Questions tagged [factory-reset]

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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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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What to do if my phone is stolen?

My phone was stolen recently. I read that if you have a Google account connected to your phone, the thief needs to enter your Google password when wiping the data or factory resetting it. However, ...
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Accidentally wiped /system, recovery not working

I accidentally wiped /system on my Archos 101e Neon (MT8163) through fastboot. Now it can't boot and can't go to recovery or fastboot mode. I tried vol -, vol + and both. It's just stuck on the first ...
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Security on a Nexus 6P purchased on Ebay

I purchased a used Nexus 6P on ebay to replace my current 6P, because the camera has failed. The seller indicates that the new phone has been factory reset, but I'd like to be sure that there is no ...
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Will my phone be unlocked after it factory resets itself?

I forgot the password of my phone, and it says after 4 more failed attempts that it will be wiped clean. If that happens, will my phone be unlocked and ready for use again? I really don't care about ...
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How to know if a broken screen phone has been factory reset?

I have an old Samsung phone with a broken screen and pass code but before I try to unlock my phone I want to know if there is any possible way to know if it has been factory reset because if it has ...
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Forgot the password that my HTC U11 was set with and after factory reset it is asking for the password [duplicate]

how do I get around this? as I don't know what I can do? to fix this issue
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How do I hard reset/ factory reset my supersonic SC-74JB 7 inch tablet with no physical volume button on

No physical volume button Forgot security password to get into my supersonic SC-74JB 7 inch tablet that you need after you turn on the tablet
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Recover data from Samsung Galaxy A40 after factory reset

I’m trying to recover data (especially the contacts and photos) from a Samsung Galaxy A40 that was recently factory reset. Syncing data to the Google account was disabled, so that route wasn’t ...
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Should I suppose that KG Status CHECKING finally disappears from Download mode?

In my Tab S6, the line in Download mode stating KG Status Prenormal was totally disappeared after I completed the Android initial setup; while I had different experience with my Tab S7: The line KG ...
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Can Easter Egg prove phone has Stock Android 10 ROM?

I purchased a brand new LG-K51. I previously had a cyber stalker who had control of every device I owned for over 2 years. (I didnt realize my laptop was affected & continued to plug every new ...
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how do I factory reset my phone

ok so I know that for it you press up and power but the pop up says factory test mode and idk how to get past that. I have tried many different things but they don't work.. And please help me reset or ...
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How can i get past the samsung account "abnormal reset" on a samsung galaxy s6? [duplicate]

I done a factory reset on my samsung galaxy s6...well now I'm stuck on a page that wants the samsung account the phone was set up in due to an "abnormal reset" but I dont know that ...
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With Android, does a factory reset truly reset the device to the same as it was when it left the factory (unlike an iPhone)?

When you reset an iPhone, my understanding is that the device does not truly get reset to how it was when it exited the factory. What about with an Android device? Does performing a factory reset on ...
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my device got a ROM flash by the seller prior to my purchase?

I bought a Galaxy Tab S6 a few days ago and I am going to verify if it is really brand-new. Some facts: The production date of this device is in July 2020 and my purchase date is in February 2021. ...
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is RPMB Fuse Set a factory state?

I bought a Galaxy Tab S6 and I'm going to verify if it is really brand-new. I personally haven't alter the device and the above picture is from this device's Download mode screen immediately after my ...
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MediaTek K80 is stuck , computer store tells me the firmware chip is corrupted

To start with I did a factory reset to wipe out my files and apps before giving my tablet to my niece. After the reset the tablet is stuck at the screen with the android guy in the corner and MEDIATEK ...
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How to check if a new Android phone/tablet has got no factory reset yet?

I would like to buy a factory-new tablet (Galaxy Tab S6) so I would like to check if the device has ever turned on (since the production date) and also how to make sure no factory reset has done yet.
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Factory reset needs gmail account password but i cant recover gmail account [duplicate]

I want to factory reset my samsung A3 2016. It asks me to enter the gmail account password but awhile ago I removed that gmail account and now I cant recover it. How can I remove this gmail from my ...
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I changed Mainboard in S6 its wrong country code and does not work now what?

As above the board was locked to AT&T but i got the code for that I put my open sim card in it , it picks up wifi and looks like network signal but when i try to phone with it is says dialing ......
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Samsung Galaxy Tablet E, Model SM-T377W Unable to Factory Reset

I'm able to get to the menu Android Recovery when I select Wipe data/ factory reset but**** the yes or no option does not appear, and tablet reverts back to lock screen. Then I tried to clear cache (...
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Do a Factory Reset on an HTC Desire 530 with a missing Recovery

I got an HTC Desire 530 for free with the data of the previous owner and I want to completely wipe it. The thing is, the device for some reason does not has the Recovery environment, which the 530 ...

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