[Problem and Request] After factory reset phone gets reset to version but the backup from cannot be installed anymore

asked 2016-10-25 23:32:13 +0200

megalith gravatar image

updated 2016-10-26 15:14:11 +0200

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Problem Statement: After factory reset phone gets reset to version but the backup from cannot be installed anymore

Result: This results in a marathon of installing the OS software updates one by one and then after that I hope that I can install my backup again. That takes several hours of work as its not unattendet.

My Statement: What a mess and now i really again consider leaving the boat ...

  • I have to enter the cryptik and long wireless code by hand as there is no app helping with this. (sure there are other ways, but all of them take time)
  • I have to install serveral updates by hand and the downloading and processing of them takes sometimes more then 30 minutes (per update).

Question: Isn't there a more user friendly way of doing things?

Suggestion: When resetting to factory I would like to be asked which current OS version I would like to reset back to. Often I only would like to have a wipe of the data, the apps and the settings in order to be able to start from scratch.

What a bummer ....

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At least btrfs-balancer is rather quick on a virgin device. :-/

Doing the same ... Even a system image with each release could be sufficient. So we could re-flash it in one shot.

Still I'm happy that reset to factory settings succeeded on my device.

Valentin ( 2016-10-26 00:18:14 +0200 )edit

Why you trying to restore 2.0.4 backup to 1.0.8?.. Why you can't update first and then restore update properly?

coderus ( 2016-10-26 00:45:31 +0200 )edit

a factory reset on an android is faster: it might still be same version that you were running on before the reset ;-)

the reset image is already on your device when you buy it. it is rather hard to update that i guess. a short cut in update would be nice: not to go through all the versions. however this would result in additional test efforts and bug fixing. jolla should use this time for new features. factory reset is in the end not a daily usecase.

pawel ( 2016-10-26 08:22:09 +0200 )edit


Have you read this post carefully? But to answer your questiong; Sure I could, but why bother wasting my time if there are much more easier ways of doing this!? See other oses which could do that at least unattented ;). So yes again what you say is possible but waistes about 2-3 hours of time spend while doing it.

megalith ( 2016-10-26 22:28:10 +0200 )edit