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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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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Factory Reset Android Developer Phone without password

I used to have an Android developer phone (an ancient HTC Innovation) that I recently gave to a friend. Now we're trying to unlock it so he can use it. We put in the unlock password too many times, so ...
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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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Unable to factory reset Moto G

I have a first prepaid gen Moto G that has stopped working. I've never done anything to this phone (no root, custom images or unlocked bootloader). When the phone boots up, as soon as I unlock the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to factory reset CyanogenMod?

We bought a used smartphone (samsung galaxy ace), and was suprised that it had a version name: cm7-democracy final edition 2012 (2.3.7 android) We wanted to reset it in the "Backup / reset" menu ...
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How to do a factory reset on Xperia Z with broken screen?

The screen on my Sony Xperia Z is cracked. I have now sold the phone so I need to delete my text messages, can anyone help? I can only press in certain areas of the screen so I can't click on factory ...
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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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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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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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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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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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My phone got factory reset and all data wiped, can I find out how?

Today morning after a long taxi ride (I am travelling this week, personal vacation), I took my phone from my pocket and it seemed to be turned off. I switched it on and the phone started up as it was ...
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Factory reset to restore performance? What are the disadvantages?

tl;dr: What bad things will happen if I do a factory reset? So I've had this original Droid for about a year and a half. I love this phone, and if only I could get it to be a bit faster and have a ...
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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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Can't do factory reset on Galaxy Tab 2

I can't reset my Galaxy Tab 2 to factory settings. I know that you can when turning it on but the problem is that I installed a sort of ios onto the device and have forgotten the password and it won't ...
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Can't find some apps in play store while others don't work

After I factory reset my s4 some apps was reinstalled easily, while others didn't work as it used and some can't be found in play store(youtube downloader). All music downloader won't work. I had ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 not working after FACTORY RESET & HARD RESET

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Everything was just fine a week ago, untill it started freezing like 10 times a day. I deleted the apps i recently installed but the phone kept on freezing. yesterday i ...
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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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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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How can I get the first boot Android welcome screen again without doing a factory reset?

Is it possible to get the welcome screen again after going through it without having to wipe the device? I mean the screen where you pick language, configure your Wi-Fi, log into a Google account, ...
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How to get pass FTM on my ZTE Android mobile device trying to turn on?

My ZTE Android Edition by SFR, StarAddict is unable to turn on. I cannot get pass the Android logo. I have long pressed on Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time but it only ended me up at ...
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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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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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application to restore/download all market applications after new rom is installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover apps from a factory reset? the AndyX Rom has a wonderful feature that grabs all applications previously installed from the market once you do all wipes ...
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Nexus 4 factory reset, does it wipe/erase all the content?

Does factory reset erase/wipe the entire 'important data' on the phone? Such as password, sms, pictures, apps etc? I used encase to check the internet storage and as it seems it's filled with zeros ...
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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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Reset skytex primer pocket

My son has a Skytex Primer Pocket, which he put a pattern unlock on. He has completely forgotten it. I've been trying to figure out what I might do. There is nothing of any importance on the device, ...
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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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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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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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how to really permanently delete everything on samsung s4 active?

I will give my phone to technical service due to a problem on battery. I am a little paranoid about technical service employee and don't trust them in terms of personal privacy. I read that factory ...
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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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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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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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How to factory reset android (4.1) tablet without boot menu?

My 8-year old son have a Denver TAC-76001, he loves testing settings etc. After setting a pin-code password he cannot recall the code. Since we cannot start the tablet I have tried make a factory ...
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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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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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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? ...