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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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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Weird Galaxy mini stock rom

I bought a galaxy mini from past and i was happy using it but it bricked it so i got few official roms but i found the good one and it was a bit weird the language is not english its a bit diffrent ...
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Factory Reset NYX mobile Android 4.0

I have a Nyx Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, running Android 4.0. I need to do a factory reset, but I'm still not able to do it. How do I do it? I'm able to get the little android man with the red ...
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Iphone passcode won't let me get into my phone [on hold]

Right then guys I turned my phone on this morning, saying I am not putting the correct pin in why this? I haven't changed it & no its the right code as I use the phone daily anybody had this ...
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LG G4 factory reset data corruption?

I was factory reseting my LG G4 and my phone powered off. It wont boot up now. I know some versions of the LG G4 have a boot loop problem. I was wondering though if since it was shut off in the middle ...
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Factory reset a woo tablet

I tried to reset a woo tablet 7" without success: When pressing [Power button] + [Volume Up] I can see the android icon with the warning icon but nothing happens! pressing [Power button] + [Volume ...
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Android Factory Reset: My phone shows weird options when I enter recovery mode, and no button selects anything

I checked different tutorials to factory-reset my phone, and this one applies to my phone's model. I had once factory reset this phone successfully, but I have forgotten what had worked for me.. I ...
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Malicious malware on phone. How can I make it like new again?

I have ran multiple anti-virus apps I have factory reset my phone. Probably gained root access. I know I will probably have to reinstall the OS. I have upgraded to android 6.0 (marshmellow) but ...
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I absolutely cannot factory rest my Huawei H881C tracfone

Every function on my Huawei H881C tracfone have "unfortunately stopped". I've tried many times to factory reset my phone but it WILL NOT do it. Please help i'm out of options!
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Why is “unfortunately, ims service has stopped” still appearing after factory reset?

I just updated this morning. And, sadly I got the error. I tried so many solutions, from safe mode to adjusting message settings to factory reset. After factory reset and wiping the cache, IMS Service ...
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How long should a factory reset take?

I did a factory reset on my LG Optimus L70, and it showed a screen that said "Erasing..." Shortly after, it showed the MetroPCS splash screen, and it's been stuck on this screen for over 2 hours. How ...
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Stuck on “Checking for Updates” after Factory Reset from Recovery Mode

I'm using a Gran Prime, Samsung Galaxy. I've tried a few things, to no avail. Any ideas on what to do?
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Should I format /sdcard and /data if I want to wipe all personal data with Cyanogenmod?

I'm trying to completely wipe all personal data from my Nexus 4 with CM installed. I've seen different advice on different sites for making sure all my data is gone: Just do 'Factory Reset'. Do ...
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How can I factory reset my Android Mini 7100 Phone?

I'm unable to go to recovery mode to factory reset (wipe my cache/data) my Android Mini 7100 Phone (Android GingerBread 2.3.x) because I forgot my phone lock combination. I tried resetting it using: ...
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How to bypass “Verify your account” (Factory Reset Protection)

I won a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, signed into it with my Google account, played around with it, wiped it, and sold it. Now the person can't get past setup because it's saying he must login with an ...
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Overmax Basecore 10 ii (reset/firmware reset/recover)

There’s an overmax basecore 10 ii tablet which is in need of repair or updating. So I thought that a factory reset will be enough, but it seems there is a little hitch, no volume button on the device ...
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Factory reset Mikona 7" tablet

My 5 year old had Mikona 7" tablet (MHTMID-B718DC8-B) and 3 days after that, it's starting to give messages such as Unfortunately Launcher has stopped Unfortunately System UI has stopped He ...
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Can a Nexus 6P be factory reset when screen cannot be used and phone off?

I broke my Nexus 6P screen, so am replacing it - usually I would factory the phone. However, I can't as the screen is completely black. I power cycled the phone, but I am unable to enter the pattern ...
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Recovery is not working on Huawei MediaPad 7 lite

A friend of mine owns this tablet and has entered the password incorrectly too many times and now the device is locked asking for a Google account. Unfortunately the Google account password is ...
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My phone does not react to stock recovery factory reset and does not respond to flashing cwm

I have an Alcatel 4030e. Last night after I charged it full, things spammed me like android.process.acore etc. has stopped. It is ridiculously unusable right now. Flashing CWM, adb and factory ...
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Reset huawei Ascend P7

I'm trying to reset my phone, but It doesn't work. When I try to reset it via android settings, it restarts, shows the Huawei logo and shutsdown. When I manually restart it its back to its original ...
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Failed upgrade, now stuck in recovery mode(Myphone model:my27)

My phone is now stuck and when I turn it on, it says NO COMMAND/Error it happen when i update my system, because it always updates. I leave my phone at my room but when I came back, my phone says ...
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Resetting Nexus 6 requires previous account

Same wifi previous person registered on the phone left I reset the phone after language selection (and wifi selection), I get the problem Device says This device was reset. To continue, sign in ...
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Sony Xperia Z locked screen, no internet connection, does not connect to computer

I have a bit of an issue with my old Sony Xperia Z phone. A couple of months ago I lent it to a friend (now ex friend) who decided she would change the pattern lock. When she returned the phone she ...
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How can I reset a ViewSonic Viewpad 7 - “recovery mode” isn't working

A friend is getting rid of all his old geek stuff before emigrating, and he's given me a second-hand ViewSonic Viewpad 7 (Model VS13761). Problem is, it's locked and he can't remember the unlock ...
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Asus Zenfone 5 phone not turning on after factory reset

I received an error message on my phone Unfortunately, the process.android.process.acore has stopped. So I have tried to factory reset it. Now it doesn't turn on at all. It just shows the Intel ...
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Injoo Fire Plus 3G : How hard reset (what are the keys to press )?

