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Wiping phone with no sdcard?

Discussion in 'Galaxy Nexus Development' started by alm0614, Dec 15, 2011.

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    So..when we are installing ROMs and all, and we wipe data, does this wipe entire internal memory? Or does it see the /sdcard directory and "pretend" that it is external memory and leave it alone
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    interesting.. good question man... definately dont want to be the guy who finds out..lol
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    The folder everything is in is still named /sdcard. So CWM will skip it when it gets to it.
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    When I unlocked my phone it nuked everything on the internal SD everything I had placed there was GONE- hopefully when installing custom roms it will not- Have any of you noticed how SLOW it is transferring files from PC to the phone?
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    Unlocking is different. It like relocking, wipes everything. When we wipe for ROMs its different. And yes, transfer can be a bit slow. And 4gb cap.
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    Thanks for heads up! Still an AWESOME phone!
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    Yea why is transfer so slow? I backed up my sd card from OG Droid and was trying to transfer my 150 images and it would freeze. I had to go like 30 at a time.
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    Make sure you are on a USB 2.0 (or high speed port).
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    A little help

    I was about to start a thread about a very similar issue. I am coming from a DX, so the first thing I did was copy my entire SD card over to my computer then copy select files over to the Nexus. The first thing I did after I unlocked it and rooted it was to get all my apps on there and my home screens setup, then make a backup. After messing around for a bit I wanted to run through the factory reset procedure or install a backup (to practice when the custom ROMs arrive), and then re-install of my apps via titanium. Well, as soon as the factory reset completed, all of my backups and even titanium's app backups were all gone. I didn't realize it would totally format the entire drive. Is there a way to partition the hard drive so we can keep things from going away after a factory reset?

    What is the point of formatting the hard drive if everything I need to get back up and running is on there. I had already copied the factory images and everything to the internal storage. Am I going to have to backup everything to my computer every time I want to install a new ROM? What if I get stuck in a boot loop and cant reach my files, then have to factory reset, which will lose all of my backups? With the DX, even when you did a factory reset your SD card and all the files were totally safe. Someone please help me out here, I have always had a SD card to save things to.
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    the /sdcard/ directory is never touched when doing a wipe or factory reset. The ONLY time that the /sdcard directory is wiped is when you unlock/relock the bootloader
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    What about if clockworkmod was not permanent at the time of the factory reset? Because I did a factory reset to try and fix some issues I was having, and it totally formatted the internal drive. After I got clockworkmod permanently installed, I have since did factory reset and everything in the sdcard directory is still intact. The first time I did a factory reset I did it from within the settings menu, not actually in the recovery menu.

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