1. qq107's Avatar
    I unlocked and rooted my Neuxs 5 on day one. Right now there seems to be a lot of junk in my phone so i wanna do a factroy reset from the settings menu. Will my phone be locked again and do I have to root it once more?
    Thanks!
    12-27-2013 04:31 AM
  2. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I unlocked and rooted my Neuxs 5 on day one. Right now there seems to be a lot of junk in my phone so i wanna do a factroy reset from the settings menu. Will my phone be locked again and do I have to root it once more?
    Thanks!
    I think so and you'll lose all your data (from apps, pictures, music, videos, movies, etc.) so you should back everything up first. :thumbup:

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
    12-27-2013 05:03 AM
  3. planoman's Avatar
    Unlock is permanent so a factory reset will not lock. Cannot remember about root. It has been a long time since I rooted.

    Sent from my Moto X!
    12-27-2013 10:15 AM
  4. patruns's Avatar
    Your phone will be the way it came, unlocked and unrooted.
    12-27-2013 10:51 AM
  5. IBM Kid's Avatar
    It will stay unlocked and rooted. However all of your apps, settings, and data will be deleted.

    It resets your phone as if you just flashed a new rom.

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    12-27-2013 11:34 AM
  6. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    I unlocked and rooted my Neuxs 5 on day one. Right now there seems to be a lot of junk in my phone so i wanna do a factroy reset from the settings menu. Will my phone be locked again and do I have to root it once more?
    Thanks!
    From my personal experience with rooting a factory reset will remove the root (it removes superSU or Superuser, which ever you have installed for root access). The unlock is 'deeper' than a factory reset goes. To go stock you need to flash the stock images.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    12-27-2013 12:00 PM
  7. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I think all you have to do is simply reinstall superuser or SU....the phone will still be rooted but you need that superuser app to access root.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-28-2013 01:35 AM
  8. wantabe's Avatar
    I unlocked and rooted my Neuxs 5 on day one. Right now there seems to be a lot of junk in my phone so i wanna do a factroy reset from the settings menu. Will my phone be locked again and do I have to root it once more?
    Thanks!
    No!!! You will not lose root. I'm assuming your superuser app is in system/app. A factory reset wipes data and cache, not the system. The superuser (supersu?) app and the binary will be in the system if you flashed the supersu zip. An OTA update can possibly (most likely) make you loose root but it depends on what is actually updated. Your phone will always stay unlocked unless you run a command in fastboot, "fastboot oem lock." I imagine you can lock it with a toolkit also but I've never used any toolkits.
    12-28-2013 08:23 AM
  9. Hoimar Kapenze's Avatar
    >>> Does Restore factory settings take away unlock and root?
    No, it doesn't. Tested on Samsung Galaxy S3.
    07-13-2014 10:30 AM
  10. LeoRex's Avatar
    I unlocked and rooted my Neuxs 5 on day one. Right now there seems to be a lot of junk in my phone so i wanna do a factroy reset from the settings menu. Will my phone be locked again and do I have to root it once more?
    Thanks!
    If you use the internal "Factory reset" option, you won't lose root or re-lock the phone. All that factory reset does, for the most part, is purge your user and app data, wiping out all customizations and getting you back to square one. Your system level apps stick around, albeit with their app data purged. Your internal storage (downloads, pics, videos, etc) are left alone.

    Now, if you reflash the factory image via fastboot, which requires that your phone is connected to a computer via a USB cable, that WILL cause you to lose root and, depending on how you do it (manual vs. toolkit, which toolkit, etc), it might relock your phone as well. This pretty much deletes EVERYTHING on your phone, internal storage and all, and lays down the image as Google had it loaded at LG's factory.
    07-14-2014 02:03 PM
  11. Ron Jackson 2's Avatar
    I had same problem and i had it bad. My phone is unlocked i was afraid i would have to unlock my phone again if i did a factory reset. I took the chance and reset factory settings it worked it removed corruption and did mot affect my unlocked phone (it stayed unlocked) awsome no more problems. Be careful what apps you download from play store that's wear i caught my virus malware. Be supper careful
    06-20-2015 09:43 AM

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