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    Default How to do a factory reset without losing applications/settings?

    Since updating to Froyo on my Droid X, I've noticed my camera's autofocus won't work at all. I first noticed this because the barcode scanner can't read bar codes anymore because they are too blurry. I want to try a factory wipe to see if that fixes it. I just did a factory wipe 2 weeks ago and it erased all of my applications and settings and was a huge pain to reinstall everything. Is there a way to backup these apps, so I can just automatically re-download them after I do the wipe? Thanks for any help.
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    you can send all you apps to sd card as for settings no real way to save them that i know of...however you may be better to loose all your app i know its a pain in the *** but it could be one of your apps that is messing with the camera
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    I never even considered that one of the apps could affect the camera. Where do I find instructions for sending them to my SD card? I don't mind downloading them all again. I just don't want to have to recreate all my home screens and icons. Will i have to do that?
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    I feel your pain... when i wiped my phone I wrote down where all my apps go that made it pretty easy and quick to put them all back

    Apps to sd card: settings. Applications then open the menu for each app and press move to sd

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    If you are rooted, Titanium Backup has an option to backup files and settings. Thing is, if this is done, a factory reset is execute and you restore the files, are you not back in the same sinking ship?
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    Default Re: How to do a factory reset without losing applications/settings?

    Hi,

    I'm just trying to pass on a Tablet to a friend but she needs to use my apps.
    It seems like I can't remove my gmail account without a reset that means loosing the apps.
    Is there any other way?
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    Default Re: How to do a factory reset without losing applications/settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapo Ajiboye View Post
    Hi,

    I'm just trying to pass on a Tablet to a friend but she needs to use my apps.
    It seems like I can't remove my gmail account without a reset that means loosing the apps.
    Is there any other way?
    There is no way you can transfer your apps from your google account to another account. It's a protective feature google has in place to prevent app piracy.

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