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 reset the Kindle Fire HD and power off without going to setup?

I just got a Kindle Fire HD which Im planning to give away as a gift to a friend. But I need to boot it and write a review on my website before giving it. So, how can I make it look like I never ...
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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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Strange Issue(Auto Touch) with Touch on HTC Desire X. Has anyone experienced this?

I have got a HTC Desire X about 3 months ago. I've quite enjoyed the features it comes with. For the past week or so, I have been facing with this strange issue. The touch screen acts as if it is ...
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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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What happens to my google account if I factory reset?

I've been using this Android phone for just over a year, but I'm worried about my Gmail and Google account which is connected to my phone. I want to change the email address on my Android because it's ...
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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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Factory reset without accessing phone settings

I have a Micromax A35 Android(2.3.5) phone which has been locked by repeated wrong attempts of the pattern lock. Now the display screen asks me to enter my Google account username and password, but ...
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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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After phone reset - how to download all my apps from google play store?

In the web front end all my apps are still there and I added the google account in my phone. Now how do I get the apps down to the phone?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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HTC Cha Cha hard reset - stored phone numbers

My HTC Cha Cha won't turn on, so I want to hard reset it to factory settings. Is there a possibility of losing contacts stored on the phone? (They are very important to me).
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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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HTC explorer in boot loop after factory reset

I have an htc explorer. It is not rooted. Some time ago I performed a factory reset through settings. But since then, the phone is stuck in a boot loop. I have tried going through recovery mode and ...
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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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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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Isn't Factory Reset exactly the same as wiping /data and /cache?

According to this article, /data ... Wiping this partition essentially performs a factory reset on your device, restoring it to the way it was when you first booted it, or the way it was after ...
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Personal data (contacts, sms, phone logs, settings, etc) gone after moving apps to a new microSD

I've just bought a 16gb Sandisk microSD and I moved some apps to that by using the functionality available under Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. I went through the list and I ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2(Format or restore factory setting through pc?)

I accidentally sat on my Samsung Galaxy S2 and it has resulted in screen crack. I am planning of repairing it instead of buying a new one. The phone with the cracked screen works (except the screen) ...
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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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How can I completely reset android samsung galaxy s 4g?

My phone has gotten extremely slow, and the GPS no longer seems to function which is the main reason I got the phone. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile. Is it possible to reset it ...
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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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What does FTM mean on my phone?

I recently factory resetted my phone and then turned my phone off. Now that I've turned it back on The only thing it says is 'FTM'. I can't do anything to the screen not even turn it off again. How ...
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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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How do i recover my data on a Galaxy Tab after a factory reset?

I forgot my password to unlock my Samsung Galaxy Tab, so I did a factory reset to get into it. Now I would like to recover as much of my previous data that I can. Is this possible? If so, how do I go ...
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Cannot Factory Reset after Encrypting

I encrypted my phone but now want it not encrypted so have to factory reset. However, if I try to do this from the CWM Recovery it says -- Wiping data... Formatting /data... Error mounting /data! ...
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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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Device not booting after factory reset

My problems is my phone keep showing 'ANDROID' after I'm resetting it. I tried to restart but it keep showing the same. What can I do?
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Factory reset a device - settings app does not work

How can I factory reset my Arnova GBOOK tablet/e-reader? It runs android, and now everything force closes when the device boots, inluding the settings and launcher applications. I need to use my ...
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How to restore internal flash storage after reformatting?

I have an HOTT MD500 MID. Previously, when I plugged this into my computer, Thunar found two storage spaces, the first being the microSD card, the second, another storage space inside the device. ...
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Android Market auto restore apps not working

After some problems I had to restore my phone. Before doing it I had enabled the option of google's security copy. Now I've linked my google account and market does nothing, it doesn't restore apps. ...
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com.phone.android keeps crashing immediatelly after factory reset

I am having the very-well known problem where com.android.phone keeps crashing all the time. I have done a factory reset and the problem had immediate effect just after the 1st reboot. So, we can ...
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What will I lose when I do a factory reset? [duplicate]

I have Locked myself out of my phone because I entered too many pattern attempts. I can't sign into my Google account because my wi-fi isn't turned on. So I need to factory reset it. I'm just ...
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Is doing a factory reset via System Settings the same as a factory reset via recovery?

Is doing a factory reset via System Settings the same as a factory reset via Recovery? Via System Settings in Samsung Galaxy S4: System settings > Accounts > Backup and reset > Personal ...
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What's the most complete way to erase all the data from my phone so it cannot be recovered?

I just got my replacement Droid and will be sending my current Droid back to Motorola. I'm sure they are going to refurbish it and resell it. I've backed up everything and I'm going to be keeping my ...
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Backup Wifi SSID and password on SGSII

I updated my sgs2 [I9100] to JB, I want it to format or wipe that clean and stable install. I can backup everything except wifi keys. I guess kies seems have it, but it was not work before. How can I ...
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How can I restore IMEI code after factory reset?

The phone is a Hero H2000 dual sim with Android v2.2.1, MTK Platform I get an Invalid IMEI error after a factory reset. How can I fix this?
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Will factory resetting wipe/clear away pre-installed apps?

I linked my Gmail account to my tablet and I longer want it linked. I have read that it is permanently linked, and I must factory reset the device to unlink the account - is this true? Will factory ...
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where is factory data reset option on Android 2.3.5?

Where is the Factory Data Reset option on an HTC ChaCha Android 2.3.5 phone? I haven't been able to find the option anywhere, and it is recommended to free up memory, which is short in this phone. ...
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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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Factory reset left root intact?

I rooted my Dream/G1 last night and finally gave up on modding it (not for good mind you, but for the moment) and opted instead to just restore it to factory settings via Settings > SD card & ...
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Need to give away Milestone that's rooted, what happens if I do Factory Data Reset?

In Settings -> Privacy -> Factory data reset? I don't mind giving it away rooted, but if it wipes out the Superuser application (hence allowing any app to enter root mode unchecked) would be very ...
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Android custom factory apps

I want to protect my phone in case of stolen, so i want add an app which will install after factory reset. I have root acces. I want to that app be automatically installed, and factory reset won't ...