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How to Hard Reset or fix my Polaroid tablet?

'My tablet froze, and I had to shut it down by holding the power button until it turned off. When I turned it back on, it just sits there trying to load, but it will not load. Now it is just stuck on the loading screen.'

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Unfortunately, you must Hard Reset your Polaroid Tablet in order to fix this problem. This will erase all of your Tablet contents. This problem is usually caused by a software glitch and the only way to fix it is by formatting your device.

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Follow the steps below to Hard Reset your Android Tablet:

  1. 1
    Turn of your Tablet by pressing and holding the power button.
    If you can't turn the device off, remove the battery and once the device is turned off, replace the battery.
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    If you have a SD memory card, remove it.
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    Press and hold the volume down and power buttons simultaneously.
    This is the most common key combination for booting an Android device into recovery mode. This combination can vary for each device. Some of the other possible combinations include:
    • Power button + Home button + Volume Up button.
    • Power button + Volume Up button + Volume Down button.
    • Power button + Volume Up button.
    • Power button + Home button.
    • Home button + Volume Down button + Power button.
    • Power button + Volume Down button.
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  4. 4
    Once the phone is turned on, release the buttons.
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    You should now be in the recovery mode.
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  6. 6
    Use the volume buttons to highlight the 'Factory Reset' option.
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    Select the 'Factory Reset' option using the power button.
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    You should now see a popup asking you for confirmation.
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    Confirm it.
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    Wait for the process to complete.
    You shouldn't press any keys or remove the battery while this process completes, as this will damage your phone.
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    Once the Factory Reset completes, the problem should be fixed.
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If you have any additional questions, let us know in the Q&A section below.

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I am trying to do a hard restart on my Polaroid tablet M#PMID10c?

It is telling me to hold in my home key before I plug my USB port in, but the home key is only available when the device is powered. Is there another key I am unaware of?

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There is no hard reset method for this model. You will have to reflash the device. The home button works with the USB cable plugged in even on powered down Polaroid tablets, but you have to follow the exact procedures in steps 10-12 to make it work.

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  1. 1
    Download the stock firmware.
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  2. 2
    Either extract the ZIP file or double-click it.
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    Double-click the folder "PMID10C_Firmware_4.0v1_OTA".
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  4. 4
    Double-click the folder "LiveSuite V1.07".
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    Double-click "LiveSuitPack_version1.07_2011026.exe".
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    Click "Install this driver software anyway".
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    Double-click "LiveSuit.exe" to launch it.
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  8. 8
    Click "Yes", "Format", "Next", and "Yes".
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    Double-click "PMID10C_Firmware_4.0v1_OTA.img" in the pop-up window to open it.
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    Press and hold the home button.
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    Use your spare hand to connect the USB cable with the tablet and your PC.
    A LiveSuit pop-up window will appear.
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    Release the held home button.
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  13. 13
    Click "Yes".
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  14. 14
    Click "Yes".
    Wait for the Polaroid to be reflashed.
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  15. 15
    Click "OK".
    Now, you can remove the USB cable.
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Unlike any computer I've ever used, the Polaroid Tablet does not have a "start" button?

Where and how do I get to the START button that usually appears in the lower left side of the screen. I read pressing Alt, Ctrl & Delete at the same time would take me to Task Manager, etc. None of these options appear after Alt. control,delete. So discouraged. Help appreciated. Nothing given in the previous articles has helped to find the start button. I have tried: Alt, Ctrl, Delete which was to take me to Task Manager. It took me nowhere. I think it was caused by: I have never seen this particular action appear since receiving my tablet. I though this action was auto downloaded to the computer

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How can I reset a Polaroid S7 Android tables?

Have tried resetting Polaroid S7 tablet with every combination I've been able to find so far and nothing seems to work.. I have tried: Power+up volume

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power+up then down

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power+down+home. I think it was caused by: Someone put a lock code on the tablet. They said it was just a "Z", but I don't know how to make that work.

Resetting Polaroid S7 is a bit tricky.

  1. 1
    Turn off the tablet.
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    Press and hold the volume up and the power buttons together for 5 seconds then release them.
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  3. 3
    You have to wait for the Android picture to show up on the screen now.
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    Only after this screen is shown, press and hold the power and volume up buttons together for 3 seconds.
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    Release the volume up button.
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    Now, release the power button.
    You will enter the recovery menu.
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  7. 7
    Now, use the volume buttons to navigate and the power button to select items.
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  8. 8
    Navigate to and select "wipe data/factory reset".
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    Navigate to and select "yes -- delete all user data".
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  10. 10
    Navigate to and select "reboot system now".
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    The phone will be rebooting.
    Do not press anything while that is happening until the start-up screen shows up (the one with "Make yourself at home").
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We're no longer able to gain access to the tablet?

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