[WARNING]Factory-reset through settings menu

Alexg314

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Okay so I'm selling my LG Esteem since I got my Nexus 4. Deciding to reset everything, I decided to perform a factory reset through the settings menu. (FYI I was rooted and had CWM unlocked). Well once I did this, the phone would turn on. It would just go straight to CWM. After some searching, I read that you can't perform Factory Resets from the settings menu if you have CWM. You have to do it straight from CWM or what happened to me could happen to anyone else. Don't know if this is with all phones but it's something worth knowing just in case.

BTW I got the phone working again with a zip file I got from the phone's forums so I was pretty fortunate. :cool:
 

digitalslacker

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Yea, a factory reset happens in recovery. When you select it from the menu the phone just reboots into the stock recovery and completes the reset.
When you have a custom recovery that process is messed up because it's not stock.
You could just fire off a factory reset from CWM manually and reboot, it'll do the same thing.
 

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