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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How to recover apps from a factory reset?

I have some apps installed on my device and I want to perform a factory reset. Is there a simpler way to re-install my applications after the reset (with the least possible number of user ...
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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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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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My phone got factory reset and all data wipes, can I find out how?

Today morning after a long taxi ride (I am travelling this week, persobal 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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Is it possible to install Nexus factory reset images on other Android devices [duplicate]

The device I want to install Nexus onto is the Onda VI10 tablet. I found some Nexus factory images here, and I would like to install them. Is this possible?
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Factory reset upon unlocking

For security reasons, I want to be able to specify two lock passwords (or patterns) as follows : One for normal unlocking the device. Another one if entered, the device will factory reset itself ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) cannot wipe data/factory reset [duplicate]

I'm trying to factory reset nexus 7. But smth went wrong (see screenshots). Why all this errors can occur? What can I do to bring my tablet to live? Could it be hardware issue? Recovery mode ...
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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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Can “find my phone” still track my Samsung Galaxy s4 after factory reset?

Just lost my samsung Galaxy s4 this weekend. If the thief has removed the sim card and reset to factory mode, does the "find my phone" app still work or does it also get removed. Been trying to track ...
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How do I reset the input language to English when I can't read the current language?

I have a Nexus 4 with the latest OS. I accidentally set the input to Arabic. Now I don't know how to reset to English. I tried re-booting but it did not revert to English. I would like to avoid a ...
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Google Authenticator and Switching or Resetting your Phone

My phone isn't working so well, so I'd like to factory reset it. However, I use Google Authenticator for a number of different websites. How can I resume using it after I rest my phone? Can I wipe ...
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How do I do remove a lock pattern from samsung gt-i5800?

I have a samsung gt-i5800 and I forgot the pattern, and after too many tries, it puts me on a screen on which it asks me to login with a google account, which I've tried but nothing has worked. I ...
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Fully Wipe Nexus Device

I have a Nexus 7 2013 WiFi-only (flo) device. I rooted it and just generally messed around with it. Now I want to put it back to complete stock everything (bootloader, recovery, ROM, etc) AND ...
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how to survive a program from factory reset

I want to that a program / software like facebook/gmail/ or any game will survive after factory reset with its configuration as before reset means email id password automatically configured after ...
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How to prevent Motorola Cliq from factory reset upon startup?

I have a Cliq (MB200) which I successfully rooted. I would like to permanently disable the Motoblur application which always appears at startup. Until now I've been using the "#eebluroff" code to ...
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How to hard reset a Samsung Galaxy GT-i5800?

My Samsung Galaxy GT-i5800 has had the wrong pass entered too many times, and now it's not opening up. So how do I do a factory reset on it, since all the workarounds I've tried (phoning it, mashing ...
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t-mobile zte v768 concord factory reset [duplicate]

I have a t-mobile concord it was locked to a specific carrier after receiving the phone I had to unlock it for my present carrier, I'm considering a factory reset and I want to know if after the reset ...
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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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Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? [duplicate]

Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? Does it vary by ROM - I'm on CyanogenMod 11 M7 Nexus 4, will it?
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Problem with resetting Simply Tabletz tablet, no reset or volume buttons

I have a tablet that was marketed by simply tablets, I have had it for about a year and it has worked great, until two days ago, then all of a sudden I get the start screen that says simply tablets ...
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Even after a factory reset the nexus 7 won´t work!

I´ve tried the latest Android update into my Nexus 7 (1º gen) tablet. Something went wrong in the middle of the process (it was something to do with the software, because the battery was full and the ...
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How to clear/wipe an Android phone before selling it?

I have two phones, the LG GT540 optimus and Samsung GT-i5800, both using Android 2.1, and I intend to sell them in the near future. Before selling (just like before selling a HDD), I want to wipe all ...
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Reinstall Samsung Stock Apps

A few months earlier, I got a Samsung Galaxy S4. Immediately I rooted it and used NoBloat to unistall some stock apps. One of those apps was Gear Manager, since I didn't plan to get one at the time, ...
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turn off mobile after some time when done factory reset

I lost my data from android device manager app from web. I have mistakenly click erase button in web. I have wipe data factory reset in samsung s2 i9100 using ClockworkMod Recovery (Process). Done, ...
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Will resetting my unlocked phone to factory settings lock it again?

I have an unlocked G1 that is freaking out on me in various ways. If I "restore factory settings" am I going to wind up locking it?
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Will a Factory Reset on an unlocked Samsung S2 4G T989 from T-Mobile relock the phone?

