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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 well....
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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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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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Can't access Notes file backup as password forgotten!

This might sound a little impossible and awkward, but I need help! I am currently using a Sony Xperia S LT26i and recently re-stored my phone using the Factory Resetting. I lost all my important Notes ...
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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 ...
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How to bypass “Verify your account” (Factory Reset Protection)

I won a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, signed into it with my Google account, played around with it, wiped it, and sold it. Now the person can't get past setup because it's saying he must login with an ...
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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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Willl unlocking my Bootloader delete my OS

I have decided to install Cyanogen Mod Android 5.1.1 onto my Xperia SP[C5302]. I am about to unlock the bootloader(the first step). I have followed the steps and downloaded Android SDK(downloaded ...
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How do i do a factory reset on my galaxy note 3 that powers on but has no working lcd display?

How do i do a factory reset on my galaxy note 3 that powers on makes the start up noises and vibrates and all but no display on the lcd?
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Retrieve Files From Device in Bootloader

I'm working on an android application. I accidentally turned on a developer option(I'm guessing RTL Layout), and now I get the message "..System UI has stopped working". I tried to clear the cache ...
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Will resetting my KitKat android force me to upgrade to Lollipop?

I have a galaxy s4 running a rooted kitkat system. If I upgrade to lollipop I cannot root phone (which I need!) Will doing a factory reset force me to upgrade or will I retain my kitkat system?
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Htc Desire 820 Volume Down + Power Doesn't work

I'm using HTC Desire 820. I tried to "Restart" my phone, it was closed and doesn't turn on. Then I've tried to Volume Down + Power combination and I choose Fastboot>Reboot options. But nothing ...
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Errors during factory reset on a device using encryption

Whenever factory reset is tried on device using encryption, the following error shows up: wiping data... formatting /data... E:failed to mount /data (Invalid argument) E:format_volume failed to ...
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How to factory reset a locked Sony Xperia S

Bit of a dilemma, I have an old Sony Xperia S that I cannot get into as I can't remember the passcode to unlock it. I also cannot remember the gmail address that it was registered to so cannot reset ...
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Huawei Mediapad M1 won't hard reset

I just bought a used Huawei Mediadpad M1 and it still has a lock screen from the seller. Unfortunately he won't write back any more so I need to hard reset it. I found in the forums these steps: ...
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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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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 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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Better battery life by factory reset?

This is a bit odd. I thought I fairly well grokked how things worked, but this seems weird to me. I have an original Moto X. I've had it for almost two years now. It started off with Android 4.2 (...
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How long should a factory reset take?

I did a factory reset on my LG Optimus L70, and it showed a screen that said "Erasing..." Shortly after, it showed the MetroPCS splash screen, and it's been stuck on this screen for over 2 hours. How ...
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Soft Reset on a Galaxy S5

Does anyone know if a soft reset will delete my downloaded apps (ex. Twitter)? I've gotten a "virus is trying to enter your phone" pop up on the internet, and wonder if a soft reset would work out the ...
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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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Factory reset is disabled by kill switch on LG L16C

I cannot do a factory reset on a LGL16c, it comes up with screen to confirm reset and agreeing to wipe data, I say yes to both. Then it comes up with a screen that says Factory reset is disabled ...
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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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What to do when you believe your phone was hacked? I want to start fresh without buying a new phone

I think my rooted cyanongenmod phone was hacked. What can I do to start fresh again? I already did a factory reset but after 1 month the phone started acting weird again (battery time dropped ...
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recover DCIM photos after reset factory galaxy s5

What can I do ? I just reset to the factory setting and I forgot to take a backup of my camera photos nd now it's all gone . I really need help ...Please help me I tried using some data recovery ...
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Android Factory Reset: My phone shows weird options when I enter recovery mode, and no button selects anything

I checked different tutorials to factory-reset my phone, and this one applies to my phone's model. I had once factory reset this phone successfully, but I have forgotten what had worked for me.. I ...
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Android boot loop after fresh install

Phone: Nexus 4 with the latest android 5.1.1. Accidentally I broke my screen and turned off my phone. After a month my screen was replaced and then I got stuck in the boot loop at the start. I've ...
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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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Getting around the lock screen and cannot reboot to do Hard reset

I purchased a ZTE Z970 MetroPCS phone from ebay sold as "For parts - Broken". The battery was drained completely when I received the phone. When I charged it for a bit and tried the Power + Volume Up ...
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How do I get wifi and data functionality back?

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon, but unlocked); Android 5.0.1 Wifi and data functionality have ceased to exist. I show good strong connections for both, but cannot get anywhere with either. Neither ...
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How to secure personal data on a factory reset tablet with broken microUSB port?

I recently sold a Nexus 7 (1st generation 2012 model) online after performing a factory reset. Today, I learned that factory resetting does not completely erase your data. I am very paranoid about ...
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Samsung Galaxy s2 can't hard reset

I have a Samsung galaxy s2 and i was trying to wipe it clean by doing a soft reset, but now i can't start it anymore it only shows the start up screen when i try to turn it on. I have no way of doing ...
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Where to download android for galaxy S5 (G900FZHU1ANE3)?

I have problem with my android. Even if I do factory reset. I decide to install another copy of android. My phone is samsung galaxy S5. Even though finding android for US models is easy (link), my ...
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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 clear an Android device without losing root?

I am considering selling an Android (KitKat) phone that is rooted. Normally, when selling a phone, I would recommend performing a factory reset. Do root privileges typically survive a factory reset? ...
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Used LG LS770 google sync locked after Factory reset. Solutions?

After factory reset, it asked me for Google password to authenticate. I tried it using my account but it just cycles back to the Wifi setup and then back to the username/password google login setup ...
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My Android is Freezing after Factory reset

I am using a Galaxy Note Lte (SHV-E160S) it was working slowly lately so decided to root it to improved it performance. After rooting i Installed an application called SYSTEM APPS REMOVER which help ...
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I reset my Samsung Tab 4 and I lost my photos - Which aren't backed up [duplicate]

I really, really need to recover the photos. Please tell me how to recover them