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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Android Decrypt SD Card after Factory Reset

I have a Galaxy Note2 device, Android 4.4.2, in which I have my extCard encrypted using the settings option, for a force majore I had to reset factory settings. now i can't access my important files ...
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how to get back photo gallery pictures after factory resetting LG phone?

How can you get back erased photo gallery pictures after factory resetting (by Setup Wizard) LG phone ?
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Lenovo Yoga 8 stuck on erase screen after hard reboot

Lenovo Yoga 8 is stuck on the Erase screen after Format and cache clearing by hard reboot. My Lenovo Yoga8 tablet is automatically switch off, when I try to switch on its stuck in booting just ...
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What really happens during a factory reset? Does it securely erase all data?

When you "factory reset" an android phone, are you formatting the phone storage by securely erasing all data and writing over them with zeroes, or are you simply deleting the files by hiding them from ...
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Is it safe to Factory Reset my tablet to improve performance? Will I lose the uninstallable apps?

I'm going to reset my Android tab because its internal memory is low. Is it safe to erase the system data of my android tablet (not rooted)? If I restore the factory setting of my Android, will the ...
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I just reset my android phone, how do I recover my Chrome bookmarks?

I just reset my Moto G, hoping that the Chrome bookmarks would be synced to my account but they haven't and I lost them all. They were extremely valuable and I want all of them back. Please let me ...
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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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Unable to factory reset gt-s5830i

I'm in a big trouble let me explain. I have a GT-s5830i where I installed MIUI, I have also CWM Recovery 5.0.2.8. Now for many reasons I would like to factory reset my device to it's original ROM, ...
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Phone stuck on “Sign in with a google account that was previously synced on this device”

My Motorola Moto G3 was stolen yesterday (a man on a moped grabbed it from my hand). When I got home I changed my google account password and then went to Android Device Manager and requested that the ...
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Is is enough to do this as to hide data?

I had an optimus vu(sold) and i wanted to encrypt data but found no such option on it. I directly resetted it then started filling it up then resetted (did this process 3 times). Is it enough to make ...
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Is all data lost after factory reset?

I had an LG Optimus I phone (LG E410f) with Android (can't remember the exact version now, but I believe it was 4.1.2) -- and I had OI Notepad pp installed (app home is here). There were some very ...
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Using a mouse during initial setup

My phone is an Alcatel onetouch 3. The screen is cracked and completely unusable and the phone has been factory reset. Is there a way to use a mouse during the initial setup so I can use it to ...
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Factory reset on mako with broken digitizer and TWRP installed

I want to factory reset a mako with a broken screen and digitizer so I can sell it. The device is rooted and there is TWRP recovery and Cyanogenmod installed. As the screen and digitizer are broken I ...
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Phone hard-resetting after battery died once. Is it bricked?

While factory-resetting my Micromax A120, my phone battery died. I charged it up and switched it on. I see the Android bot has come up again with the nut rotating, indicating it is still resetting. ...
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How to factory reset a android sunrise

My Phone is an Lg Sunrise and it wont let me factory rest nor is the volume down and lock button working so what else could I do
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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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Hard Reset Fail on huawei mediapad

When i tryed to Hard reset my Huawei Mediapad the Android logo apears but when it gets to the loading on 10% Big red FAIL apears and small yellow text says Update Failed Press the Power key for 10 ...
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does factory reset delete my gmail contacts, drive files, google plus photos e.t.c?

I have a Note 4 and this is my first smartphone ever. So I'm illiterate about all these sync, backup, restore, reset stuff on smartphones. I setup the phone to sync all my contacts, google drive, ...
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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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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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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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Sony M4 Aqua hard reset

My Sony Xperia M4 aqua seems to be corrupted. It does boot but settings, internet, network, contacts doesn't work. I tried to use the factory reset method ( volume + power) but it doesn't seem to work....
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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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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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htc816g “no command” problem

i tried updating my htc 816 g it got stuck in the middle of the update saying "no command"? i even tried the factory reset but nothing is working. Please help as soon as possible.
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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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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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remove Gmail Account on Pre-Owned Galaxy s GT-I9000 used to activate mobile [duplicate]

Hard Factory Reset on Galaxy S GT-I9000 firmware version 2.3.3 Build Gingerbread doesn't delete or remove previous owners Gmail Account on my Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. All Apps have ...
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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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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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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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Make sure my app is on after factory reset

I'm making an app that I intend to put onto a bunch of tablets before giving them away in a give away. However obviously the people who get the tablet will use there google accounts, so is there ...
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How do I export Telegram contacts to my phone?

I'm new here. My little brother accidentally touched the "reset factory" button in settings, and now I don't have my contacts on my phone! I have 1500 (almost 400 business) contacts with more than ...
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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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Wipe Android phone before selling [duplicate]

What is the smartest way, before selling a mobile phone, to be sure that no one will be able to access my data? In my case we are talking about an LG G4.
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Retrieve private mode pictures from Samsung device after factory reset

I got a Galaxy S6 recently and none of my private mode pictures were transferred from my Galaxy S5 when Sprint transferred everything to my new phone. My normal pictures appeared when I entered my ...
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RCA TABLET RCT6773W22 frozen screen

Its frozen on the RCA screen with the 2 white dogs.. It the tablet doesn't have volume button on it how can reset it or what can be done
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Phone Factory Reset without carrier apps

I am trying to reset my phone (Samsung Galaxy X Cover 3) to factory defaults, using "Settings->Backup and Reset->Factory data reset". However, there is a step that the carrieer (Orange) has added, it ...
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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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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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How to factory-reset a tab that has no volume keys?

I forget the unlock password of my tablet. I try to factory reset but it doesn't have a volume key it have only the power button. So how do I reset my device?
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Why does my phone show “Android is upgrading…” dialogue whenever I switch it on?

I am using Infocus m260 (running Android 5.0.2) from the last month. I don't know what happened, but sometimes when I am using the device, it gets switched off automatically and shows this dialogue: ...
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Complete copy of phone's root folder include sms messaging database?

Today, my lame-o ZTE Obsidian on the T-Mobile network tried to update its system software and is now stuck in a boot-loop. Tried numerous fixes to no avail. I have no problem with a factory reset, but ...
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Generic Chinese Tablet Stuck On “Erasing” Screen During Factory Reset

My generic Yuntab Q88 chinese tablet is stuck on the "Erasing" screen during factory reset. I don't know what to do because, I am a complete N00B at this. :/ What can I do? I can fix the Windows OS, ...
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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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After doing a hard reset, there's no Play Store

I had some problems with Play Store and Play Services so I did a hard reset but there's no Play Store when I reboot it. I tried to manually install it along with Play Services but it won't work, it ...
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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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Google contacts [duplicate]

I'm using an android phone (Samsung core prime) and all of my contacts numbers saved in 'google contacts'. There are no contacts in my 'phone storage' or 'sim card'. Now, my question is, if I reset my ...
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After factory reset Market keeps crashing on Galaxy S2 on ICS

My phone was stuck in a bootloop, so I had to factory reset it. Now a new problem has arisen, which is that the Play Store is gone, and I am back at Market but it won't open and keeps crashing. Please ...