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Aug 13, 2013, 6:44:12 PM via Website
Aug 13, 2013 6:44:12 PM via Website
The 'lighter' of the two reset options. It can be done either in settings or via recovery menu. It wipes all user data and firmware settings but leaves the contents of your internal SD Card intact.
Restores a tabletto its basic factory settings, which erases all applications that were installed by the user as well as all user data. Hard Reset wipes everything including the contents of your internal SD Card. Whatever firmware you last flashed will be the firmware you get back, but everything else will be wiped.
Have you already tried to Factory Reset first? If not, the tutorial is here. If this hasn't solved the problem, let's proceed with the Hard Reset for the Google Nexus 7 (2012).
- Turn your tablet off.
- With the tablet off, press and hold the Power key, then press and hold the Volume Down key. Scroll down twice to select Recovery.
- Select with the power key.
- You'll see the Android pop up, then while holding down Power, press Volume Up.
- Use the volume keys to scroll to "Wipe Data/Factory Reset" and press Power to select it.
- Scroll down to "Yes - Erase All User Data" and press Power to select it.
- Your Hard Reset is now complete.
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