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factory reset doesn't erase custom theme or root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aladouce, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. aladouce

    aladouce Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just got a replacement DX due to random reboots. I read around on the forums that a factory reset would remove any custom themes as well as remove any signs of root. I was unable to achieve either with a factory reset and had to manually install the stock theme files, unroot, and then factory reset. Is this normal? Or was my factory reset not working properly? Is there a way to get back to "out of the box" without having to manually reinstall a stock theme and unroot?

    I used the alldroid method of root, and I had the revo theme installed.

  2. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    Whoever told you that a factory reset would do those things is very wrong.

    Factory reset wipes /data and /cache

    All theme and root files are on /system, which is never touched.
  3. aladouce

    aladouce Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Okay, thanks for the clarification. I love the revo theme btw. Since it replaces the system files, a custom theme shouldn't be slower than stock right?
  4. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast

    I would imagine reloading the sbf file on it would return it to factory fresh condition
  5. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    Nope, all it changes are the images in the apps.

    In fact, I can actually use an app to optimize those images so it may be marginally faster than stock.

    I'm in the midst of testing a complete theme remover/return to factory .zip for Clockwork Mod. It should be finished soon :)

    Beats having to use the .SBF for sure.
  6. humungus

    humungus Well-Known Member

    Awesome man.

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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