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    Factory Reset - What will I lose?

    I am having issues with 2.1 and would like to do a full factory reset... what am I going to lose?

    I have tons of pictures
    Apps
    and specific notification sounds for certain events
    My contacts and FB friends in there.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7 VII 7 View Post
    I am having issues with 2.1 and would like to do a full factory reset... what am I going to lose?

    I have tons of pictures
    Apps
    and specific notification sounds for certain events
    My contacts and FB friends in there.

    Thanks!
    If you do it from your Droid just out of the privacy settings, you just need to sign back into things. Everything else should still be there. The only thing I lost were things that I downloaded using an .apk file from my sd card.
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    need help

    what if you do a factory reset from the recovery mode boot screen? is everything still saved?

    i tried forcing the 2.1 update and now the "droid" screen and the red eye just keeping looping continuously. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by visorboy View Post
    what if you do a factory reset from the recovery mode boot screen? is everything still saved?

    i tried forcing the 2.1 update and now the "droid" screen and the red eye just keeping looping continuously. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    You would lose all your downloads, you would have to reinstall paid apps but it wouldn't cost you anything they would still be in your downloads.

    As far as your looping issue goes, try going to the rescue squad and see if they can help you over there. It's in the hacks section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by visorboy View Post
    what if you do a factory reset from the recovery mode boot screen? is everything still saved?

    i tried forcing the 2.1 update and now the "droid" screen and the red eye just keeping looping continuously. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Doing a hard reset, is what you are talking about, that is from the recovery menu, and that will delete everything. Reset the phone back to the way it was when you walked out of the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New2u View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by visorboy View Post
    what if you do a factory reset from the recovery mode boot screen? is everything still saved?

    i tried forcing the 2.1 update and now the "droid" screen and the red eye just keeping looping continuously. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Doing a hard reset, is what you are talking about, that is from the recovery menu, and that will delete everything. Reset the phone back to the way it was when you walked out of the store.
    sorry if this is a dumb question, but how do i reset my phone back to the way it was?
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    Make sure to remove the SD card before doing it, this way you maintain a good majority of your data and bookmarks.
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    thanks for the responses

    i just did a factory reset and the update worked fine after that. thanks again
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    The biggest thing I lost was a lot of my free apps. Once I figured out what they were I was able to download them too.
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    Does the market save free apps in the "downloads" area like it does the paid apps? Or do you have to remember what they all are?
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