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Perform a factory reset on Android Device

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My tablet is a Dell, and I forgot its password. When I perform a recovery using the Volume - and Power buttons, it still leaves the password there?

What further can I do so as to have the tablet reset properly and the password removed?

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Some Android tablets are programmed with alternative recovery mode key combinations, depending on the buttons available on the tablet. This could be the case with your Dell, since a proper Factory Reset on an Android device will wipe the forgotten password so you can use your tablet again. The great VisiHow article below lists the most common alternative recovery mode key combinations, but we'll list them here again for easy access:

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  • Volume Up + Camera button.
  • Volume Down + Power button.
  • Volume Up + Power button.
  • Volume Up + Home + Power button.
  • Volume Down + Volume Up + Power button.
  • Home + Camera button.
  • Home + Power button.

If one of these key combinations boots your tablet into its recovery mode, make sure to follow all of the instructions in the great VisiHow article below to perform a proper Factory Reset. Simply booting the tablet into recovery mode, doing nothing, and then restarting your device won't perform the Factory Reset. You need to go through all of the instructions in the article to properly perform a Factory Reset to get rid of your password so you can use your Android device again.

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If none of these key combinations boot your Dell Android tablet into its recovery mode, you will need to contact Dell's customer service line to speak to a customer service representative who can tell you how to get your tablet into its recovery mode. If they help you and the Factory Reset for whatever reason does not work, they will help you schedule a repair or replacement for your tablet, since your tablet is unable to fix its software through a Factory Reset. Depending on the severity of the hardware malfunction and the terms of your warranty with Dell, you may or may not have to pay for these repairs or the replacement Dell Android tablet.

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How to access the Recovery Menu without the volume button?

Hi, I have an MPMAN MPQC784 tablet with no volume button, do you have a clue on how to get into the Recovery Menu?

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The only way to do this is within the Tablet Settings. Choose Backup & Reset and then Factory Reset. You can also use ADB Tools.

How to wipe out an Android tablet without volume buttons?

It's Android system has been damaged, if I open my tab it is showing that system is damaged, please try recover from external storage

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You can access the Settings quickly and choose the Backup and Restore. One thing to do is hook the tablet up to the PC and try to install the lasted ROM for your tablet. Check the tablet Manufacturer to see if they have it on their website.

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How to reboot Android tablet that doesn't have volume up and volume down button but have a power button?

I can't open my Android tablet and I cannot reboot it because it only has a power button, I searched some videos that explain how to reboot with volume up and volume down button but mine doesn't have so please can you help me?

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If your pinlock is not allowing you to enter the tablet then keep trying until you can use your Google Account. If this does not work then try to connect the tablet to the PC and use ADB tools to Fastboot the tablet. Another option is to go to the website of the manufacturer and try to install new ROM.

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The above questions are from the following wiki...
Perform a factory reset on Android Device

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Hi, I don't know the name of default button on tablet. Thanks you?

In normal tablet, It has Home button, Back button, and one button that has 2 rectangle. When we touch that button we will see running applications. What is the name of that button?

That is an Apps Navigation Button.

I have an Astrum M7LK tablet which I want to reset, however I put too many patterns and now its blocked, the WiFi is off and so I can't log in. It has a reset button at the back and so I used a pin to press it along with the power button however this will only get me to a point where Android man is lying on his back with a red triangle after a few minutes, it then switches on normally with no change?

Astrum tablet M7LK no volume button or home button

Click the Power button quickly when the tablet shows the Android with the triangle. This is the entrance to the Recovery Menu. If this does not work then press any other buttons you may have on the tablet. You may even have to quickly press the pinhole again.

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Android tablet cannot select reset as volume button is not working?

Cannot select data reset as buttons are not working. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: I do not know

Try clicking Power or look for a pin hole in the back of the tablet. ADB tools can be installed on your PC and once you connect the tablet to the PC, you can use those tools to access your Recovery Menu.

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How to recover my China tablet in easy way? it is not working

It is open but is only loading it

Try all the tricks listed above. If by opening your mean stuck on the loading screen with your tablet logo then the usual fix for that is to install new ROM. Keep in mind, the cheaper the tablet the less information out there for ROMs but sometimes the manufacturer's website will have them.

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How to factory reset Micromax bolt?

My mobile Micromax bolt has a lock pattern, but I forgot so how to reset mobile. I have tried: Use power button and volume up and volume but issue is not resolved

Use your Google Account by clicking Forgot Password. To hard reset you need to press both Volume buttons in addition to the Power button. Once the Recovery Android man appears, click Volume Up quickly. This puts you in the Recovery Menu and you will be able to hard reset.

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After recovery was selected. No command?

After recovery, it boots with "NO command".

Press Power, Home and Volume Up. One of them should enter you into the Recovery Menu. Power usually confirms selections.

Hi, good morning. My Polaroid table is locked but the device doesn't have a volume button on the device itself?

Do you know an easy way to unlock it. I have tried: I tried the Gmail password and its not working. I think it was caused by: Honestly I don't know

Your WiFi to the tablet may be turned off or your Google Account has 2 step verification enabled. This can my changed by clicking My Account in your Google Account on the PC. For Polaroid tablets, you need to install new firmware from [southerntelecom.com/polaroidsupport/firmware/ Southern Telecom's website]. Be sure of your model before you install new firmware because you will need the specific model number to get the correct firmware. This can be found under the back cover of the tablet if you do not see it anywhere else.

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Hello sir hello sir solve problem please sir?

Tell me sir. my phone is Dell tad I forgot patten sir.I using up volume ,and power button

  1. 1
    Turn off Tab.
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    Press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons.
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    While still holding the buttons down, connect the power cable charger.
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    When Dell Logo appears, hold down the Volume button until the phone begins fully loading and you see the Recovery Menu.
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    In the Recovery menu you use the Volume buttons to navigate and Power to confirm your selections.
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    You will see another Android logo.
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    Press and hold the Power button 5 Seconds, and the reset menu will appear.
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  8. 8
    Select Wipe Data Factory Reset.
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After the triangle with the exclamation mark, I am pressing home key but nothing is happening?

After the triangle with the exclamation mark, I am pressing home key but nothing is happening

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I have a Dell Vue 8. I have forgotten the screen lock but do not wan to factory reset. Please help. Thank you?

I have a Dell Vue 8. I have forgotten the screen lock but do not wan to factory reset. Please help. Thank you!

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Hi, Win 10 upgrade seems to have shoved my Dell Venue 8 into lala land?

It only shows a blue screen with a dark blue line across the bottom and three icons on the left, three on the right. However, clicking on them has no effect. It's been like this for a couple of weeks now.. I have tried: I have reset several times. I just read about your Power + Volume down, and that is running a through test that says they're complete. Now the screen looks normal, and I could select a program. It ran, but seems to have locked up in the middle. I get a Microsoft Windows note that the program has stalled.. I think it was caused by: I think it was the Win 10 update. I'm going to try to restore to an earlier version.

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