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a forced reboot/shutdown by removing power (take out the battery, usually).

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I can´t reboot from fastboot on my RCA Mercury II pro tablet

my system got locked after too many wrong passwords. I tried to factory reset my tablet from the POWER+Up volume and then erase user settings. I tried to enter again, but the tablet comes to a ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Soft Reset

Can anyone please advise how to perform a soft reset on this phone to clear software glitches and so that no data is lost from the phone. I did this once in the past when the charging socket was not ...
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How to boot into recovery and save data before factory reset kicks in?

My phone was accidentally put into factory reset (HARD reset via OEM menu). I forced it off before it booted back up after turning (to start the official reboot) How do I enter recovery BEFORE the ...
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Is it possible to factory reset without losing my google play movies?

I have a few movies downloaded from the google play movies app, and I don't want to re-download all of them. My wi-fi is slow. It would take DAYS to re-download.
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Nexus 5X randomly resets since Android 8.1.0

Since recently, my Nexus 5X keeps resetting at seemingly random moments. It happens quite often, as in every few minutes when I'm using the phone. Often when I open an app or webpage, sometimes just ...
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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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My tablet stuck during recovering after hard resetl

I forgot my lock password and was forced to make a hard reset for my Lenovo tablet. After hard reset my tabled stuck with a message Completing setup Installed 58 of 78 applications Current ...
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Can't install some apps on an HTC Sensation after hard reset

I get the message: 'No internet connection. Make sure that WiFi or mobile is turned on then try again' But it is indeed turned on because I am able to install other apps. I have trouble with WhatsApp, ...
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Boot loop: The user data partition cannot be used again, please select opertion as follows

I have a Huawei Y330-U05 cell phone (with Android Jelly Bean). Today, I was browsing the web as usual, when the cell phone suddenly restarted by itself. When the phone was back on again, it displayed ...
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I can't hard reset or install any apps on my android device

I decided to flash my flash my device (Xolo Era 4k) using TWRP. I got little confused after booting in TWRP mode. Then I somehow managed to let my device Boot in normal mode. Then I found that I can't ...
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How to skip Checking network when first setting up the device?

Since Google is blocked in China and a few other countries, the Checking network screen will stuck forever. Is there a way to skip this step?
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Can't hard reset samsung and forgot the Pattern

I have Samsung Galaxy Duos Grand Prime plus running Lollipop. I forgot the pattern. If I keep entering wrong pattern, the phone won't prompt me to enter the backup pin Volume up + home + power isn't ...
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Can I hard reset my Samsung galaxy A5 (2015) without turning it off?

I broke my screen, both LCD and Digitizer are damaged and I cannot turn my device off, I already tried holding down the power button for 20+ seconds but it did nothing. Any suggestions how I can turn ...
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Wiko Ridge 4G won't boot after hard reset

Yesterday an error occurred on my phone where every single app would crash. It had happened before (rarely) and restarting the phone would usually fix it. This time, however, after restarting, a "...
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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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Blackview recovery mode

I have a Blackview A8 that is stuck at upgrading. After the optimizing step (40 of 40) if just hangs and it stays like that until the battery runs out Can anyone help me out? I would like to go in ...
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Galaxy S6 Google Bypass. PLEASE HELP! [duplicate]

How do I bypass the google verification on my galaxy s6 after I factory reset the phone? Had to reset the phone after an app I downloaded made my phone have a melt down causing me to reset it but now ...
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How to hardreset android phone?

I'm asking how to hardreset because I googled "android hard reset" and it seems different from factory data reset but the instruction I'm getting from different sites is just the same method for ...
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Is the MAC address stored in software or hardware?

I'm trying out a ROM. It seems to be flashing the whole system. It claims it is a total wipe. However, the MAC address seems to never change. So my question is, is the mac address for an Android ...
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factory reset my rooted insignia tablet and now when booted up setup wizard stopped working & all google apps stopped.

Okay so my insignia tablet was rooted for a while and no problems. i decided to do a factory reset on it and when it booted back up; setup wizard has stopped. google services has stopped. google play ...
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What's the point of anti theft if recovery wipe can clear it?

Seriously how is an anti theft supposed to protect your device? A thief can either just boot in recovery and erase data partition and poof anti theft is gone for good. And with firmware tools like ...
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Android data/video recovery

My HTC One E9+ phone sold on last week, there was some videos & photos of mine, but i deleted all & done factory reset 5 times, is there any possibility of recovering those files, Please note ...
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Is removing the SIM card necessary?

