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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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
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How to reinstall Google download manager on rooted MOTO G X1032?

I'm on Android 5.0.2, rooted through Clockworkmod. I have Titanium Backup synced to my Dropbox and a Nandroid image. I deleted the default download manager (stupidly on my Titanium Backup as well) to ...
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What are some steps to diagnose what is slowing down my LG G2 D800?

It just took me 40 seconds to switch from Facebook to my SMS. (I got a message while I was in Facebook App, and I clicked on the SMS pop-up and it took good 40 seconds to make the switch) While ...
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Change sim preference to call particular person in Dual sim

I recently changed the second sim and I want that second sim to call for the particular person by default, previously I have set the first sim to do that action, Now I want to set those settings to ...
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Forgotten password: How do I disable the screenlock in Sony Xperia Z2?

I have a Sony Xperia Z2 upgraded to Lollipop 5.0 and I forgot my pattern lock. There is no "forgot password" or anything. How can I remove the code or fix it? If there is no solution to my problem, ...
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Can't get back into android phone after factory reset

I returned my phone to factory reset after I had certain issues witht he device. The factory reset was successful, however I am now prompted to the configuration menu of the phone, as expected. The ...
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Can't reset Android tablet into factory setting

I'm trying to factory reset my Android tablet but I can't get it to work. I have tried to press power and volume down to make the device go to boot configuration but it only shows the Android logo and ...
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Rooted phone missing key features, help!

I have a new MetroPCS Lg Leon running lollypop 5.02. I rooted it with kingroot apk (bad idea) and I cannot get the menu bar or swipe gestures to work. I.e. swipe to search, there is no pull down ...
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When I do a factory reset the phone just restarts.Why?

When I do a factory reset (I've tried from the Settings menu as well as from recovery mode) the phone just restarts and all apps are intact. This happened since wanted to root my phone and it didn't ...
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Virus smartphone not going away

This keeps coming up on my phone and I have done factory resets thrice already. My phone is only 3 months old, please help me get rid of this and it seems to infect other phones as well. I think it ...
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Can't get past the PIN-screen of my newly bought used S4

I recently bought a used Samsung Galaxy S4. The problem is that the previous owner did not factory reset is and even after putting in the memory and SIM-card from my old phone, I can’t get past the ...
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DNS on phone (LG II e440) not working even after hard reset

After I tried to root my phone (LG II e440) DNS is not working any more. I can access the local router as well as the printer in the home network via their IP addresses, but no DNS resolution seems ...
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Blu Dash JR K locked-out; “Yes” confirmation option to reset is not present in recovery mode

I have my sister's Blu Dash JR K at the moment. She forgot her lock screen pattern, and there is not an option to recover via Gmail. Phone comes with stock recovery. when I go there and try to apply ...
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M8 Box Hard Reset Issue

I just hard reset my M8 amlogic box to add a new community bills update but now it will not reboot. There is power on the box but no feed to the HDMI so nothing comes up :( Any ideas on how to fix ...
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How to reset samsung edge s6?

My Samsung has crashed, I can see that it's on but it does not respond to any button clicks nor shuts down Tried this and it does not work. How to reset Samsung edge s6?
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my s3 is not working after reset

i did a master reset without the sim card and them it took me to the recovrey screen and i put erase all data and reboot and it turned off and then back on but the screen was t mobile and i took out ...
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wiping device and re-entering account info reloads all previously loaded apps

My phone was running quite slow so I decided to wipe it and re-enter my account info into it. After I did that all the apps I had previously had installed started re-downloading themselves. My contact ...
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Factory reset without resetting settings

On a Sony Xperia, there is a way.to reset the settings, and not data. Is there a way to reset the data, without resetting the settings. I am not accepting any methods needing root. I find it a hassle ...
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How to remove spywares from factory reset list?

I have a lenovo phone with Android in it. The phone is so infected by auto installed apps for the past few weeks that I've decided to do a factory reset. However, the factory reset happen to reinstall ...
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Samsung Galaxy y does not boot even after factory-reset

Suddenly my Samsung Galaxy Y start to stuck at Samsung screen (not the initial Galaxy Y screen) and keep on restarting after that point. The situation is verymuch similar to this. I did a ...
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Sony Xperia Z locked screen, no internet connection, does not connect to computer

I have a bit of an issue with my old Sony Xperia Z phone. A couple of months ago I lent it to a friend (now ex friend) who decided she would change the pattern lock. When she returned the phone she ...
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HTC Desire C stopped working after factory reset

I have a HTC Desire C. I performed a reset to factory settings. It went through the whole process, was shutting down to restart but it never restarted and now I can't even turn it on. I have pulled ...
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How to set up BIOS-like password on Android device? [duplicate]

Setting a screen lock password or SIM pin or both is fine for securing some aspects of your mobile device. But what if, as a nasty joke, someone manages to grab a hold of your device and hits the ...
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My android is not turning on

My android(4.0) is not turning on.When I press the power button it shows the company logo and stays like that(it stayed for 1 day like that!).I may have accidentally removed paths using type fresh.The ...
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Would my phone have to be reactivated after factory reset?

I want to know if I will have to reactivate my phone since it is already currently on through boost mobile. It is a LG tribute for which I paid a full $35 for a prepaid plan on June 27,2015. It is ...
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how do i reset my htc desire 510 when factory/hard reset buttons wont work and i dont have my password?

I have tried holding volume down and power multiple times, i can't access the boot menu. I tried accessing it every way possible with no success. I cant get into the phone to reset because I don't ...
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Is it possible to factory reset Sony Xperia J when I forgot the pattern code?

So basically, my friend asked me if it's still possible to factory reset his phone in any way when the pattern code was entered 20 times and it locked itself. The only way to do it right now is to ...
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Will my photos and videos be gone?

I have a samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0, and I forgot the password. I want to save my photos and videos but I am not sure whether a factory reset will do. Any suggestions?
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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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Samsung s 6 stuck at checking for updates after reseting phone

My Samsung s 6 is stuck at checking for updates after reseting phone. How do i fix it??? When it reset, it was stuck at the checking for updates screen. I tried rebooting it and reseting it once but ...