Factory Reseting

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  1. xElektro

    xElektro New Member

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    Does it harm your phone if you Factory reset multiple times? (noobie question i know but i would like to know). Thanks to anyone who answers:)

    Sent from my Rooted DROID3
     
    #1 xElektro, Oct 15, 2011
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    After 5 factory resets the phone goes into a self destruct sequence! ......j/k, It shouldn't cause any problems :biggrin:
     
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    Nope its fine. Factory reset to your hearts content.
     
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    Just remember, each time you do that, you need to restore the desired apps. This can take considerable time.
     
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    I am rooted and updated with the leaked OTA and debloated plus who knows what else. If I do a factory reset will it work? I would like to start over from new.
     
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    Factory reset just wipes the data data/data and cache on your phone...rooted or not it should not hurt in anyway. If your rooted you should have a nandroid backup anyway so your safe from almost any dumass move (yep we all make em)
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    To start from scratch you would need to SBF. Factory reset only wipes user data.
     
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    A Factory Reset in your case would most likely create a boot loop when you try to setup the phone on first boot. You can not be "debloated" and do a Factory Reset.

    As mentioned....a Factory Reset only wipes user data, it does not touch /system....so if you've removed parts of the /system it can create lots of problems (some are needed at setup....and if they are missing.....setup fails...failed setup = non-functioning phone).

    As "users" do not have access to /system.....Factory Reset doesn't do anything to it. Rooted users DO have access to /system......which can create problems.
     
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