Reset: Dell Streak 7

Learn how to wipe or master reset the Dell Streak 7 through the menu or hardware keys. Find out more on this page:

 

Cache partition

Master reset

Safe mode

 

 

Cache partition

Wipe cache partition

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Master reset

Master reset from settings menu

A master reset restores the original factory settings and may delete your personal data on the internal storage, such as downloaded content, ringtones, images, apps, and contacts. It does not delete data stored on the SIM card or SD card.

 

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

 

  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll to and tap Privacy.
  5. Tap Factory data reset.
  6. Tap Reset tablet.
  7. Tap Erase everything.

 

 

Master reset with hardware keys

A master reset restores the original factory settings and may delete your personal data on the internal storage, such as downloaded content, ringtones, images, apps, and contacts. It does not delete data stored on the SIM card or SD card.

 

If the device menus are frozen or unresponsive, you can master reset using hardware keys. To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

 

  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Press and hold the power key and then touch the Power off option on the screen to turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold the Volume up key.
  4. Without releasing the Volume up key, press and hold the Power key, until the device turns on the configuration screen.
  5. Release the Volume up and Power keys.
  6. Use the volume up or the volume down keys to select the Factory Reset option.
  7. Press the Power key to start the reset process.
  8. Wait for the device to reboot.

 

 

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Safe mode

Turn on and use safe mode

Safe mode allows you to turn on the device with third-party apps disabled. Then you can easily remove all apps that may be causing a conflict or software problem.

 

To turn on safe mode and use it to fix app problems, follow these steps:

 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press the Power button to turn on the device again.
  3. When the Dell logo appears, press and hold the Menu key.
  4. When you see the lock screen, you can release the Menu key.
    'Safe mode' displays in the lower-left corner.

 

 

Turn off safe mode

To turn off safe mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. Press and hold the Power key.
  2. Touch Power off.
  3. Press the Power key to turn on the device, but do not touch any keys during the restart.

 

 

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