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[Q] Factory reset question

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Hi. I have a rooted Nexus 5 with stock ROM & kernel, Xposed installed and TWRP recovery. I'd like to do a factory reset, and by "factory reset" I mean I'd like to have it as if it was brand new. No apps, no media, etc. I think I can keep TWRP, but nothing else. I'd like to have it as it was the first time I powered it on. Can I do that from TWRP? Because I know that when you do a factory reset from recovery, usually, the /data/media directory isn't wiped.
 
 
18th March 2014, 03:08 PM |#2  
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You can not do it from twrp. I'd recommend flashing the factory image and then rerooting.

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You can not do it from twrp. I'd recommend flashing the factory image and then rerooting.

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Ok, thank you.
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You can not do it from twrp. I'd recommend flashing the factory image and then rerooting.

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Maybe I can't read, but why won't factory reset + intsd wipe in TWRP do what he needs?
18th March 2014, 10:28 PM |#5  
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I'm looking at TWRP right now and I'm not sure which option you would use, there's format data on the main wipe screen, and when you go into advanced there's internal storage. I'm thinking you want to wipe internal storage, but someone else with knowledge of this should chime in first before you do it. I've never factory restored a phone through recovery so I'm not sure. Wouldn't locking and unlocking your bootloader with ADB accomplish the same thing?
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There is literally a sticky in one of the Nexus forums that explains how to go back to bone stock. check it out, should be everything you need.
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There is literally a sticky in one of the Nexus forums that explains how to go back to bone stock. check it out, should be everything you need.

Right, but if you want to retain root and recovery like TWRP, can't you just format your storage through recovery?
19th March 2014, 01:45 AM |#8  
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Maybe I can't read, but why won't factory reset + intsd wipe in TWRP do what he needs?

OP was not explicit. Asked for it to be like first time powered on which I suspect was not with a custom rom or kernel. Think OP needs to elaborate on what is desired but no recovery can replace rom and kernel with the "factory reset" option

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OP was not explicit. Asked for it to be like first time powered on which I suspect was not with a custom rom or kernel. Think OP needs to elaborate on what is desired but no recovery can replace rom and kernel with the "factory reset" option

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It seems he want's to go completely back to stock while keeping TWRP.
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It seems he want's to go completely back to stock while keeping TWRP.

Yes. That's how it reads to me

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