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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Is there anyway to upgrade to jelly bean while internal memory and resetting

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with ICS. I want to upgrade my phone to Jelly Bean OS, but I don't have a good enough WiFi connection or enough knowledge, so I want to take the phone to a phone repair ...
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How to boot an encrypted S2 after Wipe without being asked for the encryption password which is no longer accepted?

On my encrypted S2, I started to install CM following these instructions. Rooting the phone worked fine. But after I wiped it from the Volume-up/home/power-key console, I was not able to locate the ...
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Recovery is not working on Huawei MediaPad 7 lite

A friend of mine owns this tablet and has entered the password incorrectly too many times and now the device is locked asking for a Google account. Unfortunately the Google account password is ...
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Stuck in recovery while doing factory reset

Having had problems in the past with battery draining too fast, I was advised to return it to factory settings. On doing this, it worked for a while. Now the same problem has started occurring ...
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Unable to find any wifi connections

I am currently using an HTC One. Three weeks ago, I updated my phone to Android 4.3 and HTC Sense 5.5. Just three days ago, my HTC One can't find any Wi-Fi connections even if I am just sitting ...
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Downgrade Nexus 4 from 4.4 to 4.2 [duplicate]

I have recently updated my Nexus from 4.3 to 4.4 . But having an immediate requirement i would like to downgrade back to 4.2 . I originally bought it with 4.2. Any step by step to downgrade back ...
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Alternative way to perform factory reset

My friend's daughter was playing with the unlocking screen and of course she used up all the attempts and locked the device for good. Since this tablet was bought some time ago just for her amusement, ...
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How to restore ColorNote notes after factory reset?

I forgot to backup my notes before factory reset and now apparently I have lost them all. Before doing factory reset though, Back up my data option in Settings >> Backup & Restore was checked but ...
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How do I factory reset my chinese tablet?

I have a Chinese tablet that I've tried to reset many times now. It doesn't work, so what can I do? I've tried factory reset it, but it still doesn't reboot. It gets stuck on the startup animation ...
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Can't “Wipe data/Factory reset” due to broken power button

Alright, so a little background: lately my Epic 4G touch has been acting up (restarting when it feels like it, power button won't work, going from 100% power to 20%, etc) and I decided to take ...
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New owner of phone and I need to get admin access!

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII that I got from work. When I got it it was on a vodafone plan and linked to the work gmail account. I left the company but bought the phone off them, returning the sim ...
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I factory-formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos

One month ago I accidentally formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos. I have tried so many programs like Dr.phone, recuva and so on – but i got nothing, or it required the phone to be rooted (I ...
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How do I delete all data from my Android phone?

My phone has got some error and I am returning it to the service center. As my phone contains my personal data, images and videos I would like to erase them so that they can never be recovered (even ...
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How to factory reset Micromax A35 H/W ver v2.0 S/W v8_0_9

I tried all of above ideas but there is no display. Factory reset + and power button hold is shows various type of test about phone and i also tried fast mode solution device not detected with ...
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In Explorer, after performing factory reset Google play store converted to Market place

I performed factory data reset of my another device "HTC Explorer". And before performing the reset Play store was there but now it disappears, and instead of play store now its Market place. So how ...
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How to properly factory-reset a Samsung Galaxy S2?

I did a factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy S2 like this: switch off phone hold down buttons Volume Up, Home and Power until phone boots into "Android System Recovery" mode select wipe/factory reset ...
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Nexus 7 won't do anything!

My Son had a problem with his Nexus 7, it wouldn't turn off or turn on. It just hung with the Nexus cross on the screen. I followed information regarding the re-seting by holding down the power ...
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will i lose my pictures during a factory reset?

