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Factory reset with root?

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By dimasp6, Senior Member on 28th March 2014, 01:16 AM
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I updated to 4.4.2 on att with root but now I want factory reset to make sure its fresh so I can get maximum battery life. Anyway I can do that with going all the way back to stock through rsd? Since the stock recovery is not there from rooting.

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28th March 2014, 01:24 AM |#2  
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Why can't you factory reset with a custom recovery?
28th March 2014, 02:06 AM |#3  
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I have a locked bootloader. The stock recovery isn't there because the way I rooted my phone it removed it I believe.

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28th March 2014, 06:03 PM |#4  
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If I'm not mistaken, by taking the OTA, it flashed the stock recovery, which is why it re-enables write protection.
28th March 2014, 06:45 PM |#5  
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Why can't I factory reset through the settings then? The phone just reboots on any option I select.

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28th March 2014, 08:48 PM |#6  
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Well, I must be mistaken lol.

You could fastboot and erase userdata, davlik, and cache I think.
28th March 2014, 10:27 PM |#7  
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Well, I must be mistaken lol.

You could fastboot and erase userdata, davlik, and cache I think.

So you don't have any recovery at all? Have you tried booting into recovery?
28th March 2014, 11:05 PM |#8  
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adb reboot recovery doesn't bring you to your recovery?
29th March 2014, 08:50 AM |#9  
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This is the message I get doing that:
Partition (recovery) security version downgraded
Fastboot reason: boot failure

Then I have the option to normal reboot, recovery, and factory, and two other options. Selecting the second or third does nothing and ends up just rebooting the phone.

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1st April 2014, 11:21 PM |#10  
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