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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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How can I block factory reset on a phone?

is there a way to block factory reset on a phone? Like delete the functionality, make it totally impossible. Thanks! Note: Not something like Factory Reset Protection, something that doesn't let you ...
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Can a hacker unlock the bootloader of an android device remotely?

Is it true that you can not unlock the bootloader of an android device remotely and the only way you can infect the firmware or bootloader is to have physical access to the device. What about rooting? ...
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FBE securely wipe all data

According to android documentation the FBE system has two different levels. Credential Encrypted (CE) storage and Device Encrypted (DE) storage. Does a factory reset of an FBE phone reset the keys of ...
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Is there any way to force a factory reset without being able to get into the bootloader nor the os?

So, I got a Nokia C100, when setting it up I messed up the password but didn't realize until I had locked the device, I can not log into the device, the bootloader only shows Fastboot mode, and ...
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Recovering media which is deleted month before from android 10 mobile storage

I have deleted a some media files month before, then I used my mobile as usual. Yesterday I performed a factory reset to mobile clean since it's storage is full. Now I need to get back my media which ...
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Bought refurbished Galaxy S7. Cannot access, because it is previously synced with another Google account [duplicate]

I recently bought a refurbished Galaxy G7 for my husband, who had broken his old T-Mobile phone. According to the seller, the refurbished phone is "factory unlocked". When activating the ...
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I have lost text messaging fuction

Yesterday morning I noticed the text messaging function on my Moto G Power phone is disabled. I called consumer cellular and their attempts to fix it did not work. I did everything short of factory ...
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Encryption and deleted data

I have a galaxy S8 using "default password" meaning no startup password or secure start up. The device is still encrypted by default so all data should not be recoverable after a factory ...
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Forgot password for android device not able to reset it

I recently bought a new phone and forgot about the old one, and now I can't remember the password for the old device. I tried google findmyphone: didn't work hard reset: asking for the password ADB : ...
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Lenovo Tab P11 erased recovery mode, need to hard reset with computer

I erased recovery_a and recovery_b, Unnofficial TWRP doesn't work. need a recovery that works. Won't boot into twrp and need a hard reset. Can't access OS but fastboot works. HELP!
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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 it didn't cover this model proscan PLT1074 that has no volume rockers. It does not turn on as the video. It will turn on when only the power is held down. Once ...
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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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