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How to restore Acer Iconia Tab A200 (wipe)

How to restore Acer Iconia Tab A200 (wipe)
How to restore Acer Iconia Tab A200 (wipe)
Authors: Anton Muchychka
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Instruction on how to do a complete tablet reset to factory settings.

Order of actions

1. Turn off the tablet. Hold the power button until it turns off.

2. Set the lock screen slider to the left position.

3. Hold the volume up key (in this instance the part of the volume seesaw closer to the lock screen button) + power button.

Acer Iconia Tab A200: volume up key and power button

4. Once the tablet vibrates release the power button and start moving the lock screen slider from right to left until on your screen you see these two lines:
Erasing Userdata...
Erasing Cache...
Keep holding the volume up key.

Acer Iconia Tab A200: volume up key and lock screen slider

5. In the upper left corner of the screen the lines indicating upcoming formatting will appear.

6. The tablet is wiped clean. Cleansed of all wrong doings from the forgone past.

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Discussion (total 9 comments)

July 20, 2014 at 06:43 pm
big thx for sharing , the only solution on the net that's perform a hard reset , thx
March 18, 2015 at 05:10 pm
Thank you .
you saved my life
Patrick Ford
May 26, 2015 at 06:53 pm
I have been trying all evening to remove some malware virus that has locked a page on my screen, but it has made no difference doing a factory reset according to the instructions I have read. On one occasion I managed to get to my settings page and pressed the factory reset tab but it stlll went back to this virus page where it demands me to pay money to have the virus removed.
August 06, 2015 at 04:40 pm
Thanks for the assist. The only I could find that worked!
D. Jones
September 22, 2015 at 02:37 pm
If I do a hard reset, what will I lose?
December 17, 2015 at 04:54 am
huge thanks......
Ron Duquette
March 08, 2016 at 10:28 am
A200 won't reset. Have tried the volume and power switch nothing, tried the paper clip in the small, hole still nothing and I don't feel a click or even a button for that matter. Please advise, thanks, Ron
Mark Bittner
July 09, 2016 at 01:45 pm
Thank You worked well.
February 25, 2018 at 10:42 am
it did not work with me either. there is a attempt to go to reset, the android icon appears, it swirls and then it stops there

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