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Hard reset your Android phone or tablet when you forget the passcode or lock pattern

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My Android system crashed and I cannot get in?

When I was signing in, this error message said "the Android system has crashed". It signed me out and won't let me log back in. Should I Hard Reset

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Can you help with Factory Reset on my Android tablet?

Using the method of power and volume doesn't work. I have a side reset button and it doesn't have any affect either. It keeps displaying a place for a pass-code when it boots up

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Try to keep the reset button pressed for 6-10sec.

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There is no command prompt when I try to Factory Reset, there is just a picture of a lying Android with an open hatch?

I have an old tablet (Anderson ADT2.6) and I've forgot the pass-code, after trying it locked itself. To unlock it using my Gmail account I need WiFi, which I don't have so I can't unlock it. I've looked around on the web and followed your steps and watched videos after pressing volume key and power button a picture of an Android lying down with an open hatch appears, but no text please help

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See more questions like this: Hi, for the last 2 days I haven't been able to receive texts or pics so I transferred all my pictures to my hard drive and now I want to save my contacts but not sure how. I'm hoping by doing a hard reset back to factory settings it will fix the problem?

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How do I do a Factory Reset, to an unknown made GPS tablet?

I have a GPS tablet (Android Kitkat) that has only two physical buttons: a power button and a rocker volume button. I have tried everything I know without any affect to reset it, as I am locked out. Can you help? I don't know the manufacturer, and there is no identification on the tablet.

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Hard reset your Android phone or tablet when you forget the passcode or lock pattern

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My ? a bit different. I factory reset my phone thinking I had a virus and forgot to copy my Gmail password?

My ? a bit different. I factory reset my phone thinking I had a virus and forgot to copy my Gmail password. I think I am putting in the correct one yet it won't let me get past the verify my Gmail screen. I have taken ALL the steps and repeated them over again even before rebooting. Still can't proceed. I have been to Google and reset my password and not even that works. Your turn Please help

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How do I factory reset a "Go On Touch DC97"?

I have tried Holding Vol+ and Power button, Vol- and Power button, Vol+ and Vol- and Power button. All to the same end, I get the Green Android screen then the word Android on a black background, and it stays like that. Any suggestions?

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It's not displaying Android system recovery?

How can I reset Android LG smart talk phone

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Can I restore my Android smartphone through the computer?

My Kyocera event has been locked up for some time now, and now that I need it I can't get it to work. I have put in too many incorrect passwords and now it wants my email and password (which I have forgotten as well). I really like to restore the whole phone without using the phone, can you help me?

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How do I factory reset my Tagital T9x tablet using keyboard?

The brightness on the screen is set at 0% and I can't see anything. I can reboot it using Ctl-Alt-Del with keyboard, but I can't get it to enter recovery mode. It just boot up normally and screen goes black

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How do I get it to reset, screen is not clear?

My phone is stuck, then it turns on. It just displays the LG powered by Android and screen stays stuck there

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Not really my Android but Windows 8?

I forgot my Lumia 520 pin and now it says TRY AGAIN IN 234766 MINUTES. I had tried the hard reset but it never worked. Do you have any idea

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How do I wipe a harrier tab of ALL evidence of old settings?

I have a Harrier Tab from EE that I have forgotten the password for. I have tried on numerous occasions to reset to factory settings, but it then tries to re-sync to my old settings, requiring the password I had forgotten. I want to wipe all evidence of those settings and re-enter them as brand new, with new password.

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Without losing my backup data after flashing or hard reset?

Dear sir, please tell me that I can hard reset a Android phone without losing my data?

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Our Chinese Smartphone with PTel service does not work after porting its number to TING (Tucows). No password available to reset it?

We have a Chinese Smartphone with PTel service. We ported its number to TING (Tucows) and activated the SIM card by phone. Just before that, the phone buttons appeared dimmed, I think it has to do with the phone password, that was requested at some point but did not work with the one we had. Now I lost it because the text messages in the phone where it was is gone. We need the phone to work again, now with TING.

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I can get the the Android screen with him on his back and the red triangle, but no menu?

There isn't a menu after getting to Android on his back with red triangle

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Restore Samsung Galaxy S4 to factory pass pattern locked?

Usual procedure of holding vol control (up or down or both) plus power button, or all together with home button don't bring up restore screen - the phone just boots to the pattern screen normally when the buttons are released.

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I there another way to reset the phone - say through a PC connection with software?

Yes, it is possible to hard-reset your phone through Kies. Download and install Kies first by clicking the download link at this location.

  1. 1
    Turn on the phone.
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    Launch Kies.
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    Connect your phone to the computer with the original USB cable.
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    In Kies, wait until the device has been detected and click "Tools" and "Firmware Upgrade and Initialization".
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    You may need to install additional drivers.
    If you are required to do that, then disconnect the USB cable and click "Install". Agree to continue and reconnect your phone. Repeat step 4.
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    Click "OK".
    This will reset the S4.
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Hi, my thinkpad is being weird?

My keyboard won't work but touch screen will and most my stuff is being blocked by iBoss and it won't do the updates please can you help, by the way, this is a student thinkpad my school gave us but these problems came up and I am try to fix this before Monday because then I go back to school. I have tried: Restarting, shutting down, and reconnecting and deleting all my stuff. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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