Factory reset your Arnova 8/Arnova 10 tablet (first gen)

Arnova has published a new section in their FAQ to explain how to Factory Reset the Arnova 8 and Arnova 10 tablets. This procedure helps you to flash a device in a simpler manner than the Rockchip RK28xx Flashing Tool.

This procedure is currently deployed only in Arnova 8 and Arnova 10 firmwares, while the rest of Arnova FAQ is valid for all first generation devices: Arnova 7, 8, 84, 10 and 10b models. Arnova G2 devices are not yet equipped with a recovery allowing Factory reset and flashing from SDCard.

How can I do a Factory Reset on my tablet?

If your tablet freezes often or if you get error messages during the start up of your tablet, you can use the recovery mode to reset your tablet to its factory settings, removing all installed applications as well as any data or content.
Your tablet must be up to date with the latest firmware – downloadable from the downloads area of this website.

Going into Recovery Mode on the Arnova 8:
- Hold down the reset button with the end of a paperclip
- Connect your charger at the same time as continuously double pressing the button on the front of the device (press, press, pause… press, press, pause etc.) until recovery mode appears on the screen
- In this menu you can navigate and choose with the touchscreen on your tablet - 4 options are offered to you:
o Reboot
o Factory Reset – this is what we suggest that you do
o System Recovery – This will remove all Applications, data and settings from your tablet
o Update from SD card – This will load a firmware update from a firmware loaded on the SD card. Note that you would need to load the firmware to your micro SD card separately

Going into Recovery Mode on the Arnova 10:
- Hold down the reset button with the end of a paperclip
- Connect your charger at the same time as continuously double pressing the volume + button (press, press, pause… press, press, pause etc.) until recovery mode appears on the screen
- In this menu you can navigate and choose with the touchscreen on your tablet
- 4 options are offered to you:
o Reboot
o Factory Reset – this is what we suggest that you do
o System Recovery – This will remove all Applications, data and settings from your tablet
o Update from SD card – This will load a firmware update from a firmware loaded on the SD card. Note that you would need to load the firmware to your micro SD card separately

Thanks to Jbmm.fr for the info.