terms + action - definitions

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  1. arfa

    arfa New Member

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    noob slowly becoming not so newb wanting to clarify a few terms.

    The how-to-do and the implications of doing. Also the when-to-do.

    reboot
    respring
    recovery
    DFU

    I have seen various info scattered through the forum but I didn't take notes at the time. It would help - me and maybe others - to have this in one place.

    thanks
  2. JackT09

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    Reboot= Turn off and on
    Respring= Sort of restars the spring board faster than reboot (Dont know if thats right)
    recovery=?
    DFU=????
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    I found this on recovery mode:
    Is this current?
    Maybe that's the how but what about 'why and when?'
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    why: to restore or upgrade or custom
    when: you need or want to
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    restore what or upgrade what? and when is restoring necessary?
    customise what/when
    so when to restore, why would I want to - as opposed to reboot or DFU?

    I do a IPTF search for 'recovery' and the results page has only two items that mention recovery. I guess this is probably basic stuff - when you know what it is.

    I been looking......
    The "info for newbies" sticky doesn't actually have much info.
    The "trick & tips" first post is good but then fades into 'great, thanks, sweet, i knew that, cool, etc.'
    so, excuse my naive persistence.

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