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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ametz, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Ametz

    Ametz Active Member
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    I have noticed something on most forums that deal with phones, but i wonder WHY....

    Why is "Factory reset" for phones the new stupid universal answer to any and all problem?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2FB1P_Mn8
     

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  2. jwither

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    You're not reading enough. Lurk moar, then do a reset.
     
  3. MrClean

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    I think a lot of people do it as an 'easy fix', although it's really not. On rare occasions I've done one, but that was related to rooting issues I believe.
     
  4. NeoGrandizer

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    I do it every few months to keep the system 'clean'. Nothing wrong with it (especially if I constantly uninstall and reinstall apps). There are always remnants that remain that can and will gum something up in the future. I do this with Windows as well where I will format it every 6 months to a year dependent on usage (yeah and have to call them up to validate my key). And people think a factory reset is a lot of grief?

    Factory resets are usually a last resort in troubleshooting. Generally speaking, it does clear most software related issues. Such as conflicting drivers or software. Or perhaps a corrupted process/file. Even with an uninstall, software can still have a remnant remaining behind that can cause ill effects on the device. However, there are times where a factory reset doesn't fix an issue; which sometimes points toward a hardware issue.
     
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