Different Hard reset/factory wipe methods for Android Tablet

Most of the time, Kids within the house change the Pattern of Android Tablets.


And when asked to enter the pattern, they does not remember.

Don’t Panic!

In this post, we had listed different Methods to Unlock Pattern of Android Tablets.

1- Factory Reset

2- By using key Combination

3- By using PC Software

4- Android Tablet without Volume key

5- Hard Reset using Android Developer tool

Hard reset or factory wipe is a method of formatting any Android device ( tablet or mobile).

By doing hard reset all the Apps. and files that are installed or created by the user will be deleted.

Even the memory card will get formatted.  So before going for hard reset or factory swipe, it is suggested to remove the memory card if you do not want data to be erased.

1- Factory Reset (Soft Reset):

This process can be used if your Phone is running low in space and Hangs.

For simple factory reset the process is follows:

  • Goto settings -> Backup & Reset -> factory data reset

After factory reset, only pre installed apps and files that came with the device will remain on it.

2- Hard reset info (Keys Combination):

***Device must be 70 percent charged, to perform Hard Reset.

To do  hard reset first you have to enter into Android system recovery menu by pressing combination of buttons on the tablet.

Switch off Device.

Now press Combination of keys Like Power + Volume UP + Menu (All Samsung Phones) to enter in to Android System Recovery.

In the recovery menu select option “wipe data/factory reset” and click on it as shown in the image below.

Android recovery menu

Android recovery menu

Enter into the sub-menu. There you will find another option “Yes — delete all user data” . Select it and your tablet will get hard reset.

delete all uer data

To enter into  recovery menu you have to press few buttons on the tablet in a sequence / press combination of buttons on the tablet  and the sequence is not same for all the tablets. Tough one or more tablets can have same button sequence. Here we are listing the sequence for few tablets to be enter into the Android recovery menu.

Tablet Company Method Other info
  • BSNL Tablet ( IS703c)
Press Power button, as soon as logo appear continuously press and release volume down button See working video
  • Celkon CT2 Tab
Press and hold DOWN VOLUME key+POWER key+BACK key See working video
  • HCL Tablet
power button +  home button See working video
  • Karbonn Tablet,
  • HP Slate 7 Tablets
Power + Volume down + Volume up
  • Micromax Funbook P255
Press power button, as the logo appear continuously press and release volume down button See working video
  • Lenovo IdeaPad A3000
  • Hcl Me Tab
Power + Volume up button together See working video
  • Google Nexus 7
Press and hold Power until the device powers on, then immediately press and hold Volume Down(while still pressing Power). See working video
  • Touchmate PortoTab
Press and hold Power until the device powers on, then immediately press and hold Volume Up and press and release the volume down. See working video
  • Micromax Funbook P300 & P250
 Press the power and shortcutbutton together
  • Opal 1000
Press the volume down + power button together
  • UbiSlate 7cz
Press the power button + back button together
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Tab A1
 Hold down the volume button ( +,- ) and then press and release power button but keep pressing the volume button
  • All Samsung Tablets
 Press & Hold (Power + Volume UP + Menu) and then press Volume down to enter into Recovery Mode


3- By Using PC Software

Chinese Tablets with chipset like: Allwinner and Rockchip cannot be reset by using key combination.

We have to use PC to reset the pattern in Chinese Phone.

To unlock Allwinner Tablets we had to use Android Multi tools.

And For Rockchip Tablets, RKAndroid PC Tool is used.

Download Chinese Tablet Hard Reset tool to unlock Both of the chipset.

4- Android Tablet without Volume key

Some of the Tablets comes only with Power Key.

In this scenario, Switch off Tablet and Hold Power key for 40-45 seconds.

It will enter into recovery.

And Tablets without Volume key has reset hole.

Just insert any pin in it which will reset the phone directly.

5- Hard Reset using Android Developer tool

Here we have to use Command Prompt to unlock the tablet using Android Developer tool.


If the hard reset method does not work then reinstall the Android OS on Tablet.

If Apps. are getting installed of its own, then only way to recover the problem is to flash the Tablets.

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