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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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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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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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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My Samsung Galaxy Spica crashed, a factory reset didn't fix the problem

After a factory-reset on my Samsung Spica, followed by a recovery setup the phone keeps hanging with the setup-wizard. Does anybody has a solution for that? OK, it's not recovery setup, it's the ...
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where is factory data reset option on Android 2.3.5?

Where is the Factory Data Reset option on an HTC ChaCha Android 2.3.5 phone? I haven't been able to find the option anywhere, and it is recommended to free up memory, which is short in this phone. ...
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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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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 can I restore IMEI code after factory reset?

The phone is a Hero H2000 dual sim with Android v2.2.1, MTK Platform I get an Invalid IMEI error after a factory reset. How can I fix this?
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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 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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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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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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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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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 do I factory reset when my Sprint LG phone that won't boot?

I have a Sprint LG model# LS670. When turning on the power it just displays the Android logo in a loop. How do I factory reset it?
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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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What does FTM mean on my phone?

I recently factory resetted my phone and then turned my phone off. Now that I've turned it back on The only thing it says is 'FTM'. I can't do anything to the screen not even turn it off again. How ...
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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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How can I completely reset android samsung galaxy s 4g?

My phone has gotten extremely slow, and the GPS no longer seems to function which is the main reason I got the phone. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile. Is it possible to reset it ...
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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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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 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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Android Market auto restore apps not working

After some problems I had to restore my phone. Before doing it I had enabled the option of google's security copy. Now I've linked my google account and market does nothing, it doesn't restore apps. ...
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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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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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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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How do I hard/factory/whatever reset a 1.6 tablet that will not boot?

I have one of those cheap 7" China jobs which I use as an eBook reader and not much more. Suddenly it won't start, by which I mean that I see the "BIOS screen" with the green Android robot and the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Factory reset left root intact?

I rooted my Dream/G1 last night and finally gave up on modding it (not for good mind you, but for the moment) and opted instead to just restore it to factory settings via Settings > SD card & ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What's the most complete way to erase all the data from my phone so it cannot be recovered?

I just got my replacement Droid and will be sending my current Droid back to Motorola. I'm sure they are going to refurbish it and resell it. I've backed up everything and I'm going to be keeping my ...