This isn’t about any of that though. We were recently alerted of a nagging little glitch in the Verizon Galaxy Nexus that one user reported to us. One report generally doesn’t warrant a post with out a little digging first on most occasions. Since the source is Krylon360, a well know developer and ROM builder for a lot of devices, we took him at his word.
He recently picked up a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon to do what he does best, mod it and build ROMs for it. He has discovered something that is rather troubling for any ROM users, Root user or even general user. The first of which is during the unlock process. You will end up going through this similar if not same process for unlocking it and getting root –
Unlock boot loader, wipe data, flash cwm, flash su package, rename the stock recovery script, reflash cwm
Once those steps have been accomplished and you reboot the device, something sinister happened. Your internal storage was wiped clean in the process. Odd, but normal. He also discovered that on both stock and rooted versions of the Galaxy Nexus, if you do a factory reset via the settings, your internal storage also gets wiped clean. There is no option or choice to select system information or all storage.
If you have anything valuable on your internal storage, make a back up of your information to your PC first. This will ensure no loss of anything currently on the memory that you may wish to keep. Especially photos, movies or even Titanium Back up files.
Anyone else wish to confirm this for us and everyone else out there?
Thanks for he heads up Krylon360.