Wipe Data before Fro Yo OTA?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by irmac, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. irmac

    irmac Well-Known Member
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    Hey so I'm unrooted and just running Launcher Pro Plus. Is there any benefit to wiping phone before getting the 2.2 OTA update? It's really annoying to have to re setup everything you know? Just wondering.
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  2. literacolax

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    Your main benefit would come from performing a factory reset AFTER doing the OTA. that way you already have the new software and you are getting rid of all the remnants from 2.1
     
  3. irmac

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    Aren't factory resets dangerous for the phone or something?
     
  4. Zumi

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    Not at all.
     
  5. literacolax

    literacolax Well-Known Member
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    they are there for that very reason.
     
  6. irmac

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    Hey, I'm sure this is in another post but since we're here...How do you factory reset and would it be smart to back up Launcher Pro screens and then just restore after the reset? Or just replace everything manually?
     
  7. mike145

    mike145 Well-Known Member
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    Settings-Privacy-Factory Data Reset
     
  8. deftdrummer

    deftdrummer Well-Known Member
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    Restore manually or however way you want to. Re-add all your stuff if you want. I know some of us are that anal about orphaned files that we'd do as much, but for the average joe....meh. Whatever floats your boat. You have much to learn young pattowan.

    *edit and I mean that in the most endearing fashion =)
     
  9. irmac

    irmac Well-Known Member
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    Definitely confused about what your trying to get across :p
     
  10. Der Juicen

    Der Juicen Well-Known Member
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    i am on my second device, on the first one while waiting for my replacement i was running launcher pro when i updated to the leaked 2.2. the update went as smooth as could be, none of my major settings or screens got changed. it was pretty simple.

    ive got my phone set up now with just lp and waiting for the official update. will not worry about doing a wipe.
     
  11. ComradeQuestion

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    basically unless your really into monitoring about your device it probably wont hurt you to not to a factory data reset but if you really want to ensure a clean 2.2 its a good idea to do it just write down a checklist so you remember to reset everything and i would use appbrain as a backup for apps
     
  12. Drayton

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    When you factory reset do you have to activate your phone number again?
     
  13. Zumi

    Zumi Well-Known Member
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    I believe you do
     
  14. irmac

    irmac Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for all the help guys. I think I'm going to go ahead and do a wipe once it finally comes out... :p I like the checklist idea and will just keep a checklist of all screens and what not. I'm glad it doesn't wipe the SD Card.
     

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