Should I factory reset when OTA ICS comes out?

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  1. guitarskoota

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    I am assuming Razr owners would know this answer already, but is it pretty much required to do a factory reset when upgrading to ICS? I just factory wiped my phone and rather than spending hours getting everything back on there and have to do it again in 2-3 weeks when OTA comes out, I figured maybe I'd just put the bare essentials on there and wait til it comes out. If it isn't really needed, then I will start loading up my phone now.
     
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    You shouldn't have too, but its all about personal preference. After ics, a lot of razr users have had to do FDR's. Hopefully with the Bionic, moto will have a better idea of what needs to be done and get it right, so bionics will have an easier time of it :)
     
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    i agree with tis i always do FDR before any big updates.. never hurts to start with a clean slate..
     
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    Starting with a totally clean slate is the only way to go. Especially when jumping to an entirely different OS.

    Though its not required
     
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    I've had problems when restoring system data to the ICS builds. A Factory Data Reset is a good idea, especially when going from Gingerbread to ICS I think.
     
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    #7 nri1998, Aug 2, 2012
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    Personally, I will be doing a factory reset after ICS OTA comes out. I want a good experience with ICS and I'd prefer to avoid the possibility of some app screwing it up and forcing me to do a reset later after I get frustrated with it.
     
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    Well first id ask myself “is ota ics ever even going to come out?".
     
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    Did you do a factory resent when you installed .235?
     
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    Truth be told, a lot of razr/ maxx users did FDR's right before ics, and it made no difference for some, for some it did. Who knows why.

    Throughout the first week, all was relatively smooth for some, but others had big problems from the moment they accepted the ota. Everything from gallery issues to people not being able to accept the ota even though they hadn't ever rooted or anything else.

    Towards the middle of the push, with all of the failed ota's, people had to start doing FDR's just to get the ota to be successful. Moto made an adjustment and got things straightened out again. But it just goes to show that anything can happen. Clean slate or not :D
     
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    Yea i did..but only because my wifi wasnt working at first so i thoight it would fix it. Well it didnt. But a day later the wifi on my bionic started working anyways. Dont know why either..
     
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