1. tobarger's Avatar
    Are there any custom ROMs that have the factory data reset option in the settings menu disabled or removed?
    01-05-2012 01:26 PM
  2. norwoodsteel's Avatar
    i think all of them do
    01-05-2012 02:16 PM
  3. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Most of the IHO ROM's and only one or two of the Froyo ROM's
    01-05-2012 05:21 PM
  4. anthonycr's Avatar
    Is it that tempting to factory reset the wrong way?
    You know sometimes you want to just see if it bricks your phone


    LOL
    01-05-2012 09:53 PM
  5. JerryScript's Avatar
    Too many people do stuff without reading up on it first. Some inevitably do something that messes up their phone, and they follow advice for other phones and do a factory reset. I, and many others here, have spent literally over 100 hours helping people fix their phones after such a situation occurs. Once I started building my own ROM, I immediately removed both that option and the bootloader option from the menus. Those who need to use either should know enough about the process to do what they need without using menus.
    Carlos E Jr likes this.
    01-05-2012 11:58 PM
  6. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    All currently supported roms have it removed.

    Unfortunately that only leaves Harmonia 1, 2 and the rest of the IHO variants.
    Bumblebee also has it removed, but is no longer supported and doesn't support newer models.
    01-06-2012 04:06 AM
  7. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    What about the Harmonious Bumblebee?
    01-06-2012 08:31 AM
  8. tobarger's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.
    I'm pretty sure I can keep from factory resetting my phone, but my GF, not so much.
    01-06-2012 11:39 AM
  9. Eollie's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.
    I'm pretty sure I can keep from factory resetting my phone, but my GF, not so much.
    Once she has a 100 dollar paper weight she will not do that again.

    My buddies wife has the galaxy sii she wanted it rooted and a custom rom installed. We did all this and something went afoul a day or two later. She called Verizon because she thought it was her service and they had her do a factory reset....300$ paper weight. She called me and was panicking, I told her the truth and that was she bricked the phone. And that I had told her never ever do a factory reset. Not even sure how she managed it. I could have sworn the menu was removed from the phone. Unless she restored the factory rom. Verizon sent her a new phone and she shipped the broke one back, I told her not to do it because it was wrong to get a warranty phone for something she broke. The new phone is still stock because (1) I wont root and rom it, (2) her husband told her that if she broke another phone she was getting a dumbphone.
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    01-06-2012 02:31 PM
  10. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    What about the Harmonious Bumblebee?
    That is safe as well.
    01-06-2012 11:40 PM
  11. watskyhotsky's Avatar
    related to OPs question, don't think its been asked before.

    Is it possible to "fix" the factory reset function in CM7 to make it work with the custom recovery and everything and reset to a fresh cm7 install?
    01-06-2012 11:56 PM
  12. JerryScript's Avatar
    That's not what a factory reset does, it resets the phone to the factory's specifications, not the installed OS's defaults.
    01-07-2012 12:40 AM
  13. watskyhotsky's Avatar
    That's not what a factory reset does, it resets the phone to the factory's specifications, not the installed OS's defaults.
    I should have specified what I meant by "fix"

    I mean is it possible to make it so, when selecting that option, maybe it would run a script or something, and wipe all user data from the installed rom to start fresh. the end user would see a situation upon reboot similar to resetting a stock phone.
    01-07-2012 12:46 AM
  14. Eollie's Avatar
    I should have specified what I meant by "fix"

    I mean is it possible to make it so, when selecting that option, maybe it would run a script or something, and wipe all user data from the installed rom to start fresh. the end user would see a situation upon reboot similar to resetting a stock phone.
    Honestly that is more trouble than the reward would be.

    Factory resets are for people that dont root and rom a phone. If you root and rom your phone you should be able to go into recovery and accomplish the same thing there.

    I think they tried it on one of the early android devices and it created more issues then the devs wanted to deal with.
    01-07-2012 03:56 AM
  15. watskyhotsky's Avatar
    Honestly that is more trouble than the reward would be.

    Factory resets are for people that dont root and rom a phone. If you root and rom your phone you should be able to go into recovery and accomplish the same thing there.

    I think they tried it on one of the early android devices and it created more issues then the devs wanted to deal with.
    fair enough. but in my situation, im the guy that recommended the OV to all my friends and ROM'd their phones. if they used the factory reset even against my warning, now its somehow my fault and my problem to fix. thats an example of how having that feature working would be worth the trouble. most people who rom their phone can fix through the recovery, but for every non-techno savvy person who went to some stranger on Craigslist for a custom rom or through a friend, the solution to fix a reset may not be so simple. and the option to be ABLE to reset to a fresh state should be given.
    01-07-2012 03:12 PM
  16. Carlos E Jr's Avatar
    Are there any custom ROMs that have the factory data reset option in the settings menu disabled or removed?
    12-22-2013 08:51 AM
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