HEY YOU!! Thinking about a Factory Reset??? READ this first!!!! [Exit Recovery D/L inside]

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  1. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Follow these steps for a successful factory reset.

    Step 1

    Make sure.......that you are sure........that you are positive.........you want to do this.

    STEP 2

    Oh......What's this? Settings. Privacy. Factory Reset. Well that was easy enough to find huh?

    before you start a global thermonuclear war!!!!!

    ---DON'T do factory resets through the settings menu on the phone if you are rooted and have CWM(Recovery) Flashed!!!!!!----

    Do you understand that? Repeat after me so i know you understand!

    I,____________, Will NOT do a factory reset through Settings/Privacy ever again on my Rooted/Recovery Flashed Lg-Esteem.

    STEP 3

    You know that little thing called ClockworkMod that you flashed through ROM Manager to Install, backup, restore, etc.......?

    Well that little option called Wipe data/Factory Reset is the same as doing it in the settings menu except you won't get SCREWED in the process.


    Wiping data and factory resetting when you have a custom ROM installed will reset the ROM you have flashed. It WONT flash the stock OEM Rom that comes with the phone.


    Make sure you have FLASHED Cwm through ROM Manager before using the (Power+Vol/UP&DOWN) combo. Obviously if you try this and you DONT have CWM installed where is it going to go? To hell that's where. Pull your battery about 5 times until a higher power decides you worthy of having your phone back again, throw salt over your left shoulder, send out three smoke signals, do 5 jumping jacks, take 2 Advil, wave at a squirrel outside until he waves back and eventually your phone will boot as normal. **The last step is very important. If the squirrel doesn't wave back then it wont work and you will have to start all over.

    STEP 4

    Thank me for saving you from a migraine. :D

    Seriously! Thank me o_O

    I'm not kidding. I will find you. I will invoke Satan to empty your post count and replenish mine. After I take your soul first of course.


    IF you did do the unthinkable and reset your phone through the settings menu, put this on your SD card and LEAVE IT THERE while you own your esteem.

    Zippyshare.com - exitrecovery.zip

    Flash it through recovery and you will be good to go.

    Once the phone boots
    Go sit in the corner and think about what you've done. Let out a sigh of relief because your Daddy and Uncle Fuzzy just saved your buttocks. When you think you can play well with others and NEVER reset through the settings menu, you can come back out and play. Make the same mistake twice and you have no idea what kind of hell will be bestowed upon you. :D

    Your delusional local AF resident,


  2. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Haha that was funny bro actually I can relate to that I did it the wrong way and I freak out phone went into cwm but thanks to our great community I was able to survive through the night lol good explanation :thumbup:
  3. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Hahaha. That's what we are here for. To help each other. We have all made mistakes at some point, hell that's the ONLY way to learn.

    With the rapid influx of new guys I figured it wouldn't hurt. ;)
  4. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Yes sir the new guys can look at that and learn
  5. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    Um...I accidentally did a factory reset from the settings...Help? It was an accident and now I dont know what to do with my phone. Its completely screwed! :p
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  6. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Hey welcome to AF let's follow the directions fuzzy just put up lol:D
  7. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member


    Shiny, first you just need to breathe. It's going to be okay. We can fix this. lol
  8. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Nice guide but I ran into a problem. My phone blew up cause I evidently did it through setting and now I have radiation sickness.
  9. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS VIP Member

    Can you give me another run down, I can't seem to find cwm lmao ;)
  10. Johnny Crapple

    Johnny Crapple Well-Known Member

    What is screwed means? :eek:

    Sent from my typewriter.
  11. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    You should add if you are only rooted (no cwr or rzr) do NOT try to do a factory reset via the button combo...I actually did do this one. I forgot I only rooted my other esteem thats on ZVC and didnt install CWR and the button combo will send you into a stock recovery boot loop. I forgot how I got out of it tho. Think I just kept pulling the battery and putting it back in till it booted normal
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  12. blitz468

    blitz468 Well-Known Member

    It's a shame that the people who need it most probably won't actually read this post.
  13. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Hahaha. I did the same thing one time and I thought I was royally screwed. I got so scared and realized what I did as SOON as I did. I just shook my head and said I deserve whatever is about to happen to me. hahaha.
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  14. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Basically. They will encounter a problem and THEN sign up to the forum for help.
  15. hvrc

    hvrc Well-Known Member

    then post in every thread that they need help asap and how to do this
  16. Transfusiionz

    Transfusiionz George Carlin FTW! VIP Member

    That's how I learned not to lol, I tried to factory reset and I actually DID screw my phone up lol, did hundreds of battery pulls :D Nothing worked, so I went through the living hell that is setting up lgnpst and putting stock back on, breaking it again (somehow I was stupid enough to do it a second time because I forgot I was completely stock and I tried to flash Gingersteem extreme... didn't end to well lol, took me awhile to set it back up) after months of lurking, I decided to make an account! Then went premium! That, my fellow esteemers, is the story of my account XD
  17. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    I started on the Ascend side and learned about rooting, CM7 and what a ROM is and the basics of flashing, backing up, etc.....

    Then moved to the Galaxy. Didnt last long there. lol. Now I am here.
  18. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    BUMP for the newwwbs
  19. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

  20. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    BUMP Because people are doing dumb things to their phone!!!!!!!!!
  21. babybee122

    babybee122 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to ask stupid questions now. =)

    1. What if you have ROM Toolbox and you don't have ROM Manager?
    2. If you flashed a ROM and you don't see CWM in your apps list... then what?
    Do you install it and then do the whole volume up/down power thing to flash it again?
    Would that not reset your phone???

    Trying to think of more questions here..
  22. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Okay you lost me.

    Start over but explain your questions better please :D
  23. babybee122

    babybee122 Well-Known Member

    Damn I don't know how to lmao.

    1. ROM Manager doesn't show up in the Apps list - now what?
    2. Since it doesn't show up in the apps list and it doesn't appear to be downloaded on the phone, does that mean when you DO download it you have to flash it using the volume up/down and power keys on the phone?
    3. If you DO flash CWM (using the volume up/down and power keys) will it wipe everything off of your phone and you'll have to start anew again (by anew I mean have to reroot etc)?

    Does that make more sense Fuzzy?? :eek:
  24. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Well if you haven't downloaded rom manager then you can do it from the play store and from there just open it up. It'll have an option called "Install recovery" select that and it will bring up a box that has phone names. Scroll till you see "LGE Esteem" select it and it should flash recovery for you. It also has an option to reboot into recovery, but its better to know how to do it manually too.
    I would reboot into recovery first to make sure its flashed so that way you'll be confident in doing it manually. :D
  25. hvrc

    hvrc Well-Known Member

    dont forget, while your in recovery.... BACK UP, do not leave cwm and boot back up until you do that!!! it may just save your a$$....

    if you need help with the above posts.... maybe your best bet is to leave your phone untouched/stock....

    and lurk, read, reply! theres not a single time i have been here, or the ascend threads, and havent learned something new about my phone
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