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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How to make a complete factory reset, without anyone being able to retrieve my data?

I will have a few Android phones that I will have to let go. I would like to make a proper clean wipe of the data, without no one being able to retrieve them, and do a factory reset. I have read ...
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Settings keep resetting after restart Oppo ColorOS

I have an Oppo R17 (Model CPH1879) running ColorOS V5.2.1 based on Android 8.1.0. The problem is that every time I restart my device or if its battery runs out, some of my settings are reset to ...
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Encrypted and factory reset - Do I need to decrypt device?

We can remove data permanently from android flash memory, which is encrypted, after a factory reset. After doing this, do we need to decrypt the device for using it again or factory reset the device?...
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HTC One M8 encrypted it's self, decyption failed, data corrupt, reset doesn't work

I have a HTC One M8 not rooted. Yesterday, when I was checking voicemail, the phone was going really slow and rebooted after a minute or so. Worked fine after that until tonight. The phone was on my ...
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How do I export Telegram contacts to my phone?

I'm new here. My little brother accidentally touched the "reset factory" button in settings, and now I don't have my contacts on my phone! I have 1500 (almost 400 business) contacts with more than ...
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How to get pass FTM on my ZTE Android mobile device trying to turn on?

My ZTE Android Edition by SFR, StarAddict is unable to turn on. I cannot get pass the Android logo. I have long pressed on Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time but it only ended me up at FTM....
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Sharing gmail can 'potentially' erase my device

Me and my friend use shared email (about 15 people), then i realized from that gmail account i can see the connected phone (specially android), and i can play around with that (lock phone, ring) and ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is stuck in a boot loop

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910G. I have absolutely no idea why it's stuck in a boot loop, and I can't even go to recovery mode by holding Vol Up + Home + Power. It was constantly ...
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ZTE n817 android

does ATT ZTE Z831 Android disable the internal storage option My ZTE n817 is stuck on the screen FTM i took out the battery and when i turned it back on it still said FTM what do i do because i want ...
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Factory reset (Software repair) Sony Xperia XCompact (and all other Xperia smartphones) that have software issues like a boot loop

I'd like to share how you can reset your Xperia even if it doesn't boot (start) anymore! It not only helps to break a boot loop, it also helps to unlock the phone if you forgot your smartphone lock ...
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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, will the os revert?

Hi I just purchased an Android phone that came with Android Oreo. It's replacing a phone that had Android Pie. Shortly after I set up the new Android Oreo phone It upgraded to Android Pie, but because ...
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Missing recovery mode on Android?

I can't hard reset my Android phone it seems like my recovery mode is missing what should I do to make it back to normal or default? I already tried to perform hard reset but it only reboot to menu. ...
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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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RCA tablet reset no command

I've followed the instructions for resetting my tablet, it goes to the screen with the bot, but won't go any further. It just shows no command
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RCA TABLET RESET

I am trying to reset my rca tablet. I just want to clean everything off. I tried holding the volume and power button. I told until dogs come up, then screen goes black for a second then dogs just come ...
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How do I unfreeze my LG L15G sunrise?

I keep trying to turn it on and at first it just got stuck in a boot loop, so i factory data reset it and after the reset when it boots itself up it freezes on the LG powered by android screen. I have ...
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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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Redmi Note 7 factory reset via PC

I was just trying to flash Lineage OS on my new Redmi Note 7, since MIUI kinda sucks, and it didn't really seem to work. So after a few tries and restarts, my phone started requesting the password for ...
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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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What is the safe way to factory reset your phone on Google Fi with 2-step Verification enabled?

So if you factory reset your phone whilst on Google Fi with 2step verification enabled there is no way to access your phone as far as I can see. When trying to sign back in it requests I use my 2-...
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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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“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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Is there a way to find the 'the last factory reset time'?

Is there a way to find the 'the last factory reset time' ? any logs or any other stuff like that? Please reply.
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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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Clean install of android

I am wondering is there a way to completly delete all data on the phone(including system, kernel...) and reinstalling clean system, something that would be equivalent to formating hard drive and ...
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Pass through ODIN MODE

I have a Samsung J3 6 (2016), I'm trying to hard reset (PIN loss). I found out that I should hold Volume Up+Power+Home for several seconds. Then I am warned that downloading a costum OS might be ...
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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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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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Re-pair wearOS after factory resetting the phone

Each time I reset my phone (P3XL), I'm unable to re-pair my Fossil Sport back to the phone. I end up factory resetting the watch as well in order to have it talk to the phone again. Is there a simpler ...
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Blocking hard and master reset or internet access permanently on Samsung Galaxy phone

I have a porn problem and I want to either disable the ability to do hard or master resets on the Samsung Galaxy phone (the only way to get by certain site blockers of which I have setup an ...
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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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Reset advice? Process System is not responding AND no keyboard

I have a Samsung Note 4, running Android 6.0.1. After installing the "Guidebook" app, I started getting a "Process System is not responding" message frequently. If I reboot, I get it immediately ...
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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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Can I recover files after factory reset if I root after resetting?

Device: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ml OS: Android 5.0 Notes: Not rooted, USB debugging not enabled, no custom recovery My phone's storage got too full after recording too many videos and I backed them up ...
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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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cant do factory reset or hard reset on mi 5x

I tried to factory reset my mi 5x phone through settings but after clicking reset device, it just turn off the phone and restart it without changing anything on the phone. And when I try to do a hard ...
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How to factory reset a locked phone when you cant access fastboot or usb debug mode

I have a Hyundai Orbit android phone. The situation is as follows: The phone has a pin which we don't know The phone was never signed into any google or other accounts USB debugging is not turned on ...
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Data deleted after encryption - recoverable?

My device (Android 8.0) is encrypted with the default encryption (no startup password). As far as a I know, when I have data on my phone and factory-reset the phone, the data is unrecoverable, since a ...
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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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After Factory Reset, Android Galaxy Camera Touchscreen is unresponsive

I met the weirdest thing I ever have. I have a galaxy camera gc100, It works very well without any problems. Since I decide to lend it to my friend, I did a factory reset. After the factory reset, ...
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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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Wi-fi wont turn on after root. Not even with factory reset!!! please help me

so, my phone went completely bananas today. It was charging and i swear out of the blue a messange showed up saying the sd card memory was being deleted. So in panick i turned it off. The cellphone ...
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Tablet stuck in erasing loop after failed factory reset

I tried to do factory reset on my Lenovo Yoga tablet but I turned it off while it was erasing. After that when I start the tablet it automaticly shows lenovo logo(as it should) but then it starts ...
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Factory reset my RCA Viking Neptune 10 tablet

Trying to factory reset my RCA Viking Neptune 10 tablet it has no volume button, no home button, only a power on button and detachable keyboard. Any suggestions are truly appreciated!
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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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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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How to factory reset phone when I can't find the factory reset option?

I have an old Samsung Galaxy S3 that's been sitting in my desk for years. I wanted to clear it off to give to a friend, but I'm not seeing the factory reset option anywhere. All guides I can find ...
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Unrooting phone

I bought a new phone from someone the other day and I would like to use it. The only problem is when I was going through it I noticed that they at some point rooted their phone and put some of there ...
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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 ...