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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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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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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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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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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Generic Chinese Tablet Stuck On “Erasing” Screen During Factory Reset

My generic Yuntab Q88 chinese tablet is stuck on the "Erasing" screen during factory reset. I don't know what to do because, I am a complete N00B at this. :/ What can I do? I can fix the Windows OS, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Resetting Nexus 6 requires previous account

Same wifi previous person registered on the phone left I reset the phone after language selection (and wifi selection), I get the problem Device says This device was reset. To continue, sign in ...
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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 ...