Last edit: 06 May 2022


The purpose of this operation is to restore the factory settings and clear all user data, including but not limited to the installed browser extensions, Android apps, data in the download folder, browser cache files and historical records. The result of this operation is irreversible after successful execution; proceed at your own risk.

The following command line operation to reset your FydeOS device is identical to the 'Powerwash' function from within the 'Settings'. The command line approach can be used in a serious system problem that prevents an account from logging in or accessing the desktop environment.

#1. Enter Bash Shell

Refer to to enter the Bash Shell environment.

#2. Run the command

sudo clobber
sudo reboot

After the system restarts, it will automatically complete the data clearing and automatically enter the OOBE (first boot wizard).