Factory resetting wipes all the data on Android phone, tablets. There are many reasons for deleting user data. After the purchase when you log-in to your device it’s better reset it. Apart from that, if your device gives some unexpected, unusual errors, before selling or it unusual slowdown it’s better factory resetting. After that you will receive a fresh device without any customizations and application data and even a Google account log-in information will be wiped out.
However if you have already enabled Android automatic sync with Google account, after re-logging most of the data automatically restore. There are mainly two ways to reset Android devices. They are using phone/tablet settings, custom or stock recovery. In order to use custom recovery base method, your device should root and install a CWM, TWRP or any other custom recovery. However if your device has a stock recovery, you can use it without rooting. In this post, I’m going to follow all the methods. User can select either one option. There is no best method.
This Android factory reset will not touch your internal memory or external memory card. Moreover your games additional files on the external memory not change. If you need to protect your SMS, call logs it’s better backup them. Otherwise you will lose them. You can follow my Titanium Backup tutorial. If you don’t have the root permission, you can use this SMS, call logs backup tutorial.
How to factory reset Android phone, tablet with Settings option.
- Go to “Settings>Backup & reset.
- Tap “Factory reset”.
- Next tap on the “Reset phone.
- Then confirm the action by tapping “Reset Everything”.
- Now your device will be rebooted.
- In some devices it gives setting reset and factory reset.
to factory reset Android phone, tablet with stock recovery.
Some Android devices have a build in stock recovery. Such as Samsung, Oppo. If you devise has a such an option, you can use it. This recovery doesn’t support touch screen. The user has to use volume keys for navigation and home or power buttons for selections.
- Boot into the recovery.
- Using volume keys navigate to “factory reset”.
- Then choose it by using power or home button.
- Navigate to ” Yes ” option by using volume keys.
- Finally select that option using power or home button.
How to factory reset Android phone, tablet with stock recovery.
Most of the Android user like to use custom recovery. Such as clockworkmod (CWM), team win recovery (TWR). Apart from that there is another customized version. If your device has a 3rd party recovery, you can follow this method. The non touch user should use volume keys for navigation and power or home button for selection.
- Boot into the recovery.
- Go to “wipe data/factory reset”.
- Then choose “Yes – Wipe data”.
- Now your device factory reset.
If you have any question regarding this post, you can leave a comment. I try my best to help. After the reset, fist boot take longer time than usual. It’s a normal situation. In case if it gives bootloop, pull the battery out and again replace it. If your device battery fit with the phone, again boot into the recovery and perform a reset. However it’s unlikely receive a bootloop.