I've read some other posts where this has caused a certain amount of controversy but no post seemed to actually answer the question..
Using the Wipe data\Factory reset in ClockWorkMod Recovery has started to wipe the ENTIRE device
(excluding the external SD card)
I have flashed dozens of custom ROMs in the past and what normally happens is my external SD card contents remains safe, this still
So back on my Evo 4G whenever I wanted to flash a new rom, I would load it on my SD card. Then boot into custom recovery and wipe cache/Dalvik... Then would wipe ALL data/factory reset. Then I would install my new rom off of my SD card.
With my S3, I cannot access anything on my SD via CWM recovery.
Hi friends I was using stock firmware and recovery. I was wanted to use cm10.1. So when I went to recovery and tried to wipe data my phone took so much time it was not responding. After that I removed battery and tried to start the phone it was not starting only boot screen appearing. Than I again tried to wipe data through cwm recovery and the result was same. What can I do now???
I have done the "wipe data/factory reset" on my samsung galaxy s3. After that, I found that all my files (including photos, videos, and pdf files) in external SD card are not opened by any software. It seems the "wipe data" affect to the files in external SD card. I transferred the files into my computer but still same.
Recently i wanted to a full wipe including internal storage on my nexus 5 and since nexus 5 does not have external storage i found it a bit tricky to flash a rom again...
so,here im going to explain the easiest and simplest way to install a rom via adb sideload on nexus 5 using TWRP after a complete wipe
I am not responsible for bricked devices.
Please do some research if you have any concerns ab