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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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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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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Cracked screen on sony xperia z

Sony xperia z screen cracked, I need to delete text messages as I have sold phone, can anyone help? I can only press screen in certain areas so I can't click on factory reset or delete messages one by ...
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How do I do remove a lock pattern from samsung gt-i5800?

I have a samsung gt-i5800 and I forgot the pattern, and after too many tries, it puts me on a screen on which it asks me to login with a google account, which I've tried but nothing has worked. I ...
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Restricted access change solution to MOTO G dual sim android [on hold]

how to remove appearance of caption of Restricted access changed in moto g dual sim motorola android mobile phone
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Is it possible to install Nexus factory reset images on other Android devices

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: prestigio multipad 7.0 ultra plus tablet pc pmp 36 70b

How to factory reset prestigio multipad 7.0 ultra plus tablet pc pmp 36 70b? It boots to gmail sign in page, then it says wrong password, though it's not connected to the internet, it doesn't even ...
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Changed from dalvik to art now storage is 0.0B? android.system.process stopped

Device: Moto G The process is stopped over the lock screen. How do I access the file manager? How do I change from Art to Dalvik? I can't change to Dalvik from settings.
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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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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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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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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 properly factory-reset a Samsung Galaxy S2?

I did a factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy S2 like this: switch off phone hold down buttons Volume Up, Home and Power until phone boots into "Android System Recovery" mode select wipe/factory reset ...
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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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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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Downgrade Nexus 4 from 4.4 to 4.2

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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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 do I factory reset/wipe Galaxy Note 2 with no screen?

My phone's LCD is broken but the rest of the phone works 100%. I can't do the normal steps to erase the phone because I can't interact with the menu on the screen to do so. I would like to erase ...
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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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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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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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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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Cyanogenmod: Encryption unsuccessful

I encrypted my phone. That worked fine. Then I installed another version of Cyanogenmod. This cannot decrypt the data (which is OK: There is no important data on the phone). It tells me to perform a ...
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Is it possible to pull data using Android Debug Bridge on an N7 while soft bricked

I've tried countless fixes for my N7 being softbricked (No idea how it was done). I've resorted to using Android Debug Bridge, however I cannot get access to the device (device not recognized from CMD ...
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t-mobile zte v768 concord factory reset [duplicate]

I have a t-mobile concord it was locked to a specific carrier after receiving the phone I had to unlock it for my present carrier, I'm considering a factory reset and I want to know if after the reset ...
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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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How to factory reset S3 with screen not working but phone working?

My phone turns on, I hear notifications when I receive SMS (as sound works) but the screen is damaged. Nothing displays at any time and I cannot interact with touch. I have replaced my damaged phone ...
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How to use Titanium Backup to keep stuff through factory reset?

I'm looking to factory reset my Nexus 4, which is currently running CyanogenMod 11 M7, because of an issue inside the ROM that requires a reset (Themes Provider crashing on every launch). I have ...
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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 TB Donate Version restore

I have a Cricket 4G ZTE Sonata Z740G. It is rooted and using Android 4.1.2 JB. I was playing around with the security settings and set a SIM lock. The phone then asked me for a PUK code to operate. I ...
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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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I factory-formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos

One month ago I accidentally formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos. I have tried so many programs like Dr.phone, recuva and so on – but i got nothing, or it required the phone to be rooted (I ...
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Even after a factory reset the nexus 7 won´t work!

I´ve tried the latest Android update into my Nexus 7 (1º gen) tablet. Something went wrong in the middle of the process (it was something to do with the software, because the battery was full and the ...
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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 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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No keyboard after factory reset. Can't install keyboard on phone with bluetooth, google play, sd card, etc

I have a Coolpad Quattro with Gingerbread 2.3. I didn't like the keyboards that came with the phone so I deleted them and got another one from the app store. Because my phone was running slowly, I did ...
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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, ...
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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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Will a Factory Reset on an unlocked Samsung S2 4G T989 from T-Mobile relock the phone?

I have a Samsung S2 4G T989 from T-Mobile which is unlocked. It is currently using ion Indian carrier. I want to Factory Reset it. Will it be locked again after performing a reset? I don't have any ...
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How can i Prevent an Android phone from Factory Reset?

I have installed a mobile monitoring app, and I want to make it more secure. can I prevent App uninstallation from the device, even by a factory reset? Or How can i Prevent a phone from Factory Reset ...
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Prevent Google Play from reinstalling apps after factory reset

I've got multiple Android devices and have a plethora of apps. I've just done a factory reset on one in order to use it for development purposes only, however there are a couple of apps that I need ...
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Factory reset a bricked device on adb

My phone is stuck on android logo. What i want is to factory reset my phone. I can not do anything else than rebooting my phone Recovery is not available What i tried : (My phone is rooted)
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Factory reset generic android device

I have a cheap generic Android tablet (a Groupon special) that won't boot. My theory is that the storage is full because this happened to two different tablets after installing apps. update: I learned ...
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How to delete everything?

My phone is either infected or simply has an error in one of my apps and gives me the com.android.phone stopped error (plus the one like 44 01 21, don't remember exactly). I took phone to the ...
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Galaxy S2 - Unable to perform a hard reset

My S2 froze, I took out the battery and restarted it but it kept freezing on the pin screen. I have tried both soft and hard resets but still cannot get the phone to work. When performing the hard ...
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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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Is it possible to wipe Samsung S5 finger print scanner data from recovery

I heard Samsung S5 has finger print scanner to unlock screen. How reliable is this? If I perform a data wipe or factory reset via recovery will the finger print lock still works?
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Android 4.1.2 Settings Subcategory missing

I have a japanese phone (Fujitsu F-02e) and recently I did a factory reset. After the factory reset I found out that the Accounts subcategory is missing. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back? ...
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Tab 2 recovering data from hung device

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 stuck on logo screen during reboot. I did go through several threads on this and other sites, and pretty much all of them suggested a factory reset, and not a single one said it ...