Apr 8, 2010
Hey guys,

So I took my inc to best buy for a warranty replacement where I was promptly told I would not be seeing my replacement for at least 2 weeks. Seeing as how I am in the middle of a big move / would like to use the nav for the drive, I want to put this off. So I'm going to try a factory restore and I'm praying it will resolve/help my phantom left swipe issue. Has anyone done this/have any tips for prepping?

  • As far as I know my photos/music will be untouched.
  • I'm assuming everything on my sd card will be untouched?
  • Will this include my snes roms/save states?
  • Should I remove my SD card during the restore? I only ask because I believe the restore deletes all apps... aren't some stored on the sd card?
  • Am I going to have to manually "re-link" all of my contacts?

Thanks for your help
In the setting menu there's an option for factory reset, just do that one and you'll be safe but first...

Your sd card will be safe and everything on it.
Your contacts once you sign in with your google account will be re-stablish.
However the apps you have downloaded will be gone, only the apps that come originally with the phone will be reloaded.
Apps that you paid for will be listed in the download section in the market (market, menu, download).

My suggestion, download Astro file Manager from the market and backup your apps so you can reinstall them after you do the reset or write them down so you can look them up and install them again.
1) Download MyBackup Pro

2) Backup your Apps and Data using MyBackup Pro

3) Factory reset

4) Re-download MyBackUp Pro

5) Restore your Apps and Data using MyBackup Pro

6) Download purchased apps from Market

If you want to save apps, Appmonster will do that for you.

I am currently looking for a solution to save texts, contacts, "desktop" layout and all that sort of stuff on a non-rooted device.

I am wondering about internal memory. Does it get formatted as well during this process?
Not sure what phantom left swipe issue is but I had a problem where my home screens would keep moving. I went to settings, sounds and displays, G-Sensor calibration and that took care of that problem. Hope it helps without having to do the reset.
Is there a way to format the memory of the phone completely and then reinstall Android other than a factory restore?