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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Nexus 7 crashed and not restarting after factory reset

Nexus 7 tablet had crashed and didn't turn on beyond the loading screen, which just replays over and over. Tried a factory reset which fixed the problem temporarily, but after turning it off and back ...
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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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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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Where is the factory reset button on Android 4.0.3?

I would like to do a factory reset of my Android phone. All guides on the internet I read show a factory reset button under the Privacy tab in Settings. However I don't have this button. Where is it ...
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How to backup/restore specific apps for factory reset?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and now with Android 5.0 I would like to get rid of all the try and error I made with my first tablet through a factory reset. I want to backup and restore most of my apps but ...
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On system restore, will I lose my software updates?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and have it updated to 4.1.2 from ICS. If I restore my phone to factory settings (either by going to settings or by rooting), will I lose my updates? If so, is there any ...
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What do I select when I'm in my system recovery menu?

I've just opened an Allwinner A23 tablet and have tried to get it to work, but it stays on a screen that says "android". I've got into the android system recovery menu but I'm unsure which selection I ...
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How do I reset a Shinco MID-7000B tablet?

It does not have any volume up or down buttons. The touch screen won't work either. I guess a factory reset would help restore the settings including the sensitivity of the gadget.
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Does Factory Reset reset Xposed Modifications, especially on Note 3 SM-N900 Exynos?

or I need other steps to RESTORE Xposed and everything back to like I first receive it without the need to Flash with Odin. Because I either hard or softbricked my device using it! I am scared of it ...
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I reset my ZTE velvet android cell phone and now I can not call out or receive incoming calls and no messaging either

I just bought a ZTE velvet android phone 2weeks ago today last night I factory reset it and now I can not send or receive text messages I can not call out OnThe phone and I can not receive calls. What ...
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Maintaing a list of “must install” apps for new Android phones

Is there a option to maintain a list of must have apps which would always install on my phone when I loggin with that accounts email. For example when you factory reset a phone or by a new one, it is ...
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Power and volume down menu… What kind of trouble am I getting into?

Model ZTE N9500 Carrier: Sprint Messing around with various button combinations I found this one and up popped a very interesting menu my question is. What are the respective purposes / consequences ...
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Screen smashed and need to delete/wipe/reset everything [duplicate]

My screen is smashed and the screen does not work at all on my Samsung Galaxy phone, so I was wondering how reset the phone (delete all the pictures mainly) by not using the way where you have to ...
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Can I recover Android for Galaxy S4 after installing other operation system?

I want to try to use ubuntu on my Galaxy S4 Active. Is there possible to recover Android from Samsung for Galaxy S4 after my using Ubuntu?
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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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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 to reset settings on Lava E-Tab Z7C

I rooted my Lava E-Tab Connect Z7C a few weeks ago. Then I tried some commands in a terminal emulator and ran some scripts in smanager to install a custom recovery. But it didn't work. Instead, ...
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Unable to connect to network after factory reset

Today I did a factory reset on my phone (Galaxy y GT-S5360T) to attempt to free up some space (it worked, thankfully) and now I can't seem to connect to any wifi network. I am currently running the ...
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Can I restore downloaded paid apps after a factory reset?

I need to factory reset my phone. However, I need to know whether I will be able to download the applications I paid for on Google Play once I do the reset, and download them onto my phone at no ...
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Recover media after factory reset (One Plus One)

I've recently done a factory reset on my OPO. I though I didn't need anything on it anymore but now I do actually need some pictures who were on it before the reset. I'm trying to get those pictures ...
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Unable to enter recovery mode & download mode

I was formatting my Alcatel OT 918N from recovery mode. After deleting cache partition and wiping data from recovery mode I restarted my phone but then it went in an infinite boot loop i.e. it starts ...
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Is it possible to preserve the Device ID while doing a factory reset?

Does factory reset restore the Device ID or create a new one? I have a rooted device that I would like to restore but want to keep the ID so that I won't have the issue of creating new accounts on ...
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Android remote factory settings restore

My friend has asked me about the possibility of do a remote "factory settings restore" in his android devices. He works with android tablets and needs to do an automatic factory-reset every day. Do ...
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Can thief unlock stolen phone that was locked by Android Device Manager?

My phone was recently stolen. Luckily, I enabled Android Device Manager awhile ago. So, I locked the phone via the web app of Android Device Manager. Can the thief unlock my phone? I'm not asking ...
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In Explorer, after performing factory reset Google play store converted to Market place

I performed factory data reset of my another device "HTC Explorer". And before performing the reset Play store was there but now it disappears, and instead of play store now its Market place. So how ...
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Mediacom 932i in loop at start. Chances Of Data Recovery before Factory resetting?

my tablet Mediacom 932i got bricked (at the start Mediacom Logo in loop forever) A simple request: Is Factory Reset the onlY way to make it start again? (no problem, I can do it) But I would love not ...
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Everything Disappears After Reboot

I used my tablet as usual and shut it down. The next evening I turned it on, audio sonic came on screen then Android but then this repeated several times, when it did start up I had no little icons ...
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I'm trying to factory reset my phone but…?

