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  1. SuperWind

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    So I bought a new AGPtek tablet a while back with the PowerVR SGX544MP2 chip so it runs high quality games and has good battery life but yesterday i put up a new pattern lock and i forgot it and when i went to the forgot password option and put in my info it said it was invalid, so now i wanna reset my tablet but the thing is i have no volume keys just a power button and a homebutton so how do i factory reset my tablet.
     

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  2. ocnbrze

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    A brand is a brand no matter how much they sale theyre all using the android and nothing else, maybe another member can help me perhaps
     
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    I don't think ocnbrze was trying to run you off, just letting you know that you will have difficulty finding your answer since it is unlikely that anybody has experience with your specific brand.

    There is a more common model that lacks the necessary buttons and must be connected to the computer where a special program is run to do the job. What brand/model it is escapes me but that may be what you end up needing to do. I found your manufacturer's website with manuals and firmware updates here:
    AGPtek.com - Free video card driver, quickpwn, Wireless security camera driver download

    Anyway, a factory reset may be premature yet. Read this:
    http://androidforums.com/android-lounge/691455-lost-stolen-locked-out-device-read-here.html
    You may be able to fix it from Google on a PC.
     
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    A brand is a brand and they all use Android...true ... all things are equal, but some things are a lot more equal than others.

    Have to tried contacting AGPtek, see if they can suggest anything?
    Agptek Android Tablet,Laptop Notebook Battery,Walkie Talkie - Agptek.com
    Tel: 732 686 6334
    718 234 4488
    Address: 7708 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214. USA
    Email: CS@agptek.com
    ...they have a forum as well.

    AGPtek are probably just an importer of budget tech products from China, from unknown manufacturers.
     
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    Unfortunately, even though they are all running android, each manufacturer does things differently as far as what buttons need to be mashed when.

    I'd contact the manufacturer as suggested above :)
     
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    Not really. Each brand has the ability to alter Android as they please. For example, the settings menu on the Galaxy S4 is vastly different from the settings menu on the HTC One, and both are still again different from the settings menu on the Nexus 4, because both Samsung and HTC made changes to Android for their specific devices.

    What ocnbrze was trying to say that, in your case, we have no idea what changes the manufacturer may have done to change Android. I also don't see you posting the Android version (unless I missed it somewhere?). The settings menu for Android 2.3 is also different from Android 4.0, and for 4.1

    For perspective, my phone has the factory reset in Settings>Backup and Reset. I am running stock Samsung Android 4.1.2. Considering you are asking how to reset, I am guessing this option is not available in your device? This is what ocnbrze was trying to convey. Not all Android devices of different brands are made the same.
     
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    I don't have experience with this exact tablet, but for a hard reset have you tried any of these?

    volume down + home button + power button
    volume down + power button
    volume up + menu + power button
    volume up + power button
    volume up + cam +power
    volume up + lock button + power
     
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    He can't get in:

    No volume keys:
    So, what combinations of power and home have you tried? I'd start with it powered off, hold the home button, press the power button for a moment, and keep holding the home button...see if that helps. Really, though, I'd just see what the manual says.
     
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    I just used that gesture.key option from the link you showed me and I was able to bypass the lock screen and make a new pattern, so thanks guys for your suggestion.
     
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