1. Debiec68's Avatar
    Someone PLEASE ASAP, tell me if I reset droid A855 to factory settings, will it erase the root? Missing browsers, etc...
    07-28-2012 01:56 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    If you rooted with a temporary method then yes, root will be lost. If it's permanent you'll keep root and won't lose the browser under both situations.

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    07-28-2012 09:11 AM
  3. Debiec68's Avatar
    Root is still on, how do I get my contacts, browser, virtual keyboard etc ,,, widgets back??? And how do I tell if its perm/ temp? phone was bought used and already rooted.
    07-28-2012 04:34 PM
  4. Debiec68's Avatar
    Ps. I'm the noobiest noob so.... pretend I'm 5 lol.
    07-28-2012 04:38 PM
  5. clodfelterac's Avatar
    you shouldnt factory reset from inside a rooted phone... only from the custom recovery... to access it:
    -slide keyboard out
    -hold X/powerkey at the same time until the logo appears
    -slide keyboard closed

    to navigate the menu:
    -vol up/down= up/down
    -power= back
    -camera= select

    from here you can go to:
    -backup and restore
    to see if the previous owner made a nandroid backup... if there is one, then you can simply:
    -wipe cache>yes
    -wipe dalvic cache>yes
    -wipe data/factory reset>yes
    -mounts and storage>format boot>yes
    -mounts and storage>format data>yes
    -mounts and storage>format cache>yes
    -mounts and storage>format system>yes
    -backup and restore>restore>(select backup file)>yes
    -reboot system now (when it finishes)

    if there is no backup present when checking initially, back out to the main menu and select:
    -reboot system now

    after its fully booted, go to the playstore and update superuser... while there, lookup launchers, themes, widgets, etc... make the phone how you want it... then go pack into recovery as mentioned before, navigate to:
    -backup and restore>backup>yes
    -reboot system now (when its finished)
    now you can easily restore your phone to the way it was set when you made the backup...
    id definitely get rid of any bloatware to slim things up, delete the previous backups and make a fresh one (so its the only one in the clockworkmod folder, for easy reference)...
    youll need a root capable file manager (such as es file explorer) to mount the system folder and delete bloatware... follow these links, read up, and enjoy!... :-)

    07-29-2012 02:59 AM