Sorry in advance if these questions seem overly simple and obvious. I've been pouring over this site looking for answers and can't seem to find any relevant information.
I have an original Motorola Droid, unrooted. Yesterday I started getting error messages in the system tray about low memory and something about text messages being rejected because the text memory limit had been reached. I deleted upwards of 300 texts and continued to get this message. Went to the Verizon store and the guy there told me I needed to do a factory reset to start getting texts again.
First question, is this info correct? Do I have to hard reset my Droid to fix the problem?
Second question, I know the phone is supposed to automatically sync with my google account and backup my contacts and such...so is there any way I can verify that the information backed up is up to date?
Third Question, What Data am I going to loose in this process? Apps? Do I have to re-download them all? Are they archived somewhere or should I make a list?
Fourth Question, Can I back up and restore the layout of my phone or do I have to manually rebuild everything (backgrounds, page/icon orientation, ring tones etc. etc) If so, how?
As I said I've been trying to find answers to these and coming up empty. I am not interested in rooting my phone to accomplish this...if that's the only way then forget I asked. Links to threads which cover these topics, or detailed explanations of how to achieve any or all of these would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance