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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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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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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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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Play Store is missing apps after restored from backup (EVO 4G)

I've seen some similar issues, but nothing quite the same as what I am having. Hopefully that means it is easy to fix. So, I recently backed up all my apps to my sd card using MyBackup and then ...
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How to Securely Delete Data from Phone and Card

I'm planning on selling my current Android (2.2) device and was wondering what is the best way to remove all of my data from the phone and memory card. Will a factory reset do it? What about ...
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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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Galaxy Nexus restarts non-stop before completely booting

I'm aware of the suddenly restarts of the Galaxy Nexus, but in my case it restarts before managing to boot completely and it does that in a non-stop loop. It happened while my phone was on a stand by ...
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how do i fix the imei problem my phone dispays invalid imei [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “Invalid IMEI ” after Factory reset? The phone is a g tide A702 dual sim with Android v2.2.1, MTK Platform I get an Invalid IMEI error after a ...
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How to reinstall android to the fresh stock?

I have recently bought a used HTC Evo 3D from the internet. The phone itself is in perfectly working condition and the software is in its original state; that means it's not rooted, it's not running ...
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How do I do a completely clean installation?

I've tried a few custom roms and now I want to reset my phone (they're all unstable). Wipe data/factory reset from recovery doesn't cut it. It leaves a lot of stuff behind. How do I do a completely ...
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Mobile network not available

I have serious problem with my Galaxy S2. Some guy stole my phone. With help from Samsung Dive, I gained his phone number because he put his Sim card in my phone. Then, with help from police, I got ...
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How to change google account without wiping? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How-to unlink the main Google account from android device without a factory reset I'd like to change the google account an unrooted Nexus One is linked to without ...
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Revert back to factory defaults after rooting and installing CM7

Rooting your Android and flashing CM7 seems pretty straightforward (SGS2 as an example). I'm a complete notice and notice that you have to replace the recovery partition thingy in the process. Lots ...
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How do I prevent applications from restoring after a factory reset?

I have a lot of apps I don't really use, and my phone has been misbehaving as of late. I'm thinking about just doing a factory reset, but the last time I did one, it restored all my applications, I ...
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how to prevent accidental factory reset in android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable or password protect my device's 'factory reset' function? is there any way to prevent the factory reset? like password protection? I ...
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If I do factory reset, set a different primary account, will I lose all the apps I already downloaded?

Assuming I purchased and downloaded a few apps, via the existing primary account from the Android Market: If I do factory reset, then set a different primary gmail account, will I lose all the apps ...
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Why does phone reset to Gingerbread instead of the version of Android that came with the OS when it was purchased?

When I first purchased an Android phone over a year ago the installed OS was Android 2.1 (Eclair). The OS has been updated twice by the carrier since then and now runs Gingerbread. However, I had to ...
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How to back up the address book?

I want to wipe the phone clean (or reset it, not sure about the nomenclature). Meaning, I'd like to get rid of all the apps, all the data, everything. Except for the contacts. I'd like to somehow ...
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Factory data reset is not complete

I'd like to reset my tablet to factory settings. I used this option in my device but this was not complete. In the directory structure there are old application settings and I want to erase it to have ...
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MyTouch 3G Slide screen went Blank?

I have contacted Tmobile and they are going to be resending me a replacement. But I am wondering what all is stored on my phone that I am losing access to? And is there potential for when I send it ...
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What is hard reset and what is factory reset?

It is mentioned at XDA Developers that one should do Factory reset or hard reset. I'm a bit confused about what is hard reset? Factory reset I suppose is using the option in settings to reset phone ...
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Backup contacts, photos, apps, remove google account, and replace with dummy account

I want to unlink my main Google account from my phone and use a dummy account instead. I don't really use any of Google's services on my phone like gmail, voice, etc. For security, loss reasons and to ...
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Difference between formatting & wipe

Is there any difference in "wipe" (from the recovery mod) and factory reset from the android OS? Does factory reset/wipe remove the custom ROM? I need to know because after doing the "ALL wipe" from ...
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HTC Desire - phone's dead

I was trying my application on HTC Desire when I realized there was a problem with the app so I force stop it. Next thing is the screen freezed - HTC white welcome screen. I tried rebooting several ...
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How to fix “Invalid IMEI ” after Factory reset?

The question is simple "How to fix "Invalid IMEI " after Factory reset?" After factory reset my phone starts showing "Invalid IMEI" on both SIM slots and I can't call or to being called. The phone is ...
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How to fix Invalid IMEI number on HTC HD2 phone after factory reset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “Invalid IMEI ” after Factory reset? Hi. I followed Three.ie support and performed a factory reset on my HTC HD2 running Android 2.2.1. It now ...
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Is it possible to wipe the phone without uninstalling the apps?

I'm having problems with my Google account in my phone and because of that I want to remove it and add it again. When I try to do it, it tells me that I can't remove it unless I restore to factory ...
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How can I have android reinstall my installed apps after I do a factory reset?

I have a nexus one and I installed a bunch of apps on it. After I do a 'factory reset', I go back to 'Android Market' and I see it is trying to download the apps I installed before. However, all of ...
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What is the right way to backup my whole phone?

I did a factory reset last night, and I'd like to try to mod my G1 but I want to make sure I have a good, complete recovery image. Preferably one that will restore things like my K9 mail settings, in ...
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How can I do a factory reset on a MyTouch 3G Slide?

I have a MyTouch 3G Slide w/ Android 2.2 and am having issues with the text messaging freezing up. I am trying to do a factory reset and looked under settings, sd card memory and security for the ...