Can rooting erase data on my SD card?


  1. dth4h95

    dth4h95 Member

    Ok so I want to root my Droid 2 Global and the only two things I am worried about it loosing my data and bricking my phone. I have researched and it looks like I just have to back up my data and hope my phone doesn't brick. So that just leaves one thing left I can worry about... my data.

    So I backed up as much as I could on my phone, and I know a lot of my stuff is stored on my Google account. I read that I can't backup app data that is stored on my phones internal storage (mostly I would just want to do this to back up my game progress) so I guess if anything bad happen that I will just have to restart my games (not too big of a problem).

    So pretty much the only thing left I want to know is:
    Can rooting my phone erase any data on my SD card? That's pretty much the only stuff that I really need not to lose. I mean if I brick my phone I can just take out my SD card and put it in my computer and all my stuff will be there right?

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  2. lrv

    lrv Well-Known Member

    Rooting doesn't affect anything on your SD card.
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  3. dth4h95

    dth4h95 Member

    Thanks. I feel a lot better now ;)
  4. biggiesmalls657

    biggiesmalls657 Well-Known Member


    Rooting doesn't affect a thing, it s what you do with root that screws you. As long as you can follow directions from a rom or anything that the devs say to, there is not usually a problem.
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  5. dth4h95

    dth4h95 Member

    I thought you could brick your phone while you are trying to root it though? Am I wrong?
  6. lrv

    lrv Well-Known Member

    No, not while trying to root. There is the possibility when attempting to flash a new ROM, but to this day, I've never seen a truly bricked D2.
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  7. dth4h95

    dth4h95 Member

    Ok thanks. Now I feel even more better :)
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