Google Nexus 7

There are two oficial ways to reset Android on Google Nexus 7, version 2013.

Google Nexus 7Any of those ways will ensure that your Android Tablet will go back to it’s factory settings. They only differentiate from each other in the steps you have to execute for each of them.

You will decide which one to use depending on the status of your Google Nexus 7.

If you have full access to it’s menues, you will use the method that uses software to reset Android on your tablet. If, on the other hand, you do not have access to your Google Nexus 7, for instance if you forgot your lock pattern, you will have to use the method that uses hardware to go through with the steps.

Independently of the method you will use, make sure the battery of your Google Nexus is charged at least at 70%, so that your device does not power off during the procedure.

Reset Android on Google Nexus 7 using software

To reset Android using this method you will ned to have access to the Settings menu of your Google Nexus 7. Follow these steps:

  • Go to “Settings
  • In personal, touch “Backup & Reset
  • In Personal data touch “Factory Data Reset
  • Touch “Reset Tablet
  • If your tablet is password or PIN protected, you will be asked to enter it at this point.
  • Touch “Erase Everything” to completely clean your Google Nexus 7 device.

Your device will reset itself and by the time it goes back on it will be as out of the box.

Reset Android on Google Nexus 7 using hardware

  • Turn off your tablet
  • Press and hold down the Volume Down and Power button at the same time until the word “Start” shows up on the screen
  • Use the Volumen Down button to move down through the menu until “Recovery mode
  • Press the Power button to select “Recovery mode“. At this point a red Android robot will show up on your screen.
  • Keep holding down the Power button and press the Volume Up button
  • Use the Volume Buttons to move up and down the menu to “Wipe data/Factory Reset” and use the Power button to select the option.
  • Use the Volume Buttons to scroll down to “Yes –  erase all user data” and select the option with the Power button.

If at any point your tablet becomes unresponsive, you can restart it by holding down the power button for a few seconds.

You’re done! You have now reset Android on your Google Nexus 7 tablet!

Samsung Galaxy Fresh

In this tutorial we will show you how to reset Android on the Samsung Galaxy Fresh, a device that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy FreshThere are two ways to hard reset Android on a Samsung Galaxy Fresh device. Which ever you decide to use will leave your mobile in the same state as it was out of the box, giving it a fresh start.

The method you will use to reset Android will depend on if you have access to the applications Menu of the Samsung Galaxy Fresh or not.  To use the first set of instructions we’ll provide the hard reset will be applied using options available in the Applications Menu, you will therefor need access to your mobile. If you don’t have access to your mobile, maybe because you forgot the lock pattern, you will need to use the second set of instructions.

Before starting with any of the two methods be sure that your battery is charged at least in 80%, to avoid any sudden powering off. It is also recommended that you do a backup of your data, if you have access to your Samsung Galaxy Fresh OS.

Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy Fresh, using software

To reset Android using software is really simple. You just have to access the following menu optons on your Samsung Galaxy Fresh:

  • Menu -> Settings -> User and Backup -> Factory Data Reset
  • Click on Reset Phone and then Erase everything

 Reset Android on Samsung Galaxy Fresh, using hardware buttons

  • Turn off your device
  • With the Samsung Galaxy Fresh being turned off, press the Volume Up , Home and Power button at the same time.
  • When a menu appears on the screeen, choose the option Wipe data / factory reset by moving up and down with the Volume buttons, and selecting with the Power button.
  • Confirm the operation by pressing the Power button.
  • Select Reboot

You have now reset Android on your Samsung Galaxy Fresh, and will have a phone in the same state as if out of the box.

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Pantech Vega No 6

This tutorial will serve as a guide to help you reset Android on a Pantech Vega No 6 device.

If you have reached this post, you’ll probably need to apply a hard reset on your Pantech device to return it to it’s out of the box state and settings.

Pantech Vega No 6The reason for doing this can be that you have forgot the lock pattern on your Pantech Vega No 6 or maybe you are handing over the mobile phone to another person and don’t want them to have access to your personal data.

Whatever the reason to reset Android, we will explain both methods available. You will choose the method to use depending on if you have access to the applications menu of your device or not.

Before you start, make sure that the battery of your Pantech Vega No 6 is at least 80% charged, to avoid any unexpected and unwanted powering off during the process.

Reset Android on Pantech Vega No 6 using software

To use this method to reset Android you need to be able to use your Pantech Vega No 6 device. That is, you need to have access to the operative system, and therefore the applications menu and settings of your phone.

You would use this method if, for instance,  you want to sell or give away your phone to someone else, and need it to be in the same state it was out of the box.

To go through with these procedure, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Pantech Vega No 6’s Applications menu.
  • Choose Settings and then click on Privacy.
  • Click on the option Factory Data Reset and then Reset Phone.
  • Confirm you decision by selecting Erase everything.

