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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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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Get rid of virus that downloads apk

My android tablet, a zoom, has started to download apk's at random without any initiation on my part. I have the don't allow foreign apk's to be installed thing checked so they can't get on to the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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What data will be lost if I update my phone (WT19i)?

I have this WT19i (currently on ICS). I use a phone lock (it was pattern lock). My friend tried 20 times and it made the phone go to only accepting answers to my security questions. Unfortunately I am ...
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Should i do the factory reset? If yes, what will i lose?

My android ( htc desire s ) phone is working fine when i don't put my micro sd card in it ( this card was free with the phone ). But my phone keeps restarting every few minutes if i keep the memory ...
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Are apps in SD card available after a factory reset?

If I move some applications to a SD card and perform a factory reset, will they be available when I plug the card back again after the reset, even if the device's primary account changed?
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Factory reset in phones that don't support SD-cards

Does factory reset on a phone without SD-card support delete the files stored in the ExternalStorageDirectory? Explanation : Say I have a device like the Galaxy S or an iPhone(I know, sacrilege) ...
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How can I copy content from my SD Card to my PC?

I have an LG Marquee on Boost Mobile and recently my phone started to boot loop. I had not backed up my micro SD Card contents and am afraid I could lose them with my phone acting up like this. Each ...
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How to recover files from SD card on HTC Merge?

So today somehow my phone completely reset itself. I went into my local wireless office and they helped me a bit. My phone has lost all of it's contacts and apps (no biggie) but the employee told me ...
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How do I backup my Nexus 7 and then do a hard reset [duplicate]

I'm really new to using Android, and I was wondering if I could back it up, reset it to see if it fixes a problem, and then restore from my backup if it doesn't work.
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Unable to factory reset my HTC Desire S

I have a HTC Desire S. I have firmware updates but when i try to update the same. I rebooted in the updating process and the phone hangs there for hour (i waited for 4 hrs once). I tried to factory ...
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Android Market not working after factory data reset

I am using an HTC Wildfire S with Android 2.3.5. Recently my Android Market got automatically updated to the Google Play Store. I had to factory data reset due to some problem, Now I can see Android ...
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How can I do factory reset on Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab?

After more evidence of my son breaking into my tablet (darned 11-year-old... going to be a true Social Engineer hacker, if I can't get through his thick head that he'll lose all computer ...
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The process has stopped unexpectedly - recovery

When I start my tablet Archos 7 Home tablet it shows this message box: Sorry! The process android.process.acore ...
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How to factory reset without data loss and undue pain?

I ran into a serious SMS bug, which knowledgeable users seem to be saying means the SMS message database is corrupt (source 1, source 2). This is consistent with my current experience. In my case I ...
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How can I save the maps downloaded from Offline Maps in Google Maps for reusing after a factory reset?

How do I save the maps that were downloaded from Offline Maps so that when I factory reset my phone I can simply put the backed up Offline Maps that were downloaded for reusing?
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HTC Magic with OpenEclair: Factory reset doesn't work!

today I got an old HTC Magic phone with OpenEclair (Android 2.1-update) installed on it. Unfortunately there is still the Gmail account of another person linked with it, which I'd like to remove. ...
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How can I fully factory reset an Optimus 2X P990 with ClockWorkMod?

I think I forgot to wipe my cache and something else when I installed Cyanogenmod 7 - which I could reboot into just fine. However, when I went to go back and switch to my vanilla Optimus 2X backup ...
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Factory reset (including USB storage) prompts for password after I already typed it in

I went into Settings->Privacy->Factory reset and checked "Format USB Storage". Then I pressed the button to continue and it prompted for my PIN (just numbers) as usual. Then it said it was formatting ...
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How can I wipe data with no display ( e.g. magnet )?

I dropped my phone and broke the LCD. Now I can turn the phone on ( I feel the little quick vibrate that happens when you power the phone on ) but I have no display at all. I got a replacement with ...
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Cracked screen, menu buttons non-responsive, need to wipe my phone! Ideas? HELP!

Like so many of us, I have dropped my phone and cracked the screen on my LG optimus ls970... which, In my very special situation, makes the menu buttons stop working. However, unlike other posters, I ...
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Can't Factory Reset My Device

I have a Chinese MID9000 tablet, and when I tried to install an app it took forever. I checked why and the device said that internal storage had 00.00 bytes when I hadn't even installed anything yet. ...
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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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I want to restore my Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Factory settings?

As my question suggests I want to restore my Galaxy Tab 10.1 to factory settings. I read this previous question and it tells me how to do it and I will follow these instructions, however.... I am ...
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Strange (unfamilar screen) on my Galaxy Tab?

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1. It was powered off and charging when my nephew picked it up and turned in on. When he handed it to me on the screen was a graphic of an open box, the android logo with the ...
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How do I reset the Logitech Revue to factory defaults?

I rebooted my Logitech Revue today by pressing ctrl+alt+delete, which I have done a number of times before. After it went through the normal boot up it went to a blank screen. And just stays there, ...
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How can I reset my phone without losing everything?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S I9000, it keeps lagging; freezing and turning on and off by itself. I want to reset it, if I do will I lose all my photos, contacts etc etc..? I can't figure out how to ...
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Trying to factory reset, but it's not listed at all as an option [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hard reset a Samsung Galaxy GT-i5800? I'm using a GT-I5800L (firmware 2.1-update 1) and I'm trying to do a factory reset to see if I can get the Wi-Fi working ...
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How can I put my Nexus 7 back to factory default ?

I have a Nexus 7, that I rooted and upgraded once, but it now seems that something changed it. As it is registered in Google Play, there are way too many applications that I cannot install on it. I ...
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Completely reset my Desire HD

I have been trying for some time the ICS Rom from the Team Blackout, but Im not very happy to it. I would like to go back to how my phone was when i bought it. I'd like to make a TOTAL reset. That ...