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Resetting the phone to factory default question!!

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Orangetruck94, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Orangetruck94
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    Hi gang!
    If I reset my phone (setting/privacy/factory data reset) to factory default...will it remove/erase all the apps (games/programs) I already installed?

    Thanks!!
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    Yes, you will lose all apps and data except for those that come factory installed
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    Shoot! I was afraid of that!
    Thanks DF!
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    I thought that would happen, too,and was prepared to install them all again, but when I did a factory reset after my 2.1 update, all my apps came back. I had to redo the settings, but they all installed. I don't know how that happened.
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    Is it a 50/50 chance? LOL
    Can I save them to my comp or my SD card?
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    It will erase everything, every time. They might sync back up afterwards, but that doesn't always seem to work.
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    You can use either Astro to back them up to your SD card or "AppBrain" to back them up online, then download the Appbrain app and sync them.

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    astro is what i used download astro from market free then go into astro hit menu then select tools then application manager/backup it will load packages then click top check box right side will check all apps downlaoded then click backup in upper left side


    after u wipe an they dont instal just go back to astro click menu then select tools then application manager/backup it will load packages then click on backed up apps in upper right corner check the box right beneath it to select all apps then click install on the upper left side :icon_ banana:
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    It seems like a LOT people like ASTRO File Manager!!!
    +1 here.
    Thanks Laramie
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    GREAT!!
    I am going to give it a shot.
    Thanks Biggs
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    FWIW, I just did a factory reset on Sunday after the 2.1 update. Not one of my apps were gone. (I kinda wished they would have been lost, so I could start over, lol) I only had to sync everything and adjust a few settings. The only data I lost was text msgs. I didn't lose a single picture or app.

    I'm not sure if that's the norm or not, but that's what happened to me.
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