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    Default Factory Reset Via Data Cable????

    dropped my phone and the screen is ruined and now has LCD bleeding. i can barely see parts of the screen so i cant do a factory reset, but i want to clean off all my info before i send phone in for a replacement...anyway i can do that via usb data cable? i'm rooted if that matters.
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    You can download the android developer's toolkit and then use the command line to reset your phone.

    Here is a tutorial for ADB
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/hack...tml#post175483

    The factory reset command is

    adb shell
    #wipe data

    Good luck!
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    Dang Pville, where do you find this stuff? You should change your screen name to IncredibleYoda!
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    LOL - I'm just a geek!
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    Proposed new Stig "signature" (if you don't mind a suggestion from a stranger)...some say Yoda seeks HIS advice on which ROM/kernel's to flash...
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    worked perfect! thx PvilleComp
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    Glad you got it worked out!
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    Default Re: Factory Reset Via Data Cable????

    hi,

    Maybe you could help me?

    I get a permission denied response when I try...

    abd shell
    wipe_data

    I'm trying to get by the password screen on this tablet I bought off kijiji....they had it pattern locked and my daughter tried the pattern too many time and now I only have the "unlock with user account" screen

    Any ideas?

    I cant find the Hard reset button combination anywhere online.
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    Default Re: Factory Reset Via Data Cable????

    I had the same prob with access denied on my phone. In my case I had to give abd root access Type:

    abd root

    in the command line

    then run the wipe command
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    Default Re: Factory Reset Via Data Cable????

    Is ADB supposed to be installed on the device i am trying to factory reset via data cable? or is it supposed to be installed on my windows PC? if it is supposed to be installed on the device, i am not able to do that; my screen shows nothing.

    the link for the SDK is no longer accurate on the tutorial page. is there another download link? if so, can someone point me in the right direction to acquire the SDK?

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