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How to reset tablet if you can't see the screen?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AussieAndroid, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. AussieAndroid

    AussieAndroid Member
    Thread Starter

    I've installed an app which has killed my screen :(

    basically, as soon as the app kicks in after booting the tablet up, it makes the scren go black. It still works, but I can't see anything. If I unlock it I can hear the click so I know it's still on.

    Can anyone tell me how I can reset this thing without needing to see what's on the screen?
     


  2. AutobahnSHO

    AutobahnSHO Android Enthusiast

    Look for the "factory reset".

    What on earth did you install?
     
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Try holding the power button down for a bit over ten seconds, as that can remedy some black screen issues.
     
  4. AussieAndroid

    AussieAndroid Member
    Thread Starter

    cheers guys. managed to sort it out.

    In the end, none of the factory reset options worked. But while it was on (with the screen off) I inserted my sd card with the firmware I was gonna reflash with, and that somehow prompted the screen to turn on long enough to remove the offending app.
     
  5. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Good on ya. ;)
     
  6. vosg

    vosg Android Expert

    What was the app?
     

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