I have Injoo fireplus 3G. and I have tried a lot of options (keys) to hard reset/factory reset. I have tried following combination after R and D on web but failed. My android have kitkat version of ...
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Samsung s 6 stuck at checking for updates after reseting phone

My Samsung s 6 is stuck at checking for updates after reseting phone. How do i fix it??? When it reset, it was stuck at the checking for updates screen. I tried rebooting it and reseting it once but ...
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What are the different ways to initiate an android phone erase

This morning I woke up without my alarm. My alarm hadn't gone off because my phone wasn't working. On the screen I had a message "Erasing...". The screen looked similar to this (source: ...
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Can you bypass the FRP on a Huawei Mate 8?

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 and I can't set it up due to the Google account verification in the setup process. I've messaged the seller asking for the account details but he doesn't know. I don't ...
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Can I bypass the Google Verification on my Huawei Mate 8? [duplicate]

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 and I can't set it up due to the Google account verification in the setup process. I've messaged the seller asking for the account details but he doesn't know. I don't ...
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Inconsistent UIDS and wiping a data partition

I've inherited my wife's Android phone (GT540) when she got a newer, shining one :-) We think to have factory reset it (via the privacy option), and in fact it has finally stopped to refer to her ...
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Asus zenfone 5 : needed to reset my phone to factory version

I am new on this site, and I am redirected from stackoverflow.com today, for my below question. I searched certain websites about how to reset the phone to the older version. The factory reset ...
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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. ...
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What will I lose if I reset my samsung Galaxy SI (GTi9000)?

I've had this phone for two years so all my photos are saved on the actual phone (not a micro SD card). I'm wondering if I reset it, will I lose all the photos saved on my phone? I'm not bothered ...
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Contacts not synced after factory reset

I factory reset my Moto G (Android 5.1) yesterday. After restart my some contacts were not synced in the phone. I checked at Gmail. Those missing contacts are not even showing in Gmail. I also tried ...
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Can I safely do a factory reset without losing root?

Sadly my quesiton isn't that simple. To make sure everyone unerstands I will explain as short but specific as possible: Initial: stock state, not rooted, nothing special I updated my HTC One M8 to ...
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Phone storage damaged. Try reformattting it

After 2-3 hours of recharging, I booted my phone(Symphony W69Q, Android 4.4.2). But I got a notification showing on the top: "Phone storage damaged. Try reformattting it." I tried but there was no ...
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Is it possible to factory reset Sony Xperia J when I forgot the pattern code?

So basically, my friend asked me if it's still possible to factory reset his phone in any way when the pattern code was entered 20 times and it locked itself. The only way to do it right now is to ...
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Upon setup, cannot establish a reliable connection

My GoClever Orion 785 (Jellybean) tablet froze and wouldn't proceed past the initial boot screen. I had to perform a hard reset via the power and vol+ buttons and prepared myself to reconfigure the ...
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Many bugs appearing on factory reset

I have a Lava Iris X8 device running Android 4.4 Kitkat. One day it showed a error "Unfortunately com.android.phone has stopped. " It wasn't detecting the SIM card too. I looked up this problem on ...
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Can the disk digger app restore a file even after factory reset

I recently read about how disk digger app works for android, I wanted to know if the app could search the memory and find the deleted files even after doing factory reset?
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How to remotely release my Android phone for a new user? [duplicate]

A. I own an Android phone (Note 5). B. I left it at a friend's who leaves abroad. I reset the phone manually through the recovery menu (that's how I have always reset my Android devices). C. Now, my ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 factory-reset lead to boot-loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I factory-reset my phone from the Settings option, but it is taking too much time. It has been 24 hours already, but the device is only boot-looping. I've also tried to ...
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Nexus 5 failed recovery due to /data partition

I got a nexus 5 off of eBay, the seller said he had tried to root it and failed so I thought I would have a crack at it. I thought it would be an easy restore but I ran into a few problems: Phone ...
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Kindle Fire HD Stuck - Recovery broken and cant acess fastboot

Ive had my Kindle Fire HD for quite a while now. I rooted it about 9 months ago and its been working fine. I now want to do a system reset and a bit more hacking on it. When i go to factory-reset my ...
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Factory reset is disabled by kill switch on LG L16C

I cannot do a factory reset on a LGL16c, it comes up with screen to confirm reset and agreeing to wipe data, I say yes to both. Then it comes up with a screen that says Factory reset is disabled ...
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How to bypass “Verify your account” on a samsung galaxy j2 [Solved]

Hello i am unable to bypass "Verify your account" After installing and opening this "RootJunky APK" from this answer What opened settings then i did a factory reset -> Back up and Reset -> Factory ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 mini continuously rebooting

I woke up to find My Samsung Galaxy s3 mini asking me to select a language and time and sign into my Samsung account, like it was a brand new phone. As I tried to do this it kept rebooting. eventually ...
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WiFi won't stay on after factory reset

I have PendoPad 7" tablet (PNDP5M7BLK) on Android 5.0.2. My wife reset it using factory reset, and the WiFi won't stay on so I can't connect to internet. Any ideas?