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Root Recovery and Wiping Data, not all internal SD contents removed?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by qwerty100, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. qwerty100

    qwerty100 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 14, 2009
    So If I select wipe data/factory reset, not all of my internal SD data is removed, When connected to the PC, there remains all sorts of bits/directories that relate to old (unused..) apps and data.

    I see there is also a format internal sd card data partition, however I assume this is a subset of the factory reset operation?

    Is there a way to remove ALL the data on the internal SD card, to a completely factory clean state, and only then apply GAOSP updates etc.

    Though clearly you cant wipe all data, as this would also include the update zips??

    Any thoughts?


  2. shalafi

    shalafi Active Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    programmer / analyst
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    The thing you see as "internal SD card" when you connect your phone to your PC is not the same as the thing that gets wiped. Galaxy's internal memory is 8GB, out of which ~1GB is the internal memory that gets wiped when you install GAOSP/Galax0, and ~7GB is the "internal SD card" that you see as mass storage. You can wipe the internal SD simply by plugging your phone into a PC and deleting all files and folders if you want to.

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