1. jaj324's Avatar
    Do you ever, after downloading and deleting many apps, launchers, themes, etc, feel the need to do a factory reset and start all over with a clean copy of the OS?

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    12-02-2013 06:20 PM
  2. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Only if it's starting to lag.

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    12-02-2013 06:57 PM
  3. Tall Mike 2145's Avatar
    Absolutely.

    I will do a factory reset before an OS upgrade, and sometimes even immediately after the OS upgrade process completes and the phone has rebooted back to the desktop. That was particularly the case with the Android 4.4 update, which behaved a little funky immediately after installing. A factory reset cured it of all issues, save one: massive power draw.

    Generally you need to do factory resets and specialized wipes in between different ROMs, if you're into rooting and re-ROMing your phone. I used to do that when I had an EVO 4G, but haven't done it at all on my N4 yet.

    Sometimes, the thing's been in service for a while and has lots of crud accumulated, so I'm just like "screw it" and I'll be sure my non-cloud-based stuff is backed up, and then I wipe and set up the whole thing from scratch.

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    12-02-2013 07:30 PM
  4. Paul627g's Avatar
    Factory reset can help in many situations as stated by previous posts. As long as your okay with starting with a clean slate then I would go for it if your having common upgrade lag or related issues.


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    12-02-2013 08:04 PM
  5. jaj324's Avatar
    Factory reset can help in many situations as stated by previous posts. As long as your okay with starting with a clean slate then I would go for it if your having common upgrade lag or related issues.


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    I'm perfectly OK with a clean slate. I reset my Nexus 7 and my G2 this weekend.

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    12-02-2013 08:09 PM

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