12-23-2007, 08:27 AM
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I don't think this is the same as a hard reset. I generally think of a hard reset as removing the battery and sim, and then reinstalling them.
You are correct though, you will lose everything...sort of. Depends on what you have installed. Generally, you will have to reinstall all your aftermarket applications. You can recover some of your settings (bookmarks, profiles, etc) by doing a backup right before the wipe, and then the restore right after the OS reinstall. I find that it gives me the opportunity to download all the newest versions of my apps, and clean up my databases, both in outlook and in my 'Berry.
Easiest way to do this is make sure you have the latest OS installed on your system, delete the vendor.xml file, download JL Commander (for the wipe), sync with your PIM, and then backup, then wipe, reinstall the OS, install your apps, restore the selective databases and finally, resync with your PIM.
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