Soooooooooo...When i factory reset..


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  1. MegatronVsMe

    MegatronVsMe Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does it delete everything on the phone, like contacts and music and apps and stuff, but its still usuable?
    Or does it make it so you have to activate it again?

    The reason i am asking is because i sold my captivate for another phone and tomorrow i am shipping it and i need to delete everything from the phone without locking it down.

    The reason i am asking so in depth is because once with an old iphone, i factory reset and i had to go to the apple store to re-activate it because i couldnt even get into it lol.

    I looked at other threads and couldnt find an answer.
    So, what exactly does "factory reset" mean? Thaanks:)
     

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  2. Copronymous

    Copronymous Well-Known Member

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    Stevessvt Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you format the sd card, too.
     
  4. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye VIP Member

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    there are a few different types of resets

    Soft reset: Just turn the phone off and on

    Factory Reset aka Hard reset: This resets the phone back to out to what it was before you installed anything. However if you changed any system files, rom, custom animations, battery bar, deleted bloat ware, or changed anything files on the phone, they do not get put back. You need to flash the phone with odin to do that (see Copronymous's post for that). This method also DOES NOT clear off the internal or external sdcard. You need to go into menu --> settings --> sd card and phone storage --> unmount internal storage card --> format internal storage card. (this will erase everything on the phone and internal storage, so make sure you backup everything you want to keep.

    Under odin: Master Clear, this restores the phone to as close as out of the box as possible, including restoring all originial files and reformatting the internal sdcard

    GSM reset, the same as fatory reset and reformating the internsla sdcard, but will not restore modified or deleted original files.

    What have you done to the phone (Root, roms, hacking mods.. ect) with that I can recommend the best method
     
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  5. MegatronVsMe

    MegatronVsMe Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ive done nothing at all, everything is stock. I have stuff from the market but thats all. If i were to go to settings and factory reset the phone, it would still work like normal (make calls and sms and stuff), but everything would be off the phone right? Contacts, messages, music, pics and vids and stuff. So it would be kind of like i just got it out of the box right?
     
  6. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye VIP Member

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    Yes and no, anything on your memory card(s) would be left alone, but back them up anyways. But in a very simular thread, another user did a factory reset, tried no luck, did a factory reset again and it worked. SO if you don;t mind trying, it is worth a shot.
     
  7. biggiesmalls657

    biggiesmalls657 Well-Known Member

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    I will. I need to restore the internal storage. i have an Lg ally 2.2. does the phone matter?
     

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