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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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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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 ...