Factory reset with fastboot or adb?

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mcerk02

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Jan 21, 2011
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Slatington, PA
What command can I use in fastboot or adb to factory reset my nexus 7? Digitizer cracked and touch no longer works, I have someone that wants it for parts but want to reset it before I give it to him.....
 

JPT223

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Dec 13, 2020
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"fastboot erase data" is not allowed on my phone. a workaround could be:
Code:
fastboot boot /path/to/file/on/pc/twrp.img
adb shell
wipe data
wipe cache
for more details see https://twrp.me/faq/openrecoveryscript.html and https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/201212/how-can-i-reboot-into-recovery-from-fastboot

but this somehow does not work on my phone. It either does not boot twrp or twrp does not enable ADB. I don't know because the display is broken.

any other way?
did you find anything??
 

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    fastboot -w
    this command delete data and cache.
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    Code:
     fastboot erase data
    should remove all data. If you want to be sure that also all caches are cleaned up, apply
    Code:
     fastboot erase cache
    too.