Google’s first tablet Nexus 7 is most loved tablet right now under $199. It’s perfect for Google Play with apps, games, movies etc. If you are installing custom roms on Nexus 7, you forgot password to unlock Nexus 7 or you just can’t get to restore your Nexus 7 to factory settings, you will need to hard reset your nexus 7 tablet.
Hard Reset/Recovery Mode in Nexus 7 Tablet
If you reset your nexus 7, all the data like videos, music, apps etc will be lost. You normally do hard reset, if your tablet is not working properly. You can soft reset on nexus 7 if you can get into the nexus 7 tablet.
If you forgot pin, pattern or password & lost access to Google account, you will need to hard reset your phone to unlock nexus 7 tablet screen.
1.Turn off Nexus 7 if it’s already turned on.
2.Press and hold Volume up, Volume down, Power buttons until nexus 7 powers on. You should see Android image here.
3. Scroll using volume down button to see “Recovery Mode“. Press power button to select recovery mode and you will see android image with red triangle.
4. Use volume keys to scroll and select “wipe data/factory reset” using power button.
5. Scroll down using volume keys again and select “Yes – erase all user data” using power button.
This will reset nexus 7 tablet and data will be wiped out. Nexus 7 returns to the original stock state. If you use the same Google account as before to sign into Google account, account data will be restored. via