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't get past the PIN-screen of my newly bought used S4

I recently bought a used Samsung Galaxy S4. The problem is that the previous owner did not factory reset is and even after putting in the memory and SIM-card from my old phone, I can’t get past the ...
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DNS on phone (LG II e440) not working even after hard reset

After I tried to root my phone (LG II e440) DNS is not working any more. I can access the local router as well as the printer in the home network via their IP addresses, but no DNS resolution seems ...
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M8 Box Hard Reset Issue

I just hard reset my M8 amlogic box to add a new community bills update but now it will not reboot. There is power on the box but no feed to the HDMI so nothing comes up :( Any ideas on how to fix ...
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How to reset samsung edge s6?

My Samsung has crashed, I can see that it's on but it does not respond to any button clicks nor shuts down Tried this and it does not work. How to reset Samsung edge s6?
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Would my phone have to be reactivated after factory reset?

I want to know if I will have to reactivate my phone since it is already currently on through boost mobile. It is a LG tribute for which I paid a full $35 for a prepaid plan on June 27,2015. It is ...
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my s3 is not working after reset

i did a master reset without the sim card and them it took me to the recovrey screen and i put erase all data and reboot and it turned off and then back on but the screen was t mobile and i took out ...
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wiping device and re-entering account info reloads all previously loaded apps

My phone was running quite slow so I decided to wipe it and re-enter my account info into it. After I did that all the apps I had previously had installed started re-downloading themselves. My contact ...
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Factory reset without resetting settings

On a Sony Xperia, there is a way.to reset the settings, and not data. Is there a way to reset the data, without resetting the settings. I am not accepting any methods needing root. I find it a hassle ...
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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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How to remove spywares from factory reset list?

I have a lenovo phone with Android in it. The phone is so infected by auto installed apps for the past few weeks that I've decided to do a factory reset. However, the factory reset happen to reinstall ...
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does factory reset delete my gmail contacts, drive files, google plus photos e.t.c?

I have a Note 4 and this is my first smartphone ever. So I'm illiterate about all these sync, backup, restore, reset stuff on smartphones. I setup the phone to sync all my contacts, google drive, ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy y does not boot even after factory-reset

Suddenly my Samsung Galaxy Y start to stuck at Samsung screen (not the initial Galaxy Y screen) and keep on restarting after that point. The situation is verymuch similar to this. I did a ...
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My android is not turning on

My android(4.0) is not turning on.When I press the power button it shows the company logo and stays like that(it stayed for 1 day like that!).I may have accidentally removed paths using type fresh.The ...
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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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HTC Desire C stopped working after factory reset

I have a HTC Desire C. I performed a reset to factory settings. It went through the whole process, was shutting down to restart but it never restarted and now I can't even turn it on. I have pulled ...
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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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How to set up BIOS-like password on Android device? [duplicate]

Setting a screen lock password or SIM pin or both is fine for securing some aspects of your mobile device. But what if, as a nasty joke, someone manages to grab a hold of your device and hits the ...
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No keyboard after factory reset. Can't install keyboard on phone with bluetooth, google play, sd card, etc

I have a Coolpad Quattro with Gingerbread 2.3. I didn't like the keyboards that came with the phone so I deleted them and got another one from the app store. Because my phone was running slowly, I did ...
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how do i reset my htc desire 510 when factory/hard reset buttons wont work and i dont have my password?

I have tried holding volume down and power multiple times, i can't access the boot menu. I tried accessing it every way possible with no success. I cant get into the phone to reset because I don't ...
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Will my photos and videos be gone?

I have a samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0, and I forgot the password. I want to save my photos and videos but I am not sure whether a factory reset will do. Any suggestions?
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Paid app after phone reset missing

I have bought an app 3 months back. Recently I reset my phone to factory settings. I could not be able to find my app on google store. ( the one I bought 3 months back) Please help. Thanks
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I can only see my wallpaper when I turn my phone on - can't do anything else

When I try to turn my phone on (Motorola moto g) it does the normal Motorola loading screens but then when it gets to the point where it should be showing the screen lock it doesn't. all I can see is ...
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Factory reset Samsung Galaxy S3 without screen

The screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3 has bitten the dust, and is now remains completely black. The phone otherwise seems to be working, however (sounds play, the notification lights light, the touch ...
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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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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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apps on my tab are not connected on the internet but the browser does

I am using an android tablet and apple iPad2. I just noticed this morning That my apps on my tablet aren't working but my browser does. Now I'm using my iPad and everything is working fine, they are ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tablet

