Of course, still a temporary solution, but still you can get more or less time out of a fresh start depending on what you do with it. I've seen computers last for 6 months and some for 8 years, depending on the user.
Re: PlayBook slowing down? Just wipe it
If an app was free and now it's not, then yes the change in price will affect you. So a change in price might too. Anyone ran into this yet?
- 12-11-12, 11:29 AM #54
PlayBook slowing down? Just wipe it
- 12-11-12, 11:32 AM #55
- 12-11-12, 11:35 AM #56
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12-11-12, 12:53 PM #58
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Agreed... Just wipe the book, then it will be brand new again, where all cookies, unnecessary pre-install before was gone.
Dont forget also to wipe the bb handheld... To refresh it too..
Trust me... It will be good to go...
Smooth n snappy....
- 12-11-12, 01:05 PM #59
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- 12-12-12, 08:09 PM #61
Wipe really wipes away all stored data. You can check the "before" and "after" storage capacity.
It's the same as your blackberry device. When you want to sell it, you wipe it. So there's no left over of your personal data inside the device.
except the counter for data/voice usage in the blackberry. it doesn't reset to zero after a wipe
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I was able to get all the Android apps that I decided I couldn't go without back on my Playbook without any issues. Strange that you are having problems.
- 12-28-12, 04:33 PM #69
Well I had a big problem yesterday and wednesday night. My pb won't run the browser or native messages all of a sudden. Besides that when I try restarting it, it gets stuck and loops on the PB slpash screen. So I backed it up and wiped it. It got stuck for 2 hours on the loop but I did another hard restart and it worked. Browser and all. So I restored it and it doesn't work anymore. So it must be an app that isn't letting it work. All I need is my music backed up, and a few documents. I don't mind losing my book marks and so on. Can I just back up my media and docs via DTM? Or is there a way to access it as a hard drive because everytime I try it windows tells me some bs about how I can't. Anyone else have this problem?
- 12-29-12, 01:42 PM #71
So I just wiped my 16GB PB for the very first time. I've been using it for about a year and this is enough time to collect some rubbish (especially after trying and uninstalling apps). I haven't bothered with DM - just copied everything to my PC over WiFi. Took a while to backup and copy back to PB but worked fine. Application data was lost obviously but I didn't really have anything important there. There were no issues with discounted apps but I haven't tried apps mentioned in this thread. And speaking of apps, I took screenshots of home screen and installed apps list from App World to know what was there and where it was. In terms of default wallpapers, there was another thread mentioned here with default wallpaper downloads. Keep in mind, as it says in that thread, these are just screenshots in 1024x600 resolution so they will not look like the original ones.
I can see some performance improvement but the main reason I did the wipe was to check if I could gain some disk space. After restoring everything as it was (apps+data) it looks like I have saved some 500+ MB. Not bad. I am not a fan of wiping or reinstalling OS frequently - my PC's run well for years. A matter of good housekeeping ;-) In this case it looks however that after using PB for a year and installing/uninstalling many apps it is worth doing it.
- 12-29-12, 02:34 PM #72
Nice post. I am quite reluctant since the restoration of the 64gig is really a major time commitment. Most of the stuff already exists on my pc but still, getting it back on the pb is a TASK. All of those apps, wifi static addressing settings, tons of music and pictures and videos. And as I recall from when I did this to my 32gig when I was sorting out discharge values, the copying back was not as simple as drag/drop. For some reason, not all of my music when back and some videos did not work when restored initially but then INDIVIDUAL restorations of such items did work - it was if the files were not fully put back on the pb although they showed the full file sizes. That happened with about 1/2 dozen videos. With the mp3, I found only partial restoration of items in my folders - some tracks were not copied back. Sorting that out took quite a bit of manual searching/comparing and recopying.
- 12-29-12, 03:46 PM #73
Just in case anyone asked - I have never sideloaded any apps. Also I had no videos or music stored on my PB. Just books, books, books and photos. Approx 4,5 GB of them. Before wiping, I've copied whole "media" folder to my PC and then copied back to PB folder by folder. In order to avoid any complications, I have launched all apps that create their own folders (e.g. scrapbook, dosbox) before copying related files. Then I copied files to the folders created. So far everything works fine...
- 12-29-12, 03:52 PM #74
My PB is new and I don't intend to wipe it any time soon but just so I know, how are you guys wiping it..? I'm on a Mac. Is it just a case of connecting it, treating it like a hard drive and deleting the root folders?
- 12-29-12, 04:32 PM #75
You go to Options on your PB ->Security -> Security Wipe. Make sure you backed up everything you need BEFORE wiping and keep your PB connected to a charger and network as it will go through initial setup and download OS updates.
By the way I am wondering if it overwrites all data so it can't be undeleted. That's what I would consider a "Security Wipe"...
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