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Author Topic: [GUIDE] A proper factory reset.  (Read 126084 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2011, 09:35:24 AM »

Suppose I want to do a factory reset. I need only the SMS and contacts to be restore. Want to a fresh installation of my all application.
Is there any way to install all app (currently installed in my phone) automatically from the Internet.
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2011, 08:14:43 PM »

Suppose I want to do a factory reset. I need only the SMS and contacts to be restore. Want to a fresh installation of my all application.
Is there any way to install all app (currently installed in my phone) automatically from the Internet.

Hmm... Not without root, I'm afraid... it might be a tad difficult...
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2011, 01:03:43 PM »

Hello,

I'm sorry if this is sorted out in another thread, but this is the guide that I used and then encountered this minor problem. I did a Factory Restore and use MyBackup, I then moved everything back onto my phone from my sd card, including apps. My apps now work, but they don't turn up on my downloads on my market. Do I have to uninstall and reinstall all of them to have them back on my market for update reasons? Also, my market looks odd, like it did when I first got my phone, and I recall it looking more sleek last night, but I checked for system software updates and it says that it is up to date.

I'm sorry, I'm pretty new to this and I'm at a loss as to what it going on with my phone now.
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2011, 10:31:44 PM »

it's good enough with your information ... i love you sakai4eva =)
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2012, 12:34:43 AM »

I downloaded My Backup, backed up everything onto my sim, took my sim out and did the internal factory reset as directed, went to restore everything onto my phone only to be told that there is an error with it.
It runs through the getting data, i select everything that i backed up, and it proceeds to restore everything until....
"I/O error: Unable to write to SD Card. Make sure the SD Card is inserted properly, is not connected to your PC, and is not full."
I know that the first things are done correctly, i think my card maybe full
How can i transfer what i have on there to a hard drive, without losing anything and without a card reader?

Please help me i need my phone to work properly and i thought doing a reset would solve some issues i have been having.
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2012, 06:40:09 AM »

I found this guide and wrote it down, scribbled really, then got 'my backup'. I did the factory and hard reset. now because it was a downloaded program i have lost 'my backup' and have not got the program to restore my data.
If I can somehow recover my connection settings, will a new 'my back up' program find the data?
Quiz.
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2012, 03:54:23 PM »

thanks for useful info.
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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2012, 08:35:48 AM »

Internal reset - Android 2.2

"Settings" > "SD & Phone Storage" > "Factory data reset"

Thanks for the guide and I'm a newbie to this, but I'm getting frustrated with my ever-slowing-down HTC Desire Z and want to reset it back to normal (I'm getting 'low on space' all the time and it won't sync email as a result) but I'm concerned that the above option will also reset everything on the SD card?

I'm guessing from later replies that it won't, but as I'm a newbie to this, I just wanted to make sure.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2012, 03:23:44 PM »

Internal reset - Android 2.2

"Settings" > "SD & Phone Storage" > "Factory data reset"

Thanks for the guide and I'm a newbie to this, but I'm getting frustrated with my ever-slowing-down HTC Desire Z and want to reset it back to normal (I'm getting 'low on space' all the time and it won't sync email as a result) but I'm concerned that the above option will also reset everything on the SD card?

I'm guessing from later replies that it won't, but as I'm a newbie to this, I just wanted to make sure.

Thanks again.

Factory reset will leave data on the SD alone. It will only reset the phone's internal memory. However, before you try something drastic like that, try checking all downloaded apps if they can be moved to the sd card. This will save some space on the phone. Next to try, is erasing all cache from apps, in android's app manager. Look for it in ur settings menu.. that way you can gain a few additional mb's. Last resort will be rooting ur phone, and use some app to sd script. I, as example, am running android 4.0.4 on my desire, and have 2gb for apps to use :-)
Good luck, i hope u got any wiser today!

Sent with my HTC Desire using Tapatalk - Red Edition
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2012, 04:48:10 AM »

Internal reset - Android 2.2

"Settings" > "SD & Phone Storage" > "Factory data reset"

Thanks for the guide and I'm a newbie to this, but I'm getting frustrated with my ever-slowing-down HTC Desire Z and want to reset it back to normal (I'm getting 'low on space' all the time and it won't sync email as a result) but I'm concerned that the above option will also reset everything on the SD card?

I'm guessing from later replies that it won't, but as I'm a newbie to this, I just wanted to make sure.

Thanks again.

Factory reset will leave data on the SD alone. It will only reset the phone's internal memory. However, before you try something drastic like that, try checking all downloaded apps if they can be moved to the sd card. This will save some space on the phone. Next to try, is erasing all cache from apps, in android's app manager. Look for it in ur settings menu.. that way you can gain a few additional mb's. Last resort will be rooting ur phone, and use some app to sd script. I, as example, am running android 4.0.4 on my desire, and have 2gb for apps to use :-)
Good luck, i hope u got any wiser today!

Sent with my HTC Desire using Tapatalk - Red Edition

Hi, thanks for your advice. I'm unsure about rooting, but I've used Android Assistant to move everything I can to the SD Card, but it's such a crap phone because there's 110Mb of space and then I blink and it drops down to around 100-105Mb, thus bringing up 'low on space' and instantly stopping any more mail from downloading.

So I (regularly) clear out Contacts Storage and Gmail settings and it starts to search for email and.... 'low on space' sometimes beats it to it first Angry

What does this phone fill up its own memory with? Even when I removed Words With Friends (17Mb) and reinstalled it to the card (this was the only way I could do this particular app) there was loads of space at first, but within a day or two it had filled that up!  Angry Angry

And, also, how long does it take to take it back to factory settings? Thanks.
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2013, 05:28:24 AM »

Hi
My cousin from UK recently gave me his HTC desire Model A 8181 from 'Orange' in almost unused condition, I am using a non orange SIM which is working OK in my country, I removed his contacts & messages but can not get rid of his gmail account, my questions are
1- Do I have to do a factory reset to remove the account or is there any other way?
2- While doing a factory reset do I leave the SIM card & SD card in the phone or should I remove one or both? (I have nothing on the phone to backup so I am not worried about that)
Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2013, 03:25:41 AM »

Occasionally an update or app is not compatible with the old settings.  In those cases there's little that the user can do, as these settings are usually not accessible by the user or simply ignored by the system.  Sometimes the OS itself isn't properly installed (even on brand-new phones), causing all sorts of problems.
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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2013, 11:10:07 PM »

Performing a factory reset via settings
The most convenient way to do a factory reset is via the phone settings.
- From the Home screen, press MENU and then tap Settings.
-Scroll down the screen and then tap Privacy > Factory data reset.
- On the Factory data reset screen, tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.

Performing a factory reset using phone buttons
If you cannot turn on your phone or access the phone settings, you can still perform a factory reset by using the buttons on the phone.
- With the phone turned off, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefly press the POWER button.
- Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button..
- Press VOLUME DOWN to select CLEAR STORAGE, and then press POWER.
- Press VOLUME UP to start the factory reset.
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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2013, 04:02:59 PM »

Why re-post information that has already appeared in this topic?
Performing a factory reset via settings
The most convenient way to do a factory reset is via the phone settings.
- From the Home screen, press MENU and then tap Settings.
-Scroll down the screen and then tap Privacy > Factory data reset.
- On the Factory data reset screen, tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.

Performing a factory reset using phone buttons
If you cannot turn on your phone or access the phone settings, you can still perform a factory reset by using the buttons on the phone.
- With the phone turned off, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefly press the POWER button.
- Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button..
- Press VOLUME DOWN to select CLEAR STORAGE, and then press POWER.
- Press VOLUME UP to start the factory reset.
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