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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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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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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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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Will the 'wipe data/factory reset' option in clockworkdmod also wipe the internal sd card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does ClockworkMod Recovery's “Wipe Data” command also wipe the SD card? I've been using non wipe roms and I'm planning to do a full wipe, my backups etc ...
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Certain Wi-Fi network not available on Motorola Milestone with Cyanogenmod

I have a Motorola Milestone with Cyanogenmod 7.2.0. Phone is working without any problems. I was using this phone with my own Wi-Fi network. Something happened, and after that I'm not able to ...
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Root Android then Restore Factory Defaults

If one roots an Android device (smartphone), what happens when Factory data reset is performed after that? Will the device remain rooted?
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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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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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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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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 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 ...