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A common hard reset steps for Android powered devices

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When a screen-lock (pattern, PIN or password) is lost or forgotten, an Android powered device can be hard reset to restore factory defaults and thereby clear the lost of forgotten screen-lock credentials together with all user data and apps. While there exist few other key combinations used by different manufacturers on different Android device models, there is a combination that is used by most Android model. Scroll to the answer sections below for the steps on this reset key combination.

5Comments
commented Dec 26, 2016 by Khomots
No my phone was frised on the screen
commented Jun 2 by Jomo
Forgotten pravicy password mobicell touch please
commented Aug 4 by Lebza
I've tried what you have listed but it keeps on staying at start up screen plz help
commented Sep 16 by Natalie11
It has wiped the data and I have managed to reset the factory settings, but now it is at the welcome screen. Wanting me to connect to Wi-Fi etc
commented Sep 22 by kondwani
i have done all the steps to reset my Telefunken 1013GIQA tablet. When i select reboot it still ask for the pin to unlock it.

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Best answer
  1. Turn off your Android powered phone/tablet
  2. Press and hold both Volume up and the Power button until it turns on' See other combinations here http://satechhelp.co.za/3548/Access-Android-Recovery-Virtually-Android-Smartphones-Tablets.
  3. Scroll to 'Wipe data/ factory restore' (scroll with Volume Down)
  4. Confirm selection with the Power button
  5. Scroll to 'Yes---delete all user data'
  6. Again, confirm with the Power button
  7. Wait until you see Wiping complete
  8. Short press the Power button to 'Reboot now'.

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answered Dec 9, 2015 by Kervin Genius
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asked Aug 10, 2016 in Android by anonymous Screen password & partens locked
asked Aug 15, 2016 in Android by anonymous screen blanc

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