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Amazon Fire Tablet -factory reset

Discussion in 'Android Mobile Devices' started by dennisthechemist, Jul 16, 2019.

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  1. dennisthechemist

    dennisthechemist Thread Starter

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    Amazon advise deregistering the tablet from my Amazon account before factory reset if you want to pass it on to someone else. I don't, I just want to do the factory reset to resolve problems and get rid of undeletable apps. Do I still need to deregister first, and if I do will I lose my cloud-stored data?
     
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    Thanks for the emailed reply, but this was the one I referred to in my original question. As I said, I don't want to transfer the tablet to another owner. I just want the benefits of a factory reset so
    1. do I really need to deregister it from my Amazon account, and
    2. if I do, can I re-register under the same Amazon account (mine) without losing cloud-backed up data?
     
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    No.

    If you have another registered device you will not lose data.
    If you have no other registered device you will probably not lose data, but I am not sure.
     
  4. dennisthechemist

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    Thanks Terrynet, and for your quick reply. Still need those two Qs answered. Addition -sorry, just seen your "no" answer, so I just need to know whether I need to deregister before resetting, or just leave alone.
     
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  5. AmyToo

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    I reset my Amazon Fire tablet and didn't lose any cloud data. That's the great thing about cloud data. It's not tied to a device. It's tied to an account.
     
  6. dennisthechemist

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    Good to hear that AmyToo. Thank you. I just want to be sure of my next step: did you deregister your tablet from your Amazon account before the reset, then re-register, or neither?
     
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    Hi Amy. Thanks for that. Did you deregister your tablet prior to your factory reset?
     
  8. AmyToo

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    No. I didn't do anything with registration.
     
  9. dennisthechemist

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    Thanks Amy -just what I was waiting for. I was about to do same until I saw the Amazon advice, which, because their blurb wasn't complete, was misleading. I've reset it now and it runs like a new one, thanks to you and Terrynet. Thanks you guys!
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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