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Factory reset for Sheffield PL7117 tablet

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Jun 22, 2014.

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    Hi, I have a Sheffield 7 inch tablet model PL7117.
    It is locked out with a "too many pattern attempts"
    I cant enter my account details because wifi is not enabled.
    And the device does not have usb enabled either..
    I was wanting to do a factory reset on this device but no matter what combination of buttons i press I am unable to get to the recovery section during reboot.
    Does any one here have any idea what the key combinations are to access recovery on this device.
    Thanks in advance.
     

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    I would suggest to just slow down and try Volume Up & Down and the power button to try and boot into stock recovery, it is possible on all android devices.

    From there you can factory reset the device.
     
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    Hi, thanks for your advice, however I have literally spent hours trying to get to a factory reset screen on this tablet but no combination seems to work.
    (I have tried the volume up and power, also volume up+down plus power, varying times held and released etc etc) I have other android devices and I can boot to the maintenance screen with no problems. I was hoping someone knows of the exact key combination.
    This is a Chinese tablet if that makes any difference.
    Cheers.
     
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    Hi there I have the exact same problem I can get into the factory reset settings however I cannot scroll down to select anything nor can I read what it says as it's Chinese!!
     
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    Looks like the Sheffield p7117 has a small pinhole for resetting, on the back of the tablet, near the card slot that says "TF CARD". If I find a manual page on the internet for this model, I'll link it here.

    Found with the one I have, it went into FACTORY MODE with combo of VOLUME DOWN and POWER button.
     
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    Hi @Stu Mountjoy, and welcome to Android Forums! :)

    Just a little heads-up: you might want to check a thread's date before kindly offering help. This thread is five years old. :eek: :D
     

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