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    Default Factory Reset OK?

    Is it ok to just do a "Factory Reset" on my phone from the Backup and Reset Menu instead of flashing the Bootloader Baseline with Odin?
    All of this is like jumping off the high dive for the first time. After that it's all fun but the first time is the worst time. I'm waiting for a weekend off work to unlock my bootloader and mess around with custom ROMs. This may be the weekend.
    Thanks,
    Rob
    Do you mean to tell me that I can make a phone call on this thing?!!!
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    Default Re: Factory Reset OK?

    Are you unlocking? I don't think even that's necessary anymore. Make sure you have the latest version of casual. Someone else may want to chime in.

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    Default Re: Factory Reset OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by N2myN2 View Post
    Is it ok to just do a "Factory Reset" on my phone from the Backup and Reset Menu instead of flashing the Bootloader Baseline with Odin?
    All of this is like jumping off the high dive for the first time. After that it's all fun but the first time is the worst time. I'm waiting for a weekend off work to unlock my bootloader and mess around with custom ROMs. This may be the weekend.
    Thanks,
    Rob
    Why do you need to do either of those things

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    Default Re: Factory Reset OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    Why do you need to do either of those things

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    Oh DUH! I'm unlocking the bootloader.
    Sorry, I forgot to include that part.
    Rob
    Do you mean to tell me that I can make a phone call on this thing?!!!
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    Default Re: Factory Reset OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by N2myN2 View Post
    Oh DUH! I'm unlocking the bootloader.
    Sorry, I forgot to include that part.
    Rob
    You don't need to do either . You flash boot baseline only if you run into problems

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    Default Re: Factory Reset OK?

    So, when I unlock my bootloader (A. Outler method) will I still have my stock OS (JB 4.1.1)? Will it wipe my data or will I still have my apps and launcher? In other words, does it just unlock my bootloader and nothing else? nOOb I know but I just want to be ready.
    Thanks again,
    Rob
    Do you mean to tell me that I can make a phone call on this thing?!!!
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    Default Re: Factory Reset OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by N2myN2 View Post
    So, when I unlock my bootloader (A. Outler method) will I still have my stock OS (JB 4.1.1)? Will it wipe my data or will I still have my apps and launcher? In other words, does it just unlock my bootloader and nothing else? nOOb I know but I just want to be ready.
    Thanks again,
    Rob
    You will be rooted, stock and unlock. All data should be there unless something goes wrong and you need to flash back to stock with odin

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    Default Re: Factory Reset OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by N2myN2 View Post
    So, when I unlock my bootloader (A. Outler method) will I still have my stock OS (JB 4.1.1)? Will it wipe my data or will I still have my apps and launcher? In other words, does it just unlock my bootloader and nothing else? nOOb I know but I just want to be ready.
    Thanks again,
    Rob
    DroidXcon helped me get the courage to do it to my phone for the first time too... He even helped me do it!.. Everything went well and I kept home screens and all my data it was almost as if nothing changed. As long as you follow the directions closely and read everything you should be fine. My confusion was over extrating the files in winrar after i downloaded them before i flashed them in odin which is why i needed help. If you understand that part the rest is simple
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    Quote Originally Posted by crl95 View Post
    DroidXcon helped me get the courage to do it to my phone for the first time too... He even helped me do it!.. Everything went well and I kept home screens and all my data it was almost as if nothing changed. As long as you follow the directions closely and read everything you should be fine. My confusion was over extrating the files in winrar after i downloaded them before i flashed them in odin which is why i needed help. If you understand that part the rest is simple
    I have the files extracted and see a dogeared file. I assume I put that in Odin. Well, today is the day. Unlocked bootloader or bust! :-)
    Thanks DroidXcon and others. Here we go...
    Do you mean to tell me that I can make a phone call on this thing?!!!
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    Default Re: Factory Reset OK?

    I've bet ive unlocked/rom'ed about 10 times now. Not sure why but I end out restoring back to stock. Just comfortable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    I've bet ive unlocked/rom'ed about 10 times now. Not sure why but I end out restoring back to stock. Just comfortable to me.

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    Default Re: Factory Reset OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by N2myN2 View Post
    I have the files extracted and see a dogeared file.
    I had to leave the SuckIt file zipped up and put it in Odin bootloader for it to work.
    Unlocked and rooted.
    HTH
    Rob
    Do you mean to tell me that I can make a phone call on this thing?!!!

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