Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Thunderbolt

Find everything you need for the Galaxy S5 and discuss it in our S5 forum!
Have you seen that OnePlus One's awesome camera?? The forum is over here!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old October 7th, 2011, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default New guy here. Question about hard reset.

I've read some things posted on here and I haven't really found an up to date answer. I'm having trouble with connecting to wifi and VZW tech wants me to preform a hard reset on my TB.

My question is whether I will lose progress in certain games or lose any data I had stored in certain apps. I'm not talking about paid apps, I know that's stored in the cloud. I mean stuff like my Angry Birds progress, 9 innings baseball roster, Dungeon Defenders progress, etc, etc.

It may be dumb, but it took me a darn long time to get where I have on these games! So if anyone here knows an app, or process, or has some tips on what I can do to keep all my data, please let me know.

I heard that saving to my SD may help, but I haven't tried it yet. Thanks if anyone can provide a solution.

Also, I don't have a rooted phone.

Dbellina is offline  
Last edited by Dbellina; October 7th, 2011 at 12:34 PM. Reason: I don't have a rooted phone
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 7th, 2011, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: O-town Florida
Posts: 817
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Droid Razr Maxx HD (wife)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 150 Times in 117 Posts
stevenrothermel@gmail.com
Default

you will loose all that data.
game saves are gone, log-in information is gone.

you may also want to make sure all your contacts are backed up to your google account as that will make the whole reset procedure much easier.

once you sign in, all your apps (including non paid) should start downloading again on their own, but you wont have the saves/progress to go with those downloads.

if you want to save/backup text messages, i highly suggest "sms backup and restore" from the market, it works great.

you may want to check into some application backup apps, but the only ones i know of require root access.
__________________
Android Junkie
Turdbogls is offline  
Last edited by Turdbogls; October 7th, 2011 at 12:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Turdbogls For This Useful Post:
Dbellina (October 7th, 2011)
Old October 7th, 2011, 12:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It's kinda dumb that Google hasn't figured out a way to save game progress. I mean if the downloads are already tied to my gmail, why can't they tie in my actual game data??
Dbellina is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 7th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 975
 
Device(s): LG G2 (vzw) - CleanROM 1.0, Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE (r), HTC Thunderbolt (r), Motorola Droid 3 (r)
Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Thanks: 66
Thanked 206 Times in 145 Posts
Default

There are some apps for game backup (I know there's one for Angry Birds progress)..there may be others for other games too. Try a google search for like, Dungeon Defenders backup, or similar. May help.

Do agree though, somewhat, that it'd be nice if they saved that data somewhere..or at least if app devs had ways to add it as an option "Save Game Data to SD card"
__________________
---------------------------------------
Current:
LG G2 (VZW) - CleanROM 1.0 | Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE - Stock
Asus Nexus 7 Tablet - Stock
Retired: Motorola Droid 3, HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Fascinate, Samsung Omnia
CharlzO is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 7th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Usually off topic
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: FG
Posts: 10,465
 
Device(s): Gnex N7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,166
Thanked 4,976 Times in 3,268 Posts
Default

Some apps save data to the SD, some save data info in the cloud so to speak. Dungeon defenders is a MMO IIRC if that is the case then they should have the data on a server not stored on your phone.

Saving your purchases tied to your account is one thing, game progress for every person would take a massive amount of data, not to mention how long is the data stored if someone quits playing. It would be the devs responsibility to have a way to save data to the SD or to a cloud server, or you can root and backup your data to your SD
__________________
Forum Gaming
Yeahha is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

HTC Thunderbolt
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The HTC Thunderbolt is the first ever 4G phone on Verizon Wireless. The name is no surprise... you can expect the Thunderbolt to have lightning speeds as the carrier ushers in a new era of mobile power. While 4G speeds on a Verizon Android Phone ... Read More

Tags
android market, applications, hard reset, htc thunderbolt, restore apps, restore backup, wifi connect problem


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Thunderbolt
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.