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Default [Q] Doing a factory reset to a rooted Xperia L

I have an Xperia L phone which I rooted a few months back. I haven't unlocked the bootloader AFAIR. Just rooted it.

Now I have been getting weird memory space issues. I already tried the album galleries fix, the SD-Maid, rooted and deleted junk files but it still doesn't let me install apps. So I'm planning to do a factory reset.

1) Does anyone know what exactly happens in a factory reset in XPeria L? Does it have a built-in image that gets restored? Or does it only wipe the data and cache completely?

2) Any idea whether root will still be maintained or not?

3) Is there anything that I should watch out for?
 
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I have an Xperia L phone which I rooted a few months back. I haven't unlocked the bootloader AFAIR. Just rooted it.

Now I have been getting weird memory space issues. I already tried the album galleries fix, the SD-Maid, rooted and deleted junk files but it still doesn't let me install apps. So I'm planning to do a factory reset.

1) Does anyone know what exactly happens in a factory reset in XPeria L? Does it have a built-in image that gets restored? Or does it only wipe the data and cache completely?

2) Any idea whether root will still be maintained or not?

3) Is there anything that I should watch out for?
As far as I know, it wipes your data completely. And doesn't restore any factory image. And therefore you shouldn't lose root.
However, I can't guarantee it. There's nothing you should watch for and you can always root your device.


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I have an Xperia L phone which I rooted a few months back. I haven't unlocked the bootloader AFAIR. Just rooted it.

Now I have been getting weird memory space issues. I already tried the album galleries fix, the SD-Maid, rooted and deleted junk files but it still doesn't let me install apps. So I'm planning to do a factory reset.

1) Does anyone know what exactly happens in a factory reset in XPeria L? Does it have a built-in image that gets restored? Or does it only wipe the data and cache completely?

2) Any idea whether root will still be maintained or not?

3) Is there anything that I should watch out for?
after factory reset everything will be reset to factory image..
you will loose root access for sure.
 
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SU binary and the Superuser apk are installed on the system partition and thus not touchable by the factory reset.

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SU binary and the Superuser apk are installed on the system partition and thus not touchable by the factory reset.

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Which means that...the root access should still be there?
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