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Old 12-19-2011, 05:07 AM   #1
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What happens when you do a factory reset?

How much information do you lose? For example, reading life awards and stats? Books stored on your memory card? I assume - though I may be wrong - that books on a memory card would be unaffected and all reading life info which as been synched would be restored? Any info gratefully received!
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I assume the same, although I would play safe and remove the SD card before the reset.
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Thanks Conor. Seems a sensible precaution. Any idea about reading life info?
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I've recently told that Kobo uses the books currently on your device as the size of your library, but that any book you finish (meaning <90% read ) is reflected in "Reading Life" in your books read total regardless of whether or not they are currently on your device.
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I've recently told that Kobo uses the books currently on your device as the size of your library, but that any book you finish (meaning <90% read ) is reflected in "Reading Life" in your books read total regardless of whether or not they are currently on your device.
Thanks Taming. Useful to know. But what I meant was - is reading life data which has been synchronised restored after a factory reset (when you enter your account details)?
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Yes. Everything magically reappears in Reading Life after a factory reset. It also magically appears on any new device or Kobo app you start using.
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It does indeed. Thank you!
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:40 AM   #8
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I've done several factory resets (unfortunately) and have lost progress towards percentage based awards such as Juggernaut. Then again, I didn't sideload the books I had completed back on, that's probably why. I also saw that the 'percentage of your library read' was completely reset.

The Reading Life awards that I completed, and sync'd prior to the resets were retained.
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I've done several factory resets (unfortunately) and have lost progress towards percentage based awards such as Juggernaut. Then again, I didn't sideload the books I had completed back on, that's probably why. I also saw that the 'percentage of your library read' was completely reset.

The Reading Life awards that I completed, and sync'd prior to the resets were retained.
Yes, I guess it stands to reason, I guess, that only synched reading life would be retained following a factory reset. Fortunately I have already completed most of the percentage-based trophies
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Yeah I lost 65% of juggernaut last time I did a FR, I was at 96% . Hours read are totally reset.
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Yeah I lost 65% of juggernaut last time I did a FR, I was at 96% . Hours read are totally reset.
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I did (count 'em) three factory resets yesterday due to a misbehaving sync on a beta build. I did NOT lose total hours read or Books finished.
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What it that happens when I hold the power button too long and have to reregister? I did this once on my daughter-in-law's device and now once on mine. Is this a reset?
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Generally you have to hold the power button AND the home button at the same time (after having held the power button down for 15 seconds and then dong the dual press) for it to invoke a reset. Odd.
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Generally you have to hold the power button AND the home button at the same time (after having held the power button down for 15 seconds and then dong the dual press) for it to invoke a reset. Odd.
So, this was a reset? Well, I didn't touch the home button and the power button at the same time but strange things happen to computers and devices when they fall into my clutches!

Interestingly, I ended up with the latest update right after this happened.
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