HTC Incredible :: Froyo Factory Reset Not A True Reset

Sep 27, 2010

Why a Froyo factory reset really isn't (plus, a fix for upgrade issues) | Android Central Its in reference to the X but I am going to factory reset tonight and see what happens."If you're one of those folks who is less than pleased with your Droid X after the Froyo update, this one's for you. Android Central Forums member Fabrian was at wit's end, and even talked of ditching his X (blasphemy!) because of the random bugs, general weirdness, and plain old unsatisfactory performance of his unit since the update.His last-ditch effort and ingenuity seems to have paid off. The secret? He has completely disabled the Froyo feature that restores data from previous installs. It's really just a matter of turning off the automatic restore feature before logging back into your Google account. It's a little odd that "Automatic Restore" is still checked by default, even when "Back up my data" isn't, but there you go.The method isn't too painful and does require one more factory reset, but the payoff appears to be a much smoother experience. Makes sense, too restoring data from Eclair to Froyo probably isn't a very good idea even if it is convenient.

We've verified it here, a hard reset in Froyo isn't really a hard reset, as things come back by themselves. Follow Fabrian's instructions, and you will have a pristine Froyo installation on your Droid X (or Nexus One -- Sense on Froyo has no setting for this that we could find). Any troublemaking leftovers will be no more, and won't get downloaded and installed automatically again. If you're being plagued with myriad tiny bugs in your Droid X after the update, give it a try! [Android Central Forums] Thanks Fabrian, nice sleuthing!"

HTC Incredible :: Froyo Factory Reset not a true reset


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HTC Incredible :: Factory Reset After Froyo

Sep 8, 2010

I got my Incredible last week and a few days later I got the OTA installation for Froyo. Since installing my phone has been a little sluggish and the battery life isn't as good as 2.1. I'm considering doing a factory reset since that's what has helped some people. A few questions though:

1) How do I do a factory reset?

2) Will doing a factory reset bring my phone back to 2.1 or 22?

3) How do I back up the apps I've downloaded? Specifically the PAID ones. Will I have to pay again for them?

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HTC Incredible :: Factory Reset Should Be Mandatory After Froyo

Sep 21, 2010

This has probably been brought up a lot and beaten to death, but I felt compelled to make my own thread about this. I can't believe how much a factory reset helped me after installing Froyo.

I finally got around to doing it this past weekend and one word....WOW! Not only did it fix a ton of little bugs that I noticed, but it literally doubled (or more) my battery life.

I have the 2150 battery, but now I'm not sure I even need it anymore. I unplug my phone every morning during the week at about 8:00 am. After installing Froyo I was down in the 25-35% range by 3:00-4:00 pm every day. Causing me to recharge while I was at work just to make it through the night after work.

Since I did the factory reset I have been getting stellar (by the Incredible's standards) battery life. Yesterday I went to bed at 11:30 pm and I still had about 50% battery life left. Granted I didn't do a ton of stuff on my phone yesterday, but I still used it moderately.

As I'm typing this right now, it's almost 7:00 pm and I am at 51% battery life. But I did a lot more with my phone today.

Anyhow, I think a factory reset should be mandatory on this phone after installing Froyo! If anyone is on the fence, I HIGHLY recommend spending the time and doing it. It's well, well worth it.

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HTC Incredible :: Factory Reset After Froyo - Double Calendar Entries

Sep 10, 2010

I did a factory reset after froyo. I backed up via google and with backuppro. Now I have double entries on my calendar that do not appear on google.com gmail calendar. How to remove them without having to scroll thru next 12 months or so deleting things?

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HTC Incredible :: Changing Back To Swype With Froyo After Factory Reset

Sep 2, 2010

okay, this is really frustrating. i got my 2.2 today, and then i did a factory reset. everything is great except i can't seem to get my keyboard to change to swype. i have it installed, and i select it as my keyboard, but i cannot get it to come up. i have the official beta, and i also have a modified version with microphone, and i've tried both, neither is being recognized. does anyone know how to get my phone to use the swype keyboard when i have selected the damn thing? is there an additional setting i have to find? it's not app specific, either, i've checked several things, handcent, internet, mail, whatever. stock keyboard is all i get.

