1. PabiGamito's Avatar
    Lately, my new phone has been turning off randomly even when battery is almost full, and when I would plug it to charge it. I would should as if the battery is %0 for 1 or 2 seconds and then pop back to the real battery life. Any ways, I haven't found what is causing this and I think the only option I have left is doing a factory reset. Since my phone is rooted, I would like to know if doing a factory reset will harm the phone or do anything weird. I would also like to know if there is a way to back the phone up, so that I can get the backup even if my phone will not be rooted after factory reset.

    Thank you in advance.
    10-22-2013 03:07 PM
  2. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    Lately, my new phone has been turning off randomly even when battery is almost full, and when I would plug it to charge it. I would should as if the battery is %0 for 1 or 2 seconds and then pop back to the real battery life. Any ways, I haven't found what is causing this and I think the only option I have left is doing a factory reset. Since my phone is rooted, I would like to know if doing a factory reset will harm the phone or do anything weird. I would also like to know if there is a way to back the phone up, so that I can get the backup even if my phone will not be rooted after factory reset.

    Thank you in advance.
    It wont do anything crazy. It will just reset the phone like normal, and you should still keep your root.
    Did you ever flash a different ROM?
    10-22-2013 03:59 PM
  3. PabiGamito's Avatar
    It wont do anything crazy. It will just reset the phone like normal, and you should still keep your root.
    Did you ever flash a different ROM?
    No I never flashed a different
    ROM.
    10-22-2013 04:23 PM
  4. Bibigomez's Avatar
    Do not factory reset a rooted phone !

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-22-2013 05:37 PM
  5. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    Do not factory reset a rooted phone !

    Posted via Android Central App
    Youre right.
    Dont do it from recovery. It will wipe your whole phone including the ROM. But from the system settings while booted... Shouldnt wipe the whole system.
    10-22-2013 05:43 PM
  6. Bibigomez's Avatar
    Do not factory reset from recovery or from the settings it will most likely cause boot loop. Just install a custom recovery and install a deodexed rom that is basically the same firmware but it comes with enhancements and it also comes rooted. You can google how to install a stock .img that gives you full stock but I'm not sure how to do that just yet

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-22-2013 05:57 PM
  7. tech_head's Avatar
    A FDR on a rooted phone does nothing but reset to a factory state and stays rooted.
    If you have removed any bloat, a FDR does not put it back. It does not alter the ROM.
    It wipes all user data, accounts, sync setting and applications downloaded from Playstore.

    An FDR is safe on a rooted device.
    Been there done that on every Android device I have owned; Droid X, Thunderbolt, Droid Bionic, Droid Razr, Razr Maxx, Droid Razr HD, Nexus 7, CM7 Nooks, Galaxy S3 and my GS4.
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    10-25-2013 06:07 PM
  8. davy4475's Avatar
    Just want to Unrooted the easy way

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-26-2013 08:42 PM
  9. tech_head's Avatar
    Just want to Unrooted the easy way

    Posted via Android Central App
    A FDR will not unroot the phone.
    10-27-2013 09:20 PM
  10. aleckblah's Avatar
    Bought a S4 from a local TMobile dealer. The phone came rooted, and it is brand new. I believe they gently tore the sticker to access the phone without cutting it. Well, the phone looks and feels great. Now my only problem with the phone is that the battery DRAINS like I've ever seen before on any device. Having any charge, after waking up, there will be a 30-50% drop, depending on how long i sleep. And only shows display as the top user of battery. Do you know if a rooted phone drains the battery? I just did a Factory Reset. Now I will re-enter all account info, and see if anything will change.
    11-26-2013 12:48 PM
  11. Jesse DarkCaster's Avatar
    i factory reseted my phone its a samsung t-599N and it is taking forever did i mess it up or is it gonna take a while
    01-15-2015 12:14 AM
  12. Jesse DarkCaster's Avatar
    i factory reseted my phone and it was rooted its taking forever to reset did i break it or is it gonna take a long time and the phone is a samsung T599N
    01-15-2015 12:15 AM
  13. Ratchanon Keawmanee's Avatar
    The root might not survive, although there is a setting in SuperSU (Survival mode) that you could try.
    01-15-2015 01:10 AM
  14. cookiegurl's Avatar
    A FDR on a rooted phone does nothing but reset to a factory state and stays rooted.
    If you have removed any bloat, a FDR does not put it back. It does not alter the ROM.
    It wipes all user data, accounts, sync setting and applications downloaded from Playstore.

    An FDR is safe on a rooted device.
    Been there done that on every Android device I have owned; Droid X, Thunderbolt, Droid Bionic, Droid Razr, Razr Maxx, Droid Razr HD, Nexus 7, CM7 Nooks, Galaxy S3 and my GS4.
    - very useful. I have a rooted S4 and at some point, I messed up.
    02-26-2015 05:52 AM
  15. xuiton's Avatar
    sorry to hijack this thread but I am desperate.

    after following these instructions to the letter my phone now is slow and freezes constantly, the keyboard will not work and I get this message popping up every 10 seconds "unfortunately samsung keyboard has stopped working". Basically the phone is unusable now.

    wwwgalaxys4root.com/galaxy-s4-tutorials/how-to-unroot-galaxy-s4-and-remove-root-completely

    I did this unroot and then factory reset.

    using S4 international GT-I9095 with O2 UK

    the stock I installed does look different from when I got it though.

    Thanks.
    02-26-2015 03:43 PM
  16. Chris Hughes1's Avatar
    I did this, now it will only start to the verizon screen, nothing else. What can i do? it will not boot into recovery mode either
    04-06-2015 02:34 PM
  17. AmkSharath's Avatar
    I recently factory reset my Samsung galaxy grand quanta and I can't boot my device every time I switch my device on it takes me to recovery mode just like a loop I tried installing the superuser. Apk plz..... Help me out
    05-20-2015 01:59 PM
  18. rootlinux's Avatar
    Use odin and flash stock firmware.
    That should fix all your issues.
    Make sure to use the correct firmware for your device and carrier.
    05-23-2015 12:31 AM
  19. burlhfj's Avatar
    Um... I did. How can I fix it?
    01-18-2016 03:44 PM

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