[HOW-TO] Backup and Factory Restore HTC Aria.

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Thanks to DroidXcon for creating most of these instructions...and letting me steal them :)

Post #1 = Index
Post #2 = FAQ
Post #3 = How to Backup contacts and apps
Post #4 = Instructions to wipe and restore your phone with RUU
Post #5 = How to Restore contacts and apps
Post #6 = Trouble Shooting
 
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FAQ

Q: Why do I need this?

A: You can use this to completely remove evidence of rooting from your phone if you want to send it in for repair, or sell it. You can also use this is your phone has been infected by app-borne virus (I believe I just coined that term ;)).

Q: Will this wipe my phone of all data?

A: Yes, this will wipe your phone completely and rewrite the partitions to a stock (the way you bought it) condition.

Q: Will this wipe my SD card?

A: NO, this will not wipe any data on your SD card, only system partitions of the phone itself.

Q: Does this void my warranty?

A:No, in fact if you had a software change that would have have voided your warranty before this will bring you to a state that they will have never known an alteration was made.

Q: Will I lose any apps or data during this process?

A: You absolutely will, this is a full wipe of your system. But please refer to Post #2 where we will give you steps to take to back up your apps and data. Post #5 after you are done with the wipe and restore will give you the steps to restore the apps and data.
 
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Backup Contacts

Backup to Gmail account (Recommended)
Step 1. From the Home screen, touch the menu button
Step 2. Touch settings
Step 3. Touch accounts & sync
Step 4. Touch the Gmail account of your choice under Manage accounts
Step 5. Touch Sync contacts

Export to SD card (Recommended)
Step 1. From the Home screen, touch contacts
Step 2. Touch menu
Step 3. Touch Import/Export
Step 4. Touch Export to SD card
Step 5. Touch ok to confirm export

Send namecard via
Step 1. From the Home screen, touch contacts
Step 2. Touch menu
Step 3. Touch Import/Export
Step 4. Touch send namecard via
Step 5. Touch Select all
Step 6. Touch send
Step 7. Touch destination of your choice

Apps and Data
There are many apps available on the market. But i will suggest My Backup Pro if you purchase you can use this without root. It can be found in the Android Market
 

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Factory Restore

1. Download the RUU that applies to you:

If you are on a custom ROM, or have not updated to official 2.2, use the 2.1 file: MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

If you are on the official stock 2.2, use the file here (first one): HTC Mobile Phone Support - HTC Aria™ (AT&T) - Downloads

2. Power off your phone and leave it disconnected from your computer.

3. Hold volume down and press power to boot to the bootloader screen.

4. When the screen finishes loading, press the power button once to enter Fastboot.

5. Connect the phone to your computer.

6. Open the .exe you downloaded, and follow the wizard. When it finishes, you have a restored phone.
 

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Restoring Contacts

Backup to Gmail account (Recommended)

Step 1. From the Home screen, touch the menu button
Step 2. Touch settings
Step 3. Touch accounts & sync
Step 4. Touch the Gmail account of your choice under Manage accounts
Step 5. Touch Sync contacts

Import From SD card (Recommended)
Step 1. From the Home screen, touch contacts
Step 2. Touch menu
Step 3. Touch Import/Export
Step 4. Touch Import From SD card
 

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Troubleshooting

Before posting your issue, always try:
1. Another USB port
2. A different USB cable
3. If possible, another computer
 

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yes I have had an on going issue I have tried to do the restore with both it starts the process and gets to erasing user data and gets to 10% then an error comes up error 171 no usb connection. I have tried the changing port and cable and even tried my friends comp. I used unrevoked and running cm7 rc2 on my Aria/Liberty.
 

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yes I have had an on going issue I have tried to do the restore with both it starts the process and gets to erasing user data and gets to 10% then an error comes up error 171 no usb connection. I have tried the changing port and cable and even tried my friends comp. I used unrevoked and running cm7 rc2 on my Aria/Liberty.

Weird...read through this thread, I know some people had some issues. I had no problem with these instructions, so I don't know what would go wrong.

Method for 100% factory restore, unrooted. - xda-developers
 

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