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Root factory reset doesn't erase custom theme or root

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

  1. aladouce

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    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.
     

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    I would imagine reloading the sbf file on it would return it to factory fresh condition
     
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    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.
     
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    Awesome man.
     

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