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According to the article Reset your Nexus device to factory settings (Nexus 5 and Nexus 9 listed too) by Google, By performing a factory data reset, all data will be erased from the device. While any data stored in your Google Account will be restored, all apps and their associated data will be uninstalled. Make sure you back up your data before you do ...
If you have enabled "auto-backup" in Google Photos you can readily restore it from there. If not you may try to recover photos that were on your memory card using recovery software (undelete/unerase) from your computer.
Yes there is, after the phone is opened and SetupWizard is on, starting with top-left corner of the screen, all corners must be tapped once, in a clockwise direction. (Top left, top right, bottom right, bottom left to be more specific) It can be hard to do it properly at first try so if it doesn't work, just try again. Here's a walkthrough video.
It looks like your /sdcard partion is not getting wiped. You need to specify more information but I'm assuming you're using a Custom Rom or at least, a Custom recovery. A stock recovery will as far as I know wipe /sdcard too. Only a Custom ROM by default wouldn't do so. So there's nothing unordinary here. Boot into recovery (I can't tell how since you didn't ...
Well, why not? Whenever you write a change, such as a modified or deleted app, to /system, which is where most factory bloatware resides, it cannot be reversed by a simple factory reset. Why? A factory reset just does a perfunctory wipe of /data and /cache. This removes any user-specific info done after the initial configuration, as well as user-installed ...
You activated Ultra power saving mode. Turn it off to fix the issue.
SarpSTA explains it absolute correctly in the other answer (which I upvoted: it's short and exactly on the point). To get a better idea about the factory-reset, you might wish to see its tag-wiki. It only affects the /data and /cache partitions. To make yourself familiar with the Android partition concept, please see our partition tag-wiki – and you will ...
When you start the factory reset in the settings it just runs recovery. So the actual resetting is done by recovery. Normally, recovery just wipes everything in /data and /cache in all (and /sdcard in most of) phones, since that is all a non-root user can modify. So a factory reset is not a fresh install of the ROM. It is just the wiping process of every ...
No. Unlocking your bootloader will not delete your os. It will delete your userdata which is not related to the /system partition. But always keep in mind that, especially with Sony devices, there are solutions without having you to unlock the bootloader. Cheers
Use odin with official Samsung firmware, in download mode. It is knox safe.
Specific to newer Samsung devices, there is a full guide from RootJunky on YouTube (thanks GiantTree). Your user can probably start at step 4. Reboot into Recovery mode (hold Home, Volume Up, and Power, releasing Power when you see the device turn on/reboot). Perform a Factory Reset (press Volume Down until wipe data/factory reset is selected, press ...
No, there is not (or there shouldn't be). Factory Reset Protection uses a protected storage area that can't be wiped without special privileges or initiating a Factory Reset from Settings. If the user was able to root the device they could manually launch Settings via adb and do the reset themselves, but rooting is typically not possible when you can't ...
It may factory reset the apps,etc to normal settings. But in some rooted phones certain aspects of the OS remain changed. I.E. system programs inserted by manual or automatic rooting of phone, Kingroot is one rooting program I have found that stays persistent in ROM. Also, if you remove any system apps as I have done you may have issues even booting up a ...
Finally found an answer. I had to give the android system full root privledges and/or unroot. It updated as it should to a new version of lollypop in a few days time. Any better answer please post.
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