What does a "factory Reset" do if rooted?

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  1. amajamar

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    Does it do anything at all? If you are just rooted, will it restore the phone to factory unlocked? Or, just nothing?
     
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    All factory reset does is format/ delete every file under /data and /cache.

    So the phone will still be rooted and unlocked but none of your user data will be there

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    The only thing I would add is that if you do it from the Settings menu under Backup & reset it also deletes all of your pictures, music, and anything else you have stored on there.
     
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    What would happen if you were running a custom ROM? Would it revert to being a stock rooted, unlocked ROM or the same ROM without any of the personal data?
     
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    It would be the same ROM - personal data.
     
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