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    Default Are all factory resets the same?

    regardless of how you do the factory reset? (Settings menu item under "backup and reset", or holding power button and volume up/down button do to factory reset option, or via Kies). Just curious whether they all do exact same thing. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Are all factory resets the same?

    Yes, they all wipe user data and restore the phone back to factory settings. Any of the options you mentioned will work fine for what you're trying to do
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    Default Re: Are all factory resets the same?

    If one holds the power button for a minute and is offered a "restart" option, is that a factory reset or just equivalent to a shut down and then a power up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirmaru View Post
    If one holds the power button for a minute and is offered a "restart" option, is that a factory reset or just equivalent to a shut down and then a power up?
    It removes all USER DATA and restores the device back to factory settings providing that the device is not rooted. User data is defined as apps, call logs, contacts, and anything else the user has placed in the devices memory. Stuff that is on the SDCARD is not affected by a factory reset. A factory reset really only deals with the Data and the Cache partitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirmaru View Post
    If one holds the power button for a minute and is offered a "restart" option, is that a factory reset or just equivalent to a shut down and then a power up?
    The 'Restart' option is just a shut down followed by an automatic power up.
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    Default Re: Are all factory resets the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post
    The 'Restart' option is just a shut down followed by an automatic power up.
    Thanks. I'll use that Restart in the future, if needed, rather than the separate steps of Shut Down and then Power Up.

    I'll only use it if some app like Google Play goes out of control soaking up battery juice. It seems to cure that problem when needed.
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    Default Re: Are all factory resets the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by sirmaru View Post
    Thanks. I'll use that Restart in the future, if needed, rather than the separate steps of Shut Down and then Power Up.

    I'll only use it if some app like Google Play goes out of control soaking up battery juice. It seems to cure that problem when needed.
    Yeah, a 'restart' is what I do (and most users) when I want to 'refresh' my device after being on for a few days/weeks/months. Lately, I've been refreshing (restarting) on a weekly basis.
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