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Support Factory refresh - What about apps on SD question?

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  1. bradyapba

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    If i do a factory refresh, will it know to redownload apps I have on the SD card? Also will it put them back there? Or do I have to put them back on the SD card. I have not put all apps on the SD card, but I was going too. Now Im thinking I should do the FDR 1st before I move apps to the SD?
     

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    See post #2 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide for multiple backup and restore methods as well as how to do a Factory Data Reset and Full Wipe. Posts #1 and #2 explain that only a portion of an app is moved to the SD card, which can cause problems during updates. apps from the Play Store will install on the phone's internal memory bydefault and will need, if rquired, to be moved.
     
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    Yup, the .apk will be on the extSDcard, but the data saved with that app stays on the phone's internal storage.

    Unless your phone is rooted, and you use a good backup utility, all DATA will be lost.
     
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    got it thanks. That helped when I wiped my phone on Monday. The guide was very helpful.
     

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