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The simple way to factory reset for unrooted phone is to perform a factory reset via pc companion. Download PC COMPANION and install Open up PC companion and click on support zone (do not connect your phone yet) Click on the Phone Software Update It will says could not find phone because you havent connect it yet! so, dont connect it and click on the ...


Firstly, data on your SD card will not be erased. Then there's a chance, that your contacts are already backed up on Google's servers, so you don't loose them either. I don't know if the app will help. Harddrives don't delete anything, they just stop indexing the files and then rewrite the sector with new files, but (I'm not 100% sure) I don't think you can ...


I'm assuming that you can't factory reset it via the OS, so the best thing you can do is to boot into recovery mode. This is of course as long as you can see the options on the screen. So once in recovery mode, you can select the option to factory reset the entire phone, apart from your SD card that is. Entering Recovery mode Restart your phone. When your ...


Android_ID is stored in the settings database and will be deleted by a Factory Reset. As far as I know most apps are tied to your Google account and not to your Android_ID. (Although I know at least one app which tied to your Android_ID)


The steps below will walk you through clearing the partition on your device. This process will not delete any information from your device. 1. Power up the phone by pressing the VOL UP + VOL DOWN KEY together + POWER KEY . 2. The device will enumerate with different BOOT OPTIONS 3. Use the VOL DOWN Key to SCROLL and VOL UP Key to SELECT 4. Select ...


May be it got stuck in boot loop. You can recover your phone. Search the internet, preferably XDA forum, for your phone model. They will surely help you.


If you've already allowed Google Backup to backup your apps, then changing settings before you do the factory reset won't make any difference. After the factory reset, when you next start the device, it'll go through the first-time setup steps again: where it guides you through connecting to a Wi-Fi network and signing into a Google account. On the screen ...


The best way I know (using CM11 as a reference) is to go to Settings -> Backup & Reset and removing the checkmark next to Auto Restore. It may be under another heading on different ROMS so you may need to look around for it. It is best to do this before you do the factory reset.


You can find it in your app drawer. Some vendor named is Setup, some may named Wizard. You might want to sort your installed apps in app drawer and start looking from oldest ones.


It would depend on the phone, but as firesoul453 said in his answer, almost certainly yes. Locking the phone is intended to protect the data - In other words: the thief cannot get your data off of the phone. Due to the nature of the android system though, it's usually very easy to wipe out the data on the phone. Usually this can be done via recovery, or ...


The answer is almost certainly yes. Someone could probably get past it in one way or another. (They could probably just use odin on a samsung device for example. Though I have never done something like that myself.) If you have sensitive data on there then a remote wipe might be the best thing. Did you report it stolen with your carrier? They could ...

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