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HTC Incredible :: Win7 Installation Files Available For Froyo - Factory Reset?

Sep 20, 2010

As advised by the experts, I did a factory reset when my phone went wacky on me. I didn't actually have Froyo installed when this happened, but as soon as I did the reset, I received a system prompt concerning the available upgrade and took it. My phone works better now, but but battery performance is about the same.

I have also been advised that battery performance (as in better than ever), among other things works best with a clean install, not the upgrade. Since I did a factory reset before taking the upgrade, I wonder if this is equivalent to a clean install, or if the clean install would still be worth my effort. If it's the latter, there is only one resource for clean install files which I have been referred to, which cannot help me because I don't have an XP machine available (I did try it on Windows 7). If a clean install is, in any case, the best option, are there any Win7 installation files available for Froyo?

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HTC Incredible :: Streaming Video No Good Post-Froyo / Factory Reset

Sep 28, 2010

Pre-Froyo streaming video used to be pretty good on Incredible. My work often involves repetitive tasks, and the streaming video on my Incredible was, if not incredibly fast, good enough that I could catch up on TV shows which I could not make time for at home. Now, after a factory reset and Froyo, the sites which I used to stream these shows from no longer work properly on my Incredible. I actually tried several of them, including zshare, novamov, smotri, wisevid, divxden - most of these worked good enough prior to Froyo, now they all act strangely, just enough to waste my time, and then crash.

I almost thought I was ready to stop burning time making Incredible and Android work for me, and start making it work in my life. A deciding factor which sold me on this phone was the streaming video capability which others lacked at the time - and why should any smart phones not have this capability, which has been available on PCs for 10 years, in a time when smart phones can download web pages nearly as fast as Road Runner service actually does? Now that Verizon and HTC have my money, they start restricting what I can do with it, just like everybody else. Screw you, Android, HTC, Verizon, and every fanboy who defends the trojan horse they call Froyo! You fanboys, especially, who enable these frauds with your relativistic arguments. Yes, I probably am using Android and not an Apple phone because I like bluetooth, wi-fi, and my own choice of battery power, but none of that excuses the promise of features which don't actually perform - this is what the unbrainwashed would call fraud!

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Motorola Droid :: Factory Reset (Settings / Privacy / Factory Data Reset) Not Working

Jun 6, 2010

Just ran reset on my phone twice...it rebooted and nothing was removed! Never seen this before anyone have any thoughts? I'm on CM 5.0.7.1, and haven't seen this behavior before on that or any other ROM. Gonna boot into recovery and do it manually.

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Sep 7, 2010

For the noobs What is the difference? And how do you do both?

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Android :: Apps Not Showing In Market After Factory Reset With Froyo.

May 23, 2010

I recently got the Froyo update on my N1, and initially everything was working just fine with regard to being able to see my apps in the market.Today I performed a factory reset to wipe the device, and after getting it set up again, I can no longer see my apps in the market.

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May 3, 2010

If you do a master reset with the Nexus one will you lose all your apps? even the ones that you purchased?

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Motorola Droid : Is It Safe To Factory Reset A Phone Running Froyo?

Aug 7, 2010

I saw the warning about losing 3G and wanted to make sure it only affects 2.1.

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General :: Unable To Factory Reset Apex Froyo Tablet PC (Android 2.2)

Sep 15, 2012

i have Apex Froyo Tablet PC (Android 2.2)

cpu VIA8650 800Mhz support 10.1 flash
model m010f
memory256 DDR2
Storage2GB

its china based device a tablet pc, when ever i factory reset, the device confirms and restarts, and displays erasing user partition and the the tablet complete the process without any error. but after reboot every thing comes back including applications installed. i am also unable to uninstall any application, after reboot it comes back. may be its read only

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Samsung Fascinate :: Fascinate Automatically Spontaneously Performs A Factory Reset / Hard Reset

