1. impex's Avatar
    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.
    04-22-2011 12:13 AM
  2. PvilleComp's Avatar
    You can download the android developer's toolkit and then use the command line to reset your phone.

    Here is a tutorial for ADB

    The factory reset command is

    adb shell
    #wipe data

    Good luck!
    impex likes this.
    04-22-2011 07:34 AM
  3. Wanda's Avatar
    Dang Pville, where do you find this stuff? You should change your screen name to IncredibleYoda!
    PvilleComp likes this.
    04-22-2011 08:39 AM
  4. PvilleComp's Avatar
    LOL - I'm just a geek!
    04-22-2011 09:11 AM
  5. Wanda's Avatar
    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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    04-22-2011 09:57 AM
  6. impex's Avatar
    worked perfect! thx PvilleComp
    04-22-2011 12:12 PM
  7. PvilleComp's Avatar
    Glad you got it worked out!
    04-22-2011 12:22 PM
  8. thagooldenboy's Avatar

    Maybe you could help me?

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

    abd shell

    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.
    07-04-2012 07:04 PM
  9. Mathew Crawford's Avatar
    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
    04-18-2013 05:56 AM
  10. fongek's Avatar
    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?
    04-20-2015 03:00 AM
  11. 123288676757's Avatar
    i accidently installed a app which automactically deleted its apk files and brought three more apps now these app continouly show pop upslike unfortunately gps speed has stoped. and its unstopable it jus pops up every second
    i tried factory reset but it didnt go away
    pls help me
    06-19-2016 09:12 PM
  12. Qasim Hayat's Avatar
    i changed the setting and my fone is locked
    07-04-2016 03:53 PM