Which factory reset do I use? Root or menu?


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  1. red97xj

    red97xj Well-Known Member

    I tried searching. I am sure its out there, couldnt find it.

    I have a HTC inc orig.

    I am rooted. I forget what method I used to even do it its been so long. I only rooted to get hotspot, Which I no longer need. I dont have a custom rom... just regular old htc sense 2.2. I want to make the phone like new with none of my data on it so my son can use it.

    I see when I push down on power volume and power at same time there is a factory reset option. I also see one under settings in the phone using regular sense.

    I don't know if you need the following???
    I have 2.2
    kernel 2.6.32.17-XXXXXXXX
    Software 3.26.xxxxx

    Will I be able to do the ota update after we reset it? i never did it cause I rooted it.

    thanks a bunch!

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  2. zimlokks

    zimlokks Well-Known Member

    yu wont be able to im think anyways do have s-off status? y nt update it via cmw or run the ruu? just saying using that factory reset method will work if u have stock recovery installed and if u dont it will boot into recovery nd do it there
  3. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    Choose the recovery option in hboot and you will find a factory reset option there( power button to select). Press the trackball to select it ( when in recovery).
  4. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member

    Will factory reset format the device? My inc has been running terribly slow and I just want to format the thing to give it a chance. I figure maybe fragmentation on the SSD, something like not having TRIM support or something can still lead the ssd to go slow after some time.
  5. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    Its flash memory, there is no fragmentation. But doing a factory reset will help clean up unused files. It is also worth it to stick the SD card into a PC and format it to FAT32 (don't use a quick format option).
    You never want to format the phones internal memory(quick way to a brick).
  6. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member

    Well isn't just the same as the old SSD drives when if it didn't have trim it would get slow? If not, I really wonder why it has slowed down so much. Even receiving a text takes ages. I have a task manager that shows CPU usage and the device looks idle, so not some terrible processes taking up a bunch of resources, it's just dog slow.
  7. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    There is no moving parts in either, the reason defragging a normal hard drive helps is because it limits the distance the arm has to move to read a file. No moving parts = no reason to defragment.

    http://helpdeskgeek.com/featured-posts/should-you-defrag-an-ssd/

    But again you would NEVER want to do that to a phones internal memory anyway, it will completely mess up the partition table.

    But flash memory can just become cluttered with corrupt files, causing it to operate slowly. So a factory reset will clear out the junk, so the OS isn't tripping over itself to access DB files. But a lot of times the only thing that is causing a slow down is either just a few bad apps on the phone or a corrupted sd card, which a full format will fix most of the time.

    As a last resort you can also reload the OS from scratch, using an RUU (rom update utility or PB31IMG.zip file)
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