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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What happens to arriving Whatsapp Messages WHILE resetting my android phone? [closed]

I want to reset my phone. What happens, if someone sends me a message before I have reinstalled Whats app? Will the messages still arrive or are they lost? Is there any way to not lose the messages?
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How can I factory reset my Android Mini 7100 Phone?

I'm unable to go to recovery mode to factory reset (wipe my cache/data) my Android Mini 7100 Phone (Android GingerBread 2.3.x) because I forgot my phone lock combination. I tried resetting it using: ...
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Can i recover my google back ups

My husband linked his and my phones, soon after that the Motorola g7power just stopped doing anything, except get on the home screen!! From there all of the apps take us to a pattern pin screen, and ...
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After factory reset Market keeps crashing on Galaxy S2 on ICS

My phone was stuck in a bootloop, so I had to factory reset it. Now a new problem has arisen, which is that the Play Store is gone, and I am back at Market but it won't open and keeps crashing. Please ...
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Will restoring a backup unroot my rooted device again?

I have made a full backup of my formerly unrooted android device using Android Debug Bridge, later rooted it and now would like to restore the backup while maintaining root access. Will this work by ...
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Factory reset device with surelock kiosk lockdown(without password)

I have a Samsung galaxy Tab A that has surelock installed in it..it allows only a single app(robomate) to run..I am unable to open ANY other app or boot into safe mode,etc..I am able to connect to ...
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“This device has been reset. Sign in to continue with the Google Account that was previously synced on this device.”

I have a used Huawei P smart 2019 which has just received a "factory reset". I put that in quotes because during the new configuration it asks for the last used Google account: Verify account ...
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How to bypass “Verify your account” (Factory Reset Protection)

I won a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, signed into it with my Google account, played around with it, wiped it, and sold it. Now the person can't get past setup because it's saying he must login with an ...
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How to remove password on xiaomi mi 9 phone

I used finger print to login to my phone but now, it needs my pattern that I forgot it! My phone is Xiaomi MI9 and I'm wondering if there's a way to unlock it without wiping data.
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Sony Xperia Z locked screen, no internet connection, does not connect to computer

I have a bit of an issue with my old Sony Xperia Z phone. A couple of months ago I lent it to a friend (now ex friend) who decided she would change the pattern lock. When she returned the phone she ...
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Nokia 7.1 won't boot after Google Security Patch update

My phone (Nokia 7.1, Android 10) downloaded a Google Security Patch update over night and asked me to reboot the system for installing the patch. But after the reboot, it said that the system is ...
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Hard Reset and Factory Reset is not working anymore

When I am trying to do factory reset, my phone only restart. And I cant perform Hard reset because if I want to go to recovery mode, it will restart only. I seems like the recovery mode is destroyed. ...
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Overmax Basecore 10 ii (reset/firmware reset/recover)

There’s an overmax basecore 10 ii tablet which is in need of repair or updating. So I thought that a factory reset will be enough, but it seems there is a little hitch, no volume button on the device :...
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Can't boot into recovery or downloading mode on galaxy player. Is it hardbricked?

I have a galaxy player 5.0 -old build and everything, but I like to experiment with it- and i wiped cache and did a factory reset and tried to reboot, and for some reason wouldn't want to boot up. So ...
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“E:failed to mount” on Samsung Galaxy J5 after factory reset

I have Samsung Galaxy J5, and after I do a factory reset, I got this error message E:failed to mount /data (Invalid argument) can't mount '/data' (Invalid argument) E:failed to mount /data (Invalid ...
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HTC one m9 factory reset problem

I need to do a factory reset on my HTC one M9. just for clarification, i have not rooted the phone ever. I'm trying to do a factory reset through the phone setting and once i do the reset it brings me ...
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Unlocking a broken-screen nexus 6

I have a pretty stock nexus 6. It has whole-disk encryption turned on, AFAIK (I didn't change any settings from when I first got it, and requires the PIN to boot up). I dropped it yesterday, during ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 verizon stuck in bootloop

This is my device info: What forums refer to my phone as: JFLTEVZW Name that comes on box: Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon SCH-I545 Carrier: Verizon Unlocked: Yes Root: When my phone was working, Yes I ...
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Deeper Reset than Factory?

I have a Galaxy S7 which I purchased from Virgin Mobile a few years ago. Recently, because of international travel to Mexico and Canada I had it unlocked and now have an AT&T account. However, ...
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WiFi won't stay on after factory reset

I have PendoPad 7" tablet (PNDP5M7BLK) on Android 5.0.2. My wife reset it using factory reset, and the WiFi won't stay on so I can't connect to internet. Any ideas?
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How can I disable recovery mode?

Is there a way to disable recovery mode so it won't be possible to factory reset your phone? Basically what I am trying to do, is that it should be impossible to factory reset the phone as there is ...
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Cannot get to fastboot/bootloader menu on xiaomi mi5

I have forgotten pattern/passcode for my brand new Xiaomi Mi5. So, I need to do a factory reset to recover the access. However, when I try to boot to the fastboot/bootloader menu (using power and ...
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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime wont turn on

My Samsung Galaxy Core Prime wont turn on. It goes past the Samsung logo and then goes to the metro pcs sign, but it stays there vibrating until it dies. It charges but wont go past the metro pcs ...
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I tried to bypass factory reset protection on a Galaxy S4 but it didn't work

I've been trying to bypass the Google Account credentials on a Samsung S4 I was given (it had already been factory reset) and, following the instructions in this answer, I inserted a USB drive via the ...
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How to factory reset a SAMSUNG tablet using Odin without tripping KNOX

Almost all of the questions I've asked here are related to the same topic, which is: I've forgot my unlock screen pattern and I am unable to factory reset my tablet to gain access to the tablet again (...
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Can I factory reset my tablet remotely?