When solving issues with tech support for various cell carriers, they recommend turning off the Android device, removing the battery, and then removing the SIM card. Once the battery is out, is there ...
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how to recover back the pictures from my nexus 5x after factory reset?

i am facing some issue with google playstore( it cannot download or update any application) so i did all possible methods to make it function normally and at last with no other way left out i tried ...
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Galaxy S6 Edge fails to boot

enter image description hereI tried to reset my s6 edge but it only shows its name and red lines on the screen. I pressed and held the power-button plus the volume button, but it also only shows the ...
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How to hard reset MI tablet when the volume down key and power key combination leads to fastboot screen

I want to hard reset my MI tablet as I have forgotten the pattern and the developer options are also not turned on. By try all the key combinations, the fastboot screen comes up and the boot menu ...
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Sony xperia z2 how to factory reset

i have a sony xperia z2 d6503 running on android 6.0.1 and has two users. ive forgotten the pin for the owner account and using the guest account i created for my kids now i want to factory reset but ...
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Will a HTC hard reset also reset the firmware? [duplicate]

I am about to buy a second-hand HTC One S for development mucking around. The seller says it needs to have its firmware reset, but won't say why. I intend to hard reset it anyway and wipe everything. ...
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Cannot hard reset

I have a Mobicel Matrix. After some time using it the screen does not respond to touch. After i click on power it lights up and asks me to draw my pattern, but nothing happens as i draw it, then it ...
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Camera App disappeared

My camera app on my Android phone has disappeared. It all started yesterday. Everything had been working fine until then, but all of the sudden, my camera app didn't respond anymore (Can't connect to ...
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Cannot get rid of CM10 / cannot reset the device (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, GT-P5110)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, GT-P5110 Android version: 4.2.2. Hi there, I have a rooted device running on CyanogenMod 10.1.3-p5110, with a custom recovery CWM 6.0.2.7 After 3 years (or so) of smooth ...
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Cannot undo “forget Bluetooth device”

I have an Asus Zenfone running Android 6.0.1. and a Bluetooth headset (Philips SHQ6500) that I had paired but accidentally selected the forget option. Now it's impossible to re-connect it because the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 hard-bricked out of nowhere

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900W8), from Rogers Canada. The phone is not rooted. Today I was using it normally, took pictures and sent and received texts. Later it vibrated in my pocket when I ...
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Can't unlock previosuly resetted Wiko Pulp 4g phone (loop in login screen)

I just got a new phone from a friend, a Wiko Pulp 4G. Before giving it to me, she did a factory reset on it without logging out of the phone previously - so now when I turn on the phone, it demands to ...
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What does the “no command” screen mean? (Trying to execute hard reset Recovery)

I'm trying to hard reset a Motorola XT1058 I inherited from my sister that's sending me to the No command screen. When I press the all of the Power + VolUp + VolDown for a while and release which ...
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HTC One M8 resets some settings every time battery dies

Every time my HTC One M8's battery dies, which is roughly once every two weeks, when I charge it and turn it on, a large portion of random settings or configurations are reset to default on the device....
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What's the difference between factory reset and hard reset? [duplicate]

I know that both of them wipe data and revert the device settings as they were - - but let's say I notice a bug on the device. Should I pursue a hard reset it factory reset? What are the key ...
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Old Venue 8 tablet. Missing keypad

My daughter thought it would be cool to put a Russian keyboard on the Venue tablet. She didn't uninstall it correctly and now no keypad shows up. We cannot unlock it. I have tried going to the Play ...
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How to reset my LG Rumor Reflex if I forgot security pin

How do I hard reset my LG Rumor Reflex? I forgot my security PIN, please give me steps to fix it.
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Unable to pass through setup wizard

I had deleted the Google keyboard app and was using a third party keyboard app on my Motorola Nexus 6. Just now, I hard reset my phone and come to know that there is no default keyboard installed; ...
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Logicom L-EMENT 501 Revovery Mode

So guys i got this phone Logicom L-EMENT 501 and i would like to access to his recovery mode. Already tried power button + volume- and power button + volume+ but still couldnt access to recovery mode....
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4.1.2 Factory Reset Fail — mkdir /data/app fail. err is -1

So, I have a rooted (may have reverted by now, cannot be sure, will explain why below) 4.1.2 Android, Kruger&Matz LIVE 1. Full story is this: Went to bed at about 19 (really tired after working) ...
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Reformatting tablet from ZIP file

I am trying to reformat a tablet for a friend which seems to have some virus on it. Doing a hard reset has had no effect; there are still strange apps and behaviour on the device. It's a generic ...
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How to restore Sony Xperia M when asking for password to decrypt storage?

My sister came up with her phone asking for password to decrypt storage and she said she didn't set any password. I can't put the phone on USB Debugging cause i don't have access to phone settings. I ...
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How to hard reset a Galaxy Tab S?

I cannot login to my Samsung Galaxy Tab S anymore and want to perform a hard reset. Googling the question yields to many answers which follow the scheme: when switched off press Home + Volume Up + ...
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Disable Android lock-out (un)feature

Unfortunately, someone thought is was funny to mash my lock screen buttons (phone fell out of my pocket while sitting on the floor), which required me to sign in via my Google account. Now normally ...
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can't do hard reset

I have Nexus 7 from 2012. Some time ago I had problem with it and did hard-reset. For several months it worked fine, but now it just restarting all the time. I can't even go to Recovery Mode, ...
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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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Editing the apps within factory reset

Much like flashing a new custom Rom that's been de bloated, there are some factory apps, and some are stripped. My question is, can you edit the apps that are within the factory reset? So when you DO ...
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Huawei Mediapad M1 won't hard reset

I just bought a used Huawei Mediadpad M1 and it still has a lock screen from the seller. Unfortunately he won't write back any more so I need to hard reset it. I found in the forums these steps: ...