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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Performing a Factory Reset a woo tablet

I'm trying to perform a factory reset on a locked tablet, because of too many incorrect password attempts. I found these instructions. But now all I see is a droid lying down with a red warning sign ...
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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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Allwinner tablets factory resetting for no reason

I'm selling a lot of low cost A10 Allwinner tablets (Android 4.0.4). Some of my customers say that their tablet has been factory resetting (like anyone can do using the volume up/power buttons trick). ...
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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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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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What can be saved before factory reset?

My phone has a GPS problem and service says the need to wipe it completely. They are probably just lazy and would rather do it the easy way. C'est la vie. The phone is SGS unrooted 2.3.4 - Touch Wiz. ...
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Can you factory reset an Android device but not wipe away info on the SD card?

I am looking into factory resetting my 2.2 Android tablet. Is there a way to do this without wiping the contents of the SD card?
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Will my Android device change to Gingerbread when I factory reset it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will factory resetting my device remove the Android upgrade? I have read over other people's questions and happened to stumble upon someone whose device had downgraded ...
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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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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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Upgraded my phone from 1.6 to 2.2 Android version, if I restore “Factory Settings”, which version it will be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will factory resetting my device remove the Android upgrade? I upgraded my Galaxy 551 from 1.6 to 2.2 Android version some time ago with Samsung Kies, now I want to make ...
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can't seem to get rid of applications even after formating/restocking/flashing. help?

I have a galaxy tab p1000 I have been trying to upgrade it for 3 days straight now with many tutorials from 2.2 froyo to anything newer but i keep coming back to square one - my old applications keep ...
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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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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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Does a factory reset on a Galaxy Nexus wipe the virtual sd card directory?

I'm looking into wiping my Galaxy Nexus, but I need to know whether or not a factory reset will also wipe the virtual SD card on the phone. If it does, is there an alternative way to wipe without ...
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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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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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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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Does factory reset remove apps that install into the /system from an unroot phone

Suppose the following situation: End-user have a unroot phone. (the phone is not rooted). End-user install a app, which actually is a System app and is installed in the /system of the phone. So, ...
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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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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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How to hard reset of a Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 which I cannot put in recovery mode?

I don't have much hope. Here is what's happening Galaxy S GT-I9000 keeps crashing at startup : com.sec.android.provider.logprovider crashes and other ones android.process.acore So I cannot reach ...
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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 can I reset my SGH-999?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-999) and am trying to do a hard reset. Somewhere along the line, things got a bit messed up. It keeps telling me I have a firmware update, and when I click start to ...
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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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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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Can I wipe my phone even if I use it for 2-step verification?

I fear that if I reset my phone to factory defaults I'll never be able to access my Google Account again, since I use the Google Authentication app on it to provide the 2nd step of the verification. ...
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How to turn off vibration during a factory reset?

I am experimenting with my phone quite a lot, and I need to do a factory reset quite often (several times per day). Everything works fine, but it vibrates several times during the factory reset. And ...
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Inconsistent UIDS and wiping a data partition

I've inherited my wife's Android phone (GT540) when she got a newer, shining one :-) We think to have factory reset it (via the privacy option), and in fact it has finally stopped to refer to her ...
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Certain Wi-Fi network not available on Motorola Milestone with Cyanogenmod

I have a Motorola Milestone with Cyanogenmod 7.2.0. Phone is working without any problems. I was using this phone with my own Wi-Fi network. Something happened, and after that I'm not able to ...
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Root Android then Restore Factory Defaults

If one roots an Android device (smartphone), what happens when Factory data reset is performed after that? Will the device remain rooted?
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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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Should I run a factory reset on my phone to speed it up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Factory reset to restore performance? What are the disadvantages? I have a Motorola Droid 2 Global phone, but it has become somewhat slow. It sometimes takes it a couple ...
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Doing a clean install of Android on a Nexus phone or tablet

Recently I had a problem where my Nexus S phone would not upgrade to Jelly Bean. During the upgrade process I was getting an error message saying one of the files on my current system is corrupted, so ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to do Factory Reset

I know the topic has been covered here. But this is something different. I got a Tablet in my workplace to work with. It has a primary email Id for which I don't know the password. So to remove this, ...
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Locked out of Android Vortex MID *permission denied with ADB

Here's the back story: I bought an used Android tablet. The guy said the power connector was broken so the tablet wont be charged. I took it apart and figured out the battery was dead. I have an ...
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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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Factory reset an LG P500h

I just managed to prevent my LG P500h android phone from booting by uninstalling the home screen. I'm not a very smart man. Now, my phone can only get to the android logo, and is totally unusable. ...
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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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can't update, can't do a factory reset

I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.4. For a while now it's been trying to prompt me to install newer versions. Every time I try, it restarts, displays the cute robot error screen and doesn't come ...
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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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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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Cannot connect to Facebook, hosts file seemingly ignored

I have a Motorola Atrix. My country used to block Facebook, so I decided to add its ip to the /etc/hosts file about 3 months ago and it worked in the browser, but the Facebook app did not. Now my ...
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Alternative ways to factory reset?

My Android 2.3 system my PMP3384 tablet somehow crashed so seriously that I cannot even do a factory hard reset, because I cannot get to settings, only the following message appears again and again: ...
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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 ...