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[International] Total Wipe/Reset while keeping Root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ghost10bxl, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Ghost10bxl

    Ghost10bxl Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys - been using the Galaxy S3 as my daily driver for about 18 months now. Still a solid phone, but it's gotten bogged down, and is getting very laggy/buggy. I'm rooted, running Wanam Lite, whatever the latest one is.

    What's the best way to totally wipe/reset the whole device and start from scratch? I want to keep it rooted and just put a clean version of the latest WL on there, but I want all exisiting data, partitions, etc. removed and restarted. Hoping this would make it run more smoothly.

    My memory is like 1GB left, most of the stuff I don't even need, I want to start from scratch so I'd like everything to be deleted. However, I do want to keep few of the apps data backed up, I will do this with Titanium Back up and save it on my Micro SD card (I DON'T WANT my SD card to be WIPED!!)

    Secondly, before if I do the Factory Reset, it makes a new folder called "0" and saves everything in it. I do not want that.

    Appreciate any tips!
     



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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Just save what apps you want, re-flash the rom (this will format the system partition in in the process), then do a factory reset from within the phones settings (not from recovery) and youll have a clean new phone still rooted and running the same rom.
    some people format the /system partition first but every rom ive flashed does this as part of the process so imo it isnt necessary.
    I did this a few weeks ago mate. External SD wont be touched :thumbup:
     
  3. Ghost10bxl

    Ghost10bxl Android Enthusiast
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    It worked! Thank you very much!
     
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Youre welcome mate :beer:
     
  5. Yatezy

    Yatezy Android Enthusiast

    The 0 folder is a feature from 4.2 onwards. It's for multi user so I imagine every rom, including official firmwares, will have it.
     
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  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Some people seem to end up with /0/0/0/0/0/0 lol.
    Anyone ever used multiuser? I dont have a tab so ive never even played with it. Does the other user have their own google account?
     

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