In a factory reset, all data is deleted from the internal memory of your phone. This photo, video, music, applications – everything that was recorded during the use of the mobile device. In this case, the sd card will remain untouched: the files on it will be saved after hard reset.
So, without thinking twice and believing that this is the fastest way to solve all the problems, you reset the phone. Is there life after a factory reset? Is it possible to recover data on the phone after you have made a hard reset.
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Photo and video recovery after hard reset
Answer. Yes, you can, but the likelihood of recovery depends on your persistence and the time elapsed after resetting Android settings. You can use the recovery method described above (by creating an image of the internal memory).
To search for photos in a connected disk image, you can use any, even free software, such as PhotoRec or Recuva (turn on the deep scan option). How to use them, see in this video:
How to restore phone numbers after resetting
- If you did not configure contact synchronization before hard reset, this guide will help restore deleted contacts and phone numbers after reset.
- If contact synchronization has been enabled (for example, via Gmail), connect your Google account and wait for the contact list to synchronize.
- Check if the VCF file is on the memory card or in the phone’s internal memory.
How to restore applications
After resetting the settings, Instagram and another program are not installed. What to do to get the application installed?
Answer. Restoring applications after hard reset, as a rule, does not cause difficulties.
Some Android applications require a later version of the OS on your phone. After hard reset, you roll back the Android version to the one that was installed by the supplier. Therefore, for good, you need to download the latest firmware updates to your phone. You can do this through the settings.
To reinstall all the applications, just connect the user’s Google account. Applications will be downloaded and installed on the phone automatically – in their latest version.
What to do if after hard reset the phone does not work
- I have a HTC One V phone, and after resetting the phone stopped working. The screen turns on, the HTC logo appears and nothing else happens. What to do?
- I clicked on the reset to factory settings. Now the phone says Secure Fail: Recovery and the yellow triangle. inside there is a black exclamation mark and again neither here nor here. The phone does not turn on for quite some time, what should I do?
Method 1. Reset the settings again – with the deletion of all data from the internal memory of the phone.
Since you do not have access to the Android OS, you can make a hard reset via hardware buttons. For this:
- Remove the battery and insert it back into the phone.
- Press and hold the volume up button
- In addition to this, press and hold the power button
After which you will enter the recovery mode to the factory settings.
Note. The hard reset execution method is different on many android devices. For details, see the manual for your smartphone.
Method 2. If repeated hard reset does not help, install an alternative. unofficial. firmware. Instructions are advised to search the forum w3bsit3-dns.com.
Account reset lost access to account
- Lost the phone. When they returned. I realized that they tried to reset the settings, but could not, because the Google Account prevented. How do I get on the phone now, given that I do not remember either the password or login?
- I accidentally reset the settings on the phone and thereby lost my Google account. I tried to restore it, but it popped up: not enough evidence. What should I do?
Answer. The problem is solved quite simply. You need to go to this Google page and answer the questions. If the account belonged to you and at the same time you had data for recovery (for example, backup Email or phone), you will be able to restore access and again "to tie" account to the mobile device.
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I had a problem with the phone: if someone calls while using it, a message appears that the application "Phone" stopped. I asked on the forum and they said that you need to reset the phone. After the reset, the problem was resolved, but here the music, it turns out, was in the phone’s memory. Is it possible to restore it, or at least find out what kind of music was?
Answer. You cannot restore music. Find out the names of the files – yes, but only if they are saved in the file table. To do this, use the recovery method from internal memory, which we described in this guide. This procedure is rather complicated and time consuming.
Phone memory full
I had an automatic reset to the factory settings on my tablet with Android v4.0.3. After that I can’t download the application, writes: the internal memory is full, free up space. But the memory is clear. What should I do?
Answer. Although Hard Reset erases user data, the phone’s memory is not completely erased unless you have specified the corresponding item in the menu.
Try manually deleting the files. This is most conveniently done through the Root Explorer file manager or the Storage Analyzer utility for Android.
Internet does not work when setting up the phone
- I forgot the password to unlock the phone Samsung Galaxy A3 2016. After resetting to the factory settings and after the greeting, only the search for the Wi-Fi connection is turned on, the button "Further" not functioning. What to do?
- Recently, I reset my factory settings. Everything was fine, I turned on the phone, chose the language, connected to the Internet, then went downloading "connection check". This download is already on its second day; I don’t know what to do.
1. Try setting up your phone through another wifi network (there may be a problem with the wifi router).
2. Enable usb debugging on the phone 3. Download and install the custom Android firmware for your device (quite an unsafe method, suitable only for experienced users!)
After resetting, notes on the phone were deleted
Restored factory settings to Android, but forgot to transfer phone notes to another phone. What to do in this case? Is it possible to somehow restore text notes?
Answer. If you previously stored text notes in a standard Google notebook application, recovery is unlikely: after hard reset, all application settings are deleted.
However, if you set up synchronization with Samsung Cloud, you can easily restore notes in the Samsung Notes application by re-synchronizing them with your account.
Answers to other questions
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Did encryption, a failure occurred. There was nothing left to do but to press a button "discharge". But I had a bunch of photos before the dump, there are photos of my parents, travels, etc. I really need these photos, I’m already fighting in hysterics and don’t know how to continue to live when your whole life was on the smartphone.
