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Restore from hard-reset

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Red face Restore from hard-reset

I have this question for a long time.

I have never do a restore nor replacing ROM.

I always afraid to do that. I did hard-reset once with this new Kaiser but at that time I did not install a lot of applications, so I re-installed one-by-one.

So, what would be the correct "backup -> hard-reset -> restore" cycle?

I was thinking like this:

1. Make backup using SpriteBackup
2. Disconnect from ActiveSync
3. Do hard-reset (or change ROM)
4. Reconnect to ActiveSync
5. Install SpriteBackup again
6. Do restore using SpriteBackup

After this, will the state will be EXACTLY the same before hard-reset?

Or do I need to do something else? Or the above procedure is wrong.

Please if you can correct me, or convince me

Nexus 5 : Android 4.4.1 stock ROM, stock recovery, rooted
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For a start, I would not recommend Sprite Backup for a hardreset on the purpose of changing ROM (i.e. Sprite Backup may mess up your new ROM).

As for other issues, you may have problems with your SD-Card encryption feature (WM6) if you had it enabled.
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Forget the activesync stuff too... not necessary.

Plus if you make a backup that is an executable file (see options in Sprite Backup) then you don't need to re-install it.
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