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What should I do with my formated lost phone after finding it?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by mm201545mm, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. mm201545mm

    mm201545mm Newbie
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    I have another phone (android4) .it was lost .and I'd done a factory reset for it over the net.Now the pkone is with me.But I can't access to an thing on the phone. what should I do to access to every thing on the phone like before I'd lost it.

  2. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    What phone is it?

    Also please clarify "Cannot access anything on the phone"

    Are you able to login w/your gmail at all?

    Can you access recovery? Is this phone rooted?
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  3. mm201545mm

    mm201545mm Newbie
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    It is galaxy core prime.when I tap the screen nothing happens except the phone shout 'you tapped apps' or 'phone' etc.
    the phone isn't rooted
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I don't really understand what you mean about the phone shouting. An android 4 device won't have factory reset protection, so after a reset it should be just like a new phone waiting for the initial setup.

    Can you log in, set it up? What is the state of it?

    If in doubt you could go into recovery and reset it again.
  5. mm201545mm

    mm201545mm Newbie
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    Thank you very much my dear I went to recovery mode and had selected a factory reset option and after the phone restarted I was able to access my phone and set it up .
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  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Do you understand what a factory reset does?
    The factory reset should give you a phone ready to be set up--like when it came from the factory. Did it prompt you for your Google credentials so you can set it up?
    If you mean the apps and data you had on it, that's all gone. The only things that should be on a factory reset device are the Android system and the apps the manufacturer and/or carrier put on it.

    After you log in, you can reinstall your apps but, again, all of your data (photos, documents, game data, etc.) are gone.
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