04-18-2016 07:59 PM
487 ... 17181920
tools
  1. pool_shark's Avatar
    Should you factory reset first before installing or after?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I wouldn't factory reset at all unless you have problems. I have none of the problems that others are having so I didn't reset.
    However, I will be resetting later today. I finally ran into an issue and clearing the cache won't resolve it.
    I have a theme that's stuck. if I switch to the default theme and reboot the other theme is still set even though it thinks it's the default. I even deleted the theme, cleared cache and the theme is still present.
    03-23-2016 07:05 AM
  2. recDNA's Avatar
    ^^ This.

    Also in my opinion, if you find it to be a pain to factory reset your phone, "you're not doing it right". In my opinion, in this day and age, everyone should be using a password app (I use Lastpass which is amazing as it autofills your passwords in Android apps and websites), and you should be cloud syncing mobile pictures and any other data on your phone that is not already located elsewhere. You should always be ready to remote wipe your phone in case of theft (if you don't know how learn now and not when it's a crisis). While on the topic, use password or fingerprint protection... something.... to keep your data secure, and turn on encryption in settings because....why not.

    It takes me 2 hours of pain free time to be back up at full speed after a factory reset. 1. Reset; 2. Reinstall or backup apps; 3. Update all apps in Google Play; 4. Install Lastpass; 5. Configure email and other apps (super easy once Lastpass installed); and 6. Profit.

    I never have battery problems or basically any problems whatsoever that I constantly see posted on forums. Why? Factory resetting every once and a while starts a clean slate. So, yeah, in my opinion, definitely factory reset after a major operating system update.
    [/IMG]

    no fear having all passwords in one place? what if they are hacked?
    DsM likes this.
    03-23-2016 07:22 AM
  3. pool_shark's Avatar
    [/url]

    no fear having all passwords in one place? what if they are hacked?
    Backing up is a pain, even when you do it correctly, because without root there is no app data backup for many apps. Losing app data is the pain, not passwords.
    03-23-2016 08:13 AM
  4. recDNA's Avatar
    Backing up is a pain, even when you do it correctly, because without root there is no app data backup for many apps. Losing app data is the pain, not passwords.
    Absolutely.... But if you do a reset then restore data you are restoring whatever caused you to need the factory reset.
    03-23-2016 08:17 AM
  5. pool_shark's Avatar
    Absolutely.... But if you do a reset then restore data you are restoring whatever caused you to need the factory reset.
    Not true. I am having an issue with the systemUI keeping my theme. Restoring my downloaded app data will not restore that problem.
    03-23-2016 08:28 AM
  6. recDNA's Avatar
    Sometimes a rogue app affects a phone in a very unpredictable way. At least with titanium you could restore app data separately from system data but I have done resets back in my rooted days that failed to improve a problem because the problem was actually in corrupted app data that was screwing up my system.

    Still, no question it would be nice to TRY restoring app data... If it doesn't help Then you could start from scratch. I wish it were possible to restore app data without root but we can't so not much we can do about it.

    I wish google had an app to store app data like titanium does only without rooting
    03-23-2016 08:33 AM
  7. pool_shark's Avatar
    Sometimes a rogue app affects a phone in a very unpredictable way. At least with titanium you could restore app data separately from system data but I have done resets back in my rooted days that failed to improve a problem because the problem was actually in corrupted app data that was screwing up my system.

    Still, no question it would be nice to TRY restoring app data... If it doesn't help Then you could start from scratch. I wish it were possible to restore app data without root but we can't so not much we can do about it.

    I wish google had an app to store app data like titanium does only without rooting
    Agreed, google needs a backup process for data. Helium does work but not for all apps.
    03-23-2016 08:36 AM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    Agreed, google needs a backup process for data. Helium does work but not for all apps.
    Is Helium cloud based? I prefer to store my data on my computer or external otg drive.
    03-23-2016 08:43 AM
  9. pool_shark's Avatar
    Is Helium cloud based? I prefer to store my data on my computer or external otg drive.
    You can store it in the cloud, internal storage, or SD card.
    03-23-2016 08:58 AM
  10. recDNA's Avatar
    Hmm. Might be worth a try then. Thanks.
    03-23-2016 08:59 AM
  11. AdamHLG's Avatar
    [/url]

    no fear having all passwords in one place? what if they are hacked?
    I'm not worried. Lastpass thought of that. Google about it and it's explained better than I can ever explain it here.
    03-23-2016 10:02 PM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    No offense but I bet the IRS, Sony, T-Mobile, Target, and Home Depot had that handled as well... then they were all hacked.
    03-23-2016 10:04 PM
  13. BBgeeqed04's Avatar
    No problem. I am sure someone else will chime in and tell you the exact opposite though. That seems to be the way it is. I think the apps you install and what you are doing on your phone play the biggest role in battery life. That's why some get great battery life and others don't.
    Ok... my location is draining my battery so fast. How fast you ask? It's draining it so fast, it made an iPhone seem like it had a battery! I know... that was bad. Plus I'm kidding!
    03-24-2016 04:41 AM
  14. Sirx's Avatar
    Agreed, google needs a backup process for data. Helium does work but not for all apps.
    The absolute RAGE in losing all your app data anytime you want to reset your phone >:-O. Gosh forbid that you're any type of mobile gamer, especially of the platforming/rpg type. It's 2016 Google! WTH?!
    03-24-2016 06:26 AM
  15. billykac's Avatar
    I'm not worried. Lastpass thought of that. Google about it and it's explained better than I can ever explain it here.
    Not to go OT on this, but since this was mentioned here....