I accidentally deleted my app store and cant figure out how to get it back or open it again. I've read that I should do a factory reset. What will I lose if I do that? Im worried about my pictures.
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How to reset settings on Lava E-Tab Z7C

I rooted my Lava E-Tab Connect Z7C a few weeks ago. Then I tried some commands in a terminal emulator and ran some scripts in smanager to install a custom recovery. But it didn't work. Instead, ...
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Blocking hard and master reset or internet access permanently on Samsung Galaxy phone

I have a porn problem and I want to either disable the ability to do hard or master resets on the Samsung Galaxy phone (the only way to get by certain site blockers of which I have setup an ...
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What happens with my messages and contacts after factory reset

Lately i'm having some problems with my HTC EVO 3D. It freezes all of a sudden, sometimes the screen doesn't respond well to touch etc, and i have to do a hard reset. Since i believe it is due to a ...
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Which factory reset should I use?

I have the motorola droid 3 and it can be factory reset from either the settings menu or the recovery menu. What is the difference between the two?
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Samsung galaxy Y does not factory reset

Lately my samsung galaxy Y has been switching off at random times, and does not switch on again. Well it switches on, and the samsung logo appears, but then it just switches off again. I have tried ...
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how you can lose / keep IMEI over after factory reset?

Here it says as a solution for a type of a phone. There are other question ( upvoted) but closed by somebody marked as to localized. Of course it is localisez for each type... why don't want to allow ...
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Unable to connect to network after factory reset

Today I did a factory reset on my phone (Galaxy y GT-S5360T) to attempt to free up some space (it worked, thankfully) and now I can't seem to connect to any wifi network. I am currently running the ...
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Safely “unmounting” USB for Galaxy?

I wanted to delete all of the music (not pictures or apps) off my phone, and I read that you should just plug it into the computer and delete them from there. I plugged it in, and though my phone is ...
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Samsung Galaxy encryption failed

I updated my GT-19100 Phone to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean from the previous version. For this venture it was necessary to decrypt my phone first. After the update I started again an encryption. The process ...
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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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How to factory reset LG optimus L3 E405 from pc

I hav flashed a CWM recovery on my phone.... it shows this CWM recovery menu repeatedly,without booting into the system... please tell me to factory reset it through pc as the factory reset option in ...
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Where is the factory reset button on Android 4.0.3?

I would like to do a factory reset of my Android phone. All guides on the internet I read show a factory reset button under the Privacy tab in Settings. However I don't have this button. Where is it ...
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number of pattern matching attempt in android 2.3(Maxx msd7)

When i start my phone(Maxx msd7),i am getting "number of invalid pattern matching attempts" error in android 2.3.I am trying to perform factory reset at starup. I got the recovery menu at startup by ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 factory-reset lead to boot-loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I factory-reset my phone from the Settings option, but it is taking too much time. It has been 24 hours already, but the device is only boot-looping. I've also tried to ...
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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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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem? And another question too!

After factory reset my pictures, videos, and other media remained. Is it an indication of infection? Prior to the factory reset. Can you explain why my media wasn't deleted? It was supposed to wipe ...
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I did factory reset without taking backup of messages. can i recover those messages?

I have did factory reset my phone with out taking backup of messages... its all important messages.. can i recover those messages back. if so, please guide me. Phone : HTC Explorer
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I did a factory reset to sell my phone, and my photos are still there according to the new owner…

I need help in this strange situation! I did a factory reset and cleared everything in my HTC One X, erased all files and photos, removed all accounts, and sold the phone. Now all my photos (2150!) ...
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How do I factory reset my HTC Desire?

I got an old HTC Desire (the first model) which I need to reset. I've tried to hard reset my phone using the instructions here: ...
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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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How does back up data works in doing a restore factory in android device?

Im planning to do a restore factory in my android device but I'm quite curious about this back-up data thing. How does it work? Does back up data means it will automatically restore my apps and other ...
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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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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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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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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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I have reset my phone samsung galaxy fit through factory data reset… Now my contacts are deleted

How can I recover my contacts? (They were stored on phone memory.) I have also saved all my sd card data.
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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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Invalid IMEI after factory reset

After factory reset my phone starts showing "Invalid IMEI" on both sim slots and I can't call or be called. What might be the problem? Android version; 2.2.1 , model: A601
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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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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...