Installing Jelly BeanGeneral


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  1. Dabrador

    Dabrador Well-Known Member

    I'm going to install JB and want to start with a "clean phone". Should I do a factory reset before or after installation? Or, should I do both?

    Which will provide the most stable foundation?

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    After would be best. But if you're starting with a new phone, before and after won't hurt.
  3. Dabrador

    Dabrador Well-Known Member

    To do both, would these be the steps:

    1. Load JB onto SD card
    2. Do factory reset
    3. Skip initial setup
    4. Install JB from SD card
    5. Do factory reset
    6. Run initial setup
    7. Reinstall everything
  4. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Well-Known Member

    No need to do it twice. You will just be re doing everything the first one already did. Doing it before will work just fine.

    Also, keep in mind there is no way to root yet, so if you plan on rooting make sure you do it while you're still on ics and back it up that way you can restore it once you flash jellybean.
  5. Dabrador

    Dabrador Well-Known Member

    One says before is best, one says after. Which is it? Not going to root.
  6. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Well-Known Member

    Well one doesn't even have a razr according to his profile... So....

    But in all seriousness twice is overkill. I was on a .215 based rom and used the utility to get back to stock .211 then installed jb, which would be the same as doing a factory reset before installing. As long as you don't do anything to it after you factory reset then there will be nothing for the second one to erase. Hince its overkill
  7. Bugly

    Bugly VIP Member VIP Member

    Best bet is to fastboot back to .211 anyway. It doesn't work if you try to go from .215
    If you use matt's utility, you'll have the option to retain root if you wish. might be a good thing to try just in case.
    Jellybean Rolling Out for the Original Verizon DROID RAZR! **How to Keep Root** - DroidRzr.com
    Read the ENTIRE instruction list, make sure you understand all of it, including the fact you CAN NOT go back to ICS after flashing this!!!!
    I've been running this for a while now and its very solid, and I retained root as well.
  8. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Well-Known Member

    Op isn't rooted, and doesn't plan on rooting, so it's likely he is still on stock 211, so no need to fastboot, a factory reset will suffice
  9. BKline2003

    BKline2003 Well-Known Member

    Why should you factory reset your phone after downloading Jellybean? Sorry for the dumb question. Still trying to learn all this stuff.
  10. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Well-Known Member

    The idea is to start fresh, whether you do it before or after doesn't matter too much.

    A lot of people who have problems haven't done a factory reset, same thing with the ics update. I started fresh with both updates and I have never had a single issue. Sometimes old files or stuff doesn't work right with new updates and it causes problems. That way if you do a factory reset you are fresh with no programs or files to mess anything up.

    Think of it like a computer, you wouldn't do a complete os upgrade without starting flash right? Same thing goes with our phones, they are like mini pcs, that's what a lot of people don't understand
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  11. BKline2003

    BKline2003 Well-Known Member

    Now should I take my sd card out so it doesn't wipe that out when the update does come out? Thanks for answering my questions. I know they might be dumb, but I am just trying to learn.
  12. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Well-Known Member

    Your sd card will be fine, just make sure you don't check the option to format sd card when you do it. The
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