QUESTION: I just won DUFUS prize of the century! First I sold my Galaxy Tab 3 Lite on Ebay. Second - I mailed it out to buyer - Great! Third - I awoke the next morning to remember (only AFTER I ...
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Yet another how to bypass “verify your account this device was reset”

On my phone (Alcatel mt6737m aka Optus X Spirit, android 6.0) I had screen lock set up, and also had "require PIN on startup" (when it asks for pin on every reboot, even before showing unlock screen). ...
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Wipe data/ factory reset problem

I tried to wipe data/factory reset my techno p5, but I a list of no, no, no, no, options.... I didn't see a yes option to selected to Finnaly reset my device
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will i lose my photos, voice recordings, videos and notes if i reset my samsung galaxy s1

If I reset my Samsung Galaxy S1 to factory reset mode will i lose my photos my voice recordings and my notes? Because i really need those, but its been so long since i've used this phone and i forgot ...
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Xtouch s40 stock rom download

I have an Xtreme s40 running on android 9. I flashed the recovery with a custom twrp image and it is stuck in a boot loop, and displays "Verification failed. Install a proper signed boot image or ...
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How to format an SD card previously used as internal storage after factory-reset with windows?

About six months ago, I formatted my SD card as internal storage and I had been taking lots of photos and storing them on my phone since then without any problem. 2 days ago, I was forced to factory ...
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Recover Data after Factory Reset [duplicate]

Several alike questions are there on this community which the people generally don't focus on. I would like to draw the attention of people on this thread. I had done an unsecured (without backup) ...
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Lost password on Galaxy S2, can't shut down

My new Christmas Galaxy Tab S2 7": I was prompted to download an updated OS. I did so successfully and was prompted to restart. Okay, now I need my password. That is ONLY the password works, since ...
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Data recovery after factory reset on Android - is it possible? [duplicate]

It was not the first time for me to reset a phone (Huawei P10) but this time a hidden synchronization problem between the phone and Google cloud caused a huge data loss. I've find a method for ...
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Google backup issues after factory reset: required to enter the Google account last synced

I recently purchased a RCA Voyager tablet from someone off of Craigslist. I'm trying to set it up as they factory reset it but it says I have to enter the Google account last synced to the device. I ...
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Frp bypass on Samsung Galaxy s7 [duplicate]

Hi was wondering if anyone can help me I bought a phone that has a Google account on it I factory reset it and now it's saying enter the previous email on the phone ... Can anyone tell me how to ...
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Can previous owner who has not removed the device locate me? [duplicate]

recently I bought a second hand Android phone from the equivalent of Craigslist in my country. The phone was factory reset the moment I gave the person the money he was asking. And I went ahead and ...
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Factory Reset without Factory Reset Protection

I've sold my old phone and perform Factory Reset to secure my data. After this the new user found that it's necessary to unlock phone with previous account. Now, I've this user living nearby so I can ...
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How to clear/wipe an Android phone before selling it?

I have two phones, the LG GT540 optimus and Samsung GT-i5800, both using Android 2.1, and I intend to sell them in the near future. Before selling (just like before selling a HDD), I want to wipe all ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 factory-reset lead to boot-loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I factory-reset my phone from the Settings option, but it is taking too much time. It has been 24 hours already, but the device is only boot-looping. I've also tried to ...
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Do I need to factory reset?

I have downloaded a bunch of apps on my 3-year-old Lenovo Android tablet. Lately, several of the app icons have been turned into little green android images. Also, the books I've downloaded to Acrobat ...
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Remotely disable Factory Reset Protection (FRP) for a damaged phone

I have a brand new Samsung J6, worked without problems for a few days and suddenly got stuck on the Samsung logo when powering on. Managed to enter the recovery menu and delete the cache partition, ...
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How to speed up phone without Factory Reset?

My phone has been acting a little slow lately. Mostly it is okay but one app it particularly slow. In Storage menu it says I have total space of 24.12Gb 649Mb available 6.63Gb for apps 1.65Gb of ...
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Factory reset a Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 - can't start settings to enable USB debugging

A recent update to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 seems to have broken something fundamental. System apps will load but the screen will stay blank. e.g. Settings loads up and shows the header with '...
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How do I reset the input language to English when I can't read the current language?

I have a Nexus 4 with the latest OS. I accidentally set the input to Arabic. Now I don't know how to reset to English. I tried re-booting but it did not revert to English. I would like to avoid a ...
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Motorola G2 - “erasing screen” and reboot (over and over)

I powered up my Moto G v2 and I received a notification about a system update, which I have accepted. During the update process, came the Android logo with the message "error". After a manual ...
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My LG phone was hacked and I can't add a new Google account

My LG phone's Google account was taken off of my phone and someone put their own on it. I did a factory reset, now it won't let me start with a new Google account. What do I do?
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Galaxy S2 - Unable to perform a hard reset

My S2 froze, I took out the battery and restarted it but it kept freezing on the pin screen. I have tried both soft and hard resets but still cannot get the phone to work. When performing the hard ...
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How to wipe data on a bootloader-locked, broken screen, Nexus 6P

I want to sell my Nexus 6P for parts, but I want to wipe it first. The screen of my Nexus 6P broke (internally, the touchscreen MIGHT be fine, idk). The phone is full-disk encrypted with a PIN and the ...
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Can't find some apps in play store while others don't work

After I factory reset my s4 some apps was reinstalled easily, while others didn't work as it used and some can't be found in play store(youtube downloader). All music downloader won't work. I had ...

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