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    Question on Cold Boot w/ Data Wipe

    Here's a noob question: Does a cold boot with data wipe delete all data -- anything or everything that user created/downloaded in the tablet, e.g., all audio files in the Music folder -- or only the app data (e.g., all the audio player app's links to the audio files) -- or both?

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    Well a cold boot doesn't wipe anything. A data wipe will delete everything except the stuff that came with the OS.
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    Cold Boot and Data Wipe are two different things.

    If you do the VOL DOWN and POWER and do not touch anything, this is a COLD BOOT. It will not delete any data, it just clears out some of the combwebs of files (caches) and helps things run smoother.

    If you do the VOL DOWN and POWER, press VOL DOWN and then VOL UP and then confirm the wipe, this will WIPE ALL DATA including apps as well as personal data in the /sdcard/ directory.

    After the wipe, the next boot will be like it was brand new out of the box (but with the latest firmware) and it will go through the setup wizard.
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