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There are full guides for several devices from RootJunky on YouTube. This first method works on some Samsung and LG devices. Your user can probably start at step 4. Reboot into Recovery mode (hold Home, Volume Up, and Power, releasing Power when you see the device turn on/reboot). Perform a Factory Reset (press Volume Down until wipe data/factory reset is ...


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There are several ways to address your concerns. First - you should print the emergency codes. Google has good directions on how to do so here. (reproduced here) Sign in to your accounts at https://www.google.com/accounts/SmsAuthConfig. Look for the “Printable backup codes” area. Click Show/Generate codes. If you are fine using the current set of backup ...


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It is a Spam and it has nothing to do with your Mobile phone. There are many websites out there that use these tactics to persuade users to click on malicious link. Please do not click on "Remove risks now" Avoid visiting such links as much as possible Also, install Adblock plus As of the website, Scamadviser (it reports on the safety of web sites by ...


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System updates overwrite /system. Factory reset wipes /data and /cache but doesn't touch /system. Simple as that.


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Beware: The instructions are for clean installing an OS. That means ALL YOUR DATA will be permanently LOST. If your phone was previously rooted it will be brought back to an unrooted state (whether you want it or not). Please, remember to make backups of any important data on your phone. It will be lost. 1. Turning on USB debuging Turn on USB debugging on ...


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Once bought, always yours. New device, factory-reset, does not matter -- as long as your account stays the same. Paid apps are bound to the Google-Account you've purchased them with. To give some proof: I use several apps I bought once on 3 devices simultaneously. I never was asked to pay again when installing them on the next device. Provided I used the ...


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Yes, you'll lose your updates, along with any other installed app that didn't come with stock. But you will be able to re-update the apps via Google Play, and you won't lose any purchases you made (they are stored forever on the Google cloud). I'm not sure why you're concerned about it, though. I can understand not wanting to lose your settings and data, ...


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A factory reset reformats the phone's user-data partition, but it's not a "secure" wipe; it doesn't overwrite everything with zeroes. If you want to be sure everything is erased, you can encrypt the phone first (which overwrites all the data with encrypted versions of itself), then do a factory reset (which sets up a new unencrypted filesystem). (Update: ...


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If you've already allowed Google Backup to backup your apps, then changing settings before you do the factory reset won't make any difference. After the factory reset, when you next start the device, it'll go through the first-time setup steps again: where it guides you through connecting to a Wi-Fi network and signing into a Google account. On the screen ...


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This thread on XDA has a post ....what is the aim of the "fastboot erase modemst" command? Answer modemst1 and modemst2 are storage partitions for Radio Firmware .... - and it's obviously a recommended practice to wipe these partitions when flashing a newer Radio Firmware This XDA thread is all about fastboot commands fastboot erase system ...


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I found another solution: Have a look at /data/system/uiderrors.txt. There you will find the apps that are responsible for the trouble. You can delete them (manualy if necessary) to fix the issue. Reinstalling the apps brings the error back, though.


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Performing a factory reset on an Android device does not remove OS upgrades, it simply removes all user data. This includes the following: Apps downloaded from Google Play Store, or otherwise side-loaded onto the device (even if you moved them to external storage.) Preferences and data for all apps, downloaded or pre-loaded on the device. This includes ...


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Use this code to unlock in emergency call: *#812# It worked beautifully on a OnePlus2 just two days ago: After calling *#812#** the phone unlocked and I was shown the home screen. After that I went to the setting and added a new Google account. Since then the phone works perfectly and thus is absolutely safe. If you have the same problem, just try it. If ...


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"Device Protection" or "Factory Reset Protection" added in Android 5.1 can prevent your device from being usable by a thief even if they factory reset it. Essentially, it keeps the device locked after a factory reset until you enter the Google Account credentials that were on it before the factory reset, locking out the thief (unless they know your account ...


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Install the Mobile MTK Engineering Mode app. This will only work on devices with a Mediatek chipset. This Application allow you to run Advanced Setup from Engineering Mode Menu of MTK phones, also called SERVICE MODE Other apps which can show the MTK Engineering Mode Menu will probably work too. If you can't find or don't know your phone's IMEI, then ...


