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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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Can somebody reset my phone without opening screen lock?

Suppose somebody took my phone and reset the phone ( all files will be deleted like factory reset ) without knowing my screen lock password or even opening my phone. Is that possible? if possible then ...
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I can't get boot screen on proscan tablet without visible volume keys

I watched tutorial on youtube however I need further help. I tried all the trouble shooting suggestions to no avail. I am not tech savvy 'at all' what do I need to do to bypass and gain entry to this ...
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Recover messages after a factory reset on Samsung phone

Recently, I factory reset my Samsung Android phone and I lost some important messages. Can I recover them? If so, how?
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avoiding inadvertent remote reset for mobile - for gmail accounts that are shared

I have a gmail account on my mobile phone which allows me to respond to emails for a community organisation. There are multiple users and we had recently done an annual update on a shared password. ...
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How do I change the AndroidID?

My Android ID has changed since a factory reset. Now some apps/services don't work. Besides using Titanium Backup, how can I restore/change back to the previous Android ID? I already know what the ID ...
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Is there a way in 2022 to remove factory reset option on android device

So I’ve Removed some bloatware like the browser google play store etc. and like you all are aware a simple factory reset brings them all back , the first solution I thought of was to remove the ...
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How to Reset My realme XT (screen not working) without Usb Debugging and bootloader!

yesterday i was playing around in settings of my real me Xt I enabled OSIE vision effect and also enabled Always on display. After few minutes when i back went to my device it went blank, it lights up ...
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How do I factory reset this Chinese device?

I have a Pritom M10 tablet I bought from Amazon a week or so ago, it's essentially a Chinese cheap thing based on the Lenovo M10. However, the audio quality is absolutely awful and that has really put ...
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File based encryption question

So in full disk encryption, the encryption key is lost on factory reset making it so the data is unrecoverable without the encryption key. What about file based encryption on newer devices? Does a ...
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Question about FDE without secure start up and factory reset

So I read that on device launching with 7.0 , it has FDE by default and a 256 bit primary key is randomly generated at first booting the device (say after a factory reset). My question is, if no ...
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How can I erase the data on a phone with a broken display?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A40 (a405fn) with a broken display (totally dead: no touch reaction and display completely black). I want to sell the phone for parts, but I need to erase the memory. When I ...
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Completely restoring all partitions on my phone to factory after flashing custom ROMs?

I own a xiaomi phone for 2 years on which i flashed several roms and vendors via twrp. When i lately wanted to go back to stock (more accurate the stock rom the phone was released with, miui 10 pie) i ...
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Wifi not turning on/Stuck on "Turning on...", is there any other solution

I have a tablet (tab s6 lite) but there is a problem, when i connected the tablet to my (old) macbook,it started going crazy It kept on resetting and the wifi would not work I fixed the first problem, ...
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'Starting Android ...' for over 60 mins

Following a factory reset after an Android problem, I started setting up my phone like it was a new one. Next day I was locked out of it for 24 hours, which I understand is a google protection system. ...
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Is there anyway to bypass family link and reset phone without google password?

I activated family link on my kids' Samsung J5 about a year ago, but I entirely forgot the password because I used a burner account. On the phone, I am unable to access or provide authorization. I ...
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Can't restore backup - password unknown

I have a Google 6 Pro. I set up a "pattern" password (which I'll never do again - numbers and words are meant for my memory) and forgot the pattern. After multiple tries, I decided to do a ...
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Will a factory reset unroot Android? [duplicate]

If I do a factory reset on a rooted Samsung/Android phone will it remove the root? Factory reset will return the phone to its out-of-the-box state, right?
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Tablet stuck on Checking Connection after Factory Reset

Sorry to bother folks, but I'm in a bit of a pickle here! I got this RCA tablet using Android software. It has been running extremely slow as of late, and after removing everything on it, I decided I'...
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How to use /dev/urandom?

As a follow up to my previous question, I decided to use /dev/urandom to overwrite my data. But how do I use it? where do I type that? could you walk me into the steps to do it? and is it better to do ...
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What data is still left after factory reset?

I have an unlocked Xiaomi Poco X3 (surya) and I got banned in Jodel. The app doesn't have many permissions, but somehow the App recognize me even after a factory reset. On every new instance I only ...
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Wiping an Android phone > Should I delete accounts before encrypting or after?

I am wiping an HTC One M8 with Android 6. Currently no encryption in place. Should accounts such as Google etc be deleted BEFORE encrypting or AFTER? When I go to remove them I get a message warning ...
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Do turning on encryption and factory reset ensure that deleted images before that reset is also unrecoverable?

I have factory reset my device once. If I turn on encryption now and again factory reset, is it possible to recover photos deleted before the 1st reset? I want to sell my device and don't want others ...
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How to delete photos/videos on Samsung but make sure they are not deleted on Amazon Photos?

I just backed up all my photos/videos to Amazon Photos but have been reading different blogs that say do not delete your photos from the gallery or it will be deleted from your Amazon Photos. I just ...
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How to factory reset when /data cannot be mounted?

My phone shows "Encryption unsuccessful" message after trying to open and the "Factory reset" button below it does nothing. I tried to boot into recovery mode (Power + Volume Up + ...
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Questions Before I Sell My Phone (Too Late To Encrypt Drive?)?

