Other Difference between Factory Reset and Hard Reset

  1. Nimish Naik
    Gingerbread Feb 15, 2017

    Nimish Naik , Feb 15, 2017 :
    I know there would be many in this forum who would like to know the difference between the two since there are no threads related to this.

    Appreciate your help guys.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017

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  2. ArxXx
    Froyo Feb 21, 2017

    ArxXx , Feb 21, 2017 :
    I believe those are the same things, it just depends how you invoke those actions.
    A soft reset would be via software and settings menu and a hard reset would be in cases when you can't access your device for some reason and you need a quick escape plan, which leads to press and hold combinations of volume buttons and power button. A soft reset seen in settings menu is labeled "Factory reset" since it erases all data from your device. The very same thing is done by a hard reset. This is my experience while rooting and tweaking for the last couple of years.
    Here is an interesting "possible" explanation: http://www.differencebetween.info/difference-between-factory-reset-and-hard-reset

  3. Nimish Naik
    Gingerbread Feb 22, 2017

    Nimish Naik , Feb 22, 2017 :
    Thanks for the info and the link. I too had the same thought but wanted to confirm. Appreciate your help. :)