Nov 26, 2010

Long time Droid user, brand new to the Fascinate Forum. I just bought my wife a Samsung Fascinate and I have to say the thing is absolutely phenomenal! It makes my Motorola Droid look like a 1990's flip phone!! Except for one problem the darned thing has been automatically spontaneously performing a factory reset / hard reset on itself.And it is happening at completely random times. You're sitting there playing a game, you're reading your e-mail or you just pushed the screen ON / power button to wake the phone up and unlock it and then, all of a sudden The phone reboots to the black and white Samsung startup screen, then recovery pops up and yellow writing appears that says "Formatting FOTA:", "Formatting DATA:", "Formatting CACHE:". Then the phone reboots again and comes up like you just pulled it out of the box; a full factory reset / hard reset. The contents of the SD card are thankfully fine.Is anyone else having this problem? Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to turn on some sort of logging so that maybe I can figure out what causes it? This is now the second phone that this is happening to. We took the first phone back to Verizon the very same day we got it and they swapped it out right there for another brand new one. The second phone behaved perfectly for three whole days before it went and wiped itself. We thought for sure that the problem was with the first phone, but now it is happening with the second phone.I am going to start from scratch again, adding one app at a time making sure the thing continues to work. But there weren't any apps on the device in the first place that were really out of the ordinary.- Gmail POP3 Yahoo- Corporate E-Mail to Microsoft Exchange Server (No, it wasn't the Exchange Admin sending a kill package, I'm the Exchange Admin)
- Angry Birds
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Aug 31, 2010

Why should i do it and how do i do it? Also will it bring me back to 2.1 or will i have 2.2

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HTC Incredible :: Factory Reset After Root

Jun 21, 2010

I have rooted my inc. Great work and seemed easy with all the guides! My only question is i want to perform a factory reset, how do I get the superuser.apk back and/or will I lose root?

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Jun 23, 2010

I've read everything on this forum to try to root. In what state are your phones when gaining root? Are they fresh installs or two months of crap loaded up? I have not seen this mentioned anywhere. I don't want to reset my phone if its not necessary. Also the SD card, can it have anything on it prior to root, or does it have to be formatted(blank)? I'm close to giving up.

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Jul 25, 2010

I had a Droid Incredible, rooted, no custom ROMs installed. I sold the phone. Before I did, I did a factory reset, to remove my data from the phone but maintain root status for the new user. The guy who bought the phone from me is having trouble accessing the mobile network now. We had a devil of a time just activating the phone on his number. Verizon helped us manually activate it eventually. Anyway, any ideas what might be causing the problem? I've sent him directions for unrooting the phone to see if that fixes it. Any other suggestions or ideas why it might have happened?

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HTC Incredible :: Factory Reset And Applications

Sep 2, 2010

So I'm debating on doing a factory reset of froyo. My question is what about apps like shazam, nfl mobile, etc. where they were free until recently. I dont want to reset my phone, re-download them, and then have to pay for the service I already had for free. Anyone know what will happen?

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HTC Incredible :: Way To Keep Data After Factory Reset?

Sep 2, 2010

I have not yet gotten the OTA update for 2.2 on my phone, but I am assuming that it will be here soon and once I do get it I am also assuming that I will most likely need to do a factory reset after reading all the problems that members on here are encountering. Now I already have AppBrain installed and have my apps synced to my online account so I can easily download them again if I do a factory reset. My questions however though are the following 1) Is there any way to preserve application data such as the notes I had in a notepad application before doing a factory reset? 2) Is there any way to keep calendar data and contact data if they were inputted as phone data entries and not synced via Google?

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HTC Incredible :: Need Backup App So I Can Factory Reset

Oct 27, 2010

I'm having so many battery issues and cannot pin down an offending app causing the issue, so I want to wipe the phone as that has fixed the issue for some people. Can anyone recommend a good backup app, paid or free?

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HTC Incredible :: Need To Backup A Factory Reset?

Aug 26, 2010

So I am going to be doing a factory reset soon to hopefully solve some rebooting issues. For people who have done this before, what are some things you've overlooked for backing up your phone beforehand? I manage all of my contacts and calendar in Outlook on my PC, and I've been using AppBrain for tracking my downloaded apps so I'm not worried about that stuff. I plan on backing up my most used programs with their built in export functions. I have no problem re-doing most of my phone's settings. Is there any way to back up my custom scenes? I have a ton of shortcuts created that would be nice to keep.

