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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M8 Box Hard Reset Issue

I just hard reset my M8 amlogic box to add a new community bills update but now it will not reboot. There is power on the box but no feed to the HDMI so nothing comes up :( Any ideas on how to fix ...
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How to do a factory reset on Xperia Z with broken screen?

The screen on my Sony Xperia Z is cracked. I have now sold the phone so I need to delete my text messages, can anyone help? I can only press in certain areas of the screen so I can't click on factory ...
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How to recover completely darkened screen on Moto X (Lollipop)

How to recover completely darkened screen on Moto X (Lollipop).(touch working). please help me.
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How to reset samsung edge s6?

My Samsung has crashed, I can see that it's on but it does not respond to any button clicks nor shuts down Tried this and it does not work. How to reset Samsung edge s6?
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Would my phone have to be reactivated after factory reset?

I want to know if I will have to reactivate my phone since it is already currently on through boost mobile. It is a LG tribute for which I paid a full $35 for a prepaid plan on June 27,2015. It is ...
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my s3 is not working after reset

i did a master reset without the sim card and them it took me to the recovrey screen and i put erase all data and reboot and it turned off and then back on but the screen was t mobile and i took out ...
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wiping device and re-entering account info reloads all previously loaded apps

My phone was running quite slow so I decided to wipe it and re-enter my account info into it. After I did that all the apps I had previously had installed started re-downloading themselves. My contact ...
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Factory reset without resetting settings

On a Sony Xperia, there is a way.to reset the settings, and not data. Is there a way to reset the data, without resetting the settings. I am not accepting any methods needing root. I find it a hassle ...
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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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can't seem to get rid of applications even after formating/restocking/flashing. help?

I have a galaxy tab p1000 I have been trying to upgrade it for 3 days straight now with many tutorials from 2.2 froyo to anything newer but i keep coming back to square one - my old applications keep ...
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A10 chinese tablet- CloudNine Neuropad2

My tablet would not boot up after leaving it trying for ages. Tried to get into the system to do a factory reset but when I did get into a menu with about 15 options they were all in Chinese - took a ...
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How to remove spywares from factory reset list?

I have a lenovo phone with Android in it. The phone is so infected by auto installed apps for the past few weeks that I've decided to do a factory reset. However, the factory reset happen to reinstall ...
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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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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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Nexus 4 factory reset, does it wipe/erase all the content?

Does factory reset erase/wipe the entire 'important data' on the phone? Such as password, sms, pictures, apps etc? I used encase to check the internet storage and as it seems it's filled with zeros ...
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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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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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How can I get the first boot Android welcome screen again without doing a factory reset?

Is it possible to get the welcome screen again after going through it without having to wipe the device? I mean the screen where you pick language, configure your Wi-Fi, log into a Google account, ...
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Samsung Galaxy y does not boot even after factory-reset

Suddenly my Samsung Galaxy Y start to stuck at Samsung screen (not the initial Galaxy Y screen) and keep on restarting after that point. The situation is verymuch similar to this. I did a ...
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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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Factory reset failed

A slightly humorous twist occurred on my rooted samsung galaxy tab 2. I was factory resetting the device(long story short, I needed more space) via the settings menu. This prompted it to, as it ...
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how to really permanently delete everything on samsung s4 active?

I will give my phone to technical service due to a problem on battery. I am a little paranoid about technical service employee and don't trust them in terms of personal privacy. I read that factory ...
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Whatsapp, Wechat not supporting on Samsung Galaxy Y after factory reset

Today i reset my phone samsung galaxy y. Then i go to google play to download whatsapp & wechat but they show your device isnt compatable with this version. now not supporting after factory ...
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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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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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My android is not turning on

My android(4.0) is not turning on.When I press the power button it shows the company logo and stays like that(it stayed for 1 day like that!).I may have accidentally removed paths using type fresh.The ...
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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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What happens to my google account if I factory reset?

I've been using this Android phone for just over a year, but I'm worried about my Gmail and Google account which is connected to my phone. I want to change the email address on my Android because it's ...
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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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HTC Desire C stopped working after factory reset

I have a HTC Desire C. I performed a reset to factory settings. It went through the whole process, was shutting down to restart but it never restarted and now I can't even turn it on. I have pulled ...
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HTC explorer in boot loop after factory reset

I have an htc explorer. It is not rooted. Some time ago I performed a factory reset through settings. But since then, the phone is stuck in a boot loop. I have tried going through recovery mode and ...
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How to set up BIOS-like password on Android device? [duplicate]

Setting a screen lock password or SIM pin or both is fine for securing some aspects of your mobile device. But what if, as a nasty joke, someone manages to grab a hold of your device and hits the ...
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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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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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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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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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how do i reset my htc desire 510 when factory/hard reset buttons wont work and i dont have my password?

I have tried holding volume down and power multiple times, i can't access the boot menu. I tried accessing it every way possible with no success. I cant get into the phone to reset because I don't ...
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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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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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Will my photos and videos be gone?

I have a samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0, and I forgot the password. I want to save my photos and videos but I am not sure whether a factory reset will do. Any suggestions?
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How to do a factory reset without access to the phone's system

I was preparing to sell my nexus 4, so I encrypted it. Unfortunately I forgot the password, now that I need the phone again. All I get is: To start Android, enter your password How do I reset ...
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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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Paid app after phone reset missing

I have bought an app 3 months back. Recently I reset my phone to factory settings. I could not be able to find my app on google store. ( the one I bought 3 months back) Please help. Thanks
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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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I can only see my wallpaper when I turn my phone on - can't do anything else

When I try to turn my phone on (Motorola moto g) it does the normal Motorola loading screens but then when it gets to the point where it should be showing the screen lock it doesn't. all I can see is ...
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Factory reset Samsung Galaxy S3 without screen

The screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3 has bitten the dust, and is now remains completely black. The phone otherwise seems to be working, however (sounds play, the notification lights light, the touch ...
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Can't “Wipe data/Factory reset” due to broken power button

Alright, so a little background: lately my Epic 4G touch has been acting up (restarting when it feels like it, power button won't work, going from 100% power to 20%, etc) and I decided to take ...
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Factory reset (including USB storage) prompts for password after I already typed it in

I went into Settings->Privacy->Factory reset and checked "Format USB Storage". Then I pressed the button to continue and it prompted for my PIN (just numbers) as usual. Then it said it was formatting ...
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apps on my tab are not connected on the internet but the browser does

I am using an android tablet and apple iPad2. I just noticed this morning That my apps on my tablet aren't working but my browser does. Now I'm using my iPad and everything is working fine, they are ...
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Unable to factory reset Moto G

I have a first prepaid gen Moto G that has stopped working. I've never done anything to this phone (no root, custom images or unlocked bootloader). When the phone boots up, as soon as I unlock the ...