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If you thoroughly checked that nothing was left, that's a strange thing indeed (and I cannot imagine it returned "by itself"). But as a factory-reset usually only deletes/wipes /cache and /data, the SDCard (internal or external) are not touched in this process, so you might have missed that. Some devices offer to include the SDCard with the wipe/factory-...


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There isn't an easy way, but still, it might be possible. The keyword to it is File carving (find some more links on this topic in our data-recovery tag-wiki). Make sure to not have any modifications/changes going on on your device, or at least as few as possible! Each change (written file etc.) lowers your chances of a successful recovery. A crucial pre-...


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You can go to the ClockWorkMod Recovery by pressing VolumeUp+Power+home button (For devices that have physical home buttons. Yours does!) In that you have the option to do factory reset/wipe data. Also don;t forget to wipe dalvik cache. That way your phone will reset to CyanogenMod factory default. However if you want to restore to Samsung Factory default ...


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No, there is not (or there shouldn't be). Factory Reset Protection uses a protected storage area located at /dev/block/*/by-name/frp that can't be wiped without special privileges or initiating a Factory Reset from Settings. If the user was able to root the device they could manually launch Settings via adb and do the reset themselves, but rooting is ...


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Yes there is, after the phone is opened and SetupWizard is on, starting with top-left corner of the screen, all corners must be tapped once, in a clockwise direction. (Top left, top right, bottom right, bottom left to be more specific) It can be hard to do it properly at first try so if it doesn't work, just try again. Here's a walkthrough video.


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No. Factory reset erases data stored on /data partition of your phone. It includes your preferences (what you set in Settings app), user apps and their settings/data, system apps' settings/data (including contacts and messages) and personal data stored on /sdcard including pictures, videos and some apps' data (like WhatsApp stores media and messages backup ...


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Titanium Backup users can also go to the batch actions and select manipulate data > remove orphaned files. As user48823 mentioned, you can also find the apps in /data/system/uiderrors.txt using a root-capable file explorer, but basically Titanium will do this for you, if you select the action I wrote above. Just fixed it this way on my OnePlus One (...


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I am assuming you have had your Droid 2 for a while; and have installed a lot of applications on it. I also assume that it is out-of-warranty. Performing a factory reset will remove all your apps and data - and without apps to run, yes your system will feel faster. However, as you add more apps over time, it will slow down again. Some apps like to run in ...


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On a non-rooted device we can group the partitions into two categories: the ones that can be affected by the user during normal runtime, and the ones that can't. The ones that can be are data and cache. The ones that can't are system, and boot. (Plus recovery on some.) "Factory reset" here means that the partitions that are affected by user activities are ...


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Why is the internal storage no longer visible in Thunar? How can I restore it to its original state? I do not know how to adapt these instructions to my model of MID First of all you need to get adb working (Android Debug Bridge if you want to learn more). Specific information regarding this is available at ADB for Android Developers (ARCHOS Internet ...


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Wipe data will wipe everything on your /data partition (hence the name). A factory reset will wipe the same (additionally also cache and Dalvik cache), and put your device back to a virgin state. Usually, this doesn't touch the (external) SDCard, and AFAIK should not touch the internal SDCard either. I don't know on which partition your mentioned folder ...


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You just created a nice chicken-and-egg problem: to install a keyboard via the playstore, you need to configure your Google account on the device first. To do that, you need a keyboard. Note: never delete the (last) keyboard app from the system apps; a factory-reset removes all user apps, so if there is no keyboard app as system app... Here's what you can ...


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You should be able to wipe via the recovery however, this will wipe all the data on the device including contacts, apps, pictures and videos. Turn the power off. If your HTC Desire is frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it Hold the Volume Down button Press and release the Power button You are now presented with a menu that allows for Fastbook, ...


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The answer is almost certainly yes. Someone could probably get past it in one way or another. (They could probably just use odin on a samsung device for example. Though I have never done something like that myself.) If you have sensitive data on there then a remote wipe might be the best thing. Did you report it stolen with your carrier? They could ...


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The best way I know (using CM11 as a reference) is to go to Settings -> Backup & Reset and removing the checkmark next to Auto Restore. It may be under another heading on different ROMS so you may need to look around for it. It is best to do this before you do the factory reset.


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