i installed the new smoked glass 4.5. To do so i had to restore all defaultes including all my apps. Do i have to this everytime i flash a new rom? I read for other phone you have to. is this the case for the moto too?
I'm usings SM Updater, it's asking me if I want to wipe /data and says to do so if I'm running 2.1. I don't know what Sholes 2.0.3 is based off or if I should do this b/c the rom is different than stock?
Wanted to wipe data/cache before i flashed a new rom..so i did it in recovery..but after i did it and rebooted, when i got to the "touch android to begin" the touch wouldnt register..what's the problem? tired it a few times and was the same.
I'm considering installing a rom and I've heard that doing a data and cache wipe is the proper thing to do to ensure success. What I'm concerned about is how easy it is to restore/re-do all of your settings like ringtones, notification settings, app settings etc. How long does it usually take you to set up your phone again after installing the new rom?
If you do not root, you could go from 2.0.1 to 2.1 with no wiping of data and cache, it just installs & away you go. Same with 2.1 to 2.2. No wiping of data and cache and all is still there as you left it: apps, settings, preferences, etc. SO, why is it important to do this if you root? What's the difference? And, who said it was important to do? Is there some exact proven logic on why if your rooted you must do this and if not, your somehow fine? That 1 step difference causes a lot of extra work, so I am wondering why this is said to be a must for rooters and non rooters need not do it when they get updates?
After I received the OTA to 2.1 I have noticed more lag when scrolling between home screens, using 2D games is painful with the framerate reduction, and many items that are running in the background without me ever starting them. I also cannot seem to keep them closed either. I can also say that I am getting worse battery life now than I was with 2.0.1. I was wondering what would actually happen if I rebooted into Recovery Mode and did a Factory Reset with Data Wipe. Would this possibly help with the update causing these problems that were not there before?
Im running CyanogenMod 220.127.116.11 with BlackIceTheme right now and im wanting to switch to NexTheme 2.0 so just switching themes not roms i went ahead and downloaded it on rom manager and installed it without wiping data/cache when the phone rebooted it had no signal and still had part of the BlackIce theme and parts of nextheme so no i need to wipe data/cache before installing this theme
I am confused about the whole wiping the cache and data. I don't know exactly what cache and data are and that's why I'm confused. Do u have to wipe all data and cache before u switch Roms, if not what happens? I am afraid of losing all of my apps and contacts even tho my gmail will restore my contacts how do I know if it has the contacts saved and how would I get my apps back? One more thing, do u have to make more than one backup if u already have one that u r happy with?
When downloading a custom rom and the dev says wipe data/cache thats when im in recovery right? I see the options but do i do the data first and will it take me out of there and I gotta go back then wipe the cache? or will it just wipe data and then hit the back button and wipe cache and then hit the back button and hit install from sd?
I downloaded rsdlite set up the drivers and flashed the 2.1 sbf, I was on the leaked 2.2. on Droid X it says to boot into recovery and wipe system and data, but if I try to go into recovery it just shows a triangle with a ! inside it. So I booted normally and its stuck at the red eye. help pleasee I really need my phone
I have installed UD8 for about a week now. But ever since I have flashed some kernels (slayers 1100lv, chevys 1100 lv, p31200) I have not had the stability nor the quickness that the original 800 stock kernel gave.
I made a nandroid backup b4 flashing those roms..so my question is this: Do i have to wipe cache/data before i flash my nandroid backup? Or can i just flash it w/o doing any extra steps?
Need to wipe data from the bootloader on DroidX. Stuck in a bootloop with no working vol - button to clear data from recovery. Have tried every sbf out there but none of them wipe data (as they likely shouldn't). Told Verizon my battery went dead during an update and now it just keeps restarting.
I use Exchange Server for accessing email, calendar, etc, on my current iPhone. As a result, if my phone is lost or stolen, I can remotely wipe out all the data if I want to. I am about to replace all of our iPhones with EVO's and would like to know if I can do the same thing with those.
Im going to send my Inc in for a return.. Just curious if its possible to recover any data after I wipe the phone? Does the phone do a secure wipe or is the data still there just waiting to be overwritten?
what exactly does a data reset do? Does reformat (a) partition(s)? If so, which? If not, which files/directories are removed; What exactly IS deleted? Second, how would I do a data reset through ADB?
My screen is basically broken. It works for a split second when first starting up (cold boot), and flickers off and doesn't turn on. Everything else works. I'm planning to resell for parts; I think I've invested way too much for this phone (screen broke before, and then got stolen, and now broken screen again). I would like to erase all data on the phone. I would normally do this through Clockwork recovery, but can't on the account of being blind due to broken screen.
I did come across this thread, but it still left me questions. Is reformatting system necessary? How would reflash my ROM via ADB? What about wiping Dalvik cache? Is dalvik stored within the cache partition?
As for the phone itself:
Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G (Sprint) RandomROM Thunkderhawk 3.5 USB Debugging enabled.
When using rom manager when do you need to wipe and when don't you? So far, I have wiped data anytime I switch to a different rom. I am currently using Ultimate Droid. If I want to try some of the things offered in the ultimate droid customizer, do I need to wipe when changing any of those? Or how about cyanogenmod? I have a nandroid backup of 18.104.22.168. Can I restore that version (with a wipe of course), update to .4 (without a wipe because I have all my apps loaded and settings set the way I want), then try some of the kernals without wiping? Basically, with all the combinations, what are some examples of when you would and wouldn't wipe data?
Often when typing I'll type "i" and it doesn't autocorrect to "I," and there's no option to specify capitalization. Also, it won't autocorrect "Im" or "im" to "I'm" AT ALL. How do I fix this? As many times as I click "I'm" in the autocorrect bar it does not save.
How do I wipe my phone? I just got my replacement today and I want to wipe the defective unit before I return it. Can I wipe the SD card at the same time? I also just noticed that while Backup Assistant synced my contacts names, it did not sync anything else. So I just have a lot of empty contacts. Well the phone I'm returning can't access the network now so I won't be able to sync anyways. Is there a way to grab the contacts folder from the phone and place it into my new one?
I'm developing an application which downloads a file from FTP server. The code first checks if file is present on local system . If it is not present on local system then it downloads it from FTP server. Application must download file from FTP server when it executes first time after getting installed.
If we reinstall the application , android preserves the data of old application .So now application finds the file on local system and does not download it from FTP server. But it should always download the file on first execution after fresh install. Is there any way to completely wipe out the previous application data on fresh install? Is there any registry or some location where an application can store data and it gets automatically wiped out when application is uninstalled?
I'm flashing back to an old ROM. But I just want the exact state that I was in when I made the nandroid backup. In ClockworkMod Recovery, there's an option to wipe all user data. Is this what I should do, or is this a complete wipe of everything, including, say, root access, nand unlock, etc.? If so, what should I do otherwise?
I am trying to install [ROM] Uncommon Sense (v1.0) Release! - xda-developers and it says I need the full wipe! Does that mean I have to wipe? the cache and data? The two options availabe for wipe in the menu? Also, I place the zip in the root of the memory card, yes?
Ok so I have a Galaxy 10.1 wifi tablet. I have it rooted with the AOKP ICS release, and my tab is encrypted. What happened is my little brother was messing around with my tablet and it has a PIN code lock screen, he botched the code too many times and now my tablet is trying to do a data wipe.