Hard vs. Soft Reset and 1.5 / 1.6?


Last Updated: 2010-07-26 19:23:56
  1. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    I bought my myTouch used and should have done a hard reset when I first got it, but I didn't. I try to keep it clean and light but it's still running shitty lately and it's starting to really piss me off.

    Is there any reason why I DON'T want to do a full reset? Will I lose Android 1.6 and be stuck with 1.5? Will I lose the work email app, etc?

    Should I do the reset from the settings menu or should I do the hard reset from the boot menu? Could someone please link me to instructions for the hard reset? Thanks guys!

    OH! And should I remove the SD/SIM cards for the reset or leave them in??

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  2. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member

    Is there any reason why I DON'T want to do a full reset? Not really unless you dont want to install everything again and or have a clean phone.

    Will I lose Android 1.6 and be stuck with 1.5? Will I lose the work email app, etc? No on the 1.5. If it came with 1.5 it will more then likely update itself to 1.6. On the apps and accounts YES. However the work one may not be if tied to gmail.

    Should I do the reset from the settings menu or should I do the hard reset from the boot menu? Could someone please link me to instructions for the hard reset? Im doing this now on my wifes phone and well her's is broken un-fixable.

    *** Edit/Update *** Wife's phone had a dead battery. It worked fine. LOL gotta love 'em

    OH! And should I remove the SD/SIM cards for the reset or leave them in?? Does not matter
  3. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the quick reply, I did see those instructions on HTC's website. When I first reset the phone, will it boot in 1.5 and then update to 1.6, or will it start with 1.6?

    As for the "work email" app, it would be just as easy to use the regular email app and sync it to Exchange, correct?
  4. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member


    Depends if your phone was one of the original sets that came out. The MT3G v1.0 has two different ROM's on it. One with 1.5 and then updated to 1.6 and the other with 1.6. You dont really know until you hard reset.

    If it starts at 1.5 Tmobile will send you the link (hopefully within a few hours) and then you download it over the air like an update for an app.


    "Work Email" yes its that simple. :p
  5. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    Awesome, thanks for your help! This is one of those things that I know I need to do, but I know it's going to turn into a much bigger project than it's supposed to... That's why I'm waiting for the weekend. :D
  6. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member

    Here is a TIP:

    Download this program if you dont have it already...

    ASTRO File Manager | AndroidApplications.com


    Then there is an option to backup every app you have. Once the back up is complete then redo your phone.

    Once back up and running install the ASTRO again on the market. Then go back into tools and do the restore option. Does each one on its own with a little help from you.

    *Remember do not open app when it gives you the option, you will have to start all over for each app then. Just close out and it boots to the next one.


    I have been able to redo my phone in about 15 minutes TOP doing it that way. And thats installing a new ROM all together. :p

    Good luck if you need any help let us know.
  7. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    Wow, great tip, thanks! Btw, how are you liking the root? The only reason I've been considering it is to overclock, since my phone is kinda slow, but I'm hoping a reset will negate the need for that. Thoughts?
  8. gohausmachine

    gohausmachine Well-Known Member

    Just lurkin and saw this. I just rooted my phone yesterday and flashed Cyanogen Mod 6 onto it. I absolutely LOVE it! It's almost like I went and got a new phone yesterday. When I wanna play games I just overclock it and then afterwards turn it down so my battery will last. I have definitely been made into a believer here.
  9. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    So I booted into the recovery utility and saw 3 options, plus this note at the bottom, bolded, which worries me. What do you guys make of this?

  10. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member



    Do the wipe data/factory reset [alt+w]


    The rest should not matter. Your going to be making factory again.


    All you have is three options? That does not sound right. Any one else want to chim in?
  11. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just the 3. How many should I have? My phone is all stock and not rooted, btw, if that makes a difference.
  12. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member

    Okay took the wifes phone after her complaining and bitching. I got to the reboot screen.

    What do ya know there are only the three options. And that E: cant open crap is at the bottom.

    Just select the wipe data/factory reset


    Then let it go through the steps and wham you got a new old phone. LOL

    Good luck

    sorry for the confusion it was 12am and just got done with working 12 hours. :p
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  13. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    Thanks again for all your help!
  14. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    Used appmanager to backup my apps, but what about bookmarks and other stuff? Any recommendations on the best app to do all of this at once?
  15. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member


    Bookmarks



    Great stuff use it personally. I have saved it so many times i no longer need to well keep it. I only install it when I redo the phone.


    What next? LOL

    Hows it coming? Any luck?
  16. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    Still procrastinating because I'm afraid SOMETHING will go wrong and then I'll have to spend 3 days screwing with it, lol.

    I played with a Galaxy S yesterday... my contract with Tmo is up so I can upgrade for $200... tempting... :D
  17. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member

    if you are factory and you know it. (LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE) i would do all the back ups.

    Then if your that afraid go to tmobile and have them do it. If they break it they have to fix it. ;)

    Trust me once you get one under your belt its easy. I have dont it several times and way more times on my old blackberry. Now that is a pain in the rear to customize however if you mess up its one click and bam back to factory.


    Trust me you have all the tools here to help you succeed in this reset

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