I accidentally turned the android back to the factory settings, i.e. dropped, respectively, all the photos were deleted, can I restore them using the application and which one?
Answer. After resetting to factory settings, all data in the internal memory of your phone was deleted, including photos. There are two ways to solve your problem.
- Look for photos on a memory card, on the Internet (if you stored backups there).
- To restore data in internal memory, we recommend the simple DiskDigger program for Android. You can download it on Google Play. In addition, there is a more complex method, and it is described here http://softdroid.net/vosstanovit-dannye-vnutrenney-pamyati-telefon-android.
My friend caught a blocking virus on a Microlab phone. Naturally, nobody wanted to pay hackers for unlocking. I reset the phone to him completely and now the language selection screen appears and after searching for wi-fi. It does not go further. I inserted a SIM card, but still does not let it go further. What became of him now and how to fix it?
Answer. So the problem is precisely that the phone cannot connect to the wifi network. Find a public network and try to connect. If it doesn’t work anyway, change the firmware to custom.
On the phone (samsung a5) the glass was replaced and the phone was reset, photos and videos were gone. It is possible to recover and how? I tried through your program. Did not work out.
Answer. I’m curious to know which recovery programs you have used. The question also arises, where did you look for deleted data – in the internal memory or on the sd card. As described above, a factory reset erases the internal memory, so you will need utilities such as DiskDigger for Android. Another recovery method is to create a snapshot of the internal memory and then search for files on it. Read the instructions here: http://softdroid.net/vosstanovit-dannye-vnutrenney-pamyati-telefon-android.
Android 5.1 Lenovo A2010. I wanted to update, but I clicked on the factory settings and all the necessary photos and videos disappeared. I downloaded the Tenorshare Data Recovery recovery program, but it is impossible to open, i.e. It doesn’t come off in the phone. What to do to recover deleted photos and videos?
Answer. Really. Tenorshare Data Recovery runs only on a computer. It’s not a fact that with its help you will be able to return data after hard reset’s (that is, reset to factory settings). You need a way to recover from internal memory. See the answers above for a similar question.
I made a hard reset on the lg D724 phone, having previously synchronized everything. But I missed the most important thing – notes from the notebook application. The wife had a lot of important information in a notebook. Tell me, please, how can I restore this?
Answer. Try the EaseUS MobiSaver program. We did not check, but the developers claim that MobiSaver can recover notes. However, it is important to note that after hard reset the internal memory is erased, and not all applications can work with it. So, frankly speaking, the chances of returning text notes after a reset are very few.
I have a samsung galaxy s7 edge. The problem is that when she went into the camera, she gave me such a notification "Warning “camera error”, after which each time you enter the camera, the phone gives such an error. I reset the phone to the factory settings, but it didn’t help clearing the cache in the camera settings and reset its data, but all my efforts were even, nothing helped. I went to the service center and said that they don’t have the equipment to take apart and see what is wrong with the phone, and in return they can send it to Moscow for repair, but it will take weeks or more I do not need it. Is it possible that if you roll back the phone to a previous version of the OS, that is, to 6.0, since I have 7.0. Or just reflash the phone. Tell me, will this help? If not, then help and tell me a couple of ways to fix this error.
Answer. Go into Android safe mode and check if the camera is working. This will help to determine if additional applications installed by you or with the firmware affect the camera.
Perhaps you are using custom firmware – if so, we recommend that you find alternative versions or upgrade the phone to official firmware.
If resetting to factory settings really did not help, you need to contact a Samsung service center or, as you mentioned, send it to Moscow for repair.
Phone reset to factory settings, how to recover data from the phone? I tried it through applications with Google Play, almost all of them require root. What is it and how to get it?
Answer. Root access (or superuser rights) give resuscitators access to the Android file system with complete control, including deleting and overwriting files. Although, in fact, recovery programs only need read access.
Even if you find an application that does not require root, the likelihood of recovery will be extremely small. Try installing KingoRoot applications (installing root in a few steps) and DiskDigger for Android should work.
After resetting the Prestigio NK3, the system writes that the sd card is not supported and suggests formatting. The reset was carried out with the card removed. There is a lot of necessary data, tell me if there is a solution?
Answer. Most likely, hard reset in no way affected the safety of data on the memory card. If you removed the memory card while writing other files from the phone to it, the file table of the sd card could be damaged. You need to connect it to a computer or laptop through a card reader, check for reading errors with the standard Windows utility. If the errors are fixed, the sd card should open on the phone. If not. Recuva or DiskDigger with Dig Deep mode should find all the files.
My wife made a hard reset on the Samsung Grand 2 Duo phone without making a backup. Photos and music are not so important, all phone contacts were lost and it was not possible to restore application data from the Play Market. In all applications, everything had to start all over again. Please tell me, is there any way to restore this?
Answer. The probability of recovering user data from applications depends on each application individually. So, if user data was stored on an sd card, then you can restore the data. Otherwise, after hard reset, you need to scan the internal memory in an attempt to find each individual application file (the probability of doing this is quite small).
Phone contacts can be imported from a SIM card. Of course, if you have taken care of backing up your contacts in advance. Check if the contacts are synchronized with your Google account and the Contacts service assigned to it.