1. cobaltgirl87's Avatar
    So i just updated to 2.2 manually, and EVERYTHING is gone, literally everything. I did the directions as instructed on the update, and its like a whole new phone.

    02-22-2011 11:08 AM
  2. bmatt0516's Avatar
    Yea, the update software said that flashing the phone would delete all of your content. Nothing you can do, you have to setup everything again. Anything that was on your SD card should still be there, but it wiped your phone
    02-22-2011 12:04 PM
  3. carraser891's Avatar
    but i did a manual update and everything on my phone stayed. even the settings were unchanged. thats really unfortunate. did u have ur contacts synced with google account?
    02-22-2011 12:07 PM
  4. Paul627g's Avatar
    They used the Windows Installer which is basically "Odin" and it wipes the entire system.

    The manual update.zip or OTA retains your devices data/setup.
    02-22-2011 12:10 PM
  5. cobaltgirl87's Avatar
    yes, i did, but it hasnt been syncing properly lately, and i have some outdated info now, but i guess some info is better then none, right?
    02-22-2011 12:10 PM
  6. cobaltgirl87's Avatar
    i wish there was a system restore type option like there is with computers :/
    02-22-2011 12:12 PM
  7. elmo's Avatar
    That sucks! I loaded the update.zip file to my SD card and updated EB13 that way and it worked fine. The PC update method seems to add too many uneccessary steps.
    02-22-2011 12:13 PM
  8. mcp6530's Avatar
    mine did it too, but it slowly brought everything back over the course of about an hour.....it was frustrating and scary...nothing worked for awhile, but after an hour, all was fine again.
    02-22-2011 12:20 PM
  9. Brianadfl's Avatar
    I updated doing it the way A/C told me: downloading the mac version and installing on the phone and I had everything still there. I'm guessing the off phone does a recovery and via phone ota or update.zip is just and update.

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    02-22-2011 01:44 PM
  10. jrz5024's Avatar
    i wish there was a system restore type option like there is with computers :/
    If you root your phone, you can create backups of your apps and data with programs like Titanium Backup, and make entire image backups of your phone with CWM
    02-22-2011 03:24 PM