I'm pretty strapped for cash and I need to sell my phone (Motorola Moto G7, Android 10). However, there are some... sensitive... photos of myself on it that I'm not suuuper comfortable with the next ...
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Stuck on fastboot mode, usb debugging turned off

I rooted my Alldocube iplay 30 pro and uninstalled a few system apps before rebooting. Right after, it got stuck in fastboot mode and i cant do anything about it. USB debugging is turned off and I ...
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Questions about the specifics of Factory Reset

I have a few questions about how exactly Factory Reset works on Android (10+) devices: Specifically, what is, and what is not, wiped? I know that app data is wiped, but are there any system databases/...
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Factory Reset Samsung S20 - Android 11

I am trying to factory reset my samsung galaxy S20 because i do not know the password. Every time i press the power button and the volume up it just takes me back to the password screen, i have also ...
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Recovery mode for tab A6 SM-T585

my tablet entered a restarting loop I want to go to recovery mode but I can't using buttons I tried miracle box doesn't working how can I exit this loop or force it to get into recovery mode ?
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Reset factory and recovery in android

I want to reset my phone. After resetting, can photos be recovered with recovery software? If not, what can I do to prevent deleted photos from being recovered? My phone: redmi note 9pro
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Cannot make backup or do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy A40

I need to make a backup on Samsung Galaxy A40 to factory reset my phone because I'm having a problem with it. I cannot log in. Every time I log in, it gets stuck at "Starting Android". If I ...
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How efficient is the Dr Fone eraser ? Is there a way for someone to recover data from an android phone after using this eraser method?

To definitively delete data on an android phone. May you know how efficient is the Dr Fone eraser solution before or after a factory reset ? https://drfone.wondershare.com/android-data-eraser.html Dr ...
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How get out of FTM if my power button is not working?

I have a ZTE Blade Zmax Z982 android phone and to turn it on i had to press the volume down along with my charger. After doing that it led me straight to Factory Test Mode (FTM) and now the screen is ...
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Is a SIM card needed for a remote hard reset through findmymobile.samsung?

The screen of a Samsung phone is broken completely and I want to take it to a repair shop, but before that I prefer to erase all data on it. I have been able to verify that the phone was not ...
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what are effects of factory reset while in rooted condition of mobile

Question : what are effects of factory reset while in rooted condition of mobile In my lyf water 7 mobile device having 16gb internal memory and 2 gb ram and 64gb external sd card I had first factory ...
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Error with Amazon Fire Tablet 10 factory reset

So I've got an amazon fire tablet 10 and my younger brother was messing around with the settings and set the screen width to 100dpi as a prank and the phone's screen ended up turning black and he ...
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Wiping data on old j7 prime

My dads phone broked so he now is trying to use an old j7 prime he used before, the problem is the phone has lockscreen and he forgot the code, i tried entering in recovery mode but when i press Vol ...
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SD card forced format

I just did a factory reset on my phone. And it shows this option. It asks to set my SD card as portable storage or internal storage. Any option I choose, it demands to format my SD card. I tried to ...
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Difference between factory reset and forgotten password erase all data

Is there a difference between performing a reset from recovery mode, or clicking on the forgotten password button on the locked screen, which offers to "erase all data"? I assume there isn't,...
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Checking if my second hand Android phone is safe: am I right?

First of all, I know that this question has been asked before, but I'd like to hear if the way I'm checking my "new" phone is safe. I know I'm probably overthinking things, but I just would ...
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Delete all files or reset phone automatically if I don't use my phone for several days

I want to set a time limit so that if I don't use my phone within that time limit, then it will delete/reset my phone data (everything). Moreover, if I use/unlock the phone within that time, then the ...
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Someone factory reset my android phone. How do I know more?

I am looking for my smartphone. I found it on my pants. It is factory resetted. Last time I check I was doing fine using the phone to call gojek (like uber in Indonesia) And then I got message after I ...
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How factory reset process looks in details?

So I tried to find answer for this question, but it is very hard to find something other than simple instruction of doing factory reset and backuping data. I'm interested of detailed process of the ...
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Confusion regarding Factory Reset via TWRP

Background The OS is Android 10 that uses FBE as encryption type. Problem I do not remember my PIN, that would decrypt the files in /data partition, so I cannot unlock my screen. Question I can boot ...
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Are my personal files safe after factory reset?

I am planning to sell my phone Redmi Note 7 running Android 9 which is already unlocked bootloader but no root access, is my data can still be recovered through Android software recovery? I don't want ...
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If a phone is encrypted (Android 5.1) but user doesn't use a screen lock, and then does factory reset, is data secure?

If I have a phone running Android 5.1 and it is encrypted, but I don't use a lock/PIN for unlocking and using the phone, does that mean if if I do a factory reset, the data on the phone can still be ...
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What are the adb commands for Wipe>Swipe right to Factory Reset>yes in TWRP?

Question What are the adb commands to perform the following action sequence in TWRP: First click Wipe, then Swipe to Factory Reset, enter yes? TWRP documentation The interface shows the wipe>Swipe ...
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Booting Fairphone Open OS automatically after sideloading from TWRP

After writing a bash code that automatically installs LineageOS on the Fair Phone 2 (FP2), I am also implementing the "reverse" OS installation, from LineageOS to Fairphone Open OS. From ...
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Smartphone laggy and slow: when a factory reset is ineffective

First of all, I would like to say that I recognize how tiring it must be to read about people asking for help to solve problems all the time. I tried to not be that person... but here goes my story. I ...
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Can't factory reset my Galaxy S20

I'm trying to factory reset a Galaxy S20 because I've forgotten to add MDM in the intial setup and as far as I know you can't add this later. To do the factory reset I've done Settings > General ...
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