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Old August 17th, 2010, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Factory Reset on Froyo 2.2

I have been reading that some of the problems with the 2.2 update (such as screen rotation issues) may be fixed by trying a factory reset. I have 2 question:

1. Will I loose all of my Google contacts, info, etc. and installed apps?
2. How do you do a factory reset?

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1.Yes. You will reset the phone to its out-of-the-box state. Google should begin repopulating the phone once you log back in, but your SMS, MMS and app data will be gone forever unless backed up with MyBackupPro or Titanium Backup.

2.Under Settings, go to Privacy Settings and Factory data reset.

As an aside, I am rooted and ROMmed and have not experienced ANY problems. What exactly is wrong with your phone?
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What exactly is wrong with your phone?
I got the impression that he was just doing a little research for when his OTA finally comes. I'm actually doing the same thing as a kind of "just in case 2.2 buggers my phone" type of thing. Hopefully I (and the OP) won't have to do a factory reset, but I have MyBackup Pro if necessary.

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1.Yes. You will reset the phone to its out-of-the-box state. Google should begin repopulating the phone once you log back in, but your SMS, MMS and app data will be gone forever unless backed up with MyBackupPro or Titanium Backup.

2.Under Settings, go to Privacy Settings and Factory data reset.

As an aside, I am rooted and ROMmed and have not experienced ANY problems. What exactly is wrong with your phone?
It seems to run much different now. Slower for sure which is odd because I thought Froyo was supposed to go faster. And it seems to rotate oddly now where it didn't before I forced the update. Just some small things that drive me a little crazy! So, if I factory reset, the phone will go back to the 2.1 version which it came with???
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a factory reset will not change your version of android. It only wipes data and cache. If you are on 2.2 you will still be on 2.2 just without anything that was previously on your phone.
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a factory reset will not change your version of android. It only wipes data and cache. If you are on 2.2 you will still be on 2.2 just without anything that was previously on your phone.
so will my apps auto populate or will I have to re-download them? And how will this affect my SD card and stuff/apps on it?
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so will my apps auto populate or will I have to re-download them? And how will this affect my SD card and stuff/apps on it?
Make sure you have backup enabled in privacy settings. Apps will auto populate except things you got outside the marketplace like Flash. Factory reset does not touch your SD card.
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Make sure you have backup enabled in privacy settings.
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Apps will auto populate except things you got outside the marketplace like Flash.
CRUMB!!! now I have to remember where I got it from.

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AWSOME!!! Ooo I may have the flash file on my SD card. Have to check!!
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hi,how to in keybord reset factory data reset sharp sh7218u? plese help me.
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My Droid has been running really slow lately. I took it in to Verizon and they said I had a app that is known to give issues so they removed it. The app is called MY LOOKOUT. They went on to tell me to do a Factory Reset but said it might or might not fix my issues. My main issues besides the phone being slow is I constantly get the LOW SPACE and TEXT MSG MEMORY FULL notifications. I erased my call log, all text message threads and cleared all Cache's and was still getting the annoying notifications. I am not rooted.
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