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Old 02-26-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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To restore or not to restore after updates?

At each firmware update, I tend to do a full restore of my Kobo, then add all data back and go on my merry way. But I'm starting to think that this might be an entirely redundant course of action. Any feedback? Is this, somehow, a "safe" way of going on or is it 100% unnecessary? Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:15 PM   #2
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From a theoretical point of view, complete wipe and reload is the ideal. Reality is that I would say it doesn't matter much. I get a lot more beta's than there are release updates and they end up piled on each other with no ill effects. I think the updates re-write the whole firmware rather than just change some files which probably helps reducing issues from multiple updates. Every once and a while rebuilding the content database probably doesn't hurt either.
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Something going wonky in the Kobo database is a comon problem, though hardly something you see at *every* update. If you wanted to be completely sure you're in good shape, I would say, no harm in removing the database, (you can simply "Log Out", for the same result.) I can't see any reason to do a factory restore of the system partition. That can only increase wear an tear on the flash memory, which may well be the first thing to fail on the device over time.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:08 PM   #4
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Like robko, I go through a lot of firmware upgrades with the beta firmware. On my Glo, I never do a factory reset unless something goes wrong. The same goes for the database. I haven't recreated the database for a long time. I have done things to corrupt the database, but restored a recent backup of the file with no problems.
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