My SIM card was working fine until I did a factory reset. I took the card out before the reset. Now, my phone gives me an error message that it does not detect a SIM card, although it is in there. Can ...
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Is it possible to do a factory reset without losing application data? [duplicate]

I need to do factory reset of my phone, but don't want my applications to lose data. Is it possible to somehow move the apps to SD card and, later, back to the phone?
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How do I enable “Factory Reset Protection” in Lollipop

I keep reading that Android 5.0 has "Factory Reset Protection", the so-called "Kill Switch" soon to be mandated in California, but that it's opt-in. How do I opt in? I've looked thru settings, ...
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Wipe data/ factory reset problem

I tried to wipe data/factory reset my techno p5, but I a list of no, no, no, no, options.... I didn't see a yes option to selected to Finnaly reset my device
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is still “display version”, how can I change it?

Last Friday I switched carriers to Sprint and one of the things I got was a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. According to the people at the store the way they're able to give it for free is that it used to ...
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How do I properly unlink a device from Google if I no longer intend to use it?

I'm on my second Android phone and for both of the phones, there have been aspects where I was unsatisfied. These issues seemed to not happen on iPhone and I am thinking of making the switch. If I go ...
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My Android phone is completely reset, whats the best way to recover the deleted data?

A person at a phone store reset all the contents of my Motorola Moto G Android phone, and I did not give them permission to do so. I had many important pictures and videos, but the even more important ...
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Can I recover my data after accidental factory reset? [duplicate]

My phone just managed to do a factory reset, all on its own. Can I somehow retrieve at least the portion of the lost data? On computer for both linux and windows there are programs that can recover ...
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GS3 won't allow me to factory reset

Today when I went to grab my phone, it was on the Samsung logo screen and wouldn't load. I tried force powering it down and restarting it. It then got to the Samsung Galaxy S III logo but wouldn't ...
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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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Phone is Stuck in Boot Loop With Recovery Not Accessible

I have a Tecno P5 and wanted to flash ClockworkMod Recovery onto it. I used Recovery-Tools to do this with the file TECNO-P5_130916__recovery_140106-193223.img. The process completed and I was ...
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Hard Reset on a Locked S4 with a Broken Screen?

My Galaxy S4 LCD is broken and I'm sending it in for a new phone. I'd like to hard reset it to wipe it, but my screen does not show anything, and Kies will not allow me access to it because it is ...
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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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Unable to factory reset gt-s5830i

I'm in a big trouble let me explain. I have a GT-s5830i where I installed MIUI, I have also CWM Recovery 5.0.2.8. Now for many reasons I would like to factory reset my device to it's original ROM, ...
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How can you do a factory reset?

I have a ZTE grand x max+. It seem like I can never get out of ftm mode. On this phone. So can someone help me?
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After Factory Reset, how do you unlock phone when it is not connected to wifi?

I can't use my Samsung i9000 (Galaxy S1) for a number of years because I tried the screen lock incorrectly too many times. I no longer get that option, it just says "Too many pattern attempts" and ...
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I did a factory reset to sell my phone, and my photos are still there according to the new owner…

I need help in this strange situation! I did a factory reset and cleared everything in my HTC One X, erased all files and photos, removed all accounts, and sold the phone. Now all my photos (2150!) ...
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Is it possible to pull data using Android Debug Bridge on an N7 while soft bricked

I've tried countless fixes for my N7 being softbricked (No idea how it was done). I've resorted to using Android Debug Bridge, however I cannot get access to the device (device not recognized from CMD ...
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Does retrieving backup from SD card retrieve malware & virus, too?

I think I read in other questions here that you can reset your phone to factory setting to get rid of most bad stuff ordinary people can secretly put on your phone such as spy apps, malware, virus ...
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Uninstall Opera Mini

I have a preinstalled Opera Mini on my android phone. I rooted the device and uninstalled many preinstalled bloatware applications, including Opera Mini, using Titanium Backup. After some time, I did ...
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How can I successfully reset my tablet in Factory Mode?

I was struggling into the rootview of my Teclast P78S tablet trying to change the initlogo.rle image. I was going to replace it with a image of my own, when I accidentally deleted the original ...
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HTC One x Not responding to hard reset

I am using HTC one X and it turned off itself and its not turning on i tried hard reset , still nothing is happening , not even charging LED is glowing .Help me out please
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How to change Device ID without Root?

So, there is an app, 9chat. I was using it for a while, then out of nowhere, the app started to give me error: "Invalid user ID and Token!" I have LG G3 D855. I tried everything to log in to app ...