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    Default Factory reset after ICS

    I noticed a lot of people are talking about doing a factory reset after getting the update. My question to all of you is what are the benefits to doing it? I have never done one to my rezound or needed to but would be willing to do it if it can help anything. Please let me know. Thanks.

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    The ota was the wrong way to do the update. VZW should not have done it like that. It is called a dirty flash.

    Doing a reset will clear everything, make sure nothing got
    "confused" in the update, reset permissions.... Etc.

    If you are not having issues, don't worry about it. If you are do it

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    Okay thanks. As far as I know I am not having issues. What should I be looking out for?

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    It will be the little thing.... Lag here, a force close there... But they might compound and become frequent...

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    Default Re: Factory reset after ICS

    So... what's the proper way to do a factory reset?
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    Battery life improved enormously for me after a factory reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Egnix View Post
    So... what's the proper way to do a factory reset?
    It used to be in the storage menu, on my Gnex there's an option under backup and reset. However to me the best option is in stock recovery. Turn your phone off(or battery pull) turn it back on holding power and volume down. Select recovery using the volume up/down key and then click power. In the recovery menu choose factory reset and it will handle the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    It used to be in the storage menu, on my Gnex there's an option under backup and reset. However to me the best option is in stock recovery. Turn your phone off(or battery pull) turn it back on holding power and volume down. Select recovery using the volume up/down key and then click power. In the recovery menu choose factory reset and it will handle the rest.
    What's the difference between that and doing it from the storage menu?? How is it better for you??
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    What's the difference between that and doing it from the storage menu?? How is it better for you??
    I just remember doing a factory reset from whatever menu it was and the dang thing wiped my SD as well. So bad personal experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    I just remember doing a factory reset from whatever menu it was and the dang thing wiped my SD as well. So bad personal experience.
    Ahh.. I see now.. So the "long way" that u described is definitely NOT gonna touch ur SD card??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    It used to be in the storage menu, on my Gnex there's an option under backup and reset. However to me the best option is in stock recovery. Turn your phone off(or battery pull) turn it back on holding power and volume down. Select recovery using the volume up/down key and then click power. In the recovery menu choose factory reset and it will handle the rest.
    Just wanted to thank you Mr Smith, and chime in with my experience. IF you are having issues with your Rezound after the ICS, do a hard reset. DO IT! Since updating my Rezound, performance had been bad. Everything worked just well enough for me to procrastinate in dealing with it, but it was really slow and laggy, and worst of all, music would cut out momentarily while playing once every minute or two, which was driving me nuts! I hadn't been able to find alot of chatter online about performance issues w/the ICS upgrade. I even thought about either rooting or somehow rolling back to GB, neither of which I wanted to try to do.

    Googled the issue yet again the other day and came across this thread. Rashly decided to do the factory reset then and there. Pulled battery, held volume down button while powering the phone up. Came to a DOS-like menu, chose factory reset, hit power to select.

    It worked! Of course, all my apps and settings were gone, but it did NOT erase the SD card as others have alluded to. And the performance...oh my god it is sooo much more smooth and responsive. No more music cutting out. And the battery life seems to be improved now that I've cycled/recalibrated it. After nearly 9 hours today, I'm still at 75%, with screen at 25%, mostly on wifi/ a little 3G & moderate use including a few short phone calls, 40 minutes or so of music playing, and some web surfing/texting/playing.

    So for anyone like me who was dismayed by their Rezound's performance after ICS update, do the factory reset!!!!
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    A factory reset SHOULD NOT touch the external microSD card, although I have heard of it happening. Through hboot (power on with vol down and select factory reset) it should never tough the microSD card, however, through the menus there is an option to "Clear Storage" or something like that, if you select it (and confirm after it warns you again), it will wipe out your SD card. Now, did some people do this by accident and not read thoroughly, or did the phone just decide to do it on it's own? I don't know...
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    I always remove my sd card just on case. Also came to the conclusion to do a hard reset after any os upgrade or flash of any kind. It makes a huge difference most of the time. I got a replacement rezound and it came with the ics ota already installed. Ran like crap. Before I set everything up I did a reset and viola. Running flawless.

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    Please help.....Been reading about problems with ics update because I am having lots of problems. I did OTA update.

    Correct me if I'm wrong....doesn't a factory reset remove all updates? What is the purpose of doing a factory reset after OS updates if it just erases everything you just installed...why not just reject update if everything is working fine? I did a factory reset and immediately once everything got back up and running I was prompted to download and install the ics update again. Should I just reject it or do it manually while connected to pc?

    Thanks for any help!!!
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    The ics update is a vast improvement. The best way to put it is that ota's and flashes are dirty. A reset cleans the system from the previous files that were there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvrkids View Post
    Please help.....Been reading about problems with ics update because I am having lots of problems. I did OTA update.

    Correct me if I'm wrong....doesn't a factory reset remove all updates? What is the purpose of doing a factory reset after OS updates if it just erases everything you just installed...why not just reject update if everything is working fine? I did a factory reset and immediately once everything got back up and running I was prompted to download and install the ics update again. Should I just reject it or do it manually while connected to pc?

    Thanks for any help!!!
    A factory reset will remove all user data, cache information, and other transient information, it will not remove any updates as they are part of the firmware. If you reject the update it will continue to prompt you periodically, you can't stop it without being rooted and patching the build.prop file so it thinks it is already at that release or installing an "unofficial" leak that won't take an update.

    You should not be prompted to install an update after a factory reset if you were already on the 3.14.605.12 firmware before the reset provided you did a normal factory reset and not load an RUU to default back out (unless you are the beginning of a new roll out of an update that the rest of us haven't seen yet).

    Unless you have a very specific reason for rejecting an update, you should accept it or it will just keep prompting you over and over again.
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    Default Re: Factory reset after ICS

    If I want to do a reset can't I get to it from the settings?
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    Yes. Settings...storage....factory reset

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdmjlt369 View Post
    Yes. Settings...storage....factory reset

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    Great thanks. I'm going to do it just to see if performance improves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHBass39 View Post
    Great thanks. I'm going to do it just to see if performance improves.
    It should..hope it works for ya. Then..when you're done with that..root and start flashing roms =D
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdmjlt369 View Post
    Yes. Settings...storage....factory reset

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    It is "questionable" as to whether this method actually wipes the Dalvik Cache, and that is a very important part to wipe clean when going from GB to ICS.

    The preferred method to Factory Reset is to perform it from hboot... Go into Settings->Power and disable Fastboot, then power off, wait until the red capacitive keys go out, then hold VOL DOWN and press POWER and continue to hold VOL DOWN until the hboot menu starts comes up then release it, then in the menu select FACTORY RESET and it will do a very thorough wipe of all non-firmware areas of the device.
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    I just did a data reset yesterday and it produced some great improvements. The process of re-installing apps wasn't so bad, but there is one thing I'd like to know for when I reset again. I use the music player that came with the phone (called Music) and I have around 1200 songs and other audio files arranged into playlists. All of this is stored on my 16-GB SD card. After the reset all of my audio files were still there, but my playlists were gone. I have them all set up again, but I'd like to know if there is a way to back them up. My phone is not rooted.
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    Default Re: Factory reset after ICS

    Geronimo, Look into MyBackup Pro It allows you to back up your phone without root. Of course with root you have a larger range but it might be able to help you with playlists at least.
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    I found an app called Playlist Backup, which seems to work well. It even connects to a Dropbox account. I'm going to be READY next time!
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    Does anyone know what RECOVERY does in the hboot menu I was trying to wipe my cache yesterday and selected recovery by mistake and it wiped everything of the phone like a factory reset so is there a difference between the two

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