For those of you thinking about hard resetting…the following is what I did. I would guesstimate that approx 90% of my previous settings had been restored. Please read thru thread...I will try to post comments from others on this top post. HTC Incredible Backup and Wipe 1. Save your current scene environment. 2. Download AppBrain (I already used it) a. Setup account (free) and sync with server. Update any apps that you wish to update. b. Remember which apps you decided not to update….make a list of them. 3. Download myBackup Pro. (free trial…you do not have to purchase) ****(At least 1 person has identified a bug that forced the user to do another hard reset. See post #3. I mainly used MyBackup Pro to restore system settings. Astro FIle Manager can also backup apps...but I do not believe it retains settings within apps.) 4. Run MyBackup Pro and backup your apps and data to your SD card. a. I did three backups: i. Apps ii. All Data iii. Only specific data items. (I was unsure if I would be forced to restore the entire dataset later on; so I made both options available to me. I chose to only to limited data. (e.g. I restored my contacts from Gmail when I added the account) 5. Go thru individual apps that you may think would have a feature that allows you to backup anything to the SD card. Like Agenda Widget backs up settings…as well as the Profile App. 6. Plug your phone into your computer and locate your SD card in “My Computer” a. Copy entire contents to your computer as a backup b. A hard reset will not erase data on your SD card…but I like to be safe rather than sorry. 7. I made a note of what widgets I had on which screens, just in case something didn’t work right. 8. Perform Hard Reset a. This may vary depending on 2.1 or 2.2. i. In 2.1 I believe it was in Menu, Settings, Privacy ii. In 2.2 its in Menu, Settings, SD Card, FACTORY RESET Restore 1. Run thru setup screens. 2. Add Google account and allow it to sync whatever it was it used to sync. 3. Go to market and download AppBrain a. Sync with server and AppBrain will tell you what you have that needs to be installed. i. This is where preparation comes in handy. Only re-download the apps that you don’t mind having the most up to date versions. If you know that you like a legacy version of one of your apps, then cancel the install for that app when prompted. You will be able to restore it from myBackup Pro. 4. Go to myBackup Pro a. Restore any apps that still need to be downloaded. b. Restore data. c. Go to your programs that you know you manually backed up settings and restore them from within the app. 5. Done* a. Well almost done. What you do next will vary by individual. For me I had to restore my home screen wallpaper, replace a couple of widgets that didn’t load properly. b. Some programs still required me to manually update the settings. (e.g. Handcent) c. Some phone settings still had to be changed manually from factory positions. The above steps get you pretty darn close to a full restore. I simply changed any settings that had to be changed as I noticed them to be different. For those of you who do not or do not wish to use AppBrain you can simply restore all of your apps from the backup, but I believe that causes some sort of mismatch with the Market. In other words…when you go into Market and filter on downloads, none of your apps will be there since they were manually installed. I am not sure if this would prevent the Market from identifying you as an app owner and notifying you of an update. Maybe someone else can weigh in. Please feel free to alter/copy/add more to this set of instructions. I hope this helps anyone who is thinking of doing a factory reset. I am fairly OCD about things like this…and I am happy with my result.