...when it reaches the point where it asks to confirm my PIN, an error message saying "Unfortunately, Android keyboard (AOSP) has stopped". So i'm unable to type my pin in. Any suggestions?
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How to revert phone to state before last-but-one factory reset?

Two days ago I found my non-rooted Nexus 5 in my pocket asking me which language I like. It looks like it has been factory-reset, and I suppose that one of my corporate accounts has reacted on ...
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htc wildfire s android 2.3 broken volume key AND pin locked impossible to recover?

debugging mode disabled volume keys broken pin locked STOCK ROM pin locked and no option to reset via google despite multiple attempts of failed pin entry Can't hard reset with no volume buttons ...
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How to recover apps from a factory reset?

I have some apps installed on my device and I want to perform a factory reset. Is there a simpler way to re-install my applications after the reset (with the least possible number of user ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not working after FACTORY RESET & HARD RESET

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Everything was just fine a week ago, untill it started freezing like 10 times a day. I deleted the apps i recently installed but the phone kept on freezing. yesterday i ...
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My phone got factory reset and all data wipes, can I find out how?

Today morning after a long taxi ride (I am travelling this week, persobal vacation), I took my phone from my pocket and it seemed to be turned off. I switched it on and the phone started up as it was ...
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Is it possible to install Nexus factory reset images on other Android devices [duplicate]

The device I want to install Nexus onto is the Onda VI10 tablet. I found some Nexus factory images here, and I would like to install them. Is this possible?
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Factory reset upon unlocking

For security reasons, I want to be able to specify two lock passwords (or patterns) as follows : One for normal unlocking the device. Another one if entered, the device will factory reset itself ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) cannot wipe data/factory reset [duplicate]

I'm trying to factory reset nexus 7. But smth went wrong (see screenshots). Why all this errors can occur? What can I do to bring my tablet to live? Could it be hardware issue? Recovery mode ...
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Downgrade Nexus 4 from 4.4 to 4.2 [duplicate]

I have recently updated my Nexus from 4.3 to 4.4 . But having an immediate requirement i would like to downgrade back to 4.2 . I originally bought it with 4.2. Any step by step to downgrade back ...
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Can “find my phone” still track my Samsung Galaxy s4 after factory reset?

Just lost my samsung Galaxy s4 this weekend. If the thief has removed the sim card and reset to factory mode, does the "find my phone" app still work or does it also get removed. Been trying to track ...
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How do I reset the input language to English when I can't read the current language?

I have a Nexus 4 with the latest OS. I accidentally set the input to Arabic. Now I don't know how to reset to English. I tried re-booting but it did not revert to English. I would like to avoid a ...
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Google Authenticator and Switching or Resetting your Phone

My phone isn't working so well, so I'd like to factory reset it. However, I use Google Authenticator for a number of different websites. How can I resume using it after I rest my phone? Can I wipe ...
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Fully Wipe Nexus Device

I have a Nexus 7 2013 WiFi-only (flo) device. I rooted it and just generally messed around with it. Now I want to put it back to complete stock everything (bootloader, recovery, ROM, etc) AND ...
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how to survive a program from factory reset

I want to that a program / software like facebook/gmail/ or any game will survive after factory reset with its configuration as before reset means email id password automatically configured after ...
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How to prevent Motorola Cliq from factory reset upon startup?

I have a Cliq (MB200) which I successfully rooted. I would like to permanently disable the Motoblur application which always appears at startup. Until now I've been using the "#eebluroff" code to ...
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How to hard reset a Samsung Galaxy GT-i5800?

My Samsung Galaxy GT-i5800 has had the wrong pass entered too many times, and now it's not opening up. So how do I do a factory reset on it, since all the workarounds I've tried (phoning it, mashing ...
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What happens with my messages and contacts after factory reset

Lately i'm having some problems with my HTC EVO 3D. It freezes all of a sudden, sometimes the screen doesn't respond well to touch etc, and i have to do a hard reset. Since i believe it is due to a ...
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Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? [duplicate]

Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? Does it vary by ROM - I'm on CyanogenMod 11 M7 Nexus 4, will it?
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Problem with resetting Simply Tabletz tablet, no reset or volume buttons

I have a tablet that was marketed by simply tablets, I have had it for about a year and it has worked great, until two days ago, then all of a sudden I get the start screen that says simply tablets ...
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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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Reinstall Samsung Stock Apps

A few months earlier, I got a Samsung Galaxy S4. Immediately I rooted it and used NoBloat to unistall some stock apps. One of those apps was Gear Manager, since I didn't plan to get one at the time, ...
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turn off mobile after some time when done factory reset

I lost my data from android device manager app from web. I have mistakenly click erase button in web. I have wipe data factory reset in samsung s2 i9100 using ClockworkMod Recovery (Process). Done, ...