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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Prevent factory reset after 10 wrong password attempts on LG G3

My LG G3 does a factory reset every time you get the password wrong 10 times. It has happened twice and I have lost everything that wasn't backed up along with at least half an hour to redo ...
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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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Uninstalled app reappears after boot

I have a problematic LG P715 which keeps randomly rebooting every few seconds after boot, and I'd like to remove some sensitive data before sending it to a random technician. I cannot factory erase ...
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Helium (carbon) won't recognize backup files

Backed up to an sd card using Helium before factory resetting my galaxy s5 Helium could find my backups and gave the option to "restore" before factory reset - after, it's not. I've tried this ...
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Can't get back into android phone after factory reset

I returned my phone to factory reset after I had certain issues witht he device. The factory reset was successful, however I am now prompted to the configuration menu of the phone, as expected. The ...
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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 ...
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factory reset a device having no volume keys

I got a device that I have to reset to factory settings because the owner of the device has forgotten its password. I checked Debugging is not enabled. I have seen various suggestions on how to reset ...
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Strange Issue(Auto Touch) with Touch on HTC Desire X. Has anyone experienced this?

I have got a HTC Desire X about 3 months ago. I've quite enjoyed the features it comes with. For the past week or so, I have been facing with this strange issue. The touch screen acts as if it is ...
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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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Can't Factory Reset My Device

I have a Chinese MID9000 tablet, and when I tried to install an app it took forever. I checked why and the device said that internal storage had 00.00 bytes when I hadn't even installed anything yet. ...
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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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4.1.2 Factory Reset Fail — mkdir /data/app fail. err is -1

So, I have a rooted (may have reverted by now, cannot be sure, will explain why below) 4.1.2 Android, Kruger&Matz LIVE 1. Full story is this: Went to bed at about 19 (really tired after working) ...
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How to restore Sony Xperia M when asking for password to decrypt storage?

My sister came up with her phone asking for password to decrypt storage and she said she didn't set any password. I can't put the phone on USB Debugging cause i don't have access to phone settings. I ...
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Rooting catch 22

I have a Nexus 5 phone purchased from Google, running Marshmallow (MMB29S). Recently it started misbehaving. When I try to open the "Data Usage" settings, they hang. So I asked on some forums and ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stuck in a Boot Loop

My phone is a SM-n910g absolutely no idea why its on a boot loop. and i cant even go to recovery mode by holding VOL Up + Home + Power it was constantly restarting even when it showed a blue warning ...
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Need direction on best course of action with an lg16c with Kitkat

I have recently started teaching myself Android systems, and I'm not sure if I bricked or what happened. Now I could seriously use some direction as to the best course of action. Somewhere in the ...
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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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Restore galaxy s5 stuck on setup wizard due to abnormal factory reset

I bought a used Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 online that the previous owner did a hard (factory) reset on. Now it is stuck on the setup wizard due to abnormal factory reset, that is linked to previous ...
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how to set two different passwords for screen lock and factory reset

I want to set up my android phone such that it should not have any screen lock but it should ask for a password when i try to factory reset it. I have tried so many websites for this trick but could ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 not powering on and unable to do factory reset

What happened is my tablet froze. I tried to restart the tablet by holding the power button, however it stayed on the Samsung screen and did not proceed to the home screen. Eventually I was able to ...
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How to factory reset a locked Sony Xperia S

Bit of a dilemma, I have an old Sony Xperia S that I cannot get into as I can't remember the passcode to unlock it. I also cannot remember the gmail address that it was registered to so cannot reset ...
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Huawei Mediapad M1 won't hard reset

I just bought a used Huawei Mediadpad M1 and it still has a lock screen from the seller. Unfortunately he won't write back any more so I need to hard reset it. I found in the forums these steps: ...
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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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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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Setting up a 2nd tablet to look like the 1st before resetting (and returning) the 1st?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and browsed the net and installed some apps on it - fortunately not many as it was basically getting a "test drive" and I had a feeling it wasn't being kept. I was ...
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Device manager / Erase wrong device

I went in to device manager and there were two devices that looked the same so I pinged them both one worked and the other came back inactive. I did and erase on it and then got an email saying my ...
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“No external storage available” after rooted Xperia reset

I have Sony Xperia V. I rooted it and installed 5.0.2 CM ROM. After some time of using it I had no problems but I got bored and factory reset my phone. After that, everything works fine, my SD card ...
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How do I reset a Shinco MID-7000B tablet?

It does not have any volume up or down buttons. The touch screen won't work either. I guess a factory reset would help restore the settings including the sensitivity of the gadget.
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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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Unable to find any wifi connections

I am currently using an HTC One. Three weeks ago, I updated my phone to Android 4.3 and HTC Sense 5.5. Just three days ago, my HTC One can't find any Wi-Fi connections even if I am just sitting ...
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Alternative way to perform factory reset

My friend's daughter was playing with the unlocking screen and of course she used up all the attempts and locked the device for good. Since this tablet was bought some time ago just for her amusement, ...
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Samsung galaxy Y does not factory reset

Lately my samsung galaxy Y has been switching off at random times, and does not switch on again. Well it switches on, and the samsung logo appears, but then it just switches off again. I have tried ...
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com.phone.android keeps crashing immediatelly after factory reset

I am having the very-well known problem where com.android.phone keeps crashing all the time. I have done a factory reset and the problem had immediate effect just after the 1st reboot. So, we can ...
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How to get pass FTM on my ZTE Android mobile device trying to turn on?

My ZTE Android Edition by SFR, StarAddict is unable to turn on. I cannot get pass the Android logo. I have long pressed on Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time but it only ended me up at ...
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What data will be lost if I update my phone (WT19i)?

I have this WT19i (currently on ICS). I use a phone lock (it was pattern lock). My friend tried 20 times and it made the phone go to only accepting answers to my security questions. Unfortunately I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recover encrypted photos

I had recently recovered my stolen lg l16c and had to factory reset to unlock How do I decrypt my SD card photos
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Tablet not responding after restart

Here is my problem, I was trying to use screen mirroring with my Xperia tablet, not working with the tablet but working with my phone.... all of that to say I restarted the tablet to try to get it to ...
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Tablet stuck in erasing loop after failed factory reset

This will probably be obvious stupid question for you but im hopeless. I tried to do factory reset on my Lenovo Yoga tablet but I turned it off while it was erasing.....i know it was super stupid but ...
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How can I reset my rca viking pro 10 inch

I need to know how to reset my RCA Viking Pro 10.1 tablet running Android 5.0. It is asking for a lockscreen password after installing a VPN for Northwestern University but we cannot remember what ...
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I have a RCA tablet (Model: RCT6203W46) that is stuck on the password screen

I have tried all the different resets and none of them worked. I get almost no touch response except for when I tap it really fast but even then it doesn't do much. I know the calibration is off for ...
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Reformatting tablet from ZIP file

I am trying to reformat a tablet for a friend which seems to have some virus on it. Doing a hard reset has had no effect; there are still strange apps and behaviour on the device. It's a generic ...