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Support "Hard" Factory Reset doesn't wipe out my apps.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sundownerbrad, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. sundownerbrad

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    I want to wipe everything clean and start all over again. I've tried to do the volume done while holding the power button as well as the factory reset through the menu/settings. I can't get rid of the apps! What's the dealio?
     

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    Do the factory reset and format your sd card, that should take care of it!
     
  3. sundownerbrad

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    Nope. I've tried. Every time I do a factory reset, the apps I deleted come back again. They aren't even stored on the SD card. Is Google behind this?
     
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    You may be referring to the application that t-mobile pre-loaded onto the phone, if that's the case they cannot be removed by factory reset or formating the SD card
     
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    Yes, Google knows which apps you've downloaded and will reinstall them (or most of them; the system doesn't seem to be perfect) after a factory reset. If you want to uninstall them, as far as I know, you'll have do them one by one.
     
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    I have, and I did. The apps I "uninstalled" show up after a factory reset. I'm searching for an answer. I'm searching every single HTC MyTouch 4G bulletin board and website i can find. I'm even saying a prayer. Nobody, and not even one website, has any answer as to why this is happening. I'm still lookin' though.
     
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    Go into settings/Privacy and uncheck Back up my settings and Automatic restore
     

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