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HTC Incredible :: Back-up Everything Before RUU / Factory Reset

Aug 31, 2010

So I'm still fairly new to Android (Incredible's my first Android devide), and was skeptical about install the RUU (thanks for the guide, true!). But when I read that others who had used the OTA or update.zip sometimes had to do a factory reset as well, I figured using RUU wouldn't hurt. In fact I believe (IMO, which has no technical backing) that RUU may be better than OTA/update.zip, because like upgrading an OS on a computer, a fresh install is better that upgrading over a previous OS. Anyway enough of that. My biggest hang-up was backing-up my apps, contacts & text messages (realizing that settings couldn't be saved, no matter what I tried). Since I had never rooted/done anything with my Incredible prior to this, I was also worried about losing apps that I paid for. Now while the following may seem basic to most of you, I know I would have loved to have had this information prior to my RUU update, just to put my mind at ease. So, to anyone out there who's on the fence, check this out. This does not save 3rd party apps. If you have those, you'll need to back those up using ASTRO or App Monster* Before anything else, download AppBrain App Market (it's in the Market). Open the app, and click on "Manage my apps", then sign-in using your Gmail account. Once it's set, click on the "Sync with AppBrain" button on the bottom left side. Then, you can go to www.appbrain.com, log-in with your Gmail account there, and see all of your apps (under "My Apps" at the top) accounted for on your phone (this is also a great place to find new apps, but that's for a different time). Once you've basically accounted for all your apps on AppBrain, you're good to go with free apps.

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HTC Incredible :: Factory Reset Loose Root?

Jul 14, 2010

Would a factory reset loose root? I'm having problems with my 3g staying active. People recommended that a factory reset fixed their problems

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HTC Incredible :: No Tunee Music After Factory Reset

Sep 3, 2010

because I did a factory reset... Just kidding... I know its not YOUR fault! I backed up all my apps (or so I thought) using AppBrain. Did the factory reset and no Tunee music. I got hundreds of MP3's for free from that site. No mas. It's gone. Do you have any other ideas for quality FREE MP3 sites??? on a more positive note... FACT: My phone does run A LOT better! Battery time has improved. but I do force stop apps that have no reason to be running. Ir Skype, Verizon Nav, CNN, Slacker etc that appeared to be eating the battery.

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HTC Incredible :: Phone Factory Reset By Itself / Then Everything Came Back

May 10, 2010

So this morning I was trying the battery trick where you turn it off while plugged in then turn it back on. I turned it off and then wasn't able to turn it back on, so I took it off the charger (wall outlet) and held down the power button. Phone turned back on but was in setup mode, everything was gone, settings email programs, everything. I decided to restart it one more time, everything came back.

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HTC Incredible :: Can't Do A Factory Reset On My Rooted Phone

Sep 27, 2010

Not sure if this is because of the ROM I'm using or because I'm rooted, but I can't do a factory reset on my phone. If I try it, the phone reboots and locks into a boot loop. I can pull the battery, but then it boot loops again. I've basically got to boot into recovery mode and reflash a usable ROM or backup to get the phone working again. Is this because I'm rooted or is this because of the ROM I'm using (Skyraider)?

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Jun 22, 2010

my incredible is pretty slow even after a factory reset. when i try to type with swype it is really slow to register some times, as well as really slow to delete. I have task killer advanced running and kill all apps. my phone is really slow when i switch home screens with the track pad as well..

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HTC Incredible :: Factory Reset - Gives Warning That It Will NOT Erase

Sep 14, 2010

I installed the OTA update 2.2 when it was delivered to my unrooted phone. I want to go back to 2.1, but when I go to settings>SD & phone storage>Factory data reset it gives the warning that it will NOT erase: Current system software and bundled applications. Does this mean that the update 2.2 will still be on the phone, or does it goes back to 2.1?

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HTC Incredible :: Updated Radio And Factory Reset

Aug 3, 2010

I did the updated radio and HD video recording leak a while back and I was wondering is it safe to do a factory reset with the updated radio? I believe the radio will stay the same but will it mess up anything else?

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