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Wannabe Geek
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Topic # 198623 16-Jul-2016 20:13
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I have a Konka 7" tablet which I am trying to do a factory reset on. My niece has locked herself out of it by forgetting her password.  It is a password and not a pattern.

 

The tablet has a power button, volume + -, and a reset hole, - no home button. 

 

I have tried all the options I can find but it won't reset.

 

I have tried to find the KONKA USB driver for it so I can connect it to my laptop and run a program to  but have had no luck there either. I have installed the Intel Android Device USB driver but that doesn't work.

 

Windows does recognise that a new device is connected. 

 

I think the tablet was purchased from Harvey Norman. There are no identifying numbers on it at all.

 

I look forward to any help I can get.

 

Cheers, 


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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 1593690 16-Jul-2016 21:18
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I found a solution at this link:

 

http://www.readthetech.com/how-to-factory-reset-chinese-android-tablet/

 

It involves installing the ADB Driver for USB and then installing Android Multi tool. A simple and elegant solution. I was able to clear the password and all the settings and apps were not affected.

 

The Android Multi tool file is a .rar which I unpacked using 7 Zip. I hope this helps others with problems with Chinese tablets.


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  Reply # 1593692 16-Jul-2016 21:30
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Thanks for that information

 

I have a number of 10.1" tablets that I have ceased using as they seemed to get a lot of software on them (pre-loaded by manufacturer but not triggered for 6 months) that results in endless spam

 

Maybe a hard factory reset will give me 6 months of spam-less use again

 

Wish I could find a good generic Android system for the hardware

 

Regards




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  Reply # 1596743 22-Jul-2016 11:21
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I did have one that was installed on tablets at my school but I think I must have deleted it. If I find it I'll post it up.


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  Reply # 1596898 22-Jul-2016 15:04
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Thant would be great - thanks


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