Support Should I Factory data Reset?

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http://androidforums.com – I finally updated to 4.0.4 and it is still buggy just as 4.0.3 was for me but i never did a factory reset. Im scared to lose any information and all my apps. I have about 182 apps on my phone and i heard that they all will be deleted. I was wondering how to avoid losing my information. I have samsung kies and backed up my files but how will I get my apps back? Should I write down every app i have and then do the reset? Can someone tell me what exactly will get wiped clean and what i should do to prevent losing any data. I know I should backup with Kies, BUT everytime i try KIES crashes (Ki (General)