Your Pantech Vega No 6 will restart, and when it returns it will be back to its factory settings.

Reset Android on Pantech Vega No 6 using hardware buttons.

You will use this method if you have lost access to your Pantech Vega No 6, for whatever reason, and need to reset Android to be able to use it again. The reasons can be that you forgot your lock pattern, or there have been some issues with the OS that will not let you access the applications menu.

Follow these steps to go through with the procedure:

  • Make sure your Pantech Vega No 6 is turned off
  • Press the Volume Down button and the Power button at the same time and keep them pressed until the Android logo shows up on the screen.
  • Press the button on the bottom left of the screen for the recovery menu to show.
  • Move to the Wipe data / Factory reset option and select it.
  • Press the Home key to confirm the selected option.
  • Using the same set of keystrokes select the option “Yes –  Delete all user data”, and return to the main menu.
  • Press the Home button again to reset the device

And with these steps you’re done! You have reset Android on your Pantech Vega No 6 and it should be as good as new out of the factory, ready for whatever use you want to give it

LG G3

This tutorial will explain how to reset Android on your LG G3 device.

LG  G3If you’re having problems with Android on your LG G3 cellphone, or you have forgotten your lock pattern, you’ll have to apply a hard reset on your device.

We will explain two very effective and, above all, simple methods on how to reset Android on your LG G3.

There are two things you have to take into consideration before executing the steps for any of these methods.

The first thing you need to remember is, when you do a hard reset of Android, to return your LG G3 to factory settings, all of your personal data on your phone will be deleted. It’s advisable that you do a backup of all your files, before moving on with the tutorial.
The second thing is you need to make sure your phone will not run out of power in the middle of the procedure, so check your battery, and charge it if it’s less than 80% charged.

Hard reset Android on LG G3 using the settings Menu

To use this method to reset Android you need to be able to use your phone, and access it’s menus and settings. Follow these steps to go through with the hard reset.

  • Go to the applications Menu
  • click on “Settings”
  • Select Backup and Reset, and then select “Factory data reset”
  • Select “Reset Phone” and check “Erase all data” if you want a full factory reset.
  • Click “OK” and the process will start automatically. After your LG G3 restarts it will be as out of the box.

Hard reset Android on LG G3 using hardware buttons.

This is the method you will use to reset Android on your LG G3 if you can no longer use it. An example for this situation would be if you have forgotten your lock pattern.  Follow the steps to hard reset android on your LG G3:

  • Turn off your device
  • Press and hold the “Volume Down” button, and without letting go press and hold down the “Power” button.
  • When the LG logo shows up, release both buttons and immediately press them again.
  • When you see the hard reset menu appear on the screen, release both buttons.
  • Move up and down with the “Volume up” and “Volume down” buttons to select “Yes” and press the “Power” button to agree.
  • The reset process will start automatically, and take a few minutes, after which your phone will restart as out of the box.

Done! You have now reset Android on your LG G3, using any of the methods explained in this tutorial!

 

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HTC Droid DNA

In this tutorial we will explain the two oficial techniques to reset Android on your HTC Droid DNA.

HTC Droid DNA HTC Droid DNA is a device that came out to the market about two years ago, and runs Android 4.1 Jellybean. The two methods available to reset Android to factory settings are the usual ones: From the settings menu or using the hardware buttons. This last method is used if you don’t have access to your phone, maybe because you forgot your lock pattern, or for another reason.

Before going ahead with any of the two methods, please remember that when you reset Android to factory settings on any device, you will loose any installed applications as well as your personal data, including messages, contacts, email, events created in the calendar, etc.. If you select “Erase all data” you will also loose your music, photos, videos and documents. We advice that you do a backup of your HTC Droid DNA before proceeding.

Reset Android on HTC Droid DNA using software

To reset Android using the applications menu of your HTC Droid DNA device follow these steps:

  • Make sure that your cellphones battery is charged at least up to 80%.
  • From the applications menu, go to “Settings” and then click on “Backup & Reset“.
  • Click on “Reset Phone”
  • If you want to delete all you personal files, for example if you will give your phone for someone else to use, select the “Erase all data” option.
  • Click “OK

Factory reset Android on HTC Droid DNA using Hardware buttons

You will use this method to hard reset Android if you can’t access the settings menu on your HTC Droid DNA device.

  • As with the first method first of all make sure that your cellphone battery is charged at least up to 80%.
  • Press the Volume down button and hold it down, while also pressing and holding down the power button.
  • An image with the three Androids will appear on the screen. When it does, release both buttons.
  • You will need to press the Volume Down button to select “Factory reset“.
  • Press the Power button.

You have successfully reset android on your HTC Droid DNA device!