effect of factory reset on hacked droid

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  1. dana6097

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    My gmail account i used when i first got my droid is no longer working, so i can't access the marketplace. I have another gmail account but i can't remove the first one without doing a factory reset...if i do this factory reset, how will it effect my phone?
     
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    It will wipe all your apps and settings, apps are connected to your gmail account though, so if you use a new gmail acct it will be like starting over.

    Edit: If you are rooted it should not remove that.
     
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    i believe it is rooted, a friend of mine did all the stuff to it...so i just go in there and reset the factory settings and it will all be the same? I just have to get my apps back? does it matter if i have astro on there?
     
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    Astro is just an app, so it's the same as any other app.
     
  5. Martin030908

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    I would contact Google and explain your situation to them, see if any paid apps that you have can be transferred to your new g-mail account.
     
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    Your apps can be backed up By Astro but you want to let them populate through the download manager in you Market. The reason for this is because is you install them through the downloads setting in the Market. This way they will notify you of any updates. If you just install through Astro it will not know when there are updates available.
     
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    If you're rooted, MyBackUp Pro will re-establish market links if you create a backup.

    Just an FYI :)
     
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    what's the best way to contact google about these types of things?
     
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    Good luck.
     
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    Yeah, Google isn't exactly overly responsive to an individuals need. They more or ignore you.
     
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    ha, okay not a good solution i take it.

    Well, i don't really care about the apps too much...I was just concerned with what the reset would do to the phone...i don't want to unhack it or screw it up.
     
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    The factory reset will return the device to how it came out of the box.
     
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