I have a Samsung S2 4G T989 from T-Mobile which is unlocked. It is currently using ion Indian carrier. I want to Factory Reset it. Will it be locked again after performing a reset? I don't have any ...
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How can i Prevent an Android phone from Factory Reset?

I have installed a mobile monitoring app, and I want to make it more secure. can I prevent App uninstallation from the device, even by a factory reset? Or How can i Prevent a phone from Factory Reset ...
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Factory reset a bricked device on adb

My phone is stuck on android logo. What i want is to factory reset my phone. I can not do anything else than rebooting my phone Recovery is not available What i tried : (My phone is rooted)
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Factory reset generic android device

I have a cheap generic Android tablet (a Groupon special) that won't boot. My theory is that the storage is full because this happened to two different tablets after installing apps. update: I learned ...
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How to delete everything?

My phone is either infected or simply has an error in one of my apps and gives me the com.android.phone stopped error (plus the one like 44 01 21, don't remember exactly). I took phone to the ...
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Galaxy S2 - Unable to perform a hard reset

My S2 froze, I took out the battery and restarted it but it kept freezing on the pin screen. I have tried both soft and hard resets but still cannot get the phone to work. When performing the hard ...
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Can the disk digger app restore a file even after factory reset

I recently read about how disk digger app works for android, I wanted to know if the app could search the memory and find the deleted files even after doing factory reset?
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Is it possible to wipe Samsung S5 finger print scanner data from recovery

I heard Samsung S5 has finger print scanner to unlock screen. How reliable is this? If I perform a data wipe or factory reset via recovery will the finger print lock still works?
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Android 4.1.2 Settings Subcategory missing

I have a japanese phone (Fujitsu F-02e) and recently I did a factory reset. After the factory reset I found out that the Accounts subcategory is missing. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back? ...
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Tab 2 recovering data from hung device

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 stuck on logo screen during reboot. I did go through several threads on this and other sites, and pretty much all of them suggested a factory reset, and not a single one said it ...
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Andriod device rebooting constantly

Because of processes stoped working and fixing them was taking too long with 0 rezults I tryed to reset it to factory settings but that didn't work so I also wiped the cache and media patitions and ...
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Account sync interrupted, can't start it again

So after reinstalling the OS I went to sync using my google account but the device restarted (don't know why, its perfectly stable now) and after trying again the account would show as synced but the ...
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How can I disable or password protect my device's 'factory reset' function?

Is there any way to prevent a factory reset, like password protection? I would basically like to protect my phone from resetting if it gets stolen.
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Semi-dead Tablet - Is this a touch screen trouble or just a software glich?

My tablet is HKC P077A with 8GB ROM, 512 RAM and a 7'' Touch screen (Android 4.0.3). I am having 2 problems When I switch on the tab, first "HKC" logo comes to screen and then disappears to show ...
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GNex factory reset apparently doesn't write anything and I'm not able to update

my gnex (maguro) started rebooting frequently (like every 30 seconds). I hope is not an hardware fault and now I'm trying to restore a factory image so I can rule out any custom rom-derived problems. ...
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Dban on android

I am unable to use my phone it will not hold charge and dies quickly. I will be receiving a new phone tomorrow however I want to wipe my phone for my personal benefit. I have two questions; first will ...
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Spontaneous reset with complete loss of all personal data and settings

Yesterday my LG G2, running Android 4.2.2, spontaneously rebooted, and it showed the welcome wizard applications that you use when activating your phone for the first time. After skipping most of the ...
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factory reset of a Huawei Ascend H881C

My google play store is not working. Every time I go to download an app, it says no connectivity. I was told that I would have to reset my phone, but I'm scared that it will delete everything. I can't ...
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Files left after formatting

I factory reset my android phone. When I saw the log after formatting(yet no app installed), I was getting Processing Container com.mapswithme.maps.pro Container com.mapswithme.maps.pro-1 slate .. .. ...
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Wifi and Google Play access after factory reset for off contract Sprint HTC Evo 4G

I no longer use my old HTC Evo 4G I got from Sprint. I want to give it to my toddler so he can play games. Currently, since it is off contract it can't access the mobile network but it still can ...
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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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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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Bad LCD, Reset to Factory

I have a galaxy sII (i9200m) updated to the latest firmware and would like to do a factory reset. I have no idea how as the LCD is completely shot (solid black). Hope you can help. Thank you
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Why does my tablet reset every time I reboot?

I bought a tablet a few days ago. I was playing around with a wireless mouse and a USB OTG cable and decided to restart the tablet for some reason (I don't remember why). After that, when the device ...
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Factory reset after purchase

After purchasing a phone from the store should a factory reset be done to erase anything that the store or someone might have put in?