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

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frp and screen lock issues vivo y02 [duplicate]

I received my vivo y02 v2236 as a gift, unfortunately, someone mixed it up with their phone i cannot locate the owner and I am stuck with this. I cannot bypass FRP and screen lock as I don't have the ...
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How to reset a parent-managed kid's phone?

My daughter has changed her lock screen password. Didn't write it down. And had forgotten it. And so her phone is locked. What I observe is: After restart, she's been asked a code. I can't find ...
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How to restart an app on a Philips Android TV?

It happens every now and then that an app crashes on my Philips 65PUS9006 Android TV. The problem is that I haven't found a way to restart the app from the Philips TV Remote. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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How to reinstall android kitkat in HP Slate 7 voice tab using Mac

My HP slate 7 voice tab is stuck with its logo when I try to switch it on. I also tried to hard reset it by holding all the three buttons (volume up + volume down + power) but it gets stuck on "...
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Keep/retain a syslog at lowest level possible even after a restart

Over the last several days, my phone suddenly started giving me a problem. It gets into a restart cycle - there is no pattern of when this problem occurs. It's very random, also the number of restarts ...
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How do I hard reset/factory reset my Supersonic SC-74JB 7-inch tablet with no physical volume button on?

I forgot the security password to get into my Supersonic (SC-74JB) 7-inch tablet that you need after you turn on the tablet. It doesn't have a physical volume button. How do I hard reset/factory reset ...
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Factory reset Huawei mate 20lite doesn´t work

I have a Huawei mate 20 lite, ago a time a switch the screen for a generic screen, actually the new generic screen works fine I never get an error with the touch, the problem is that ago a time I ...
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Wipe option is missing

I lost password for my phone and now I cannot unlock. I think only option what I have is completely wipe device (data lost is not matter). I googled many manuals and videos and it looked very easy. ...
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ADB - Not able to wipe data. Tried a lot of things

I tried wiping my old Lenovo tablet using the following methods but none work Factory reset through the phone Erase all data using Google's Find my Phone 'wipe data/factory reset' -> 'Yes -- ...
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Find what's crashing my phone

I have a Galaxy M51. At times, when I wake up in the morning, the phone is dead - No response to any of the buttons, when I call it from another phone, it says "the number is switched off", ...
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what can i do to bring back to life mi samsung galaxy a 51?

Days ago my phone restarted and stopped on the android/samsung logo. i tried to do a hard reset on the recovery menu, but when the process finished the phone stopped on the android logo again. i did ...
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How do I force a hard shutdown of a phone with non removable battery?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8, and any phone specific answers are welcome but I am looking for a general solution A few days ago my phone screen went crazy and started detecting touch ...
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Hard Reset on SAMSUNG TAB 4 SM T230NU not working. What are the alternatives?

I have a SAMSUNG TAB 4 SM T230NU. Don't remember the password. I tried the Hard Reset of 1) Menu(Home) + Power + Volume Up buttons 2) Power + Volume Up buttons Each time I try one of the above ...
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Google email forgotten after hard reset

My father did a hard reset on his Samsung A10 to give to me as a gift, but he forgot his password and Google email. I checked the RootJunky video mentioned in this topic but it seems that is not ...
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Will a hard reset remove any malicious software/viruses/malware from my Experia X?

I suspect my phone is compromised, and if a simple hard reset will fix all potential problems, I'll do that. Will that solve all potential problems? I'm concerned that the guy who just replaced my ...
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How can I factory/hard reset/wipe a Nokia 2.2 (TA-1188) without a (windows) PC?

Having looked around hither and thither now for a night as to how to factory reset a Nokia 2.2, I am still a bit confused and unable to do it. Holding volume-down + power on brings me to a boot screen ...
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How to create a backup image (*.ab) of Android Device that is not booting up?

I am just a usual android user, owning 9-10 android devices. My Mom's Android device automatically turned off yesterday and while booting up again, it was stuck in the company Logo and was not ...
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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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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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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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hard factory reset when partitions are messed up

I have a Google Nexus 7 (2012) which for no apparent reason entered an endless reboot loop. Trying to fix it with a fresh install of the OS via TWRP, I unintentionally messed up the partition table. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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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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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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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