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).

When a factory reset is automatically applied? Can a high battery drain cause the reset?

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    Battery drain shouldn't cause a factory reset, but it's hard to say what the tablet might be doing under those conditions. A factory reset ough to never happen without being manually triggered except perhaps in the case of some security feature (e.g., after failed attempts to password unlock it). Dec 18, 2012 at 0:08
  • Thanks for editing my question. Yes I expect that no factory reset is applied without the user's confirm. So you're saying that Android will never do it in any case. I found someone else have the same problem: androidforums.com/sprint-hero-all-things-root/… Thanks for your comment. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:28
  • A factory reset can be applied to Android phones using the USSD attack. It's not my case, just for your knowledge. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:40
  • Another case. Someone claims the problems is in the Android build installed in the tablet: androidqueries.com/… Dec 18, 2012 at 9:50
  • @Seraphim'shost Possible to let us know what tablets you are selling?
    – Jack
    Dec 19, 2012 at 4:33


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