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 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 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 ...
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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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Android keyboard stopped working

I did a revert from CM10.1 to CM10. Now, my keyboard is broken. It does not stop crashing. I tried everything: Clearing data and cache restart of the app factory reset clearing dalvik and normal ...
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How can I get missing apps back after factory resetting my rooted x10 Mini?

I rooted my Sony Ericsson xperia x10 mini and linked my apps to my sd card using link2sd, I then factory reset my phone from the android privacy settings. superuser still exists on my phone how do ...
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application to restore/download all market applications after new rom is installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover apps from a factory reset? the AndyX Rom has a wonderful feature that grabs all applications previously installed from the market once you do all wipes ...
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Automatic factory reset and app installation

I have a Android tablet for which I want to do a factory reset, and then install some pre-defined applications. This has to be carried out by someone who has no computer experience and no Android ...
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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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Will factory resetting my device remove the Android upgrade?

I have upgraded my phone to Android 2.1. I need to reset my phone but I don't want to lose the upgrade. Is it possible to do this? How?
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Resetting Nexus 4 with cracked and Locked Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup data (sms/contacts) from a device with a broken screen? My Nexus 4 fell and cracked its screen: One of the caveats in its design is the glass on the ...
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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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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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Backup and restore CM10 on broken razr

My problem is a little bit complicated, I have a Razr (XT910) motorola phone, the screen is cracked and unusable, the tech support of my carrier (in Mexico) is unable to get the display from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Factory reset to restore performance? What are the disadvantages?

tl;dr: What bad things will happen if I do a factory reset? So I've had this original Droid for about a year and a half. I love this phone, and if only I could get it to be a bit faster and have a ...
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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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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 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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What to do before reformatting phone or setting back to factory state?

Recently it seems as if my phone has bogged down to a point where is is almost unusable (Droid Eris running 2.1). I'm on the verge of reformatting or setting back to a factory state. I was ...
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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. ...