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iRulu 10.1" Model AX105 with Android 4.2

System Resets

There are two types of system reset that can be done on an iRulu AX105:

Hardware Reset

What I will call a hardware reset is accomplished by sticking something pointed into the hole marked "reset" on the edge of the iRulu with all the connectors. I did this once in an effort to restore the iRulu to its factory configuration. I did it with the power on, and held the tip of an unfolded paper clip in the hole for about 20 seconds. This did not reset the iRulu to its factory configuration.

I didn't find instructions to tell me how (or why) to do a hardware reset, so these are just my guesses. Apparently I did no harm to the system by doing a hardware reset.

My guess is that this is intended to unlock the system should it become "hung".

UPDATE: I found some instructions for a hardware reset, possibly for a slightly different system:

  • Tablet PC Android User Manual--user manual for another brand of tablet using Android 4.0. Most of the text of this manual is the same as that in the little "User's Guide" shipped with the iRulu, but the following text is not in that guide:

Trouble Shooting

Should your tablet freeze, this can be due to software or application that failed to install correctly. Using a paper clip, straighten the paper clip and insert it gently into the “RESET” hole. A gentle click will be heard and your unit will reset and shutdown. Restart the unit, and operation should be normal. In the event that Total system to factory settings is required please return to the nearest outlet purchased from to allow trained personnel to reset the unit.

Factory Data Reset

There is an option on the configuration screens to do a Factory Data Reset. This does reset the system to the factory configuration, erasing all user data, settings, and, iirc, user installed applications.

UPDATE: Looking at this even later (than my ASIDE below), I don't remember whether it removed user data or not--I'd suggest until you (or I) know for sure, that if you have user data you want to preserve, back it up somewhere (like to a microSD card).

ASIDE on removing applications: My memory may be getting fuzzy, but I'm fairly certain that the Factory Data Reset did not remove any user installed applications--I'm pretty sure that those have to be removed using appropriate functions from the configuration screen. Eventually, I'll create a page to discuss how to remove applications from the iRulu.

From the Configuration screen: Backup & Reset ==> PERSONAL DATA ==> Factory Data Reset

I did this once so I could re-experiment with configuring the external keyboard from a factory fresh condition.




  • () RandyKramer - 2014-02-28
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