2000 dual sim with Android v2.2.1, MTK Platform I get an Invalid IMEI error after a factory reset. How can I fix this?
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No apps working after factory reset

I had to factory reset my Android ICS. After reinstalling apps such as Viber, it wont work. It just says "Unfortunately 'Viber' has stopped working". Please help, how do I fix this?
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Will factory resetting wipe/clear away pre-installed apps?

I linked my Gmail account to my tablet and I longer want it linked. I have read that it is permanently linked, and I must factory reset the device to unlink the account - is this true? Will factory ...
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where is factory data reset option on Android 2.3.5?

Where is the Factory Data Reset option on an HTC ChaCha Android 2.3.5 phone? I haven't been able to find the option anywhere, and it is recommended to free up memory, which is short in this phone. ...
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How to get pass FTM on my ZTE Android mobile device trying to turn on?

My ZTE Android Edition by SFR, StarAddict is unable to turn on. I cannot get pass the Android logo. I have long pressed on Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time but it only ended me up at ...
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Factory reset left root intact?

I rooted my Dream/G1 last night and finally gave up on modding it (not for good mind you, but for the moment) and opted instead to just restore it to factory settings via Settings > SD card & ...
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Need to give away Milestone that's rooted, what happens if I do Factory Data Reset?

In Settings -> Privacy -> Factory data reset? I don't mind giving it away rooted, but if it wipes out the Superuser application (hence allowing any app to enter root mode unchecked) would be very ...
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Android custom factory apps

I want to protect my phone in case of stolen, so i want add an app which will install after factory reset. I have root acces. I want to that app be automatically installed, and factory reset won't ...
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What data will be lost if I update my phone (WT19i)?

I have this WT19i (currently on ICS). I use a phone lock (it was pattern lock). My friend tried 20 times and it made the phone go to only accepting answers to my security questions. Unfortunately I am ...
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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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Are apps in SD card available after a factory reset?

If I move some applications to a SD card and perform a factory reset, will they be available when I plug the card back again after the reset, even if the device's primary account changed?
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Factory reset in phones that don't support SD-cards

Does factory reset on a phone without SD-card support delete the files stored in the ExternalStorageDirectory? Explanation : Say I have a device like the Galaxy S or an iPhone(I know, sacrilege) ...
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How can I copy content from my SD Card to my PC?

I have an LG Marquee on Boost Mobile and recently my phone started to boot loop. I had not backed up my micro SD Card contents and am afraid I could lose them with my phone acting up like this. Each ...
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How to recover files from SD card on HTC Merge?

So today somehow my phone completely reset itself. I went into my local wireless office and they helped me a bit. My phone has lost all of it's contacts and apps (no biggie) but the employee told me ...
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How do I backup my Nexus 7 and then do a hard reset [duplicate]

I'm really new to using Android, and I was wondering if I could back it up, reset it to see if it fixes a problem, and then restore from my backup if it doesn't work.
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Unable to factory reset my HTC Desire S

I have a HTC Desire S. I have firmware updates but when i try to update the same. I rebooted in the updating process and the phone hangs there for hour (i waited for 4 hrs once). I tried to factory ...