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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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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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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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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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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factory reset a device having no volume keys

I got a device that I have to reset to factory settings because the owner of the device has forgotten its password. I checked Debugging is not enabled. I have seen various suggestions on how to reset ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to perform a factory reset without access to owner profile?

I recently bought the RCA Voyager 7" tablet from Walmart. I opened the settings app and added a slide password to my device. When I was finished I clicked 'OK' and the settings app closed and a ...
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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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Even after a factory reset the nexus 7 won´t work!

I´ve tried the latest Android update into my Nexus 7 (1º gen) tablet. Something went wrong in the middle of the process (it was something to do with the software, because the battery was full and the ...
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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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Problem with resetting Simply Tabletz tablet, no reset or volume buttons

I have a tablet that was marketed by simply tablets, I have had it for about a year and it has worked great, until two days ago, then all of a sudden I get the start screen that says simply tablets ...
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Can “find my phone” still track my Samsung Galaxy S4 after factory reset?

Just lost my Samsung Galaxy S4 this weekend. If the thief has removed the SIM card and reset to factory mode, does the "find my phone" app still work or does it also get removed? Been trying to ...
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Will resetting my unlocked phone to factory settings lock it again?

I have an unlocked G1 that is freaking out on me in various ways. If I "restore factory settings" am I going to wind up locking it?
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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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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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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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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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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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“No external storage available” after rooted Xperia reset

I have Sony Xperia V. I rooted it and installed 5.0.2 CM ROM. After some time of using it I had no problems but I got bored and factory reset my phone. After that, everything works fine, my SD card ...
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Factory Reset Problem-Device doesn't boot

I have installed a custom ROM (CyanogenMod) but I didn't like it. I tried to factory reset but it doesn't go back to original ROM. So I tried to wipe system cache with CWM recovery and now the phone ...
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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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Why does my HP 10 Slate Tablet factory reset every time I turn it on?

I rooted my HP 10 (4.4.2) with Kingoroot, as I was unable to find anything else capable of doing so. It actually worked fairly well, except that if the tablet gets turned off and turned back on again, ...
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Recover media after factory reset (One Plus One)

I've recently done a factory reset on my OPO. I though I didn't need anything on it anymore but now I do actually need some pictures who were on it before the reset. I'm trying to get those pictures ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Acer Iconia A500 factory reset won't restart

My Acer A500 froze, with a blank screen ( complaining of low memory at that time), so I did a factory reset. Now the screen comes up with the ACER logo but doesn't do anything else within hours; I've ...
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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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How to do Factory Reset

I know the topic has been covered here. But this is something different. I got a Tablet in my workplace to work with. It has a primary email Id for which I don't know the password. So to remove this, ...
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How to do a factory reset without access to the phone's system

I was preparing to sell my nexus 4, so I encrypted it. Unfortunately I forgot the password, now that I need the phone again. All I get is: To start Android, enter your password How do I reset ...
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Can I factory reset my tablet remotely?

QUESTION: I just won DUFUS prize of the century! First I sold my Galaxy Tab 3 Lite on Ebay. Second - I mailed it out to buyer - Great! Third - I awoke the next morning to remember (only AFTER I ...
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Factory Reset Android Developer Phone without password

I used to have an Android developer phone (an ancient HTC Innovation) that I recently gave to a friend. Now we're trying to unlock it so he can use it. We put in the unlock password too many times, so ...
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Cannot enter lock screen Android 5.0

I cannot enter my lock pattern because the first row of dots does not accept touch input. The screen should be fine, since I can enter my PIN and and touch in the area everywhere else (camera, before ...
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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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Unable to factory reset Moto G

I have a first prepaid gen Moto G that has stopped working. I've never done anything to this phone (no root, custom images or unlocked bootloader). When the phone boots up, as soon as I unlock the ...
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Factory reset on merged storage - Shall I lose my data

As we know, merged storage (that is, an internal SD card partition emulated by FUSE in the data partition (/data/media/0 → /storage/emulated/0) is a common thing to be found on recent devices ...
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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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Is it possible to overwrite the system factory reset option with my own backup?

Please i need to know if it is possible to overwrite the system factory reset option with our own backup file. Basically, i am interested to tune the factory reset option with my own custom full ...
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How can I bypass the “first setup”?

Is there a way to bypass the first setup screen, that shows up during first boot of a new/stock ROM or after factory reset?
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Factory reset doesn't delete everything

I tried to perform a factory reset on my phone to give it to a friend of mine. However, I realised that when I installed Whatsapp, I can still have my chats, my photos and songs aren't deleted as ...
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How to factory reset CyanogenMod?

We bought a used smartphone (samsung galaxy ace), and was suprised that it had a version name: cm7-democracy final edition 2012 (2.3.7 android) We wanted to reset it in the "Backup / reset" menu ...
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How to do a factory reset on Xperia Z with broken screen?

The screen on my Sony Xperia Z is cracked. I have now sold the phone so I need to delete my text messages, can anyone help? I can only press in certain areas of the screen so I can't click on factory ...
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My screen got colorless and internet doesn't work properly

All is explained in the title. I'm an Android noobie using Samsung S5 and this problem is at hand for around an hour. Should I factory reset?
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How to reset my phone without deleting the game data?

I need to know please how can i reset my android 4.1.2 symphony xplorer without deleting it's game data
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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Editing the apps within factory reset

Much like flashing a new custom Rom that's been de bloated, there are some factory apps, and some are stripped. My question is, can you edit the apps that are within the factory reset? So when you DO ...