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 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?
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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 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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How do I factory reset/wipe Galaxy Note 2 with no screen?

My phone's LCD is broken but the rest of the phone works 100%. I can't do the normal steps to erase the phone because I can't interact with the menu on the screen to do so. I would like to erase ...
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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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Factory reset an LG P500h

I just managed to prevent my LG P500h android phone from booting by uninstalling the home screen. I'm not a very smart man. Now, my phone can only get to the android logo, and is totally unusable. ...
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Samsung S6 Edge Screen

I have a Galaxy s6 Edge and the screen functionas, however the touch screen facility no longer works. I am trying to clear the data prior to sending it off as it holds financial data. I have tried ...
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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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Download notification not showing after factory reset

I have an Asus Zenfone 5. Usually when I am downloading a file, my mobile will show the download in the notification pane. After performing a factory reset on the device it is not showing the ...
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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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Is there a way to Factory reset my HTC One M7?

Is there a way to Factory reset my HTC One M7? I want to completely wipe it and restore it to how it was when I first turned it on. So all apps, pictures, phone numbers, music, everything gone. ...
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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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Note 5 freezes and restarts

First of all, no root since I didn't want to mess with knox bricking my phone. The problem started tonight when I wanted to buy PlayStation Plus from the PlayStation App. For some reason, the app hung ...
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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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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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After phone reset - how to download all my apps from google play store?

In the web front end all my apps are still there and I added the google account in my phone. Now how do I get the apps down to the phone?
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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 phone,...
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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 ...