    I was a LastPass user from when they first entered the market. I've used password safes on mobile devices since the 90's. I believe in them and happily moved to the Cloud option, but being careful not to put ANY seriously important financial account in LastPass.

    Then LastPass was hacked. Later that same week, my employer was hacked. I work for the Federal Government. As of now, just about everything about me as a person (and over 25 million current and past Federal workers) is in the hands of Chinese hackers. We'll never get that info back.

    Was I affected by this? Yes. I went to the other place that held other information about be that was just hacked - LastPass - and immediately deleted my info, and closed my account.

    LassPass was purchased by LogMeIn in Oct of last year. Given LogMeIn's history, I am not sure this will make everyone feel safer.

    I am glad I am out of there, and using a far safer way to manage my account passwords.
    recDNA likes this.
    03-24-2016 07:57 AM
  16. k2ldc10's Avatar
    Not to go OT on this, but since this was mentioned here....

    I was a LastPass user from when they first entered the market. I've used password safes on mobile devices since the 90's. I believe in them and happily moved to the Cloud option, but being careful not to put ANY seriously important financial account in LastPass.

    Then LastPass was hacked. Later that same week, my employer was hacked. I work for the Federal Government. As of now, just about everything about me as a person (and over 25 million current and past Federal workers) is in the hands of Chinese hackers. We'll never get that info back.

    Was I affected by this? Yes. I went to the other place that held other information about be that was just hacked - LastPass - and immediately deleted my info, and closed my account.

    LassPass was purchased by LogMeIn in Oct of last year. Given LogMeIn's history, I am not sure this will make everyone feel safer.

    I am glad I am out of there, and using a far safer way to manage my account passwords.
    What is your much safer way of managing your account passwords? I was considering Last Pass.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-24-2016 08:43 AM
  17. Devin Doucet's Avatar
    What is your much safer way of managing your account passwords? I was considering Last Pass.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I use Norton identity safe. Although I'd have to admit that I don't know how "safe" it is. Haven't heard anything bad about it.
    03-24-2016 09:08 AM
  18. pool_shark's Avatar
    What is your much safer way of managing your account passwords? I was considering Last Pass.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I use password protected doc.
    03-24-2016 09:13 AM
  19. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    What is your much safer way of managing your account passwords? I was considering Last Pass.
    I use Safe In Cloud myself. Mainly because it gives me the option of which cloud storage solution to use. If you have your own hosted cloud storage (which is probably least likely to ever be hacked) that supports WebDAV, you can use that as well.
    03-24-2016 09:43 AM
  20. billykac's Avatar
    What is your much safer way of managing your account passwords? I was considering Last Pass.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    If there's significant interest in this, we should probably start another thread.

    But if it stops here, I'll just add that everything about password safes, encryption, hacking and the like, seems to be a matter of opinion. Go ask Apple and the FBI.

    For me, I went totally old-school, non-mobile, less convenient, but better than having it all on paper which has it's own boatload of drawbacks. I use KeePass.
    03-24-2016 10:26 AM
  21. jlost's Avatar
    I use pen and paper
    03-24-2016 11:13 AM
  22. bittersweetsailr's Avatar
    Has anyone else's battery become terrible after the MM update? I could easy make it through a full day on lollipop but I'm at like 25% and on the charger by about 4pm.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-24-2016 04:52 PM
  23. william gatrelle's Avatar
    I can't use my WIFI and bluetooth at the same time, sucks I've been turning bluetooth off and on. I'm about to call Verizon for help.
    03-24-2016 05:36 PM
  24. k2ldc10's Avatar
    My battery life has been the same at a minimum, and honestly I think a little better than before. However, my data point is probably not directly comparable. I was having an issue with my phone losing connectivity and had to exchange it for a brand new one. When I got the new phone, I upgraded to MM before loading anything so it went on to a clean phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-25-2016 11:06 AM
  25. jmj227's Avatar
    I'm having an issue with wifi. Pocketcasts downloads just fine over wifi, but Google Photos and apps won't update or sync over wifi. Anyone know a fix for this? I forgot my network, and rejoined it, but I still have this issue everywhere, unless I do it over my cellular connection.
    I had a very similar issue. Resetting my modem/router solved the issue. I have no idea why but it worked for me.
    03-25-2016 04:03 PM
487 ... 17181920

Similar Threads

  1. 6.0 Marshmallow: Doze
    By russel5150 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-29-2016, 03:03 AM
  2. Will the Verizon HTC 10 have wireless charging?
    By labyrinth9 in forum HTC 10
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-28-2016, 03:34 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-06-2016, 06:13 PM
  4. Is Wifi Tethering now gone in Marshmallow?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-04-2016, 12:14 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-04-2016, 11:51 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD