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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by Jonas, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. silver6054

    silver6054 Member

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    Not sure what you mean, there is this page for example,

    4.5.608 Firmware - The DROID Wiki

    relating to the latest GB firmware.
     
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    sorry, wiki hasn't been updated for GB stock recovery change
    was editing my post when you posted
     
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    and i was wrong about that too
     
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    One typo: "cahce" for "cache" in "My phone is running slow, what should I do?"

    Also, I think it needs a small explanation of the difference between factory reset and doing an SBF. You explain in each place, but I think the question "Which should I do?" will come up.

    So, something like: A factory reset will not undo any changes you may have made to *system* files (presumably while you were rooted). So if you have deleted files that you need to receive an update, or otherwise messed things up(!) a factory reset is not enough. Your options generally are a) get the files or system from a backup that you made (you did do a backup didn't you!) b) get copies of the files from someone with a stock phone, c) do an SBF.
    For other issues, when you cannot find a more specific solution, people will recommend first doing a factory reset, and if that doesn't fix the issue, do an SBF. But always look for a specific solution first.
     
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    Would you let me quote you on that, and put that under a section called "The Differences between Factory Reset and SBF"? I will give you credit directly under the section, and in the thanks section at the bottom.
     
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    Sure, but wanted to see if anyone had any comments or changes!
     
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    Alright Silver, I posted up your write up word for word, with a few spacing changes, and gave you credit directly under the write up, and in my credit section, I hope that works for you!
     
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    This is on my to-do list tonight, I will try to finish it tonight or tomorrow, and PM you with the results, and probably give you credit suggesting the idea, if thats ok with you. The house isn't going to clean itself though, so it may be late tonight. :p
     
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    A few days ago, I found a need for the opposite of this, Infrequently Asked Questions! I had a problem with my daughter's HTC Incredible 2, so posted on the forum there. I was quickly told by a super-mod that this sort of error doesn't usually happen, so (after trying a tweak he didn't expect to work) try a factory reset. When that created even stranger results (the Factory Reset process force-closed!) he said try again and if that doesn't work, do an RUU (like SBF) or, more likely, return to Verizon.

    This sort of stuff is really very useful, as it tells you there is no need to look for subtle solutions, try reset, rewrite, return... I guess once the FAQ contains all the info, then we can say do this if it isn't in the FAQ!
     
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    LOL on a FC for the Factory reset! I have always been a fan of keeping insurance on my phone and doing a little white lie, or playing stupid. But I have been chastised many many times on the forums for suggesting insurance fraud, or out-right lying to a company that makes Trillions off of us yearly. How dare I...:icon_ lala:
     
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    they are insuring a semi-open source android phone, like they don't know people are messing with it till it breaks
     
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    Thanks it's looking pretty good
     
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