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for everyone that updated to 2.2 take a look at this...it should help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bbuck002, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. bbuck002

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    so i just read this on android central and thought i'd bring it over here too...
    Why a Froyo factory reset really isn't (plus, a fix for upgrade issues) | Android Central

    It leads to this android central forum post on factory resetting our X's to 2.2 without the carryover of 2.1 installations so it should make everything run smoother....
    here's the forums post with instructions...
    Bingo! I finally figured out how to get things straight in my Droid X 2.2 update - Android Forums

    I'm gonna try this as soon as i can...will update as soon as i do...
     

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  2. AshG

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    Doing this now. In theory, it should work quite well. I'll post back once I've given this a try.
     
  3. ekyle

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    Just saw this on Tech Crunch. I would do this if I hadn't already done two... If that MP3 problem creeps up again I'll give it a shot.

    Good idea.
     
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    I think it should be noted that with any major OTA update, a factory reset is a good idea.
     
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  5. Trooper

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    Thanks for posting this. I saw this (and did this) yesterday. I've just been busy and did not have time to post it here. My apologies.

    Will let you guys know how it goes, but so far, so good!
     
  6. androidb

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    I tried what someone posted in the comments of that first article:

    "Deleting the cache should do the same thing. Recovery screen - wipe cache - reboot. Worked miracles for my X without having to factory wipe."

    Worked great for me as well and I didn't lose any of my settings. Phone is much quicker now.
     
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    where do i find the wipe cache?
     
  8. dhoffman1421

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    This is same as clear cache right? Hold Home key while powering up till you see the little Andoid guy with the exclamation point. You get a menu and you navigate up/down with your volume keys and select with the camera button.
     
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  9. wad7719

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    Did this factory reset this weekend to try to resolve the wifi constantly disconnecting issue. No luck.
     
  10. ZXMustang

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    I factory reset my X right before I took the OTA 2.2 update. I has NO issues with it whatsoever.
     
  11. deekum1627

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    okay i did a factory reset, but i didnt format my sd card is that okay
     
  12. ekyle

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    Doing that did help a bit.
     
  13. 2horses

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    I got stuck at the droid guy with the exclamation point, no menu came up and I had to pull the battery. Will try again in a few.

    ETA - happened again, I must doing something wrong. I power off, then hold down the home key and push the power button, release the power button when the M shows up, then release the home button when the droid guy/exclamation point appear. Should I hold the home key down longer? How long should it take for the menu to appear?
     
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  14. dhoffman1421

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    Sorry about that. Forgot a key step in my post...

    hold home key, press power key, keep holding home key
    you'll see the android dude with a !
    press the search key
    use volume keys to scroll to clear cache
    use camera button to select
     
  15. 2horses

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    ROFL!! Well, that explains it - I tried home and menu keys, shoulda kept poking on buttons! I'll give it yet another try....
     
  16. dhoffman1421

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    Yeah sorry about that. I should refrain from posting on Mondays before I have had any coffee.
     
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    Got it to work just fine, but have no idea if it actually *did* anything for me. Is the factory reset option I saw on that menu the same as the one under settings/security?
     
  18. Paycer

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    Before I upgraded to the OTA 2.2 I went into recovery and did a factory reset and wiped data, wiped the cache partition, and then made a backup just in case. Resulted in a perfect upgrade with no issues whatsoever. I use AppBrain, so getting my applications back wasn't an issue. I don't care much about data. Most of my, "data," was stored in some random applications that I have no intention of using anymore, my contacts are in the cloud, I took my media and some data off my memory card ahead of time and formatted it, etc.
     
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  19. eraursls1984

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    Is it ok to do this reset if I'm rooted or do I need to unroot (no sure how to on 2. 2 OTA) I'm assuming if I can do this while rooted it will unroot my phone?
     
  20. 2horses

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    Does anyone VZW's Backup Assistant for their contacts? Between that and appbrain, should cover almost everything.

    Paycer, did you have to do a list copy on Appbrain before you wiped your phone, or did it hold all your apps even with the wipe?
     
  21. JustinHEMI

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    I did the same. I also factory reset after 2.2 for shits and giggles. I have been flawless with launcher pro since day 1 of froyo.
     
  22. Btros

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    Does factory reset wipe what's on your sd card? Sorry, I'm sure it says in the link but I'm too lazy to read :eek:
     
  23. ZXMustang

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    Nope it does NOT. No matter what anyone here says, it does not do anything to your SD card. I have done it 20 times and have never had an issue with my media stored on the SD card.
     
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    Another question: The first post in that link says "As per usual, please backup any important info such as your pictures and format your SD card right before you do your factory reset."

    Does formatting do anything to the data/media on your SD card?

    edit: looking in the settings in my phone I see that it does erase the data so I should back it up somewhere beforehand.
     

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