1. Dude2's Avatar
    Seems like a lot of folks on the Note 4 Forum are having to do a factory reset after Lollipop 5.0.1 update. Anyone on Note 3 Forum having to factory reset after the Lollipop 5.0 upgrade?
    04-03-2015 10:31 AM
  2. jpr's Avatar
    I did a factory reset after my upgrade and no problems at all since. It is a major upgrade, not a minor one, and I recommend people prepare for a reset before upgrading. My phone runs better now than when I bought it with lollipop upgrade after a factory reset.
    04-03-2015 11:51 AM
  3. Raptor007's Avatar
    IMO you should always factory reset after a major update like that. Its the best way to insure everything is right with your device before you go cruising along and then start having issues. I have found this to be the best way for any OS.
    PoisonDarts8714 likes this.
    04-03-2015 12:27 PM
  4. srsgonu's Avatar
    I had lag and battery draining fast after upgrade. I did factory reset and navigation experience now is fantastic and battery rocks. Was thinking of getting note 4 edge before reset but postponed it for now

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-03-2015 12:31 PM
  5. Brad Bilger's Avatar
    Never having done a factory reset before, I was terrified. Yes,it's a pain in the @$$,but my massive battery drain vanished. My apps started running perfectly and quickly. I'm still recovering from the reset, but well worth the effort.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-03-2015 10:45 PM
  6. Trees's Avatar
    As a friendly reminder - if you've not done a factory reset before, it's always a good best practice to backup your data beforehand.
    04-04-2015 10:14 AM
  7. revansCAAD8's Avatar
    As a friendly reminder - if you've not done a factory reset before, it's always a good best practice to backup your data beforehand.
    Yes and what's the best way to do it?

    Posted via my Galaxy Note3 on the Android Central App
    04-04-2015 12:19 PM
  8. clevin's Avatar
    I just wiped the cache, works fine so far.
    04-04-2015 12:27 PM
  9. anon8380037's Avatar
    Yes and what's the best way to do it?

    Posted via my Galaxy Note3 on the Android Central App
    That's the question we all don't want to attempt answering as there is no button press that does it all. You really got to do it once and find the best way for you next time.
    This is ambassador @Rukbat's take on it:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=499341

    I did it once last summer, around the same time as Jalopiejoe here (stop hiding ) and with that valuable experience I have no firm plan on how to do it again when I get Lollipop!

    Sync all to your Samsung account, and remember your log in details. Have a look at Accounts - Samsung. Sync what you need to your Google account, I don't send photos to the cloud. If you use Google + that's gonna help.
    Like Rukbat says, ensure contacts are Googled or merged, not on the device, Samsung does Samsung contacts sync too.
    Use SMS Backup and Restore, or my preference SMS Backup +.

    Drag all your media to a pc or storage. Dropbox was very helpful for me as well, I didn't send much to it but it saved some Samsung files.

    Whether you want to use Helium for app data, or root and use Titanium or Rukbat's preference is up to you. I will just start my apps from scratch over 2 or 3 days.

    You can backup and restore with Samsung Kies of course, but it won't do everything.

    That's my dumb take on it, people will have more, better and smarter ideas. I don't mind, I hope I get more info too.
    Jalopiejoe likes this.
    04-04-2015 04:10 PM
  10. Trees's Avatar
    My Backup Pro is another good option for on device backup. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ackupPro&hl=en
    anon8380037 likes this.
    04-05-2015 10:21 AM
  11. Rukbat's Avatar
    My wife let her Note 3 update - no cache clear, no factory reset - and it seems to be working fine. AT&T.
    anon8380037 and Jalopiejoe like this.
    04-05-2015 02:24 PM
  12. Jalopiejoe's Avatar
    My wife let her Note 3 update - no cache clear, no factory reset - and it seems to be working fine. AT&T.
    Rukbat, How is your wife's Note 3 doing with the Lollipop update without a factory reset?
    04-07-2015 09:01 PM

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